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Welcome to AMATI VIOLA
AMATI VIOLA is part of Native Instruments’ Cremona Quartet series. A pioneering luthier, Andrea Amati is widely regarded as the inventor of the violin as we know it. His son Gerolamo continued this tradition in their family workshop in Cremona, and built the ‘Stauffer’ viola in 1614, making it the oldest instrument in the Cremona Quartet series.
During the extensive recording process for this virtual instrument, the streets of Cremona were in silenct as the council closed roads, car parks and urged the people of the town to remain as quiet as possible. Meanwhile, inside the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, designed by pioneer acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, Hamburg’s e-instruments captured every single note of the viola using 32 carefully selected microphones placed throughout the hall to provide this digital recreation of a historic masterpiece.
The instrument provides 20 different, professionally played articulations, each with up to five legato transitions. In addition, the innovative, Performance-Captured Vibrato models the natural vibrato technique of a professional player and the Stereo Phase-Aligned Dynamic Crossfades eliminate phasing between dynamic transitions. These features combine to make AMATI VIOLA one of the most realistic, true-sounding solo viola recreations.
We hope that you enjoy using AMATI VIOLA!