Expressive. Raw. Improvised.

The perfect violin for imperfect scores.


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VIOLIN UNTAMED is a solo violin library with the idea that samples should sound like a performance. At the heart of the instrument is our unique Improvised articulation; a series of evolving and improvised notes. This sounds like a musician taking your composition and adding an individual direction and human performance.

Performed at 3 different intensities; the quietest layer is subtle and delicate, the medium layer brings more emotion and character, whilst the loudest layer sounds wild, intense and often chaotic. They sound beautiful alone as individual notes or even more compelling when played as chord progressions.

With 8 other standard and extended articulations included, all performed with the same philosophy, VIOLIN UNTAMED is a Kontakt library for the composer that wants to sound unpolished, raw and human.

Made for Kontakt
Full version 5.6.6 and above

4 Mic Positions
Spot | Close | Room | Gallery

Intuitive Interface
Easy to use

Listen to some examples

"I was trying to bring a more human feeling to the notes."


In conversation with

Henry Rankin

We talk to the violinist behind the library. Find out the story behind his violin and his approach to the performance and recording of the library.

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A guide through the whole instrument. Listen to all of the articulations and microphone positions. Find out our best settings and what the instrument is most suited for. 

This is how we recorded it

Recorded at The Nave, one of the North of England’s finest recording studios; a converted church with the most beautiful sounding live room. Engineer Alex Greaves used an impeccable set of classic microphones and vintage outboard to tailor the perfect sound for the violin. 

With a single Neumann U87 at the heart of the mix, a stereo pair of Neumann KM184s and then two pairs of Coles 4038s, we collected a really wide range of perspectives for you to mix exactly the sound you need.

Everything was recorded through through API 512 preamps, an AMEK Rembrandt desk and captured at 96kHz using world-class Apogee AD16X analogue to digital convertors. 



Sul Pont
Circular Bowing
False Harmonics


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Microphone Mixer

Spot | Neumann U47 | Mono
An absolutely beautiful and uncompromising microphone. Use this mic for a dry, raw and ultra detailed sound.

Close | Neumann K184 | Stereo 
Adding a touch more perspective over the spot mic. This overhead stereo pair brings the sound of the violin alive.

Room | Coles 4038 | Stereo
Bring the stunning and natural reverb of the room into the mix with this position.

Gallery | Coles 4038 | Stereo
Placed high up in the gallery of the studio, use these mics to add air and the tail end decay of the acoustics.


Add some grit with this included tape saturation control. A little goes a long way.

A powerful control which allows you to dial in the stereo width of the violin, from a purely mono signal to an immersive wrap around sound.

A natural sounding hall reverb which will blend in to most existing mixes.


A simple and broad stroke EQ. The controls allow you to cut or boost a wide part of the frequency spectrum and will add or remove a lot of sound very quickly.

We suggest you don’t need to do a lot to achieve a big difference, so go steady!

Intuitive interface

Our custom designed user interface – simple enough to use without an instruction manual, but powerful enough to quickly craft the sound of the violin so you can keep on writing and spend less time tweaking.

Product Information

PLEASE NOTE This instrument is only compatible with the full version of Kontakt 5.6.6 and above. It will not work with the free Kontakt Player.


What kind of music is this most suited for?

For either a soundtrack that is fragile and filled with sorrow or a tale of anger and frenzy. We think this will sound great on personal and emotional stories about people and the human condition.

Will this sound good on epic trailers ?

If you’re looking for the classic polished Hollywood sound then this might not be the library for you. But you never know, it might just be perfect for a movie about transforming robots.  

What version of Kontakt do I need?

You will need the full version of Kontakt 5.6.6 or above. Please make sure you have the correct version before purchasing.

Can I use this in commercial releases?

Yes! What you can’t do is repackage the individual samples or re-release them as another sample library, but you can absolutely use them to make the next score to a film about family, hatred and oil starring Daniel-Day Lewis.

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