'Chris Hein: Solo Viola' features high-grade sound quality and incredible realistic articulations. This library offers everything you have been missing with previous virtual string instruments. You receive over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations, four different legato transitions as well as extensive phase-alignment of all samples to guarantee smooth inaudible crossfades of up to eight velocity layers.
This feature-set allows the creation of authentic viola-arrangements unprecedented on a computer. 'Chris Hein Solo Viola' delivers outstanding, detailed and highly expressive results as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble, in all relevant genres ranging from Classical music and film scores to Gypsy-Jazz, Folk and Pop ballads.
And there is even more: 'Chris Hein Solo Viola' provides sound-designers, composers of film and game soundtracks and experimental musicians with special effect-sounds and uncommon articulations with partly exceptional dynamics, such as flautando, flageolets and ponticello. Therefore, the pitch range of the virtual instrument has been expanded in comparison to the original violin. The special effect sounds are further supported by the internal tenfold DSP-effects-rack. Feel free to create complex sound clusters, dense atmospheres and surreal sound worlds out of a single violin for incredible moments of suspense.
Perfect Dynamic Transitions Thanks to Phase Alignment:
Over a research period of several months, all samples have been fully aligned in phase. Accordingly, the instrument offers perfect seamless transitions of dynamic layers without sonic degradation.
Unique Combination of Short and Long Notes:
The combination of long and short notes is a major problem in sample-libraries that often fail to deliver authentic sounding results. With real musical instruments, the note length often influences the attack behavior as well as the note end. This product addresses these aspects by its 'Note Head Designer', which has been significantly expanded for this library. It offers a selection of 102 attack shapes. This allows calling up twelve matching short sample variations (Shorts) along with each sustain-articulation. These shorts not only offer the corresponding correct attack-behavior but also a note-end that perfectly matches the note length.
These user-defined selections of short-note-variations are available in eight dynamic layers each and can be combined with the corresponding sustained phases, leading to astonishing realistic results that cannot be achieved using random round-robin based selections. Of course, the shorts are also available as individual articulations.
'Chris Hein Solo Viola' offers true legato in up to four dynamic layers for short and long note variations. The corresponding in-depth recordings and edits result in unexpected realistic sounds with perfect note-transitions. At the same time, it is possible to combine these realistic combinations with additional artificial inserted legatos.
The performance-data of this product directly reflects the immense investment in recordings and configuration possibilities. The instrument builds upon almost 10,000 single samples, 38 articulations and up to eight dynamic layers. This makes the library one the most in-depth sampled violins currently available.
The custom-tailored user-interface of the Kontakt Player not only offers numerous functions to adapt the library's sound character and articulations but also provides immense configuration choices to live up to specific demands and workflows. At the same time, due to pre-programmed key-switch-presets at the lower part of the keyboard, the library can also be effectively played without any need for deep edits. Thanks to four 'Dynamic Modes', the 'Note-Head Designer', 'Key-Vibrato', 'Hot-Keys' and the revolutionary concept of articulation-presets, the user-interface will give you the impression to really play this instrument live.
• Compatible with Kontakt or Free Kontakt Player 5.5.2 or newer
• 4 GB Library Size