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RAW Strings

$99 $159

Strings, Reimagined

RAW Strings is a contemporary strings library focusing on organic, lively sound and innovative expression.

Inspired by modern cinematic composers, RAW Strings combines closely recorded violin, viola, and cello with haunting effects and extended sampling techniques. Create gorgeous string textures with dozens of hand‐crafted presets, or dig deeper into the flexible interface to create your own unique soundscapes.

Included are 116 sound sources that span from naked string articulations, to processed cassette tape articulations, to found recordings from around the world.

RAW Strings is now available for the free Kontakt 6 Player.



Raw Strings is not another standard string library. It has a truly unique sound and incredibly inspiring presets. This library may be interesting for those who like character, and enjoy using more analogue, dusty sounding elements in their work.

FLOEX (Tomáš Dvořák), Composer
Pilgrims, Samorost, Machinarium


Sudden Audio RAW Experiments 0:00/0:00
  • Blooming ▶︎
  • Time is Gone ▶︎
  • Dark Sun ▶︎
  • Dark Threads ▶︎
  • Priority Code ▶︎
  • Never Stop ▶︎
  • No Way Out ▶︎
  • Blooming (naked — pianos) ▶︎
  • Blooming (naked — strings) ▶︎
  • Time is Gone (naked) ▶︎

RAW Strings fits my film scores like a glove. Rough, organic, a little disturbing and sometimes beautiful. It sounds antique, analog, and it always surprises.

Mark Korven, Composer
The Witch, The Lighthouse, In the Tall Grass


RAW Strings utilizes a full-featured 4 layer sampling engine, with each layer given a flexible suite of 8 effects and 24 convolutions. An arpeggiator, sequencer, master effects suite, and sophisticated mod matrix are provided for limitless tweaking.

Start simple. With 68 hand-crafted presets and 116 sound sources, you can achieve nearly instantaneous results.

Dig deeper into the rich feature set of RAW Strings to craft your own unique sound worlds.


Sounds

  • Alt Harmonics, .5 ips
  • Alt Harmonics, 3 ips +reverse
  • Ambiences +reverse
  • Bow Clicks +reverse
  • Bow Noises +reverse
  • Centa Water +reverse
  • Drift
  • Eucalyptus Bursts
  • Finger Tremolo +reverse
  • Finger Tremolo, .5 ips
  • Finger Tremolo, 3 ips +reverse
  • Flautando +reverse
  • Flautando, .5 ips
  • Flautando, 3 ips
  • Flautando, 5 ips +reverse
  • Harmonics +reverse
  • Harmonics, .5 ips
  • Harmonics, 3 ips
  • Harmonics, 5 ips +reverse
  • Jangles +reverse
  • Movement And Balance
  • Oblique Strategy
  • Octave Shifts +reverse
  • Octave Shifts, .5 ips
  • Octave Shifts, 3 ips +reverse
  • Octave Shifts, 5 ips
  • Petrichor
  • Raw, close +reverse
  • Raw, close, .5 ips +reverse
  • Raw, close, 3 ips
  • Raw, close, 5 ips
  • Raw, far +reverse
  • Raw, far, .5 ips
  • Raw, far, 3 ips
  • Raw, far, 5 ips +reverse
  • Raw, slow +reverse
  • Raw, slow, .5 ips
  • Raw, slow, 3 ips +reverse
  • Raw, slow, 5 ips
  • Rehearsal Keyboard +reverse
  • Reverie
  • Singing Bowl 1 +reverse
  • Singing Bowl 2 +reverse
  • Split Harmonics +reverse
  • Split Harmonics, .5 ips +reverse
  • Split Harmonics, 3 ips
  • Split Harmonics, 5 ips
  • Staggered Swell +reverse
  • Staggered Swell, .5 ips
  • Staggered Swell, 3 ips +reverse
  • Staggered Swell, 5 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural +reverse
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural, .5 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural, 3 ips +reverse
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural, 5 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned +reverse
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned, .5 ips +reverse
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned, 3 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned, 5 ips
  • Vanishing Pavilions
  • Vibrato, close +reverse
  • Vibrato, close, .5 ips
  • Vibrato, close, 3 ips +reverse
  • Vibrato, close, 5 ips
  • Vibrato, far +reverse
  • Vibrato, far, .5 ips
  • Vibrato, far, 3 ips
  • Vibrato, far, 5 ips +reverse
  • Vinyl and Tape Noises +reverse
  • Wispy Tremolo +reverse
  • Wispy Tremolo, .5 ips +reverse
  • Wispy Tremolo, 3 ips
  • Wispy Tremolo, 5 ips

Presets

  • Accompaniment
    • Campfire Discourse
    • Petrichor
    • Repeat
  • Arpeggiated
    • Beat Origin A
    • Beat Origin B
    • Floating in Space var
    • Floating in Space
    • Garden in the Rain
    • Gentle Threat
    • Pavane
    • Sequencers, Inc
    • Time Is Gone
    • Traveler
    • Unstuck
    • Winter Calm
  • Movement
    • Alternating Current
    • Blackwood
    • Celestial Mechanics
    • Daydreaming
    • Desperately Modern
    • Foreshadows
    • Halfway There
    • Hallucinate
    • Interference
    • Night Life of Aquatic Insects
    • Night Life of Trees
    • Organ Of Tomorrow
    • Peace Atom
    • Recurring Dream
    • Solitary Life
    • The Sea
    • Valley of the Night
    • Vinyl Pulse 8ths
    • Vinyl Train Pulse
    • Whale Call
  • Simple
    • 1979
    • Darkness Is
    • Memento Mori
    • Opposing Octaves
    • Paper Moon
    • Stained Glass Windows
    • Stalactites and Stalagmites
    • Winter Hymnal
  • Sketching
    • Blackwood Sketching
    • Little Machine
    • Peace Atom Sketching
    • Seabed
    • Tremolando
    • Vanishing Pavilions
  • Sound Bed
    • Air Chrysalis
    • Alaska
    • Apollo
    • Cloaked Stranger
    • Cloudburst
    • Disappearance
    • Infinite Potential
    • Metamorphosis
    • Moonlight
    • Mother
    • Ocean Loop
    • Overshadow
    • Redwoods
    • Sea Chrysalis
    • Soft Meadow
    • Sunken Cathedral
    • The Pain Of Childhood
    • The Universe Is Before Us
    • Three-Phase
    • Water Music

Raw Strings is the most original and unique string library on the market. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve ever heard before. A truly remarkable achievement in sound design, playability and originality.

Ken Lampl, Composer, Arranger, Performer
Pokémon, Frontera, Evanescence, Foreigner


Specs

  • 116 sound sources
  • 3 unique tape versions
  • 68 hand‐crafted presets
  • 16 GB of samples (compressed to 10.4 GB)

Requirements

  • Compatible with free Kontakt Player or Kontakt, version 6.2.2 or newer
  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer; Windows 7 or newer
  • Intel Core i7 processor recommended
  • 10.4 GB storage space required
  • Variable RAM footprint: less than 200 MB with purge, or 2.2 GB with all articulations loaded

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RAW Strings

RAW Strings is a contemporary strings library focusing on organic, lively sound and innovative expression.

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