> DSK :
Strings
Win32    VST
 
VST rate
3.9 / 5
(98 votes)


Strings - Strings
Strings.
  • 2 layers, 22 waveforms.
  • Octave select and micro-detuner.
  • Effects (Delay, flanger).
  • Assignable Automation Capability.



(31.04 Mb)
  V 1.0


 

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Jul 09 2016
  Pieter
VST
  ?  / 5
I run into several problems using the DSK strings plugin in LMMS: - When exporting a song with the violin from DSK strings loaded in a VeSTige instrument, the pitch of the instrument is completely off. The pitch seems to be at least two octaves too high and sounds totally false. It happens both with WAV and OGG export. When playing the song within LMMS it sounds fine and LMMS shows a CPU usage between 10% and 25% when playing the instrument. - LMMS sometimes crashes when the plugin is saved as a preset and then clicking the preset in the presets window which should play a single note. - The volume of the plugin instrument is sometimes about two times lower, a workaround for me is to close the project and re-open it.
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Jan 13 2015
  Ableton User
VST
  ?  / 5
This plugin crashes Ableton Live 9!
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Jan 11 2015
  Noah
VST
  3  / 5
It is a fantastic VST, yet the crashes are extremely frustrating. I hope this will be fixed soon. It happens with the DSK Brass VST as well.
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Dec 22 2014
  Mayrtyx
VST
  5  / 5
This is a good orchestra vst. But it always crashes FL Studio whenever I want to export. And when it does export, it has no sound! Can you please fix this?
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Nov 17 2014
  bams
VST
  ?  / 5
I am happy to find this vst. It's really awesome especially on the full strings. But when the entire notes played, it's crashed all the times and the size is too big for a 4 bars notes. It takes 500 MB.
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Nov 06 2014
  lasantha - srilanka
VST
  ?  / 5
This is a great vst pluging. I finished lot of church music with it. Thanks for DSK...
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May 05 2014
  Tim
VST
  1  / 5
These string instruments are very synthetic sounding and basically sound like an organ. I would not recommend this plug-in unless you are looking for something that does not sound like string instruments.
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Sept 11 2013
  Anonymous
VST
  4  / 5
Fantastic out of all the free strings plugins I've tried, this is really great. Although as another anonymous poster mentioned, it seems to cause a lot of clipping regardless of which software it's hosted in. Great selection of sounds, and I feel any post effects are best done through your mixer as opposed to using the built in delay and flanger as they seem to muddy things up more than compliment the sound. Overall it's great but as suggested you may be better to export clips into your DAW as opposed to running it straight through, because you will most likely experience clipping regardless of how well tuned your audio settings are and how powerful of a system you're working with. Great job to DSK, I doubt you'll find a better free strings plugin out there.
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Jun 06 2013
  Anonymous
VST
  ?  / 5
Most of the DSK causes clipping in most DAW, despite how powerful your cpu is, I use various limiters and compressors to over come this, I have mixed result from in track midi recording, so I use a stand alone VST host to record the tracks, then export into my DAW, in the DAW, I have no more clipping issues, I can then quantize and match the 'wav' file to the rest of the tracks BPM or tempo and key. This way, makes your music sound so much more Live, human feel, not all technical and automated sounding.
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Apr 18 2013
  phatkatz4
VST
  ?  / 5
Love this string plug in, I seem to have no problem with it in lmms, great sound.
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Feb 10 2013
  Fraxinus
VST
  0  / 5
At first it sounded pretty good, but then i lost an entire project due to its constant & relentless crashing in Ableton Live (even when i try to remove the VST from the project). DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE USING ABLETON
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Feb 21 2012
  Ezra Fike
VST
  ?  / 5
There are some fairly good sounds in here that I really like, although I had to adjust some of the ADSR settings so that there wasn't so much flanger in the mix. I also have to hold down the sustain pedal while I am playing, or else I get an ugly clicking cut-off sound. Nice stuff, though! Get my music at www.ezrafike.bandcamp.com
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Oct 17 2011
  R-SiN
VST
  5  / 5
Very good, lots of possibilities, nice sound, making a beat using mostly this.
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Jul 14 2011
  KevRAW
VST
  5  / 5
When using the presets in my scores, I found that there are better VSTs for strings. Fortunatly I gave DSK Strings a chance and cut the FX of the presets to hear the raw sounds. I was positively surprised. Best free Strings ever, but FX / presets make it sound crappy. Seems to be the weak point of DSK: Good presets ;) But in the end, the raw sounds are brilliant. Well done guys!
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Aug 03 2010
  Trance-Canada
VST
  ?  / 5
Very nice, I like the sound it has; However, the volume on it is pretty low and I have to crank up my channel mixer just to get a decent volume but other then that I love the quality sound it has, good job
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Jun 24 2010
  BoredMuso
VST
  4  / 5
Additional comment: When you consider how much money software-instrument suites cost, I think DSK Instruments are doing a brilliant job. The only downsides, for me, are that they are pretty unstable (in Ableton Live), frequently causing it to crash - and they don't support multiple-instances. But I use them too much to stop using them, or untill I get around to buying a couple of VSTi-suites.
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May 25 2010
  Amazing
VST
  5  / 5
Great! This is the best string plugin ever. 5 stars!
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Feb 26 2010
  Boredmuso
VST
  5  / 5
Short of actually buying an expensive,orchestral D.A.W.,DSK are providing the best there is. Used in conjunction with DSK Virtuoso,this is unbeatable. Won't support multiple instances,though(using it more than once in a live set). I've tried it,and Ableton - and Windows - crashed and had to be rebooted.Still deserves 5/5 for being such a polished product,though.
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Nov 23 2009
  Aves
VST
  2  / 5
Does not work with Ableton Live unfortunately :(
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Jul 31 2009
  Wow
VST
  3  / 5
Realy easy to use, amazing sound, and cool. I've got only one complain which prevents the VST from being perfect: the CPU consume. It realy takes a lot of CPU, which sucks...
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Jul 07 2009
  mwstakyle
VST
  5  / 5
Another awesome DSK vst.... Strongly recommend DSK keyz, it's the only piano vst I use now :)
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