Analog Strings Tutorial

Output Analog Strings Explained®

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    Presets (2:37)


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    Layers & Sound Sources (3:11)


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    Looping Sound Sources (2:45)


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    Amp Envelope (3:02)


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    Pitch Modulation (5:03)


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    Mono, Glide, & Color (3:00)


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    FX (4:07)


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    LFO Rhythm Generators (4:53)


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    Step Sequencer (5:35)


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    Flux (5:31)


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    Arpeggiator (5:20)


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    Macros & MIDI Learn (6:30)


Eli Krantzberg delivers in-depth video tutorials about Output's latest smash hit virtual instrument, Analog Strings. Learn all the features and functions as well as how to get creative and dial-in standard and other-worldly string sounds and parts!

Eli starts off with the interface and how to load and browse presets, followed by layering sounds, and looping sources. Synth parameters such as Amp Envelopes, Pitch Mod, Mono, Glide and Color are all explained, as well as videos on all the effects and how they each add to your sound.

Eli then reveals the powerful LFO Rhythm Generators, Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator and more, allowing you to truly create mind blowing string parts and effects.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you're excited to explore this amazing string VI and see just what it can do, get "Output Analog Strings Explained" today!


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JimGramze
Submitted 1 year ago

Rushed review making the instrument sound bad.

I've come to regret Eli being the presenter in these videos when I used to think of him as my favorite. Rush rush rush, don't blink or you'll miss three entire points of consideration. From the brief trailer of this product I was lead to believe it sounds amazing. From this video I find that I don't like how it sounds at all. I was very interested to see what the acoustic symphonic string presets sounded like. We really get zero presentation of how any preset sounds like outside the rush to show feature and parameter adjustment. If ever there was a video presentation on Groove3 that pushed me away from considering buying a product it is this one right here. It sounds like crap and here's some various ways to mess with it's awful sound.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

Response from :

Hi there, thank you for your comments. I'm sorry you found the pace of the videos too quick. Hopefully pausing and reviewing certain sections will help to get the most you can from them. The Output instrument GUIs are deep. Covering all the features in a comprehensive manner doesn't afford much time for auditioning presets. I always try and present instrument features with musical examples, and one of the beautiful things about Analog Strings is that it is set up for extreme tweaking, which can take the samples in a wide range of directions. It's inevitable that not every direction will appeal to everyone. I sincerely hope that you will still give Analog Strings a try. It’s a fabulously inspiring instrument to play and to tweak, and Output offers a money back guarantee if you don't like it, so there’s nothing to loose. Thanks again for your feedback! -Eli K.
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Alex M
Submitted 1 year ago

Useful exploration

Goes through useful stuff I probably wouldn't have explored.

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JGGNV
Submitted 1 year ago

Good overview

A good overview of Analog Strings. I like the fast pace that Eli does in all of his videos. No need to tell us what he's going to talk about, he just gets right into talking about it. The flux section was the most interesting for me.

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Output Analog Strings Explained® is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Useful exploration Goes through useful stuff I probably wouldn't have explored.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good overview A good overview of Analog Strings. I like the fast pace that Eli does in all of his videos. No need to tell us what he's going to talk about, he just gets right into talking about it. The flux section was the most interesting for me.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Rushed review making the instrument sound bad. I've come to regret Eli being the presenter in these videos when I used to think of him as my favorite. Rush rush rush, don't blink or you'll miss three entire points of consideration. From the brief trailer of this product I was lead to believe it sounds amazing. From this video I find that I don't like how it sounds at all. I was very interested to see what the acoustic symphonic string presets sounded like. We really get zero presentation of how any preset sounds like outside the rush to show feature and parameter adjustment. If ever there was a video presentation on Groove3 that pushed me away from considering buying a product it is this one right here. It sounds like crap and here's some various ways to mess with it's awful sound.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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