SYMPHONOVA

Stem-Production Software Service

Hybrid Production Transformed

Our system captures the musical expression of 2-12 musicians you record,
and shapes the performance of our virtual instruments to provide you with
musically authentic stems, quickly and at an affordable price.

Frustrated getting your sampled strings to sound expressive?​

Strings are at the heart of orchestral music, but getting sampled strings to sound expressive is possibly the most challenging of all sections in the orchestra. Now there is a new solution: you record 2-5 musicians, depending on your score and get full, expressive string stems including one divisi, with no overdubbing or multiplying.

How do we do it?

Our software captures the musical expression of the musicians recorded to shape the expression of the virtual instruments. The string stems generated using this innovative method sound authentic because they are based entirely on your musicians’ expression. The whole process is rapid and cost-effective, and provides you with the best ingredients for your mix.

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MUSICAL QUALITY

  • get musicians’ authentic expression 
  • focus on composition, not mockup
  • enables unlimited orchestration

POST-PRODUCTION

  • mix with unlimited flexibility
  • work with clean, no-bleed stems
  • easily correct performance details

LOGISTIC & COST

  • stems delivered within 3 working days
  • cost-effective for all project sizes
  • packages for strings & orchestra
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Process

1. SCORE

2. RECORD

3. UPLOAD

4. DOWNLOAD

  1. Send us your score
    • We review your score (a pre-order service) to specify the parts that must be recorded, in order for our system to give you the best results.
  2. Record your musicians
    • Check recording set-up requirements; recordings can be made remotely or as an ensemble.
    • Record between 2-12 parts (depending on your score).
    • Record musicians’ calibration scales.
  3. Upload your audio files
  4. Download your stems: receive a complete, multi-mic set of professional, musically-authentic stems. Enjoy mixing!

Listen to mixes made with our stems

Mahler —Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)

Strings Package

Recorded remotely by a string quintet; demonstrates slow, expressive legato strings across the dynamic range

Arensky — Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky: Var. VI (excerpt)

Strings Package

A remote recording by a violinist and a cellist transformed into a recording of a full-sized string orchestra.

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Packages

STRINGS

Minimum number of parts to be recorded:
2-5

Number of stems delivered: 
Up to 63

FEATURES
 Instrument groups:
1. High: Violin I, Violin II, Viola
2. Low: Cello, Double Bass

Mic Positions: 
3 for each Instrument Group (Close, Conductor Tree, Surround LR)

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ORCHESTRAL

Minimum number of parts to be recorded:
6-12

 Number of stems delivered: 
Up to 120

FEATURES

Instrument groups:
1. High WW (Fl+Ob+Cl)
2. Low WW (BCl+Bn)
3. Horns
4. Trumpets & Trombones
5. Harps
6. High Strings (Violin I, Violin II, Viola)
7. Low Strings (Cello, Double Bass)

Mic Positions:
3 for each Instrument Group (Close, Conductor Tree, Surround LR)

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FULL PRODUCTION SUITE

Minimum number of parts to be recorded:
up to 12

 Number of stems delivered: 
Up to 230

FEATURES

Instrument groups:
13 groups, by instrument family: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, harps, violin I, violin II, violas, cellos, double basses

Mic Positions:
5 for each Instrument Group (Super Dry, Close, Conductor’s Tree, Surround LR, Hall (Reverberant Field))

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