LA Scoring Strings 3 LITE

LA Scoring Strings 3 LITE

LASS 3 LITE. . . the smaller sibling to LASS 3 (complete)

LA Scoring Strings 3 LITE is a library that captures some of the broad expressive range of its full-fledged sibling LASS 3 (complete). LASS 3 reinvents our classic strings library (LASS 2.5) by seamlessly integrating it into our new orchestral engine. This provides for a whole new host of features that were not available to LASS LITE until now. 

This 60-piece multi-instrument library was painstakingly developed by recording different string sections on a trusted scoring stage giving you “full” section mixes but does not include the isolated divisi sections like LASS 3 full).

From the delicate tones of a divisi section playing Sustains and beautiful legatos, to the power of Staccatos and Spiccatos, and everything in between.

What’s The Difference Between LASS 3 and LASS 3 LITE?

Take a look at the chart below. LASS 3 LITE contains ONLY the entries in red, while LASS 3 (complete) contains all entries in red and black:


What’s New To LASS 3 LITE?

  • Newly remapped and integrated into our new orchestral Engine
  • Greater legato range and flexibility (you can now have more exposed transitions)
  • Independent real-time control of Legato, Portamento, and Glissando speeds
  • Now has Look Ahead – saving you from tedious MIDI nudging
  • Integrated Bat Man Stage and Color profiles
  • Advanced Key Switching – Keyswitch with keys, CCs, and booleans
  • All-in-one master patches (no more need to load different patches per articulations)
  • Full NKS integration (for NI’s hardware)
  • Cubase, Logic, Performer, Reaper, and Studio One Expression Maps
  • Advanced RAM handling via our new engine
  • Advanced next-generation ART (Auto Rhythm Tools) that controls both Staccato and Spiccato simultaneously
  • Key Switchable Keys and Mixer Maps
  • Easier and improved instrument placement on Stage
  • Programmable Envelopes for Sustains
  • Integrated Modulators for Mixer FX controls

LASS 3 LITE Pricing

    LASS 3 LITE Upgrade Paths Cost
    LASS 3 LITE new purchase $229
    Previous LASS Lite Upgrade to LASS 3 LITE $119
    Previous LASS First Chair Upgrade to LASS 3 LITE $169
    Previous LASS Lite + FC (1-2) Upgrade to LASS 3 LITE $99

There is a clear upgrade path for previous LASS owners. Existing customers, the easiest way to view your savings is to log into our store with your Audiobro credentials here: Login

Audio & Video Demos

LASS 3 LITE is the smaller sibling of LASS 3 (complete) but the orchestral engine and user interface are the same. Head over here for video and musical examples of LASS.

LASS 3 LITE Details

1. Sections

    LASS 3 LITE includes all the major string sections, but not the smaller divisi sections that LASS 3 (complete) does. Below is an image showing you the approximate section layout on the recording stage.

Violin I FC: 1 player
Violins I Full Mix: 16 players

Viola FC: 1 player
Violas Full Mix: 12 players
Cello FC: 1 player
Cellos Full Mix: 10 players
Bass FC: 1 player
Basses Full Mix: 8 players

* Violins II players are derived from the same sample pool as Violins 1, except we programmed them to not phase when played with Violins 1

2. Access To All Articulations In One Patch

The main performance page interface allows quick access to all the main playback controls. Instruments come pre-configured for easy articulations switching but setting things up your own way is simple and intuitive. We have carefully programmed and combined multiple divisis into single patches making it simple and intuitive to load a group of divisis or a single divisi — you have total control. With our newer intelligent Auto Divisi, you can simply play and our engine will distribute the divisi sections evenly to your chord tones avoiding the dreaded (and fake-sounding) samples build-up sound so familiar in other libraries.

LASS 3 LITE Articulations

Legato | Sustains – Real legato, portamento, and glissando with user-controllable transition speeds and volumes. The sustained bowings include normal arco and sordino.


ShortsStaccato and spiccato. Depending on the section (Vlns vs Vlas), with combined divisi playing at the same time, you can have up to 128 round robins for the violins (4 x 4 x 4). Powerful play-assist, key switching, CC, and host automation options allow for changing these in a way that suits your work style.


Pizzicato – Plucking the note with the finger as opposed to bowing. Users can control the duration with the “Tighten” knob.


