55% off “RAW Strings” by Sudden Audio

55% off “RAW Strings” by Sudden Audio

RAW Strings is a contemporary strings library focusing on organic, lively sound and innovative expression.

Inspired by modern cinematic composers, RAW Strings combines closely recorded violin, viola, and cello with haunting effects and extended sampling techniques. Create gorgeous string textures with dozens of hand‐crafted presets, or dig deeper into the flexible interface to create your own unique soundscapes.

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Strings, Reimagined For Kontakt Player

With RAW Strings you get to explore that classic string sound like never before using unique effects and tools including:

  • 116 sound sources
  • 3 unique tape versions
  • 68 hand‐crafted presets
  • 4 layer sampling engine
  • 8 effects
  • 24 convolutions
  • Arpeggiator & Sequencer
  • Mod Matrix

Compatible with free Kontakt Player or Kontakt version 6.2.2 or newer!

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What Is The Idea Behind RAW Strings?

Included in RAW Strings are 116 sound sources that span from naked string articulations, to processed cassette tape articulations, to found recordings from around the world.

RAW Strings utilizes a full-featured 4 layer sampling engine, with each layer given a flexible suite of 8 effects and 24 convolutions. An arpeggiator, sequencer, master effects suite, and sophisticated mod matrix are provided for limitless tweaking.

Start simple. With 68 hand-crafted presets and 116 sound sources, you can achieve nearly instantaneous results.

Dig deeper into the rich feature set of RAW Strings to craft your own unique sound worlds.


  • Alt Harmonics, .5 ips
  • Alt Harmonics, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Ambiences +REVERSE
  • Bow Clicks +REVERSE
  • Bow Noises +REVERSE
  • Centa Water +REVERSE
  • Drift
  • Eucalyptus Bursts
  • Finger Tremolo +REVERSE
  • Finger Tremolo, .5 ips
  • Finger Tremolo, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Flautando +REVERSE
  • Flautando, .5 ips
  • Flautando, 3 ips
  • Flautando, 5 ips +REVERSE
  • Harmonics +REVERSE
  • Harmonics, .5 ips
  • Harmonics, 3 ips
  • Harmonics, 5 ips +REVERSE
  • Jangles +REVERSE
  • Movement And Balance
  • Oblique Strategy
  • Octave Shifts +REVERSE
  • Octave Shifts, .5 ips
  • Octave Shifts, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Octave Shifts, 5 ips
  • Petrichor
  • Raw, close +REVERSE
  • Raw, close, .5 ips +REVERSE
  • Raw, close, 3 ips
  • Raw, close, 5 ips
  • Raw, far +REVERSE
  • Raw, far, .5 ips
  • Raw, far, 3 ips
  • Raw, far, 5 ips +REVERSE
  • Raw, slow +REVERSE
  • Raw, slow, .5 ips


  • Raw, slow, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Raw, slow, 5 ips
  • Rehearsal Keyboard +REVERSE
  • Reverie
  • Singing Bowl 1 +REVERSE
  • Singing Bowl 2 +REVERSE
  • Split Harmonics +REVERSE
  • Split Harmonics, .5 ips +REVERSE
  • Split Harmonics, 3 ips
  • Split Harmonics, 5 ips
  • Staggered Swell +REVERSE
  • Staggered Swell, .5 ips
  • Staggered Swell, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Staggered Swell, 5 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural +REVERSE
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural, .5 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, natural, 5 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned +REVERSE
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned, .5 ips +REVERSE
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned, 3 ips
  • Tremolo Pizzicato, tuned, 5 ips
  • Vanishing Pavilions
  • Vibrato, close +REVERSE
  • Vibrato, close, .5 ips
  • Vibrato, close, 3 ips +REVERSE
  • Vibrato, close, 5 ips
  • Vibrato, far +REVERSE
  • Vibrato, far, .5 ips
  • Vibrato, far, 3 ips
  • Vibrato, far, 5 ips +REVERSE
  • Vinyl and Tape Noises +REVERSE
  • Wispy Tremolo +REVERSE
  • Wispy Tremolo, .5 ips +REVERSE
  • Wispy Tremolo, 3 ips
  • Wispy Tremolo, 5 ips


