Whereas sample instruments often boast about featuring the most virtuosic musicians recorded in the finest halls, what if a piece of music calls for the sound of a more novice player casually mic’ed up in their bedroom studio?
Inspired by Christian Henson’s philosophy that imperfection is what gives samples authenticity, I bring my first offering to the Pianobook community: the Bedroom Clarinet for Kontakt .
The instrument features two articulations – longs, which come with quite a bit of sometimes-shaky sustain and natural sounding releases, as well as one-shot shorts with 8 round-robin cycles. I also went ahead and scripted three knobs for the performance view: tremolo, vibrato, and speed, so you can get that warbly, mellotron-like sound.
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Great Clarinet sounds with some problems
As other users have reported, there is a distinct problem with this sample pack. They cause the CPU to rise and rise until you click the exclamation mark in Kontakt. Unfortunately, the script has been locked, so no one is able to help the author to fix this. Maybe the author will fix it or unlock the script so someone else can help to unlock the potential of this sample pack.
A buggy, almost dangerous clarinet.
Don't get me wrong, it's a very nice instrument, and it's beautiful in its own ways, but it is literally unusable and I will tell you why. Once you run the instrument you have a sustain patch and a GUI with just three knobs to control vibrato artificially, a "shorts" button that triggers a kind of stacatto mode, and an empty wallpaper... The sounds are nice and warm, a bit on the noisy side though. The shorts are a bit incosistent because of the downsampling, but that's not the real problem. The more you play, the more the CPU builds up, to the point that it can become dangerous for your hardware. You can't play it for long, and I don't encourage you to download it either, unless you want to find a way to fix it.
Really love the soft tone of this clarinet, great for pads. There does seem to be an issue with the programming though, when playing it for a bit my kontakt CPU usage climbs up to 100%. Pressing the exclamation mark in the top right of kontakt resets it but this shouldn't be an issue in the first place.
A bedroom beauty in tone and substance
A beautiful tone and immense harmonic conflict make this tiny thing a massive treat. Try it, you'll swoon.