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Augmented STRINGS Intro: New Cinematic Instrument

Arturia Is Stepping Into New Territory!

Introducing Arturia’s New Instrument, Augmented STRINGS Intro! The free offer ends through the month of April 30th. Grab It Here!

Augmented STRINGS Intro Cinematic Instrument

What’s Augmented STRINGS Intro


Augmented STRINGS Intro
is a Hybrid of synthesis and sampled sounds delivering authentic-sounding strings with a lot of flexibility for those who like tweaking sounds. The instrument opens the doors for Cinematic Badassery.

When Arturia made the announcement on Instagram it seemed as if they were announcing not only a new badass plugin but a chapter to what’s to come in the future.

Strings Samples

22 world-class musicians teamed up and performed as ensembles and soloists delivering over 60 articulations across various string instruments including the violin, cello, violin, and the double bass.

The stringed instruments were recorded with high-end recording chains from the microphones to the preamps in various positions ensuring that proper sound resonances and nuances were captured in detail.

Synthesis Aspect

The synthesis side of the plugin includes four synth engines

  • Virtual Analog: Analog what more can you say
  • Granular: Glitch and stretch like sounds
  • Wavetable: For more harsh abrasive digital sounds
  • Harmonic: Based on additive synthesis

inspired by the architecture and minds behind V Collection and Pigments. At the time of this writing, there are 50 presets, each preset being a combination of string samples and the 4 synth engines.

Instagram Announcement By Arturia

Arturia is known for making amazing vintage software instrument emulations and groundbreaking synths like Pigments and their new FX plugin, Efx Fragments. They’re also known for creating excellent mixing plugins as well as hardware synthesizers.

So…Needless to say, seeing an instrument like this from Arturia was kind of unexpected, but I’m glad they’re moving in this direction!

The interface is very clean and easy to look at and kind of reminds me of Native Instruments Vibes as well as the LABS Series from Spitfire Audio Labs.

Navigation is easy and it’s simple to use, the controls are pretty self-explanatory.

Main Instrument Feature

  • Color
  • Delay
  • Time
  • Motion
  • FX A & B
  • Motion
  • Reverb

What attracts me instantly is how simple it is to turn something simple such as a string into something huge, lush, and unique with just a few clicks and turns.

See Augmented STRINGS Intro In Action!

In-depth Walkthrough

Platform specifications

Windows: Win 8.1+ (64bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 4 cores CPU, 3.6 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo-boost).
3GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
Apple: 10.13+: 4 GB RAM; 4 cores CPU, 3.6 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU.
3GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Visit Arturia’s site here for more information on Augmented STRINGS Intro

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