Berlin Strings - Notes

Berlin Strings is our flagship string library featuring the talents of Berlin's best string players to provide you with an unparalleled assortment of sampled string articulations for your compositions.

The string section is unmatched in its expressiveness and versatility. To make intricate arrangements possible with all the sonic possibilities of the instruments, we went to great lengths to our knowledge unparalleled in orchestral sampling so far. Berlin Strings sports a huge array of short articulations with sometimes more than 20 RRs, deep-sampled legato with an innovative script adjusting to your playing and of course a large complement of pre-recorded runs. All runs are compatible with Berlin Woodwinds, so you can play woodwind/string runs in perfect sync. We also again included Playable Runs patches which allow you to play custom runs.

Whole Ensemble

The Whole Ensemble provides essential String articulations mapped across the whole range. All instrument break points are carefully mixed to avoid harsh breaks, which makes these patches ideal for quick sketching.
01. Whole Ensemble Sustains Imm R: C0-D6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | +
02. Whole Ensemble Sustains Soft R: C0-D6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | +
03. Whole Ensemble Spiccato R: C0-D6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 7 | +
04. Whole Ensemble Pizzicato R: C0-D6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | +
Whole Ensemble Multi -

Violins I

The eight Violins I are the heart of Berlin Strings and contain a host of 37 articulations, including several "Blurred" articulations, which add a lot of realism by allowing you to add detuned (= more human) samples to your mockups. Layer these sparingly with the regular articulations. Also included are Repetition patches, several Trill types and lots of other articulations. In addtion to the Adaptive Legato present in all section, Violins I also have a special Fingered Legato as well as the Ostinato Arp Legato with RR transitions.
01. Violins I Legato R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | T: 1st-8th (Slurred, Agile, Runs) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise,Concertmaster
02. Violins I Legato Fingered R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | T: 1st-8th (Fingered, Agile, Runs) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise, Concertmaster
03. Violins I Legato Ostinato Arp R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (p, f) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Concertmaster
04. Violins I Sustains Imm R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
05. Violins I Sustains Acc R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (mf, ff) | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
06. Violins I Sustains Soft R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (ppp, p, mf, ff) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
07. Violins I Sustains Blurred R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
08. Violins I Espressivo Short R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (p, ff) | M: Concertmaster | +
09. Violins I Espressivo Long R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (p, ff) | M: Concertmaster | +
10. Violins I Tremolo R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (ppp, pp, mf, ff) | M: Concertmaster | +
11. Violins I Tremolo Acc R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (ppp, mf, ff) | M: Concertmaster | +
12. Violins I Trems Sfz R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 2 | M: Concertmaster | +
13. Violins I Trems Hook R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (mf, f) | RR: 4 | M: Concertmaster | +
14. Violins I Spiccato Exposed R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (pp, mp, mf, ff) | RR: 6 | M: Concertmaster | +
15. Violins I Spiccato R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | RR: 24 | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
16. Violins I Spiccatissimo R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 4 | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
17. Violins I Spiccato Blurred R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (p, mf, f, ff) | RR: 3 | M: Concertmaster | +
18. Violins I Staccato R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (p, mf, f, ff) | RR: 7 | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
19. Violins I Staccato Bold FFF R: G2-F6 | RR: 3 | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
20. Violins I Staccato Blurred R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | M: Noise, Concertmaster | +
21. Violins I Portato Short R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | RR: 4 | M: Concertmaster | +
22. Violins I Portato Long R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | RR: 4 | M: Concertmaster | +
23. Violins I Portato Blurred R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (p, ff) | RR: 3 | M: Concertmaster | +
24. Violins I Repetitions 16th R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | M: Concertmaster | TM
25. Violins I Repetitions Triplets R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | M: Concertmaster | TM
26. Violins I Martele FFF R: G2-F6 | RR: 3 | M: Concertmaster | +
27. Violins I Pizzicato R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | M: Concertmaster | +
28. Violins I Pizzicato Tremolo R: G2-F6 | M: Concertmaster | +
29. Violins I Pizzicato Perc R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | RR: 6 | M: Concertmaster | +
30. Violins I Doubles R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 3 | M: Concertmaster | +
31. Violins I Triples R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 3 | M: Concertmaster | +
32. Violins I TO Trills HT-WT R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (ppp, mf, ff) | M: Concertmaster| +
33. Violins I TO Trills Acc R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, ff) | M: Concertmaster | +
34. Violins I TO Trills Sfz R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 2 | M: Concertmaster | +
35. Violins I Trills Hook +1 R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (mf, ff) | RR: 4 | M: Concertmaster | +
36. Violins I Trills Hook +2 R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (mf, ff) | RR: 4 | M: Concertmaster | +
37. Violins I Playable Glissandi R: G2-E5 | L: 2 (p, f) | M: Concertmaster
Violins I Dynamics Various Dynamics articulations
Violins I Longs -
Violins I Octave Scale Runs Down TM
Violins I Octave Scale Runs Up TM
Violins I Shorts -

