Muted string ensembles

Tap into a new emotional depth with the gentle, rounded sound of muted—con sordino—strings. Perfect for contemporary compositions, Berlin Con Sordino Strings combines subtlety and precision, offering unique textures with a truly extensive array of articulations. The sound is inspiring on its own, and blends beautifully with more traditional string sounds for rich, layered timbres.

Part of the acclaimed Berlin Series collections, Berlin Con Sordino Strings presents the authentic sound of string sections played with mutes. While other libraries artificially simulate string dampening, Berlin Con Sordino Strings delivers the meticulously recorded tones of physically muted instruments and the distinct style and feel produced from con sordino playing.

Extensive articulations: short notes, sustains, vibratos, rips, harmonics, and more
Additional articulations with ‘hotel’ mutes for unique tonal flavors
3 legato styles for smooth, realistic transitions
Louré legato patterns plus recorded arpeggios
6 mic positions
Blends perfectly with other Berlin Series string collections
Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin
Berlin Con Sordino Strings

Subtle and nuanced expression

While often used simply to make the sound quieter for practicing (hence the name ‘hotel’ mute), the muted sound also has its own subtle qualities—muted strings sound warmer, rounder and somehow more gentle without sacrificing expression. The con sordino sound is a wonderful additional color in your string collection—perfect for the emotional understatement, and a handy secret weapon for layering sound.

Berlin Con Sordino Strings

True Con Sordino

Berlin Con Sordino Strings offers a much sought-after sound in a completely unprecedented level of detail.

Multiple mutes

Select orchestral mute patches for a round timbre or ‘hotel’ practice mutes for a gentler, more dampened tone with sustains and tremolos.

3 legato modes

Choose from three legato styles—fingered, expressive, and playable runs—to create natural, seamless transitions between notes.

Extensive articulations

From staccato notes, rips, and drops to emotive sustains, swells, and tremolos plus harmonics, arpeggios, and Louré legato strokes.

Designed for blending

Use con sordino tones for overdubs or layer these distinctive textures with other Berlin Strings to produce rich, complex sounds.

In situ: Everything in its right place
In situ: Everything in its right place
All instruments were carefully recorded at the same natural gain levels, with musicians located in traditional orchestra seating positions. Everything blends naturally, in perfect balance. You gain a true, authentic, and immediate representation of your composition, right out of the box.
Instruments and sections
Instruments and sections
Berlin Con Sordino Strings includes rich instrument sections for full string arrangements and easy integration with other Berlin Series collections.
8first violins
6second violins

Part of the Berlin Series

Berlin Con Sordino Strings is part of the acclaimed Berlin Series—the most comprehensive, integrated collection of sampled orchestral instruments available. Con Sordino Strings adds unique textures that complement the rich sound of the other Berlin Strings collections. All Berlin Series libraries were recorded with the finest musicians, in situ, on the same Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin. Designed for complete consistency across the series, all Berlin Series libraries play together perfectly, enabling you to seamlessly incorporate new sounds and customize your virtual orchestra for each project.

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.


Berlin Strings

Berlin Con Sordino Strings

Muted string ensembles


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

499,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • A New System by Emmanuel Jacob
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Fleeing Home by Benny Oschmann
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • At First Sight by David Kudell
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Weltschmerz by Sascha Knorr
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Never Forget The Unforgettable by Maxi Menot
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Inexpressible by Ben Botkin
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Hiraeth by Alex Lamy
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Watercolor by Hanna Sophie Lüke
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Marigold by Nils Neumann
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Questa Volta by Allen Constantine
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Una Passeggiata by Philip Domenico Calisto
    Berlin Con Sordino Strings


  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • SINEarc compressed 50 GB / 125 GB uncompressed
  • 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 64 bit | Intel Core i5 or similar | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Formats supported: Standalone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX


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