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