Tremolo – Rapid back-and-forth bowing at multiple dynamics that also have legato, portamento, and glissando integration.


Trills (Diatonic) – Major and minor trills at multiple dynamics that have been programmed to play diatonically to the key you choose. These have also have legato, portamento, and glissando integration.


Harmonics – Both fingered and open string harmonics played in the positions that yield the best position to yield great harmonic sustains.


Bartok Pizzicato – For the basses, we had the players pull the string back and let it slam into the fingerboard thus creating the famed Bartok Pizz. sound.

3. Deep DAW Integrations

Meticulous micro-editing (without all the editing)
Using the included robust Articulation Sets and Expression Maps users of Logic X and Cubase can tightly integrate Modern Scoring Strings articulations and settings directly into their DAWs. This allows for easier changing of articulations during and after recording in your parts without the ugly extra notes appearing in your piano roll and score editors. But taken to their full potential, these integrations also allow you to control the most critical performance features to get a great and expressive performance without the need for memorizing random CCs and KeySwitch notes.

A few advantages of using Articulation Sets or Expression Maps:

  • Set up live articulation switching directly in Logic/Cubase using a variety of methods.
  • Keep keyswitch notes and/or CCs out of your MIDI regions for easier reading and exporting of piano rolls and scores
  • Easily gain access to critical Modern Scoring Strings settings without any deep editing of random CCs required
  • Completely customizeable to your liking
  • Unify your preferred articulation switching methods across libraries


4. Ensemble and Stage

The Ensemble page is where the Stage and Audiobro’s coveted Auto Divisi and Delay & Humanization (DNH) features reside. Here you can choose and place your players on our virtual stage and our Auto Divisi will intelligently cater to your choices.

Some of the Ensemble Pages’s main features include:

  • Auto Divisi automatically adapts to your player choices
  • 52 ambiance presets using exclusive Audiobro IRs
  • X/Y pad for easy placement of players
  • Independent volume, width and pan per player
  • Adjustable Stage amounts for each microphone
  • Auto-purge samples from players that are not being used on stage

5. The Mixer with Sonic Profiles

LASS 3′s new Mixer engine features our LASS Sonic Profiles that allow you to mimic the sound of famous scores with the click of a button. In addition, the mixer still has our extensive Modulation, Automation and Effects Sends sections that allow you to tailor your sound in compelling ways while keeping things simple and intuitive.

Our new mixer has advanced features like:

  • Arco Sonic Profiles – over 16 proprietary IRs that mimic the sound of famous scores : Bat Man, Lost, Psycho, Cape Far, Barbs Adagio Shaws Redeemed etc.
  • Sordino Sonic Profiles – IRs to be used with the sordino samples that mimic the sound of famous scores : Private Ryan, Perdition, Bat Sordinos Airy Sordinos etc.
  • 20 key switchable user-definable Mixer snapshots
  • Divisi Mixer Channels
  • 28 Effects plugins
  • Over 50 filters to choose from
  • Put any effects or filters in any order in our insert slots
  • Assign MIDI CCs to a plugin Effect parameter
  • Modulation Tables to create compelling sonic landscapes
  • Chopper – rhythmically stutter any channel to your specifications

6. Komplete Kontrol and NKS

LASS 3 integrates seamlessly with Native Instrument’s Komplete Kontrol software and NKS* eco system.

Control the most important features of LASS 3 directly from NI hardware and using your sequencer’s device automation. We’ve made it quicker and easier to find sounds – browse and load all KOMPLETE Instrument presets from a single plugin. Knobs will display all the relevant controls on NI’s LED displays.

System Specifications for LA Scoring Strings 3

LA Scoring Strings Library Library Size:

  • About 4GB with lossless compressed audio files (approximately 6GB uncompressed). 8GB required during installation for the entire 4GB library.
    NOTE: Once successfully installed, please make a safe backup of the library for future reference. There is a $5 Amazon Web Server costs re-download fee if you want to re-download all of LASS Lite’s sample data.
    Supported Interfaces: 

  • Stand-alone, VST®, Audio Units™, AAX®

    Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows — Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (latest service pack), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (over 6 GB recommended – the more RAM, the better!)
    *** Windows XP is no longer supported. ***
  • Mac — Mac OS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 or 11 (latest update), i5, 4 GB RAM (over 8 GB recommended – the more RAM, the better!)

* NKS is a registered trademark of Native Instruments GmbH.