Loopmasters has launched Horns of Dub, a sample library by Double Tiger featuring a collection of classic Roots horns performed and recorded live through an all analogue signal path for maximum authenticity and then drenched in lovely Dub FX.
Horns of Dub is a high-grade blend of Trombone, Trumpet & Tenor Saxophone that together form the classic 1970s Reggae horn section featuring top New York session guys paying tribute to the harmonic, melodic and rhythmic styling’s of legendary Reggae horn players such as Dean Fraser, Felix (Deadly Headly) Bennett, Rico Rodriquez, Cedric Brooks and Dirty Harry.
All horn lines have been performed live and produced by Double Tiger to emulate the rawness, brute force and real authentic “dread” quality that we have heard on so many amazing recordings from Jamaica in the 70’s. There are 22 different themes with multiple melodies, harmonies, chord stab variations to choose from and also included both dry unaffected version and dubbed (effected) versions are available.
The sample library costs £19.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Horns of Dub
Spitfire Audio has released Trumpet Corps Vol. 1, a new British Modular Library series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Following in the trailblazing footsteps of BML BONES – VOL #1, with essential articulations for trombone, BML TRUMPET CORPS – VOL #1 represents the eleventh instalment in Spitfire Audio’s ongoing BML series of virtual instruments for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (Windows 7), and, as implied by name, turns the critically-acclaimed compositional tools creator’s attention to essential articulations for trumpet.
As the latest jewel in the BML crown, this first volume features three of the finest players in London performing with magical musical zest and astounding character using the finest instruments — one recorded solo and two in unison (a2), seated exactly in situ so combining the resultant a2 patches with the solo ones makes for a slightly larger section while maintaining spacial integrity — using the exceptional acoustics at Lyndhurst Hall — highly regarded as one of the greatest scoring stages in the world — within London’s legendary Air Studios by award-winning producer/engineer extraordinaire Jake Jackson.
The library is available for purchase for £249 GBP (excl. VAT).
More information: Spitfire Audio / Trumpet Corps Vol. 1
Bartlomiej Niemtur has announced EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), a trumpet practice app for your phone.
Struck by inspiration but got nothing to play on? Ever wanted to practice fingerings, but couldn’t?
Imagine what would it be to carry an instrument with you, ready to play anytime, anywhere. A tool that is practical, comfortable and fun.
Enter EVI app, an Electronic Valve Instrument, modeled after a real-world trumpet and adapted to your phone.
- Focuses on simplicity and usability.
- Big buttons, play even without looking at the screen.
- Valves placement and behaviour just like in the real trumpet.
- Practical, play any trumpet note, anytime, anywhere.
- Modern design, friendly interface, intuitive animations.
- Uses a simple, universal synth sound..
- No blowing into the microphone; use buttons instead. Three additional buttons correspond to blowing and embouchure changes, they’re easy to reach and provide a more comfortable experience.
The EVI app is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $1.99 USD.
More information: EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument)
Native Instruments has released Session Horns Pro, a major upgrade to the popular Session Horns, offering 10 times the power, flexibility and detail of the original.
SESSION HORNS PRO now provides users with an extended and comprehensive sample library of horn sounds, customizable horn sections of up to 6 instruments, and intelligent play modes for increased playability.
SESSION HORNS PRO’s highly detailed 30GB sample library comes with additional velocity layers, round robins and articulations. The instrument range is expanded to include three saxophones, two trombones, three trumpets, a tuba, and a flugelhorn. All instruments can be played solo or as a part of customizable horn sections. 38 horn section presets provide common section types from popular music, making the process of finding the right sound easy for users of every level.
SESSION HORNS PRO’s Animator feature is also boosted to include over 200 ready-to-play riffs – up to six phrases can be combined at once. The Smart Voice Split feature identifies the correct instrument for each note, providing authentic horn arrangements without needing sophisticated knowledge of arrangement techniques. 34 articulations,and added true vibrato samples deliver an exceptional level of authenticity throughout. The revamped mixer section also adds a new level in control over the final sound, both over individual instruments and via master effects such as compression, EQ, tape saturation, and a low-pass filter.
SESSION HORNS PRO was created in partnership with e-instruments – the specialists for intensely detailed sampled instruments. Thomas Koritke and his team have captured the clarity, sparkle, and liveliness of these horns in outstanding sound quality.
Session Horns Pro is available for purchase for $299 USD / 299 EUR / £249 GBP. Session Horns users can upgrade for $199 USD / 199 EUR / £169 GBP.
More information: Native Instruments / Session Horns Pro
8Dio Productions has launched CAGE Brass, the second release in the CAGE series of orchestral effects libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
CAGE Brass contains 22GB of deep-sampled orchestral effects. The library is divided into three core sections: French Horns, Trombones and Trumpets.
In addition CAGE Brass contains over 80.000 lines of code and our completely new CAGE Chaos Engine, which not only allows you to control over 1.500 sample parameters, but also allows you to randomize our new rack-FX system. In essence the CAGE Chaos Engine allows you to completely change everything – and we mean EVERYTHING – with a single click.
We highly encourage you to check out our CAGE videos, so you can get an insight how deep the rabbit hole goes on this product line. It is our greatest achievement till date in regards to user interface features and a taking the concept of Aleatoric music to a code level and giving you the ability to mangle EVERYTHING in real-time.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $339 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $399 USD).
More information: 8Dio / CAGE Brass
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