Claire English Horn Virtuoso

Claire English Horn Virtuoso

  • Hyper Expressive & Playable Classical English Horn
  • Also Available in Soundpaint ($20) with H.A.L
  • Recorded in symphonic hall
  • 3 Mics (Close, Decca, Wide)
  • Ultra hi-def (96Khz)
  • Lyrical and Strong Legato Patches
  • Arcs, Marcato, Runs & Sustains
  • Staccatissimo and Trills
  • 4.76GB
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Dark. Resonant. English Horn

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 English Horn Virtuoso is the most expressive, playable, and lifelike English Horn ever sampled. The English Horn Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Far). The core of the English Horn 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 marcato, and more. 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. 





High Definition

Claire English Horn Virtuoso

The Claire English Horn Virtuoso contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide). Everything was sampled at 96Khz, providing unprecedented detail in the sound and revealing details that would otherwise have been lost at lower resolutions. You can hear the warmth of the instrument, reflections of the room, the air and all the tiny, little details so often missed.

Advanced Legato

The Claire English Horn Virtuoso is based on a highly intuitive, playable and expressive legato system. We sampled a variety of different types of expressive sustains and 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.

Claire English Horn Virtuoso



  • 2 Different Types of Solo Legato (Lyrical & Strong) 
  • Legato Articulation Types: 
    • Legato Natural 
    • Legato Medium 1 
    • Legato Medium 2 
    • Legato Strong 1 
    • Legato Strong 2 
    • Legato Sustain X-Fade 
    • Legato Staccatissimo 
    • Legato Marcato Expressive
  • Sustains MW/Crossfade Controlled 
  • Staccatissimo 
  • Marcato Expressive
  • 2nd Minor Trill 
  • 2rd Major Trill 
  • 1 Octave Runs Up/Down 
  • 2 Octave Runs Up/Down 
  • Arcs: 
    • P-MP-P 
    • P-MF-MP 
    • MP-MF-MP 
    • MP-MF-MP 2 
    • MP-F-MP 
    • MP-F 
    • F-FF-MP
    • MP-F SHRT
  • Bonus: 2nd player option
  • Bonus: Breath Samples
  • Bonus: Valve/Click Samples 


  • Full retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required. 
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player 
  • Sample resolution: 96Khz / 24Bit stereo .ncw (lossless compression) 
  • Claire English Horn Virtuoso requires 5 GB of hard drive space 
  • 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!