WNAMM09: Wallander WIVI Orchestral Synthesizer

No samples, fully modeled – sounds pretty good.      26/01/09

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I've not come across these instruments before, but I was pleased to get a demo of the WIVI V2.1 Orchestral Synthesizer which comprises of three instrument collections Brass 1 and Woodwinds 1, 2 and 3. The instruments feature proper Divisi rules, which basically means, if you create an ensemble of four instruments, playing one note will cause four players to play it, two notes, two players each and so forth. This has a major advantage over traditional sample based instruments as a section sample will result in lots of players: four notes of a four player sample will result in 16 players as the samples are not generally split. Arne Wallander kindly demonstrated some of the features of this instrument using the breath controller to great effect. But I recommend that you head over to the website and listen to the demos too. Available now as Audio Units, VST and RTAS for Mac and PC from €449

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DBM    Said...

WOW ! that sound very real .

26-Jan-09 11:22 AM

loneraver    Said...

I would so impulse buy that but then I saw the price....damn. I guess I'll have to wait until I have a paying client that needs brass.

26-Jan-09 12:46 PM

Brian from USA    Said...

This is the sort of thing I've been waiting to see for years, expanded articulation options. I also really liked the way it lets you create a soundstage graphically, not only placing the instruments but locating the listener relative to them. Very, very cool.

26-Jan-09 01:00 PM

JZ    Said...

This is how it should be done. All software guys take note, and hardware, too.

26-Jan-09 09:37 PM

Fred    Said...

Wow! The way to go Wallander!! Just watched the videos on the homepage. Great stuff!

27-Jan-09 02:08 AM

Hans Scheffler    Said...

why didnt you give the guy a chance to show the saxes?

28-Jan-09 02:47 AM

Nick B    Said...

Yeah sorry, running out of time .

This was an 'off-road' interview and only had limited opportunity between other appointments.

28-Jan-09 07:31 AM

Andy K.    Said...

Yikes! Like $2000-$3000 for the set! + the cost of the breath controller + the cost of a powerful computer. That adds up to a LOT of $$$$$. You can get a TURBO VL70-m for $850 with 256 sounds and you're all set.

29-Jan-09 09:35 AM

Agitated    Said...

Jeez, hold the camera still for chrissake!!

29-Jan-09 09:36 AM

Dino Virella    Said...

If you have any questions or need any more technical info regarding Wallander Instruments products, please contact me toll free at 877.784.7383 xt 701. We are the US distributor of this amazing technology.

13-Feb-09 05:43 PM

Marius    Said...

Well, the VL70-m TURBO makes sound by physical modeling too. But one voice at a time only, instead of 100s, and less advanced modeling, obviously.

I cannot afford WIVI though, so I'll stick to my VL70-m for now.

20-Feb-09 04:01 AM

Benedict Johnson    Said...

I hope your thoroughly ashamed of yourselves, Arturia!

I can't wait to see where this goes. Heartbreakingly though, it still doesn't sound as realistic as a big multi-sample library like VSL, but presumably it's only the first version.. dear god

05-Apr-09 12:19 PM

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