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Q

Instruments and sound design for the big screen

In a world...in a land...coming to studios near you: Vir2 Instruments' Q, a massive sound design and scoring instruments library designed for the unique needs of television, film, game, and media composers and music producers who want to add a fresh and previously unheard dimension to their sonic palette.

  • Overview
  • Screenshots
  • Videos
  • Instrument List
  • Compatibility

Q CoverQ (as in, cue, or, if you prefer, as in the master spy's gadget man), contains almost two thousand patches and 16GB of sample material including cinematically thunderous drums, percussion, winds, vocals, ethnic instruments, metallic textures, glass, guitar, toy, ambient atmospheres, synth landscapes, and trailer-ready effects. The library includes both playable melodic pitched instruments and multisampled one-shot percussion and effects. A large collection of epic percussion loops which automatically sync to tempo and are playable both whole and by the slice, are also included.

The collection is divided up into twenty-three main category folders: Ambient Chordal Pads, Cymbals, Gongs, Rolls, and Effects, Drums and Percussion, Granular Orchestra, Guitars, Hong Kong Cinema, Horns and Winds, Impacts and Low Drums, Loops and Construction Kits, Metallic and Glass Melodies, Middle Eastern, Morphstruments, Multilayer Dreamscapes, Multilayer Drones, Mystery, Pedal Steel Ambiences, Pulp Surfer, Sound Effects, Stylistic Phrases, Tempo Textures, Toys and Character Keyboards, Voices, and Western.

Q's easy-to-use interface provides one-click effecting of the library, including the famed EZRoom convolution, delay, chorus, filters, chorusing, flanging, and more. Other advanced functions include a special legato mode for melodic instruments, and crossfade controls for multilayered instruments.

While everything in Q is mapped in Kontakt format ready to play from a MIDI controller, as a bonus many of Q's one-shot effects (such as booms, whooshes, metal scrapes and hits, and special sound effects) are also available on the disc in open 24-bit WAV format, allowing instant drag-and-drop into a film mix.

Q is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

The central interface for all Q instruments is simple and straightforward, allowing instant access to all the main effects: EZRoom, filters, limiter, phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, delay, and gainer, as well as pitch bend control:

Q screenshot

Melodic instruments feature an additional interface that allows for the optional usage of an optimized legato mode insuring smooth and realistic transitions between notes for solo playing:

Q screenshot

Multilayered instruments, such as drones and dreamscapes, feature another interface that features direct access to each layer's volume, pan, tuning, and envelope characteristics:

Q screenshot

Every knob and slider in the interface can be assigned to any external MIDI CC via an easy-to-use MIDI learn function, allowing real-time external control of parameters.

These videos can be found on the YouTube Vir2 Instruments channel, or on a special Q YouTube playlist.

  • Ambient Chordal Pads
    • ACP 1-13
    • ACP Chords 9th
    • ACP Chords Major 7th
    • ACP Chords Major Add9
    • ACP Chords Minor 11th
    • ACP Phrases 1-31
  • Cymbals, Gongs, Rolls, and Effects
    • 10 Inch Hat Bottom Roll [MW Dyn, Spread]
    • 13 Inch Hat Bottom Roll [MW Dyn, Spread]
    • 16 Inch Crash Roll [MW Dyn, Spread]
    • 17 Inch Crash Roll [MW Dyn, Spread]
    • 22 Inch Ride Roll [MW Dyn Spread]
    • Amped Cymbal FX [Menu]
    • Bowed Crashes [Menu]
    • Breath Cymbal Lead [Spread]
    • Chimes and Bells [Menu]
    • China Cymbal 1 [Menu]
    • China Cymbal 2 [Menu]
    • Concert Crash [Menu]
    • Cymbal Drones [Menu]
    • Cymbal FX [Menu]
    • Cymbal Low Drones [Spread]
    • Cymbal Special FX [Menu]
    • Gongs x3 [Zone]
    • Harp Effects [Menu]
    • Reverse Amped Cymbals [Menu]
    • Reverse Cymbal FX [Menu]
    • Ride Cymbal FX [Menu]
    • Small Chinese Gong [Spread]
    • Stairstep Waves [Spread]
    • Waterphone Bowed 1 [Menu]
    • Waterphone Bowed 2 [Menu]
    • Waterphone FX [Menu]
  • Granular Orchestra
    • Cello Cacophony
    • Cello Quartet
    • Comfortably Nasal
    • Granular Cello Section
    • Granular Clarinet
    • Granular Flute
    • Granular Oboe
    • Granular Trombone
    • Granular Trumpet
    • Granular Violin Section
    • Granular Violin
    • Robot Cello Action
    • Upright Bass Ensemble
  • Guitars
    • Bit O Crunch Guitar
    • Bowed Electric Sitar FX [Menu]
    • Electric Harmonics
    • Mirrored Acoustic Guitar
    • Naked Guitar
    • Reversed Ac Guitar (Half Notes)
    • Reversed Ac Guitar (Whole Notes)
    • Rotating Slapback Guitar
    • The Raw Garage Guitar
  • Hong Kong Cinema
    • Armenian Zurna
    • Chinese Battle Drum [Zone]
    • Chinese Cymbals [Zone]
    • Chinese Guqin [Chrom]
    • Chinese Guqin Harmonics [Chrom]
    • Chinese Guqin Harmonics Tuned [Chrom]
    • Chinese Guqin Tuned [Chrom]
    • Hong Kong Cinema Big Loops [Menu]
    • Rims [Spread]
    • Wood Flute Chromatic [Chrom]
    • Wood Flute Chromatic Tuned [Chrom]
  • Horns and Winds
    • Airy Flugelhorn [Chrom]
    • Airy Flugelhorn Duet [Chrom]
    • Airy Trumpet [Chrom]
    • Airy Trumpet Duet [Chrom]
    • Bamboo Flute [Chrom]
    • Bamboo Flute Duet [Chrom]
    • Chinese Bawu [Chrom]
    • Chinese Hulusi [Chrom]
    • Chinese Hulusi Drones [Chrom]
    • Chinese Hulusi One-Shots [Menu]
    • Chinese Xiao [Chrom]
    • Native American Flute 1 [Chrom]
    • Native American Flute 2 [Chrom]
    • Ocarina FX [Menu]
    • Persian Ney [Chrom]
  • Impacts and Low Drums
    • Bass Drum FX [Menu]
    • Bass Drum Hits [Spread]
    • Big Hits [Menu]
    • Big Metal Slam [Spread]
    • Big Metallic FX [Menu]
    • Fireballs [Menu]
    • Four Low Drums [Zone]
    • Impacts and Whooshes [Menu]
    • Massive Hits [Menu]
    • Massive Tom FX [Menu]
    • Metal Bangs [Menu]
    • Metal Hits [Menu] 1
    • Metal Hits [Menu] 2
    • Piano Impacts [Menu]
    • Sculpture Hits and Scrapes [Menu]
    • Thunder Bass Drums [Spread]
    • Thunder Bass Drums Muted [Spread]
  • Loops and Construction Kits
    • 39 construction kits
    • 710 individual loops
  • Metallic and Glass Melodies
    • Aluminum Bowls [Chrom]
    • Aluminum Bowls Gongs [Chrom]
    • Aluminum Bowls Soft [Chrom]
    • Cavernous Chimes [Chrom]
    • Crotales [Chrom]
    • Dark Glass Pad [Chrom]
    • Drinking Glasses [Chrom]
    • Dumpster Scrape Drone [Spread]
    • Iron Railing [Chrom]
    • Kitchen Pan Hits [Chrom]
    • Measuring Cups [Chrom]
    • Metallic Reflectives [Chrom]
    • Milltone Tan Drum [Chrom]
    • Miroirs [Chrom]
    • Miroirs Aleatoire [Chrom]
    • Opera Gong [Spread]
    • Pitched Glass Natural Tuning [Chrom]
    • Pitched Glass Tuned [Chrom]
    • Wind Chime Xylo [Chrom]
  • Middle Eastern
    • Armenian Zurna Phrases [Menu]
    • Duduk Phrases [Menu]
    • Middle Eastern Big Loops [Menu]
    • Middle Eastern Female Vocal Phrases [Menu]
    • Persian Ney Phrases [Menu]
  • Morphstruments
    • The Bamboo Fluted Flugelhorn
    • The Flutely Wooded Trumpet
    • The Glass Shredder
    • The Glass Trumpet
    • The Persian Trumpeted Ney
    • The Pitched Ooze
    • The Trumpetello
    • The Vocal Flugelhorn
    • The Woody Male Ah
  • Multilayer Dreamscapes
    • 12 Dreamscapes
  • Multilayer Drones
    • 12 Dark Drones
    • 12 Light Drones
  • Mystery
    • Mystery Drum FX [Menu]
    • Mystery Ghostly Guitar FX [Menu]
    • Mystery Gu-Zheng FX [Menu]
    • Mystery Misc Percussive FX [Menu]
  • Pedal Steel Ambiences
    • Pedal Steel Ambience [Menu]
    • Pedal Steel FX [Menu]
    • PSA 01 Lydian
    • PSA 02 Minor 2nd
    • PSA 03 Minor 2nd
    • PSA 04 Minor Chord
    • PSA 05 Unison
    • PSA 06 Major
    • PSA 07 Minor
    • PSA 08 Major
    • PSA 09 Minor
    • PSA 10 Major Add4
    • PSA 11 Minor
    • PSA 12 2nd and 5th
    • PSA 13 Major
    • PSA 14 2nd and 5th
    • PSA 15 Major
    • PSA 16 Major 6th
    • PSA 17 Major 6th
    • PSA 18 Major 7th
    • PSA 19 Major 7th
    • PSA 20 Major 6th
    • PSA 21 Unison
    • PSA 22 Unison
    • PSA 23 Unison
    • PSA 24 Minor 6th
    • PSA 25 Minor
    • PSA 26 Minor
    • PSA 27 Minor
    • PSA 28 4th
    • PSA 29 Major, 2nd inv
    • PSA 30 Major, 2nd inv
    • PSA 31 2nd and 7th
    • PSA 32 Minor Steps
    • PSA 33 Minor Phrase
    • PSA 34 Major Add 4th
    • PSA 35 Major 7th
    • PSA 36 Minor Slide
    • PSA 37 Minor Slide
    • PSA 38 Minor Slide
    • PSA 39 Major, 2nd inv
    • PSA 40 Cluster
    • PSA 41 Minor 2nd
  • Pulp Surfer
    • Pulp Surfer FX [Menu]
    • Pulp Surfer Guitar Loops [Menu]
    • Pulp Surfer Tom Loops [Menu]
  • Sound Effects
    • Bridge Scrapes and Hits [Menu]
    • Cartoon Comedy SFX [Menu]
    • Metal FX [Spread]
    • Metal Sweeps [Menu]
    • Reversed Metal [Menu]
    • Squeaky Hinge Slams [Menu]
    • Steel Cable [Menu]
    • Swooshes [Menu]
    • Textured Droplets [Spread]
    • Tunnel Whooshes [Menu]
    • Wrought Iron Railing [Menu]
  • Stylistic Phrases
    • Armenian Zurna Phrases [Menu]
    • Bamboo Flute Phrases [Menu]
    • Chinese Bawu Phrases [Menu]
    • Chinese Xiao Phrases [Menu]
    • Classical Soprano Phrases [Menu]
    • Dizi Phrases [Menu]
    • Dobro Phrases [Menu]
    • Duduk Phrases [Menu]
    • Electric Sitar Phrases 80bpm [Menu]
    • Expressive Trumpet Phrases [Menu]
    • Flugel Horn Phrases [Menu]
    • Gu-Zheng Phrases [Menu]
    • Guqin Phrases [Menu]
    • Kalimba Texture Loops 75bpm [Menu]
    • Middle Eastern Female Vocal Phrases [Menu]
    • Native American Flute Phrases [Menu]
    • Ocarina FX [Menu]
    • Persian Ney Phrases [Menu]
    • Sax Blues Shuffle Phrases [Menu]
    • Sax Funk Phrases 1 [Menu]
    • Sax Funk Phrases 2 [Menu]
    • Sax Noir Phrases 1 [Menu]
    • Sax Noir Phrases 2 [Menu]
    • Sax Noir Phrases 3 [Menu]
    • Sax Out Jazz Phrases [Menu]
    • Sax R&B Phrases [Menu]
    • Sax Soul Phrases [Menu]
