Wallander Instruments has announced the WI Visual Instruments series (WIVI), which are collections of virtual instruments that combine advanced behavioral modeling with extensive amounts of sound data extracted from acoustic measurements and recordings of real instruments.
When using WIVI, you access all your instruments from one common player (WIVI Universal Player). A single WIVI instance can hold any number of instruments. If you want to add instrument collections, you simply purchase and download the additional instrument files. All instrument collections also include the universal player.
The first release in the series, WIVI Brass 1 Professional Edition, is now available. It contains a full setup of the basic instruments included in an orchestral brass section, although all instruments have been designed to fit non-orchestral settings equally well.
WIVI Brass 1 Professional Edition contents:
- Trumpets 1, 2, 3 (in Bb): No mute, straight mute, cup mute, bucket mute, solotone mute, harmon mute/no stem, harmon mute/stem inserted (wah-wah), harmon mute/stem extended (wah-wah), plunger mute (wah-wah).
- Tenor Trombones 1, 2, 3: No mute, straight mute, cup mute, bucket mute, harmon mute/no stem, harmon mute/stem inserted (wah-wah), harmon mute/stem extended (wah-wah), plunger mute (wah-wah).
- French Horns 1, 2, 3, 4: No mute, stopped, straight mute, dynamic stop (wah-wah).
- Tubas 1, 2 (in F): No mute, straight mute.
The WIVI Universal Player is currently available as a Windows VST instrument plugin, but other ports are in development. WIVI Brass 1 Professional Edition can be purchased for $599. A trial version, with a few limitations, is available.