Open your ears to a world of beauty and mystery.
Acclaimed UK composer and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Campbell has sampled
every instrument in his extensive ethnic wind collection, bringing you
the evocative sounds of many rarities like the Bansuri (Indian flute),
Turkish and Persian Ney flutes, Kaval (Southeast European flute), African
flute, Suling Slendro and Suling Pelog (Javanese flutes), Irish Penny
Whistle, Irish Low Whistle, Fujara (Slovakian Contrabass Whistle), Japanese
Shakuhachi, Andean Panpipes, Armenian Duduk, Indian Shenai, Egyptian Zummara,
Turkish Zourna, Gaida Bagpipes (Greek and Bulgarian, three types), Irish
Uilleann pipes (three types), Scots Highland pipes, Medieval Praetorius
Bagpipes, Turkish Tulum, Arabian Mezoued, Cretan Askomandura, Czech Dudy,
Nafir (Moroccan trumpet) and African Kudu Horn.
The flutes range from sweet and delicate to eerie, breathy and complex,
evoking the beauty, stillness, depth and mystery of the natural world.
In contrast, there are the wild, strange and stirring timbres of ethnic
reed instruments, bagpipes and African horns. Dirks personal samples
are supplemented by an Andean Panpipe player and a top Shakuhachi master.
The librarys strength lies in its articulations as well as straight
notes. There are up and down bends, various types of grace notes, and
authentic phrases and performances. These can be combined easily to provide
a very realistic delivery, sounding just like a real player. To avoid
tuning clashes, all samples are presented at concert pitch; alternatively,
if you prefer to hear the instruments in their purest form, raw
programs have been supplied which demonstrate the native tuning, scales
and ranges. There are also atmospheric programs which work well for pads
World Winds is a must-have for film, TV and media composers, World Music,
Rock, Pop and contemporary Classical composers and performers, creative
keyboardists and programmers, and anyone with an ear for great instrumental