Native Instruments have announced the release of Stradivari Violin, a Kontakt instrument that samples a 1727 violin made by renowned vioin-maker Antonio Stradivari.
The 'Vesuvius' violin was recorded in the Giovanni Arvedi auditorium in Cremona, Italy (the town where the violin was made), with multiple microphones and capturing every note on the instrument in 20 different articulations.
Developed in collaboration with e-instruments (the developers behind NI's Session Strings and Session Horns libraries), Stradivari can be loaded in two modes. The 'full-fat' version provides a three-fader mix down of the 32 mics used in the recording to provide control over close, mid and far mic positions, but there's also a more basic version that outputs a straightforward stereo mix, for faster loading times and a simpler workflow.
Stradivari Violin is available now, for the introductory price of £129 (regular price is £179). To find out more about how the sample library was made, watch the video below.