Disco Studio Strings UDS™

Disco Studio Strings UDS™


Authentic Studio Strings for Disco & Pop

We always wanted to create an ultra-realistic library of Studio Violins with an emphasis on Disco and Pop writing. A library so deep would essentially cover all our needs for rhythmic string writing. 18 months and 33,000 samples later, our dream is now a reality!

Introducing Disco Studio Strings UDS™. A new generation of live-sounding Studio Strings, exclusively recorded and designed for Soundpaint. The library features a hand-picked ensemble of 7 master violinists. All with prior experience playing on top Disco & Pop albums.

The library covers all articulations needed for completely realistic string writing.  True polyphonic and acrobatic run-building legatos. Every possible short- and long note we would ever need.  But equally important deep variety of new ornamental articulations featuring thousands of playable ornaments.  The end result is an articulation matrix, which is both fast and intuitive but virtually covers all needs for hyper-realistic studio strings. Indistinguishable from the real deal.

Disco Studio Strings UDS™ was recorded in a uniquely warm and 100% wooden vintage studio.   We used three iconic vintage microphones: Neumann U47s, Royers 121-S and AKG 414s. The sound is rich and volumetric, while still being intimate and warm. Think Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity", Abba's "Dancing Queen" and Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive".

Disco Strings UDS™ is more than just a disco library. Whether you're composing for Film, Pop, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, RnB, Classical, Jazz, House or EDM. Disco Strings UDS™ offers the flexibility and depth required for any studio recording. Its lush and dynamic tones make it an essential tool for modern composers and producers looking to add a unique and rich string element to their music.

Join the disco revolution with Disco Strings UDS™ and make your string arrangements shimmer with the vibrancy of the disco era. Get ready to dance and let the music play!

Samples

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Articulations

Disco Studio Strings Parts

Chromatically (all notes) sampled for each articulation:

Polyphonic Legato (w. Round-Robin): 

  • Portamento (RR-based)
  • Legato Run Build Long (RR-based)
  • Legato Run Build Short (RR-based)
  • Triplet Legato (RR-based)

Sustains (RR-based): 

  • Sustain (RR-based)
  • Tremolo
  • Minor 2nd Trills
  • Major 2nd Trills
  • Minor 3rd Trills

Shorts: 

  • Marcato (RR-based)
  • Pizzicato (RR-based)
  • Spiccato (RR-based)
  • Gradual Shorts Drama (w/ Velo-Morph & RR-based)
  • Gradual Shorts Sweet (w/ Velo-Morph & RR-based)

Runs:

  • Octave Dorian (RR-based)
  • Octave Major (RR-based)
  • Octave Minor (RR-based)
  • Octave Pentatonic (RR-based)

Falls:

  • Drops Slow (RR-based)
  • Drops Fast (RR-based)
  • Drops Super Fast (RR-based)

2-Note Ornaments:

  • Slow Major 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Slow Major 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Slow Minor 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Slow Minor 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Slow Minor 3rd Down (RR-based)
  • Slow Minor 3rd Up (RR-based)
  • Slow Unison (RR-based)
  • Fast Major 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Fast Major 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Fast Minor 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Fast Minor 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Fast Minor 3rd Down (RR-based)
  • Fast Minor 3rd Up (RR-based)
  • Fast Unison (RR-based)

3-Note Ornaments:

  • Phrase Scale Dorian Down (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Dorian Up (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Major Down (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Major Up (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Pentatonic Down (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Pentatonic Up (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Melodic Major Up (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Melodic Major Down (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Minor Down (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Minor Up (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Minor Pentatonic Down (RR-based)
  • Phrase Scale Minor Pentatonic Up (RR-based)
  • Triplet Phrase Major 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Triplet Phrase Major 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Triplet Phrase Minor 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Triplet Phrase Minor 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Triplet Phrase Minor 3rd Down (RR-based)
  • Triplet Phrase Minor 3rd Up (RR-based)

4-Note Ornaments:

  • Major 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Major 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Minor 2nd Down (RR-based)
  • Minor 2nd Up (RR-based)
  • Minor 3rd Down (RR-based)
  • Minor 3rd Up (RR-based)
  • Unison (RR-based)

Disco Studio Strings Programs

Identical Programs offered for each microphone:

