Big Bang Orchestra Neptune
Ensemble of 13 woodwinds, playing in unison and octaves
Perfectly balanced blend of the entire woodwind choir
Multiple microphone positions, additional close mic positions
Variations of short & long notes, espressivo, sfz, sffz, swells, flutter tongues, etc.
Exceptional acoustics of the large Synchron Stage Vienna
13 Woodwinds – One Ensemble
The woodwind sections of the Big Bang Orchestra are available in two modules. BBO: Neptune includes “tutti” recordings of all 13 woodwind instruments that correspond exactly to the ones included in the Big Bang Orchestra modules, where the entire orchestra is playing at once, e.g., Andromeda, Black Eye and Capricorn. Taking a different approach, BBO: Orion offers four separate ensembles of flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons, with three musicians playing together in each ensemble.
In Big Bang Orchestra: Neptune, the “tutti” ensemble of all the woodwinds brings together 13 musicians with their diverse instruments, from the piccolo to the contrabassoon. Recording the rich and colorful sound of these heterogeneous instruments as a group is ideal for showcasing the delicate balance and blend of the entire woodwind choir, particularly when employing Vienna’s finest players. Here’s a list of all instruments that contribute to BBO: Neptune’s tutti sound:
1 English horn
2 Clarinets in Bb
1 Bass clarinet
Via key switching you have the option to remove the piccolo and its clearly audible high tone from the tutti sound, if you wish.
The included articulations with up to three velocity layers correspond to those of the other tutti BBO modules such as Andromeda, with variations of short notes, long notes, repetitions, espressivo, soft swells, sforzando, sforzatissimo, crescendos, flutter tongues, trills and fast repetitions.
The woodwinds of BBO: Neptune are completely new recordings that can be seamlessly combined with the tutti recordings of the other Big Bang Orchestra modules to add even more and varied colors. As always, the Synchron Player offers a wide variety of mixer presets that blend perfectly well with all the other BBO sections and ensembles. In addition, the “Processed” category offers mixer presets such as “Compressed”, “Sparkling”, “Howling Woods”, “Outer Space Woods” and more.
Main (Decca tree stereo)
Main (Decca tree center)
Main surround stereo
High surround stereo