Static Felt Violins is a first serious sampling venture of mine.
It’s my 100-year old violin prepared with standard mute, felt mute (a mic vocal sponge) and tin foil on each string played (and layered) with fast tremolo.
The sound was incredible when I gave it a go, and I’d play more often with it if it wasn’t for the hassle of preparing the violin each time, hense why I sampled it.
With splosh/delays etc it can be quite other-worldly.
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Great tool for interest
This is an amazing and very useful sound. Its one of my go to sounds for just adding some string texture with interest. The tremolo gives you a really interesting sound and the way it was recorded where you really hear the woody scratchiness of the instrument is something i feel like is missing from a-lot of string libraries. Maybe everyone doesn't like this sound but i certainly do. This instrument sounds great both dry and drenched in reverb. It can only do one thing but i find its very versatile in terms of how many situations it works well in. Id love to see some more string libraries from you
Dry perfection!... kind of
This is pretty much as dry as it can get. You get the sound of the actual instrument to shape it as much as you want. The problem is that there is no customization inside the patch, so you have to rely on what you have at your disposal. Nevertheless, this might be the best violin recording I've heard so far in pianobook - but sadly, there are some clickly release noises every now and then that might be a pain to deal with.
These violin samples certainly have an interesting character to them. This isn't really my cup of tea, as I don't have much call for solo violin tremolos, but I can see how it might appeal to others. So, if you're looking for a violin tremolo library, this might be just the ticket.