CAGE Strings Edition

CAGE Strings Edition

  • Comprehensive Aleatoric Ensemble String FX
  • Also Available in Soundpaint ($50) with 127 Dynamic Layers
  • 9 Microphones (incl. 4 divisi spot mics)
  • 29.27GB
  • High String Section (Violins and Violas)
  • Low String Section (Cellos and Basses)
  • 80,000+ Lines of Custom Code
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Aleatoric String Effects

Welcome to CAGE – the most comprehensive collection of Orchestral Effects ever done.

CAGE comes in three dedicated volumes for Strings, Brass and Woodwinds and each volume contains 9 microphone positions. The microphones are divided into two core groups: Ensemble (Close, Mixed, Decca, Far, Wide) and Divisi (Spot Mic 1, 2, 3 and 4). So, whether you want full ensemble or more chamber (divisi) oriented FX – it’s all there at your fingertips.

We wanted to create something definitive and unrivaled. The String Edition alone contains over 1,100 articulations, and it is nearly impossible to find an effect not covered. The incredible depth of articulations is supported by our custom CAGE Chaos Engine, which contains over 80,000 lines of code. The CAGE Chaos Engine allows you to take complete control of the samples and you can control over 1,500 sample parameters with a single click. In addition, you can also randomize all the rack-fx (ex. trance-gate, filters, EQ).

The entire user-interface was designed in gorgeous 3D, so it is easy for newcomers as well as experts. 

But most importantly CAGE is the most comprehensive collection of orchestral FX ever done. Take something as simple as a “string riser”.  It’s no longer matter of whether you want a rising string sound. It is a matter of whether you want it in normal legato glissando or perhaps with tremolo motion to it – maybe you want more of a trill based glissando or maybe you just want a horrific grinding string variation. CAGE has it all and is the definitive collection of orchestral FX. 



Hyper Flexible User Interface

CAGE has one of the most advanced, yet highly intuitive interfaces for orchestral sampling. We took a variety of the concepts from our V8P/8W Orchestral library and ported them into CAGE. The UI includes an advanced articulation browser with assignable articulations, advanced arpeggiation, and polyphonic step sequencing.

CAGE Strings Edition

Superior Mics and Mixing

CAGE Strings Edition

CAGE contains 9 different microphones, which are divided into 5 ensemble mics (close, mixed, decca, far, wide) and 4 divisi mics (spot 1-4), allowing you to dial in the perfect sound of your choice. In addition, CAGE also comes with a wealth of convolution presets, so you can add otherworldly flavors to your sound.

CAGE Chaos Engine

The CAGE Chaos Engine is perhaps the most extreme feature in CAGE. We wanted to take the concept of Aleatoric (Chance & Randomization) Music and port into the user-interface. The CAGE Chaos Engine allows you randomize over 1,500 sample parameters with one click, while also randomizing our new 8Dio FX System (3.0).

CAGE Strings Edition



High Strings Hits and Pulses

  • Cluster Chop Low
  • Cluster Chop High
  • Ricochet Bridge
  • Grinding Bridge
  • Dead Ranger
  • Bow Hits

High Strings Textures

  • The Grind
  • Face Hunter
  • Cams Childhood
  • Chopping Chaos
  • Chatter Chaos
  • Cluster Pizz

High Strings Gliss Short

  • Edgy Tremolo
  • Taunting Gliss
  • High Up
  • Tearing Bridge
  • Harmonic Bow

High Strings Gliss Medium

  • Tearing Gliss
  • Behind the Bridge
  • Eerie Trem Bends 1
  • Eerie Trem Bends 2
  • Eerie Trem Bends 3
  • Eerie Trem Bends 4

High Strings Gliss Long

  • Instant Ending
  • Chaos Gliss
  • Minor Trill Gliss
  • Spider Gliss
  • Slow Grudge
  • Aggressive Tremolo
  • Harmonic Gliss
  • Colin Is Lost

Low Strings Hits

  • Cluster Chop
  • Savage Hits
  • Sul Pont Chop
  • Sul Pont Tears
  • Sul Pont Diss Bow
  • Sul Pont Resonator
  • Wooden Taps

Low Strings Pulses

  • Ricochet Dissonance
  • Bridge Gliss
  • Grinding Wave
  • Savage Scales

Low Strings Textures

  • Death Trem Short
  • Death Trem Med
  • Death Trem Long
  • Troels Singing
  • Mamas Favourite
  • Colin Is Scared
  • Tawnias Revenge
  • Behind Bridge
  • Cluster Pluck

Low Strings Gliss Short

  • Tremolo Gliss
  • Taunting Gliss
  • Behind Bridge
  • Tearing Gliss
  • Harmonic Bow

Low Strings Gliss Long

  • Behind Bridge
  • Aggressive Tremolo
  • Minor Trill Gliss
  • Trill Gliss
  • Harmonic Gliss
  • Chaos Gliss


5 Ensemble Microphones 

  • Close 
  • Mixed 
  • Decca 
  • Far 
  • Wide

4 Divisi Microphones 

  • Spot 1 
  • Spot 2 
  • Spot 3 
  • Spot 4


  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with Free Kontakt Player 
  • Approx. 30GB harddrive space 
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram 
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram