I have been fortunate to be one of the beta testers for VSL's new Virtual Instrument (the solo violin only).
Herb has just posted one of the test pieces I did using the beta VI. It is the solo violin (without orchestra) from Jules Massenet's Meditation.
It uses a number of new articulations including Zigane (gypsy), progressive vibrato, marcato (piano), portamento (piano), harsh, and artificial harmonics.
I hope that this will give people some idea of this sampled violin's wonderful expressive potential.
Thanks as always for listening.
**note-- I have learned that Gary Garritan had used the same piece to demo his new Strad software. I do not wish either company to feel uncomfortable, and so I have removed the link to the piece until this can further discussed. I am certain that both products will be great and I hope they are both a huge success.