  • Accompaniment
    • Campfire Discourse
    • Petrichor
    • Repeat
  • Arpeggiated
    • Beat Origin A
    • Beat Origin B
    • Floating in Space var
    • Floating in Space
    • Garden in the Rain
    • Gentle Threat
    • Pavane
    • Sequencers, Inc
    • Time Is Gone
    • Traveler
    • Unstuck
    • Winter Calm
  • Movement
    • Alternating Current
    • Blackwood
    • Celestial Mechanics
    • Daydreaming
    • Desperately Modern
    • Foreshadows
    • Halfway There
    • Hallucinate
    • Interference
    • Night Life of Aquatic Insects
    • Night Life of Trees
    • Organ Of Tomorrow
    • Peace Atom
    • Recurring Dream
    • Solitary Life
    • The Sea
    • Valley of the Night
    • Vinyl Pulse 8ths
    • Vinyl Train Pulse
    • Whale Call


  • Simple
    • 1979
    • Darkness Is
    • Memento Mori
    • Opposing Octaves
    • Paper Moon
    • Stained Glass Windows
    • Stalactites and Stalagmites
    • Winter Hymnal
  • Sketching
    • Blackwood Sketching
    • Little Machine
    • Peace Atom Sketching
    • Seabed
    • Tremolando
    • Vanishing Pavilions
  • Sound Bed
    • Air Chrysalis
    • Alaska
    • Apollo
    • Cloaked Stranger
    • Cloudburst
    • Disappearance
    • Infinite Potential
    • Metamorphosis
    • Moonlight
    • Mother
    • Ocean Loop
    • Overshadow
    • Redwoods
    • Sea Chrysalis
    • Soft Meadow
    • Sunken Cathedral
    • The Pain Of Childhood
    • The Universe Is Before Us
    • Three-Phase
    • Water Music

Getting Started With RAW Strings

Sound Book

The Sound Book contains the available articulations, and their variations. Section titles are written in bold white text. Articulations that are already selected are shown in white text.


  • Standard Sounds – These are the core set of naked string sounds.
  • 0.5 ips Tape – This is the slowest, most degraded tape version. It has an unstable haunting quality.
  • 3 ips Tape – The medium speed tape has a nice mix of warble and consistency.
  • 5 ips Tape – This set is much more consistent, while being warmer than the raw articulations.
  • Special Tape – This experimental group contains one-off articulations that utilize different combinations of sounds.
  • Reversed Sounds The core set of tape sounds, reversed.
  • Reversed Tape Sounds – One tape source per articulation was selected.
  • Extras – Includes bow clicks, bow noises, tape crackles, jangle percussion, and more.

Random Dice

The random dice control selects new articulations for each active layer from the Sound Book.

Global Volume Envelope (ADSR)

This bi-directional volume envelope is designed to provide quick last-minute tweaks. Attack, decay, sustain, and release can be added or subtracted from the existing layer envelopes.

Settings Page

  • Note & Velocity Splits – Note splits can be used to assign layers to different portions of the keyboard.
  • Random Splits – The random split page allows the probability that a note is heard to be defined per layer.
  • Random Seed – The random seed control influences the ‘random’ order of events throughout the library.
  • Pitch Bend, Voices, Purge – Pitch bend control can be assigned to each layer individually. Voice limits determine the maximum number of sounds heard at once. Purge – by default, the engine pre-loads only the samples from the articulations that are selected.
  • Velocity, Panning, ADSR – Allows control of the velocity curve and panning and envelope controls.
  • Offset & Timbre – These controls allow you to offset the start of a note positively or negatively, and borrow neighbouring notes and retunes them.

Macro Controls

The two macro controls offer a way to impact several parameters at once. By utilizing the range and curve controls it is possible to create surprising sounds along the course of the faders.

