Streichfett is built around a pair of DSP-based sound engines: a 128-voice polyphonic Strings section and an eight-voice polyphonic Solo section. It emulates the vibe of the slightly kitsch and inauthentic string machines of the '70s and '80s.
You don't have a tremendous amount of control - just a few simple sound-shaping knobs and another to blend the two sections together - but you can produce a decent variety of synthesized string tones, and it's great fun to play with. MIDI I/O and left/right audio outputs are present and correct.
Value for money:
Streichfett is certainly a curio rather than an essential all-rounder, but its price reflects this, and there's something to be said for having an unusual synth like this in your arsenal.
You're unlikely to use the Streichfett in all of your productions, so it's definitely a luxury, and there's no getting past its inherent limitations. Don't come here expecting realistic orchestral strings, either.
Anyone who wants the ultimate '70s porn synth, obviously, and fun-seeking synth fans who have some spare cash to spend on something a little different4 Stars
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