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Vertigo Strings by Cinematique Instruments

Deep woven strings

Vertigo Strings is an inspiring innovative string library for HALion created by Cinematique Instruments that goes far beyond the organic string sound. Essentially Vertigo Strings is a mélange of 16 meticulously selected sounds and instruments which can be mixed freely to fulfill your creative vision in an intuitive and easy way. 

Vertigo Strings in action

The included 15 presets give you a powerful set of sounds to provide an advanced starting point, even if you sketch a new idea.

Walkthrough Vertigo Strings

Vertigo Strings is a melting pot for the creation of new sounds — explore in this in-depth tutorial how you can make use of the intuitive user interface.

The dark twisted dream of any sound designer

The concept of Vertigo Strings

Vertigo Strings is the collection of 16 different and interesting sound sources. On the one hand, Vertigo Strings provides a gamut of articulations for violins, violas, celli, or an upright bass, ranging from fragile ponticello pianissimo and regular arco playing to harmonics and raw legato recordings. On the other hand, there are bowed guitars, tape recordings, a warm synth string patch as well as a vintage harmonium and much more.

Overall you get

  • 4 different violins (ponticello-pianissimo, arco, draft, harmonics)
  • 1 arco viola
  • 2 celli (ponticello-pianissimo, harmonics)
  • 2 upright basses (draft, arco)
  • a bowed guitar, psaltery, and a vintage harmonium
  • a synth string patch, resampled Zilhouette Strings, tape machine re-recorded strings and bowing noises

Additional information

Download manual

Installation via Steinberg Download Assistant

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For support on the library, please contact: Cinematique Instruments

For support on the installation or HALion, please visit the Steinberg Helpcenter

System requirements

Another way of creativity

No matter if we compose for films or produce an artist, we always try and use exceptional and sometimes weird instruments or sounds. If you share our love for “the other way”, we hope that you will find inspiration from our instruments to create your own music.

System requirements and compatibility

This is a HALion library which was developed by Cinematique Instruments and is only distributed by Steinberg. It can be used with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 or the free HALion Sonic SE 3. It is used standalone or as a plug-in in every DAW featuring VST, AAX and AU. © Copyright by Cinematique Instruments, Cologne/ Germany, 2009-2018

Vertigo Strings

Mac OS X


macOS 10.12 / macOS 10.13 64-Bit Windows 7* / 8.1 / 10
VST 3, AAX or AU compatible host application for using as plug-in VST 2, VST 3 or AAX compatible host application for using as plug-in
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
239 MB free HD space / internal or external SSD hard disk space
1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
OS compatible audio hardware**
Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.
Please note that this library requires at least HALion 6.1.15, HALion Sonic 3.1.15 or HALion Sonic SE 3.1.15
*Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 and Platform Update for Windows 7 Find out more
**ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance

Installing your software

Please download Vertigo Strings via the Steinberg Download Assistant.



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For support on the installation of the library or the host HALion, please visit the Steinberg Helpcenter