I say attempts, because instruments don't necessarily follow the line you want them to, and tend to jump around unexpectedly, but the results can be perfectly usable. It's up to the user to select which instruments will sound, and how the notes played are distributed amongst them. Flexible Session Horns Customize your horn section with up to six instruments split into four voices. As well as sampling a wide range of articulations, e-instruments sampled all possible note transitions from all four instruments. The default timing setting of 30 sounds very natural. The transition samples are at a fixed speed, so wide legato intervals played too quickly can give the impression that the players are unable to keep up! Made up of a trombone, a tenor sax and two trumpets, the ensemble was multi-sampled in the highest possible quality using renowned session musicians. The trombone, tenor sax and two trumpets have been sampled to perfection and deliver a rich, authentic sound, playable by anyone.Next
All instruments can be played solo or as a part of customizable horn sections. The main differences are that it has no Animator, and each instance of the Single patch can contain just one of the 12 possible articulations; there's no velocity switching here, apart from dynamics. Nevertheless, with careful part writing, sequencing and editing of note lengths, the results can be quite effective. To take advantage of this, first prepare an 'empty' version by loading the Performance patch and then removing all the samples using Kontakt's Purge function. It also allows for the installation file to be transferred to a different computer, if your studio machine is not connected to the Internet. The instrument range is expanded to include three saxophones, two trombones, three trumpets, a tuba, and a flugelhorn. Drop 1st + Drop 2nd with the full section is particularly pleasing, with both the trombone and sax sounding an octave below the trumpets.Next
Smart Voice Split automatically allocates each note of a chord to the corresponding brass instruments, just as an arranger would do. Rhythm Mode allows a more free-form approach, ignoring the programmed note pitches from the phrase sequences and playing only their rhythms and articulation changes. . The last Animator parameter is Link Sound Preset. Doits and falls are also possible, but these are accessed by a different method, discussed later. Although recorded very dry, the sound is not entirely anechoic; there's just enough subtle room reflection to give a sense of the recording space.
The sound of a tight, four-piece horn section sampled in pristine quality. Chord + Legato mode fuses the standard polyphonic mode with legato, so once a chord is voiced, an additional legato line can be played on top. Play a chord with one hand and select phrases with the other to create instant horn accompaniments from funk and pop to reggae, neo-soul, and indie all phrases are easy to adapt to the track youre working on, always in sync, and in perfect harmony. The Animator is an endless source of inspiration, and an ideal starting point for your productions. Voice Split creates authentic arrangements automatically.Next
Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 5 Player, version 5. Play three keys, and the trombone is automatically mapped to the lowest note. Chord voicings can also be changed in mid-phrase, so already there are a lot of ways to customise phrases to fit your track. Phrases can be triggered not only from single notes, but from chords too it works rather like the auto-arranger facility found in home keyboards. The Reverb offers a wide choice of 28 convolution impulses, mostly concentrating on the kind of small to medium spaces and short ambiences that suit this type of brass ensemble well.Next
The majority of performance options are found on the Main screen tab, so we'll begin our tour here. They could even have different instrument setups or Voicing assistant settings. The Detune parameter, as expected, introduces increasing amounts of random tuning incompetence with high settings. Product type Pristinely-sampled horn quartet incl. Thomas Koritke and his team have captured the clarity, sparkle, and liveliness of these horns in outstanding sound quality. The other, Vir2's Mojo Horn Section, covers the subject in equally comprehensive detail. This is a missed opportunity, as I discovered after diving 'under the hood' and doing a bit of tweaking.Next
The comprehensive internal mixer allows you to precisely adjust each individual instruments to your liking. In normal use, phrases loop round for as long as keys are held down. The Smart Voice Split feature identifies the correct instrument for each note, providing authentic horn arrangements without needing sophisticated knowledge of arrangement techniques. This mode can be fairly tricky to control, as the scripting often gets confused when distinguishing between what are meant to be internal chord movements and lines intended to be legato, so the timing and precise placement of notes is critical. Play free or jam with over 170 flexible phrases. The first, Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete, includes a very respectable range of brass and woodwind instruments with many articulations, and allows the user to vary the ensemble size from solo instruments all the way up to big-band proportions. When held a fraction longer and released just before the crescendo begins, it provides a natural-sounding timbral decay for non-marcato short notes.Next
If the full four-piece section is not required in your arrangement, the Section Setup menu offers all the practical combinations of two or three instruments, although, oddly, there's no 'solo' option for any instrument. Choose the perfect solo instrument for your requirements and revel in its realism. Specific instruments can be lowered by one octave: Drop 1st lowers the trombone, Drop 2nd lowers the sax, and Drop 3rd lowers trumpet 2, working from bottom to top. Because of this mode's 'stacked unison' nature, economic two- or three-note chord voicings sound the most realistic. However, there are a handful of caveats among the chording rules which take a little getting used to. Press two keys, and the instruments split into lower and higher ranges trumpets at the top and sax and trombone at the bottom. If you are still having trouble finding Native Instruments Session Horns Pro V1.Next