    • Slide Guitar Phrases [Menu]
    • Toy Piano Phrases [Menu]
    • Trumpet Improvs 1 [Menu]
    • Trumpet Improvs 2 [Menu]
    • Trumpet Improvs 3 [Menu]
    • Trumpet Improvs 4 [Menu]
    • Trumpet Improvs 5 [Menu]
    • Wood Flute Phrases [Menu]
  • Tempo Textures
    • A Pipe Dream
    • Celestial Angelic Shards
    • Circular Reasoning
    • Clockwork Lemon
    • Crazy UFOs
    • Dancing Queens
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Flying Minors
    • Machine Gunned Flugelhorns
    • Mysterious Echoes
    • Overdriven Sweeper
    • Ravel's Armoires
    • Reversed Ac Guitar (Half Notes)
    • Reversed Ac Guitar (Whole Notes)
    • Reversed Antique Piano (Half Notes)
    • Reversed Antique Piano (Whole Notes)
    • Reversed Grand Piano (Half Notes)
    • Reversed Grand Piano (Whole Notes)
    • Scattered Thoughts
    • Stuck in Schumann's Head
    • Xiaopulse
  • Toys and Character Keyboards
    • Cheesy Electric Organ
    • Dinky Electric Piano
    • Mirrored Antique Piano
    • Mirrored Grand Piano
    • Piano Scrapes [Menu]
    • Prepared Piano FX 1 [Menu]
    • Prepared Piano FX 2 [Menu]
    • Reversed Antique Piano (Half Notes)
    • Reversed Antique Piano (Whole Notes)
    • Reversed Grand Piano (Half Notes)
    • Reversed Grand Piano (Whole Notes)
    • Space Synth Vibrato
    • Space Synth
    • Spinet
    • Toy Organ
    • Toy Piano
    • Vanilla Synth
    • Xylo Piano
  • Voices
    • Classical Soprano Ah Solo
    • Classical Soprano Ah Trio
    • Classical Soprano Ooh-Ah [MW Morph]
    • Ethereal Female Aah
    • Ethereal Male Ooh-Ah [MW XFade]
    • Middle Eastern Female Vocal Phrases [Menu]
    • vChoir with Granular Violins
    • vChoir with Horns
    • vChoir with Pedal Steel Ambience
    • vChoir
  • Western
    • Buffalo Drum Large [Spread]
    • Frame Drum [Spread]
    • Frame Drum Large [Zone]
    • Metal Frame Drum [Spread]
    • Metal Frame Drum Randomized Arena [Menu]
    • Native American Buffalo Drums [Spread]
    • Native American Flute 1 [Chrom]
    • Native American Flute 2 [Chrom]
    • Native American Jingles [Menu]
    • Spaghetti Western Field Snare [Zone]
    • Spaghetti Western FX [Menu]
    • Wooden Frame Drum [Spread]

Q is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player 4 application as well as AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins. All of these versions ship in the same box.

Mac OS IconThe Macintosh version requires an Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz or faster, 2GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and OS 10.5.x or higher. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 10GB of free hard drive space.*

Windows IconThe Windows version requires a processor speed of 1.4gHz or higher (Pentium or Athlon XP), 2GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and Windows XP SP2 (32-bit) or Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit). For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 10GB of free hard drive space.*

Q will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major sequencing package in the world, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools 7 & 8 (TDM, LE, and M-Powered), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.

*Q utilizes the new and highly efficient lossless compression of Kontakt 4. The full size of the library is 16GB.

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