The complex timbres and articulation techniques of acoustic strings make them among the most difficult instruments to accurately reproduce in a DAW. Not surprisingly, the prices of top-grade string VSTs can reach well into the hundreds of dollars. If you want to add some orchestral sounds to your EDM production without committing to a commercial library, try these three free string VST plugins: although they may not have the depth of the large string libraries, they’re lightweight, free, and sound great.