Emotional Viola

Sale price$199.00

Experience Emotional Viola, the highly expressive virtual instrument from Harmonic Subtones. Seamlessly integrated with the Emotional Strings series, it offers a direct sound, versatile articulations, and essential features like true legato and rebowing. Perfect for film scoring, pop, classical, or avant-garde compositions.


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A Direct and Unadulterated Sound

About Emotional Viola
The most expressive and detailed virtual Viola available

Emotional Viola is the third member of the Emotional Strings series by Harmonic Subtones. This long anticipated and logical addition to the cello and violin, represents a very comprehensive virtual instrument that is easy to play, and of course offers numerous possibilities for individual customization.

Not only does the Emotional Viola harmonize excellently with the cello and the violin, it is also highly valued as a solo instrument with its direct and unadulterated sound, its variety of essential to extraordinary articulations as well as true legato and rebowing.

Emotional Viola is the first choice if you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern, avant-garde viola compositions!

Contextual Sampling

As with the other instruments from the Emotional series, the Munich-based developers decided to stay true to their concept of contextual sampling in which all samples are always recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressiveness of real instrumentalists. In this approach, the recordings of a real vibrato play an important role, as they are always more inspiring and organic than adding an artificial vibrato.

Articulations, Patches & True Legato

Emotional Viola was created from well over 50 articulations and their variants. By means of an elaborate and intelligent script, countless articulations are wisely linked together, so that they follow the user’s style of playing.

The Emotional Viola Master Patch contains most of the recorded articulations, which logically interlock and provide an elegantly aligned sound, thanks to „True Legato“. Three different transition types have been captured in several sessions and simulate, among other things, realistic changes in bowing direction or passionate portamento while playing. The user simply controls the velocity - the tempo of the tone transitions automatically adapts to your DAW!

In addition to the Master Patch, the Emotional Viola also contains an Individuals Patch which is a set of key switch patches with different articulations of the same category such as sustains, shorts, trills and more. The Specials Patch offers some unusual articulations and effects and the Stackable Patch contains the main articulations with standardized key switching to match the stackable patches of Emotional Cello & Emotional Viola.

The most expressive and detailed virtual Viola available

Emotional Viola is the third member of the Emotional Strings series by Harmonic Subtones. This long anticipated and logical addition to the cello and violin, represents a very comprehensive virtual instrument that is easy to play, and of course offers numerous possibilities for individual customization.

Not only does the Emotional Viola harmonize excellently with the cello and the violin, it is also highly valued as a solo instrument with its direct and unadulterated sound, its variety of essential to extraordinary articulations as well as true legato and rebowing.

Emotional Viola is the first choice if you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern, avant-garde viola compositions!

Contextual Sampling

As with the other instruments from the Emotional series, the Munich-based developers decided to stay true to their concept of contextual sampling in which all samples are always recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressiveness of real instrumentalists. In this approach, the recordings of a real vibrato play an important role, as they are always more inspiring and organic than adding an artificial vibrato.

Articulations, Patches & True Legato

Emotional Viola was created from well over 50 articulations and their variants. By means of an elaborate and intelligent script, countless articulations are wisely linked together, so that they follow the user’s style of playing.

The Emotional Viola Master Patch contains most of the recorded articulations, which logically interlock and provide an elegantly aligned sound, thanks to „True Legato“. Three different transition types have been captured in several sessions and simulate, among other things, realistic changes in bowing direction or passionate portamento while playing. The user simply controls the velocity - the tempo of the tone transitions automatically adapts to your DAW!

In addition to the Master Patch, the Emotional Viola also contains an Individuals Patch which is a set of key switch patches with different articulations of the same category such as sustains, shorts, trills and more. The Specials Patch offers some unusual articulations and effects and the Stackable Patch contains the main articulations with standardized key switching to match the stackable patches of Emotional Cello & Emotional Viola.

Listen to Emotional Viola

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Sound on Sound

"Best Service and Harmonic Subtones have finally delivered on the missing member of their Emotional family, the Viola. Despite its somewhat generic‑sounding name, the new Emotional Viola features a rich close‑miked viola with the same depth of colour, wealth of articulations, and seamless ornamental transitions which featured in the previous Emotional Violin and Emotional Cello releases. For those who have not yet discovered these powerful solo instruments, the Viola would not be a bad place to start."

Technical Information

Please carefully read the system requirements before purchasing this product.

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