Augmented WOODWINDS

Acoustic instruments reinvented

Augmented WOODWINDS unites dynamically sampled instruments with state-of-the-art synthesis in an intuitive and breathtaking interface, delivering a rich, reedy and redefined range of woodwind sounds - morph to your mood, from dark and denatured to bright and elegant.

Flutes, reeds
and beyond

A dance between acoustic precision and digital drive. Experience sonic metamorphosis and turn raw woodwind energy into orchestral dreamscapes, blissful flutters and epic sonic textures.

Bringing together precision sampling and multilayered synthesis, Augmented WOODWINDS goes further than an orchestral composition tool. Offering both crisp detail and analog-processed flare of carefully captured woodwind timbres, you can choose to morph, transmute and transfigure the sound into something completely unheard and unconventional. Whether you’re a composer, producer, sound designer, or anything in between, effortlessly control an enhanced hybrid ensemble that will inspire your production, and move your audience.

Solo, ensemble and more

Augmented WOODWINDS’ hybrid palette unlocks the warm and crisp power that wind instruments can bring to your projects. Explore 300 presets and play sounds cast from elemental solo Clarinet, Bassoon, English Horn and Flute, as well as ensemble recordings with 11 players - some of which have been uniquely finished with vintage FX hardware.

Layer your own sound

Build your own ensemble with Augmented WOODWINDS’ multi-engine flexibility. Experiment with 2 layers, each containing 2 sound sources, and weave your own custom combination of sampling and synthesis for an electrifying wind sound.

Authentic to abstract

Immersive, warped, traditional, transcendent and everything in between. With 56 articulations, solo & ensemble performances, uniquely processed content, 4 types of synthesis, a sample player and built-in FX - explore a near-limitless spectrum of composition-ready wind textures and timbres.

Morphing power

Augmented WOODWINDS’ Morph control gives you a truly unique & ever-evolving sound at the turn of a wheel. Move effortlessly between a warm and evocative wind sound and complex synthesis, or discover that sweet spot in-between - all with one control.

Transform sound instantly

Apply originality and in-the-moment modulation to your sound with a streamlined set of macro controls. Designed to provide easy access to your parameters, for subtle attenuations and transformative tweaks - refined dynamics and variety when you need it.

Deeper customization

Quickly select, morph and adjust a rich hybrid sound from the main instrument view, or dig deeper in the advanced panel for access to intricate modulation, dynamic sequences & arpeggiation, custom sound sources, and more.

meta-Morph-osis

An authentic wind sound, modifiable in nature, radical in form.

Augmented WOODWINDS invites you to discover utterly moving articulations of synthesis and unrefined aerophonic sound. Blend, bend and upend the acoustic timbres to reach novel sonic ground.

Sampling

Augmented WOODWINDS’ built-in sample library has been recorded and curated to be every bit as delicate, detailed, and expressive as if conducting your own at-home ensemble. 11 musicians performed as soloists and as an ensemble, with 56 articulations across a range of wind instruments and additional processed content for a more futuristic and avant-garde effect. Captured in detail with world-class microphones and preamps, ensuring that every sample breathes with accuracy and energy. Whether you need an evocative single instrument voice, a huge vibrato sustain, or anything in between, this library has what you need.

Synthesis

Discover sounds from 4 synth engines, from subtle textural embellishment to abstract sonic art: Virtual Analog, Granular, Wavetable, and Harmonic - alongside the Simpler engine. Inspired by over 20 years of synthesis expertise and engineering, from the minds that materialized Pigments and V Collection, this is more than a list of synth presets. These are entire instruments within an instrument, responsive and tactile, providing everything from emotive Hans Zimmer soundscapes, to misty detuned ambiences and pads gleaming with harmonic detail.

Multi-Samples Layering

Virtual Analog

Wavetable

Granular

Harmonics

Simpler

Simple
and intuitive

In a few clicks, take an animated solo clarinet and render it anew with intricate, infinitely expressive sonic detailing.

Augmented WOODWINDS is built around a streamlined interface, designed to help you reach the sound in your mind’s eye, in as little time as possible. Utilize the preset library and intuitive quick-fire controls for a dependable composition experience.

  • Morph

    Move seamlessly between human and synth, create a dense tapestry of layered sound, and tweak up to 8 parameters with a single sweep of Augmented WOODWINDS’central Morph control. A whole new dimension of authentic and abstract sound within one preset.

  • Color, Time, Motion

    For quick expressive changes, Augmented WOODWINDS’ macros offer instinctive control over several parameters simultaneously - add-in some movement or refine the timbral character.

  • FX, Delay, Reverb

    Shape the final stages of Augmented WOODWINDS’ sound path. Introduce your own custom FX slots, or dial in some ambience with the dedicated Delay and Reverb master FX. Whether you’re looking for the right atmosphere, or sounds altered beyond recognition, these simple controls guarantee quick and inspiring results.

Advanced
sound design

For a bespoke, breathtaking sound that has your name on it, access the advanced panel to rearrange, modulate, and arpeggiate your hybrid ensemble.

Augmented WOODWINDS’ intuitive interface and diverse preset library brings quick results when you need them - but further sound customisation is just a click away. The Advanced panel takes you deep into the inner workings of the instrument, giving you detailed control over your sound sources, modulation, performance, and beyond.

Layers
Modulation
Arpeggiator
Effects
Macros

Tap into the full capabilities of Augmented WOODWINDS’ sound sources by adjusting the dual engines within each layer. This puts 4 sound sources at your disposal; any combination of up to 2 sampling and 2 synthesis engines. Within each engine, make subtle tweaks or drastic changes, from filter sculpting to waveform combinations to sample mic blend.

