RECORDINGS

RECORDED SECTIONS (BRASS ENSEMBLE)

Trumpets (E3 - C6)
8 Bb trumpets
(with straight mute, harmon mute and cup mute recordings)
Horns (D2 - D5)
8 F/Bb double horns
(with stop mute recordings)
Trombones (E1 - D5)
8 players
Alto, Tenor, 3 F attachment Tenors, Contrabass, 2 Bass
Tubas (C1 - C5) 8 players
4 Euphonium, Contrabass, 3 Bass

RECORDED SECTIONS (BRASS SOLO)

Solo Bb Trumpet (E3 - C6)


Solo Horn 1 (A#2 - D5)

Solo Horn 1 (D2- E5)
Solo Trombone (D1 - D5)


Solo Tuba (C1 - C4)

MICROPHONE SETUP

Close
4 Neumann TLM 103s (cardioid, main array)
2 Neumann TLM 67 (omni, wide)
Mid
2 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid, main array)
2 Neumann TLM 107 (omni, wide)
Far
2 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid, far)
2 Neumann TLM 102 (cardioid, back of house)

LOCATION

Recorded in the sanctuary hall at Saint Paul's Church, San Francisco

EQUIPMENT

2 Sound Devices 788 SSD 8-channel solid state recorders (linked)

CONTENT

BRASS ENSEMBLE

Size
46 GB of sample content (27 GB after lossless ncw compression)
Samples
25,752
Total articulations
183
Number of NKIs
25
Including full ‘Brass Ensemble’ NKI
Microphone mixes
4 - Close, Medium, Far and Stereo Master Mix with independent mixing, routing, panning and loading.

BRASS SOLO

Size
31 GB of sample content (17 GB after lossless ncw compression)
Samples
19,420
Total articulations
120
Number of NKIs
30 including group ‘Brass Quartet’ NKI

ARTICULATIONS OVERVIEW

For BRASS ENSEMBLE and BRASS SOLO

Each articulation group can be loaded as a dedicated NKI for each section

Sustains
Real-time dynamic layer control for expressive performances, simulated legato, repeater generation for auto-runs and simulated double and triple-tongueing.

Legato
True legato sustains for each section.

Staccatos
Single, double, and triple-tongue staccatos with round robins and automatic repetition features. Up to 8 round-robin variations and pp/ff dynamic layering.

Expressions
Tempo-synching and/or time stretching (for most expressions).

Effects
Aleatoric, stingers, clusters, sweeps, falls, stabs, falls, valves, breaths, and more.

SEE ALL BRASS ENSEMBLE ARTICULATIONS SEE ALL BRASS SOLO ARTICULATIONS

INSTRUMENT DESIGN

PERFORMANCE CONTROLS

Dynamics
Easy, real-time adjustment of loudness and intensity (MIDI CC1).

Attack
Increases the fade-in time per note to simulate realistic variations throughout a passage.

Release
Applies an additional envelope to the fade-out phase of the notes.

Tightness
Determines the starting point for the playback of a sample.

Motion
Adds movement to the sound by modulating note pitch and intensity.

ADDITIONAL CONTROLS

Repetition
Selects the number, rhythm, and accent of automatic attack note repeats.

Legato
Adjusts speed of transition. Select between Solo or Duet and Flip or Slur modes.

Progress indicator
Visualizes how the intensity, volume or pitch evolves over time (Expression articulations only).

Round robin
Indicator visualizes the selection of the alternative samples.

Playback
Adjusts speed of rhythmic articulations.

ARTICULATION SET UP

  • Assign up to eight articulations to Key switches or a MIDI CC (both with MIDI learn)
  • Key switches can be subdivided by velocity, MIDI CC by value range
  • Independent volume controls for each articulation
  • Visual representation of all articulations

MIXER AND EFFECTS

Microphone mixes
Independent controls for Stereo, Close, Mid and Far mixes with Volume, Pan, and Routing options

Effects
  • Convolution reverb with 100 custom impulse responses
  • 3 band EQ, Filter, and Compression
  • All mixer settings can be saved for recall in other NKIs

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