Orchestral Companion - Woodwinds

OrchestralCompanionWoodwindsMonitor

Multilayer orchestral woodwind instrument

This comprehensive woodwind collection provides over 115 outstanding programs, each carefully crafted by the SONiVOX sound design team to be as accurate and convincing as possible. In addition to full orchestral woodwind ensembles, the Orchestral Companion - Woodwinds also gives you a full palette of smaller wind sections, plus an amazing collection of solo instruments that are highlighted by dazzling articulation for breathtaking realism.

What really sets the SONiVOX Orchestral Companion - Woodwinds apart from other similar-looking products is this:

We spared no effort or expense in seeking out the best musicians playing the best-sounding instruments, and we took the necessary steps to record them correctly in the most lifelike manner possible. We paid attention to every last sonic detail—it was that important.

We did this because we know that authenticity is the key to your artistic success—authentic sounds, authentic emotions, authentic intent. Your best efforts deserve—no, demand—our best efforts.

The technical details of how we did this are fascinating. We thought you'd like to know:

World-class musicians; top-tier instruments
We recorded the Orchestral Companion Woodwinds in the legendary Futura Productions studios in Massachusetts. Members of the Boston Pops and/or Boston Ballet Orchestras played all performances, with the same premium instruments they use for their actual concert galas and events. A combination of spot- and ambient-miking capture every instrumental nuance, while preserving the refined acoustics and intimacy of the performance space itself.

State-of-the-art sampling sessions
Under the expert guidance of SONiVOX musical sound connoisseur Jennifer Hruska, each sample session was faithfully recorded by Emmy award-winning engineers Antonio Oliart and RIAA award-winning engineer John Bono. The players were positioned using orchestrally-correct seating, and measures were even taken to compensate for the sound-absorption of any players absent on that particular day. In order to retain a realistic "organic" feel, we used absolutely minimal post-recording electronic processing. We used two B&K 4011 microphones to preserve the highly-desired front-of-hall sound (you know, the "good seats"), while superior-grade spot mics accurately captured each instrument's individual detail. Benchmark-caliber preamps fed Troisi Octal A/D convertors to complete an uncorrupted signal chain.

We expended more effort and care on this system than the most ardent audiophiles do on their own systems, but that’s how important it was to us... because that's how important it is to you.

Playable programs
Each patch and preset is easily playable by virtually every level of performer. All instruments are presented in multi-velocity layers, with natural swells available via the modulation wheel. MIDI key switching provides on-the-fly articulation for select patches. The internal sound engine provides additional modulation (LFO) sources, dynamic envelope control, and studio-grade reverb/effects to allow creative customization of the onboard sounds.

Plugin proficiency
In addition, Orchestral Companion Woodwinds runs as a fully compatible plugin with any VST (32- or 64-bit), AU (64-bit), and AAX (32- or 64-bit) for Pro Tools 10.3 or higher Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.

Features

  • 24-bit, dual-velocity patches provide expressive textures
  • State-of-the-art captures of world-class woodwind instruments
  • Over 7 GB of content including diverse articulations and tongue techniques
  • 115 patches covering woodwind ensembles, sectionals, and solo instruments
  • Full woodwind ensembles; woodwind sections
  • Solo piccolo, flute, English horn, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, contra bassoon
  • Keyboard mod wheel swells volume for intense dynamics
  • Internal FX, LFOs and envelopes for unlimited creative freedom
  • 32- & 64-bit VST, AU, RTAS, and AAXs

System requirements

OS
Windows Windows 7 and later
Mac Mac OS 10.7.x and later
SOFTWARE
Pro Tools Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools 10.x and later
OTHER
Max Sample Rate 96 kHz
Copy Protection Requires iLok

System requirements

PLUGIN TYPE
Instrument
FORMAT
AAX Native 
VST 
AU

This product is tested by the Seller for support of current versions of the indicated Avid products and operating systems. For compatibility questions related to older systems, please contact the Seller.

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