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8Dio releases Claire Oboe Virtuoso for Kontakt

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8Dio Clair Oboe Virtuoso

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Claire Oboe Virtuoso, a virtual oboe instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Oboe Virtuoso is simply put the best we’ve ever heard in regards to fluency, playability and expression.

The Oboe Virtuoso contains 3 microphone positions (close, decca & wide), 2 types of legato (lyrical and strong) and our unique legato blending system, which allows you to blend legato with sustains, natural legatos, dynamic swells etc.

Claire Oboe also contains staccato, marcato, trills & runs, bonus effects, valve noises, breaths and all that.

Claire Oboe Virtuoso features

  • Deep-Sampled Virtuoso Oboe / ultra hi-def (96Khz).
  • Recorded in symphonic hall w/ 3 mics (Close, Decca, Wide).
  • Lyrical and Strong Legato Patches.
  • Arcs, Marcato, Runs & Sustains.
  • Staccatissimo and Trills.

Claire Oboe Virtuoso is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until February 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Claire Oboe Virtuoso

Cinesamples updates CineWinds orchestral woodwind instrument for Kontakt to v1.1

Cinesamples has released version 1.1 of CineWinds, the next-generation orchestral woodwinds library recorded in the legendary SONY Pictures Scoring Stage in Los Angeles, and mixed by master engineer Dennis Sands.

Cinesamples CineWinds
CineWinds CORE includes new Oboe 2 articulations.

Changes in CineWinds v1.1

  • [CORE] New Instrument: Oboe 2.
  • [PRO] New Instrument: Contrabass Clarinet.
  • Added legato volume knob.
  • Release on/off button changed to Shorts Only Release on/off button – OFF position means the 1/4 or 1/2 note sample will cut off with an adsr fade when released.
  • Dynamic range/volume adjustments to make CORE and PRO work better together.
  • [PRO] Mod Wheel filter added to all one-dynamic instruments.
  • [PRO] Bass Flute new sample set with heavy denoise pass.
  • [PRO] Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Penny Whistle, Irish Flute new sample sets with mild hand-denoising.
  • Various tweaks/adjustments.

The CineWinds library is available to purchase for $349 USD (CORE) / $399 USD (PRO Expansion) / $649 USD (Bundle). The update is free for CoreWinds users. Requires Kontakt full version 4.2.3 or higher.

More information: Cinesamples / CineWinds

Ilya Efimov releases Armenian Duduk for Kontakt

Ilya Efimov Armenian Duduk

Ilya Efimov has released Armenian Duduk, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This faithful reproduction of the Armenian double-reed woodwind instrument, with multiple legato articulations, gives you the ability to vary the instrument’s dynamics to convey the wide, detailed range of expression so sought-after in many of today’s biggest film scores.

Ilya Efimov recorded all intervals for up and down legato articulations in three variants: normal legato, slow legato and glissando. You may choose any of the available articulations for the first note and 6 articulations for legato notes.

They have provided the ability to vary the dynamics of the instrument to convey a wide, detailed range of expression from pp to ff. Natural vibrato may be added to the sound at any time. Staccato articulations provide added realism by means of a round-robin algorithm. Users can reassign keyswitches and MIDI-controllers, then save the changes to a user preset. Default settings are easily restored at any time.

Armenian Duduk features

  • 656 MB ncw compression format.
  • 1024 samples (24-bit/44.1kHz, stereo).
  • 3 Types of legato: normal/slow/porta.
  • 3 Modes of legato performance.
  • Natural dynamic controlled by ModWheel.
  • Controllable natural vibrato.
  • Use any articulation during legato.
  • 3 Crescendo: slow/normal/fast.
  • Natural expression/release sounds.
  • Two Staccato types.
  • Detune Vibrato keys.
  • Slide-ups.
  • Five types of mordents.
  • Forshlags.
  • Reassignable keyswitches, CC and much more.
  • Extremely user-friendly in both live and studio applications.

The instrument library is available to purchase for 69 EUR. Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ full retail version.

More information: Ilya Efimov / Armenian Duduk

8Dio releases Claire – Flute Virtuoso for Kontakt

8Dio Clair Flute Virtuoso

8Dio Productions has launched Flute Virtuoso, the 3rd release in its “Claire Virtuoso” Woodwind series produced by Emmy-nominated composer, Colin O’Malley.

The Claire Woodwinds are a deep-sampled collection of the finest woodwinds ever sampled.These are highly playable instruments soared with true emotion, effortless and equilibristic behavior.

Our Flute Virtuoso is the most expressive, playable and lifelike Flute ever sampled.

