Spitfire Audio Spitfire Studio Woodwinds Professional KONTAKT-Minified
P2P | 14 July 2021 | 2.48 GB
Spitfire Studio Woodwinds is the third and final release in our vital Studio Orchestra range. By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of AIR Studio One – a smaller, more controllable space than the opulent Lyndhurst Hall – we offer our fellow composers a woodwind library that captures every grain in depth and detail. As with our other Professional Studio libraries, we have pursued less frequently heard relatives of the section – from the guttural, knotted depths of the contrabassoon to the gleaming sounds of the piccolo — solo and section performances, and an abundant range of articulations. The Professional edition gives you extra instruments, such as the contrabass clarinet and cor anglais, two mixes from renowned engineer Simon Rhodes, and extra mic positions — move from intimate microphones through to outriggers and ambients, or mix and match for absolute tonal control. Boasting the widest emotional range of performance in pin-sharp detail, Spitfire Studio Woodwinds Professional will breathe new life into your orchestra.
Two years in the making, Studio Woodwinds is the third section in our new Studio Orchestra series. It has all the treasured Spitfire hallmarks: A-list London session players, the best instruments and an unparalleled signal path recorded to tape by Grammy award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes – in a room perfectly suited to capturing the granular detail and velvet sonority of the woodwind family. As with our existing symphonic and chamber ranges, we have applied a “no stone unturned” approach: an encyclopaedia of articulations, dynamic layers and round-robins for seamless, nuanced realism.
Spitfire Studio Woodwinds takes you straight to the section’s roots for instant results: 143 articulations across 11 instruments, including 5 solo – all recorded to a Decca tree rig featuring Schoeps microphones. The Professional edition offers you all of this and more, giving you 15 instruments – from the dazzling piccolo, down to the underbelly of the section: contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet and bass flute. Extensive control of the sound is available, with the inclusion of two ready-to-go mixes, two close-mic arrangements, two Decca tree setups, ambients and outriggers. You can access and personalise your own mix of Simon’s microphone armoury — from pin-sharp to super-wide, picked up by the best from Neumann, Schoeps and Sennheiser. This peerless detail and control extends to the articulations, which fulfil all the traditional requirements, but include extended techniques such as multitongue, air and key FX, staccatissimo and swells. Instantly usable, and immediately musical, whatever stage you are at.
Spitfire users now have a comprehensive range of orchestral manoeuvres. We believe Studio Woodwinds suits users of our existing Lyndhurst Hall ranges as an essential sonic alternative. It is also perfect for those looking to buy a woodwinds library that will give them the most bang for their buck – being usable in the widest range of musical settings, ready for your own favourite reverbs and FX. With the versatility we have engineered into this library, we have no doubt that Spitfire Studio Woodwinds will be a cherished part of your music-making over the next decade.
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Since I like to have many Kontakt libraries but don't want to fill my hard drives with them, I minify them, keeping only what I really need from them.
This is not a normal minification but something closer to a re-pack.
The original release had some samples missing and some samples that were not used by the instruments.
— Library size is 3.6GB (from ~ 94.1GB)
— Added a "Big Hall" IR, so we can choose in the UI "Reverb: Studio" or "Reverb: Hall"
— All samples are 16bit
— Only the "Close1" mic exists