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CineWinds PRO

CineWinds PRO

—   Pro Expansion Woodwind Orchestra

CineWinds PRO is the expansion to the next-generation orchestral woodwinds library, CineWinds CORE. Recorded at the legendary MGM Scoring Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, CineWinds PRO expansion fills out the remainder of the woodwind instruments in the orchestra and also offers an eclectic choice of ethnic, renaissance, and period wind instruments most often used in film scoring.

From the lowest woodwind in the orchestra to the highest, this is the real Hollywood Woodwinds sound. Together with CineWinds Core, this Woodwind VST bundle will become your best woodwind sample library taking center stage in your composition template.

v1.4.0 works with the Free Kontakt Player 5.8.1 and higher
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As with CineWinds CORE, we assembled a team of the finest musicians and crew — we found great comfort and amazing sounds at the SONY Scoring Stage, recorded and mixed by the unparalleled engineer Dennis Sands. The woodwinds in CineWinds PRO are covered with the same depth and nuance as the instruments in CineWinds CORE, and William Lyons gives us a series of ethnic woodwinds of such expressiveness and detail rarely heard in orchestral sample libraries. The PRO expansion features twice the content of the CORE library, and we hope you enjoy every bit of it.


About the Product

CineWinds PRO is comprised of entirely new orchestral woodwind sample content, and as with CineWinds CORE, it was proudly recorded at the SONY Scoring Stage and mixed by Dennis Sands. CineWinds CORE contains the standard orchestral woodwinds — piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. For CineWinds PRO, we went beyond the essentials to bring you exceptional instruments, such as the alto flute and contrabassoon, as well as a comprehensive selection of ethnic woodwind instruments, performed by expert William Lyons, who sampled the exact instruments he played in many film scores, including The Hobbit by director Peter Jackson.

CineWinds PRO does not require you to purchase any additional sample playback software, and is licensed to work with the Native Instrument’s free Kontakt Player.  Explore the latest version of Kontakt HERE.  All you need is a sequencer like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, LIVE, or Pro Tools, and you’ll be up and running.

    • 01 Alto Flute Articulations
    • 17 Irish Flute
    • 02 Alto Flute True Legato
    • 18 Penny Whistle
    • 03 Bass Flute Articulations
    • 19 Renaissance Flute
    • 04 Bass Flute True Legato
    • 20 Renaissance Pipes
    • 05 English Horn Articulations
    • 21 Soprano Recorder
    • 06 English Horn True Legato
    • 22 Soprano Shawm
    • 07 Eb Clarinet Articulations
    • 23 Tenor Recorder
    • 08 Eb Clarinet True Legato
    • 24 Uilleann Pipes
    • 09 Bass Clarinet Articulations
    • 25 Border Pipes Phrases
    • 10 Bass Clarinet True Legato
    • 26 Duduk Phrases
    • 11 Contrabassoon Articulations
    • 27 Irish Flute Phrases
    • 12 Contrabassoon True Legato
    • 28 Renaissance Flute Phrases
    • 13 Contra Clarinet
    • 29 Renaissance Pipes Phrases
    • 14 Baroque Flute
    • 30 Soprano Shawm Phrases
    • 15 Border Pipes
    • 31 Uilleann Pipes Phrase
    • 16 Duduk [BONUS]

The 1.3 update contains all 1.2 features. 


Cinesamples applied its Adaptive Legato Engine from CineStrings SOLO, Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato, and Viola da Gamba to the orchestral instruments in CineWinds PRO. It allows you to tailor the legato response to your own playing style, and is designed to respond musically to your performance. The engine detects your playing speed and intelligently adjusts the interval speed to match. This means you can play slow, expressive lines and fast runs in a single performance, without touching the speed dial. Additionally, the intensity parameter responds to velocity. 

In the Settings Tab, the VOLUME RANGE controls how much the volume is affected by CC1. So those who use CC1 and CC11 together can keep the slider all the way down, and those who only use the mod wheel can turn it up. 

Using the VEL / ATTACK function, the attack of each note responds to your velocity. Lower velocities will generate a slower attack. 

QUANTIZE MODE: In any True Legato instrument, there will be some lag when playing note-to-note transitions. This is usually compensated for by moving all notes slightly to the left in the sequencer, or by using a track pre-delay. The problem with most legato libraries is that the timings of each note are inconsistent; the first note in a phrase will sound immediately, while subsequent notes will be delayed. The Quantize Mode tackles this problem by calculating the legato lag time, and applying the same delay to non-legato samples. This means you can quantize a performance, shift the MIDI to the left, and the timings of each note will be consistent. 


CineWinds PRO includes a brand new mapping area styled after CineStrings SOLO that allows for greater flexibility in customizing composer workflows.  


The Accent Overlay control layers an additional articulation (Marcato = Short 1/2, Staccato = Short 1/4, Spiccato = Short 1/8) over the attack of sustains. Turning on ACCENTED LEGATO adds this layer to the legato transitions. 


In the Mapping tab, the Vibrato fader allows for a variable crossfade speed into and out of vibrato samples. This control defaults to CC2 but can be assigned to any controller.  


The new Ensemble Patch includes the Alto Flute, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, and Contrabassoon. 

  • all versions of Kontakt v5.8.1 and above
  • Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions on both Mac & PC
  • CineWinds is compatible with all major DAWs and with music notation software, using the Kontakt Engine.

Minimum System Requirements

  • PC: Vista® / Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Intel®Core Duo 2GHZ or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM
  • Mac: OS X 10.7 or higher, Intel® Core Duo 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM
  • To load all main articulations patches with the full mix position it is recommended to have at least 2GB of FREE RAM available
  • Minimum of 18 GB of free Hard drive Space
  • Any Compliant ASIO™ or Core Audio™ compliant device

The Original CineWinds PRO Crew 

Produced by: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
Programmed and Scripted by: Greg Schlaepfer
Musician Contractor: Cinesamples
Music Preparation: Cinesamples
Session Coordinator: Dan Negovan
Engineer/Mixer: Dennis Sands
Recordist: Kevin Globerman and Dave Lawrence
FX Producer/Co-Session Leader: Michael A. Levine
Associate Producer: Sam Estes
Assistant Engineer: Adam Michalak
Sample Editors: Kevin Globerman and Dave Lawrence

The CineWinds 1.2 Update Crew

Producers: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
Ensemble Patch Scriptors: Patrick O’Neil and Will Bedford
Project Coordinator: Tim Starnes
Sample Editors: Jonathan Kranz, Casey Merhige, and Carl Fredrick 
Assistant: Ben Chrisman