Download key generator for Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds v1.1 Kontakt
BWWs approach eliminates this time consuming action.
From a writing/production perspective, its not just that you have multiple players per woodwind family, its that you have totally different players within each woodwind family. As you play though each family (flutes, oboes, clarinet, bassoon) you hear how different one player sounds from another on the same instrument! And for me, this is a good thing because if youre doing a piece with one just one flute, for example, you can now audition to see which player performs the part the best for overall sound and for blending with whatever string and brass libraries youre now using.
Thus, BWW offers a decided writing/production advantage thats worth your consideration.
There are three flutes allowing for an expanded section, plus piccolo.
There two oboes plus English horn.
There are two clarinets, three clarinets recorded in unison, but no bass clarinet.
There are two independent bassoons, but no contrabassoon.
Therefore, to complete the BWW woodwind section, a bass clarinet (usually doubled by Clarinet 2) and contrabassoon (usually doubled by Bassoon 2) are needed. My understanding is that these two instruments are being recorded in September 2012. Meanwhile, if you have the full version of Kontakt, youll find a lite version of a bass clarinet and contrabassoon in the Factory Library.
That said, in terms of orchestral writing, whats been recorded is more than adequate for most writing situations. Woodwind sections do expand to woods in 3s (Wagner, John Williams) and 4s (Mahler). If extras are needed, one can use the transpose trick (for oboe, clarinet or bassoon), reinsert a BWW instrument for the third part, or use an instrument from another library.
I should point out that many of the woodwind combinations outlined in Professional Orchestration 2B, Orchestrating the Melody With the Woodwind and Brass Sections, are totally doable with BWW.
True Legato for all instruments and ensembles
Powerful 8x RR Staccato and Staccatissimo Patches
DIVISI with 2nd and up to 3rd instruments
Trills Orchestrator with up to never before recorded 5th trills
Up to 3 different vibrato styles
Controllable key and wind noises
ARTICULATIONS PERFORMER: Switch and x-fade through the articulations and create your custom keyswitch sets!
100 GB of samples (53 GB compressed)
24Bit / 48KHz Patches
Works with the free Kontakt Player 5 or Kontakt 5