15 Free String VST Plugins – Best String VSTs

Here are the Best Free String VST Plugins online that can be used with FL Studio, Reason, Ableton Live, and other VST supported software.

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Best Free String VST Plugins

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7 Free String VST Plugins for FL Studio ( Best String VSTs )

DSK Overture

Free String VST Plugins for FL Studio ( Best String VSTs ) 

Classic orchestra instruments.

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Orchestral Strings One

 Orchestral Strings One

Orchestral Strings One was recorded utilizing the legendary acoustics in the famous Berliner Hall – home of the world class BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER. Our full string orchestra contains 14 violins, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses.

Orchestral Strings One Demo

The Total Composure Orchestra

The Total Composure Orchestra - Free String VST Plugins  

The Total Composure orchestra (TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are in the public domain. Total Composure is the first to offer such a library exclusively for the Kontakt format; making use of Kontakt’s scripting capabilities to greatly enhance the playability, realism, and functionality of these public domain samples.

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DSK World StringZ

 DSK World StringZ - Best String VST Plugins

8 world string instruments: Celtic harp, Cumbus, Dobro, Kanun, Koto, Dulcimer, Tar, Turkish oud.

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DSK Strings

DSK Strings 

2 layers, 22 waveforms. Octave select and micro-detuner. Effects (Delay, flanger). Midi automation

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Section Strings

Section Strings 

String VST plugin.

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Matnitron is a one-preset strings module with amplitude envelope generator.

Matnitron is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows and it is free.

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Nabla – Windows / Mac

Nabla VST Plugin

The Nabla is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG Delta DL-50 Strings Synthesizer from 1979. Is is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. The main features are:

  • Paraphonic Synthesizer and Strings sections
  • Up to 64 voices polyphony
  • Synthesizer section:
  • Four band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators
  • Additional noise generator
  • 4-pole zero-delay feedback bandpass/lowpass filter
  • Strings section: Two band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators
  • 2-band equalizer
  • Ensemble effect
  • Flexible pitch/filter modulation by LFO or noise
  • Tweaks (not to be found in the original Delta):
  • “GOD Mode” to provide true polyphony
  • Panning for Synthesizer/Strings sections
  • Built-in phaser and delay effects
  • Double precision audio processing
  • All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

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Orpheus – Windows

 Orpheus VST Plugin

Orpheus is a Strings / Organ machine.

  • 2 generators with 3 strings type + organ.
  • 128 voices polyphonic.
  • Unison.
  • Drift.
  • Mono mode with portamento.
  • Vibrato.
  • 3 bands resonators with LFO and randomize button.
  • Low / High EQ.
  • Chorus.
  • Delay.
  • Auto-Pan.
  • Tremolo.
  • Fake LCD display for patch management.

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String Synthesizer – Windows / Mac

String Synthesizer

Emulation (no samples here!) of those string synthesizers of the late 70’s made famous by ARP and Solina. It features a full ADSR envelope generator, a small effect section with a phaser, a delay and of course the ‘ensemble’ effect.

Included are 40 patches by Tim Conrardy, UGO, Matthew DeMeritt and Dr Ambient.

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Deputy Mark II

Deputy Mark II

The Deputy Mark II is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) in the tradition of classic string machines and early “polyphonic” synthesizers, written in native C++ code for high performance.

  • Polyphonic string/synthesizer (Poly) section and monophonic synthesizer (Mono) section
  • Built-in Ensemble and Phaser effects
  • Flexible keyboard assignment for Poly and Mono section
  • All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers
  • Exchangeable graphics (for individual skinning)
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

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B Serrano : Selena – Windows

B Serrano : Selena

Selena is a downsized version Horus, focused on the string machine aspect.

  • 32 voices polyphonic.
  • 2 oscillators: 8′ and 4′.
  • Phaser.
  • Delay.
  • Chorus.
  • Notes are placed in the stereo field according the keyboard tracking.

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13. Horus


Horus is something between a string machine and a poly synth.

  • 64 voices polyphonic.
  • 4 oscillators: 4′, 8′, 16′, 32′
  • Chorus
  • Auto-Wah
  • Static formant filter
  • LP filter
  • 1 LFO (sine)
  • Phaser
  • Stereo delay
  • Full MIDI learn

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Horus mkII – Windows / Mac

Horus mkII is a remade version of Horus string machine.

  • Waveform choice for Strings and LFO.
  • Phaser’s speed coefficient (a pop-up menu by clicking on “Speed” label.
  • Mono mode with portamento.
  • Vibrato by Mod-wheel, Breath or pedal.
  • Fake LCD display for patch management.
  • New appearance.

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Surya – Windows


Surya is a string synthesizer.

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Free String Samples

  • Meatbass – 434 Free string samples ( 242 MB )

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Written By Mark V.

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  1. thank you very much………
    this is really helpful….

  2. Great helper for me………

  3. Awesome – don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount for East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra now.

  4. That’s great stuff but I cannt get hold of it.How must I download please?

  5. Click the links to visit the sites, and look for the download links on the post.

  6. I started using TCO but then the instruments locked up because they were only demo is that the case for all of these VSTs? Are they really just demos?

  7. I am currently using fl v12 on iMac. I’m having trouble finding the mp3 after rendering. Can you help me out? Thanks

  8. Great stuff.. And, @Sam j, I dunno of iMac but I am pretty sure it has the same folder as windows. Check the folder where you installed the fl studio, look for a folder by name Data. Open it and open the subfolder by name Project. You should find your rendered mp3 files there. ;)

  9. im having a problen with making hip hop beats can you help me

  10. excelente optiom

  11. Nice thanks.

  12. Hip-Hop drum beats differ in style a lot. I’d recommend listening to whatever style you’re going for and paying attention to the beats. Don’t straight-up copy what you hear, but try to base something new off of it. Your drum samples are obviously really important, too.

  13. All these sound more like synthesizers than authentic strings.

  14. I eventually downloaded Section Strings, and discovered that it sounds better than any of the free Sonatina Symphony Orchestra string samples. Until I find something better, Section Strings will be my default choice.

  15. Beautiful. String Sculptor VST Plugins Download
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  16. thank you for this useful post

  17. THANKS

  18. Some great suggestions here I recently wrote an article about free harp VSTs and sample libraries and One VST I found particularly useful for creating harp sounds is Etherealwinds Harp II (the Communtiy Edition is free). I also found that DSK has other stringed instruments in their arsenal as well (some guitars, for example).

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