Created by:Native Instruments GmbH
Categories:Audio Library / Kontakt Library
Tags:Native Instruments, Cremona Quartet, Cinematic Instruments, Violin
- License type: Preactivated
- Access the sound of the incomparable Stradivari “Vesuvius”, sampled in fine detail in Cremona, Italy
- Harness the violin’s full range to craft expressive parts with 20 articulations, captured in multiple mic positions
- Play highly realistic, expressive phrases with phase-aligned velocity crossfades and performance-captured vibrato
Tap into the authentic sound of a treasured instrument from the world’s most renowned violin maker. Built in 1727 by Antonio Stradivari, the ‘Vesuvius’ violin embodies the Italian master luthier’s unparalleled skill. STRADIVARI VIOLIN captures the sound of this historical instrument in painstaking detail, as played by master musicians in the rich acoustic environment of Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, Cremona. Chromatically sampled notes, phase-aligned velocity crossfades, performance-captured vibrato, a wealth of articulations, and mixable mic positions enable you to produce highly expressive, realistic solo strings with a unique timbre famous for 300 years.
Produce natural, vivid solo violin performances. Seamless, phase-aligned velocity crossfades on long articulations eliminate phasing when transitioning between dynamic layers.
Innovative modeling of live virtuoso vibrato performances, recorded and re-applied to the sample content, lets you produce highly authentic results through real-time control and automation.
Dial in the perfect timbre for long articulations. Choose the Low String fingerboard position for a soft, mellow tone or the High String position for a brighter, more vibrant sound. Or opt for the Smart position, which intelligently selects the closest fingerboard position to the other notes played, as a real violinist would.
Switch among 20 articulations in total, including Long, Short, Expressive, Dynamic, and Special articulations, all with up to three legato transitions. Or select the adaptive Virtuoso articulation, which intelligently combines multiple articulations depending on the velocity, note, and pitch bend information you generate through your MIDI controller performance.
Place your Stradivari in the perfect acoustic space. A multi-mic version of the instrument provides mix faders that let you adjust three separate mixdowns of the 32 microphones. Mix close, mid, and far mic positions. An included second version of STRADIVARI VIOLIN provides a stereo-only mix that’s lighter on your CPU and RAM for a speedier workflow and extra focus when composing.
STRADIVARI VIOLIN is the culmination of several years of collaborative planning and execution by e-instruments, Native Instruments, and the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy. The museum launched the project to digitally preserve the iconic historical instruments in its collection while enabling a new generation of contemporary musicians to use them in their own work.