fiddle! V2 for Kontakt


NI Kontakt 5+

Welcome to fiddle! V2 for NI Kontakt!
This is a library we have been wanting to produce for quite some time now.  We've immersed ourselves in the study of numerous styles of fiddle playing over the last year and realized that creating a fiddle sample library would be quite a challenge.  Bo and I are happy with the results, and we feel this library fills a void in the world of sample libraries.

Version 2 of fiddle! features new sampled articulations which greatly enhance the expressiveness of the instrument, particularly in regards to ornamentation.

Some Features of the V2 fiddle! sample library for NI Kontakt

  • A wide dynamic range of sustain multisamples with velocity splits ranging from 7 to 20 multisamples per half step.  Fast Bow and Slow Bow sustain samples are offered. The Slow Bow samples are more suitable for Airs, Ballads and slower tempo tunes.
  • A Front Page that offers a realtime display of articulations being used.
  • The two sampled sound sources (Tube Mic and Ribbon Mic) can be edited completely independently, and the settings can be saved as independent Presets.
  • The Settings Page gives you extensive control over Attack and Legato articulations – as well as Auto Bow.
  • Half and Whole Step Slides at 3 speeds. You can adjust the Speed, Sample Start, Attack and Attack Curve.
  • 19 Ornaments in 9 Categories including Mordents, Trills, Hammer Ons, Pull Offs, Rolls, Waterfalls, Wiggles,  Flicks and Irish Triplets
  • On the Expression Page, you set up and control the Dynamics, Pitch Bend and Vibrato.
  • An extra instrument fiddle! - Extras.nki  that can do Chops, Plucks, Up-Bow and Down-Bow Harmonics,  Left Hand Open String Gestures. Slide Harmonics, Scottish "Scrunch" ornament, Various fiddle FXs and Tuning gestures.
  • Pitched Chops: A Kontakt .nki - where you can combine percussive chops with pitched chops upon the bow release from the percussive chop.  Great for creating interesting grooves and accompaniments.
  • An Effect Panel with 5 FX Slots. In the first two Slots you can load different Effects. Each FX Slot has its own Preset menu, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.
  • And much more!



The full uncompressed size of this library is 2 GB. It has been Kontakt compressed (.ncw) down to 1.5 GB for convenience of downloading and rapid loading into Kontakt. 

This library requires NI KONTAKT version 5.5.2 or higher, and has been tested for compatibility in KONTAKT 5.

* This library is NOT compatible with the  free KONTAKT 5 sample PLAYER, only the full retail KONTAKT SAMPLER. It will only run in demo mode for 15 minutes on the KONTAKT PLAYER.*
Please see the FAQ section of our website for installation instructions into Kontakt.


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fiddle! V2 Manual for Kontakt
fiddle! V2 1.2 updater

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