Review: Chris Hein Winds Vol 1 – Flutes


Hey what’s good fam!

Back with another review, this time taking a look at a flute library from Best Service.

This one is from Chris Hein’s orchestral woodwind series, and volume 1 is the flutes.

Let’s check it out!

So what is Chris Hein Winds Vol 1 – Flutes?

chris_hein_winds_vol_1_flutesFirst, Chris Hein winds is a complete collection of high quality orchestral woodwind instruments with deep articulation and playback control.

Vol 1 is dedicated to flutes, which I love…so I definitely wanted to show this off.

This entire volume is dedicated to 4 flute instruments including the flute piccolo, c-flute 1, c-flute 2, and alto flute.

Each comes with the same powerful Kontakt interface for fully customizing the playback and sound including ambience, vibrato, noise, note head and more.

If you wish to load up a lighter version there’s a set of “clean” patches that only load the sustain articulation which saves on ram and loading time. Of course you can quickly load the other articulations with a quick mouse click as needed.

Quick Specs

But how does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderIt sounds great, I love a good flute and having multiple flutes to choose from is definitely a pleasure.

I also really like the dual ambience/convolution engine, working together they give you a really custom sound and using each one separately can allow you to quickly dial in the exact sound you need.

Even if you play the flutes dry, they still have a rich sound and tone to them.

There’s a ton of articulations and playing styles right at your fingers and the amount control you have directly in the interface really let’s you customize it to your own personal tastes.

Even the vibrato is fully customizable, and if you wish, you can put the instruments in polyphonic mode for some nice lush flute chord sounds.

Overall I really dig the sound, it’s natural, rich, and easily customizable.

So what’s the bottom line? 

Flutes are just one of those instruments man, I love a good flute.

However, I don’t want it to be hard to make the flute sound good, luckily it’s very easy to tweak these instruments.

4andhalfsubsI give Chris Hein Flutes 4.5 out of 5 subs, they sound great and give you full access to go in and tweak to the exact sound and playback you need.

Though these are orchestral flutes, with the interface and control you have over the room, noise, and playback, you can really tweak them to fit in almost any style of music production.

Everything is laid out right in front of you, including the keyswitches which are color coded so you know which are momentary and which are toggle switches. I’m sure you can probable even go in and change your keyswitches, I didn’t look specifically for that, but I wouldn’t be surprised with how much control you have.

Go on over to Best Service and check them out for yourself:

Remember, this is just Vol 1, so there’s even more orchestral woodwind’s in this collection, 4 volumes worth actually.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think


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