I don’t really know why this Kontakt library happened, other than lately I’ve been grabbing my recorder a lot to layer in chords and trills into my organic pads and orchestral homegrown textures during writing. There isn’t really a good way for me to program trills that will always work with this single patch (you would need to easily select semitone or whole tone on a per-note basis), so I opted for some round-robiny pads that display aggression in direct proportionality to the velocity provided.
So that’s basically what this is, sort of like my rowdy brass instrument but with a little more stereo info and variety in the energy of the instrument.
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Very simple library of recorder
I tend to download all the choir related library. This has a very simple tone of recorder. I think it would be nice for people looking for a straight sound of recorder.
This library is an interesting concept, but is slightly hobbled by some intonation and tone issues as well as some Kontakt programming issues inconsistent looping. If you're looking for a classical recorder sound to play authentic renaissance music ala Sarah Jeffrey, this probably isn't for you. None of that makes this sample pack unusable, though. it has a lot of character, the the inclusion of different samples at different volume levels is a nice touch. Probably useful in certain circumstances.
Cute but needs some work
There are some minor issues regarding this instrument, such as that the pitches between the "voices" is not identical in some keys. In some keys it appears on higher velocities while being ok in the lower ones, and in other keys it's the opposite, which makes it really confusing if you are either programming or performing. The lower pitches are very low in volume and kind of unusable, and the very high pitches suffer from the opposite problem - too high, and too sharp. I liked the fact that the pitch-bend keeps one voice on the current pitch but only manages to shift one. Very interesting. There is nothing else to be explored though, since the GUI is just a plain wallpaper and offers no settings.
Nice tone but needs refining
This pack has a great middle-age tone, but needs refining. Some of the notes need retuning, and some do not loop so cut out and clip. Not very usable in its current state, but its perhaps an update away from being great!