EXQUISITE STRINGS COLLECTION

CREMONA QUARTET brings together four of the world’s most valuable string instruments. Featuring phase-aligned stereo samples and performance-captured vibrato, plus extensive chromatic sampling of 20 articulations, every quirk and nuance of these historic treasures is now available to producers via a wealth of cutting-edge parameter controls.

  

MEET THE QUARTET

These instruments were made by the finest luthiers in history. With each articulation of every note played by virtuoso performers in Cremona’s Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, and recorded in exceptional detail, their sounds are now immortalised for contemporary productions.

STRADIVARI VIOLIN - ‘VESUVIUS’

Born around 1644, household name Antonio Stradivari is the most famous luthier in the history of violin making. His innovations in proportion and shape set trends that continue to influence the craft today. His ‘Vesuvius’ violin, the leader of our CREMONA QUARTET, was built in 1727 towards the end of the master craftsman’s golden period.

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STRADIVARI CELLO - ‘STAUFFER’

Though best known for violin making, Stradivari also made other stringed instruments. His ‘Stauffer’ cello, built in 1700, is listed as an Italian national treasure. Completing the quartet with luscious deep tones, it adds weight to the overall sound of the ensemble.

GUARNERI VIOLIN - ‘PRINCE DORIA’

Stradivari may be the world’s most famous violin maker, but many of the world’s most prominent players and composers consider Guarneri del Gesù to be the best. The second violin in the quartet is his ‘Prince Doria’, built in 1734.

AMATI VIOLA - ‘STAUFFER’

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 the family workshop in Cremona, and built the quartet’s oldest instrument, the ‘Stauffer’ viola, in 1614.

ABOUT E-INSTRUMENTS

Responsible for producing SESSION STRINGS and SESSION HORNS, e-instruments specializes in crafting intensely detailed sampled instruments. They launched the CREMONA QUARTET project to digitally preserve these rare and extraordinary sounds for current and future composers and musicians to use in contemporary production contexts. The team captured the uniquely special character of each instrument using the highest-quality recording equipment.

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AT A GLANCE

Product type: KOMPLETE Instrument
Instrument type: Solo Violin, Solo Cello, Solo Viola
For use with: Free KONTAKT PLAYER version 6.2.2 and higher, or KONTAKT version 6.2.2 and higher.
Sound category: Solo Strings
Number of NKIs: 2 per instrument, 8 in total
Download size: Stradivari Violin 23.5 GB (about 39 GB uncompressed sample pool)
Guarneri Violin 25.6 GB (about 42 GB uncompressed sample pool)
Amati Viola 24.3 GB (about 40 GB uncompressed sample pool)
Stradivari Cello 27.3 GB (about 45 GB uncompressed sample pool)
System requirements: Free KONTAKT PLAYER version 6.2.2 and higher, or KONTAKT version 6.2.2 and higher.

Please also see the KONTAKT PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT PLAYER FAQ
User Manual: STRADIVARI VIOLIN Manual GUARNERI VIOLIN Manual AMATI VIOLA Manual STRADIVARI CELLO Manual

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