Category Archives: Woodwind

VirtuosoWorks Releases Saxphone Sound Expansion Kit For Notion Software

VirtuosoWorks, Inc., makers of NOTION™ music composition and performance software, has released the Saxophone Sound Expansion Kit. This new sound kit expands the company’s library to six titles, adding new sounds and techniques to the standard orchestra that ships with NOTION software.

The Saxophone sound kit features new sounds and techniques meticulously recorded for seamless playback by Notion’s internal playback engine. Instruments include sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and contrabass saxophones, each recorded with a full range of dynamics and articulations such as legato, legato vibrato, accent, staccato and trills.

Developed by VirtuosoWorks, Inc., NOTION is designed for professional composers, music students, and live productions for composition, learning, practice, and performance. It combines a full-featured music notation system with interpretive algorithms linked to a proprietary playback engine that offers samples of thousands of individual notes and articulations played by the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

The Saxophone Expanded Sound Kit is available at for $69.00.

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VirtuosoWorks Saxphone Sound Expansion Kit For Notion Software

Ritter Releases Improved Range Of RitterClassic Brass/Woodwind Bags

Ritter has launched its new improved range of RitterClassic™ bags for brass and woodwind instruments.

Available in a choice of colours, this fully comprehensive range with 36 models to choose from is designed to carry 18 different types of instruments. These include cornet trumpet, triple trumpet, flute case bag, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trombone, bass trombone, French horn, euphonium/bell up, euphonium/forward, tuba 18″, tuba 22″, bassoon and sousaphone.

Benefiting from a new, sleek, minimalist look with improved backpack system and stylish inverted zippers on the accessory pockets, the range now sports an MP3/phone pouch, reflective safety strips, quilted interior, foam mesh handles with no visible webbing to spoil the look, chrome, metal moulded Ritter zipper pulls; an ergonomically designed mesh lumbar support and non-scratch nylon interior.

The RitterClassic™ range comes in night black/scarlet or chocolate/tangerine.

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RitterClassic Brass/Woodwind Bags

RitterClassic Brass/Woodwind Bags

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Westgate Studios Releases The Oboes Module For Gigastudio And Kontakt

As part of their all-new Modular Series, Westgate Studios is proud to announce the release of The Oboes Module. This library for Gigastudio 3.1 and Kontakt 2.1 features 24 bit samples recorded by Grammy award-winning engineer Tim Kimsey. On the DVD you will find a comprehensive set of patches for Solo Oboe, Solo English Horn and Oboe Section.

The most important feature of this library is the Legato playing style. These patches contain not only expressive long notes, but also true legato interval samples that were recorded as the musicians played every note up and down from 1 half-step all the way up to a full octave. You don’t have to load any special tools to control them because the Legato effect is powered by Gigastudio’s iMIDI rules and Kontakt’s scripting engine. You can also vary the Attack Strength of each note, control the use of Release Samples, and play Same-Note Legato Repetitions in any rhythm or tempo.

Each of the oboe patches also allows you complete Tone Control within the instrument. If you prefer a “darker” sound, simply adjust control change 4 until you like what you hear.

Along with these highlights you’ll also find Staccato and Marcato articulations, Trills, Octave Runs and changing dynamics such as Crescendos, Diminuendos, and Fortepiano. Eerie Multiphonic Effect samples are included as well.

With an MSRP of $100 (US), the Oboes Module is available on DVD for either Gigastudio 3.1 or Kontakt 2.1. The samples included are 24bit\44.1k\stereo recordings of Solo Oboe, Solo English Horn and Oboe Section.

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Westgate Studios Oboes Module For Gigastudio And Kontakt