The Flute Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide). The core of the Flute is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both lyrical and strong legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs and sustains.

We recorded arcs with both light, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant. In addition we also added trills, runs, staccattissimo, marcato and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve sounds and natural click noises etc.

The Flute Virtuoso library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until October 1st, 2013 (regular $139 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Claire Flute Virtuoso

Samplephonics releases Ethnic Flutes and Whistles

Samplephonics Ethnic Flutes and Whistles

Samplephonics releases Ethnic Flutes & Whistles, a collection of loops and one shots by Snake Davis.

Played by none other than the seasoned king of woodwind, Snake Davis, who has worked with the likes of George Martin, Sting, Tom Jones, M People, George Michael and Tina Turner to name just a few.

Styles range across East Asian, African, Traditional Folk and Celtic folk music, and are available to use as 2 or 4 bar loops, longer phrases, one shot flutters, held notes and trills. The sounds are all recorded with meticulous attention to detail, and can be used in pretty much any type of music, from cinematic, ambient/downtempo and orchestral to hip hop, deep house and ambient dubstep. Try reversing and looping for some really cool ambient sound effects, or chopping and resampling for some great little melodic stabs.

Ethnic Flutes & Whistles features

  • 277 Wav loops & samples in total (24 Bit).
  • Includes Shakuhachis, Shinobues, Wood Flutes and Whistles.
  • Sampler patches for Reason NN-XT, Kontakt and EXS24.

The sample library costs £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Ethnic Flutes & Whistles

8Dio releases Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso sample library

8Dio Claire Clarinet Virtuoso

8Dio Production has announced the release of Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso, a Woodwind Series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, produced by Emmy nominated composer, Colin O’Malley.

The first release in the Claire Series is our 8Dio Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso – the most expressive, playable and lifelike Clarinet ever sampled.

The Clarinet Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Far). The core of the Clarinet is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both slow and fast legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs, sustains, staccatissimo, expressive marcatos etc. We recorded arcs with both non-vibrato, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant. In addition we also added trills, runs, staccatissimo and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve/click noises etc.

The Clarinet Virtuoso library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until July 1st, 2013 (regular $199 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso

EASTWEST releases Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver Edition

EastWest Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

EASTWEST has announced the release of the Silver Edition of Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, the third installment of their acclaimed Hollywood Orchestral Virtual Instruments Series, designed for those on a budget or with less computer resources.

This downloadable version is 16-bit, comes with one mic position (mid-tree) and contains an essential set of articulations and instruments. Users can upgrade to the Gold and Diamond Edition when they need more options. The Silver Edition includes Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, English Horn, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo Flute.

As with the other best-selling Hollywood Collections (Strings and Brass), Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds was produced by Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen, and sound engineered in the legendary EASTWEST Studio 1 by ACADEMY AWARD, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winning sound engineer SHAWN MURPHY, who has recorded and mixed the scores for more than 300 feature films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A Musical Journey, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park The Lost World, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Titanic, Minority Report, The Bourne Ultimatum, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, The Passion Of The Christ, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Ice Age, etc.

The Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver Edition is available to purchase for $199 USD / 149 EUR.

More information: Soundsonline / Soundsonline Europe

Garritan Ultimate Collection – 6 virtual instruments on USB drive

Garritan Ultimate Collection

Time+Space has announced the Ultimate Collection by Garritan, a collection of 6 instruments on a USB flash drive.

Garritan is one of the world’s leading providers of virtual software instruments having received multiple awards and recognition amongst composers, producers and the pro audio press.

The limited edition Garritan Ultimate Collection combines six Garritan virtual software instrument libraries on one easy-to-install USB drive. Few other bundles offer the scope, variety of genre, or this number of superior sounding virtual instruments for just £449 / €559 (would normally be £774 / €894).

Garritan Ultimate Collection features

  • Classic Pipe Organs – Offers six different historical pipe organs and 75 different stops.
  • Concert & Marching Band 2 – Features an array of brass, woodwinds and percussion instruments.
  • Instant Orchestra – An instantly playable orchestral library with many pre-packaged orchestral sounds.
  • Jazz & Big Band 3 – With over 50 instruments you can create realistic-sounding Jazz and Big Band arrangements quickly and easily.
  • Personal Orchestra 4 – Create lush symphonic music with over 150 orchestral instruments.
  • World Instruments – Collection of over 350 expressive and exotic instruments from around the world.

Garritan Ultimate Collection for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available to purchase from Time+Space for RRP £449 GBP / €559 EUR.

More information: Garritan Ultimate Collection