Solo Violin Designer 2.0

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Rated 4.67 out of 5 stars

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by Brian Harris (10/08/2019)
Very easy to use! And sounds just like a real violin player! The sound quality is top notch!


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  • Price: $148
  • Deep Phrase-Sampled Solo Violin
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • 4.000+ Solo Violin Phrases
  • 169 Programs in 39 Core Categories
  • Time-Stretching and Pitch Control
  • Deep controls and Convolution Reverb(s)
  • Programmed individually for K4 & K5
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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    Solo Violin Designer 2.0

    This video demonstrates the Solo Violin Designer 2.0 and all the new feature enhancements.

  • Solo Violin Designer 1.0

    Solo Violin Designer 1.0

    This video demonstrates the Solo Violin Designer 1.0 in action and how to combine the +4.500 phrases.

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    Adagio Solo Violin

    The Schindler's Solo Violin in Adagio is the perfect compliment to Solo Violin Designer. (NOT included)

Solo Violin Designer 2.0 overview

SOLO VIOLIN DESIGNER Virtual Instrument VST is a massive collection of over 4.000 phrases performed by renowned concert violinist: Thomas Yee. The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic solo violin by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo violin performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo violin libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform. This is what we call deep phrase-sampling.

SOLO VIOLIN DESIGNER comes with a variety of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs. The pitch-control is not affected by tempo, so by controlling pitch, time-stretching/compression and sample offset you can essentially adapt the phrase to match the pitch and tempo of your composition.

In addition we added a variety of other features. You can control the dynamics, attack and releases of each sample. You can control the EQ (high, mids and lows), Gates and Filter. You can also control a variety of FX directly from the keyboard, including bit-resolution, delay, reverb, distortion, rotator and we added a beefy collection of custom convolution reverbs.

Important Note: SOLO VIOLIN DESIGNER is phrase-based. If you want multi-sampled violin please check out our Adagio Violins, which contains round robin legato based Solo Violin.

The Power of Phrases

8Dio Solo Violin Designer contains over 4.000 phrases that can be manipulated in an infinite amount of ways. The idea is to give you an arsenal of advanced phrases that are impossible to achieve with traditional multi-samples. The Solo Violin Designer contains an unrivaled set of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs.

Instant Results

The Solo Violin Designer contains a highly intuitive user-interface designed to give you instant results. You can access hundreds of phrases which are divided by the name of the composer (ex. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms etc). In addition you can control the Key/Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Attack and Release. We also created sample off-set tools on your pitch-bender and modwheel, so essentially you can go back and forward in any given phrase and select whatever segment you want. Easy as pie and with an infinite amount of combinations.

Chaos FX 3.0

Our new 3.0 FX CHAOS Engine is perhaps the most extreme feature in Solo Violin Designer. The 3.0 FX CHAOS Engine allows you make over 1.500 sample parameters randomize with one click, while also randomizing our new 8Dio FX System. So both the sample content and the assigned FX will be randomized in one glorious cocktail. The great thing about the Chaos Engine is that you can control precise how much chaos you want – from a little cosmetic change to the birth of a completely new universe of sounds – all with one click.

  • Deep Phrase-Sampled Solo Violin (dry)
  • Core Categories include:
    • Amazing Grace
    • Arp Ricochet
    • Autumn Chord
    • Bach
    • Batman
    • Beethoven
    • Black Orpheus
    • Brahms
    • Bruch
    • Civil
    • Concerto
    • Dawn
    • Dvorjak
    • Espanol
    • FX
    • Glasunav
    • Gliss
    • Irish
    • Korsakov
    • Kriesler
    • La Folia
    • Liber Tango
    • Lotus Land
    • Mendel
    • Midnight Bells
    • Mozart
    • Orange
    • Phrases (bonus)
    • Pornnow
    • Prokifiev
    • Rhythm
    • Scales
    • Schuman
    • Sibelius
    • Tango
    • Tchaikovsky
    • Turkey (in a Straw)
  • Time-stretching / time-compression control (on pitch-bender)
  • Sample Off-set / Ability to “scroll” into a phrase (in modwheel)
  • Phrase Pitch control (that doesn’t affect timing) on low key-switches
  • Phrase Triggering control on mid key-switches
  • FX Control on high key-switches, including:
    • LOFI
    • Delay
    • Rotator
    • Distortion
    • Reverb
    • Convolution
  • Gate Control
  • Filter and Reso Control
  • Custom Convolution Impulse Reverbs (+40)
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required
  • Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Solo Violin Designer  requires 5GB of hard drive space
  • Ability to download. This product is downloadble only
  • 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 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 4 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended