RECORDING

RECORDED SECTIONS - WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

6 Concert Flutes (C3 - C6)
6 Oboes (C3 - D5)
6 Bb Clarinets (D2 - D5)
6 Bassoons (A#0 - A#3)
6 Tenor Saxophones (Ab2 - D5)
6 Bass Winds (B-1 – A#2): 3 contrabassoons, 1 bass clarinet and 2 contrabass clarinets

RECORDED SECTIONS - WOODWIND SOLO

Concert Flute (C3 - C6)
Oboe(C3 – D5)
Bb Clarinet (D2 - D5)
Bassoon (Bb0 – Bb3)
Tenor Saxophone (Ab2 – D5)
Contrabassoon (Bb-1 – Bb2)

MICROPHONE SETUP

Close
4 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid)

Mid
2 Neumann TLM 107 (omni, stereo pair)
2 Neumann TLM 67 (omni, stereo pair)
2 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid)

Far
2 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid)
2 Neumann TLM 102 (cardioid)

LOCATION

Recorded at Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California

RECORDING EQUIPMENT

2 Sound Devices 788 SSD 8-channel solid state recorders (linked)

CONTENT

WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

Size
57 GB of sample content (30 GB after lossless ncw compression)
Samples
38,890
Total Articulations
314
Number of NKIs
43
Including full ‘Woodwind Ensemble’ NKI
Microphone Mixes
4 - Close, Medium, Far, and Stereo Master Mix with independent mixing, routing, panning, and loading

WOODWIND SOLO

Size
33 GB of sample content (19 GB after lossless ncw compression)
Samples
20,968
Total Articulations
148
Number of NKIs
37
Including group ‘Woodwind Quintet’ NKI

ARTICULATIONS OVERVIEW

For WOODWIND ENSEMBLE and WOODWIND SOLO

Sustain
Real-time dynamic layer control for expressive performances, simulated legato, repeater, and arpeggio generation

Arpeggio Sustains (WOODWIND ENSEMBLE only)
Natural arpeggiated sustains with tempo-synching and tuned releases

Legato
True legato sustains for each section

Staccatos
  • Single, double, and triple tongue staccatos with round robins and automatic repetition features.
  • Up to 8 round-robin variations and pp/ff dynamic layering


Expressions
  • With expression release system
  • Tempo-synching and/or time stretching (for most expressions)


Effects
Aleatoric, clusters, discords, flourishes, stabs, sweeps, and more

SEE ALL WOODWIND ENSEMBLE ARTICULATIONS SEE ALL WOODWIND SOLO ARTICULATIONS

INSTRUMENT DESIGN

PERFORMANCE CONTROLS

Dynamics
Easy, real-time adjustment of loudness and intensity (MIDI CC1)
Attack
Increases the fade-in time per note to simulate realistic variations throughout a passage
Release
Applies an additional envelope to the fade-out phase of the notes
Tightness
Determines the starting point for the playback of a sample
Motion
Adds movement to the sound by modulating note, pitch, and intensity.

ADDITIONAL CONTROLS

Arpeggio Module
Generates arpeggiated phrases and sustaining note runs, trills, multi-tongueing, and chords
Legato
Adjusts speed of transition, select between Solo or Duet and Flip or Slur modes
Progress Indicator
Visualizes how the intensity, volume, or pitch evolves over time (Expression articulations only)
Round Robin
Indicator visualizes the selection of the alternative samples
Playback
Adjusts speed of rhythmic articulations

ARTICULATION SET UP

  • Assign up to eight articulations to key switches or a MIDI CC (both with MIDI learn)
  • Key switches can be subdivided by velocity, MIDI CC by value range
  • Independent volume controls for each articulation
  • Visual representation of all articulations

MIXER AND EFFECTS

Microphone Mixes
Independent controls for Stereo, Close, Mid, and Far mixes with volume, pan and routing options

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