1. gwscores

    The Ghost of John (Halloween Folk Music)

    Not sure if this tune is familiar to any of you, but I haven't been able to get it out of my head since elementary school choir. The song generally goes by "Have You Seen the Ghost of John?" and it's lyrics are pretty spooky, too. So, I decided to put together this arrangement for Piano, Violin...
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    String Arranging for Beginners: How I Use the 5 Sections!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll dive into my personal approach for lush string writing, and explore some techniques to achieve a full and rich sound by defining how we use each string section. Please enjoy!
  3. Dear Villain

    When my wife stopped playing with me, I re-scored it. (ahem)

    I wrote this piece originally for clarinet and accordion, recorded as part of my duo, Acclarion's CD, "Shattered Expectations." We played it for years in concert, until one day, my wife suddenly says, "I'm not playing it with you anymore, because I'm pregnant." :) (damn, click bait bastard!)...
  4. Fizzlewig

    Signor Paganini Solo Violin

    I just purchased (at an ridiculously cheap price about £11) the Simple Sam Samples 'Signor Paganini Solo Violin'. It is beautiful for what it does, and what a superb find! On it's own its brilliant, and also great when stacking (in my case Spitfire chamber strings violin spiccato) etc Just...
  5. DJames

    CLOSED SOLD - SWAM Strings V3 Bundle (Vioin, Viola, Cello, Bass) - Sale of Trade!

    I just bought this SWAM Strings Bundle impulsively last week and I don't have time to get into it. To sell it quickly, I'm putting a good price on it. $240 USD for the entire bundle. payable via PayPal, please. Or, since the actual value is $360 USD, if you would like to trade for another...
  6. Riot Audio

    Riot Audio releases free Tremolo Clouds - cinematic morphing pad instrument for Kontakt 6

    Riot Audio is releasing TREMOLO CLOUDS, a free cinematic morphing pad instrument based on its popular CLOUDS engine. This library is based on a combination of violin and acoustic guitar tremolos, turned into into morphing, granular-style pads. The difference between this pad engine and a...
  7. G

    Help! Help! Dry my violin off!

    I am a newbie. I am looking for a violin patch that's quite DRY/non-reverberant, takes it easy on the vibrato too, and has some long notes included. A patch that's plain and simple in style, as if one were playing a fiddle at home. And I'm not having a lot of luck! Wet wet echo-y wet is almost...
  8. J

    Strings / Solo Violin

    Hey, I would like to ask which strings library is good for getting this type of a violin sound? What are your favorite solo violin libraries? Thank you ;)
  9. David Han

    Can violins gliss/slide while trilling?

    Can strings do a gliss/slide while holding a semitone trill?
  10. M_Helder

    SWAM Violin license

    Hi, I am currently in the process of cleaning the shop , trying to sell off the instruments that I don't really use anymore. - SWAM Violin license - 99$ (via PayPal). Current price is at 129$. You get a full license via official Audio Modelling account. Here is the info from support: The...
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Write an Effective Countermelody! (Live Lesson Excerpt)

    Hey friends! In today's video, my good friend and student Shaheen allowed me to upload an excerpt of one of our composition/production lessons onto the channel! You'll see specifically how my approach to writing a countermelody works against a lead line, and hopefully it gives you some ideas for...
  12. xanderscores

    Mixing real viola/violin with OT samples - best practices?

    For my latest sample-based composition I commissioned a professional violist/violinist to record the solo string parts. Everything turned out great, but now I wonder what I can do to make the instrument parts blend really well with the rest of the orchestra (which is almost entirely made up of...
  13. Dear Villain

    Circus of the Mind - live accordion, clarinet, with virtual instruments

    Hi all, I'm so excited to share a project which was seven years in the making: Circus of the Mind. I wrote some music for my accordion and clarinet duo, Acclarion, to perform alongside a string quartet, a piano trio, and a guitar and marimba duo. Now, with funding from the Canada Council for...
  14. M

    Comparing Solo Violins

    Hi all, I'm looking to pick up one of the following VIs for a solo violin. Haven't seen a discussion comparing these three, so I'd like to hear your thoughts! Which out of these three has the most value right now, and has the most variety for different styles? Would like something that covers...
  15. amadeus1

    Solo Violin Comparison of 7 Violins

    Hi Guys, I just did a comparison of 7 Solo Violins including, the new Stradivarius, Orchestral Tools Tableau and First Chairs 2.0, VSL's Synchronized Solo Violin, Vienna Instrument Pro Solo Violin, Joshua Bells and Spitfire's Solo Violin. There is a free download of the midi melody and chord...
  16. ChrisSiuMusic

    Tableau Solo Strings: A Review (Organic Samples)

    Hi everyone! In today's sample library review, let's dive into the newest offering from Organic Samples: Tableau Solo Strings. Please enjoy!
  17. D

    WA-84 or Telefunken M60 Mics good for recording professional violinist?

