Musical Sampling

Atelier Series - Barker-Clarinet

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Barker-Clarinet library for Kontakt

Barker Clarinet is a true legato clarinet library performed by conductor and educator, Joshua Barker.

Recorded at Orb Studios in Austin, Texas - they aimed to create an agile, emotive clarinet. Musical Sampling recorded all of the performances with natural, progressive vibrato. In their view, this helps warm up the sound and expands the emotional range of the instrument.

Each patch was produced to more uniquely address certain contexts. The Emotional patch includes a more subtle style of vibrato – fragile but confident. The Workhorse patch is an agile, mezzo-forte instrument – great for traditional, upbeat contexts.

The Fat Lead was actually recorded in the same space as Sasaki Trumpet/Austin Saxes – initially intended as an energetic compliment to those two libraries. What they found is that it also serves as an excellent, emotional instrument for strong, dramatic contexts where you really want the clarinet to properly sing.

Lastly, Musical Sampling included a Breaths patch – to help sell the performance with both short inhales and longer, subdued inhales with the clarinetist in the ready position.


  • Legato clarinet
  • Performed with natural, progressive vibrato
  • “Natural” and “Tuned” patch variations
  • Recorded close for mixing flexibility
  • Adjustable reverb of custom hall impulse


  • Emotional
  • Workhorse
  • Fat Lead
  • Breaths – Short & Long


  • Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher
  • Free Kontakt Player NOT supported
  • Recorded in 48khz / 24bit
  • 2.1 GB compressed NCW format
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