Bought Aviram Arabic Strings and have buyer's remorse. The reason is that this newer v2.0 does not even have true legato and portamento which the older v1.5 has. The legato 1 and legato 2 articulations are sustain articulation indeed and are always in polyphonic mode.
The second reason is that quite a few articulations only pitched up and down a single sample and spread it across the entire keyboard. As a result, you get some much speeded up cartoonish sounds in the higher register, and some slower devilish sounds in the lower register. This makes those articulations quite unusable unless you only play the notes within the same octave of the sample being manipulated.
Thirdly, when I was reading the manual, I found tons of features like Snapshots, Monophonic Mode, Monophonic Retrigger, Polyphonic MonoRetrigger, Harmonizer, Gate, Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator, etc. are all missing in my GUI. I have no idea what is going on.
I hope I was missing something that the legato and polyphonic modes are actually hidden somewhere, and the speeded up/down samples can be controlled. Please shed some light if you know how to do so. Otherwise, I am quite disappointed, thanks.