** Not sponsored, I just own this stuff. **
8Dio just dropped a pretty big sale ($140 down to $40) on their Clare line of virtual woodwind instruments.
I only have the Flute one, and it does have some significant issues. When you are doing legato lines, the notes will end abruptly. If you play individual notes, they will loop fine! Probably has something to do with how you program legato patches in Kontakt.
The interval jumps do sound good, and I like the messiness of the occasional key clicking.
One of my favorite things for this instrument is to take the flute down an octave (as heard above), it really gets chill down there, but keeps some of the neat pad clicking and other breath noises. I rate the 8Dio Clare Flute as “kinda fun”. 8Dio Clare isn’t going to replace my CineWinds Flute for flexibility.
If you’ve been waiting for a little more ‘organic’ sounding winds, and accept that it is going to take a lot more time to get it sounding right, Do it!
8Dio Flash Sale on Clare