I used to think that the Oboe (French) was the most difficult of all woods to sample properly but I am not too sure when, with so many clarinets purchased since VSL's clarinet release (has to be 12+ years now) - I STILL find myself going back to that instrument for projects. It just seems to have that 'singing' quality that a client often wants in a clarinet. Me thinks that Alex will capture that. Mid year would be nice on release but we must all remember that Alex is a perfectionist - given the results he has been able to achieve in CSS/CSSS, CSB. My money is on 1st qtr 2020 for the release of CSW - and I am ok with that given my high expectations.