Spitfire Symphonic Brass–Recensione

 

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-symphonic-brass/

After a decade of exhaustive sampling, and four years spent capturing our finest brass players, Spitfire are proud to present Symphonic Brass. It is a definitive collection of orchestral brass recorded at Air Studios, London. With a broad selection of different section sizes from solo to large groups of Trumpets, Horns & Trombones to featured instruments; with usual suspects such as Bass Trombones & Tubas, to zeitgeist weaponry such as Cimbassi, Contrabass Trombones and a new Contrabass Tuba.
Originally released in modules as part of the BML (British Modular Library) project, Spitfire Symphonic Brass is a rationalisation of these numerous, deep sampled components, along with many improvements, including a host of new articulations and new instruments. We’ve created a more affordable entry into what we believe to be the finest orchestral brass library available today.
To justify these claims we cite this small list of contributing factors:
• British brass players are arguably the best in the world.
• Spitfire has cherry picked the best of the best.
• Recorded to tape at Air Studios via an unparalleled signal path.
• Deepest articulation, dynamic layer, round robin set of brass samples we’ve yet to see
• Produced by an award winning team of composers, producers & engineers.
• Presented in an intuitive interface based on a decade of award-winning sampling experience and a quarter century as working composers.
With playing styles from heart rending choral work to blistering lip bleed material. Whether you’re an aspiring John Williams or a zealous Hans Zimmer-ite we have no doubt that their favourite players will find favour with you!

Background

From its collieries, through its jazz clubs, amongst the hundreds of pit bands, sitting proudly abreast at the Proms in the Albert Hall, through symphonic concerts to countless chamber spaces; The British Brass tradition runs through our country and culture like spinal fluid. Spitfire set about creating a definitive showcase of British Brass talent, a doomsday time capsule of this fine tradition.
Whilst there are many great orchestras around the world, there’s just something about British brass that keeps composers coming back, sometimes under the cover of darkness to record illicit “overdubbing” sessions in London. It is the rare combination of the colliery, jazz, West End and classical traditions that produce this swaggering melting pot of rarefied individuals.
Having already recorded a full brass choir for the infamous Spitfire ‘bespoke’ range. Paul, Christian, Stanley and the Spitfire team set about a longer term project to capture this spirit, the spine of our musical culture, for the world to share and celebrate.

Features

• A broad band covering solo, chamber, symphonic and cinematic instrument groups
• Traditional to modern ‘zeitgeist’ selection of instruments from Trumpets, Horns & Bones to Cimbassi & Contrabass Instruments
• Super deep sampled, many dynamic layers and round robins
• Most comprehensive selection of articulations, and additional techniques available today
• Entry level core pack has full functionality of BML offering
• Core pack shipped with 3 distinct mic positions C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient)
• New add on pack coming soon with additional mics and mixes
NEW IN SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS
• In addition to all articulations in BML, new ‘Volume 2’ articulations across the band.
• In addition to all instruments in BML, new members including Contrabass Tuba and solo trombones.
• New, more intuitive interface design
• New rationalised file architecture will allow for improvements and enhancements in the future
• Many tweaks, and performance / musical improvements

GUIs

The Overview Panel

Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.

General Controls Panel

A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.

The Ostinatum

Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpeggiator, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi-tonguing effects!

