Aaron Venture Infinite Woodwinds 2.0 KONTAKT
WELCOME TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Infinite Woodwinds is the second release in my line of next-gen virtual orchestral instruments. As with Infinite Brass, the goal was to create a collection of expressive virtual instruments that are easy to use and fun to play, allowing for quick results and realistic performances while sounding great out-of-the-box.
Load an instrument, pick a room, choose a position, dial in your preferred mix of microphone sets and you’re good to go. The only thing left is for you to say what you have to say; Infinite Woodwinds can handle it all. With colors from the shrills of the piccolo flute to room-shaking low rumbles of the contrabassoon and contrabass clarinet; dynamics from pianissimo to fortissimo; techniques from flutters and growls to measured or chaotic trills; and vibrato from romantic and passionate to fast and trembling, Infinite Woodwinds lets you give voice to the music in your head right on your keyboard.
Build your own ensembles with 41 available positions per room. Choose between 3 different sonic signatures: the warm Mozarteum, the bombastic Bersa Hall and the dry Studio. The ambience is generated in real-time through convolution using bespoke impulse responses unique to each position and room, so it’s always 100% reflecting the performance. Phase-aligned samples, a main characteristic of Infinite Series instruments, result in no perceived cross-fades between recorded layers; the response is smooth, musical, and sounds just like the real thing.
Infinite Woodwinds 2.0 is a complete do-over of the library. All instruments have been fully remade in order to work in tandem with the new spaces first introduced in Infinite Brass 1.4.
You’ll find tone and playability improvements across the board, as well as all the new Infinite Series features like Space Selection GUI, Positioner GUI, Humanize, Attack Accuracy, Legato Minimum and extended pitch bend range.
2.0 also adds 2 soprano saxes to Infinite Woodwinds, making the double SATB saxophone dream a reality.
Infinite Woodwinds patches use a ridiculously small amount of RAM per-patch, averaging at 25 MB. Enabling the “Mixed Mic” option switches the patch to single-convolution mode at which point an instrument’s CPU usage is less than that of an average KONTAKT patch.
Library size on disk is 8.92 GB and together with tight scripting the patches minimally increase the project size; with all 29 instruments loaded, the project size increase is ~4 MB, meaning quick project loading.
A clean, one-page GUI allows you to see and tweak all the controls without unnecessary scrolling. Right-click on any control or use the MIDI Automation tab to re-assign it to a different controller. Combine multiple controllers within KONTAKT’s automation tab and create your own playing style. Change the mic mix and switch rooms and character presets on the fly with controllers or expression maps.
A PERFORMER’S DREAM COME TRUE
No keyswitching. The sound is the result of a relationship between Dynamics (def. CC1), Note Velocity and Note Duration, allowing you to play a single line in an infinite number of ways, be it short or long notes. The interplay of all these factors also means that the expression will be unique to you—the player.
Infinite Woodwinds also includes playable Flutter, Growl, Vibrato Rate, Vibrato Depth sliders, as well as Attack Time and Attack Range knobs which allow you to adjust the attack response to your play-style.
Pedal-mapped by default, Legato Bypass lets you switch to chord mode easily so you can sketch out a section on the fly without having to record multiple instruments first.
1 Piccolo Flute
1 Alto Flute
1 Bass Flute3 Oboes
1 English Horn
1 Bass Oboe3 Clarinets
1 E-flat Clarinet
1 Bass Clarinet
1 Contrabass Clarinet
1 Contrabassoon2 Soprano Saxophones
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
2 Baritone Saxophones29 instruments total
- Full version of KONTAKT 5.7.0 or higher required
- Chromatically sampled in 24-bit/48 kHz
- 8.92 GB size on disk
- ~25MB of RAM usage per instrument
- 3 rooms with 42 positions per room
- 3 mic positions
- “Mixed Mic” option to further reduce CPU usage
I believe in updating products and continuous evolution of software. I won’t release another line of woodwind instruments recorded in a different way or in a different space. If you buy Infinite Woodwinds, you will receive all future updates and expansions for free.