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Reason Studios Friktion vs. Spitfire Studio Strings

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Reason Studios' recently released Friktion, a high-powered physical modeling synth designed to recreate strings with realistic, expressive sounds and infinitely tweakable character. But how does Friktion Stand up to a goliath of the string world - Spitfire Audio's Studio Strings?

Before we hear them side by side, be sure to download your free Reason 11 Cheat Sheet so you can quickly reach for the right synth at the right time.

I am surprisingly impressed by Friktion - it sounds fairly natural, and offers a lot of customizability. That said, I don't think it compares to Studio Strings. THAT SAID, Friktion costs less than half as much as Studio Strings, and comes with the ability to create unique, never-before-heard sounds.

It really depends on the style of music you like to make. For me, who dabbles in new classical, trailer music, and singer songwriter stuff, the more realistic tone that Spitfire offers makes it the right choice. But I could see Friktion working really well on a lot of hip hop and EDM tracks, while saving you beaucoup bucks.

If you want to learn more about Friktion, read the whole Friktion review here.

What do you think? Do you plan to buy Friktion, or are you saving up for something else?

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