By PSW Staff • January 15, 2010 Hip Hop Strings’ distinctive user interface affords effortless integration of midi keyboards and MPC pad controllers. Boston-based virtual instrument manufacturer SONiVOX has announced the availability of Playa- Hip Hop Strings, a new virtual instrument plug-in for MAC and PC. It is designed to provide hip hop, r’n’b, & pop producers a fast and easy way to add professional, top quality strings to their productions. Hip Hop Strings’ distinctive user interface affords integration of MIDI keyboards and MPC pad controllers, bridging the gap between MPC style music creation and the computer-based virtual instrument environment. Playa Hip Hop Strings is packed to the brim with eight gigabytes of premium instruments forged from the distinguished SONiVOX Symphonic String Collection, a library featuring top players from the world-renowned Boston Pops & Boston Ballet Orchestras, recorded and programmed by SONiVOX’s award-winning sound design team. Designed for maximum sonic and stylistic versatility, every instrument, including the generous selection of pre-assembled multi-tempo/multi-key strings construction kits, has been expertly crafted to yield the utmost in fidelity and performance. Playa – Hip Hop Strings Features At A Glance: • 8 Gigabytes of Premium String Content – Featuring Some of Boston’s Most Accomplished Orchestral Musicians • Over 200 String Instrument Patches and Pad Layouts • Large Selection of Loops With Combined Legato, Staccato, and Pizzicato In All Major and Minor Keys; Each in 3 Tempos • 16 User Programmable and Assignable Pads – For quick and easy MPC style beat construction. • Over 50 Pad layouts – Hip Hop Strings is designed to get the producer going rite away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, and user programmable layouts. • MIDI Learn & Save Function – Hip Hop Strings is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller. • Independent Zone Tempo-Synced Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode. • Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer. • Keys Mode – For standard keyboard play/performance. • User Editable Envelope & Filter Controls. • PC Standalone, VST and RTAS Compatibility. • MAC Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS Compatibility. Playa – Hip Hop Strings is available now with a MSRP of $149 and an introductory street price of $99. NAMM Show attendees are invited to stop by SONiVOX’s booth #6828 to take Playa – Hip Hop Strings for a test drive. SONiVOX Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Producers Virtual · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.