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    Looking for a really good woodwind library

    Hello All,

    So I got ProjectSAM Brass, getting TrueStrike percussion, GOS2 as soon as it comes out (*looks in Gary's general direction*), now I'm just rethinking my woodwind situation.

    I've got EWQL GoldXP... but it just doesn't wow me like the libraries mentioned above. It's got great solo patches, and very (*VERY*) lacking ensemble patches.

    So I'm in the market as it were for another woodwind library. There's VSL of course (eww... pricey and USB Dongle... but awesome sound). I'm keeping a close eye on Kirk Hunter RUBY woodwinds (Kirk if you read this, any chance at posting some woodwinds only demos? ).

    Any recommendations of other libraries I should look into?

    Thanks
    JP Garbarini
    http://www.musicbyjpg.com

    "A man who is paid to do what he enjoys never works a day in his life." -- Chinese Proverb

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    http://www.westgatestudios.com/home.htm

    I only have the oboe so far, but it is very nice, and blends well with GPO.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    Thanks Dan!

    That looks...err, sounds very promising. I'll keep an eye on them as well.

    What mic positions does that library come with?
    JP Garbarini
    http://www.musicbyjpg.com

    "A man who is paid to do what he enjoys never works a day in his life." -- Chinese Proverb

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    M-Audio/Sonic Implants has a new woodwind library, but there are no demo's to listen to yet.

    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...inds-main.html

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    KHSO Emerald already has darn good woodwinds and you can later upgrade to Ruby - that way you can get started now and then get what's new later.

    I have Emerald and it's amazing!!!

    Mike

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    VSL would be my first choice...i also like what i here from West Gate...

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    On the VSL side of things.

    Do you guys think the Horizon Woodwinds Ensemble covers enough or would you go the VI version?

    I like the sound of the VSL woodwinds but really don't like the idea of a dongle. And it's a little pricey (well the Horizon Woodwind Ensemble is actually about what I'm looking for).

    The WestGate does sound really good. I wonder how long until they have the Flute Clarinet and Basson done.

    I'll watch for the SoniVox demo files. I've liked some of the stuff they've put out.

    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    JP Garbarini
    http://www.musicbyjpg.com

    "A man who is paid to do what he enjoys never works a day in his life." -- Chinese Proverb

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    Quote Originally Posted by JPGarbarini
    The WestGate does sound really good. I wonder how long until they have the Flute Clarinet and Basson done.
    The WestGate flute is already available for download.

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    Well the solo flute is but the full DVD isn't yet

    But thanks for pointing out the download.
    JP Garbarini
    http://www.musicbyjpg.com

    "A man who is paid to do what he enjoys never works a day in his life." -- Chinese Proverb

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    Re: Looking for a really good woodwind library

    The Westgate Studios oboe and flute are my favorite instruments right now. I just load up the Legato version, apply Giga's DEF for expression, run it through GigaPulse, and I'm in real-time heaven.

    Regarding mic positions, they're dry libs. Place 'em and process 'em at will. This is especially approapriate for the flute, which can be used in a large or small orchestra, brass band, jazz ensemble or rock band.

    The flute is a $70 download. If it follows the model of the oboe, another $30 buys the DVD in a month or two.

    In fact, I liked the oboe so much that I bought the flute on day one without even listening to the demos. I wasn't disappointed.

    Can't wait for the clarinets and bassoons!

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