Animate and transform your sound with ultra-simple click-and-drag modulation routing. Apply multiple LFOs, functions, random generators, and keyboard controls to numerous parameters, and customize each modulation generator to do your sonic bidding.

Turn the simplest of ideas into vibrant flurries of acoustic texture and momentum with a built-in 16-step arpeggiator. Whether you’re injecting movement into a chord sequence or looking to weave an ever-evolving woodwind tapestry into your ambient soundscapes, this familiar tool is built to be synchronized, randomized, and tweaked in real-time.

Dial in your own flavors of distortion, sound-sculpting, and drastic processing with 2 FX slots per layer, and sprinkle the final spatial and time-based touches with Delay and Reverb at the end of the chain.

The command center for Augmented WOODWINDS’ crucial macro controls; observe a real-time overview of every parameter and function that each of the 8 macros are altering, and hone in on the detail of each adjustment as you perform, produce, or record.

Capturing
Magic

We knew that in order to create fresh and exciting sounds with Augmented WOODWINDS, we first had to capture beautiful and authentic samples.

Two sessions took place, overseen by seasoned sound designers & engineers on an orchestral scoring stage in Eastern Europe. High-end Millennia microphone preamps were used with a wide range of different microphones. These were mixed together in order to create a powerful and yet natural sound image. Eleven players in total performed in unison with a natural scoring approach. The instruments recorded were two contra-bassoons, one bassoon, two bass clarinets, two clarinets, 1 oboe and three flutes.

In addition we recorded the four main solo instruments from bassoon, clarinet, english horn (from the oboe family) and flute. To extend the playable range of each instrument, we also recorded contra-bassoon, bass clarinet, bass flute and piccolo flute. This attention to detail brings a comprehensive and lifelike woodwind ensemble to your DAW, with plenty of room for creative input.

Woodwind presets
that deliver

Choose from a range of mix-ready woodwind sounds at the touch of a button.

For when you need immediate results to complete a project or overcome a creative hurdle, Augmented WOODWINDS’ preset library contains hundreds of expertly-crafted presets spanning beautiful orchestral sounds, dense synths, hybrid textures, and everything in between.

Woodwinds

Agios

An hybrid, orchestral woodwinds. Morphing allows you to move from an ensemble of woodwinds to a more synthetic sound reminiscent of a choir.

Random Air Ensemble

A rather majestic mood is created with this sound by random orchestral ensemble with a mix of low and high instrument ranges.

Andromeda's Voices

Soft flute patch that enhanced with a vocal layer.

Hybrid

Noisy Swell

An acoustic natural woodwind swells with granulation that morphs into a rhythmic and noisy field.

Autumn

Soft and clean mix between Synth and Clarinet.

Big Airy Pluck

Huge airy pluck for modern electronic music.

Synths

Reedemption

Long and lush atmospheric woodwinds with foleys textures.

Fractured Light

Spirited melodic winds sequence.

Unity

Like a dual split presets with two distinct timbre between low and high range can be play in a same time and morph to a more modulated synthetic one.

Artistscorner

Hear it
in action

Augmented WOODWINDS blends classic with contemporary, real with surreal, for a woodwind palette that covers significant sonic ground. Quickly search based on sonic characteristics and hone-in on the sound that aligns with your project, and your style.

Morning Dew

( Richard Veenstra)

An organic cinematic track with percussion and harp that features various hybrid sounds from Augmented Woodwinds. All kinds of different presets were used for this track, including clarinets, oboes and flutes.

Solaris

( The Solos)

Cinematic trailer track driven by rhythmical woodwinds ensemble. Inspired by Blockbuster soundtracks.

Woodwind Drive

( Rob Martland)

An evolving electronic piece showcasing the granular engine and hybrid capabilities of Augmented WOODWINDS.

Autumn Forest

( Jazz James)

An organic orchestral lofi piece in which all harmonic and melodic elements are covered by Augmented Woodwinds.

My World

( Jack Nelson)

A vibrant modern pop piece showcasing the real samples of Augmented WOODWINDS.

No, you

( Raven)

A classical orchestral track creating a light, airy atmosphere. All woodwind ensembles comes from Augmented Woodwinds sounds.

Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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The features
you need

  • In-App Tutorials

    Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

  • ASC

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  • DAW ready

    Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

  • Preset browser

    Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Perfect integration

    Instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation.

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Main Features

Virtual Instruments playable in a DAW (Live, FL Studio, Logic,...) or standalone with a MIDI keyboard.

2 Layers within each preset; each layer contains 2 customizable sound sources

Detailed woodwinds sample library with expressive and contemporary articulations

  • Contra Bassoon, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn and Flute
  • Close and Far Mics
  • 56 articulations
  • Uniquely processed samples using FX hardware
  • Dynamic sampler for additional textures

Flexible synth engines

  • Virtual analog with our award winning TAE® technology
  • Granular engine producing Warp, glitch and stretch sounds
  • Harmonic engine based on additive synthesis
  • Wavetable engine for more abrasive digital sounds

Morph control moves between Layers A and B, as well as affecting up to 8 custom destinations

7 additional macros: Time, Color, Motion, FX A, FX B, Reverb, Delay

2 LFOs, 2 Function Generators, 2 Random Generators, 4 Keyboard modulation sources, dedicated Vibrato & Tremolo

2 FX slots per layer with 14 FX including ParamEQ, Bitcrusher, BL-20 Flanger, and more

Dedicated Delay and Reverb sends with 5 spatial/time-based algorithms

Built-in 16-step arpeggiator

Over 300 factory presets included

MPE compatibility

Platform specifications

Windows

  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

Apple

  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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