Front Row Violins


Amazing Virtual Solo Violin and Violin Sections!

What exactly is Front Row Violins?
FRONT ROW VIOLINS (available via download only) reinvents everything you know about virtual violin instruments. Designed for Native Instrument's Kontakt 5.7.1 Retail (NOT the free player version), the core of Front Row is focused on simplicity and unbelievable sonic results. FRONT ROW packs an amazingly playable solo violin along with easy scalability to go from solo through to any section size of violinists you choose ranging from the single soloist to 16 players. Each section size has been meticulously recorded separately, so you get a real and unique ensemble for every size.
Be The Violinist, Be The Maestro
When we say “Be The Violinist” we mean it! In FRONT ROW, we introduce our proprietary live vibrato that allows you to perform vibrato with your left hand with the same theatrics that a real Violinist plays. This is indeed something to experience as it gives you the sense of performing the vibrato as a violinist does. Moreover, FRONT ROW VIOLINS is designed to provide you with full vibrato control with the amount, speed and fade-in control so that you can have your soloist perform all kinds of styles.
Perform with intelligent cruise control
FRONT ROW VIOLINS uses the world’s first true divisi technology where chords are intuitively and intelligently divided up among the available players in your ensemble. This makes orchestrating your violins a breeze as the instrument does the work for you.
  • FRONT ROW VIOLINS is the FIRST sample library providing a full section of 16 players scalable down to a single soloist in ONE instrument.
  • Auto-Divisi. No matter how many notes you play in a chord, your chosen number of players will divide themselves among the chord notes.
  • Staccato created from any existing articulation. But unlike other staccato articulations or samples, this feature creates a hard "bow stop" at the end of note which is VERY often used in the classical and baroque styles.
  • Auto Re-Bow. FRONT ROW VIOLINS detects the way you play and will automatically "connect" repeated notes for a realistic sound. Inversely, FRONT ROW VIOLINS will detect if you play in a "crisp or "sharp" way, and separate the repeated notes. So there is no need to choose these different playing styles. FRONT ROW VIOLINS does the work FOR you.
  • Automatic "immediate" legato based on how you play.
  • Not only can you control vibrato amount and speed, but we have added a new vibrato "auto fade-in" parameter which is equally important in string playing.
  • Selectable immediate vibrato, (VERY important for solo) temporarily overriding any programmed fade-in vibrato on a note-by-note basis. Being able to select immediate vibrato on some notes is very common in string playing and gives a very realistic e ect.
  • Control vibrato with velocity, a designated slider or any CC. Additionally, even if you choose velocity or slider to control the vibrato, you can add a CC to "take over". In this way you can very e ectively decrease or increase the vibrato amount and speed after the note has already triggered a certain amount of vibrato.
  • Intuitive Playability. FRONT ROW VIOLINS senses your playing style and delivers an amazingly realistic result. It will quite literally "follow" you through bow changes, bow connections, rebow, dynamics, vibrato, and attacks. This drastically reduces the need for keyswitching and MIDI automation.
  • Kontakt 5.7.1 FULL version (not the free player version. There is no "add library" process necessary. Authorization and registration are automatic at the website.) Click here to read a PDF guide.
  • 4GB of hard disk space (2GB for the downloading the compressed library [.rar], and 2GB for extracting the library).
  • Once these libraries are discontinued, their download links will no longer be available so PLEASE make a backup after you download.

Make sure that you have 4GB free space where you download these .rar files. The space is needed for both the .rar files, AND the extracted files which will be explained later.

Front Row Violins Installation - Mac (Using UnRarX)

Download all .rar files from your download list.

By defaualt, you will need to download the .rar files manually.  

IMPORTANT:  Make sure that all of the .rar files are exactly the same size except the last one.  If this is not the case, then some kind of error has occurred during the download process.

Now, if you don't already have UnRarX installed on your Mac, it is included in your downloads for Front Row Violins.

Place the UnRarX application into your Applications folder.

Now, navigate back where you downloaded all of the Front Row Violins .rar files.  Right-click the first file "Front_Row_Violins.part01.rar".  Then choose "Open With" and then select UnRarX.

The files will now automatically start extracting the entire Front Row Violins Library.

PLEASE NOTE: At the end of extraction, you should receive the message "All OK" from UnRarX.  If not, then it is likely that an error occurred during the download of the .rar files.

Once the extraction is complete, your Front Row Violins Library folder will be located inside the same folder where your Front Row Violins .rar files are.

You can move your library anywhere you wish.  Save the .rar files in the event of losing your extracted library.


Front Row Violins Installation - Windows (Using WinRar)

Download all .rar files from your download list.
If you have WinRar:
From your windows explorer, navigate to the first .rar file.

Then, right-click it, and choose "Extract Here":

WinRar will then prompt you:

Choose "Yes to All"


Installation of Front Row Violins for Windows OS without WinRar

Download all .rar files from your download list. 

You will need the 7-Zip application which is included in your Front Row library. Make sure you choose the correct version for your system whether 32 bit or 64 bit.

32 bit - 7z1602.exe
64 bit - 7z1602-x64.exe

Once you’ve installed 7-Zip, right-click the first .rar file. Choose to extract the files from the 7-Zip menu item. Note that you only have to choose the first .rar file, and the full library will extract automatically.

Arco Legato Smooth
Tremolo Sordini Mezzo-Detaché
Half Step Trills Portamento Detaché
Whole Step Trills Sul G Marcato
Spiccato Sul Pont. Velocity-Marcato
Pizzicato Sul Tasto  
Harmonics Staccato  
Arco Slur