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Emotional Violin

The most expressive virtual violin of all time
Emotional Violin - The most expressive virtual violin of all time
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Plug-in, Kontakt Player 5, NKS
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Note: Kontakt Player 5.7.3 or higher required.

Emotional Violin - the most expressive virtual violin of all time

If you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern avant-garde violin compositions, the Emotional Violin is your first choice! A unique, virtual instrument that convinces through its variety of articulations, its direct and unadulterated sound and unusual playing techniques, including rebowing. With its impressive and at the same time emotional sound, it enables expressions that have never been achieved before.

Emotional Violin has been recorded throughout in a musical context to capture the expressiveness and natural bowing of real instrumentalists. The intelligent scripting enables more than 50 different playing styles and True Legato, making this library extremely versatile. In addition to the usual playing styles and articulations, the Emotional Violin also features extraordinary techniques such as:
  • Paganini Run (Legato)
  • Morbid Sustain
  • Riccochet
  • Flautando
  • Sulponti
  • Double Stopped Chords

  • Contextual Sampling
    Our philosophy during the recordings is called "Contextual Sampling". In order to find the perfect sound, various string instruments were recorded over a period of four years. We came to the conclusion that no technique comes even close to the actual and natural vibrato of a trained musician.

    The sampling of real vibrato of course has some conceptual drawbacks, but these recordings are always more inspiring and organic than adding an artificial vibrato. So our goal was to perfectly capture these musical aspects and combine them into a great sounding and easy to play instrument.

    Emotional Violin Close-up

    The result is a library with unsurpassed authenticity
    This wonderful sound is rounded off by a multitude of articulations. Thus, different phrases, turns, variations, bars and closing notes can be used as actually independent phrasings without having to repeat themselves. So that these sounds and articulations can be used appropriately to the context, respective keyswitches such as Delicate Fast, Vivid or Moderate have been added.

    Emotional Violin also offers unusual articulations that you won't find in any other library. Simply select from one of the following:

    • Normal Sutains with and without Vibrato
    • Multiple Progressive Vibratos
    • Multiple Espressivo
    • Flautando
    • Sul Ponticello
    • Morbid Sustains
    • Harmonics
    • Multiple Spiccatos
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Tremolo
    • Tremolo Sul Ponticello
    • Multiple Trills
    • Pizzicato
    • Pizzicato Snap
    • Paganini Pizzicato
    • Scratches
    • Piazolla FX
    • Diverse Violin Effekte
    • Violin Percussions

    • This library also features technical refinements such as Rebowing, which allows you to switch between bow strokes using the Keyswitch - extremely useful for long sustains. The Vibrato Crossfade works in a similar way, allowing you to easily fade from non-vibrato to vibrato.

      The Recording
      The Emotional Violin was recorded at the Mastermix Studio near Munich in a wood-panelled room with a large ceiling height and the greatest possible distance to the wall. For maximum flexibility, two Neumann KM184 and U87 microphones were deliberately used to record closely. Therefore the room amount is quite subtle and you can use your own effects for further processing. However, you can also use the integrated Convolution Reverb.

      Emotional Violin GUI

      Emotional Violin has three True Legato Master Patches, including the "Romantic Violin" and the "Intimate Violin". These contain about 80% of all recorded articulations, which logically overlap. If, for example, you play an opening note that of course has no legato, you will only hear one note with a natural string opening. As soon as you play legato or sustain notes, you will hear a note that originates from the corresponding context of the original recordings.

      In addition, the library contains more than 70 articulations, which are grouped into categories and are available as multi-keyswitch patches - everything from simple sustains to dynamic crossfades between four layers is included. So if you don’t want to work with keyswitches, this way of working is perfect for you.
      To ensure the highest possible liveliness, many variations contain up to 9 Round Robins.

      Emotional Violin is the second virtual instrument in this series, produced by Harmonic Subtones, the makers of Emotional Cello.

      Product Details:

      The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:


      Kontakt 4:

      OS X 10.6 & 10.7 = until 4.2.4
      OS X 10.8 and higher = no longer supported
      Kontakt 5:

      OS X 10.6 = until 5.0.3
      OS X 10.7 = until 5.3.1
      OS X 10.8 = 5.0.3 - 5.5.1
      OS X 10.9 = 5.3.0 - 5.6.6
      OS X 10.10 = 5.3.0 - 5.7.3
      OS X 10.11 = 5.5.1 - latest
      Mac OS 10.12 = 5.6.1 - latest
      Mac OS 10.13 = latest


      Kontakt 4:

      XP = until 4.2.4
      Vista = until 4.2.4
      Windows 7 = until 4.2.4
      Windows 8 & 10 = no longer supported
      Kontakt 5:

      XP = until 5.2.0
      Vista = until 5.2.0
      Windows 7 = latest
      Windows 8 & 10 = latest
      1GB free disk space

      Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size

      Supported Interfaces
      - Stand-Alone
      - VST
      - Audio Units
      - ASIO
      - CoreAudio
      - WASAPI
      - AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

      License Agreement

      The Following End User License Agreement is included with Emotional Violin. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Emotional Violin from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

      "For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

      The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

      It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

      Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

      EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."

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