Hybrid Strings


Our Legacy Strings product, featuring 3 very expressive & highly playable Instruments, with a more Experimental & Hybrid philosophy.



The Instruments

The purpose of Hybrid Strings is to serve as a Solo String Library with the highest playability and expressiveness possible in real time. Hybrid Strings consists of 3 instruments, each with its own character and tone:


Studio Strings

Bright, professional sound that fits in the mix out of the box. Your Best Choice for a more Modern & Crisp Sound.

Live Strings

Organic, warm sound, perfectly suitable for realistic solos, covering almost every music genre from Classical to Ethnic.

Electric Strings

Sharp, imposing sound that will cut through the mix. The alternative approach to Strings' sound, bringing new air to your musical experimentations.


  • Crystal-clear Audio Quality, Ultra Dry Sound with full control over Room/Air
  • Dynamic Amplitude Sound Shaping, controlled through Breath Controller/Expression Pedal or any Midi CC of your choice
  • True Legato Performance - Realistic Trills
  • Bow-Change simulation
  • Real-time portamento/glissando with variable Finger-String contact and full control over portamento time
  • Fully controlled real-time Vibrato with variety of techniques/intensity
  • Fully controlled String Resonances/Harmonics for every note
  • Formant-correct realistic Pitch-Bend action
  • Real-time control over Attack Dynamics for both monophonic and polyphonic playing
  • Increased playability with only 3 articulations to cover the full range of playing techniques (staccato, spiccato, legato,  tremolo, portamento, polyphonic playing) in only 1 patch per instrument
  • FX Processor tweaked for every instrument respectively, with assignable controllers for real-time sound morphing
  • 30 custom Impulse Responses that will truly transform your sound, ranging from Short Spaces and Early Reflections to Huge Halls and Concert Stages, all recorded at 96 kHz
  • Individual Note Microtuning with 200 cents range, including 22 ready presets of Byzantine Sounds, Middle Eastern Scales, Arabic Maqams and Miscellaneous Tunings (Pythagorean, Just Intonation etc) - Ability to transpose every Tuning to any Base Note. All Tunings use precision of 2 decimal numbers


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Native Instruments Kontakt 5 (full version)
Windows: Latest Service Pack, Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM
Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
1 GB of free Hard Disk Space


The full package of Hybrid Strings is available for the price of 199€.

Owners of other Neocymatics products or Academic discount enquiries, please, contact us through our contact form for special pricing.





Electric Strings Improvisation

In this real-time example of Electric Strings we chose to introduce a little distortion, to simulate the pre-amps we use to hear in ethnic style live performances.


Ethnic Ballad

A highly expressive cover of two Ethnic Ballads, everything is performed live.
The purpose of this demo is to show how "Electric Strings" patch does a great job cutting through the mix.


Studio Strings Ethnic Solo

Another live performance, this time using the Studio Strings instrument in Solo Legato fashion. In this example you will hear a mix of two Traditional Ethnic songs, full of emotions and expressiveness. Pay attention to the realistic trills and the Microtonal color of the solo.


Swan Lake


Historia de un Amor

In this performance we used two instruments from Hybrid Strings (Studio Strings and Electric Strings), recorded live and mixed together with a piano.


Lord of the Rings Soundtrack theme

Hear a theme from the amazing Soundtrack of Lord of the Rings movie, composed by Howard Leslie Shore.
This demo was solely created using Hybrid Strings Library, without any external sound processing, apart from a limiter (to protect from clipping)
All the performances were recorded in real-time, without the use of any prerecorded phrases or loops.


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