For more details on all of these features read the User Guide HERE.

Get Creative With Effects, Arpeggiator, Sequencer, Routing & NKS Integration


Each layer has a suite of eight effects, including delay, reverb, convolution, stereo width, phaser, compressor, filter, and EQ. After this point, the signal progresses to the master effects, unless bypassed on the main page routing panel.

The master effects panel swaps stereo width, EQ, and phaser for chorus, transient master, and a limiter. The order of effects can be changed by clicking and dragging the grab handle at the bottom of each unit.


It may seem like an odd choice for strings, but Sudden Audio found that the arpeggiator proved to be effective at creating intricate string textures as well as mangled string sounds.

Up to six independent parts can be used simultaneously. The basis of the arpeggiator is the algorithmic direction control (below velocity and length). This allows a set of instructions to be sent to the arpeggiator to allow for evolving patterns.

Sketching Mode

Sketching mode is an experimental feature aimed at pianists that is designed for quick sketching of cues. The engine interprets the left and right hands automatically. The left hand is arpeggiated, while the right hand is free to play melody notes.


The sequencer allows for automated control over many parameters in the RAW Strings engine. As with the arpeggiator it allows for multiple independent parts.


Routing controls for each layer can be accessed from the main page. By default each layer is sent to the Master FX, but this can also be bypassed for more variety.

NKS Integration

RAW Strings is fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol software and hardware keyboards from Native Instruments.

For more details on all of these features read the User Guide HERE.

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So What Can I Do With “RAW Strings”?

“RAW Strings” is a unique instrument that takes the classic orchestral string sound in brand new directions thanks to a comprehensive set of creative tools and effects, it is perfect for:

  • Cinematic Underscore
  • TV Drama
  • Sound Design

Compatible with free Kontakt Player or Kontakt version 6.2.2 or newer!

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  • 116 sound sources
  • 3 unique tape versions
  • 68 hand‐crafted presets
  • 16GB of samples (compressed to 10.4GB)
  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Intel Core i7 processor recommended
  • 10.4GB storage space required
  • Variable RAM footprint: less than 200MB with purge, or 2.2GB with all articulations loaded
  • Compatible with free Kontakt Player or Kontakt version 6.2.2 or newer!
  • Perfect for Cinematic underscore, TV Drama, Sound Design and much more!

What People Think About 55% off “RAW Strings” by Sudden Audio

  • "RAW Strings successfully brings some new ideas to the table while sounding superb along the way!"

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  • "RAW Strings provides a unique and creative palette for production and sound creation."

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  • "As you hold a chord the four layers available bend and twist, morph, and modulate over time. It encourages you to hold that chord just to see what sonic delights are ahead… RAW Strings is a gem. Please keep this a secret!"


    Guy Jackson

    Guy Jackson

    Composer - Sea Of Solitude

  • "RAW Strings is not another standard string library. It has a truly unique sound and incredibly inspiring presets. This library may be interesting for those who like character, and enjoy using more analogue, dusty sounding elements in their work."


    FLOEX (Tomáš Dvořák)

    FLOEX (Tomáš Dvořák)

    Composer - Pilgrims, Samorost, Machinarium

  • "RAW Strings is the most original and unique string library on the market. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve ever heard before. A truly remarkable achievement in sound design, playability and originality."

    Ken Lampl

    Ken Lampl

    Composer, Arranger, Performer - Pokémon, Frontera, Evanescence, Foreigner

  • "RAW Strings fits my film scores like a glove. Rough, organic, a little disturbing and sometimes beautiful. It sounds antique, analog, and it always surprises."

    Mark Korven

    Mark Korven

    Composer - The Witch, The Lighthouse, In the Tall Grass

  • "I have been using this on everything. Most expressive strings library I own… The flautandos are just perfect — expressive, delicate, unique. I LOVE this library."


    Joel Corelitz

    Joel Corelitz

    Composer - Gorogoa, Death Stranding, Halo Infinite, Eastward