Probably the most expressive and detailed digital viola out there
Emotional Viola is the third member of the Emotional Strings collection by Harmonic Subtones. This lengthy anticipated and logical addition to the cello and violin, represents a really complete digital instrument that’s simple to play, and naturally affords quite a few potentialities for particular person customization.
Not solely does the Emotional Viola harmonize excellently with the cello and the violin, it’s also extremely valued as a solo instrument with its direct and unadulterated sound, its number of important to extraordinary articulations in addition to true legato and rebowing.
Emotional Viola is the primary alternative if you’re in search of the proper instrument for movie scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or trendy, avant-garde viola compositions!
As with the opposite devices from the Emotional collection, the Munich-based builders determined to remain true to their idea of contextual sampling by which all samples are all the time recorded in a musical context to seize the pure bowing and expressiveness of actual instrumentalists. On this method, the recordings of an actual vibrato play an essential position, as they’re all the time extra inspiring and natural than including a man-made vibrato.
Articulations, Patches & True Legato
Emotional Viola was created from effectively over 50 articulations and their variants. By way of an elaborate and clever script, numerous articulations are properly linked collectively, in order that they observe the consumer’s type of enjoying.
The Emotional Viola Grasp Patch incorporates a lot of the recorded articulations, which logically interlock and supply an elegantly aligned sound, due to „True Legato“. Three totally different transition varieties have been captured in a number of classes and simulate, amongst different issues, lifelike modifications in bowing course or passionate portamento whereas enjoying. The consumer merely controls the speed – the tempo of the tone transitions routinely adapts to your DAW!
Along with the Grasp Patch, the Emotional Viola additionally incorporates an People Patch which is a set of key change patches with totally different articulations of the identical class reminiscent of sustains, shorts, trills and extra. The Specials Patch affords some uncommon articulations and results and the Stackable Patch incorporates the principle articulations with standardized key switching to match the stackable patches of Emotional Cello & Emotional Viola.
Choice of the included enjoying types:
Spiccato, Rota Spicc, Pizzicato, Fliegender Aufstrich, Delicate Phrased, Delicate Maintain, Contact Sense Espressive, Espressivo Lengthy, Progressive Vibrato Phrased, Progressive Vibrato Lengthy, Expressive Brahms, Brahms Lengthy, Arpeggio Shorts RR, Rota Vivid, Czardas Sfz, Maintain Vib XFDe, Maintain Non Vib XFDe, Kernig NV Shorts, Nordic Lengthy, Nordic Selection, Quick Strains Late Vib, Quick Strains Swelling Vib, Tremolo XFDe, Trill HT, Trill WT, Flautando, Nordic, Morbid, Harmonics, Sulponticello XFDE, Sul C, Undulation Wait.
Decoration Key Switches
The Decoration Key Switches are one other nice function. In contrast to the articulation key switches, these are short-term and permit variations of the already chosen articulation. By urgent one of many Decoration Key Switches, the present enjoying type might be pale into one other articulation or variations might be generated. Final however not least, the Decoration MKS provide typical results like glissando, flageolet and lots of extra.
With a purpose to customise the sound of the viola based on your needs, you should utilize results specifically designed for the instrument. These embody a 3-band EQ, a switchable sordino and a timbre operate. The latter incorporates 15 convolution-based presets from famend and skilled sound engineers for straightforward and attribute modulation of the essential sound.
For the usage of the Viola as 1st chair viola in an orchestral surroundings, there are additionally timbre EQs which place the viola in its right place within the orchestra room. The ultimate contact is supplied by the “Room” and “Reverb” modules, which use professionally recorded convolution reverb presets to breed the sound of actual rooms and can be adjusted individually.
You’re the artist!
The interface of the Emotional Viola has some superior options to make it simpler so that you can play the library. For instance, “Poly Legato” acknowledges whether or not you’re enjoying a sure melody line or a chord, and “Legato Trimming” lets you manually regulate the velocity of legato and portamento transitions.
The Assault operate lets you add a further begin pattern unbiased of the at present chosen articulation to be able to let quick notes circulation in throughout legato enjoying or to simulate harsh beginning notes. Appropriate tuning can also be taken care of: Utilizing the “Micro Tuning Possibility”, the preferred tunings might be utilized to the viola, and fully new tunings might be created.
Just like the cello and violin, the viola was recorded within the Mastermix Studio close to Munich, in a wood-panelled room with excessive ceilings and the best potential distance from the wall. For the best potential flexibility of use, two Neumann microphones, kind KM184 and U87, had been used for shut recording. On this approach, the room was stored fairly refined, and you’ll then create your required sound with your individual results. Nevertheless, you can too use the built-in Convolution Reverb.
Kontakt Participant or Kontakt FULL v6.2.2 or newer required!