Chris Hein - Solo Strings EX
is a collection of 14 virtual Solo String instruments you’ve been waiting for.
Chris Hein - Solo Strings features the most realistic multi-sampled solo string instruments available today. Whether you’re writing for jazz, gypsy or orchestral, Chris Hein Solo Strings is flexible enough to handle any genre. The instruments always sounds completely authentic both within an ensemble and performing solo.
CH-Solo Strings is available as single instruments or as complete bundle
Click on the picture to get more info about the individual instruments
6 of the instrument have over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations and 4 different legato transitions. The EX instruments have 18 articulations.
Unique phase align techniques enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers. Play from smooth & soft to screaming loud with completely natural sounding transitions, all without artefacts or phasing.
Choose from a staggering 102 different attack shapes per note using the unique Note Head function, all with just a single fader.
Two on-board convolution reverbs allow you to design the body of the instrument and the performance space itself.
The DSP effects rack gives unlimited power to process the string sound, from soundtrack-ready to other-worldly.
The detail, expression and functionality of
Chris Hein Solo Strings is simply unmatched.
CH-Solo Strings EXtended
Chris Hein - Solo Strings
has been expanded from the initial collection of 6 instruments, to an astonishing 14 instruments.
The 8 new instruments have 18 articulations and are FREE for existing users.
VLN1 - Solo Violin
VLN2 - Italian Violin
VLN3 - French Violin
VLN4 - Original 1826
VLA1 - Solo Viola
VLA2 - Canadian Viola
VLA3 - French Viola
VCL1 - Romantic Cello
VCL2 - Modern Cello
VCL3 - British Cello
VCL4 - French Cello
VCB1 - Russian Bass
VCB2 - German Bass
VCB3 - Italian Bass
A user demo by Enrico Nichelati,
showing 4 of the new EX instruments:
1st Violin: 1826 Old Violin EX
2nd Violin: French Violin EX
Viola: French Viola EX
Cello: British Cello
• 4 GB Content per instrument
• 10.000 Samples
• 38 Articulations
• Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
• Unique Phase-Align technique
• 4 Dynamic Modes
• Dynamic Expression Sustains
• Note-Head Designer
• Intelligent Legato & Portamento
• Glide-Mode To play realistic runs
• 10 built in DSP-Effects
• 2 independent Convolution Reverbs
• 63 high class impulse responses
• Attack- & Release controls
• Special Noise Controls
• Ensemble Maker
• Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI
• Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
• Customizable Auto-Vibrato
This video provides a fast overview showing the most important articulations.
The features are exactly the same for all Solo String instruments
Its a bit long, so use the content table to quickly jump to the chapter you want to see
02:40 Convolution Reverbs
04:41 Legato & Glide Mode
09:08 Ensemble Mode
List of Articulations:
„Rattle Your Bones“ - by Lukas Knoebl
This track uses almost all available articulations in CH-Solo Violin
100% realistic in any musical style
Thanks to the vast amount of articulations, dynamics and funtions,
the CH-Solo Strings sound perfectly realistic in any musical genre
Orchestral Strings Quartett
W.A. Mozart „Turkish March“
MIDI programming by Przemyslaw Kopczyk.
Solo-Viola as lead instrument,
The original played by the Ivy String Quartett
can be heard here:
A soft and jazzy tune by Przemyslaw Kopczyk.
Melody played by Romantic Cello and Modern Cello. ContraBass pizzicato, Violin & Viola layered with Ensemble Strings.
A gypsy style demo by Sascha Knorr.
Solo Viola and Romantic Cello play the melody.
Features: Viola in the highest range.
Different short articulations, colored expressions,
Legato for all articulation.
Solo Strings layered with Ensembles
CH-Solo Strings is perfect to bring your Ensemble Strings to life. Sascha Knorr layered all CH-Solo Strings with orchestral String Ensembles.
Modern Cello plays the melody.
A childrens song by Torsten Kamps.
All CH-Solo Strings instruments used.
Everything you hear played with CH-Solo Modern Cello
Everything you hear played with CH-Solo Violin
Everything you hear played with CH-Solo Contrabass
Beside the unmatched realism, CH-Solo Strings is the perfect choice for creative sound-designers, film- & game composers.
Many included FX samples, extreme dynamics and unusual articulations like „Flautando“, „Flageolets“ and „Ponticello“ enable experimental tracks which go beyond the possibilities of a real instrument.
The instrument range was streched beyond the real String instruments range.
However, a warning „Extended Range“ displays when you leave the realistic range.
There are many ways to control the many functions of the CH-Solo Violin.
The minimum requirement is a MIDI - keyboard and a computer. You can draw all MIDI CC data in your DAW.
However, a set of hardware faders and pedals helps to achieve a good realtime performance.
Beside that, there are a bunch of cool controllers to make a realtime performance fun.
Realtime performance using Hardware MIDI controllers
Watch Berthold Matschat in a
realtime performance with
CH-Solo Violin using various
hardware MIDI Controllers.
Berthold controls six functions in realtime:
Articulation presets changes via Keyswitches
X-Fade via Yamaha BC1 Breath controller
Note Heads via Expression foot pedal
Artificial Vibrato on/off
Portamento Legato via sustain pedal
Based on Hexlers TouchOSC,
I programmed a Real Time Controller for iPad.
Its not just fun to edit each and every function in
CH-Solo Violin from your iPad, the biggest benefit is, you can easiliy record the edits directly into your DAW.
Instead of fiddling with midi CCs in your sequencer, just press record and move the knobs and faders on your iPad/iPhone to record the controller movements with your sequence.
Just get TouchOSC for a cheap prize at the Apple App Store, and install the Real Time Controller which is included in the downloads.
Leap Motion & GECO Midi
Here you see me controlling CH-Orchestral Brass with the
Leap Motion. It works the same way with CH-Solo Violin
Bernd Keul playing the CH-Solo Violin
with the Leap Motion and GECO Midi
The Leap Motion is an inexpensive sensor, which can be used in combination with the GECO midi app
to control multiple MIDI CCs at once with intuitive gestures of the left hand while playing the notes with the right hand.
TouchOSC Realtime Controller for iPad
Free Cubase Demo Projects
For all users of CH-Solo Strings, these free demo projects
help you to get started and show some tricks
on how the demo songs were made.
Eli Krantzerg about Chris Hein - Solo Strings
Testimonials and Reviews
Dirk Ehlert about Chris Hein - Solo Strings (almost 3 hours!!)
Video reviews by Don Bodin
Logic Tutorial by Eli Krantzerg
Video Review Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete
by Kristian Sensini compositionedigitale.net