Arturia Brass 2

Arturia has released version 2.0 of Brass, a new kind of virtual instrument based on a physical modeling technology.

It emulates a Trumpet, a Trombone and a Saxophone. All the characteristics of the real instruments have been analyzed and modeled through extensive research at world-renowned IRCAM institute. Arturia has partnered with this highly skilled team of researchers to bring this groundbreaking technology to the musician, in the form of a software instrument. BRASS is an extremely expressive, flexible and controllable instrument, and thus a fantastic alternative to loops or music libraries.

Changes in Brass v2.0

  • New physical modelling of the saxophone.
  • Two new Saxophone mouthpieces.
  • Possibility to play four instruments at a time using a new Harmonization module.
  • Advanced spatialization possibilities.
  • Improved MIDI control.
  • Better integration into DAW software.
  • Entirely redesigned interface.

Brass is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone), priced at $229 USD / 229 EUR.

A new bundle of the Arturia Brass 2 software and has been releasedAkai Pro EWI-USB wind-controller is available as well in limited edition for the price of $449 USD / 399 EUR MSRP.

The Akai Professional EWI-USB enables wind players to enjoy the same expressive control as in an acoustic instrument. While EWI-USB is easy and fun to use, it is also powerful, flexible, and most importantly reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio by professional musicians.

Its USB interface means that all you need is nearly any computer (Mac / Win) and the included EWI-USB software, and you’re ready to practice, perform, create, and record with a full collection of wind instrument sounds.

The Brass 2 + EWI-USB Bundle will start shipping on January 25th, 2010.

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