Embertone has released Joshua Bell Violin, a creative collaboration with Grammy Award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell that enables composers, hobbyists, musicians, and performers alike to harness his celebrated sound as an advanced virtual violin for Native Instruments Kontakt Player.

Embertone Joshua Bell Violin

The virtual instrument is simple to use, producing expressive and realistic results representing Embertone’s most ambitious release to date.

Several key components combined to transport the tone of a priceless Stradivarius and the musicality of an acclaimed violin virtuoso to the KONTAKT Player platform, producing super-intuitive playability available to all who work with the resultant Joshua Bell Violin namesake plug-in instrument literally like no other in any AAX-, AU-, RTAS-, and VST-compatible host application or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), with Grammy® Award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell surely first in line to take a virtual bow.

Joshua Bell Violin features

  • Every possible note-to-note transition recorded throughout of the range of Joshua’s Stradivarius, in 12 different styles. Bow Change, Slur, Portamento, with different speeds and dynamics.
  • Every sample Mr. Bell recorded was a performance imbued with his artistry and finesse.
  • Articulation assignment system that lets you tailor-make the instrument to the performance style you prefer. Keyswitching, CC’s, Aftertouch, Velocity, Playing Speed, Pitch Bend, and more are available for you to personalize.
  • Humanization controls allow you to alter tuning based on speed, interval and attack. A bow/slur switching system will let you sound amazing with very little effort.
  • Full sets of vib and non-vib performances were recorded. A scripted vibrato is integrated as well if you want to control vibrato yourself.
  • Includes legato, sustains, staccato, spiccato, tremolos, trills, harmonics, as well as an incredible set of ricochets, super-flautando sustains, tasto + ponticello sustains, and even true-legato harmonics (bows, slurs and portamento).
  • Recorded at the former Avatar Studios (now owned by Berklee), with award-winning engineer Richard King to lead the sessions.

Joshua Bell Violin is on sale for the intro price of $179 USD until September 25th, 2017 (regular $199 USD).

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