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Dear Samplemodeling Friends,
we are very happy to announce that a new version of Samplemodeling Solo, Chamber & Ensemble Strings, created by Giorgio Tommasini & Peter Siedlaczek, is now available as a new product or as a free update for previous customers. This 2.0.1 major update brings several enhancements that we believe you will enjoy.

For a detailed description, please visit the Strings product page.

To download this version, just follow the steps described below.

For new customers:

To purchase, please click on the BUY link of the product page.

The retail price is 299 EUR (+ VAT if applicable).

In addition, all Samplemodeling customers are entitled to a time-limited 10% discount. Please note that this offer expires on March 31st, 2022.

To obtain the discount code:

Please send an email with the subject "Strings discount" to: strings-discount@samplemodeling.com
supplying the name and one serial number or license key of any product you purchased from Samplemodeling.
In return, you will get a personal, non transferable code number. It will allow you to purchase the Solo & Ensemble Strings for 269,- EUR instead of 299,- (+ VAT if applicable).

For owners of previous versions of the Strings:

The download of the Strings Update is a "dummy purchase" of the product file for 0 EUR. To accomplish that, please follow this link.

Or click on the button UPDATE in the Strings product page.


What's new in Samplemodeling Solo, Chamber & Ensemble Strings v. 2.0.1?

  • This version employs a different approach to the instrument body impulse response, more adherent to the acoustics of real instruments. The result is a much more defined sound, with sharper attacks and transients.
  • >The effect of note-on velocity is manifold. Generally speaking, it controls the intensity and the steepness of attacks. On overlapped notes, it controls the speed of legato/portamento.
  • In the range 1 -> 100, velocity mimics the acceleration of the bow, creating a kind of crescendo pattern, starting from a lower initial dynamics and progressively rising to the target dynamics dictated by CC11. The steepness and extent of this crescendo are linked to the velocity. As far as velocity approaches 100, the original attacks will be played.
  • If above 100, note-on velocity activates an additional attack, whose type and intensity depend on the settings of CC38. (See below).
  • Spiccato (off-the-string) and marcato (on-the-string) attacks can be added, and are under player’s control. For this purpose, the function of CC38 has been revised. If CC38 is around 64, the original sustain samples are played. For velocities above 100 either Spiccato or Marcato are added, depending on CC38 settings. Higher CC38 values (>64) introduce progressively more intense Spiccato, while lower values (<64) introduce more intense Marcato attacks. The length of the spiccato release can be controlled by CC27, the duration of the marcato attack - by CC26.
  • Legato/portamento/detaché and bow changes have been optimized. Portamento is now more easily engaged at velocities around 30 instead of 12, difficult to play on some keyboards.
  • Chamber Ensembles have been added. They simulate a small group of players starting from four solo instruments up to small sections. Chamber Ensembles differ from large Ensembles in many respects, the most important being the ability to play a very expressive, nearly synchronous vibrato. In our large Ensembles instead, expressive vibrato is both under control of CC1 and CC99, which act to recreate the richer sound of asynchronous vibrato. They can be used as a standalone multi (for chamber music) or in combination with the corresponding large Ensemble (for symphonic music): this combination has a richer sound, and adding the more soloistic vibrato of the Chambers to the Ensembles yields a much greater expressiveness.
  • Further smaller optimizations and bug fixes.

All the best,
Giorgio & Peter.

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