Brand new Reason Studios Instrument : Friktion Strings

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Post 28 Aug 2020

moneykube wrote:
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Mint wrote:
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Yip agreed with some of your points, apart from the purchase bit. £100 price tag, seems a bit steep.
139 CAD,,, up there indeed
8( yeah almost $10 more than conversion. Can we have realtime conversion, or back to the more conservative $129 price. ;)

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Post 28 Aug 2020

Faastwalker wrote:
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moneykube wrote:
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but Black Friday is coming... one can hope.
CephaloPod wrote:
27 Aug 2020
First RE I've contemplated buying in quite some time. Trying not to spend money on REs though.
Black Friday is a way off yet. I rarely buy new RE's without an intro price for fear of the inevitable sale.

But this one is a bit special so may well have to jump on Friktion post TRY period. I think it's awesome :thumbs_up:
everything I have heard ... I really like... I do agree it is worth a spin :exclamation: :exclamation:

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Post 28 Aug 2020

doze wrote:
28 Aug 2020
moneykube wrote:
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139 CAD,,, up there indeed
8( yeah almost $10 more than conversion. Can we have realtime conversion, or back to the more conservative $129 price. ;)
wondered about that... ... plus 1 :exclamation:

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Post 28 Aug 2020

So I have a question, is this any different from String Werks? I am sure it may be if we were to look at the intricate details, but if I had String Werks, would it make sense to get this?

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Post 28 Aug 2020

LOVE STRINGS period... got both... and from demos this seems more versatile... so whining over... bought and in rack... woo hoo... excited actually... :puf_smile: :puf_smile: :puf_smile: come on random panda stuff... bring it on ! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: the demos are awesome... if I can emulate half of that I'll be more then happy... completes my needs imo... testing begins :puf_wink:

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Post 28 Aug 2020

JohnsonG wrote:
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So I have a question, is this any different from String Werks? I am sure it may be if we were to look at the intricate details, but if I had String Werks, would it make sense to get this?
It seems to me that String Werks is more ensemble focused, while Friction is more solo focused. But above those perspectives, Friction is obviously more flexible as an instrument since you can create your own instruments, not only bowed strings. There are a couple of examples in the Friction sound bank. You probably can't go wrong owning both. :D

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Post 28 Aug 2020

moneykube wrote:
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doze wrote:
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8( yeah almost $10 more than conversion. Can we have realtime conversion, or back to the more conservative $129 price. ;)
wondered about that... ... plus 1 :exclamation:
I wondered why our Rewards vouchers haven't gone up in value.
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Post 28 Aug 2020

Love the name too. Friction is also the key to creativity.
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Post 28 Aug 2020

MrFigg wrote:
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moneykube wrote:
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wondered about that... ... plus 1 :exclamation:
I wondered why our Rewards vouchers haven't gone up in value.
lol... over a hundred points... I want to use em all at once... support ticket in one week ago
I thimk109 points now...got all i want but pop chords.... perhaps spire if I can add up to 100 off... other stuff priced for those that love on mars lol... RS ADD MORE TO REWARD SHOP PLEASE

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Post 28 Aug 2020

I download the test version and "wow", it sounds fantastic!


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Post 28 Aug 2020

Faastwalker wrote:
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damn, got Jordan Rudess on board. nice!

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Post 28 Aug 2020

guitfnky wrote:
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Faastwalker wrote:
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damn, got Jordan Rudess on board. nice!
Is this just a sneak peek? Or is this 15 seconds the extent of playing with Friktion that we will get from Jordan?

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Post 28 Aug 2020

Oh here's a part 2:



The plucks, pads, and weird sounds is where it's at with Friktion.

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Post 28 Aug 2020

joeyluck wrote:
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damn, got Jordan Rudess on board. nice!
Is this just a sneak peek? Or is this 15 seconds the extent of playing with Friktion that we will get from Jordan?
based on the watermark, I assumed it’s a teaser for something he’ll be sharing via Patreon. but I don’t really follow his videos or anything, so I’m just speculating.

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Post 28 Aug 2020

guitfnky wrote:
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joeyluck wrote:
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Is this just a sneak peek? Or is this 15 seconds the extent of playing with Friktion that we will get from Jordan?
based on the watermark, I assumed it’s a teaser for something he’ll be sharing via Patreon. but I don’t really follow his videos or anything, so I’m just speculating.
It could be something Reason Studios purchased via Patreon?

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Post 28 Aug 2020

joeyluck wrote:
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guitfnky wrote:
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based on the watermark, I assumed it’s a teaser for something he’ll be sharing via Patreon. but I don’t really follow his videos or anything, so I’m just speculating.
It could be something Reason Studios purchased via Patreon?
possibly. if I were a betting man, I’d guess probably not though. from what I know of Rudess, he’s all about new tools and technologies, so I suspect he’s just genuinely interested.

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Post 28 Aug 2020

Loque wrote:
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I was just thinking, that the color scheme reminded me on something...and than i had it:

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I'm digging the blue/orange thing more & more.
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Post 28 Aug 2020

JohnsonG wrote:
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So I have a question, is this any different from String Werks? I am sure it may be if we were to look at the intricate details, but if I had String Werks, would it make sense to get this?
StringWerks doesnt give a solo violin. Thats the only reason for me to get this new string machine. So I can stick it thru a Marshall cab sim and do Jean Luc Ponty covers.

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JohnsonG wrote:
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So I have a question, is this any different from String Werks? I am sure it may be if we were to look at the intricate details, but if I had String Werks, would it make sense to get this?
String Werks is extremely limited in scope, as it's just a rompler (sample library). Friktion is a 100% physically modeled string synthesizer. There are no samples used whatsoever (non withstanding the IR response reverb built-in). String Werks and Friktion are completely different in scope and sound, but they do compliment each other nicely IMHO.
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Post 29 Aug 2020

I would rather go with synthesized strings over sample based creations that take up much drive space... I have them both... both augment one another... friction is impressive all around... a few more mod slots could be added though... perhaps in an update. 6mb... love it... good for my old ssd second computer running 10 filled up to capacity! Friction has all I wanted in a software string instrument... still love stringwerks as well... just try it !

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Post 29 Aug 2020

While a few guys here mentioned SWAM, i just had a quick look. They sound pretty realistic IMO. I like the mechanical stuff, where i can change the hardness of the bow hitting the string. Pretty awsome. And its currently on sale for a slappy 1400+ bucks you can get the whole bundle, nearly 400 for the solo strings only. What a steal :-D

Nevertheless, the bow-hitting-control of SWAM impressed me.
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Post 29 Aug 2020

Loque wrote:
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While a few guys here mentioned SWAM, i just had a quick look. They sound pretty realistic IMO. I like the mechanical stuff, where i can change the hardness of the bow hitting the string. Pretty awsome. And its currently on sale for a slappy 1400+ bucks you can get the whole bundle, nearly 400 for the solo strings only. What a steal :-D

Nevertheless, the bow-hitting-control of SWAM impressed me.
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Post 29 Aug 2020

Marco Raaphorst wrote:
28 Aug 2020
Love the name too. Friction is also the key to creativity.
And creating life ;)

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Post 30 Aug 2020

Anybody tried this with a Leap Motion Controller? Or this controller in general in Reason?
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