Amazing Virtual Woodwind Instruments

Wallander Instruments has released WIVI Woodwinds, a new instrument collection that contains a large array of the traditional instruments included in an orchestral woodwind section.

The virtual instruments sound pretty amazing, especially in the context of an orchestral arrangement. You can preview WIVI Woodwinds below. More demos are available at the site.

The WI Visual Instruments series are collections of virtual instruments that combine advanced behavioral modeling with extensive amounts of sound data extracted from acoustic measurements and recordings of real instruments.

New instruments available are concert flutes, piccolo flutes, alto flutes, bass flutes, modern oboes, oboe d’Amore, English horns, A- and Bb-clarinets, Eb-clarinets, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets, modern bassoons, and contrabassoons.

Unlike most modern sample libraries, the requirements for WIVI is very modest and the footprint is low. The software loads instantly, CPU usage is low and individual instruments use only 2-6 MB of RAM when loaded.

Prices range between $79 and $129.

The player and the instruments are watermarked automatically on purchase, meaning there’s no dongle or computer registration required to install or run the software. The license is a single-user license, but other than that you’re allowed to install and run it on all of your computers.

The requirements on Windows are Pentium 4, Athlon 64 (or SSE compliant Athlon XP), 300 MB harddrive space, 256 MB RAM and a VST 2.4 compatible host. The requirements on Mac are PowerPC G4 or higher or Intel Mac, 300 MB harddrive space, 256 MB RAM and an AU compatible host or a VST 2.4 compatible host.

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