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Chris Hein Winds Compact

Chris Hein Winds Compact

CH Winds compact

Compact version of Chris Hein's Winds

Chris Hein Winds Compact is the light version of the unique, four-part Library Orchestral Winds Complete. Winds Compact Library provides this the same number of instruments: four flutes and three clarinets, oboes and bassoons.




For the Compact Library , the most important and most common were articulations and functions of the Complete version selected. Here also the Compact version satisfies fully the highest demands on sound quality and usability . The instruments of Chris Hein Winds Compact are based on carefully constructed, complex multi-samples , by detailed Phase Alignment an in-phase cross-fading and crossfading of dynamic levels allow. At the same time provide up to eight dynamic levels for a realistic sound behavior .

Chris Hein Winds Compact offers due to the high quality and versatile sound as excellent complement any orchestral libraries to, in particular, for productions in which the woodwinds play a major role. Be there. For the implementation of classical compositions, epic film scores or orchestral pop ballads

Among the indisputable highlights of the Library include True Legato, variable Attacks per tone, innovative game aids such as hot keys and NoteHeads and MIDI remote controlling of all functions via TouchOSC.

CH Winds Compact works with a powerful sample engine , which based on the Contact player from Native Instruments to an elaborate, customized user interface and a comprehensive scripting the specific requirements of the present instruments do justice.


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Winds Compact offers orchestral woodwind sound in perfection

In addition to careful recordings with sophisticated technology on selected Neumann microphonescourse also takes the musicians themselves significantly affect the sound aesthetics. In contrast to the award-winning Chris Hein - Horns were for this production orchestral musicians of the WDR Symphony Orchestra invited to the studio.

In this production you aware of a dry Nahmikrofonierung decided the instruments were recorded separately without any crosstalk. Nevertheless, Chris Hein Winds Compact takes into account the necessary interaction with the formation of clay between the orchestra musicians. During the recording of the respective musicians could acoustically oriented towards their fellow players through headphones.




The dry sound of Chris Hein Winds Compact enables you in combination with the dual reverb section on folding base of the sample engine to optimally adapt the instruments to the most diverse requirements. In contact player, the individual instruments can also freely place in the panorama.

Separate folding units for the (body) and the spatial impression (Room) body sound allow the creation of virtually any spatial enhancement, ranging from intimate proximity to the large orchestra hall. Unlike the fixed space of several competitors Chris Hein Winds Compact is so sonically extremely variable and also can be combined with almost any other library.


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Unique features

Perfect dynamic transitions thanks Phase Align

In six months' research, all samples were adjusted in their phase relation to one another. According convinced the sound of instruments with absolutely seamless transitions between the dynamic levels without sound interruption.

Unique Miscibility long and short sounds

Combining long mock and short notes throws in sample Libaries repeatedly on issues related to the authenticity of the sound image. When playing real instruments, the length of the tone both affect its attack behavior and on the toning. Chris Hein Winds Compact addresses this aspect with the "Note Head Designer". Here can be for each category Sustain per controller / controller adapted short sample variations (Shorts) call that not only have the associated, play right Attack behavior but are also perfectly tied according to the note length.

The user-defined selection of the desired Short variants that are present in up to eight dynamic levels and are combined with the respective associated Sustainphasen, allows the most realistic sound experience that can not be achieved with conventional random selection after the round robin principle. Of course, the shorts are also available as individual articulations.

True Legato

The instruments in Chris Hein Winds Compact offer real true legato. The result of the associated complex shots and edits results in unexpectedly realistic sound results in the tone transitions. At the same time possible realistic sounding combinations with additional, artificially inserted Legato variants result.


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Includes free Kontakt Player (version 5.5.0 or higher)

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system requirements

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This product is delivered with the current NI Kontakt Player! 
Possibly can this product also operate with an older version of Kontakt. 
For details, refer to the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB) 
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)


Windows 7 or Windows 8 (current Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended) Mac Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 orR 10:10, Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM ( 4GB recommended)

for all systems

1GB free hard disk space for player installation
Additional disk space according to the library size
Internet connection for product activation (available on any computer)


Audio units
AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)


Kontakt Player Downloads - earlier versions (please check compatibility with your Libraries)

Kontakt Player 5.3.1 5 Win  (WIN 7 or higher) Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or later)

Kontakt Player 5.1.0 5 Win  (WIN XP or later) Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or later)

Kontakt Player 5.0.3 5 Win  (WIN XP or later) Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win  (WIN XP or later) Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac   (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

Product Activation:

to authorize / activate the product you need an Internet connection on any computer (Challenge / Response)