STRADIVARI SOLO VIOLIN
A New & Revolutionary Approach to Expressive Sampling
Created by Giorgio Tommasini, Stefano Lucato and Gary Garritan
AES 2005/New York, NY - October 7, 2005 - At the AES 2005 show, Garritan Libraries demonstrated a technological breakthrough in virtual instrumentation with the release of its new Stradivari Solo Violin. This library is the first to feature an exclusive new technology which allows sample sound waves to be aligned in order to 'sonically morph' into each other, something that has never been available until now. Morphing describes what can be seen in motion pictures where there is a gradual transformation from one image into another. This basic concept has now been applied to sound samples allowing sound samples to smoothly morph into each other.
With the Stradivari Solo Violin, using exclusive harmonic alignment technology developed by Giorgio Tommasini, you can seamlessly morph between different dynamics and hear authentic timbre changes as notes become louder or softer. Sophisticated modal resonance technology allows you to control the onset, intensity and rate of vibrato, impart portamento and much more. In addition, a powerful AI midi processor allows you to change or create articulations in real time, change the type of attack or bow direction, impart legato, play trills & tremolo and have an infinite variety of playing possibilities at your fingertips. All this in real time!
The result of these technologies is extraordinary levels of realism, expressiveness and virtuosic performance capabilities in a way that preserves the natural characteristics of the Stradivari Violin. This instrument leaps to life beneath your fingertips!
The Stradivari Violin Sample Library
Stradivari is a name synonymous with quality. The Stradivari Violin is regarded by many as having the most beautiful tone of any instrument. An instrument of this distinction required the latest technology to not only faithfully capture its legendary sounds, but also to make it a 'playable' instrument that is responsive to the user. With the Stradivari Solo Violin, the user can actually play this instrument in real-time and morph between dynamics with virtually an infinite number of levels. Real time sound shaping provides a variety of articulations never before possible. The user has masterful control of vibrato, influencing the onset, intensity and rate of vibrato. The user can play tremolo, trills, sforzando, double stops, impart portamento, and perform many other violin techniques.
The Stradivari Solo Violin sample library was created by Giorgio Tommasini, Stefano Lucato and Gary Garritan. "We have spent several years researching and developing this process," said Dr. Giorgio Tommasini, inventor of the harmonic alignment technology. "Sampling technology is regarded as the best way to reproduce the sound of real musical instruments, but it has not been possible to get the expression of solo instrument samples due to its limitations. This new approach will provide unprecedented levels of fidelity and expression." The rules of sampling have been rewritten with this library.
The Stradivari Solo Violin is the first instrument based on this innovative technology. An upcoming complete series of solo strings instruments, for which Garritan Libraries has exclusive use of this groundbreaking technology, is currently underway.
The Stradivari Solo Violin is initially available as a Kontakt 2 library for the Macintosh and PC platforms. It will also be developed as a virtual instrument in a sample player. The introductory price is $199 which represents an extraordinary value for this groundbreaking instrument.
To hear demos of this amazing instrument, or for more information, go to http://www.garritan.com/stradivari.html.
Pre-Orders are now being accepted and shipping is expected late November.