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Loopmasters releases World Woodwind Series – Clarinet, sample library by EarthMoments

Loopmasters has released World Woodwind Series – Clarinet, the first Bundle of the ultra special World Woodwind Series by EarthMoments that explores the many woodwind instruments of the world.

EarthMoments Clarinet

The lush Clarinet Bundle is a must-have library of long and organic, ethnic clarinet loops played by exceptional musicians.

The Clarinet Bundle evokes a warm range of cultural emotions from the classical to the ethnic – Eastern European Jewish Klezmer and Balkan to Middle Eastern, from down tempo to upbeat. The clarinet entered Klezmer music in the second half of the nineteenth century, introduced by Jewish musicians from military bands, and usually plays the lead melody part in Klezmer bands.

Optimised with the closest attention to detail, the Clarinet Bundle samples have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz.

World Woodwind Series – Clarinet features

  • 24-bit audio quality, 389MB content.
  • Over 246 Clarinet Loops and samples.
  • Ableton Live 8+ pack available separately.

World Woodwind Series – Clarinet is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / World Woodwind Series – Clarinet

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Wallander Instruments releases Wivi Band – The Virtual Instrument

Wallander Instruments Wivi Band

Wallander Instruments has announced the release of Wivi Band – The Virtual Instrument, a virtual instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Following the success of Wivi Band for iPhone, with over 100,000 downloads in the iTunes App Store, Wallander Instruments now presents its latest software instrument: Wivi Band – The Virtual Instrument.

Wivi Band for Mac/PC is an easy-to-use, low-cost yet powerful software instrument, dedicated to wind instruments. It includes 10 modelled brasses and woodwinds (trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, tenor saxophone and soprano recorder). All instruments can be played solo or in sections of up to 8 players with automatic divisi.

The sound engine behind Wivi Band is the same high-quality engine used to power the world-renowned synthesis/modeling software WIVI, but the instruments are wrapped behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface with only the features you need, right where you need them. The software loads super-fast, and all instruments have fluent, continuous dynamics that can be controlled using the mod wheel, an expression pedal or even performed with a breath controller.

Wivi Band is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $149 USD.

More information: Wallander Instruments

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EarthMoments Indian Emotions, Indian Strings and Woodwinds sample library

EarthMoments Indian Emotions

Loopmasters has released Indian Emotions, a sample pack featuring Indian strings and woodwinds by EarthMoments.

The essential strings and woodwinds package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with authentic royalty free samples. The vocals samples were recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz in studios across India.

This unique sample pack has been created and maximised to the highest standards, exclusively delivered by top Indian vocalists in the Indian music scene today, and can be used to create a variety of styles with Indian vocals signatures.

India Emtions features

  • 785MB content, Wav 24 bit / 44.1khz quality.
  • 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
  • Recorded on 96kHz using Class A preamps and Tube mics at Clementine studios in Chennai.

Indian Emotions is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / EarthMoments Indian Emotions

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HV Synth Design releases Total Flute

HV Synth Design Total Flute

HV Synth Design has announced the release of Total Flute, a collection of three new wind instrument plug-ins for Windows.

Total Flute features three very realistic sounding VSTi’s: a piccolo, a standard/alto/bass flute, and a (Contra)Bass flute. So there are two bass flutes (one more dark, one more bright).

Total Flute features

  • Breath Pressure: via MIDI Learn you can choose the controller you want to use for breath pressure.
  • Breath/bore noise (MIDI Learn).
  • Amount of the noise + the ‘color’.
  • Vibrato (aftertouch or MIDI Learn).
  • Flutter tongue (MIDI Learn).
  • Pitch Bend (in flute parlando it is called lip bending: when you go up, the tone becomes louder, when you go down, to tone becomes softer).
  • The standard/alto/bass and piccolo flute have also a parameter for dynamic instability (when a flutist plays long notes, it is hard to keep the tone stable).

Total Flute is available for Windows PC (VST), priced at $99 USD. A trial version (the standard/alto/bass flute) is available to download from the HV Synth Design website.

More information: HV Synth Design / Total Flute

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Wallander Instruments releases Orchestral & Band Brass and Woodwinds & Saxophones

Wallander Instruments Orchestral & Band Brass

Wallander Instruments has announced the release of Orchestral & Band Brass and Woodwinds & Saxophones, two new Standard Edition Collections.

Orchestral & Band Brass is our most extensive collection of brasswinds to date. It contains 64 modelled instruments, with mutes making up a total of 171 models.

The Woodwinds & Saxophones collection contains 105 modelled woodwinds, saxophones and recorders. Including the NEW recorder range and a selection of bonus instruments, such as Bassett Horns and Classical & Baroque Bassoons.

Both bundles include the WIVI Standard Edition for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).

Orchestral & Band Brass is available to purchase for $499 USD, Woodwinds & Saxophones is $399 USD. Various upgrades are available to registered WIVI users.

