VENTO: Modern Woodwinds Review – a Hybrid Textures Woodwinds Sound Design Engine

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Review of VENTO: Modern Woodwinds Review by Heavyocity

Like it’s influencing predecessors NOVO (Strings) and FORZO (brass), VENTO is Heavyocity’s next product in a full orchestra collection that is very different from the classical libraries available today. The extremely successful Novo was extended by Novo Pack 03 Synthetic Strings, NOVO PACK 02 – Rhythmic Textures and Intimate Textures Novo Pack 1. While Novo was their first orchestral like library which got the highest ratings you can see how Heavyocity improves with each of these hybrid orchestral library releases. I really hope that we will see expansion for VENTO. Next a similar enigmatical Modern Percussion library pls!

VENTO includes novel ensembles, instruments, and articulations. VENTO enables you to add moving and complex textures to your next modern scores or trailer. Starting with NOVO, continued with FORZO Heavyocity exclusive in-house shaping methods is unmatched in the industry. Heavyocity did send a review copy with no strings attached.


The all-new and unique VENTO  includes over 160 essential articulations (with some standard and of extended articulations). As with NOVO and FORZO, you want to purchase this library for its hybrid sounds and tempo-synced loops. The woodwinds ensembles allow you to play an enormous low-end Contrabass Ensemble (contrabass clarinet and contrabassoon).

Woods Higher Ranges

In the higher ranges, you can play piccolo, flute, clarinet, oboe in an Ensemble. The VENTO engine is prepared to support you in sound design. The sound design varies based on the selection articulations, phrases, and layering and shaping options.

VENTO Engine

The applied engine is a far-reaching core element of VENTO and offers you adapting to your skills a comprehensive spectrum of sounds you can create. Even when you stay with the basic features you can produce deep and fully useable sounds, loops and textures. When you dive into the engine you can produce your own signature texture sounds. All sits very well in a mix of different tracks.

MODERN WOODWINDS – 3 Different Instrument Types.

Woodwind Designer

Woodwind Designer – this instrument is for deep sound design. It includes Heavyocitie’s Cycle an excellent rhythmic tool with a tremendous variety of potentialities.


Traditional – these instruments are for the realistic performance of orchestral woodwind sections. The woodwinds instruments are sampled as a section of a full woodwind ensemble.
IF you do now have other wood libraries use these to create realistic performances.

5 Traditional Sections: Flutes (4), Clarinets (4), High Ensemble (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe), Low Ensemble (2 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoon), Contrabass Ensemble (2 Contrabass Clarinet, 2 Contrabassoon)

Woodwind Loop Designer

Woodwind Loop Designer – a variation on the Woodwind Designer, designed to playback and layer loop content.

VENTO Technical Information

  • Over 27 GB uncompressed sample content (17 GB on Disk with lossless compression)
  • Over 11,000 Samples
  • 285 Snapshots
  • 163 Articulations
  • 7 NKIs
  • Requires Native Instruments KONTAKT or KONTAKT PLAYER (version 6.1.1 or later).

You may know the saying that you should not use woods in the cinematic score. With the vibe and sound of VENTO, the cinematic woodwinds shine in your score. When you like me wonder about the full spectrum usefulness of woods you will be surprised to discover how immeasurable the woodwinds designer sounds are.

Rating:  Five Out of Five Stars

With VENTO: Modern Woodwinds Heavyocity is making cinematic woodwinds modern and exciting. Any composer who needs to add textures and sound design elements to a track should add this library to the palets of sounds. The quality is outstanding and gives you an exceptional expensive woodwind effects library. Vento gets my personal highly recommended sticker as a great woodwinds sound toolkit.

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