Best Service Emotional Violin

The Most Expressive Virtual Violin of all Time

Our price:
£175.00 inc. VAT
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With its impressive, emotional sound, Best Service Emotional Violin enables expressions that have never been achieved before.

If you are looking for the perfect virtual violin for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern avant-garde violin compositions, thenåÊBest Service Emotional Violin should be your first choice!

A unique, virtual instrument that convinces through its variety of articulations, its direct and unadulterated sound and unusual playing techniques, including rebowing.

Emotional Violin has been recorded throughout in a musical context to capture the expressiveness and natural bowing of real instrumentalists. The intelligent scripting enables more than 50 different playing styles and True Legato, making this library extremely versatile.

In addition to the usual playing styles and articulations,åÊBest Service Emotional Violin also features extraordinary techniques such as:

  • Sul-Ponticello Legato and Flageolet Legato
  • Morbid sustain
  • Ricochet
  • Renaissance sounds

Contextual Sampling

Best Service's philosophy during the recordings is called "Contextual Sampling". To find the perfect sound, various string instruments were recorded throughout four years. They concluded that no technique comes even close to the actual and natural vibrato of a trained musician.
The sampling of real vibrato, of course, has some conceptual drawbacks, but these recordings are always more inspiring and organic than adding an artificial vibrato. So their goal was to perfectly capture these musical aspects and combine them into a great sounding and easy to play instrument.

The result is a library with unsurpassed authenticity.

This beautiful sound is rounded off by a multitude of articulations. Thus, different phrases, turns, variations, bars and closing notes can be used as actually independent phrasings without having to repeat themselves. So that these sounds and articulations can be used appropriately to the context, respective keyswitches such as Delicate Fast, Vivid or Moderate have been added. Emotional Violin also offers unusual articulations that you won't find in any other library. Just select from one of the following:

  • Normal sustains with and without Vibrato
  • Multiple Progressive Vibratos
  • Multiple Espressivo
  • Flautando
  • Sul Ponticello
  • Morbid Sustains
  • Harmonics
  • Tremolo
  • Tremolo Sul Ponticello
  • Multiple Trills
  • Pizzicato
  • Pizzicato Snap
  • Paganini Pizzicato
  • Scratches
  • Multiple Spiccatos
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizolla FX
  • Diverse Violin Effect
  • Violin Percussion

This product works with the FREE Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:


Kontakt 4:

OS X 10.6 & 10.7 = until 4.2.4
OS X 10.8 and higher = no longer supported

Kontakt 5:

OS X 10.6 = until 5.0.3
OS X 10.7 = until 5.3.1
OS X 10.8 = 5.0.3 - 5.5.1
OS X 10.9 = 5.3.0 - 5.6.6
OS X 10.10 = 5.3.0 - 5.7.3
OS X 10.11 = 5.5.1 - latest
Mac OS 10.12 = 5.6.1 - latest
Mac OS 10.13 = latest



Kontakt 4:

XP = until 4.2.4
Vista = until 4.2.4
Windows 7 = until 4.2.4
Windows 8 & 10 = no longer supported

Kontakt 5:

XP = until 5.2.0
Vista = until 5.2.0
Windows 7 = latest
Windows 8 & 10 = latest



1GB free disk space

Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"Certain rare virtual instruments are able to inspire music in and of themselves, while even rarer is the instrument which responds to a composers's wishes instead of painting the artist into a limited digital corner. Emotional Violin both inspires and gives compositional freedom, and therefore comes highly recommended."SOUND ON SOUND

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Requires Kontakt 5.5.0 or the FREE Kontakt Player 5.5.0 or higher

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

For all systems

  • Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)