Berlin Strings

First Chairs

There are players, and then there are principals: Add depth and detail to your arrangements with
the principals of Berlin Strings First Chairs.

These hand-picked specialists will add definition to your string ensembles, making melodies sing.
And they also work beautifully as a string quintet, lending presence and vitality to your most
intimate compositions.


Violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass—all recorded across their full range
All players recorded separately and in situ
Multiple mic placements for a dynamic soundstage
Multiple dynamic levels
Full library of articulations and sustain styles
True adaptive legato
For layering with large ensembles or intimate quintet arrangements
Recorded at Berlin’s Teldex Scoring Stage

Add color and precision

Recorded in situ, the First Chairs—first violin, second violin, viola, cello,
double bass—shine out as lead instruments to lend extra definition and expressive
character to Berlin Strings, Berlin Strings Special Bows, or Metropolis Ark.

Make use of each instrument’s full natural range, explore multiple dynamic layers and mic positions,
and delve into a complete library of articulations, sustain styles, and legato transitions.

Layered atop a larger ensemble, First Chairs add three-dimensional relief. And used on their own,
these first-rate principals gel beautifully as a revelatory chamber ensemble.

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 Strings First Chairs

Lead instruments quintet


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

299,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Flying Across The Gallery (Sascha Knorr)
    Berlin Strings First Chairs
  • You Must Choose (by Adam Hochstatter)
    Berlin Strings First Chairs
  • First Chairs Teaser (by Sascha Knorr)
    Berlin Strings First Chairs
  • Cutie Pie (by Craig Sharmat)
    Berlin Strings First Chairs
  • Investigation Montage (by Benny Oschmann)
    Berlin Strings First Chairs
  • Tango Herrmannesqe (by Fritz v. Flotow)
    Berlin Strings First Chairs


  • SINE version: Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • Kontakt version: Works with Kontakt 5.5.1 full (Please note: Kontakt versions bought after Mar 23, 2021 can be upgraded to SINE for a support fee)
  • 78 GB of samples (30 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24 bit / 48 KHz patches
  • System requirements SINE:
  • Mac OS 10.13, i5, 4 GB RAM (16+ GB recommended)
  • Windows 10, Intel Core i5 or similar (Windows 7 is not officially supported)
  • Interfaces: VST, AU, AAX


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.