Orchestral Tools has released Junkie XL Brass, a new brass library in collaboration with multi-platinum and award winning producer, multi-instrumentalist and film composer Tom Holkenborg.

Having scored a number of high-profile cinematic releases including Terminator: Dark Fate, Alita: Battle Angel and Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom was able to draw on the vast insight and expertise he has gained throughout his career for this next generation brass collection.

Aimed at the professional and non-professional music creator, Junkie XL Brass offers a full orchestral brass set-up in a single package, recorded with a highly consistent set of articulations for all instruments and sections. Classic brass instruments – including trumpets, french horns, trombones, cimbassi and a tuba – were sampled in several different section sizes to provide maximum depth and versatility, with a dynamic range from whisper-quiet pianissimo to thunderously loud fortissimo. With no fewer than five recorded dynamic layers for each instrument and section, the dynamic crossfading is exceptionally smooth and industry leading.

Combined with a full brass patch for sketching ideas, Junkie XL Brass offers a total of 16 microphone positions ranging from unprocessed to production-ready mixes done by renowned movie scoring mixer Alan Meyerson. If your disk space is limited, customize your download by selecting only the mic positions you need – alternatively, you can download them all and see which ones work best with your ideas. The highly innovative mic merging feature allows you to save on resources: simply create your custom mic mix and save it as a single position.

Junkie XL Brass features

  • Concept created by Tom Holkenborg, Junkie XL.
  • Highly consistent set of articulations for all instruments.
  • Many different section sizes.
  • Five recorded dynamic layers for each instrument.
  • Dynamic crossfading is exceptionally smooth and industry leading.
  • 16 microphone positions.
  • Production-ready mixes done by Alan Meyerson.
  • Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin.
  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player (VST/AU).
  • 690GB of samples (300GB SINEarc compressed), 24Bit/48KHz patches.

Junkie XL Brass is on sale for the intro price of 599 EUR until January 20th, 2020 (regular 749 EUR). Prices ex. VAT.

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