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Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds

Our Definitive Woodwind Orchestra

An essential part of your orchestral palette, the woods are your secret weapon to adding real power to your scores. Spitfire Audio has taken its decade of experience recording woodwind instruments, expertly sampling the UK's finest players at one of the most sought-after locations in the world: The Hall at AIR Studios, London. Four years in the making, we offer you three mic positions for extra control, and the most comprehensive range of woodwind instruments and articulations available in any existing symphonic woods library. From traditional piccolos, flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons to a contemporary selection of instruments, from alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets and a thunderous contrabassoon, this timeless collection will add depth and colour to your orchestral compositions.

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Seven Experiments - Andy Blaney (also featuring Chamber Strings & Symphonic Strings) (0:00 / 3:38)

A Waltz Between The Reeds - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:22)

Symphonic Woodwinds Teaser - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:09)

Escape From The Book Of Ages - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:30)

The Last Farewell - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 3:07)

Carnaval Des Insolites - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:55)

Alighieri's Shadow - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:23)

Ruins Of Ashmakhan - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:11)

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Product Info

  • ~72504 Samples
  • 103.4 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 71.3 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 142.6 GB disk space required during install


SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC WOODWINDS


After a decade of exhaustive sampling, and four years spent capturing the UK's finest woodwind players, we give you this definitive collection of orchestral woodwinds. Expertly sampled and recorded to tape at AIR Studios, London, via an unparalleled signal path, it features multiple dynamics, vibrato control, numerous round robins and a variety of traditional and more sophisticated articulations, such as clarinet flutter tongue, with playing styles from lyrical solo oboe to thunderous contrabassoon. It features the core woodwind instruments, plus lesser used areas of the woods family, such as alto and bass flutes, and contrabass clarinets, and presented in an intuitive interface based on a decade of award-winning sampling experience and a quarter century as working composers.


Whether you're an aspiring John Williams or Alexandre Desplat, this collection of woodwinds will keep you busy for many years to come.




KEY FEATURES

— A broad band covering both solo and a2 sections — combine both to create your a3 sections.

— From traditional piccolos, flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons to a contemporary selection of instruments, from alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets and a thunderous contrabassoon

— Expertly sampled with the most comprehensive selection of articulations, dynamic layers and round robins available in any woodwinds library

— Three distinct mic positions: C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient)





Woodwinds are commonly under-represented in modern orchestral scoring, but they can add genuine power to your productions and are therefore an essential part of your orchestral palette. It is also the spirit and diversity of our music scene in London that breeds a diversity of skill sets and broadens our palette beyond the standard symphonic woodwind hegemony. So also to be found within SSW is a colourful palette of bass and contrabass clarinets, alto and bass flutes to enrich your compositions.


For the more traditional and popular instruments (oboes, C flutes, clarinets, and bassoons) these players have been recorded solo, and two in unison. They are seated exactly in situ, so you can combine a2 patches with solo ones for a slightly larger section, whilst maintaining spectral integrity.

GUIs

The Overview Panel

This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

General Controls Panel

This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

The Ostinatum

In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.

Product Reviews

Presets / Techniques / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Alto Flute:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Overblown
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Overblown
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Bass Clarinet:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Bass Flute:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Long Overblown
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto

Bassoon a2:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto

Bassoon Solo:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Long Harmonics
  • Multitongue
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Clarinet Solo:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Short Staccato
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Clarinets a2:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Multitongue
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Contrabass Clarinet:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto




ContraBassoon:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto

Cor Anglais:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto

Flute Solo:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Hollow
  • Multitongue
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Marcato Sfz
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trills (Major 2nd)
  • Trills (Minor 2nd)

Flutes a2:

  • Legato Slurred
  • Legato Detache
  • Long
  • Long Flutter Tongued
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Hollow
  • Long Overblown
  • Multitongue
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Marcato Sfz
  • Short Overblown
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trills (Major 2nd)
  • Trills (Minor 2nd)

Oboe Solo:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Oboes a2:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Piccolo Flute:

  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long Flutter
  • Long Harmonics
  • Multitongue
  • Short Marcato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Tenuto
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Mics & Mixes

Mics:

  • Close
  • Tree
  • Ambient

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