The story

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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  • Cpu issues but such a beautiful tone

    im really sad that this instrument becomes kind of unusable with the CPU issues. I really have no idea what's causing this issue. ive never seen anything like this. Its really a shame because the tone, breathiness and vibrato of this instrument i find extremely beautiful and realistic. i see sam mentioned the script is locked. i dont really know what im doing in the backend of kontakt anyway but as sam said, i hope the sample maker will either fix this up or open the script so someone from the community can do it. It deserves that, its a really great sounding instrument.

    septemberwalk13 November 2021
  • 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.

    Consterdine12 October 2021
  • Soft Clarinet

    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.

    ryanlafford13 October 2021
  • Lovely sound at the cost of kontakt CPU issues.

    The tone of this instrument is very very nice (as many others have indicated). I didn't get to 100% CPU very quickly, but on my 16-core machine, I was running at about 88% utilized after playing this instrument for a while. Such a shame that it couldn't be fixed, because it does sound lovely! The noise ceiling is rather high, so there's a bit of background noise, but it does somewhat contribute to the ambience and charm of the instrument.

    Andrew Ernst06 January 2022
  • 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.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 17 October 2021
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