Fusion Modeling Series: Solo Electric Violin

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  • Price: $98
  • Deep-Sampled Electric Violin w/ Fusion Modeling Technology
  • Custom 5-String Electric Violin
  • +9.700 Samples / 3.7GB (compressed form 8.0GB)
  • Layered Legato (3 different types) w/ Flow-Bow™
  • Vibrato options using Fusion Modeling™
  • 3 Sustain Types (Non-Vib, Vib, Marcato Vib)
  • Trills, Tremolo & Harmonics
  • Spiccato Short & Spiccato (Round Robin Based)
  • Pizzicato & Col Legno (Round Robin Based)
  • 6 Dynamic Bowings (synced)
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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  • Fusion Modeled Legato

    Fusion Modeled Legato

    This video demonstrates the Fusion Modeled Legato

  • Assorted Articulations

    Assorted Articulations

    This video demonstrates all non-legato articulations

  • Electric Cello Video

    Electric Cello Video

    Electric Cello Fusion Modeled Legato

Fusion Modeling Series: Solo Electric Violin overview

The 8Dio Electric Violin is our first product using our new Fusion Modeling techniques – giving you unprecedented ability to control the instrument. The end-result is an incredibly acrobatic instrument that allows you to play legato as fast as you want with complete fluency and playability. The new Fusion Modeling offers you the choice to use Physical Modeling techniques for vibrato or conventional crossfaded deep-sampling. We also added our new Flow-Bow™ technology to all legato sustains, so you can repeat the same note and get natural variation in it. All you have to do is hold down your sustain pedal and a new repeated note will be generated in sustains.

The Electric Violin also contains a wealth of short-notes, including pizzicato, short/fast spiccato, spiccato, staccato etc. We included our new Bow-Bouncer, which allows you to quickly generate complicated short-note patterns with a single click on the keyboard. Also included is 6 variations of Dynamic Bowings and Trills going all the way from Half-Notes to Perfect Fourth.

You also get things like harmonics, col legno and 7 assorted banks of Electric Violin effects.

The Electric Violin contains two different FX systems. We included our new Chaos FX 3.2 system to the instrument and created a completely new FX section specifically for the Electric Solo Violin, so you literally have any FX you can think of (Dual Convolution, Arp, Chorus, Skreamer, Distortion, Phaser, Rotator, Dual Stereo Delay, Bit Crusher etc) at your finger tips.

The Electric Violin also contains a large section of small naturally occuring artifact sounds (ex. x-noises). You can fully control the volume and frequency of them, but they help create a more realistic experience by adding small imperfections into your playing style. We could go on and on, but words are not enough to describe this instrument.

Check our videos and demos for the full experience.

Legato w/ Fusion Modeling™

The Electric Violin contains over 9.700 samples and three different types of layered legato with Fusion Modeling™. You can choose to play your legato with either Physically Modeled Vibrato or traditionally deep-sampled legato. We also created a more dramatic “Marcato Legato” option for more aggressive playing styles. All legatos include our new Flow-Bow™ technology – giving you the ability to play repeated notes with sustain pedal down.

Deep-Sampled Short Notes

We deep-sampled a large array of popular short note articulations, including Spiccato, Fast/Short Spiccato, Pizzicato, Staccato and Col Legno. Everything was done in several velocity layers and with an extensive amount of repetition (Round Robin) notes. We also created a new tool “Bow-Bouncer” – allowing you to play complex short-note patterns on your keyboard and have the system trigger natural repetitions. Just play once and you are good to go.

Dynamic Bowings

We included 6 different types of symmetrical/synced Dynamic Bowings, so you can get the natural sound of the instrument crossing through dynamics. We divided the Dynamic Bowings into long (6 s) and short (3 s) variations – and each articulation with three different type of dynamic variance. We also created an ensemble tool on our options page – allowing to trigger up to 3 Electric Violins are the same time – building small ensembles.

Custom FX

The Electric Violin is incredibly sensitive to effects input, so we decided to create a custom FX system for this particular instrument. The custom FX rack allows you to control Chorus, Skreamer, Distortion, Rotator and Phaser. The Electric Violin can sound incredibly powerful with distortion based effects. It is distinctly different then a traditional violin in this regard – and the stable input signal from the instrument just lends itself to processing.

Chaos FX

The Electric Violin is also supported by our latest Chaos FX engine, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire to the library. Whether its redesigning the layout by key-control, create a step-based filter sequencer, precision dial EQ, bit-crush or distort, trancegate, stereo-delay or mess around with dual convolution reverbs. We even added our Chaos system, so you can randomize entire FX with a single mouse click.

Legato & Sustains:

  • 3 Layer Legato Sustain Flat (W/ Fusion Modeled™ Vibrato) (3
  • 3 Layer Legato Sustain Vibrato (W/ Deep-Sampled Vibrato)
  • 3 Layer Legato Marcato (W/ Deep-Sampled Vibrato)

Dynamic Bowings:

  • Long P-M-P
  • Long M-F-M
  • Long F-FF-F
  • Short P-M-P
  • Short M-F-M
  • Short F-FF-F

Short Notes:

  • Spiccato Short (RR)
  • Spiccato (RR)
  • Staccato (RR)
  • Pizzicato (RR)
  • Col Legno (RR)


  • Non-Vibrato Sustain (w/ Flow-Bow™ RR)
  • Vibrato Sustain (w/ Flow-Bow™ RR)
  • Marcato (w/ Flow-Bow™ RR)
  • Harmonics
  • Tremolo


  • Trill Half-Note
  • Trill Whole-Note
  • Trill Minor Third
  • Trill Major Third
  • Trill Perfect Fourth


  • Sound FX (assorted) 1
  • Sound FX (assorted) 2
  • Sound FX (assorted) 3
  • Sound FX (assorted) 4
  • Sound FX (assorted) 5
  • Sound FX (assorted) 6
  • Sound FX (assorted) 7

The Electric Violin, includes a variety of new features:

  • Layered Legato w/ Fusion Modeling
  • Fusion Modeled Vibrato Option
  • Deep-Sampled Vibrato Option
  • Fusion Modeled Natural Artifacts
  • Round-Robin Based Flow-Bow™ on Sustains
  • Bow-Bouncer for effective fast-note writing
  • Second and Third Violin Option
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5.1+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Kontakt 5.5.1 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Blendstrument Hybrid Pulses requires 5.5GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 8 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • +2.700 samples
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo
  • Format(s): Kontakt (.NCW, .NKI)