Impact Soundworks has released Straight Ahead! Jazz Horns, a newly revised Kontakt Player virtual instrument library featuring over 75,000 samples created in collaboration with jazz sampled instrument specialist Straight Ahead Samples, served up as 13 solo brass and sax instruments ideal for jazz, funk, pop, R&B, and much more.

Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns

Welcome to version 2 of Straight Ahead Jazz Horns! This library is designed to give you all the tools to create realistic solo and ensemble brass band mockups, with thirteen (!!) deeply-sampled instruments and over 75,000 samples total. Everything from the recordings to the performance scripting and multis has been created with authenticity and respect for jazz genres, but the library is equally suitable for big band/swing, pop, R&B, funk, and much more.

SA Jazz Horns was originally released by Straight Ahead Samples, who we have collaborated with to present this newly revised virtual instrument. Though the sample pool is largely the same as version 1 (with some additional tweaks and clean-up), the script and interface has been totally redone, including the realization of Smart Voicing – described in more detail below.

The result of our nearly year-long collaboration is an even more playable, realistic, and customizable virtual instrument that offers both excellent solo instruments and some of the most powerful ensemble writing tools ever developed, powered by our new Smart Voicing technology. We’re sure this library will find a place in your template and we can’t wait to hear what you do with it!

Straight Ahead! Jazz Horns features

  • Over 75,000+ 16 or 24-bit samples.
  • 4 solo trumpets, 3 solo trombones, 1 bass trombone, 2 alto and 2 tenor saxes, 1 baritone sax.
  • Sustain, staccato, staccatissimo, quarters, falls, long falls, turns, legato, glissando, doits, shakes and many many more.
  • 2 unique mic positions.
  • Super playable instruments out of the box.
  • Ready-made multi ensembles.
  • Total Articulation Control Technology.
  • Smart Voicing: Easily create realistic harmonies and arrangements in real-time.
  • Send harmonized MIDI to other instruments.
  • Extensive articulation tweaks and options.
  • One-click FX (analog EQ, compressor, delay, reverb).
  • Compatible with FREE Kontakt Player.

Straight Ahead! Jazz Horns is available for purchase for $249 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Straight Ahead! Jazz Horns