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Garritan is shipping Stradivari Solo Violin
Stradivari is a name synonymous with quality. The Stradivari Violin is regarded by experts as the best violin ever made and a genuine Stradivari violin is worth millions. An instrument of this distinction required a unique way to faithfully capture and recreate its sound quality and playability. “Sonic Morphing” technologies provided the answer. Morphing describes what can be seen in motion pictures where there is a gradual transformation from one image into another. This basic concept has been applied to sound samples allowing sound samples to morph into each other seamlessly.
With the Stradivari Solo Violin, using exclusive “harmonic alignment” technology, you can seamlessly morph between different dynamics and hear authentic timbre changes as notes become louder or softer. Sophisticated modal resonance technology allows you to control the onset, intensity and rate of vibrato, impart portamento and much more. In addition, a powerful AI midi processor allows you to change or create articulations in real time, change the type of attack or bow direction, impart legato, play trills & tremolo and have an infinite variety of playing possibilities at your fingertips. All this in real time!
The result of these technologies is extraordinary levels of realism, expressiveness and virtusosic performance capabilities in a way that preserves the natural characteristics of the Stradivari Violin. This instrument leaps to life beneath your fingertips!
Check the Garritan website for more information and sound clips.