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations
a – Horn Solo:
  • a – Horn Solo – Fall
  • a – Horn Solo – Long Flutter
  • a – Horn Solo – Long
  • a – Horn Solo – Rip
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Marcato
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Staccatissimo
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Staccato
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Tenuto
  • a – Horn Solo – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • a – Horn Solo – Trill (Minor 2nd)
b – Horns a2:
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Crotchet
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Long
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Quaver
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Staccatissimo
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Staccato
  • b – Horns a2 – Fall
  • b – Horns a2 – Long Cuivre
  • b – Horns a2 – Long Flutter
  • b – Horns a2 – Long Stopped
  • b – Horns a2 – Long
  • b – Horns a2 – Multitongue
  • b – Horns a2 – Rip
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Marcato
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Staccatissimo
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Staccato
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Tenuto
  • b – Horns a2 – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • b – Horns a2 – Trill (Minor 2nd)
c – Horns a6:
  • c – Horns a6 – Fall
  • c – Horns a6 – Fanfare
  • c – Horns a6 – Long Cuivre
  • c – Horns a6 – Long
  • c – Horns a6 – Multitongue
  • c – Horns a6 – Rip
  • c – Horns a6 – Short Marcato
  • c – Horns a6 – Short Staccato
  • c – Horns a6 – Short Tenuto
d – Tenor Trombone Solo:
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Falls
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Cuivre
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Flutter Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Flutter
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Multitongue
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Rips
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Marcato Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Marcato
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Staccato Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Staccato
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto
e – Tenor Trombones a2:
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Falls
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – FX Gliss
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Long Cuivre
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Long
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Multitongue
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Rips
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Short Marcato
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Short Staccato
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Short Tenuto
f – Bass Trombone Solo:
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Falls
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Long Cuivre
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Long Flutter
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Long
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Multitongue
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Rips
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Short Marcato
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Short Staccato
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto
g – Bass Trombones a2:
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Falls
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – FX Gliss
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Long Cuivre
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Long
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Multitongue
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Rips
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Short Marcato
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Short Staccato
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Short Tenuto
h – Contrabass Trombone Solo:
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Falls
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Long Cuivre
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Long Stopped
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Long
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Rips
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short CS
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short Marcato
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short Staccato
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto
i – Trombones a6:
  • i – Trombones a6 – Falls
  • i – Trombones a6 – Fanfare
  • i – Trombones a6 – Long Cuivre
  • i – Trombones a6 – Long
  • i – Trombones a6 – Multitongue
  • i – Trombones a6 – Rips
  • i – Trombones a6 – Short Marcato
  • i – Trombones a6 – Short Staccato
  • i – Trombones a6 – Short Tenuto
j – Trumpet Solo:
  • j – Trumpet Solo – FX Gliss
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long Flutter
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long Mariachi
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Multitongue
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Marcato Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Marcato
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Staccato Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Staccato
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Tenuto Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Tenuto
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Trill (Minor 2nd)
k – Trumpets a2:
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Falls
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Long Mariachi
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Long Muted
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Long
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Multitongue
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Rips
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Short Marcato
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Short Staccato
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Short Tenuto
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Trill (Minor 2nd)
l – Trumpets a6:
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Fall
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Fanfare
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Long Cuivre
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Long
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Multitongue
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Rip
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Short Marcato
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Short Staccato
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Short Tenuto
m – Tuba Solo:
  • m – Tuba Solo – Falls
  • m – Tuba Solo – Long Stopped
  • m – Tuba Solo – Long
  • m – Tuba Solo – Rips
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Marcato
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Staccato
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Stopped
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Tenuto
n – Contrabass Tuba Solo:
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Falls
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Long
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Rips
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Short Marcato
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Short Staccato
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Short Tenuto
o – Cimbasso Solo:
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Falls
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Long Cuivre
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Long
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Rips
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Short Marcato
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Short Staccato
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Short Tenuto
p – Cimbassi a2:
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Falls
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Long Alt
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Long Cuivre
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Long
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Rips
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Short Marcato
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Short Staccato
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Short Tenuto
Legato techniques:
  • a – Horn Solo – Legato
  • b – Horns a2 – Legato
  • c – Horns a6 – Performance Legato
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Legato (coming soon in FREE update)
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Legato
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Legato (coming soon in FREE update)
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Legato
  • i – Trombones a6 – Performance Legato
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Legato
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Legato
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Performance Legato
  • m – Tuba Solo – Legato
Mics & Mixes
Mics:
  • C – Close
  • T – Tree
  • A – Ambient
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KONTROL MK2 e MASCHINE MK3 Native Instruments

MIDI MUSIC HEADER

NOVITA' NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

Scopri le nuove KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2, clicca qui.

SMART KEYBOARD CONTROLLER

  • Get hands-on with all your virtual instruments
  • Pro-grade 49 or 61–key Fatar keybed
  • Two high-res color screens and Light Guide for at-a-glance visual feedback
  • Deep integration with MASCHINE, plus intuitive DAW control

MADE TO BE PLAYED

With the latest generation of KOMPLETE KONTROL, music-making becomes a more intuitive, hands-on experience. Perform expressively, browse and preview sounds, tweak parameters, sketch your ideas, then navigate and mix your project – all from one fully integrated centerpiece for studio and stage.

More visual

Two high-res color screens make it easy to browse and preview sounds, tweak controls, and mix and edit your projects – right from the hardware.

