The Stringer concept
The main idea of the Stringer was to make available the best sounds of these three string
machines in an easy to use plugin - with the option to layer or split two sounds of choice
for rich textures. The chosen presets furthermore should be really 1:1 to the original, so
every key (49 in the logan and the omni) was sampled using hiend converters in 24bit depth,
with exeption of the Welson (61 keys), where every second (brass) and four keys per octave
(strings) were sampled because the sound does not alter that much from key to key as it is
the case in e.g. the logan.
The leght of one sample is about 4 seconds to capture the typical movement in the tonal structure
over the axe of time.
The Stringer has got two sound engines - an upper (A) and a lower (B) one - both of them
provide all six presets and can be layered or splitted to two keyboard zones, which can partly
overlap if wished. This allows you to e.g. play an organ chord with the left hand and some
solina strings with the right hand. In old days, keyboards were stacket to towers fur such purpose.
Besides individual attack and decay knobs there detuning and panning options to get rich and broad
layering sounds. Furthermore, the two engines can be sent to two individual stereo outs - for
The chosen presets
The presets chosen are the ones we anyway have used most of the time in the hardware units.
The great thing about the chosen sounds is that they have each a quite different tonal charachter
what is a good thing for layering. The logan sounds are fat and
middy, the omni ones bright, shining
and silvery and the welson ones warm, flat and well balanced.
The Logan presets:
Sampled: O (Triple Chorus Strings) and ORGAN
The Omni presets:
Sampled: Violin with and without chorus (without: SYN)
The Welson presets:
Sampled: Brass (Horn&Trumpet) and Violin