The story

Few years back after watching a documentary about the history of jazz I decided I wanted to learn to play the clarinet.
I bought one from the local shop, and started practicing every once in a while.
I am far from being a proficient player, but I really enjoy experimenting with the sounds this amazing instrument can produce.
This is my attempt to capture the moody side of this instrument.
I am hoping this kontakt library will be useful to composers and musicians in helping creating cinematic moods and atmosphere.

Reviews for The Moody Clarinet

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  • I didn't know I needed this, thanks

    Uhm, I just heard it and I gotta say, this sounds amazing. It has a windy low brass kinda sound on the lower end of the keyboard, the higher part sounds more like a clarinet, but still really windy and a little filthy if you get what I mean. I have recently gotten more into the ambient cinematic kinda style so this just fits in perfect! Sound quality is amazing, it has a lot of character, the GUI is really basic though, but it doesn't really need anything more, maybe a knob for the amount of wind (so you split the clarinet and the wind samples and change the volume), but besides that amazing job!

    Snake22 September 2022
  • Simple, nice and airy!

    This is a very small, minimal instrument that comes in a barebones patch, yet features a very airy, intimate sound that you may forget that it comes from a clarinet. Without having to do any extra work, the pad-like character is capable of creating instantly an inspiring atmosphere that feels quite unique.

    While there are no settings to be found, by using the Kontakt's modulation settings via the "Edit Mode" button (wrench icon on the top left of the instrument patch), you can easily tweak the Attack, Release, and pretty much any option you see there. I also believe adding a reverb makes it even better!

    Alex Raptakis22 September 2022
  • Lovely sound, interface needed

    This is an amazingly atmospheric sound and is spread over the enitre keyboard.

    The middle ranges are what you might expect from the name - a clarinet but played in its own atmosphere. You can almost feel the smoke.

    Trip up to the top end and you get raindrops, visit the depths and you have an immense distant rumble, evolving into a sound almost reminiscent of a multitude of helicopters.

    I just wish there was a UI to tweak some stuff rather than having to open up the Kontakt editor - even just the attack and release would be good.

    QorbeQSamplist 27 September 2022
  • Really cool sound

    I did not know what to expect when downloading this but I am pleasantly surprised. While this library sits in my 'Woodwind' folder, it is much more of a pad. A very cool pad indeed. It sounds so massive and sci-fi cinematic. I will be using this!

    Scott J MasonSamplist 28 September 2022
  • Great moody atmosphere

    This is a really nice breathy pad which works great as a background layer for ambient and cinematic music. It does sound very moody and melancholic as the name suggests. There aren't any options in the GUI and the mod wheel isn't doing anything (a low pass filter would have been useful) but the volume seems responsive to velocity, which allows for some variation. The sound itself is very good and I especially love the lower bass notes.

    AndromedaX822 September 2022
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