The phrase library for complex woodwind chords
There’s nothing like a great trilogy, so after the success of our Ostinato Strings and Brass libraries we couldn’t just leave it there. Ostinato Woodwinds is the next iteration and somewhat of an evolution, with new playback and arpeggio options whilst maintaining the same great sound.
If you’re familiar with the sister Ostinato libraries and our approach to ostinato recording then you’ll feel right at home with the woodwinds. The entire approach is different from our regular phrase instruments in that we recorded separate intervals for various rhythm building blocks. After careful editing we combine these intervals through an intelligent script that builds them into chords in 5 different voicings and up to 4 inversions (the fourth only for 7th chords). The new inversion arpeggio controls create inversion patterns at the press of a key… a very fast way to build interesting sequences.
Ostinato Woodwinds recognises and plays 12 different chord types, handling not only major and minor chords but also diminished, half-diminished, augmented chords and many more. There’s a full list documented within the user manual.
Not only does the engine build the chords based on the inversion you play in the chord area, but when you play in the harmonic shift area it will judge which inversion it plays based on the chord that came before it, the chord quality on the key you’re in and the position of the chord you’re triggering in that key. This ensures that transitions are smooth and harmonically correct, especially important to create evolving woodwind motifs.
We have returned to the superb recording space we employed for other Sonokinetic orchestral libraries and gathered a selection of some of the greatest (and most precise) woodwind players to perform for us. With a full woodwind section at our disposal, we captured the full range of the instruments, allowing a wider palette of timbres within the Ostinato engine with up to 8 notes playing simultaneously. Although on the surface the interface looks the same as its sister libraries, Ostinato Woodwinds features several new features including the aforementioned arpeggio controls and 4 separate mutable sections (instead of 3 for strings and brass) which makes for more flexibility with chord shapes.
This library coexists alongside both our Orchestral Series and our Phrase-Based libraries, being recorded in the same hall, with identical mic positions and even utilising some of the same players. Our orchestral libraries blend seamlessly together.
We, at Sonokinetic BV, are very proud to introduce Ostinato Woodwinds to you and can’t wait to hear the amazing things you, our valued customer base, will produce with it.
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