Spitfire Audio has released Low Reeds Volume 1, a new British Modular Library series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
BML 106 – Reeds is possibly the most surprisingly beautiful component of the BML range. 3 x Bassoons (solo and ensemble (a2)) an earth shuddering Contra Bassoon and a Cor Anglais (or English Horn) that will make your heart bleed. In this volume you will find everything you need to get up and running with simply the most beautiful, realistic, playable and inspirational low reeds library yet created.
This is a deeply sampled library featuring the talents of the greatest woodwind players in London today. Recorded to tape via the finest signal chain in the finest room. This volume contains no less than a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple (UP TO 8) round robins, dynamic layers and easy to use, fully functional legato with control of vibrato. This instalment is sure to will provide the most extraordinary colour and scope to your orchestral palette and we hope will encourage and inspire your best writing.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £169 GBP until December 1st, 2014 (RRP £229 GBP).
More information: Spitfire / Low Reeds Vol 1
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 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.
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 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.
- Five types of mordents.
- 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 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
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