CAGE Strings Edition

CAGE Strings Edition

  • Comprehensive Aleatoric Ensemble String FX
  • 9 Microphones (incl. 4 divisi spot mics)
  • Size: 27.7GB
  • High String Section (Violins and Violas)
  • Low String Section (Cellos and Basses)
  • 80,000+ Lines of Custom Code
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required


CAGE Strings

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 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.

Superior Mics and Mixing

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).



High String Long-Effects 

  • Strings Bends Eerie Lost 
  • Sul Ponticello Tremolo Minor Ascending Gesture 
  • Sul Ponticello Tremolo Tritone Ascending Gesture 
  • Minor Trill Clusters 
  • Chatter Chaos 
  • Aggressive Chopping Bow Long Phrase 
  • Grinding Strings Glissandi 
  • Grinding Random Texture 
  • Harmonic Glissando 
  • Disturbing Textural Tremolo Shrieking Bowings 
  • Disturbing Textural Bowings 
  • Disturbing Textural Random Chatter 
  • Disturbing Textural Descending Glissando 
  • Disturbing Textural Ascending Glissando 
  • Long Glissando Falls 
  • Long Glissando Risers 
  • Fortissismo Glissando 
  • Tremolo Glissando Faster 
  • Minor Trill Glissando 

High Strings Short-Effects 

  • Fast Gliss Up & Down 
  • Aggressive Dissonant Strike Position 1 
  • Aggressive Dissonant Strike Position 2 
  • Cutting Dissonant Ricochet 
  • Short Legato Glissando Tear Descending 
  • Short Legato Glissando Tear Ascending 
  • Harmonic Glissando Strokes 
  • Very Short Glissando Hits 
  • Glissando Pizzicato Chaos 

Low String Long-Effects 

  • Forte Trill Impulses 
  • Con Legno Chaos 
  • Pizzicato Chaos 
  • Chopping Bow Chaos 
  • Short Tremolo Glissando w/ Tear 
  • Eerie Textural Sustains 
  • Agitated Bending Bows 
  • Grinding Dissonant Hit Longer 
  • Behind The Bridge Chaos 
  • Disturbing Textural Random Chatter 
  • Textural Random Chatter 2nd variation 
  • Tremolo Glissando Medium Descending 
  • Grinding Textural Chaos 
  • Harmonic Glissando Low String 
  • Minor Trill Glissando 
  • Textural Chaos 
  • Tremolo Glissando Slow 

Low String Short-Effects 

  • Chaos Hits 
  • Aggressive Dissonant Strikes 
  • Aggressive Dissonant Hits 
  • Aggressive Dissonant Hits Sul Ponti 
  • Grinding Dissonant Hits Sul Ponti 
  • Savage Hits 
  • Tremolo Glissando Short Descending 
  • Very Short Glissando 
  • Low Aggressive Bow Tap 
  • Savage Runs 
  • Harmonic Gliss Hits 
  • Dissonant Resolving Tremolo Bends Short 


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