Leon Portelance

Woodwind Library??

Posted on 2017-01-01

I am planning on buying a new woodwind library in the next month or so. I am looking at-

Berlin Woodwinds €460
Sample Modeling $556
8Dio $778
Spitfire Audio $434
Chris Hein $399

I currently have EWQL Hollywood Woodwinds, which are pretty good, but I would like something with a little more pizzazz. I like the Berlin Woodwinds. Does anyone use any of these or have other recommendations? Thanks for your time!


7 thoughts on “Woodwind Library??

  1. Just bought Kurt Hunter Spotlight Solo Strings to go with the Concert Strings bundle. I also picked up Alchemist and Cinesamples Drum of War 1 & 2 and Auddict Drums of the Deep. New things to play with.

  2. I ended up buying Orchestral Tooks, Berlin Woodwinds. Downloading now,

  3. I have narrowed it down to Chris Heins or Berlin Woodwinds. I can buy Chris Heins Woodwinds now or save up for another month and get the Berlin Woodwinds.

    1. This library is very cool. Greats sounds and performances. Lots of coverage with Instruments.

  4. I was not impressed by Spitfire at NAMM this year, and was absolutely jaw-droppingly floored by Orchestral Tools quality. Big thumbs up for Orchestral Tools.

  5. Leon, check out Chris Hein. It uses a lot of GBs of RAM, but once you’ve loaded the instrument, it can do absolutely everything a real instrument can, down to the clicks of the instrument’s keys. I also of course use VSL. Woodwinds happen to be something they still lead the pack in. Absolute no go on the Sample Modeling woodwinds, they are awful.

    1. Hey Leon,
      I can tell you the spitfire cor anglais, bassoon and contra are very nice. I love my vsl special edition winds so I’d presume the more costly libraries they offer are fantastic. Having used 8dios other instruments, I personally wouldn’t go with their winds, as I don’t much like how their user interface works.

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