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String Machines 2 – Warm Vintage Sounds by UVI Review

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String Machines 2 – Warm Vintage Sounds by UVI Review

String Machines 2 is an organic, warm sounding library which comes with that cheap factor as those analog string machines tried and by today’s standard also failed to produce realistic string sounds.

For real sounding string instruments you would reach out to another library, you want this library for the well known and nowadays charming sound. UVI did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

You download the library from your UVI user area and launch the library UVI’s Workstation or Falcon also by UVI. The library was built on a basis of 46,000 samples. Required  are the free UVI Workstation 3+ or (paid) Falcon 1.5+ – You need 17GB of disk space

Sound

String Machines 2 includes a large collection of  60 string synthesizers. UVI collected, recovered and sampled all those different vintage synths producing String Machines 2.

String Machines 2  you can produce marvelous keys, pads, brass, bass, voices, piano sounds and more with the warm analog timbres of vintage string synths. As there are well above 45,000 samples used to build this library you can combine the sounds of multiple synth machines together to produce hybrid vibes.

Overall these machines have been sampled: Omni 2 • Quadra • CRUMAR T3 • Multiman • Performer • Stringman • EKO Stradivarius • ELECTRONICA EM-25 • ELECTRONICA EM-26 • Rhapsody 490 • Rhapsody 610 • Twin 61 • EMINENT 310 • EMINENT K150 • Morpheus • EXCELSIOR Strings Synthesizer K4 • FARFISA Polychrome • Soundmaker • FARFISA String Orchestra • FARFISA Syntorchestra • FORMANTA EMS-01 • FREEMAN String Symphonizer • Godwin Symphony 249 • HOHNER String Performer •  HOHNER-LOGAN String Melody • HOHNER-LOGAN String Melody II • JEN SM2007 • Junost-21 • Delta • EPS-1 • Lambda • Poly Ensemble 1000 • Poly Ensemble 2000 • Symphony O3 • Trident Mk1 • LOGAN Big Band • LOGAN Piano String Synthesizer • LOGAN Vocalist • Opus 3 • Matrix-12 • PAiA Strings • Russian Opus • RS-09 • RS-101 • RS-202 • RS-505 • VP330 Mk1 • VP330 Mk2 • SCI Prelude • SIEL Cruise • SIEL Orchestra • SOLINA • SOLTON Programmer 24 • TEISCO SX400 • German Box • CE20 • CE25 • SK15 • SK20 • SK30 • SK50D • SS30

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MACHINES

6 years ago UVI released String Machines, which captured 11
of the most iconic of these synths. Compared to the older version UVI added:

  • Updated voice architecture including new modulations
  • Master effect section with EQ, Drive, Thorus, Phasor, Delay, Sparkverb and authentic Ensemble
  • Faster load times- Sleek unified interface design
  • 355 new hand-crafted patches
  • * 51 new synths

User interface & Usability

The UI’s designed by UVI is easy and straightforward to use. This library is no exception from the high-quality recent UVI sound collection meet.

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String Machines 2 – Warm Vintage Sounds by UVI UI

You can start with any of the included 355 presets designed to get you started. From there with experimentation or mixing different sounds you can create great sounding new vibes.

String Machines 2 is designed with two discrete layers merging 842 included synthesizer sounds.

String Machines 2 Warm Vintage Sounds by UVI Review

Rating:  Four out of five stars

String Machines 2  recreates the warm sound and vibe of vintage analog string synthesizer instruments. It has a pleasant mild pure sound recollective of hardware instruments. As you can use it as a dual layer and mix sounds and sound sources from any of the included instruments you can easily create unheard sounds. Truly, this is a really incredible library. 

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The Only Sample Library Comparison Video You Need?

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Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need?

Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need? Let’s find out, and talk about when it makes sense comparing sample libraries … and when it doesn’t! 🙂

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UVI update Drum Replacer to v1.1 – Adding MIDI features & Ducking

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Drum Replacer v1.1

UVI update Drum Replacer to v1.1, adding MIDI Recording, MIDI Output, Ducking, and numerous feature and UI enhancements, a free update for existing users.​

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Drum Replacer is a realtime, program-adaptive, drum replacement utility giving users feature-rich component separation and triggering with exceptional ease-of-use. Utilizing machine learning-based analysis with realtime separation, Drum Replacer helps you easily remove bleed from drum recordings, replace drums in a mix with your favorite samples or VSTi, add precisely timed sub-bass, layer existing drum sounds, and much more.

Integrating community feedback and feature requests, Drum Replacer now has MIDI recording functionality handily available in the toolbar, simply click to record and when you’re done you can drag-and-drop the MIDI file to your DAW or desktop, as well, MIDI output has been added, allowing to record the trigger output of Drum Replacer directly.

Ducking has been added, positioned adjacent to the dry output fader, allowing you to duck the dry signal on triggers. Attack, release and gain controls are available, along with real-time visual metering of the gain attenuation, allowing you to quickly customize the ducking response to taste. In addition, a number of enhancements have been made throughout, including selective plugin scanning and a more forgiving timeout, tighter trigger timing in some DAWs, dry signal freeze in wave view, and a number of UI improvements.

Pricing and Availability

Drum Replacer 1.1 is a free update, available now on uvi.net or through UVI Portal.

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UVI Release LoFi Dreams, A New Falcon Expansion

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Lo-Fi Dreams delivers a soulful and introspective collection of lo-fi drums, smooth acoustic pianos, vibey keys, guitars, bass, pads, textures, loops and more. Making use of Falcon’s sophisticated oscillators, powerful effects engine, and a professionally crafted sample library, the sounds of Lo-Fi Dreams provide a wide range of expressive instruments and textures with character, perfect for lo-fi, hip-hop, chillhop, and downtempo music production.

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All sounds in Lo-Fi Dreams are completely editable, making them equally useful as starting points or destinations. Pre-mapped macros provide clear modulation options and easy automation control tailored specifically to each patch. Sounds can be quickly layered, tweaked and animated providing endless creative potential.

Lo-Fi Dreams leverages the advanced synthesis capabilities and software architecture of Falcon, with 16 oscillators, over 90 effects and a fast and intuitive interface that easily handles both basic tasks and deep instrument design. All presets have been programmed with macros which provide the user with easy access to the key parameters of each patch. These may be controlled via MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting, allowing for easy customization and expressive performance capabilities. Lo-Fi Dreams requires UVI Falcon.

Inspired by the sounds of early ’00s lo-fi chill and hip-hop, LoFi Dreams offers a wide range of expressive instruments delivering both classic and modern aesthetics. Paired with the extensive sound-shaping capabilities of Falcon, musical inspiration awaits for producers and musicians of any background.Each of the instruments in LoFi Dreams is designed to be expressive and playable, providing helpful controls and macros allowing you to sculpt your sound and create dynamic, expressive performances. As with all Falcon expansions, you have the ability to dig beneath the surface into each sounds patch structure, to manipulate and reshape it in any way you see fit.

MADE FOR FALCON

The Lo-Fi Dreams expansion leverages the advanced synthesis capabilities and software architecture of Falcon, which sports 16 oscillators, over 90 effects and a fast and intuitive interface that adeptly handles both basic tasks and deep instrument design. All presets have been programmed with macros which provide the user with easy access to the key parameters of each patch. These may be controlled via MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting, allowing for easy customization and expressive performance capabilities.

Pricing and Availability

Lo-Fi Dreams is available now.

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