Introducing ITASCA Legato Violins, a pair of closely recorded violin libraries – playable using the full version of Kontakt 6.7.1+.
The core library features a true sampled legato engine, meaning the performer’s transitions between notes have been recorded and programmed into the software.
This allows the user to play interconnected melodic passages, with various types of transition samples seamlessly carrying the performance from note to note.
The sustain samples are long, expressive and evolving, with the performer imparting character and movement into each.
The ITASCA Legato Violins user-interface allows the whole melodic line to be creatively assembled from its constituent parts: the head, sustain, legato transition and tail.
Key-switching and velocity are be used while playing to dictate which parts comprise the complete melodic line.
For example, a high velocity at the start of a new note will trigger a sample with a cutting and pressured bow sound, whereas a soft velocity during a note transition might trigger a slow glissando.
The software provides solo and ensemble recordings, allowing the user to layer up to six players.
Different sustain articulations can be activated at the same time, offering further creative possibilities.
The second of the two libraries brings the violin recordings into our LIMINAL engine.
Unlike the melodic-line nature of the core library, this ITASCA Legato Violins is suitable for polyphonic performance.
It is especially suited as a collection of naturalistic pads, perfect for, cinematic, underscoring or soundscapes.
The user-interface allows articulations to be layered, mixed and reversed.
LFO controls can be enabled, allowing your DAW’s tempo to dictate the modulation of an individual layer’s volume.
This opens the door for tempo-synced swells and unleashes possibilities for evolving textures. Sample banks can be triggered via both the UI and key-switching.
Finally, there is functionality to control ADSR at the instrument level, which can be optionally switched to the traditional articulation-level ADSR control.