A rare find

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A rare find

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Every couple weeks, I search the internet for new samples. This week I came across a rare find. It's a well recorded violin. Recorded in stereo. By a guy who knows how to play in tune, and has a well-maintained instrument.

That right there is an exception to the rule when it comes to free string samples. But there's more. He recorded every violin note. Nice long samples. And then he even did many articulations. There's legato (with and without vibrato), pizzicato (with and without vibrato), spiccato, and tremulo.

I've been working with this material, trimming attacks and releases, reducing hiss and extraneous noises, removing undesirable harmonics, evening out volume, tweaking tuning, etc. The result is probably the best free solo violin we''re going to find. I'm still working on the legato without vibrato, and tremulo. But here's part 1 with the other articulations.

This should be the solo violin in the Sonatina Symphony.

http://wikisend.com/download/379168/cla ... violin.zip
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source and license of the sources?
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Very nice work - sounds great. I see license and source are included in the zip file.
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CC0. Very good. This makes this actually useful.

Jeffg: And the license for the sfz files?
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It's just an sfz file. Nothing to it. Consider it public domain.

Glen, grab part 1 and hold onto to it. Part 2 will be around soon. This isn't going to replace my previous solo violin, since that's still useful. This will be an additional item.
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JG

I have Part 1 dl'd but haven't uploaded it, let me know what you want done with it when Part 2 is complete, Thanks for all your work on this!
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This is really nice! Looking forward to part 2, tested part 1 out and it sounded pretty good. Too bad there won't be a staccato, but the spicatto (whatever that is, I know virtually nothing about these articulations :D ) sounds almost equivalent I guess.

Thanks for your work Jeff.
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Right now, I'm trying out a new mapping setup that I hope will enable a realistic bowing technique (which is a large factor in getting a realistic violin sound). But it requires looping about 100 samples, and making 100 release samples, so this will take awhile.

Ideally, I want to be able to do this with it: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/ ... tion-geco/

P.S. The new mapping will make staccato possible.
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j_e_f_f_g wrote:Right now, I'm trying out a new mapping setup that I hope will enable a realistic bowing technique (which is a large factor in getting a realistic violin sound). But it requires looping about 100 samples, and making 100 release samples, so this will take awhile.

Ideally, I want to be able to do this with it: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/ ... tion-geco/

P.S. The new mapping will make staccato possible.
Cool! That video looked really nice. How'd one achieve that kind of thing under Linux?
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