PlugInGuru.com has released MegaMagic: Violin for Omnisphere 2.5, a Library of 78 Multis, 168 Patches using 458 newly recorded samples of a 1910 Constatino Violin (Ascoli Italy) performed by Mary Rowell.
There are 12 articulations including Vibrato, No Vibrato, Crescendo, Down/Up stroke, Pizzicato, Spicatto Up stroke, Spicatto Down stroke, Motion Slow, Motion Harmonics, Motion Fast, Motion Very Fast and Open Notes. Each of these articulations come with 4 different sample sets - Dry, Ambient (concert hall), MegaMagic 1 (3 reverb effects + additional processing) and MegaMagic 2 (3 reverbs with one being Valhalla's Shimmer Verb for octave pitch up reverb). These effects are recorded into the samples so no additional DSP effects are necessary to create these. Omnisphere 2.5 allows up to 8 patches to be mapped across the keyboard - each with a different sample so we used 8 samples to create these different articulations and sample sets.
Producer/PlugInGuru owner John Lehmkuhl provided 18 samples in a "Demo Library" to his customers (GuruNation) to program patches 3 weeks prior to the release of the full library. Over 250 patches were created by over 40 different programmers and submitted for consideration of being included in the full library. Over 100 of these patches were selected to join the full library along side Patches and Multis by John for a library that also includes basses, pads, synths, textures, BPM patches and of course String and Pad patches that each use at least 1 layer with a MegaMagic: Violin sample along with all of the sonic capabilities found in Omnisphere 2.5.
MegaMagic: Violin is designed for composers of many different genres from Film and Soundtrack work to Pop producers that are looking for something special that hints of orchestral but has more to offer than just samples.
Price: $49 - $42 until October 21, 2018.