The solo viola boasts the same set of fantastic features as its cousins from the LSS Solo Strings bundle, including THREE true legato types, 8RR x 3 Dynamic Layer Staccato playing, TWO true release modes (hard and soft), plus trills, al with four fantastically blendable mic positions, which, between them, can offer a huge variety in sonic pallete. The three legato modes – slurred, bowed and portamento, are easily switchable during use via keyswitches, and one exceptionally useful feature, which we are shocked to say we rarely see in string libraries, is the ability to change bow on the same note. Simply hold the note you want to change bow on, and press the low G keyswitch.
Staccato and whole tone trills are also included, with the staccatos having 24 variations per note so as to never sound repetitive – also switchable via keyswitch.
Another feature included is the ability to alter the release sound when the final note is played and released. A soft release is a normal removal of the bow from the string, but through keyswitching, you can also select hard release, which triggers a hard release. This is the sound of a player ending the note with a sharp crescendo and quick accented lift of the bow.