Embertone has announced the release of Whistler Ensemble, its latest Kontakt instrument library featuring the sounds of a 5-piece whistling ensemble.
The instrument comes with Slur and “Emo” legato as well as normal and “Emo” staccato, with up to 4x round robins.
Embertone wanted to capture the organic sound of a group whistling, so they gathered five professional composers and recorded the results. The instrument features two legato styles: “Normal” legato, like a smooth slur and “Emo” legato, which is more immediate and emphasized. Users can control the amount of wind/air noise that they want. When removed, the result sounds like an eerie sine wave.
The virtual instrument responds flexibly and dynamically via CC or Velocity control, and keyswitches are fully customizable.
Whistler Ensemble features
- Legato Styles: “Normal” legato, like a smooth slur and “Emo” legato, which is more immediate and emphasized.
- Air Control: Dial in the exact amount of wind/air noise you want. Take it ALL out and the instrument sounds like an eerie sine wave.
- Perfect silliness: Nothing says “ironic hipster goofball” better than an ensemble of 5 whistlers singing in unison.
- Performance: The instrument responds flexibly and dynamically via CC or Velocity control. Perfect for MPE Control.
- Flexible Control: Choose your own keyswitches and CCs.
The Whistler Ensemble for Kontakt 5.4.1 or higher (full version) costs $25 USD. It is on sale for $18 until November 30th.