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MegaMagic: Viola for Omnisphere 2.4

Here is MegaMagic: Viola !!  UPDATED on MAY 8th – the library now has 93 Multis (12 NEW MULTIS were added!), 128 Patches using 330 NEW Samples of Viola to make a library of totally fresh, inspiring and mind blowing sounds for your music productions. Everything from film scores to dance music can use the sounds found in this library! With 15 different articulations/variations from Vibrato to Crescendo, Marcato, Spicatto, pizzicato and so much more. This is a library well worth more than twice it’s asking price when compared to any other library. But I like to keep my prices affordable for everybody – I have so many libraries and I want you to own them all! So please enjoy, be inspired and I thank you for bringing my libraries along with you on your musical adventures!

This library requires Omnisphere 2.4 or later. IT WILL NOT WORK with Omnisphere versions 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3.

Listen to the audio demos, watch the patch walkthru video (and other support videos) and you will be impressed with what YOU can do after adding this amazing library to your arsenal!

For this library, I was fortunate enough to hire Mary Rowell to play her 2007 Sean Peak viola at a session I produced in December, 2017, The session was recorded at Dog Fish Studios in Portland Oregon by studio owner and engineering master, Drew Canullette. The sessions were eye openers for all 3 of us – while I had recorded Cello in 2016 for MegaMagic: Cello, the temperament, tonality and range of sounds you can produce from a viola is quite different than from a cello! Because of Mary’s skills we were able to end the session with some truly amazing sounds to work with from her viola.

We were able to come away with 11 variations/articulations for the viola:

Vibrato, no vibrato, crescendo, down/up stroke, pizzicato, spicatto up stroke, spicatto down stroke, marcato, motion slow, motion fast, motion harmonics, motion whisper and 4 composite sounds made by combining MegaMagic: Cello, MegaMagic: Pads, MegaMagic: Bells & Winds, Del Norte and Viola samples to create: Regalscape, Dreamscape, Flutterscape and Pizzicatoscape.

The 11 main articulations come in 3 different treatments: Dry, Ambient (AMB) and MegaMagic (MM). Dry is the original recordings. Ambient are processed to sound like a concert hall reverb is recorded into the samples. MegaMagic are processed with 3 unique reverbs to create a lush 12 second reverb that rings out with a “magical quality” that is a trademark of all 9 MegaMagic libraries we have produced to date.

Sound editing for this library included minimal noise reduction and even using Melodyne to control pitch on some of the more difficult to play samples. There are a total of 330 samples in this library and the download is 640MB in size (750MB uncompressed).

The final addition that makes this library truly special is the fact that – just like MegaMagic: Cello – I was able to include my customers in the voicing for the library. I created a $2 demo version of this library which contains 16 of the 330 samples in the full library. (still available HERE) that customers could purchase. They had 2+ weeks to create patches and get them back to me for possible inclusion in the library. Over 200 patches were submitted and in the end, over 25 programmers other than myself contributed to this beautiful library. The DEMO version is still available and contains everybody’s patches in their un-edited form. I then selected less than 1/2 of those, modified if necessary (many of my customers are VERY GOOD programmers so some patches needed very little editing) and added them to the library. Very happy with how this library turned out – useful for so many different genres!

 

 

 

 

 

128 Patches

93 Multis – On May 8th, 2018 12 new Multis were added (new Solo viola, SHORT ensemble and Dark 5th Chord Multis!)

330 Samples

 

 

 

 

Requires Omnisphere 2.4 or later  (will NOT work with previous versions)

Download size: 650MB

File Delivery: Digital Download

 

 

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  • More than you expect

    The viola add perfect to the strings that come with Omnisphere and give them life. What you would not expect in this library are a whole bunch of beautiful sounds from ARPs to Pads.
    Good work, John. Great library 🙂

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  • Wonderfully emotional and dynamic library

    This library is fantastic. I’m blown away. Very emotional stuff. Love the Whisper Multis. So rich and dynamic. Really wonderful BPMs. Wow! Pads are full of emotion and delicate little whispers. So many musical ideas flowed as I was playing this library. Pictures and scenes all came to my mind as I played. So much great stuff for ambient and soundtracks!

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  • Amazing library, if you love Violas and Strings ... you'll love this

    Awesome, impressive, fantastic. Wonderful multis and patches. Strings and pads full of emotion. An infinity of programming possibilities. This really is my favourite library … well until the next! John just keeps getting even better with each library. If you like strings, I highly recommend this. Money well spent.

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  • Sonic Guru

    By itself there are so many sonic options. I like to layer my string libraries with John’s libraries to get something a bit different.

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  • ALMOST ONE OF MY FAVORITE

    Thank you John .
    everything has allready been said.
    I love your job and your spirit

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  • This is a BEAST !

    Incredible versatile library. Will be using this a lot in modern pop music productions !! Awesome work John !

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  • Ridiculous......

    Ridiculous that I spent hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on “high end” sample libraries when if only I would have waited I’d have the most amazing string sounds for $42. I’m not kidding and I have Albion V, Project Sam, East West, and Vienna libraries for sale. Ridiculous how good these are for only $42. Thank you John. I hope you sell a million.

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  • Beautiful inspiring sounds

    I love this library. I have tons of string libraries but John has captured emotion here. Some of the sounds work brilliantly blended with other strings too. An easy five stars.

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  • Great Library!!!

    Great job on Mega Magic Viola!!! I am having so much fun going through all these sounds. This library is very good!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!

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