وی اس تی بادی چوبی Sonokinetic Woodwinds Ensembles
وی اس تی Woodwinds Ensembles یکی از بهترین و بزرگترین ابزار های مجازی ساز های بادی چوبی در بازار جهانی می باشد ، بر خلاف محصولات سینماتیک Sonokinetic این وی اس تی توسط کاربر نواخته می شود و یک محصول آماده به شمار نمی آید ، وی اس تی Woodwinds Ensembles انواع ساز های بادی چوبی ارکسترال Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes , Bassoons را با تمام تکنیک های مورده نیاز نوازدگی شبیه سازی کرده است و در یک محیط کاربری جذاب به صورت گروهی منتشر کرده است
I’ve had the pleasure in recent months of reviewing several of Sonokinetic’s phrase-based orchestral sample libraries, as well as their ‘cinematic choir’ Tutti Vox. These rely to a large extent on replaying entire pre-recorded phrases, of musically useful lengths, and then on Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 time-stretching to synchronise them into the tempo of your DAW. Really spectacular results can be achieved in no time at all with these libraries, they’re sophisticated and flexible, and I had no hesitation in giving them all a very warm recommendation.
If there’s a drawback, though, it’s that these phrase-based libraries are, after all, fundamentally preset and limited in nature. There’s not much sensation of ‘playing’ them — your MIDI controller only really triggers phrases — and if a suitable preset can’t be found for your musical needs you’re out of luck.
Ultimately, when maximum flexibility is what you’re after, a traditional multi-sampled, individual note-based library is the only tool for the job. And that’s exactly what we have in the form of Woodwinds Ensembles. It too runs in Kontakt, but this is much more the traditional orchestral library experience, of individual instrument groupings, articulations and keyswitches. What can Sonokinetic bring to the studio that hasn’t been done many times before?
The first thing to report is that the naming of Woodwinds Ensembles (which I’m going to call ‘Woodwinds’ from now on) is accurate, though not in the way you might at first assume. What we get here is four Kontakt instruments that present trio groupings of flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon individually. There aren’t any solo woodwinds, nor any bass clarinets, double-bassoons, cors anglais or piccolos.
Secondly, there are actually two versions of Woodwinds Ensembles, which differ in price. The Extended Edition has more or less double the number of trills, runs and dynamic variations compared to the Standard Edition, and some additional variations of the core sustained and Marcato groups too, but otherwise they’re identical. The screenshots here are from the Extended Edition that Sonokinetic supplied for review.
A last bit of factual low-down: the library loads into either a full version of Kontakt 5.5 (or higher) or into the free Kontakt Player. All the Kontakt instruments are NKS-ready, to light up the keyboards of anyone using a Native Instruments S-series controller.