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Logan String Melody II     

ARP Omni 2                      

Welson Symphony           
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.

Two engines

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 individual treatment.

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          go back