12th March 2007
Garritan has announced that the Gofriller Solo Cello is now shipping.
Gofriller Solo Cello is a Kontakt Player 2 based virtual solo cello virtual instrument created by an Italian team in collaboration with Garritan. Gofriller Cellos (made nearly three hundred years ago) are among the finest cellos ever made and are known for their rich and beautiful tone.
The Garritan Gofriller Solo Cello is a musical instrument designed to be played expressively, in real time. This instrument provides an expressive and believable sound that can be PLAYED and PERFORMED as music, in real-time, rather than put together like a jigsaw puzzle or tweaked after the fact.
Thanks to "harmonic alignment" technology (developed & patent-pending by Giorgio Tommasini), and using specially devised convolution impulses for the body of the violin, using a technique developed & patent-pending by Giorgio Tommasini & Stefano Lucato, this sampled Gofriller Cello lets you seamlessly crossfade among dynamics (pp to ff), continuously control the onset, rate and speed of the vibrato, and shape articulations in real time.
"Harmonic Alignment" allows you to morph between samples. Morphing describes what can be seen in motion pictures where there is a gradual transformation from one image into another. First used in the Stradivari Solo Violin, this basic concept has been applied to sound samples allowing them samples to morph into each other seamlessly and hear authentic timbre changes as notes become louder or softer. Sophisticated modal resonance technology uses instrument body impulses and allows you to control the onset, intensity and rate of vibrato, impart portamento and much more. In addition, with the powerful AI MIDI processor you can change or create articulations in real time, change the type of attack or bow direction, impart legato, play trills & tremolo and have an infinite variety of playing possibilities at your fingertips.
Gofriller Solo Cello has an MSRP of $199 and is available for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary in VST, AU, DX, RTAS and stand-alone formats. Numerous audio demos are available.