AcustiX Digital Instruments has released AcustiX Soundtrack Winds in Kontakt format.
Here's what they say:
AcustiX Soundtrack Winds takes a different approach. All orchestral wind sections are carefully laid out and blended over the full range of the keyboard. This makes the woodwind sections playable as one instrument from the contra-bassoons and bassoons to the oboes, flutes and piccolos.
With AcustiX Soundtrack Winds you can combine/stack the legato and staccato wind patches without keyswitching, allowing a different and unique approach in playability. The key-velocity is used to modulate the attack dynamics (staccato), while the mod wheel (cc-controller) is used to modulate the volume dynamics (piano/forte expression). This allows for any combination of legato/staccato/marcato at the same time: piano/forte legato and piano/forte staccato/marcato. Although it is still possible to use the legato or staccato/marcato patches separately when needed. This allows both a lush and lyrical warm sound in the piano parts and a heroic and dramatic sound in the fortes. This character makes the AcustiX Soundtrack Winds well suited for classical and soundtrack music.
The AcustiX Soundtrack Winds were created with the smaller equipped music workstation in mind, without compromising on sound quality. As with all AcustiX instruments, the focus is on compactness and playability.
Price: €39.95 until 30th of September, 2016.
A free trial version is available at www.acustix.tk (reduced sample set, but unlimited in time).