Vir2 Instruments – Violence (KONTAKT, NKI, NKC, NKX)

Publisher: Vir2 Instruments


Quality: 24bit 44.1khz

Created for both musical use and experimentation, the library is a collection of unusual methods of sound production (hammering, scratching, playing with wet fingers and in a guitar manner ) from a traditional instrument like the violin. A total of 82 patches in the Drum Kits, Melodic, Pads and SFX and Tempo Synced categories. Created for both musical use and sound design, Violence features an unprecedented deconstruction of a solo violin recorded from numerous angles: bowed, scraped, hit, plucked, played with mallets, chopsticks, guitar picks, and wet fingers.

Then the sound design was repitched, layered, and post-processed through an array of unusual tools to produce sounds unlike any found in other virtual instruments. More than eighty unique patches were designed, each with a custom set of scripted knobs and controls all conveniently organized into four categories of sounds: Drum Kits, Melodic, Pads and Sound Effects, and Tempo-Synced. The inspiration for Violence came from the influential American composer John Cage, whose extensive experiments with prepared piano yielded new timbres and effects.

What Cage did on the piano, Violence brings to the violin: a new and unorthodox approach to a traditional instrument, yielding amazing and fresh new instruments, textures, and sound design elements. Violence combines physical alterations with digital manipulations for a sound that straddles acoustic and electronic realms.