Instruments & Gear
Spitfire Audio announced the availability of Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds — a collection for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER platform, featuring woodwind performers recorded and ‘deep sampled’ with no expense spared via the signal path at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s Air Studios.
Concluding this year’s symphonic sampling journey that has already seen Spitfire Audio releasing Spitfire Symphonic Brass and Spitfire Symphonic Strings, as implied by name, Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds represents the culmination of four years spent capturing woodwind players performing in Lyndhurst Hall within London’s Air Studios, committing the results to two-inch Studer tape using a selection of vintage valve and ribbon microphones via Neve ‘AIR Montserrat’ preamps and a Neve 88R large-scale console before being digitally stored at 96k.
While Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds features alto flute, bass flute, and contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, bass flute, bassoon solo, bassoons a2, clarinet solo, clarinets a2, contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon, cor anglais, flute solo, flutes a2, oboe solo, oboes a2, and piccolo flute, all feature multiple dynamics, vibrato control, numerous round robins, and a variety of traditional and more esoteric articulations.
Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds can be purchased and digitally downloaded (as 102.8 GB of uncompressed .WAV files, featuring 72,504 samples) from Spitfire Audio for a time-limited introductory promo price of $434.00 USD until 08:00 GMT on December 31, 2016 — rising thereafter to $579.00 USD — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-symphonic-woodwinds/
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