Best Service has announced Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica, a virtual chromatic harmonica instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Play harmonica like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemann – but on your MIDI-keyboard.
With almost 7.000 samples, 14 articulations, up to 8 dynamic-layers and a full range of 4 octaves, CH-Harmonica is definitely the most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet.
The user interface holds tons of features on several pages to shape the sound the way you want it. However, if you don‘t feel like editing, just play and explore the 26 pre-programmed Key-Switch presets ranging from A-1 to A#1 on the lower keys of your MIDI-keyboard.
To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the user interface offers four “Dynamic Modes”, „Key-Vibrato“, „Hot-Keys“ and a revolutionary new concept of articulation presets .
One of the most unique features in CH-Harmonica are the Phase-Aligned samples. After six months of research, Chris Hein found a solution to phase-synchronize the samples. This enables an absolutely perfect blending between six dynamic layers.
During the development of CH-Harmonica most attention was spent on how to work with dynamic expression.
The library is available to purchase for 129 EUR / $149 USD.
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Best Service has introduced 4 limited time bundle offers.
For a limited period, Best Service offers 4 different bundles, each containing 5 of their most popular virtual instrument libraries at extremely favorable prices.
Best Service Bundles
- Cinematic Pack (499 EUR)
- Era Medieval Legends
- Epic World
- Convolution Space
- Cinematic Instruments (1)
- Ethno Pack (399 EUR)
- Instruments from Ethno World 5
- Voices and Choirs from Ethnow World 5
- Desert Winds
- Gu Zheng
- Session Pack 499 EUR
- Chris Hein Horns Compact
- Chris Hein Guitars
- Chris Hein Basses
- 2 Galaxy II Pianos, Vienna Grand and Blüthner
- Drums Overkill
- Synth Pack 399 EUR
- Galaxy X
- Gladiator II extended
- Synth Werk
- Titan 200 Synthesizers in one
- K-Size Engine Edition
The packs are available to download or as boxed products from Best Service and its dealers.
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Best Service has announced Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete, a bass and woodwind sound library based on the Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1-4 libraries.
The library is now based on Kontakt Player 5 and offers a completely reworked user interface as well as phase synchronized samples for perfect blending between velocities.
CHH Pro Complete is the most complete virtual-instrument library of Brass & Woodwind instruments for Jazz, Pop, Big-Band, Funk production but also to spice up your cinematic and orchestral tracks. With CHH Complete you get 54 Solo- and 32 Section-Instruments, partitioned in four volumes which contain different groups of instruments perfectly matching each other.
All versions are available as downloads or on a 64GB USB Stick, allowing instant installation.
Articulation settings of Chris Hein Horns Pro for Kontakt.
New in Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete
- New C-Flute Instrument.
- All new Graphical User Interface.
- Phase synchronized samples for perfect blending between velocities.
- Extremely customizable Articulation Presets including copy paste feature.
- New Key-Switch preset management.
- New flexibel Hot-Key management.
- Articulations can be unloaded to save memory.
- Speed Change for all articulations.
- Five different Velocity X-Fade Modes.
- Velocity Fade Filter.
- Transient Designer.
- New Effects: Attack Shapes, Air, Noise, Release Effects.
- 16 new Convolution Impulses for Reverb.
- Improved Key-Vibrato.
- Two independent, intelligent LFO-Vibrato types.
- Auto vibrato.
- Assignable Pitch-Bend.
- iPad & iPhone real time remote controller.
Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete is available for MSRP 649 EUR / $699 USD / £519 GBP. The upgrade from any CHH single volume is 349 EUR / $389 USD / £279 GBP, and a crossgrade from CHH Compact is 499 EUR / $539 USD / £399 GBP.
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Best Service has released Chris Hein Horns Compact, a collection of the solo instrument from Chris Hein Horns.
CHH-Compact is a powerful Brass & Woodwind instrument including all the 53 solo-instruments from the highly acclaimed Chris Hein Horns Complete plus six synth-brass instruments.
Each of the solo-instruments has six velocities for the sustained notes and five different articulations available via Hot-Keys. No key-switching is required to access different articulations and playing-techniques. The main window shows an eight channel mixer which makes it easy to combine the solo-instruments to powerful sections. Create your own combinations of instruments, play them all together or build your own live-setup with separate sections in different keyboard zones. All in one single instrument.
The professional entry level! Save your money and go with Chris Hein Horns Compact!
Chris Hein Horns Compact is available to purchase for MSRP $219 USD. With the release of CHH Compact, the price of CHH Complete was lowered to $799 USD. An upgrade from CHH Compact to CHH Complete is available for $589 USD.
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Best Service has announced the release of Chris Hein Horns Vol 4 More Sax & Brass, a Kontakt Player powered sample library.
With the release of CHH Vol.4, the Chris Hein Horns series is complete!
Vol. 1 – Vol.4 contain different groups of instruments perfectly matching each other. All instruments follow the same concept, so, if you know one, you know them all. Each volume contains solo-instruments as well as section combinations.
Chris Hein Horns Vol 4 More Sax & Brass features
- Instruments: 2x Sax Sopran, Sax-Bass, Sax-ContraBass, Eb-Clarinet, Bb-Clarinet, Bass-Clarinet, C-Bass-Clarinette, 4x Fluegelhorn, 2x Tuba, Alphorn, Cimbasso, 9x Section-Combinations
- aprox. 2.000 Samples per instrument
- 18 different playing techniques
- All playing techniques in one programm
- Up to 8 Velocities per note
- 72 control-features in 11 edit-pages
- 6 DSP Efx
- 21 high class convolution reverbs
- Key-Switch Presets, Hot-Keys, Key-Vibrato, Legato- and Glide-Mode, Growl-Control, and more
Chris Hein Horns Vol 4 More Sax & Brass is available to purchase for 399 EUR (incl. VAT). A crossgrade from previous Chris Hein Horns volumes is 249 EUR (incl. VAT).
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