Claire Bassoon Virtuoso


  • Price: $98
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 4.605 Samples. 5.1GB (compressed to 10.9GB)
  • 96Khz / 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Decca, Wide)
  • Lyrical and Strong Legato patches
  • Arcs, Marcato, Runs, Sustains
  • Staccatissimo and Trills
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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  • 8Dio Claire Bassoon Overview

    8Dio Claire Bassoon Overview

    This video demonstrates all the core features of the Bassoon Virtuoso

  • 8Dio Clarinet Legato Overview

    8Dio Clarinet Legato Overview

    Also check out our Claire Clarinet Legato - similar to the Bassoon

  • 8Dio Claire Alto Flute Virtuoso

    8Dio Claire Alto Flute Virtuoso

    This video demonstrates the two unique sets of legato articulations in the Alto Flute.

Claire Bassoon Virtuoso overview

Welcome to our new Claire Virtuoso Woodwind series produced by Emmy Nominated Composer, Colin O’Malley. The Claire Woodwind Series is a deep-sampled collection of the finest virtuoso woodwind soloists ever sampled. These are highly playable instruments soared with true emotion, effortless and equilibristic behavior.   Our Bassoon Virtuoso is the most expressive, playable and lifelike Bassoon ever sampled. The Bassoon Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Far). The core of the Bassoon 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 sounds and natural click noises etc.

Advanced Legato

Claire Basoon Virtuoso is based on a highly intuitive, playable and expressive legato system. We sampled a variety of different types of expressive arcs that are all connected to the legato system, so you can go between sustain types that are gentle (p-mp) to strong (f-ff) or sustain types with less or more vibrato. All these articulations can seamlessly be connected while you are playing using our highly advanced legato system.

High Definition (96Khz)

Claire Basoon Virtuoso contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide) and everything was sampled at 96Khz, which provides an unprecedented detail in the sound and reveal details that would otherwise have been lost at lower resolutions. The fidelity of the library is especially revealing once you start combining the microphones and hear the warmth of the instrument, reflections of the room, the air and all the tiny, little details so often missed.

  • 2 Different Types of Solo Legato
  • Legato Types:
    • Legato Natural
    • Legato Medium
    • Legato Strong 1
    • Legato Strong 2
    • Legato Vibrato
    • Legato Heavy Vibrato
    • Legato Staccatissimo
    • Legato Marcato Expressivo
  • Sustains MW/Crossfade Controlled
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato Expressivo
  • 2nd Minor Trill
  • 2rd Major Trill
  • Arcs:
    • PP-P-PP
    • P-MP-P
    • MP-MF-MP
    • MF-F-MP
    • MF-F-MF
    • MP-MF-MP VIB
    • MP-F-MP VIB
  • Bonus: 2nd player option
  • Bonus: Minor Runs Up & Down
  • Bonus: Major Runs Up & Down
  • Bonus: Breath Samples
  • Bonus: Valve/Click Samples
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 6 .NKI files (using internal browsing system)
  • 4605 sample (.ncw) files
  • 5.1GB installed (compressed down from 10GB+), 5GB .rar download
  • Multiple download servers to ensure smooth download
  • Sample resolution: 96Khz / 24Bit stereo .ncw (lossless compression)
  • Format(s): Kontakt and .ncw
  • Kontakt 5.5 (Full Retail) is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Claire Bassoon Virtuoso requires 5.1GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8.
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended!
  • Library mapping is unlocked. Library audio pool is locked.