What is your favorite clarinet sample library?

Polkasound

Senior Member
The answer to your question is really going to depend on the type of music. Orchestral? Jazz? Klezmer? etc.

For non-orchestral music, for performance realism I use only the SWAM clarinet from Audio Modeling. No sample-based library I've used comes close to such a fluid performance in exposed parts. I'm not, however, a huge fan of the sound of that clarinet. It's a little too ethnic-sounding for my taste.
 
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jon wayne

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The answer to your question is really going to depend on the type of music. Orchestral? Jazz? Klezmer? etc.

For non-orchestral music, for performance realism I use only the SWAM clarinet from Audio Modeling. No sample-based library I've used comes close to such a fluid performance in exposed parts. I'm not, however, a huge fan of the sound of that clarinet. It's a little too ethnic-sounding for my taste.
Definitely orchestral. Berlin WWs is the best I have, but still not working for me. I just want something warm and expressive (my wife doesn’t count.)
 

EgM

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Interested in this thread, I have many clarinets but I want one with real vibrato. I know VSL Clarinet 2 has it, as does the Herring (real? non lfo?)
 

Tinesaeriel

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I really adore the Clarinet in ProjectSAM's Symphobia 3: Lumina. It's not the most agile, and it's only legatos, sustains, and staccato shorts, but gosh darn it, the tone is the best of any clarinet I've used.

I can also sometimes coax a really nice sounding performance from the clarinet in CineWinds CORE, but only sometimes.
 

Jimmy Hellfire

Senior Member
I like the VSL Clarinet and the Embertone Herring Clarinet. The VSL I mostly use in an orchestral context. The Embertone has such a sweet tone and great legato and sounds great in exposed settings.
 
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