What are your favorite String Libraries for Shorts & Ostinatos?
Hello composers, Mike here, and I’ll be honest. I love to write rhythmic strings, and ostinatos, so I am always looking to improve the sound with layering and using different libraries with various tonal aspects, articulations, control etc.
Here are some of my go-to string sample libraries for shorts:
Cinematic Strings 2
If I want lush ostinatos and shorts, this is my favorite library. It works amazingly well if I want to blend in the ostinatos and rhythms more into the background of the mix.
NOVO - Modern Strings
When I want really powerful, focused and sharp shorts I love this library. It can sound very dry and in your face. I especially love the lows preset, mixing between marcato and spiccato.
I am mainly using this for comping and rhythmic strings (block harmony rhythms), as it doesn’t have articulations per se, but it does have a couple of different presets with very different tonal and mood quality.
This is an old library, but I still love the tone of it. It lacks in legato, but it does have some very powerful short note articulations, and I love using it especially for stabs and accents.
Now it’s your turn, share you favorite Strings for shorts and ostinatos!