Continuing from our highly popular Strings, Brass and Saxophone libraries, Intimate Studio Woodwinds is the latest creation in our series of contemporary studio ensembles. With over 160 hours of session material recorded at Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio – Gorbals Sound, and countless more in post-production, Intimate Studio Woodwinds continues our concept of a completely modular ensemble. The library features five highly expressive solo woodwind players including a Flute, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet. Each player was recorded in true isolation so you can fluidly switch between any instrument and any articulation without compromising the sound or timing of your music.
The sound of the ensemble is easily customizable with the wealth of options in the advanced user-interface. Each instrument also allows for extreme control over the stereo image with individual volume, panning, output routing, and the new distance control which enables you to freely blend between a direct signal and a more spacious and ambient microphone position.
Intimate Studio Woodwinds contains a vast collection of 26 articulations covering everything you need to create authentic-sounding woodwind melodies. Each articulation is sorted into four main categories making them all quickly and easily accessible from the inbuilt browser. Choose from articulations such as a Staccato, Staccatissimo, Sustains, Trills and Legato from the Traditional Category. Or choose more nuanced techniques such as Measured Tremolo, and Tempo Sync’d phrases such as Tuplets and Triplets from our Performance category. Finally, the Arcs and Effects categories contain Dynamically layered Arcs of varying lengths and a range of effects such as directional Runs, Scoops and Flutter Tonguing. The Advanced User-interface allows you to load and unload the articulations of your choosing, so you only have to have to load the sounds you need for your project.
The Legato articulation available for each player is incredibly agile and can play almost anything you throw at them. We wanted to record each player simultaneously so that each musician would be working with one another and adapt their playing styles and coloration to match the overall sound of the ensemble. Recording each player this way allows you to pick and choose the instrumentation you would like, and no matter the combination you select, the sounds of the ensemble will still beautifully blend together.