SONiVOX Announces Playa Hip Hop Strings – Hip Hop Virtual Instrument

Brandon Drury —  January 15, 2010

Premier provider of virtual instrument technology rolls out new Hip Hop Production Strings Plugin for MAC & PC.

SONiVOX, Boston based virtual instrument manufacturer today announced the availability of Playa- Hip Hop Strings, an innovative new virtual instrument plug-in for MAC and PC designed to provide hip hop, r’n’b, & pop producers a fast and easy way to add professional, top quality strings to their productions.

Hip Hop Strings’ distinctive user interface affords effortless integration of midi keyboards and MPC pad controllers, bridging the gap between MPC style music creation and the computer-based virtual instrument environment.

Playa Hip Hop Strings is packed to the brim with eight gigabytes of premium instruments forged from the distinguished SONiVOX Symphonic String Collection, a library featuring top players from the world-renowned Boston Pops & Boston Ballet Orchestras, recorded and programmed by SONiVOX’s award-winning sound design team. Designed for maximum sonic and stylistic versatility, every instrument, including the generous selection of pre-assembled multi-tempo/multi-key strings construction kits, has been expertly crafted to yield the utmost in fidelity and performance.

Playa – Hip Hop Strings Features At A Glance:

• 8 Gigabytes of Premium String Content – Featuring Some of Boston’s Most Accomplished Orchestral Musicians

• Over 200 String Instrument Patches and Pad Layouts

• Large Selection of Loops With Combined Legato, Staccato, and Pizzicato In All Major and Minor Keys; Each in 3 Tempos

• 16 User Programmable and Assignable Pads – For quick and easy MPC style beat construction.

• Over 50 Pad layouts – Hip Hop Strings is designed to get the producer going rite away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, and user programmable layouts.

• MIDI Learn & Save Function – Hip Hop Strings is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller.

• Independent Zone Tempo-Synced Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode.

• Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer.

• Keys Mode – For standard keyboard play/performance.

• User Editable Envelope & Filter Controls.

• PC Standalone, VST and RTAS Compatibility.

• MAC Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS Compatibility.

Playa – Hip Hop Strings is available now with a MSRP of $149 and an introductory street price of $99.

For more information about Playa- Hip Hop Strings, including audio demos and videos, please visit

NAMM Show attendees are invited to stop by SONiVOX’s booth #6828 to take Playa – Hip Hop Strings for a test drive.


SONiVOX provides a multi-tiered suite of premier sound products that give voice to consumers ranging from professional musicians to over 100 million cellular users worldwide.

For years, SONiVOX, formerly Sonic Implants, has provided leading musicians and composers in the film and television industries with the tools needed to create world-class audio content for chart-topping movie, music and television projects.

Whether it’s high-end sound libraries & virtual instruments for leading Hollywood film composers, home-studio musicians, or millions of cell phone users, SONiVOX enjoys a worldwide reputation as a company producing “sound that rocks.” For review copies and more information please contact SONiVOX at 617 718-0202 | Follow SONiVOX on Twitter

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Brandon Drury quit counting at 1,200 recorded songs in his busy home recording studio. He is the creator of and is the author of the Killer Home Recording series.