More intuitive

Get hands-on with your production process, thanks to an improved layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.

More expressive

KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 and S61 now sport ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus a touch strip for expanded creative possibilities.

More integration

Mix, edit, and more in MASCHINE, Logic, Ableton Live, and GarageBand. Advanced functionality for Cubase and Nuendo coming late 2017.

IMMERSIVE VISUAL FEEDBACK

See everything you need, when you need it, where you need it: Two high-res color screens provide essential information on sounds and projects, backlit function buttons vary in color and intensity to indicate their state, and the precision Light Guide pinpoints the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more.

FIND YOUR SOUNDS FASTER

Finding the right sound amongst a sprawling sound library can be difficult, not to mention time consuming.

Now you can find exactly what you’re looking for across all KOMPLETE and Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments using a simple, intuitive tagging system – directly from the hardware.What’s more, you can hear an instant preview of each sound as you browse.
Need a hip hop kit? Select Drums > Urban Drum Kit > Sample-based, scroll through the presets and pick the right one for your track. If you really like what you hear, just tag it as a Favorite for instant access next time.

11 INSTRUMENTS AND EFFECTS INCLUDED

Register your KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware to download KOMPLETE 11 SELECT for free – the essential collection of instruments and effects, including MASSIVE, MONARK, and THE GENTLEMAN. The package features more than 2,500 sounds and over 25 GB of instruments and effects, giving you the perfect palette of sounds for any genre.
And when you’re ready to expand your collection, you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to KOMPLETE 11 or KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE.

Scopri la nuova MASCHINE MK3, clicca qui.

Maschine MK 3

PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE SYSTEM

  • Fast, intuitive, and fun way to create and perform tracks and beats
  • Integrated hardware / software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and a built-in audio interface
  • Includes MASCHINE 2.0 software and sound library plus KOMPLETE 11 SELECT
BUILT FOR SPEED

MASCHINE lets you effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies with powerful drum synths, premium sounds, an integrated sampler, and more – cutting-edge software meets intuitive hardware for ultra-smooth workflow.

More visual

Two high-res color screens make it easy to slice samples, browse and preview sounds, tweak FX, and mix and edit your projects – without looking at your computer.

More intuitive

Stay in the creative zone with a truly hands-on, optimized layout with more dedicated function buttons and a new four-directional push encoder.

More expressive

Find new ways to express yourself with MASCHINE’s Smart Strip – use it like a pitchwheel to bend sounds, experiment with perform FX, or strum sounds like a guitar.

More convenient

USB-powered and packed with a built-in, pro-grade 96 kHz / 24-bit audio interface, you can record, play, and perform from anywhere.

PLAY TO YOUR OWN BEAT

MASCHINE’s 16 ultra-responsive pads makes it fun and easy to play. In Pad mode, drum in beats or lightly brush sounds on the 16 ultra-responsive pads. Switch to Keyboard mode and play like a piano. And in Step mode, program sounds precisely where you want them, and automate pitch, volume, LFO, or any other parameter step by step for incredibly intricate and musical results in record time.

BROWSE SOUNDS WITHOUT BREAKING THE FLOW

MASCHINE’s ultra-fast, tag-based browser gives your creativity no time to slow down. Use MASCHINE’s two full-color display screens plus the 4-directional push encoder to quickly find any project, group, sound, instrument, effect or sample. Then simply load it and go.

A WORLD OF SOUND

MASCHINE comes with an acclaimed 8 GB library of high-quality samples, sliced loops, drum kits, instruments, patterns, and projects right out of the box. Plus, it also includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT – 11 premium instruments like, MASSIVE and MONARK, and effects – for a sonic palette as vast as your imagination.

Disponibili a partire dal 5 Ottobre, prenotali ora presso il tuo rivenditore di fiducia.

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Session Guitar–Strummed Acoustic 2

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/guitar/session-guitarist-strummed-acoustic-2/

VINTAGE 6- AND 12-STRING PERFORMANCE

  • Expand your acoustic collection with vintage 6- and 12-string guitars
  • Access over 160 patterns played by skilled studio musicians
  • Customize performances with chord voicings, double-tracking, and on-board effects

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 Audio Demos

EXPAND YOUR ACOUSTIC HORIZONS

The second edition in the SESSION GUITARIST series, STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2, expands your sound palette with two carefully selected vintage acoustic guitars, an extensive library of patterns and chords, plus real-time performance control.

