Hey what’s up fam!
I’m back with another review from Orange Tree Samples.
Yeah…I dig his stuff, so what!
This time it’s a new flute library called Passion Flute (not passion fruit…I keep wanting to say that though)
Let’s check it out
So what is Passion Flute?
It is a new Kontakt library dedicated to the Jazz/Rock flute sound.
So not so much a world flute library that is so common (which I also love too)
This one is for more contemporary/general use…which is is good in my opinion
It runs in the full version of Kontakt, and like other Orange Tree Samples libraries, it has some super ninja scripting so you can just focus on playing.
- content: 1.15Gb of samples
- format: Kontakt 4 or 5 (full version required)
- price: $99 until 12-31-11 (regular price $129)
How does it sound?
Man….I dig it!
It sounds really organic, real, authentic, etc.
There’s even some breath samples that kick in when switching notes after holding too long.
Like his other libraries, you don’t have to focus on keyswitching to get the dynamics and expressive playing you seek.
Just play it! The script automatically interperets your playing and triggers the intended expression or articulation.
This makes it really easy to use, and to actually “play” to get the sound you want!
Each person will play it differently for sure, which is awesome…..and the sound itself is just pristine.
I also like how you can mix the 5 mics, and use insert fx on each mic individually.
What’s the bottom line?
I’ve said it before, but I’m gonna say it again.
I REALLY like what Greg is doing over at Orange Tree Samples.
Not only is he capturing some really good musicians, but the scripting and programming of the instruments really make them a joy to use.
Passion Flute is no exception to this standard, it’s a great sounding instrument with tons of expression yet simple to control
I give Passion Flute 4.5 out of 5 subs, I’m really impressed first with the sound, I love a great jazzy flute. But second the control you have over the instrument in such a simple interface is top notch.
I’m also digging the fact that the libraries are not super expensive, nor do they take up multiple 10’s of 100’s of gigabytes on the HD.
So they not only sound great, and are full of expression….but they load quick!
Man, just get over there and check it out: http://www.orangetreesamples.com/passion-flute
And take a listen to the other stuff while you’re there.
leave a comment below, let me know what you think.