Legatos: 

  • Legato Layered (Legato Triplets, Runs & Falls triggered by different Velocities)
  • Legato Portamento
  • Legato Run Build Long (Designed for Runs with Sustains)
  • Legato Run Build Short (Designed for fast repeated patterns or Runs)
  • Legato Spic Fall (Fast Legato designed for Runs and Falls)
  • Legato Super Flex (Legato designed for fast repeated riffs)

Sustains: 

  • Sustain to Tremolo (MW gradually turns Sustains into Tremolo)
  • Sustains (Round-Robin based Sustains)
  • Sustains Sweet (Round-Robin based Sustains)
  • Tremolo (added Spiccato KS option for stronger attack)
  • Trills (Half-Note, Whole-Note & Minor 3rd Trills)

Shorts: 

  • Marcato (added Spiccato option for stronger attack)
  • Pizzicato
  • Shorts Gradual Drama (added Spiccato KS option for stronger attack)
  • Shorts Gradual Sweet (added Spiccato KS option for stronger attack)

Runs: 

  • Runs Octave Dorian (added Spiccato & Marcato KS options)
  • Runs Octave Major (added Spiccato & Marcato KS options)
  • Runs Octave Minor (added Spiccato & Marcato KS options)
  • Runs Octave Pentatonic (added Spiccato & Marcato KS options)

Falls: 

  • Falls Fast (added Spiccato KS option for stronger attack)
  • Falls Slow (added Spiccato KS option for stronger attack)
  • Falls Super Fast (added Spiccato KS option for stronger attack)

Keyswitches (used to combine and switch between articulations)

  • 2-Note Ornament Fast KS
  • 2-Note Ornament Slow KS
  • 3-Note Scale Ornament 1 KS
  • 3-Note Scale Ornament 2 KS
  • 4-Note Ornament KS
  • 4-Note Triplet Scales KS
  • Falls KS
  • Runs KS
  • Shorts KS
  • Sustains KS
  • Unison Ornament KS

Ornaments 2-Notes (KS options for Up, Down, Fast & Slow Unison runs, & Spiccato)

  • 2-Note Fast Ornament Major 2nd
  • 2-Note Fast Ornament Minor 2nd
  • 2-Note Fast Ornament Minor 3rd
  • 2-Note Slow Ornament Major 2nd
  • 2-Note Slow Ornament Minor 2nd
  • 2-Note Slow Ornament Minor 3rd

Ornaments 3-Notes (KS options for Up, Down, Fast & Slow Unison runs, & Spiccato)

  • 3-Note Ornament Major 2nd
  • 3-Note Ornament Minor 2nd
  • 3-Note Ornament Minor 3rd
  • 3-Note Scale Dorian Ornament
  • 3-Note Scale Major Ornament
  • 3-Note Scale Melodic Major Ornament
  • 3-Note Scale Minor Pentatonic Ornament
  • 3-Note Scale Pentatonic Ornament

Ornaments 4-Notes (KS options for Up, Down, Fast & Slow Unison runs, & Spiccato)

  • 4-Note Ornament Major 2nd
  • 4-Note Ornament Minor 2nd
  • 4-Note Ornament Minor 3rd
  • 4-Note Ornament Unison

Disco Labs (Fun Experimental Programs)


Microphones

Recorded with Vintage Microphones:

  • Neumann U47
  • AKG 414
  • Royer 121-S
  • Recorded at 24 Bit – 96 kHz (Downsampled to 48 Khz)

Specifications

Product: Disco Strings

  • Programs: 171 (with 3 additional Hidden Gems)
  • P(arts): 222
  • Size: 30.52 GB
  • 33K Real-Time Samples™
  • Sample Resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit Stereo, .RTS (Real Time Sample) format

Requirements

  • Compatible with Windows (Version 10 and above) and Mac (OS X 10.14 and above) on both Intel and Apple ARM (M Chip) architectures. Supported plug-in formats include Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, and AAX. Soundpaint engine is optimized for high-efficiency performance across all major Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and hyper optimized for SSD.
     
  • Minimum System Requirements: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 16 GB of RAM or more recommended. SSD recommended.

Authentic Studio Strings for Disco and Pop

—Troels Folmann
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