Atelier Series Austin Saxes is a true legato saxophone library performed by session player and educator, Colin Houlihan. 

Recorded at Orb Studios in Austin, TX – the goal with this release was to create a true workhorse full saxophone library that could accomplish a variety of musical tasks with vibe and ease. Just play your parts in and ride the modwheel! 

Vibrato is a crucial characteristic. Just like our Sasaki Trumpet release, we captured the natural, progressive vibrato found in Colin’s performances to keep things as musical and credible as possible. We’ve also provided both Natural (untuned) and Tuned variations of our patches – the former retaining natural pitch biases up the range of the instrument.

We’ve included two playing styles. The Workhorse patches cater to upbeat, energetic contexts. Great for jazz, rock and pop genres. The Emotional patches were recorded soft with a more subtle, emotive vibrato for delicate and expressive passages. 

Colin Houlihan is a jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in Austin, TX. His musical influences include jazz luminaries such as John Coltrane and Miles Davis, as well as avante-garde rock artists such as Radiohead, Tool, King Crimson and many others. 

Colin has enjoyed a decade-long career as a session musician and frequent call in Austin, appearing in recordings and on stage with countless musical groups, theatre productions, jam sessions in the city and can also be found in liner notes along such musical greats as Brian Eno. 


Soprano Workhorse
Alto Workhorse
Tenor Workhorse
Baritone Workhorse
Alto Emotional
Tenor Emotional
Baritone Emotional


Legato saxophones
Two performance styles
Performed with natural, progressive vibrato
“Natural” and “Tuned” patch variations
Recorded dry for mixing flexibility
Adjustable reverb of custom hall impulse


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

Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this “Open Kontakt” format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer’s website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX