Alder Violin

£49

A solo violin library distilling highly expressive and evocative playing techniques

Description

A chance meeting at New York’s Museum of Natural History, a last minute studio hookup from a vi forum member, drinks and music at the home of an SNL photographer, tree planting and, incredible burritos. New friends, new sounds, adventure, chance, hard work and a bit of luck. Recorded in Brooklyn, NY. Developed in the heart of England: The Alder Violin.

A solo violin library concentrating on highly expressive, evocative playing techniques. Performed by American violinist Jenavieve Vaga and recorded in Brooklyn, NY. Described as a ‘gem’ by those who have used it so far, The Alder Violin presence organic expressive, moving and inspiring violin textures to your compositions. v1.1 update is now live and introduces 5 new articulations: pizzicato, sustains, trill sul pont and an incredible Harmonic Legato patch, allowing you to perform the whisper-like, crystal sounds of this beautiful technique.

 

FX:

Reverb 1
Reverb 2
Delay 1
Delay 2
Tape
Stereo

Simply click which effect you would like to use and the controls will appear. The stacking of reverb and delay allows easy creation of ethereal and modified soundscapes. Behind the scenes the FX chain is as follows:

Tape – Reverb 1 – Delay 1 – Delay 2 – Reverb 2 – Stereo

Controlling levels:

Stacking reverbs and delays can quickly add up and increase the volume significantly, so be sure to keep an eye on levels to avoid any distorted sounds coming through.

Articulations:

Expressive: a highly expressive medium sustain patch, small swell into aching vibrato
cc1 for dynamics

Expressive Con Sord: a highly expressive medium sustain patch, a small swell into aching vibrato performed with mute
cc1 for dynamics

Harmonic Legato: Unique to this library, true harmonic portamento, delicate, whisper-like beauty
cc1 for dynamics

Harmonic Brush: ‘Brushing’ the bow to create delicate, light and dancing harmonic shorts
velocity for dynamics

Harmonic Sustain: held harmonic notes
cc1 for dynamics

Pizzicato
velocity for dynamics

Low Tide: held notes starting with a swell, then going to a delicate tremolo followed by random swells
cc1 for dynamics

Sustains: held notes with vibrato
cc1 for dynamics

Trills Maj: a major second interval trill
cc1 for dynamics / lower velocity = slow trill start / higher velocity = faster trill start

Trills Maj Sul Pont: a major second interval trill performed sul ponticello
cc1 for dynamics / lower velocity = slow trill start / higher velocity = faster trill start

Trills Min: a minor second interval trill
cc1 for dynamics / lower velocity = slow trill start / higher velocity = faster trill start

Trills Min: a minor second interval trill performed sul ponticello
cc1 for dynamics / lower velocity = slow trill start / higher velocity = faster trill start

Specifications:

  • 11 articulations
  • Recorded at 96k, presented at 24bit/48k
  • 630mb installed
  • Requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8.1 +
  • Individually watermarked to you
  • Requires Pulse to download

Jenavieve Varga is an American violinist and composer. Her work is collaborative, multi-genre, complex and cutting-edge. Taking up the violin at age 3, Jenavieve and her instrument have toured, scored, and recorded across 4 different continents. Notable performances include appearances at the Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, and All Tomorrow’s Parties. She has been covered by Vogue, Billboard, and NPR, and is currently the Music Director for The Big Quiet. http://jenavievevarga.com.