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rsilverst
10-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Hi -- I wanted to ask if anyone's aware of fiddle/violin plugins that would be good for rock music (think "Camper Van Beethoven"). I know that Xpand has the Solo Violin but one's not cutting it -- too much vibrato and reverb that couldn't be disabled.

When I search online it seems like Structure should have some violin patches, but the pages that the links take me to all seem to be dead links now.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Bob

GregV
10-24-2014, 02:08 AM
EastWest/Quantum Leap seems to be the VI of choice.
I went with the much cheaper Miroslav option and slightly regretted it. You can get a decent result from Miroslav, but it takes a lot of fiddling... Pun intended.
But EWQLOS seems to be the default choice round these parts.

musicman691
10-24-2014, 05:20 AM
EastWest/Quantum Leap seems to be the VI of choice.
I went with the much cheaper Miroslav option and slightly regretted it. You can get a decent result from Miroslav, but it takes a lot of fiddling... Pun intended.
But EWQLSO seems to be the default choice round these parts.
EWQLSO violins, non-vibrato patches, and run it through your amp sim of choice. When I need this kind of sound I'll use Amplitube 3 and some gentle overdrive and get a perfect Jon-Luc Ponty sound. For folk you'll want something Celtic and EWQLSO Ra has that covered.

Some of the Miroslav low end (cheaper) stuff has nasty artifacts on it with any of the strings being the worst. I put it down to poor sampling technique and sample preparation.