by Ixox
4.0 / 5     (92 votes)
IxoxFlute is a sampled flute.

For each octave recorded: c Eb f# and a A, so that you it will never interpol more than 1 semitone !

Main flute:
  • 3 octaves / 3 velocity layers.
  • Staccato/detache mode: 3 octaves / 2 velocity layers.
  • Percussive mode: 2 octaves / 1 velocity layers.

Second flute:

  • 3 octave / 1 velocity layer.
  • automatic second flute.
Twangerphil Feb 18 2022
Feb 18 2022
Great flute and works ok in Cakewalk apart from Articulations.The control knob doesn't respond to the mouse. Does anyone else have the same problem?
Migue Jun 18 2020
Jun 18 2020
The sound is good but it's very limited, not enough range
Anonymous Oct 31 2022
Oct 31 2022
Just add reverb
EnxoBazzel May 21 2020
(4 / 5)
May 21 2020
Best flute right now.
spoto May 03 2020
May 03 2020
Tres bon plugin
JK Dec 20 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 20 2019
Nice! Works great in Cakewalk.
.artemis Dec 09 2019
Dec 09 2019
I can't get it to work in Cubase. When I load it, I get this message: "This mixer configuration expected "Ixox_flute" to have Output 1: Stereo. -> The instrument currently has Output 1: Mono, Output 2: Mono, -> The instrument will be silent." Any idea how to fix this? Thanks much for any response! -- .artemis
.artemis Jan 01 2020
Jan 01 2020
Interestingly, when I open this VST in REAPER, it works like dove. And I still didn't find way to set it up to work in Cubase ... grrrr ...
erno Apr 05 2020
Apr 05 2020
This is strange, but You MUST activate it thru vst instrument window (F11). click to the first free slot, find and select the ixox flute instrument. Cubase Ask You for creating new track, - and you have funcional Ixox flute ready.
satish dhone Nov 24 2019
Nov 24 2019
The best sound in vst plgin
gerard Jun 04 2019
Jun 04 2019
Great flute, but isn't support by cakewalk anymore...
DJ Elemix Apr 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2019
Best Flute Ever!!!! I wanted this for Tropical House and it's perfect! I recommend it!
Anonymous Mar 06 2019
Mar 06 2019
Mine won't go into fl studio
Hai Hy Jul 23 2020
Jul 23 2020
Yup me too:(((
PC-Edy May 20 2021
May 20 2021
It works perfectly on FL Studio. Did you scan the right folders?.-
GCF Jan 28 2019
(4 / 5)
Jan 28 2019
The most authentic sounding flute plugin I have seen thus far. Amazing job.
SUE L Nov 25 2018
Nov 25 2018
Love it. Sounds so good!
hunter Nov 13 2018
Nov 13 2018
im trying to use this in FL 20, but everytime i load it up it says soundfont oscillator couldnt load it. please help
saeed Aug 25 2018
(4 / 5)
Aug 25 2018
You can even hear the lips sound in the end of the notes, thank you so much!
KK Jun 20 2018
(3 / 5)
Jun 20 2018
Good sound, but the articulation - at least on Mixcraft 8 - keeps changing at random. Probably a program issue with this particular VST, but still noteworthy (pun not intended).
berge May 06 2018
(5 / 5)
May 06 2018
Great flute, thanks!
Ian May 04 2018
(4 / 5)
May 04 2018
I alternate a lot between this flute vst and another one but i love this one because it has kind of a breathy feel to it and the staccato/percussive modes are great.
Flute Dude Mar 14 2017
Mar 14 2017
I really like this flute VST, great sound, breathy tone, and choices for articulation if you need staccatto or percussive. The only issue I have is that sometimes, when there are a few notes close together in the midi roll, it will "hold onto" a bunch of notes instead of releasing each note and playing each note separately. It doesn't happen every time and I assume it may be a CPU / memory thing?? not sure. I am using Win7 64-bit and Reaper 64-bit. Apart from that, love this VST - it made a flute-hater start to appreciate the flute LOL
dj speedo Feb 10 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 10 2017
I like this flute, it sounds realistic.
Flute Dude Dec 28 2016
Dec 28 2016
I am not a fan of the flute - I can tolerate a few people playing the flute, like Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Mel Collins, Ian Anderson - I don't understand why you would use a flute when you could use a saxophone. HOWEVER - this VST made me realise why.. I was inspired to use this on a track and the flute sounds is great, totally realistic, love the breath and the metallic sounds on some longer notes. Great VSt, thank you for sharing :)
Mark Sept 05 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 05 2016
Further to my last comment, I was wrong. Articulation can be changed using automation but on the vst channel track not the midi track itself. Its a bit tricky but this plugin just got awesome.
Flute Dude Mar 14 2017
Mar 14 2017
Thanks for the automated articulation tip. I haven't tried it yet, but want to do so, soon.
Mark Aug 31 2016
Aug 31 2016
I agree with Archie. Using automation to switch modes would be great. Loading it more than once crashes cubase. Shame because it's a great sounding plugin.
Kashish Aug 27 2016
(5 / 5)
Aug 27 2016
Great vst, satisfying quality.
Nick Aug 10 2016
(4 / 5)
Aug 10 2016
Wow! This is awesome! Thanks!
T___T Jun 30 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 30 2016
This is friggin incredible! Best free flute by far.Much love, T___T
