SONiVOX Orchestral Companion Woodwinds
Woodwind Virtual Instrument
This comprehensive woodwind collection provides over 115 outstanding programs, each carefully crafted by the SONiVOX sound design team to be as accurate and convincing as possible. In addition to full orchestral woodwind ensembles, theOrchestral Companion Woodwindsalso gives you a full palette of smaller wind sections, plus an amazing collection of solo instruments that are highlighted by dazzling articulation for breathtaking realism.
All major instruments are fully represented, including section and solo piccolo, flute, English horn, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and contrabassoon. Double and flutter tonguing, sustained and staccato notes, plus instrument vibrato and glissando voicing provide the depth of content needed for convincing woodwind parts and tracks.
What really sets the SONiVOX Orchestral Companion Woodwindsapart from other similar-looking products is this:
Sonivox spared no effort or expense in seeking out the best musicians playing the best-sounding instruments, and we took the necessary steps to record them correctly in the most lifelike manner possible.
World-Class Musicians, Top-Tier Instruments
We recorded the Orchestral Companion Woodwinds in the legendary Futura Productions studios in Massachusetts. Members of the Boston Pops and/or Boston Ballet Orchestras played all performances, with the same premium instruments they use for their actual concert galas and events. A combination of spot and ambient mic’ing capture every instrumental nuance, while preserving the refined acoustics and intimacy of the performance space itself.
State-Of-The-Art Sampling Sessions
Under the expert guidance of SONiVOX musical sound connoisseur Jennifer Hruska, each sample session was faithfully recorded by Emmy award-winning engineers Antonio Oliart and RIAA award-winning engineer John Bono. The players were positioned using orchestrally-correct seating, and measures were even taken to compensate for the sound-absorption of any players absent on that particular day. In order to retain a realistic "organic" feel, we used absolutely minimal post-recording electronic processing. Sonivox used two B&K 4011 microphones to preserve the highly-desired front-of-hall sound (you know, the "good seats"), while superior-grade spot mics accurately captured each instrument's individual detail. Benchmark-caliber preamps fed Troisi Octal A/D converters to complete an uncorrupted signal chain.
We expended more effort and care on this system than the most ardent audiophiles do on their own systems, but that's how important it was to us...because that's how important it is to you.
Each patch and preset is easily playable by virtually every level of performer. All instruments are presented in multi-velocity layers, with natural swells available via the modulation wheel. MIDI key switching provides on-the-fly articulation for select patches. The internal sound engine provides additional modulation (LFO) sources, dynamic envelope control, and studio-grade reverb/effects to allow creative customization of the onboard sounds.
In addition,Orchestral Companion Woodwindsruns as a fully compatible plug-in with any VST (32 or 64 bit), AU (64 bit), and AAX (32 or 64 bit) for ProTools 10.3 or higher Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.
- 24-bit, dual-velocity patches provide expressive textures
- State-of-the-art captures of world-class woodwind instruments
- Over 7 GB of content including diverse articulations & tongue techniques
- 115 patches covering woodwind ensembles, sectionals, & solo instruments
- Full Woodwind Ensembles; Woodwind Sections
- Solo Piccolo, Flute, English Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Contra Bassoon
- Keyboard mod wheel swells volume for intense dynamics
- Internal FX, LFOs and envelopes for unlimited creative freedom
- MacOS 10.8 Mountain Lion and above
- Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
- Intel or AMD CPU
- 4GB RAM or more
- Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
- iLok Machine and iLok USB licensing methods are supported