How to Download and Install Orchestral Strings for Ableton Live
If you are looking for a comprehensive and realistic collection of stringed instruments for your music production, you might want to check out Orchestral Strings, a pack by Ableton that features solo and ensemble violin, viola, cello and double bass, all recorded in their natural positions within the orchestra, complete with a number of articulations[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Orchestral Strings for Ableton Live, as well as how to use it in your projects.
How to Download Orchestral Strings
To download Orchestral Strings, you need to have a valid license of Ableton Live 10 Standard or Suite, or Ableton Live 11 Intro, Standard or Suite. You also need to have an Ableton account and be logged in to the Ableton website.
Once you are logged in, go to the Orchestral Strings page and click on the Download button. You will be redirected to a page where you can choose your operating system (Windows or Mac) and download the installer file.
How to Install Orchestral Strings
After downloading the installer file, locate it on your computer and double-click on it to launch it. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Orchestral Strings on your computer. The installer will automatically detect your Ableton Live installation folder and copy the pack files there.
Once the installation is complete, you can open Ableton Live and find Orchestral Strings in the Packs section of the browser. You can also use the search function to find it by typing Orchestral Strings in the search box.
How to Use Orchestral Strings
To use Orchestral Strings in your projects, you can drag and drop any of the presets from the pack onto a MIDI track in Ableton Live. You can then play or record MIDI notes using your keyboard, MIDI controller or mouse.
The presets are divided into four categories: Solo, Solo Legato, Ensemble and Ensemble Legato. Each category contains presets for violin, viola, cello and double bass. The legato presets allow you to play smooth transitions between notes, while the non-legato presets allow you to play more expressive and dynamic phrases.
You can also adjust various parameters of the presets using the macro controls on the device panel. For example, you can change the volume, pan, reverb, attack, release and vibrato of each instrument. You can also switch between different articulations such as staccato, pizzicato, spiccato and tremolo using the key switches on your keyboard or MIDI controller.
Orchestral Strings is a versatile and realistic pack that can add depth and richness to your music production. Whether you want to create classical, cinematic, pop or electronic music, you can find a suitable preset for your needs. You can also combine different presets and layer them together to create your own custom orchestral sound. 9160f4acd4