Viola Da Gamba 75€
no VAT

Raw Nylon Orchestra

The Viola da Gamba is an old orchestra string instrument with 6 nylon sides and a range from C2 to C5. Its sound is rough and coarse - a wonderful addition to classical strings.

Our goal to digitally recreate the Viola Da Gamba and give it another modern expression was a success. Our Viola Da Gamba has become an amazingly independent instrument with its own unique character and a very organically rough sound. It is a great alternative to conventional orchestral string instruments.

KOntakt 5.6.8. OR LATER
Approx. 1.200 Samples
600 MB Compressed
Six True Articulations Available as solo Viola
or as Ensemble of 3

This is what you get

an exciting mix of microphones
the velvety sound of the Schoeps mics, Neumann U87 as well as Coles 4038 ribbon

six articulations
beside arco, pizzicato, staccato, and spiccato, there are also unconventional articulationas like arco-fragile, textures and xylo-mallet-hits

an extensive number of round robins
up to 16 with up to four dynamic layer
the ability to play different amount of instruments
all articualtions can be played either as solo viola da gamba or as an ensemble trio with trio with 3 instruments

additional fx
delay, chorus, amped and drive

nine reverb typles
beside several different sizes you get special types such as infinite and deep valley

Listen to some audio demos

Crass Run Dürbeck & Dohmen
Quartett Adi Goldstein
Gaba René Dohmen
Get Some Fresh Ice Jumpel

The Walkthrough

What is a Viola da Gamba

The viola da gamba is a historical instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It belongs to the family of string instruments and was mainly built and used in Italy, France, Germany and England. Today the viola da gamba is mainly used in "early music", which is gaining more and more attention today.

It has 6 strings tuned in the typical baroque tuning of 415Hz. All strings are nylon strings. Due to this special mixture of strings the viola da gamba has its own character, which clearly differs from violin and cello. Especially because of the nylon strings the Viola da Gamba has its own unmistakable rough sound.