Version: Kontakt 5.8.1 / WAV / V1.5
Rootsy Violin for Folk and Blues Swagger
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
An inspiring and beautiful instrument. Simple to use with a straight to the point interface. A mesmerising rootsy Violin instrument for Kontakt. Great for injecting a little folk, blues swagger into your pallet!
Please note - The FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 is required (Not Kontakt player)
Version 1.5 Update:
- A massive overhaul of the samples, including detailed fine tuning of note starts and fixing a couple of rosin based note squeaks.
- A new 'Performance' Keyswitch added which allows for monophonic playing, including layered in strong attacks in the higher velocities to use both staccato and legato in a more performance friendly way. Great for fast runs or slurred arpeggios.
- The V1.5 Update contains completely new files with everything included to run from scratch. You can choose to install both V1.1 and V1.5 at the same time (Your purchase conatins both versions)
FOLK FIDDLE is a straight to the point performance based Folk, Roots/Blues inspired violin library for the full version of Kontakt. With an ergonomic KeySwitching design and layout to allow for maximum creativity in your workflow. The samples are as unpolished as possible to retain a sense of human
performance, and character. With the full range of the instrument captured in the following articulations:
1. SUSTAINED LONGS - DOWN & UP BOWS(C)
2. STACCATO (D)
3. PIZZICATO (E)
4. SLUR DOWN (C#)
5. SLUR UP (D#)
6. TURN - TONE TO TONE (F)
7. TURN - SEMITONE TO TONE (F#)
8. SUSTAINED LONGS - JUST DOWN BOWS (G)
9. SUSTAINED LONGS - JUST UP BOWS (G#)
Love At First Scrape
I am now ready to score Ken Burn's "Civil War II." I love this thing. So simple to play and sound good. The articulations, reverb and delay just work great together and can go from sweet melancholy to beautiful chaos. This thing is just done so well. I have a banjo and a dobro, and banjo and dobro Kontakt libraries, but if Insanity Samples puts out a banjo and a dobro library, I'll probably just snap 'em right up. If you don't like Folk Fiddle, we can't be friends.
Best Sounding Filddle
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Just one small thing would make this perfect
Love using this for mideastern sounding instruments. The articulations are wonderful. If the pitch wheel could automatically be assigned to the instrument, it would be even better. Tried doing this myself with no success. Most other violin or fiddle patches include this. Minus one star for that, but all in all, a very credible sounding fiddle in a world where there are few.
I fell in love with Folk Fiddle. It has everything you need to make a convincing track in country, pop, or any other type of genre. Great sound and easy to use right out of the gate.
Folk Fiddle - nice tone!
Although there are limited parameter controls on efx, the natural tone of this fiddle is among the best I've heard and there's enough articulations to create some nice arrangements
A Fiddler at Your Fingers
Given the notorious difficult timbre and - relative to a standard violin player - eccentric transitions and staccatos inherent in both fiddles and their players, Insanity Samples (IS) turned me from a skeptic into a fast fan.
Versatile, vibrant performances were captured for this instrument, and the developer's diligence in capturing the real spirit of the "un-violinish" way that fiddlers are able to coax such emotional and playful melodies, legatos, and phrases is truly impressive and incredibly musical. The samples are both raw and detailed, and are of a high-fidelity sonically; and yet, IS has made the interface easily playable and intuitive...devs of simpler virtual instruments - i.e., those less dynamic across timbre, tone, and expressiveness than a fiddle - could also learn a lot here.
To be clear, I hadn't even heard of the developer previously, but once I watched and listened a bit, my curiousity was piqued....and this little gem not only fit the bill and got me out of a bind - but it's inspired me to use the fiddle in different forms in my compositions to great effect thus far. Quick version: if you need a fiddle for a specific project, and are lacking the desire, need, or time to script/automate a performance in to ensure the resulting performance's authenticity and quality...do yourself a favor and pick this up. Cheers to Insanity Samples, and I look forward to more awesome releases like this one!