Musicians and producers now have access to a new, free virtual instrument that brings the rich sounds of violin, viola, and cello ensembles to their fingertips. This ROMpler, aptly named “Easy Strings,” offers a user-friendly experience with samples carefully recorded from these classical instruments.
Unlike other virtual instruments with extensive sampling, Easy Strings focuses on simplicity, featuring only one velocity layer. The primary aim is to provide an uncomplicated and compact tool that effortlessly produces effective melodies, particularly catering to the needs of EDM genres.
Easy Strings is organized into three distinct pages: Violin, Viola, and Cello. Each page hosts four essential playing techniques for the respective instrument: Sustain Vibrato, Tremolo, Pizzicato, and Spiccato, resulting in a total of 12 presets. The Sustain Vibrato and Tremolo options are thoughtfully looped, allowing for seamless and continuous play.
The graphical user interface (GUI) of Easy Strings is designed with familiarity in mind, showcasing standard controls and effects. Users can fine-tune their compositions with features such as the ADSR envelope, global gain and panning, as well as reverb, delay, chorus, and a lofi module.
While Easy Strings may not suit elaborate musical scores, it serves as a valuable production tool for those crafting simple compositions in genres like EDM, Hip Hop, Pop, RnB, House, and more. For those seeking more intricate and comprehensive options, the market offers a variety of both free and paid alternatives to explore.