SONiVOX (, a virtual instrument
manufacturer, has released Playa- Hip Hop Strings, a virtual
instrument plug-in for Mac and PC systems. Playa – It’s available now
at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of U $149 and an
introductory street price of $99.

Playa – Hip Hop Strings is designed to provide hip hop, r’n’b, and
pop producers a fast and easy way to add professional, top quality
strings to their productions, according to the folks at SONiVOX.

Hip Hop Strings’ distinctive user interface affords integration of
MIDI keyboards and MPC pad controllers, bridging the gap between MPC
style music creation and the computer-based virtual instrument
environment. It sports 8GB of instruments forged from the SONiVOX
Symphonic String Collection, a library featuring players from the
Boston Pops & Boston Ballet Orchestras, recorded and programmed by
SONiVOX’s sound design team.