Simple Sam Samples releases Signor Paganini Solo Violin for Kontakt

Simple Sam Samples Signor Paganini Solo Violin

Simple Sam Samples has released Signor Paganini Solo Violin, a virtuosic solo violin library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Signor Paganini is the only virtual solo violin that can convincingly execute extremely fast playing with ease. Unlike any other virtual solo string instrument, the Kontakt interface allows users to apply EQ controls to each individual string, creating unsurpassed abilities for tonal and timbral shaping.

Ideal for film and classical applications, Signor Paganini Solo Violin was patterned after one of the most famous Stradivari violins created: the 1727 “Paganini” Strad. Virtuoso violinist, Nicolò Paganini, purchased the instrument in 1817 for a mere $128. The instrument is now worth over 5 million dollars! Possessing a brilliant and strong tone accurately emulated by the virtual instrument, Paganini himself declared, “This violin has a tone as big as a double bass; never will I part with it as long as I live.” He never did.

Featuring an extended sampled range almost an octave beyond similar solo violin sample libraries, the designers of Signor Paganini sought to retain many of the subtle nuances and “auditory cues” that define the performance of a great virtuoso violinist, from subtle attack sounds to natural releases.

Signor Paganini Solo Violin features

  • 600 Samples (standard pcm wav).
  • 1 .nki files (unlocked format).
  • 105 MB installed.
  • 24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 5 .nki and pcm .wav.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $14.95 USD until July 22nd, 2013 (regular $44.95 USD). Requires Kontakt v4.2.4+ full version. Kontakt 5.1+ required for some advanced features.

More information: Simple Sam Samples / Signor Paganini Solo Violin


Garritan is shipping Stradivari Solo Violin

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Stradivari Solo Violin Sample Library

Garritan is now shipping Stradivari Solo Violin Sample Library, a Kontakt 2 library.

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.