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  • Release Date: 30-06-2023, 04:07
  • Total Downloads: 50 963
  • Created by: Embertone
  • Uploaded By: softwarex

Embertone has teamed up with Grammy® Winning Virtuoso Joshua Bell for their latest release, Joshua Bell Violin. After 2 years in development and anticipation, the new Kontakt player instrument is now out and is Embertone most ambitious release to date. The development team’s plan was to not only to push the Kontakt engines boundaries by super deep-sampling a priceless Stradivarius violin played by the virtuoso Joshua Bell himself but to deliver a super-intuitive instrument with hyper-realistic playback and controls for complete programmability.

For the recording sessions, Embertone captured Bell performing on his 1713 ‘Huberman’ Stradivari in Avatar Studios in New York. The ‘Huberman’ Stradivari, which has a thrilling history of theft and intrigue was purchased by Bell for over $4 million dollars and has become an integral part of Bell’s sound. All this comes into play when you consider the connection between violin and violinist as Bell so eloquently puts it, “it becomes almost like your soul mate.” says Bell, adding, “Some people compare it to getting married.”

The library features nearly 20,000 individual samples and a staggering 12 true legato/transition styles. Although the advance features, dozens of keyswitches and preset controls can all get a bit complex, Embertone has designed the instrument to feel simple and easy to get amazing authentic performances by simply playing the instrument in real time on the keyboard.

The Tone controls offer subtle yet important variants in the timbre via 6 different modeling EQs. Playing through the selection, I found the Tones to be aptly named with each one changing the instrument just slightly. These subtle difference add up and add yet another layer of realism to playback. In the first minutes of playing the instrument, I literally was in love with this Joshua Bell Violin. Embertone has delivered a phenomenal library that raises the bar for solo virtual instruments and excels in playability, programmability and of course timbre.

In the checking out video above, I play freely on the keyboard to share some of the different performance settings, character options and included IRs. As you can hear, it is so easy to get an expressive and beautiful performance out of this library and I will be seeking out more excuses to write for solo Violin because of it. As with all of our reviews and posts, I encourage you to check out the official demos and videos below to make sure this instrument is right for you and your workflow.

Please note: It requires the Kontakt Player from Native Instruments.
You can Download Native Instruments  Kontakt Full version here
Joshua Bell Violin v1.1 KONTAKT Library
Joshua Bell Violin v1.1 KONTAKT Library Joshua Bell Violin v1.1 KONTAKT Library Joshua Bell Violin v1.1 KONTAKT Library Joshua Bell Violin v1.1 KONTAKT Library Joshua Bell Violin v1.1 KONTAKT Library
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  1. komron
    komron
    4 July 2024 10:47

    cool