Violins II

Six Violins II continue the theme of providing often-used and also more rare articulations with a focus on deep sampling. 
01. Violins II Legato R: G2-D6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | T: 1st-8th (Slurred, Agile, Runs) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise
02. Violins II Sustains Imm R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise | +
03. Violins II Sustains Acc R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (mf, ff) | M: Noise | +
04. Violins II Sustains Soft R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (pp, mf, f) | V: Romantic, Strong | M: Noise | +
05. Violins II Espressivo Short R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | +
06. Violins II Espressivo Long R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (mf, ff) | +
07. Violins II Tremolo R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (pp, p, f, ff) | +
08. Violins II Tremolo Acc R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (p, ff) | +
09. Violins II Trems Sfz R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 2 | +
10. Violins II Trems Hook R: G2-F6 | RR: 4 | +
11. Violins II Spiccato Exposed R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (pp, p, mf, ff) | RR: 6 | +
12. Violins II Spiccato R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 19 | M: Noise | +
13. Violins II Staccato R: G2-F6 | L: 4 (p, mf, f, ff) | RR: 7 | M: Noise | +
14. Violins II Staccato Bold FFF R: G2-F6 | RR: 3 | M: Noise | +
15. Violins II Staccato Blurred R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | M: Noise | +
16. Violins II Portato Short R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 4 | +
17. Violins II Portato Long R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 4 | +
18. Violins II Repetitions 16th R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | TM
19. Violins II Repetitions Triplets R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | TM
20. Violins II Martele FFF R: G2-F6 | +
21. Violins II Pizzicato R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | +
22. Violins II Doubles R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 3 | +
23. Violins II Triples R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 3 | +
24. Violins II TO Trills HT-WT R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | +
25. Violins II TO Trills Acc R: G2-F6 | L: 2 (p, f) | +
26. Violins II TO Trills Sfz R: G2-F6 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | +
27. Violins II Trills Hook +1 R: G2-F6 | RR: 4 | +
28. Violins II Trills Hook +2 R: G2-F6 | RR: 4 | +
Violins II Dynamics Various Dynamics articulations
Violins II Longs -
Violins II Octave Scale Runs Down TM
Violins II Octave Scale Runs Up TM
Violins II Shorts -

Violas

Berlin Strings' five Violas also cover all essential articulations and - Viola jokes aside - are a force to be reckoned with! Like the Violins I, the Violas also have Playable Glissandi.
01. Violas Legato R: C2-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | T: 1st-8th (Slurred, Agile, Runs) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise
02. Violas Sustains Imm R: C2-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | V: Without, Romantic, Strong | M: Noise | +
03. Violas Sustains Acc R: C2-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | M: Noise | +
04. Violas Sustains Soft R: C2-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise | +
05. Violas Espressivo Short R: C2-C#5 | L: 2 (mf, f) | +
06. Violas Espressivo Long R: C2-C#5 | L: 2 (mf, f) | +
07. Violas Tremolo R: C2-D5 | L: 4 (pp, mf, f, ff) | +
08. Violas Tremolo Acc R: C2-D5 | L: 2 (mf, ff) | +
09. Violas Trems Sfz R: C2-D5 | L: 3 (mp, mf, f) | RR: 2 | +
10. Violas Trems Hook R: C2-A5 | RR: 4 | +
11. Violas Spiccato Exposed R: C2-C#5 | L: 4 (pp, mp, mf, ff) | RR: 6 | +
12. Violas Spiccato R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, mf, ff) | RR: 19 | M: Noise | +
13. Violas Staccato R: C2-C#5 | L: 4 (p, mf, f, ff) | RR: 7 | M: Noise | +
14. Violas Staccato Bold FFF R: C2-C#5 | RR: 3 | M: Noise | +
15. Violas Staccato Blurred R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, f, ff) | RR: 5 | +
16. Violas Portato Short R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, f, ff) | RR: 4 | +
17. Violas Portato Long R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, f, ff) | RR: 4 | +
18. Violas Repetitions 16th R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, mf, f) | TM
19. Violas Repetitions Triplets R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, mf, f) | TM
20. Violas Martele FFF R: C2-C#5 | RR: 3 | +
21. Violas Pizzicato R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | +
22. Violas Pizzicato Perc R: C2-C#5 | L: 3 (mp, f, ff) | RR: 6 | +
23. Violas TO Trills HT-WT R: C2-E5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | +
24. Violas TO Trills Sfz R: C2-E5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 2 | +
25. Violas Trills Hook +1 R: C2-E5 | RR: 4 | +
26. Violas Trills Hook +2 R: C2-E5 | RR: 4 | +
27. Violas Playable Glissandi R: C2-E4 | L: 2 (p, f)
Violas Dynamics Various Dynamics articulations
Violas Longs -
Violas Shorts -

