Cremona Quartet brings you a collection of instruments built hundreds of years ago. Each instrument has its own unique personality, and together their sound represents the heart, soul and magic of the region. Until now, these historic artifacts have been guarded under lock and key and played by only a handful of trusted professionals. Today, they are yours.


Making Of Stradivari Violin

Making Of Stradivari Violin

Cremona Quartet Walkthrough

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Human Vibrato

The e-instruments innovation of performance captured vibrato takes the recording of a professional violinist’s vibrato technique, then reapplies the behavior of the vibrato parameters to the sample, allowing you to automate or control in real-time, resulting in full and realistic control for an expressive and natural sound.



The numerous articulations recorded include long, short, expressive, dynamic, and special articulations, all with up to three legato transitions. The adaptive Virtuoso articulation intelligently combines multiple articulations in real-time using the velocity, note, and pitch bend information sent from your MIDI controller performance.

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True Solo Strings

Every single note of the instruments have been painstakingly sampled at different dynamics and phase-aligned in stereo across multiple microphones. This ensures that all dynamic transitions are free from any phasing artifacts and dynamic changes over long legato transitions, from the softest pianissimo to the most forceful fortissimo, are indistinguishable from that of a real player.


Shape Your Sound

Two Kontakt instruments provide a choice between Multi-Mic and Stereo. The Multi-Mic option provides a mixer within the UI offering control over the “close”, “mid” and “far” audio fields. The Stereo offers a stereo mixdown of all three. This gives the player flexibility and customization over the sound when mixing, or a more CPU and RAM efficient instrument for maximizing workflow when composing.

CRE Choose Your Timbre

Choose Your Timbre

The “Smart” position algorithm will select the fingerboard position that a professional player would most likely choose to play a musical phrase. The “Low String” and “High String” options allow you to determine the timbre you wish to get from each instrument, forcing a lower or higher string to be played. The lower string will result in a more mellow timbre, whereas forcing a high string will create a brighter, clearer timbre.


The Quartet

The Cremona Quartet consists of four famous and sought-after instruments; The Stradivari Violin “Vesuvius”, Stradivari Cello “Stauffer”, Guarneri Violin, and Amati Viola. All four instruments were meticulously recorded in the very auditorium designed to hear their sound. Until now, these historic artifacts have been guarded under lock and key and played by only a handful of trusted professionals. Today, they are yours to use in your productions.

The Instruments

Antonio Stradivari is the most famous luthier in the history of violin making. His ‘Vesuvius’ violin was built in 1727

The second violin in the quartet is Guarneri’s ‘Prince Doria’, built in 1734.

Stradivari also made other stringed instruments. His ‘Stauffer’ cello, built in 1700, is listed as an Italian national treasure.

The quartet’s oldest instrument, the ‘Stauffer’ viola, built by Gerolamo Amati in 1614.

Feature Summary


Four Solo Instruments; Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello.

Finger Position

Select the fingerboard position to determine the timbre you wish to get from each instrument


Multi-channel, stereo phase-aligned dynamic layers

Multi-Mic Option

Mix between close, mid and far mic positions


Additional room noise control


Performance-captured vibrato emulates human vibrato technique and provides total control and flexibility


20 Professionally played articulations


Including up to 3 legato transitions per articulation

Virtuoso Articulation

The Virtuoso articulation combines multiple playing techniques without the need for key switching

NKS Compatible

Seamless integration with Native Instruments hardware controllers for browsing, tagging, sound previews, pre-mapped parameters, and more

Technical Specifications

  • Native Instruments NKS compatible
  • Download Sizes:
    • Stradivari Violin 23.5 GB
    • Guarneri Violin 25.63 GB
    • Amati Viola 24.33 GB
    • Stradivari Cello 27.27 GB
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz

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