Ventus Winds – Tin Whistle
The second instrument in our VENTUS Winds series of beautiful solo instruments, featuring the enchanting sound of the Irish tin whistle. Includes 16 playing techniques and 450 pre-recorded phrases – 3,180 samples in total! An ornament system allows for unique, authentic performances and TACT (Total Articulation Control Technology) provides the ultimate solution for fully customizable mapping.
- The Journey Begins (Dressed) Will Bedford 2:14
- Clurichaun Henning Nugel 1:56
- Seven Rejoices of Mary Traditional (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:36
- The Fellowship Howard Shore (arr. Nabeel Ansari) 0:36
- Leaves in the Creek Kurt M. Landre 0:55
- Return Brad Jerkins 1:06
- Glen Aulin Luciano Storti 1:10
- The Journey Begins (Naked) Will Bedford 2:05
Over 3180 24-bit samples recorded through warm ribbon & room mics
8 types of sustain articulations
True legato and portamento w/ adjustable settings
2 different release ornaments
Classic strikes, cuts, crans & rolls
4 types of trills (major, minor, 2nds, 3rds)
450 phrases of multiple lengths and styles
Phrases also provided as WAV
Beautiful unified VENTUS interface
Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls
Ornament system for effortless authentic performances
Phrase playback editor
Easy FX rack with analog-modeled EQ, compressor, delay & reverb
TACT - Total Articulation Control Technology for easy customization of all playing techniques
6GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt 5.3.1+ Full
This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
The tin whistle – or feadóg (Gaelic) – is a humble yet versatile recorder-like instrument that is firmly established as a mainstay of traditional Celtic music. Though this instrument family is among the most ancient on Earth, the tin whistle itself found its popularity in the 19th century within the United Kingdom in particular.
We chose this instrument not just for its cultural significance, but also its pure tone and incredible versatility. It can perform soaring, agile parts with gorgeous rapid ornamentation as well as slow, emotional lines that tug at your heartstrings. This flexibility has led the tin whistle to prominence in film, TV & game scoring as well, most notably in Howard Shore’s score to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Our tin whistle library is performed by Josh Plotner, who captured all key articulations and playing techniques of the instrument: sustains, strikes, cuts, crans, rolls, legato, portamento, bends, phrases and much more!
Ventus Series Concept
We started the Ventus Winds series to take you on a journey all over the world, capturing the tones of beautifully performed solo woodwinds outside the Western repertoire. Along with that goal, we want you to be able to create authentic performances without technology getting in the way.
Each Ventus instrument shares several key features, along with a common user interface:
1. Traditional playable articulations alongside a large pool of pre-recorded phrases that you can quickly drop into a composition for instant color.
2. An innovative ornaments system designed to automagically createdecorative techniques in real time with no extra sequencing or tweaking needed.
3. Our unique Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) to unify and simplify the process of creating your own personal mapping setup for every instrument.
With these three features, combined with our hallmark depth of sampling and attention to detail, we know that our Ventus Winds will become a source of endless inspiration.
Ventus Winds Tin Whistle – Sample Library Review
“What I really like about this library is the detail that has gone into capturing all the interesting nuances of the instrument and how these can be brought in with the ornament dial to add a sense of realism to this instrument. It definitely adds an authenticity to it, and helps you get the performance you want out of it.”
Gary Hiebner (Sample Library Review)
Ventus Winds: Tin Whistle – The Samplecast
“The versatility of this instrument and realism of the vibrato and ornaments mean it’s incredibly useable and really, really versatile. Once you to grips with how it works, this is probably the only tin whistle library you’ll ever need. It’s definitely recommended by me.”
The Samplecast (02/2017)