More information: Wallander Instruments

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Cinesamples releases Hollywoodwinds

Cinesamples HollyWoodWinds

Cinesamples has announced the release of Hollywoodwinds, a comprehensive sampling of the orchestral woodwind ensemble.

This library’s collection of scales, runs, phrases, chords, textures, trills, FX and full ensemble patches, will get you thinking again about using woodwinds in your next cue.

Hollywoodwinds features

  • Cinesamples Intelligent Time Engine (Cite) — The groundbreaking new method of sync on the fly. Kontakt will automatically recognize your sequence’s tempo and playback your scales and textures in time (live). In addition all patches using this engine have samples which have been recorded at multiple tempos. Kontakt will automatically and intelligently choose the correct sample and micro adjust it into place- providing incredibly realistic results and leaving the composer to worry about more important things.
  • Mic Placements — Choose from exclusively Stage Mic patches or Close Mics patches, or using the hybrid patches create your own custom mix – live with no artifacts. Automate your levels using Kontakt 3.5+ or use our presets. Flavor your mix with the 3 Band EQ pre-sets.
  • Notation View — Using Kontakt 3.5+ you can actually visually see the music you are creating, live! The notation window displays incredibly detailed conductor – piano reductions of your current sample being triggered. Very useful for composers, educators and anyone curious.
  • Authentic Hollywood Sound — Straight down the chain we have focused our sound to emulate the voice of the Hollywood scoring stages. From the choice of ensemble, the players themselves, the gear, the mix, the orchestrations, the scale tunings,…. the entire concept is planned to sound with that one goal in mind. Plenty of trail/error, score studying, lunch meeting, phone calling and general research was gathered in pre production so we blatantly tried to squeeze all the detail and life we possibly could at the sessions and in post. This is the extra step the great hollywood composers and orchestrator’s provide on a daily basis.
  • Keyboard Patches — Our method of using tempo synced pre-records with typical keyboard patches is extremely efficient and realistic. The stacked patches, such as the octaves patch, allow the user to voice the ensemble over several different octaves in an authentic hollywood stack (see user manual for details). And of course there is the tutti patch, featuring everybody playing (including the piccolo). There is a whole other half to the library after you check out the GB’s of pre records.
  • 20th Century Textures And Runs — All that creepy stuff the winds do when the spider is attacking, when the beautiful face is morphing, when the eyes turn yellow??? We decided we needed to have that too. From unison ensemble quarter tone bends, to 12 tone cluster stacks to massive collection of Atonal Rips to clarinet “meowing” to multi- piccolo flutters you are sure to find something you need for your track here.

Hollywoodwinds for Kontakt is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Cinesamples / HollyWoodWinds

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Cinesamples announces HollyWoodWinds

Cinesamples HollyWoodWinds

Cinesamples has announced HollyWoodWinds, a comprehensive sampling of the orchestral woodwind ensemble.

This library’s collection of scales, runs, phrases, chords, textures, trills, FX and full ensemble patches, will get you thinking again about using woodwinds in your next cue.

HOLLYWOODWINDS: Bringing the woodwinds back into orchestral film scoring.

HollyWoodWinds features

  • Groundbreaking Cinesamples “Intelligent Time Engine” – Auto Tempo Awareness / Syncing.
  • Smart Tempo Matrix Sample Selection.
  • Extensive RR/Legato Programming.
  • Keyboard Style Patches:
    1. Tutti Ensemble
    2. Octaves Ensemble
    3. Major/Minor Triads Ensemble
    4. Unison Tremolos
    5. Chordal Tremolos
    6. Tritone/FX Tremolos
  • Scales and Rips:
    1. Major Scales
    2. Minor Scales
    3. Diminished Scales
    4. Whole Tone Scale
    5. Chromatic Scales
    6. Tonal Rips
    7. Atonal Rips/FX Rips
  • Orchestrated Textures and FX:
    1. Random Note Staccato Patterns
    2. Pitch Bending FX
    3. Cluster Chords/Flutter Chords
    4. Repeating Octaves Duplets
    5. Repeating Octaves Triplets
    6. Marching Textures
    7. Repeating Major/Minor Chords All Inversions
    8. Chordal Trills (Aka John Williams)
    9. Lydian Thirds
    10. Light Hearted Motifs
    11. Oom Pahs – Major Minor
    12. Inspiring Textures 1
    13. Inspiring Textures 2
    14. Inspiring Textures 3
  • Mic Placements: Stage Mics, Close Mics (Both Independently Mixable).

HollyWoodWinds for Kontakt will be available for purchase on October 1, 2009, priced at $299 USD.

You can win a free copy of HollyWoodWinds by following Cinesamples on Twitter. A winner will be drawn randomly on September 30.

More information: Cinesamples / HollyWoodWinds

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