LA Scoring Strings 3

LA Scoring Strings 3

The next evolutionary step in LA Scoring Strings. Simple to use, more powerful than ever!

LA Scoring Strings 3 reinvents our renowned classic string library, integrating it seamlessly into our new orchestral engine with a host of new features.

LASS is our famous original 60-piece multi-instrument divisi string library, painstakingly developed by recording three different divisi sections (¼ + ¼ + ½ section at a time) on a trusted scoring stage, for unprecedented individual control of each section. We have also recorded First Chair players so you can layer them with the sections or use them as soloists.

From the delicate tones of a divisi section playing Sustains and beautiful Legatos, to the power of Staccatos and Spiccatos and everything in between, LA Scoring Strings 3 captures the broad expressive range and diversity of the orchestral string family while providing the flexibility to create smaller intimate section sounds. Pristine recordings and meticulous editing ensure every note of your music will shine.

Read on to discover a few reasons we think LASS 3 would delight you.

What’s New To LASS 3?

  • Now has “Look Ahead” – saving you from tedious MIDI nudging
  • Newly remapped and integrated into our new orchestral engine
  • Now includes Legato Sordino (previously an optional addition)
  • Greater Legato range and flexibility (more exposed transitions for cleaner Legatos)
  • Independent real-time control of Legato, Portamento, and Glissando speeds
  • All section divisis integrated on the same patch (no more need for multis)
  • Integrated polyphonic Legato (no more need for multis)
  • Integrated Stage and Color profiles (no more need for multis)
  • Same note rebow – integrated into new patches and auto divisi aware
  • Marcatos – 2 different types of marcatos at all dynamics
  • 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 control Staccato and Spiccato simultaneously
  • Key Switchable Articulations, Tonalities and Divisi Ensemble Settings
  • Easier and improved instrument placement on Stage
  • Programmable Envelopes for Sustains
  • Integrated Modulators for Mixer FX controls

LA Scoring Strings 3 Pricing

LASS 3 Upgrade Paths Cost
Never owned LASS before $429
Previous LASS Full + LS Upgrade to LASS 3 $129
Previous LASS Full Upgrade to LASS 3 $149
Previous LASS Lite Upgrade to LASS 3 $259
Previous LASS FC Upgrade to LASS 3 $299
Previous LASS Lite+FC Upgrade to LASS 3 $229
Previous LASS LS Upgrade to LASS 3 $299
Previous (LASS Lite or FC)+ LS Upgrade to LASS 3 $229
LASS 3 LITE Upgrade to LASS 3 $200

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LASS 3 Details

1. Smaller Divisis and Ease of Use

    One of LASS’s biggest assets is its divisi section sizes. ​​Having three divisis per section divided into ¼ + ¼ + ½ gives you more control over section size than your typical string libraries. Need an intimate and smaller sound? Choose from one of the three divisis that best suits your needs. Want a medium-sized section? Only layer two of the divisis. Want the full section? Engage all three divisi (this is the way the patches load by default). Of course, then you can layer the First Chairs (FC) to add that extra chiseled detail to your sections.

Violin 1 FC: 1 player
Violins 1A: 4 players
Violins 1B: 4 players
Violins 1C: 8 players

Viola FC: 1 player
Violas A: 3 players
Violas B: 3 players
Violas C: 6 players
Cello FC: 1 player
Cellos A: 3 players
Cellos B: 3 players
Cellos C: 4 players
Bass FC: 1 player
Basses A: 2 players
Basses B: 2 players
Basses C: 4 players

* Violins 2 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 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 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 Pizzicato sound.

3. LASS Legato Sordino included in LASS 3

LASS 3 now includes Legato (legato, portamento , glissando) articulations and the old LASS LS library is now no longer sold separately. So now all LASS articulations are available in one library.

4. 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


5. 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

6. 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 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

7. 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 23GB with lossless compressed audio files (approximately 33GB uncompressed). 30GB required during installation for the entire 23GB library.
    NOTE: Once successfully installed, please make a safe backup of the library for future reference. There is a $10 Amazon Web Server costs re-download fee if you want to re-download all of LASS 3′s sample data.
    Supported Interfaces:

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

    Minimum System Requirements:
  • Requires Kontakt Player 6.1.1 or later. Click here to download the latest free version of Kontakt Player.
  • 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.