Trio Broz: Solo Viola
Version: Kontakt 4.2.4 / NCW / V1
With Dynamic Control Engine
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
We sampled a string trio of talented Italian musicians, Barbara (violin), Giada (viola) and Klaus (cello), at the amazing Teatro delle Voci in Treviso.
The Viola features up to 3.5 octaves, 3 dynamic layers for sustained articulations, true legato, 4 Round Robins for short articulations like Spiccato, Staccato and Pizzicato. We provide you the ability to create your unique sound by mixing the 3 microphones positions (Close, Mid and Far).
The sampling was made with top quality gear: Schoeps and AudioTechnica microphones, Neve and Millennia Media preamps.
- 4480 samples
- 4.4 GB ncw compressed sample pool (9 GB original sample size)
- 3 mic positions
- 3.5 octaves note range
- Vibrato, non-vibrato + synthesized vibrato
- Staccato, Spiccato, Pizzicato articulations with 4 Round Robins
- DCE Engine to blend the dynamics
- 3 dynamic layers for sustained articulations
- Pitch-Wheel controlled sub articulations like crescendo, accented attack
- Humanized tuning
- Automatic legato speed based on the analysis of your performance
- 17 Impulse Reverbs
- Animated GUI with many configurable parameters
- Ready-to-play presets
DCE – DYNAMIC CONTROL ENGINE
When developing the library we tried to avoid over-processing the samples by using compression and normalization. Therefore we needed a special scripting device which could blend all the samples transitions in a very smooth and realistic way. We developed an external tool which analyzes the samples and imports this data into Kontakt called the Dynamic Control Engine.
Thanks to the DCE, Kontakt knows the volumes of the samples currently playing in the instrument and matches the volume of the incoming samples with the previous ones. In the end the DCE works flawlessly “under the radar” leaving the user free to enjoy playing and building his expressive legato phrases.
PITCH WHEEL CONTROL
Furthermore, as you can see from the video, the instrument features dynamic articulationslike accented and crescendoattacks and glissando/legatoarticulations, dynamically controlled by the Pitch Wheel. This allows to craft beautiful musical phrases with a smooth beginning and a faded ending or abrupt accented notes with slurred passages along the way. The versatility of the DCE engine handles smoothly all these techniques.