Crocus Soundware has launched the next installment in its Liminal series of Kontakt instrument libraries.

Featuring intimately recorded clarinet, oboe, English horn and bassoon samples, Reeds delivers a collection of rich and expressive orchestral reed textures.

The library’s articulations are expressive and evolving, with the performer imparting character and movement into each sample. The instruments are recorded closely and dry, emphasizing the nuanced sonic characteristics of each instrument and its performer – the claps of the keys, reed squeaks and breaths of the performer are captured in the recordings. The library is well-suited to add unpredictability and creative imperfection into your score. The LIMINAL range is not intended for fast passages or soaring melodies. Instead, you may see the libraries as collections of naturalistic pads – offering orchestral details not found in something derived from a synthetic source. They are wonderful for underscoring, soundscapes and so much more.

The user-interface allows articulations to be layered, mixed and reversed. LFO controls can be enabled, allowing your DAW’s tempo to dictate the modulation of an individual layer’s volume. This opens the door for tempo-synced swells and unleashes even more creative possibilities for evolving texture.

Liminal Reeds for the full version of Kontakt 6 is on sale for the introductory price of $36 USD until April 12th, 2022 (regular $60 USD).

More information: Crocus Soundware