Celli

Recorded over a wide range, the five Celli have all the usual Legato, Sustains, Trills and many more patches. The Celli also feature the Ostinato Arp Legato.
01. Celli Legato R: C1-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | T: 1st-8th (Slurred, Agile, Runs) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise
02. Celli Legato Ostinato Arp R: C1-G4 | L: 2 (p, f) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic
03. Celli Sustains Imm R: C1-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise | +
04. Celli Sustains Acc R: C1-C5 | L: 2 (mp, f) | M: Noise | +
05. Celli Sustains Soft R: C1-C5 | L: 3 (pp, p, f) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise | +
06. Celli Espressivo Short R: C1-C5 | L: 2 (mp, f) | +
07. Celli Espressivo Long R: C1-C5 | L: 2 (mf, f) | +
08. Celli Tremolo R: C1-D5 | L: 4 (pp, mp, f, ff) | +
09. Celli Tremolo Acc R: C1-C5 | L: 2 (p, f) | +
10. Celli Trems Sfz R: C1-D5 | RR: 2 | +
11. Celli Trems Hook R: C1-D5 | RR: 4 | +
12. Celli Spiccato Exposed R: C1-G4 | L: 4 (pp, mp, mf, ff) | RR: 6 | +
13. Celli Spiccato R: C1-C5 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | RR: 19 | M: Noise | +
14. Celli Staccato R: C1-C#5 | L: 4 (p, mf, f, ff) | RR: 7 | M: Noise | +
15. Celli Staccato Blurred R: C1-C#5 | L: 2 (mf, f) | RR: 5 | M: Noise | +
16. Celli Portato Short R: C1-C#5 | L: 3 (p, mp, f) | RR: 4 | +
17. Celli Portato Long R: C1-C#5 | L: 3 (p, mp, f) | RR: 4 | +
18. Celli Repetitions 16th R: C1-C#5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | TM
19. Celli Repetitions Triplets R: C1-C#5 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | TM
20. Celli Martele FFF R: C1-C5 | RR: 3 | +
21. Celli Pizzicato R: C1-G4 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | +
22. Celli TO Trills HT-WT R: C1-C5 | L: 3 (pp, mf, f) | +
23. Celli TO Trills Sfz R: C1-D5 | RR: 2 | +
24. Celli Trills Hook +1 R: C1-D5 | RR: 4 | +
25. Celli Trills Hook +2 R: C1-D5 | RR: 4 | +
26. Celli Playable Glissandi R: C1-E3 | L: 2 (p, f)
Celli Dynamics Various Dynamics articulations
Celli Longs -
Celli Octave Scale Runs Down TM
Celli Octave Scale Runs Up TM
Celli Shorts -

Basses

Four Basses form the bottom end of Berlin Strings and have been sampled with the same Adaptive Legato, Repetitions etc as the other sections.
01. Basses Legato R: C0-C4 | L: 2 (mf, f) | T: 1st-8th (Slurred, Agile, Runs) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise
02. Basses Sustains Imm R: C0-C4 | L: 2 (mf, f) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Noise | +
03. Basses Sustains Acc R: C0-C4 | L: 2 (mf, f) | M: Noise | +
04. Basses Sustains Soft R: C0-C4 | L: 3 (p, mp, f) | M: Noise | +
05. Basses Espressivo Short R: C0-C#4 | L: 2 (mf, f) | +
06. Basses Espressivo Long R: C0-G#3 | L: 2 (mf, f) | +
07. Basses Tremolo R: C0-D4 | L: 3 (pp, mp, f) | +
08. Basses Tremolo Acc R: C0-A3 | +
09. Basses Spiccato Exposed R: C0-C#3 | L: 3 (p, mf, ff) | RR: 6 | +
10. Basses Spiccato R: C0-C#4 | L: 3 (mp, mf, ff) | RR: 19 | M: Noise | +
11. Basses Staccato R: C0-C#4 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 7 | M: Noise | +
12. Basses Staccato Bold FFF R: C0-C#4 | RR: 3 | M: Noise | +
13. Basses Portato Short R: C0-G#3 | L: 2 (mf, f) | RR: 4 | +
14. Basses Portato Long R: C0-A3 | L: 2 (mf, f) | RR: 4 | +
15. Basses Repetitions 16th R: C0-C#4 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | TM
16. Basses Repetitions Triplets R: C0-C#4 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | TM
17. Basses Martele FFF R: C0-C#4 | RR: 3 | +
18. Basses Pizzicato R: C0-C#3 | L: 3 (p, mf, f) | RR: 5 | +
19. Basses TO Trills HT-WT R: C0-B3 | L: 2 (mp, f) | +
Basses Dynamics Various Dynamics articulations
Basses Longs -
Basses Shorts -

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