Stringwerk vs Friktion

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stillifegaijin
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Post 21 Nov 2020

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on these? Are they different enough to merit having both?

I used my trial of Stringwerk way back when it came out and planned to get it eventually. I never did. Now I have Friktion, but we are considering getting Stringwerk from the rewards store and I'm not sure if it's sort of obsolete with Friktion? Since I already did a trial I can't do another to compare directly myself. So I ask...

Are they an either/or situation?

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esselfortium
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Post 21 Nov 2020

Completely different. Stringwerk doesn't do solo instruments, and you're not going to get a convincing ensemble out of Friktion.

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Post 22 Nov 2020

esselfortium wrote:
21 Nov 2020
Completely different. Stringwerk doesn't do solo instruments, and you're not going to get a convincing ensemble out of Friktion.
Thanks that makes total sense. Yeah, I just watched a video on Stringwerks and the difference is pretty clear.

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Post 22 Nov 2020

Yea agree with above.


This is more akin to what Friction does or attempts to do . SWAM looks decent and is as far as i can tell similar to Friction..although Swam has a seperate solo intrument for each of the 4 string famiies (and will cost you more) i think friction attemts to do all 4 strings in one unit with the addition of incorporating the type of extra sound design possibilities that swam will struggle to do.
Advantages of having both Friction and Strigwerk is that you have decent ensemble and solo strings attached to your Reason account and if your doing any king of live performance with Reason then its a no brainer.
Swam together with more expensive (eg Spitfire ) string libaries will burn a hole in your pocket ...possiibly force you to have to buy Kontakt and also force you to store alot of the vast content on an external hardrive. It will however poassibly achieve alot more realistic string results.

Regardless i think you can get Stringwerk and Frction in a sale.....having those ready to go in your reason account is a massive bonus for alot of dufferent scenarios.

iamthor4
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Post 22 Nov 2020

i was going to ask this question myself
tbh as i also have £50 rewards which would bring stringwerk to £49
but that friktion is pretty

iamthor4
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Post 22 Nov 2020

season of reason will come
after black friday wont it ?
i dont have money at the moment
and im
thinking will fricktion be on sale again
and will stringwerk and projectsam be on sale ?
i know you guys dont know but how likely is it fricktion will be on sale again in a short space of time like that ?
usually when do christmas sales start cheers

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bxbrkrz
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Post 22 Nov 2020

Or you can pay less than $10/month and not worry about deals on Friktion.

iamthor4
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Post 22 Nov 2020

bxbrkrz wrote:
22 Nov 2020
Or you can pay less than $10/month and not worry about deals on Friktion.
then i have to have my laptop online i disconnect the wifi from the motherboard and it runs faster lol so dont really like
the signing in option

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Post 22 Nov 2020

no problem
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Post 22 Nov 2020

iamthor4 wrote:
22 Nov 2020
delete this im not buying any of them orkestor is fine
We generally don't delete threads. This is a public forum. You asked a question and the community participated to help answer it.
Now people who have similar questions can use it to figure out similar questions by searching for it.

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Post 22 Nov 2020

eusti wrote:
22 Nov 2020
iamthor4 wrote:
22 Nov 2020
delete this im not buying any of them orkestor is fine
We generally don't delete threads. This is a public forum. You asked a question and the community participated to help answer it.
Now people who have similar questions can use it to figure out similar questions by searching for it.

D.
ok makes sense

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stillifegaijin wrote:
21 Nov 2020
Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on these? Are they different enough to merit having both?

I used my trial of Stringwerk way back when it came out and planned to get it eventually. I never did. Now I have Friktion, but we are considering getting Stringwerk from the rewards store and I'm not sure if it's sort of obsolete with Friktion? Since I already did a trial I can't do another to compare directly myself. So I ask...

Are they an either/or situation?
stringwerks is down to 49 bro i got it i dont get what the hype about friktion is tbh

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I think I'm going to merge this thread with the other thread asking about Friktion vs Stringwerk - posted the same day as this thread.
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iamthor4
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challism wrote:
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I think I'm going to merge this thread with the other thread asking about Friktion vs Stringwerk - posted the same day as this thread.
i got stringwerk
anywau bro

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iamthor4 wrote:
Yesterday
stillifegaijin wrote:
21 Nov 2020
Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on these? Are they different enough to merit having both?

I used my trial of Stringwerk way back when it came out and planned to get it eventually. I never did. Now I have Friktion, but we are considering getting Stringwerk from the rewards store and I'm not sure if it's sort of obsolete with Friktion? Since I already did a trial I can't do another to compare directly myself. So I ask...

Are they an either/or situation?
stringwerks is down to 49 bro i got it i dont get what the hype about friktion is tbh
I already had Friktion when I asked this question and I really like the expressiveness of it and it's ability to be generate more synth like textures and ambience in addition to more natural instruments like strings and flute. But after looking into Stringwerks I did decide to use my Rewards to buy that also. So, now I have both and I think they are both useful and well worth it. Different tools for different things and I'm looking forward to using them together soon.

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stillifegaijin wrote:
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iamthor4 wrote:
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stringwerks is down to 49 bro i got it i dont get what the hype about friktion is tbh
I already had Friktion when I asked this question and I really like the expressiveness of it and it's ability to be generate more synth like textures and ambience in addition to more natural instruments like strings and flute. But after looking into Stringwerks I did decide to use my Rewards to buy that also. So, now I have both and I think they are both useful and well worth it. Different tools for different things and I'm looking forward to using them together soon.
nice im gonna leave friktion ive gone over my quota and i need more presents for the kids lol , im not sure id use friktion to be honest glad you got both i was going to use my reward for stringwerk but then it disspeard and then went stringwerk went on sale today so i got it today 🙂

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