String Studio VS-1
String Studio VS-1 String Modeling Synthesizer String Studio VS-1
A new breed of synthesizer. With its picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers and soundboards, String Studio is the perfect blend of advanced modeling and regular synth-control features.
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Sonic white-water rafting

“Being able to create the kind of unique sounds String Studio produces will more then justify the bucks to people who like the sonic equivalent of white-water rafting.”
Craig Anderton, Keyboard

The string is the thing

String Studio VS-1 is a string modeling synthesizer plug-in that swaps the traditional oscillator, filter, and envelope pattern for real-life string instrument components. String Studio's pick, bow, hammer, finger, fret, damper, and soundboard let you control the materials, natural decay, grain, warmth, buzzes, harmonics, resonance, friction, tension, and component interaction that make up the sound of guitars, basses, clavinets, clavichords, pianos, and ethnic instruments. And that, with the same scope and versatily that you've come to expect from a full-featured traditional synthesizer.

Familiar faces

In addition to the string instrument related components, String Studio VS-1 also features an LFO and envelope modulated multi-mode filter, distortion, EQ, arpeggiator, and effects for further sonic capabilities. String Studio's extensive library includes lots of real-life string intruments oriented sounds but also features classic bass, lead, pad, poly synth, and arpeggio sounds.

Where soundscapes become instruments

Sound designers are in for a treat. String Studio VS-1 packs pads that blend the characteristic attack and decay with the organic and natural movement of acoustic instruments; growling, twisting, and evolving ambiences that carry a mixed bag of emotions that will move any film score; and playable sound effects that react to each note and velocity to produce an infinite realm of possibilities.

Traveling without moving

We're usually quick to recognize foreign instrument by their distinctive attacks, strange resonances, and unusual behaviors. String Studio has loads of these rare and unheard ethnic instruments—a wonderful journey through time and space, and surely a touch of exoticism to your productions.

Neat features

  • Standalone operation for quick jams and experimentations
  • Real-time control over any parameters via your MIDI controller knobs, faders and switches
  • MIDI clock, tap and host tempo synchronization for effects and modulations
  • Relaxed editing with unlimited undo/redo capability
  • Integrated audio recorder to capture performance when inspiration strikes

The benefits of physical modeling

  • Sound manipulation at the source core
  • Presets load in a flash
  • Super smooth dynamics—no velocity layers!
  • Small memory footprint
  • Installs in less than a minute

Latest additions

Audio demos

Panel A with the clock, effects, recorder, keyboard, vibrato, portamento, and arpeggiator.



Check out the Specifications page for all the details.