Special effects and techniques

Berlin Woodwinds SFX is a collection of four solo instruments and two woodwind ensembles performing clusters, aleatoric effects, and other advanced articulations. They’re recorded across the full tonal range of the instruments, making the effects on offer completely playable, and vastly more flexible than working with one-shot effects.

Access a wide range of specialist sounds including melodic techniques, textures, aleatoric sounds, bends, and percussive effects. These unusual sounds are a vital and inspiring complement to the regular Berlin Woodwinds, recorded under the same meticulous conditions with the exact same setup. Blending perfectly, these effects add spice and color to edge your compositions into experimental territory.


Four solo instruments and two ensembles
Playable effects, recorded across the full tonal range
Flutter-tongue special true legato
Clarinet glissando special true legato
Whirling staccati + sustains, overblown staccato, rips, runs, clusters, and more
Unique ‘Carver’s low bassoon ensemble’—3 contrabassoons + 3 bassoons in octaves
Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage

Build your own effects ensemble

At your service: Four solo instruments and two ensembles, playing a wide range of special effects that are more or less consistent across the collection—obviously, not all instruments can perform all articulations.

The solo flute, piccolo, clarinet, and bassoon perform effects typical for each instrument—as many as we could come up with, from rips and runs to multiphonics and jet whistles.

The flute ensemble is three flutes, which change to three piccolos as you move up the tonal range. During the recordings, the players were able to interact with one another, resulting in a particularly lively and dynamic performance.

Carver’s Low Bassoon Ensemble is three bassoons and three contrabassoons playing in a fairly aggressive style. This ensemble is designed to provide a low-register edge that can cut through even the busiest of arrangements. Dangerously addictive!

Part of the Berlin Woodwinds series

Like all products in the Berlin Series, this collection was recorded at Berlin’s Teldex Scoring Stage with all players seated in their traditional orchestral positions. Multiple mic placements (Decca Tree, AB omni, a choice of spots, and surround) ensure a balanced, spatially coherent sound that gels beautifully with other Orchestral Tools collections.

Mic merging
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Greater usability
SINE is designed to complement the compositional workflow. Create on the fly with auto keyswitch options, and easy remapping tools.

Download à la carte
Choose only the instruments and mic positions that you currently need—no need to download the entire collection at once.


Berlin Woodwinds

Woodwinds SFX

Berlin woodwinds


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

249,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Mushroomination by Susanne Hardt
    Woodwinds SFX
  • Cephalea by Sascha Knorr
    Woodwinds SFX
  • Anybody Here by Doro Bohr
    Woodwinds SFX
  • Liquid Lines by Hendrik Schwarzer
    Woodwinds SFX
  • Mozarella Chase by Sascha Knorr
    Woodwinds SFX
  • Wind Orchestra (feat. all Berlin Woodwinds) by Sascha Knorr
    Woodwinds SFX


  • SINE version: Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • 24 GB of samples (11 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24Bit / 48KHz Patches
  • SINE system requirements:
  • Mac: macOS 10.13 or higher | Intel Core i5 or similar | Apple M1 chipset supported | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Windows: Windows 10 | Intel Core i5 or similar | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Formats supported: Standalone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Kontakt version: Works with Kontakt 5.5.1 full or higher
  • Please note: Kontakt versions bought after Feb 22, 2023 can be upgraded to SINE for a €25 support fee


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.