    Hello all, I’m new here and looking to get some good mics to make some recordings of myself. I’m a professional violinist And am specifically interested in the WA-84 stereo set To record myself. I’ve heard good things and they seem more affordable than the Telefunken M60s which I also hear are...
  18. Ben

    SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings now available!

    After many requests it's finally here: SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings! Reworked and optimized samples for better sound and greater playability + usability. And it contains the same number of articulations as the original VI Solo Strings! The pre-recorded runs and scales are now easier to use thanks...
  19. 8Dio Productions

    💚 8Dio Love Luck & Leprechauns Sale! 💚

    💚 8Dio Love Luck & Leprechauns Sale! 💚 Solo Violin Designer 2.0 SOLO VIOLIN DESIGNER Virtual Instrument VST is a massive collection of over 4.000 phrases performed by renowned concert violinist: Thomas Yee. The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic solo violin by...
  20. 8Dio Productions

    Anthology Strings & Extended Studio Percussion Flash Sale

    Anthology Strings & Extended Studio Percussion Flash Sale Our iconic Anthology String and Adagio Strings are now on Flash Sale, plus we have extended our Studio Percussion Bundle by an additional 48 Hours! Sale Ends (02/04 11 AM PST) Anthology Strings Ensemble: Anthology contains both...
  21. A

    Identify an old violin

    My grandmother has an old violin with almost no marks and text on. All I know is that my grandfather owned it in his youth and if I lowball it should be at least 70 years old. The word "Czechoslovakia" is carved on the bow and below the fine tuning pots (or whatever they are called) there's a...
  22. Mads Skønberg

    Italiona - new track / new genre

    Hey, what do you experts think about my new composition?
  23. ramirogomez

    Sample Modeling Solo & Ensemble Strings video review with real time playing examples

    Hi to all, i want to share with you a new video review of Sample Modeling Solo and Ensemble Strings, that i upload a few minutes ago. Please tell me what you think, and if you see something to improve. Because this is the first of a series of videos that i am uploading in the following weeks...
  24. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples - Taylor Davis Violin (Reviewed)

    Hey friends! Today we'll be reviewing a wonderful new library from Cinesamples, featuring video game violinist herself Taylor Davis. Please enjoy!
  25. Mads Skønberg

    Mixing genres

    I love to mix genres. If you want you can tell me what you think about my last track:
  26. Mads Skønberg

    Eye Of Paradise

  27. Dear Villain

    2nd try with this piano quintet

    Hey all, Here's a piano quintet in 2 movements that I wrote called Pathos and Rapture. I did post it a while back, but..."crickets" :) lol Anyway, I'll give it one more go. I totally get that it's not the style of music most crave and the length is also a challenge in our fast-paced world...
  28. BradHoyt

    "The Fixer" - Featuring the free Stroh Violin by Impact Soundworks!

    Here's another track from "The Affinity Bridge" soundtrack. This recording features the Stroh Violin by Impact Soundworks and is supported by various Spitfire libraries, including Solo Strings and the Cimbalom. Feedback is appreciated!
  29. Dave Hilowitz

    Kontakt video tutorial: how to make mic level knobs + free bowed nagoya harp kontakt library

    In this video, I find out what happens when you play a Japanese Nagoya Harp (Taishogoto) with a violin bow! In the process, I demonstrate how to make microphone volume level control knobs. There's a FREE Kontakt library in the description to the YouTube video. Enjoy!
  30. ChrisSiuMusic

    Emotional Violin: A Walkthrough

    Best Service has just uploaded a walkthrough of the Emotional Violin. Check it out here:
  31. jrrshop

    60% off EastWest

    60% off EastWest libraries and bundles (excludes educational, upgrades, and Voices of Soul). Also, receive a free license for Play 6 with every purchase. Play 6 provides improved effects, faster loading times, and advanced integration with hardware controllers for all EastWest libraries...
  32. N.Caffrey

    Violin artificial harmonics

    Hi, could someone help me with violin artificial harmonics? I know the correct notation requires to have the note you want to play written 2 octaves below, with a squared note a perfect fourth above. This works for high notes, but for lower notes how should I approach this? As I should use a...
  33. T

    Joshua Bell Legato Issue?

