I was wondering if anyone knows of a good on-line resource that allows you to pay for and download individual samples. Im specifically looking for samples of the recorder family of instruments including the Alto and Tenor Recorders. The only library I have found containing these samples is from Westgate/Tascam but I really dont need the other winds in the library and I cant seem to find a source that allows one to download just the recorders.
If you want to you can become a virtuoso in 3 years. I had 3 years of lessons as a kid, and it was a passage into other woodwinds I play now (like ethnic flutes, sax etc...). I myself am thinking about sampling a collection of recorders I have acces to, ranging from renaissance, baroque to modern recorders and ethnic ones. If I do I will most likely put them online for free. First I'll be getting some quality pre-amps...
I'm bumping up the thread because I seem to recall someone mentioning that they were in the process of sampling recorders. Maybe they'll see the thread and jump in.
I have recorded recorders (!)
It's a set of 5 recorders: Bass, Alt, Tenor, Sopran and Sopranini. Played by a professional player. (Studied recorder several years in Switzerland´, I can tell you that he's VERY serious about recorders!).
These instruments (and several others) will be available in a week or so from our soon to be opened direct download store.
A real recorder line sounds good because of its imperfections. Playing perfect straight recorder tones on a keyboard might sound awkward. I can't imagine good, realistic behaving recorder that is sampled without some kind of legato tool. What do you say?
Thanks everyone for the info. I went and downloaded the tenor Recorder from the above link. From what I could tell the actual samples are available free but For Eur 7 it was well worth it to download the preformatted Giga patch and not have to mess with assembling the instrument.
Lee, your point is a good one. I looked a few recorders over the weekend and, if I get this gig for whcih I am doing this demo, I will invest in a good one.
Worra, can you send me an email when the library is ready for purchase on-line?