Four violins from four different countries – each with their own distinctive sound – come together to produce a lush, highly cinematic ensemble. All samples are played without vibrato to produce a smooth, organic sound that will fit out the mid-range beautifully.
- Alfred Fallet (Switzerland, ca 1910)
- Mirecourt (France, ca 1870)
- Lewis Pyle (America, ca 1890)
- Unlabeled Italian violin (ca 1890)
- The Decent Sampler version works with the free Decent Samples player plugin. Download it here.
- Kontakt version is compatible with the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.7.0 (or later).
Violin Ensemble – Long Notes: Dynamics are controlled by the modwheel or by the dynamics knob in the UI. When the knob is turned all the way down, you are hearing just two violins playing with more violins being added as the dynamics control is increased. At it’s maximum setting, you will hear eight instrument (2 takes of each violin) playing. On Decent Sampler, there are two versions of this patch, one that uses the natural attack time, and the other that allows the attack time to be changed.
Violin Ensemble – Short Notes: This is a classic cinematic spiccato. Dynamics are controlled by note velocity. A reverb knob allows you to control the level of splosh. 8 samples per note (4 round robins / 2 velocity layers).
Violin Ensemble – Short Notes (Lite): This is a cut-down version of the Short Notes patch described above. This may be helpful for mobile devices that have limited RAM as it should use approximately 50% of the memory of the main patch. As this patch was designed for mobile devices, it is only available for Decent Sampler.
Violin Ensemble – Pizzicato (Plucked): The sound of four violins being plucked in unison. 8 samples per note (4 round robins / 2 velocity layers).
Violin Ensemble – Keys: A unique keys instrument based on the Long Notes sample set.
- Sample rate: 24-bit 48 khz
- Library size: 425MB
derkleberle (verified owner) –
I was just looking for an affordable Violin Ensemble when the mail with the new sample library apperared. I listend to the video and for 20$ it is really a great sample library which I use with the decent sampler because I don*t own Kontakt full version. Of course if you pay 10x..20x more it would be unfair to compare. So this is really a great library for the money!
Robert Naik (verified owner) –
It’s sounds great and is really amazing especially for the price.
summitaudio-bellsouth-net (verified owner) –
Let’s be honest. I don’t really NEED another string library. But, I really appreciate what you’re doing, Dave. And since I have availed myself of several of your free instruments, I figured I’d do you a favor, drop 20 bucks, and help you out. So, I downloaded the library, loaded up Decent Sampler, and gave it a listen. The pizzicato patches alone makes this purchase well worth the price. Thanks again, Dave, for your work and for sharing your efforts with the community. Much appreciated. P.S. Turns out, I didn’t do you a favor. You did me one.