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Violin Runs

There’s a special quality to fast scales performed by an ensemble of string players. It’s the concurrent presence of precision and minimal random deviations in a well-rehearsed ensemble that creates the smoothness and vividness of string ensemble runs. So to increase liveliness and authenticity in your tracks, it may be better in some cases to use pre-recorded runs than creating a string run out of single notes. That’s why we recorded octave runs performed by an ensemble of 14 violin players in all scales and modes that are now available in the well-organized patch structure of the Vienna Synchron Player.

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The ensemble was recorded in our second studio, the Silent Stage, that offers a tight, controlled ambience, enabling you to place these strings in any acoustic environment you can imagine, either with the onboard convolution and algorithmic reverbs of the Vienna Synchron Player, or using external effect plug-ins of your choice.

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Violin Runs
Adieu and Farewell - Flexibility of Violin Runs Guy Bacos 0:37

All runs are available in all minor and major scales as well as in Greek modes, always played upwards and downwards. What’s more, they’re all available in two variations:  “Fixed runs” trigger a fast run as soon as you hit a key, landing on a long sustained note one octave higher or lower. “Perform runs” work differently: You play a long note, and once you hit a note one octave above or below, the run is performed toward that note which then is sustained again. You can also create beautiful longer passages by connecting upwards and downward runs, or by adding variations through triggering only a part of the runs.

Using the Vienna Synchron Player’s time stretching feature you can easily adjust all runs to any tempo of your choice, and even accelerate or decelerate the runs in real-time using the stretch factor slider.

Preconfigured mixer presets offer various reverb lengths and placements as first or second violins. Preset names such as lush, bright, close, classic, distant, wide, retro, sentimental and many more not only illustrate the broad range of available sound characteristics, but also the capabilities of the Synchron Player’s full-fledged mixer.

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NKS Integration

Violin Runs supports Native Instruments’ NKS format and is compatible with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine. Use the Light Guide to quickly identify key switches and play ranges of your instruments, browse and preview sounds, and quickly adapt them using pre-configured control knobs. Download the NKS installers from MyVSL.

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