When it comes to inventiveness in a Kontakt sample library, you can´t beat Pendle Poucher aka Sound Dust and this latest release is no exception...
In the words of Pendle, Cloud Viola 2"is a deeply multisampled hybrid Kontakt instrument that takes a humble 17th century classical stringed instrument and lovingly shoves it into the modern world."
Combining garden string as a bow, a retractable dog lead and a viola, this collection uses unlikely playing techniques and sampling magic to create new tones and textures.
From cinematic pads to strange leads, this is perfect as a standalone signature instrument or for adding interesting texture to a ´proper´ orchestra. Using midi controllers and DAW automation the instrument can be played with organic expressiveness and genuine emotion.
Compared to the previous version, Cloud Viola² adds a deeply multi-sampled plucked palm muted articulation, 6 new effected ´clouds´ and 3 grain oscillators with snazzy XY pad control.