Signal Experiments has announced the release of Sustain Woodwinds, a new free SFZ instrument library.
The above statement is not entirely complete, given that this library actually comes in 3 versions: a full version at Gumroad ($7.5) – chromatically sampled with borrowed velocity layers in WAV format, next, a lite and cheaper version (1.99 GBP) at Sampleism, and here, finally, we come to another lite version at Gumroad which is offered as free/pay-what-you-want pricing strategy. The free version of Sustain Woodwinds is sampled at minor thirds and in lossy compressed OGG format.
From the Signal Experiments’ website: “Although woodwinds are more commonly used for solo melody parts, they can also be used in unison sections to get that big sound that remains mellow, gentle and warm. Even if it is possible to use multiple solo woodwinds to form a chord, having multiple unison woodwinds gives more timbral possibilities in your orchestration. This allows the instruments to have a supporting harmonic role or have more volume in melodies, making it more balanced with the strings and brass.”
The Sustain Woodwinds SFZ library consists of 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets and 4 bassoons. All samples are stereo and at 44.1 kHz. The WAV samples are 16-bit. All samples are looped in the SFZ file.
To use this library, I recommend you to download and install Plogue sforzando, a high quality SFZ player plugin.