GUARNERI VIOLIN is part of Native Instruments' Cremona Quartet series. While Antonio Stradivari is arguably the most famous violin maker, many of the world’s most prominent players and composers consider Guarneri del Gesù to be the best. Accompanying Stradivari’s Vesuvius violin is Guarneri del Gesù’s 'Prince Doria' violin, built in 1734.
During the meticulous recording process for this virtual instrument, the streets of Cremona ground to a halt as the council closed roads, car parks and urged the people of the town to remain as quiet as possible. Meanwhile, inside the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, designed by pioneer acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, Hamburg’s e-instruments captured every single note of the violin using 32 carefully selected microphones placed throughout the hall to provide this digital recreation of a historic masterpiece.
The instrument provides 20 different, professionally played articulations, each with up to five legato transitions. In addition, the innovative, Performance-Captured Vibrato models the natural vibrato technique of a professional player and the Stereo Phase-Aligned Dynamic Crossfades eliminate phasing between dynamic transitions. These features combine to make GUARNERI VIOLIN one of the most realistic, true-sounding solo violin recreations. This document provides information about the library and a description of all of its functions. We hope that you enjoy using GUARNERI VIOLIN!