Wednesday, December 18, 2019

NEW RELEASE: VIOLIN UNTAMED by WESTWOOD INSTRUMENTS (Kontakt Library)





VIOLIN UNTAMED is a solo violin library with the idea that samples should sound like a performance. At the heart of the instrument is our unique Improvised articulation; a series of evolving and improvised notes. This sounds like a musician taking your composition and adding an individual direction and human performance.

Performed at 3 different intensities; the quietest layer is subtle and delicate, the medium layer brings more emotion and character, whilst the loudest layer sounds wild, intense and often chaotic. They sound beautiful alone as individual notes or even more compelling when played as chord progressions.



With 8 other standard and extended articulations included, all performed with the same philosophy, VIOLIN UNTAMED is a Kontakt library for the composer that wants to sound unpolished, raw and human. 

  • Longs Articulations Improvisations - Normale - Flautando - Sul Pont - Tremolo Circular Bowing - False Harmonics
  • Short Articulations Spiccato - Pizzicato (including Bartok)
  • Performance Controls Dynamics - Expression - Vibrato Microphones Spot - Close - Room - Gallery
  • Effects Saturation - Stereo Width - Reverb - 3 Band EQ



This is How they Recorded It:



Recorded at The Nave, one of the North of England’s finest recording studios; a converted church with the most beautiful sounding live room. Engineer Alex Greaves used an impeccable set of classic microphones and vintage outboard to tailor the perfect sound for the violin. 

With a single Neumann U87 at the heart of the mix, a stereo pair of Neumann KM184s and then two pairs of Coles 4038s, we collected a really wide range of perspectives for you to mix exactly the sound you need.

Everything was recorded through through API 512 preamps, an AMEK Rembrandt desk and captured at 96kHz using A world-class Apogee AD16X analogue to digital converters.

This is What they're Saying about Violin Untamed:


"The most unique & inspiring library I have got in ages!” Jonathan Whitehouse 



“I’ve found nothing as on the edge or as human as this.” James Cox 

“I was waiting for a library like yours to make some Jonny Greenwood style music and it’s perfect!” J Moon

  
 Violin Untamed Feature Summary:
9 Articulations 
4 Microphone Positions 
Over 4000 Samples 
14 GB Uncompressed WAVs 
 4.1GB download Size
Kontakt version 5.6.6 or above - Full version required  
NOT compatible with Kontakt Player 
Release date December 2019 



Price £59 / $69 / €69 Launch Price £39 / $49 / €49 - Until 25th December 2019

  














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