Plugin Boutique is offering a 50% discount on the String Flow Violin instrument from Ben Osterhouse, a Kontakt library that samples a technique string players use in which they quickly roll the bow across the strings to create an energetic, chordal texture.

There are 2 ways to play the instrument: The first way is simple: just choose what type of chord you want, what key to be in, and then play on the white keys. Whatever you play will pick a harmony that will fit into whatever key you’ve chosen. It’s kind of like the “Harmonize” factory scripts in Kontakt, except that in this case, all of the harmonies had to be manually recorded!

The second way to play requires more knowledge of the instrument and is more flexible. If you play a chord that has been recorded, the instrument will play that chord on violin The midi clips which come with the instrument demonstrate which chords work.

String Flow Violin for the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher is on sale for £17.95 GBP / $24 USD until October 31st, 2021 (regular $49 USD).

More information: Ben Osterhouse