Tutorial: how to make realistic violin sounds

It’s easier than you may think.

To create realistic violin sounds is possible and easier than you may think, and this tutorial will show you how we do it.

This tutorial will show you the necessary path to how to create realistic violin sounds: there are no primary or secondary rules. They’re just steps.

And any of these steps are equally important.

1- Take the best VSTi library

Keyboards and MIDI sound modules doesn’t simply cut it: you need VSTis.

Take the best ones, like LASS or Berlin strings.

If you don’t need to do something complicate, even East West Symphonyc Orchestra (watchout: it is REALLY old).

2- Take the best reverberation system

Again: avoid outboards.
They dont sound good.

Go for convolution reverbs and physical modeling ones, like Truverb: reverb is extremely important and complex. If you screw up the reverb, you screw up everything. We also made a tutorial on how to create a realistic one.

3- Know how the real instrument behaves: be very precise about orchestration

This is where the most fail: if you want to make a real violin sound, you have to know how a real violin sounds.

In other words: you have to be good at orchestration.

You know how to be good at orchestration? Practice. A lot of.

There are people out there that make a living by orchestrating. And when someone makes a living by something, you can be sure that this something is really, really complex.

4- If I follow these steps correctly, how will my violins sound like?

Well: like this.

(We made these audio tracks with our virtual orchestration service)

Ten years gone in Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Cover)

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Shrapnel

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Waltzer

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Black March

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Quartetto preso male

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Blood Dragon Theme Reorchestration

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Ciao Hans!

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What are you going to do when not saving the world (Hans Zimmer Cover)

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