Cinematic ensembles and divisi

Created with award-winning composer Benjamin Wallfisch, this collection redefines contemporary sampled strings, setting a new standard for realism and expression. Write for strings like you would for a live orchestra—with no compromises. With loop-free long notes, a consistently dynamic sound, divisi for all sections, upbow and downbow strokes, 5 dynamic layers, an atmos mic setup, and a mix curated by Benjamin Wallfisch, these strings are the new benchmark for contemporary film scoring.


Tutti and divisi for all long notes and legatos
5 dynamic layers
Upbow and downbow strokes
Loop-free long-note sustains
‘Immersive’ mic position for atmos
Special mix options by Benjamin Wallfisch
Recorded at Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin
Loop-free long notes
Loop-free long notes
All long notes here are genuine long recordings, avoiding the looping common in sample libraries. All long notes have legato options too. The result: Maximum realism.
Divisi for all sections
Divisi for all sections
Benjamin Wallfisch Strings offers tutti and divisi sections, as well as a choice of upbow and downbow strokes, for all long notes and legatos. For example, the 14 first violins form the tutti, and you get two groups of 7 violins as divisi sections. Each section was independently recorded in situ, ensuring a consistent and entirely natural sound—no recordings were re-used here. This means you can create interlocking melodies and variations that sit perfectly in the sound stage, and perform like a live orchestra.
Upbow and downbow strokes
Upbow and downbow strokes
When writing for real strings, it’s common to specify the bowing direction—this can have a notable effect on the sound. Sample libraries rarely offer this level of control, but Benjamin Wallfisch Strings is an exception. Here you get a choice of upbow or downbow for all long notes from all sections. This means total control and maximum realism. Or simply an additional option for fine-tuning and balancing your sound.
Advanced dynamic expression
Advanced dynamic expression
Five dynamic levels for all core articulations gives you a new level of expression. Vibrato increases automatically at higher dynamics to underline high points in your compositions. This makes for immediate playability and superlative dynamic control.

About Benjamin Wallfisch

With over 100 film and TV credits to his name, multi award-winning composer Benjamin Wallfisch comes from a long line of renowned string musicians going back three generations. His movies have made over $4 billion at the international box office and his credits include blockbusters like IT, The Flash, Blade Runner 2049 (with Hans Zimmer), The Invisible Man, Mortal Kombat, Shazam!, Thirteen Lives, and the Academy Award best picture-nominee Hidden Figures.

He has conducted orchestras in concert around the world, including the London Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Netherlands Symphony to name a few, and has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Adele, Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, Pharrell, and Yuja Wang. Benjamin has spent a lifetime studying and learning from mentors from across the spectrum of music, which allows him to embrace multiple genres and disciplines in his own work. His passion for musical extremes and originality, whether for the orchestra or in the realm of electronic sound design, has earned him Golden Globe, BAFTA, Emmy, and two Grammy nominations.

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Perfectly integrated Teldex sound

Benjamin Wallfisch Strings is also available as a bundle with its sister collection, Stringscapes by Benjamin Wallfisch.

What’s more, both collections were recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin—the same place we recorded the Berlin Series, the Metropolis Ark Series, Miroire, and many other collections. We used the same basic mic setup every time, so you know that all these collections work perfectly together in the same sonic space.

Mic merging
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Greater usability
SINE is designed to complement the compositional workflow. Create on the fly with auto keyswitch options, and easy remapping tools.

Download à la carte
Choose only the instruments and mic positions that you currently need—no need to download the entire collection at once.


Benjamin Wallfisch Strings

Benjamin Wallfisch Strings

Cinematic ensembles and divisi


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

799,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Monolith by Benjamin Wallfisch
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • The Last Battle by Sascha Knorr (Strings and Stringscapes)
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • Eulogy by Friedrich Gattermann
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • Scherzo a la Cirque by Friedrich Gattermann
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • A Promise Kept by Benny Oschmann
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • Leaves Start Falling by Philipp von Hoeren
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • Doors and Windows by Benjamin Botkin (Strings and Stringscapes)
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • Murmuration by Claire Wickes
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings
  • Ocean Horizon by Emmanuel Jacob
    Benjamin Wallfisch Strings


  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINEplayer—NOTE: Latest version required.
  • 1072 GB of samples (501 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24 bit / 48 KHz patches
  • SINE system requirements:
  • Mac: macOS 10.13 or higher | Intel Core i5 or similar | Apple M1 chipset supported | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Windows: Windows 10 | Intel Core i5 or similar | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Formats supported: Standalone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Please note: This is a state-of-the-art string collection. Due to its size and number of samples, it requires a powerful computer to run as intended, especially when using multiple mic positions. We strongly recommend using a machine with fast CPU clock times, lots of memory, and an SSD drive (ideally internal). On some machines, you may want to take advantage of SINEplayer's mic merging feature to optimize performance.


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.