Become the Conductor!

  • 4 orchestral stringed instruments: Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin.
  • Choose the string section size with options for a whole orchestra, a chamber set, or solo instruments.
  • Nine instrument articulations are available, including Marcato, Staccato, Sustain, and more.
  • Adjustable portamento and string bend range for more natural-sounding string performances.
  • Craft your original string sound with 30 flavor timbre effects, plus delay, EQ, and reverb.
  • Includes 100 presets that cover popular string sounds.
  • VST/AU/AAX versions also included! Purchase unlocks plug-in on three devices.

A Four Section String-Stravaganza

When using Studio Strings, you can choose between instrumentation options that open up endless possibilities for sound crafting. The four included models, coupled with various articulations, give you an entire orchestra at your fingertips.

Bass

The Bass model is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed instrument in the Orchestra—the original sub bass! Its tone will add a deep bottom-end to your string lines.

Cello

The Cello is part of the low end of the orchestra, but it has a slightly higher pitch range than the double bass instrument. Because of this higher pitch range, cellos are often heard in solo lead lines in orchestral arrangements thanks to the beautiful harmonics of their eminently recognizable tones.

Viola

The Viola is a beautiful instrument that brings fullness to the Orchestra with an excellent mid-range pitch that sounds like a violin with added richness. The viola can often be mistaken for violin tones, but its deeper pitch and fullness give it a character all its own!

Violin

The Violin is the highest-pitched instrument in the string section. It's often heard as the main melodic instrument of the orchestra. Typically when you listen to strings, you think of the violin, and that’s because there are usually several sections of them playing in any classical arrangement!

The Ultimate Standalone Symphony

The Studio Strings virtual instrument brings rich and elegant orchestral, chamber, and solo string sounds to your standalone or desktop production center. You can create beautifully articulated masterpieces using its powerful and carefully sampled sound library that offers over 1 GB of content and 100 presets.  Whether you’re looking to develop custom orchestral hits for a boom-bap beat, build up a symphonic-style string arrangement, or add some solo violin lines to your track, Studio Strings lets you mold extraordinary string sounds for whatever genre you’re creating.

HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE STUDIO STRINGS

Features expansive presets crafted by the AIR engineering team. Listen to a preview to hear samples from this amazing instrument.


Articulate String Production

Studio Strings features authentic string instruments with advanced articulation options that let you craft the perfect string section and play style for your production. Multiple articulations are available per instrument, including Staccato Up/Down, Pizzicato, Sustain, Tremolo, Marcato, Legato, and more.

Color Your Orchestra with High-Quality Effects

Studio Strings lets you adjust everything from dynamics, envelopes, vibrato, aftertouch, and the speed and length of legato glides. Studio Strings also includes a powerful FX engine allowing you to modernize the sounds with effects like EQ, filter, reverb, and delay.


Sounds Mode: A fast and intuitive way to get THAT sound!

The new MPC/FORCE sounds browser for standalone makes finding or saving your favorite patch a breeze. Sounds mode for MPC & FORCE Standalone lets you browse patches, change key ranges, and create massive performances!

"The Beauty of having [instruments] like this, it allows you to find the perfect sound and melody... I'm just completely blown away; it went so far beyond my imagination."

- Scott Storch

8 Time Grammy® award-winning producer and Keyboard player.

Download the Demo for MPC Desktop

This plugin is only available for standalone MPC OS version 2.11.6 or MPC desktop version 2.11.6 (or later). Download a demo of the MPC desktop software now to try out this amazing new plugin! If you own a standalone MPC, you can demo these instruments by updating your MPC OS, navigating on your MPC to the “Authorize Plugins” section of the Preferences menu, logging into your inMusic account, and hitting Start Trial.

DOWNLOAD MPC DEMO

Studio Strings System Requirements

Studio Strings is designed to support VST 2 and VST3 Plugin hosts as well as full support for AU, AAX, and MPC/FORCE Standalone systems. This software requires an internet connection. You will need to install Akai’s MPC desktop software version 2.11 or higher to use desktop versions of the plugins.

WindowsMacMPC/FORCE Standalone Compatibility
Windows 10 (21H2) - Windows 11 (21H2)macOS 10.15.7 Catalina - macOS 12.4 Monterey (M1 compatible - check Specific MPC Models for Driver Support)Studio Strings is designed to run on standalone MPC systems running 2.11 or later, and FORCE systems running 3.2 or later, including:
2GB free disk space (20GB for all content recommended)2GB free disk space (20GB for all content)MPC One
4GB RAM (8GB recommended)4GB RAM (8GB recommended)MPC Live
Dual-core 2.5GHz CPUDual-core 2.5GHz CPUMPC Live II
VST 2/3 compatible hostVST 2/3 Plugin compatible hostMPC X
AAX plugin compatible hostAAX plugin compatible hostMPC Key 61
AU plugin compatible hostFORCE