Cinematique Instruments has released Viola Da Gamba for Kontakt.
The viola da gamba is a historical instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It belongs to the family of string instruments and was mainly built and used in Italy, France, Germany and England. Today the viola da gamba is mainly used in "early music."
The viola da gamba has 6 strings tuned in the typical baroque tuning of 415Hz. All strings are nylon. Due to this special mixture of strings the viola da gamba has its own character, which clearly differs from violin and cello. Especially because of the nylon strings the Viola da Gamba give it its own unmistakable rough sound.
- A mix of microphones - Including Schoeps mics, Neumann U87 as well as a Coles 4038 ribbon.
- Six articulations - beside arco, pizzicato, staccato, and spiccato, there are also unconventional articulations like arco-fragile, textures and xylo-mallet-hits.
- An extensive number of round robins - up to 16 with up to four dynamic layer the ability to play different amount of instruments. All articulations can be played either as solo viola da gamba or as an ensemble trio with trio with 3 instruments.
- Additional FX - delay, chorus, amped and drive.
- Nine reverb types - beside several different sizes you get special types such as infinite and deep valley.