Native Instruments today introduced Woodwind Ensemble and Woodwind Solo, two new titles in their Symphony Series line.
Both virtual instruments were created in collaboration with the Soundiron – the team that created NI’s Symphony Series – Brass set of virtual instruments.
Each offers an Arpeggio Module, which generates cycling arpeggiated phrases and sustained note runs, trills, and chord evolutions. Users can play these arpeggios in real time and restrict them to scales and patterns.
The Expression Release system creates a natural sounding note decay whenever a key is released. This works even if the played articulation includes recorded dynamic changes as found in crescendos or swells.
Woodwind Ensemble delivers the sound of a 36-piece woodwind orchestra, featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and bass wind (contrabassoon and bass clarinet) sections. The Ensemble provides 314 articulations, including special effects, true legato, and time-adjustable arpeggios. Users can also blend up to four discreet mic positions directly from the Mixer interface.
Woodwind Solo captures the sound of professional concert flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon, tenor saxophone and contrabassoon soloists. The virtual instrument features 148 articulations, including special effects, flourishes, including true legato for extremely realistic woodwind performance.
Composers can seamlessly blend dynamic layers to achieve the natural expressiveness of solo woodwind performances.
Here are the official intro videos:
Both virtual instruments run in Kontakt 5 and the free Kontakt 5 Player.
Pricing and Availability
Woodwind Ensemble is available for purchase for $399 USD/399 EUR/£339 GBP; Woodwind Solo is available $299 USD/299 EUR/£249 GBP. The complete Woodwind Collection is available for $499 USD/499 EUR/£429 GBP. Crossgrade pricing is also available to owners of select Komplete and Komplete Ultimate bundles. See the Native Instruments site for details.