Free Kontakt Instrument – Stroh Violin

The Stroh Violin is a free Kontakt instrument made by ImpactSoundWorks. The violin, invented by electrical engineer John Matthias Augustus Stroh, was thoroughly sampled with three custom-mapped articulations and a rhythmic sequencer.

Articulations can be mapped and layered using velocity ranges, or soloed via keyswitch – all user assignable. The interface features some extra controls, allowing for a saturation, dirt, and ‘vinylization’ sound.

Key Features

  • Authentic multisampled stroh violin
  • 3x dynamic layers / up to 5x round robins
  • Sustain, spiccato & pizzicato articulations
  • Customizable mapping
  • 3-layer rhythmic sequencer / gate
  • Quick controls for grit, dirt and vinyl
  • Free for Kontakt (full version) 5.4 and higher

Sound examples:

Downloading the free Kontakt instrument requires you to add it to shopping cart, then check out. You’ll be sent a download link and license key instantly. Download size is 115Mb. Documentation is included.

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Logic Pro X 10.1.1 Out Now

Logic Pro X 10.1.1 is on the streets, a minor update with bug fixes and stability improvements.

What’s New in Version 10.1.1

  • Pre-fader sends are no longer affected by VCA Faders
  • VoiceOver can once again access audio channels as well as the track header volume and pan controls
  • The Brush Tool no longer gets stuck in fixed pitch mode when selected after using the Pencil Tool
  • Resolves an issue that could cause the Download Manager to appear empty
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

Note: according to Celemony, this update is supposed to fix a problem with transferring a variable tempo to Melodyne.