Strings, choir etc....

Hi all.

getting back into cubase and looking for a good strings, and vocal plug in or instruments.
ive been told KONTACT but this is far too pricy.

im after just a good orchestral strings sounds for ballads/pop/rock songs.

also choir etc.

i know you get for what you pay for, but there must be some free or very very very cheap packs out there.

thanks all

Steinberg’s own Halion Symphonic Orchestra is one of the cheapest orchestral libraries around, but there are no choirs. You can use it inside Halion Sonic SE.

You can also try the demo for the full version of Halion Sonic 3 (included with the Halion 6 demo). They recently added several new strings, brass and choir sounds. The rest of the sound library is different from what’s included with Cubase, and it should be very useful for someone looking for cheap good sounds.

https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vst/halion_and_halion_sonic/halion_sonic.html

Hi. This is coming out at under 300 UK pounds
Far too expensive.

Just a good string section and possibly choir. But strings take presidence. Anything else?

Plug in Boutique are doing AIR’s structure 2 for £36: http://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/5-Sampler/1551-Structure-2

Yes it’s a generation old sampler and no longer is as good as contemporary Halion or Kontact, but for pop stuff it’s perfectly good, there’s actually a decent selection of strings, the choirs won’t blow you away but they’ll do the job. Some of the sounds are still pretty impressive and it’s light on system resources.

garritan has some decent strings/orchestra and choirs for very few bucks.
It’s not Vienna but it gets in the neighbourhood of what the real things do and the samples are a bit different then most. There are some very interesting patches.
https://www.garritan.com/products/

Steinbergs symphonic orchestra is not 300 pound but rather 99 i would think, and if you wait out some weeks there will be the annual half price promotion and then it’s only 50 pound. By far the best option.

Or you could try KVR to discover a wealth of options just for free:
https://www.kvraudio.com/q.php?search=1&q=strings&pr[]=f

Soundiron Olympus éléments choir 69 euros
https://soundiron.com/products/olympus-elements