    Hey guys, I just bought the Joshua Bell Violin yesterday and seem to have noticed an issue with some of the legato samples. I've noticed this issue in the transitions between various pairs of notes, but the most glaring one so far seems to be between Bb3 and Eb4. If you listen to the brief demo...
  34. James Marshall

    What's this playing technique?

    Hello everyone, The string player here (violin assumed, but please correct me), plays a sustained note and after about 5-6 secs switches to some what sounds like to me some sort of strong vibrato harmonic-like tone. It's happens throughout the piece. What is the player doing here? I've heard...
  35. S

    FS Embertone Friedlander Violin & Blakus Cello

    Selling for 100$ each. Pm me if interested.
  36. thestickman8

    A Fleeting Victory - featuring a live violinist

    Hi all. I recently had the opportunity to write some solo violin lines for a live player for this piece of music. I think it is probably my most well put together piece so far. Hope you like it!
  37. Audio Motion

    Violin Bow MIDI Controller using the Apple Pencil

    Hi everyone I always felt that we lack a device for controlling bow movement for strings that is as intuitive as a breath controller. This is why I wrote a new iOS App called Pen2Bow, a violin bow MIDI controller using the Apple Pencil on the iPad. It takes full advantage of the sensors in the...
  38. Dear Villain

    Trio with Pianoteq, Embertone, and VSL

    Hi all, Originally, I posted this piece in a side by side comparison between VSL's solo violin and Embertone's Joshua Bell violin. I've since also changed out the Kontakt piano for Pianoteq's Steinway D. So...the final instrumentation is: Joshua Bell violin, VSL clarinet, and Pianoteq piano...
  39. Dear Villain

    Joshua Bell played my music...well sort of!

    I posted this on the Embertone developer's thread, but for those that might not expect to hear music there, I'm posting it here as well: Hi, I just completed a piece for violin and piano using the Joshua Bell violin, and I'm thrilled with the results; so much so, that I really am hoping that...
  40. Dear Villain

    Anyone fancy a (gasp!) VSL string trio?

    Hi all! I recently completed Premonition for violin, viola, and cello. It's a dramatic work with distinct moods that emerge throughout, along with some extended/virtuosic string techniques. As always, I hope you'll take a moment to listen and comment if you feel so inclined...
  41. Dear Villain

    Joshua Bell violin, VSL clarinet, Pianoteq piano trio

    Hi all, Originally, this thread turned in to a comparison between VSL's solo violin and Embertone's Joshua Bell violin. I've since also changed out the Kontakt piano for Pianoteq's Steinway D. So...the final instrumentation is: Joshua Bell violin, VSL clarinet, and Pianoteq piano. Hope...
  42. Dear Villain

    Can I Dream?

    Greetings! "Can I Dream?" is my newest piece for violin, clarinet, and piano. Hope you'll enjoy! Cheers! David Carovillano
  43. R

    The Audio Modeling SWAM String Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Op. 48, Mvt 1 16 SWAM First Violins in 4 stage positions 14 SWAM Second Violins in 2 stage positions 12 SWAM Violas in 3 stage positions 10 SWAM Violoncello in 2 stage positions 7 SWAM Basses in 1 stage position Midi CC Performance with Tec Midi Breath...
  44. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Macabre Solo Strings

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  47. Lukas K

    Fugue for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 3

    Hey guys! I would like to share with you the piece I wrote recently. It's the last fugue of a 3-part cycle of fugues for this trio. The first fugue was composed pretty much in Bach's style, the second one can be found HERE, and here is the third one :) My goal was to experiment with the...
  48. A

    Self playing violin

    I just found this YouTube video about a self playing violing. It is an old "music-box" machine, which includes an actual violin. Now, does this sound Midi? :-) How do you think it compares with todays best Solo-violin libraries? (e.g. the SWAM violin).
  49. N

    How to get legato violins to be on time

    it is difficult to get legato violin patches to line up on the beat. moving the notes back by two sixteenth notes usually works, but this is not always the case depending on what the melodic line is. also, if i don't have the notes overlap with each other throughout the duration of a melodic...
  50. Dear Villain

    A piano trio made with VSL

    I played the piano part in, which does a lot for the realism, in my opinion. Hope you'll listen, comment, and enjoy :) Dave
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