Mix close, mid, and far mic positions to create the perfect acoustic space for your strings ensemble.
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.
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.
The sounds of CREMONA QUARTET were captured using a bespoke array of microphones and preamps, placed in a specially designed acoustic environment. Even the local people of Cremona played their part, with all traffic near the auditorium stopped for the duration of the recordings, to ensure that no external noise could interrupt the process.
Situated in the city of Cremona and the home of these precious instruments, the Museo Del Violino enabled the project by allowing the recordings to take place.
The Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi was purpose-built to allow stringed instruments to sound their very best.
The concert hall was designed by Italian architect Giorgio Palù, with consultation from pioneering acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota.
32 microphones were placed around the concert hall in order to capture every possible timbre from each instrument.
All of the recordings were carried out under armed guard, due to the exceptionally high value of the instruments used.
1.2.0 – 2021-10-26
IMPROVED increased number of key switch slots to 32
FIXED an error where triggering of several notes at the same time resulted in hanging notes
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.
Stradivari Cello 27.27 GB (45.25 GB uncompressed)
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