As I began performing regularly with the O’Connor Band, we found ourselves in about every performance environment and climate possible. It became obvious that I needed to upgrade my old cake of rosin.
I was introduced to the beautiful Leatherwood Bespoke “Crisp” rosin and immediately fell in love with the sound I was able to produce and the reliability that it gave me wherever I played my violin.
— MARK O’CONNOR, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING VIOLINIST & FOLK FIDDLER

Start with a Set Recipe

Our two set recipes for violin viola and cello offer very distinct sound and response characteristics:

Crisp:

A decisive attack, firm traction and crisp sautille; this recipe creates an undeniably forthright sound through a glassier texture.

The crisp blend often works well with an instrument with lots of resonance but is a little ‘woolly’ in sound, offering it greater clarity and articulation.
Crisp also assists bows or techniques that struggle to achieve a clear and articulate spiccato or sautille.
Crisp can also assist small student or cheap instruments, by enhancing their sound to be brighter and sometimes louder; and beginning students find it easier to articulate with crisp.

Here's what our clients think:

“A big sound compared to other rosins…more dramatic…that’s your Carmen fantasy rosin!” – violinist
"It's giving my violin more sound. Quite attacky, plenty of crispness, very good grip!” – violinist
“It grips the string better! I didn’t have to have so much control over the bow” – violinist
“It has more of a glassy texture, a gutsy sound. There's more control with this one” – violinist
“It has a very different connection to the string than the usual rosin. Velvety, gliding, but clearly connecting. It’s smooth across string, there's no feeling of 'pot holes' or grittiness.” – violist
“The best so far…makes it way easier to play brightly” – cellist

Supple:

A warm and softer sound, consistent traction that feels velvety and rich; this recipe maintains a reliably sharp attack on the string.

The supple blend can help generate a more powerful and focused sound from a softer and lighter bow with less ‘bite’.
Supple can also enhance the sounds of a deep / warm sounding instrument by making it sound more resonant.
Supple can also ‘soften’ an instrument which is too loud, bright or one-­dimensional in sound. 

Here's what our clients think:

"It has more depth, integrity, more sonorous, more body.” – violinist
"Gentle. Entices me to play more Mozarty!" – violinist
“It feels smoother than my original rosin. Subtle. I like it a lot.” – violinist
“It's good for sustained long bows…nice for soft playing” – violinist
"Warm, yet clear! Much easier to control tone and dynamics!” – cellist
“Gives the softer and lighter bow more articulation and focusI” – cellist

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