Welcome to our Viola Online Advisor.
This guide aims to help complete beginners and existing viola students (and their parents)
TrimThe initial gain control on a mixer or other audio device such as a mic preamp, often labelled 'gain'. Trim/gain adjustment is crucial to maintaining a clean gain structure and good signal-to-noise ratio.gain
a clearer idea of what playing the instrument is about, and to assist in choosing and caring for a new instrument. You may be wondering whether it is a good idea to take up the violin or the viola while there is certainly a wider repertoire for the violin, the viola does have its own unique
TimbreThe subjective quality of a sound, determined by many factors including harmonic content, transients and envelope.timbre
, and also the advantage that being the less popular choice, it is usually considerably easier to find a place in your local orchestra!
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