aroncook May 22 2016
May 22 2016
It doesnt work for me. I copied the whole folder, the window comes up when i load my host, but it remains silent, no sound at all..... any thoughts?
MAYANK Jun 28 2016
Jun 28 2016
Same here. So fuckin pissed off been trying to get this to work since a month now. Installed and uninstalled all possible versions and files. No sound.
Flute Dude Nov 23 2016
Nov 23 2016
Something I noticed was that, when I unzipped this, the folder containing the files was two or three folders deep - I wonder if THAT is causing the issue for you? Try unzipping and digging down to the level in the zip file where you see the folder named Ixox_flute and just below it you see the file "Ixox_flute.dll" and two text files. Grab that folder and the DLL file and move those to your VSt / plugin folder and try again. I had to choose "find new plugins" in my Reaper, to see and access it.
Helpful guy! Feb 05 2017
Feb 05 2017
If you've installed it correctly, you might be using it wrongly. You need to put the VST/VSTi file in VeSTige (unless it's an effect, in which you use it as a normal effect)
gngg Mar 26 2018
Mar 26 2018
This plugin seems to only work between octaves 4 and up!!!! I thought it wasn't making sound either but my midi keys were just too low to actually use it!!!
Dmitriy Apr 18 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 18 2016
I'm satisfied now.
Nazmul Apr 11 2016
Apr 11 2016
Nice Tone
abhijeet Jul 25 2015
Jul 25 2015
It really works very nice.
killer_bee.vst Mar 26 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 26 2015
This baby was so hot that I had to use it with oven mitts on and a fire extinguisher prepped and ready to deploy in my left hand. Friggin' amazing. Blow on, flute of Ixox, blow on.
phatkatz4 Oct 12 2015
Oct 12 2015
OUCH! I burned my hands and nearly burned down my house this is so hot!!
Ong Cmu Mar 09 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 09 2015
The great sounds!
Sorphorn Nov 17 2014
Nov 17 2014
Sound great. I like this sound.
Cliktiik Sept 08 2014
Sept 08 2014
It doesn't work for me when I put the .dll file in the vst folder... it says it doesn't read the Ixox_flute_2c.sf2 and the Ixox_flute_full_v0.2.sf2 :( help?
Anonymous Sept 08 2014
Sept 08 2014
Copy the "Ixox_flute" folder along with the .dll
kuldelep kumar Jun 03 2014
(3 / 5)
Jun 03 2014
I love this vst.
KARIM Mar 18 2014
Mar 18 2014
I've used it in conjunction with DSK Virtuoso (which doesn't seem to support multiple-instances). Not nearly as good as DSK, but if you use lots of reverb you can get a passable 'flutey' kind of sound.
Liamcat Oct 27 2013
(5 / 5)
Oct 27 2013
USE a stand alone host for tracking winds -this is something you can not track very well in midi. MIDI is code, if you over do the code work in your tracks, the application and your DAW will have dropouts... FREEZES. Something that does happen a lot in midi. So use a stand alone host to record your live playing of winds.... then add the WAV files to your track in your DAW. Flute and such should be live anyhow, not broken into code. NICE APP HERE, I love using it.
Archie Wah Wah Aug 03 2013
(3 / 5)
Aug 03 2013
Actually, by toggling between staccato, percussive and normal notes you can get what sounds just like a real flute with this! The problem is how to do that effectively. Automation seems not to work properly in FL, and if you load more than one up (setting each one to the respective note) it seems to crash your DAW to Hell :/ Great sound, but needs either automation, or some rewriting to handle itself three times. Then I would say it's one of the best flute VSTs out there. 3 for the problems it's caused me, and an excellent reggae tune file I can no longer open.
Liamcat Oct 27 2013
Oct 27 2013
This is why I save my midi files, wav files and so on... I also take the time to ARCHIVE and copy my midi files -duplicating them, so I have one good file and if the others get hammered... no big deal.
Melnar Tilromen Oct 07 2012
(5 / 5)
Oct 07 2012
Very good for a free plug-in! Good, I even didn't exepect!
Fin_MW May 15 2011
(3 / 5)
May 15 2011
Really cool plugin!!! Very lite. no need to install..! Beautiful sound. Thank u so much Bro
Gareth May 13 2011
(4 / 5)
May 13 2011
A really good flute sound.
r3 Sept 13 2010
Sept 13 2010
I use this one a lot... Very happy with how this sounds to real instrument ..
BoredMuso Jun 25 2010
(4 / 5)
Jun 25 2010
Additional comment: Trying to get a flute-solo out of this thing is an uphill struggle, but it's the only one I've downloaded that sounds anything like a flute, so I persevere with it. Needs some clever use of reverb and notation to get it sounding at its best. Can't believe it's so old - it could've been seriously tweaked and revamped by now, but I'm still giving 4/5 for being such a useful, free download.
Boredmuso Feb 26 2010
(3 / 5)
Feb 26 2010
I've used it in conjunction with DSK Virtuoso (which doesn't seem to support multiple-instances). Not nearly as good as DSK, but if you use lots of reverb you can get a passable 'flutey' kind of sound.
Andy Jun 27 2009
(4 / 5)
Jun 27 2009
Great breathy flute sound.