The rare violin sound bank

Edited: January 18, 2019, 12:13 PM · Interesting reading:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/arts/music/stradivarius-sound-bank-recording-cremona.html

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January 18, 2019, 10:18 AM · That a very interesting article, which I enoyed reading.

It surely isn't true though!

January 18, 2019, 11:07 AM · The implication in the article that this sound bank would somehow be useful to make music in the future using these sounds is pretty ridiculous, as anyone who has a decent keyboard with good string instrument samples can tell you. On the other hand, it looks like they are doing it in such a way that comparison of the sounds of the instruments ought to be possible. I wish they could write something like this without the canard that no modern violin can equal the sound of the great Cremonese masterpieces, though.
January 18, 2019, 12:12 PM · Too bad the article is behind the NYT firewall that only lets you look at 10 articles a month.
Edited: January 19, 2019, 4:11 AM · From my personal viewpoint, the most interesting aspect is that the NY Times dedicated such attention to it. The article is well-written and fun to read. It's great (and uncommon) when the violin and its glorious history receive attention in mainstream news.

Regarding the validity of the project itself, I won't venture there because, hey, what do I know, I just make violin cases.

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