IN SESSION

SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 includes two renowned instruments, played by skilled session pros. Choose a coveted vintage Martin 0-17 from 1934 – a small-bodied mahogany 6-string with a warm, mellow tone. Or select the full yet articulate sound of the Guild F-412 12-string – a jumbo model first produced in the late 1960s, and now a benchmark for 12-strings.

PERFECT PERFORMANCE

A range of real-time performance controls puts the musicality of skilled session musicians at your fingertips. Play chords from your keyboard or choose the auto-chord feature. Use key switches, the mod wheel, and the pitch wheel to quickly change rhythms, crossfade chord voicings, and add accents as you build your arrangement. Season the mix with built-in effects.

VERSATILE RHYTHMS

Draw from a wealth of dynamic strumming patterns with accent variations perfect for rock, folk, country, bluegrass, Latin, pop, and more. Each pattern can be played intuitively using a virtually endless number of chords in multiple positions up and down the neck. Choose from numerous song presets, customize pattern collections, and smoothly switch among those patterns as you play.

NEW FEATURES

SEPARATE BASS

Play custom bass lines or add extra notes to chords with the new Separate Bass patterns, and spice up your playing for country, bluegrass, folk, and more.

TAP RHYTHM FINDER

Quickly find the strumming pattern you need by tapping or playing a rhythm on your keyboard. Filter the search results by musical attributes such as open or muted patterns.

EFFORTLESS EFFECTS

Quickly customize your sound using versatile sound control features. Easily adjust the balance of high and low chord voicings. Add a doubled guitar part for extra width, and incorporate fret noise to enhance realism. Sculpt the sound and fine-tune each guitar’s placement in the mix with ready-to-use compression and EQ presets. Create space and depth with convolution reverb.

MAKING STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 was created in collaboration with drumasonic – the same award-winning sample instrument team behind the original STRUMMED ACOUSTIC. Using an array of vintage ribbon and condenser microphones plus boutique preamps, drumasonic captured every nuance of these classic acoustic instruments in perfect detail. A custom-built mounting rig and a laser-based microphone positioning system helped ensure precision and consistency for every chord and pattern.

AT A GLANCE: STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2

Instrument type:
KOMPLETE Instrument

For use with:
Free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER (included in free KOMPLETE PLAYERS), or KONTAKT 5

Sound category:
Six String Acoustic Guitar and Twelve String Acoustic Guitar

Number of sounds:
163 dynamic patterns organised in 34 songs

Download size (Mac/PC):
9.6 GB (about 16 GB uncompressed sample pool)

System requirements:
FREE KONTAKT 5 PLAYER or KONTAKT 5 (version 5.5.2 or higher)
Please also see the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER FAQ

Swing ! Project Sam Recensione

 

https://www.projectsam.com/Products/Swing/1449

 

Key features

  • Big band ensemble articulations
  • Brass section mutes and solo instruments
  • Beautiful solo mute trumpet legatos
  • Sax ensemble articulations
  • Rhythm section includes guitars, basses and jazz drums
  • Greatly playable lead instruments
  • Includes tempo sync guitar and drum grooves
  • Script intelligently switches to half or double tempo
  • All sounds blend together marvellously
  • On-screen velocity and modwheel mapping info
  • Works with Kontakt Player
  • Native Kontrol Standard support
  • 35 GB library (uncompressed, takes up 18.5 GB on disk)

1.2 update
Swing! has just been updated to version 1.2, offering microphone output routing, various fixes and improvements as well as an refreshed design. This is a free update for all registered Swing! users.

Native Kontrol Standard support

Swing! supports the Native Kontrol Standard, which means full integration with Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol and Maschine hardware and software.

Recensione–VST RINASCIMENTO–Strumenti Medioevali e Rinascimentali

https://fluffyaudio.com/shop/rinascimento/

Rinascimento features 3 bowed string instruments, 2 brass instruments, 8 reed instruments, 5 recorders of different sizes, 2 other kind of flutes, 7 kind of lute instruments (with a auto-strumming engine), 5 percussion, harpsichord, virginal, a positive organ and a complete organ with 10 registers.
All the non-polyphonic instruments feature full sustained legato transitions and staccato and there is a special and unique scripting engine for some complex instruments like the hurdy gurdy, the percussion, the organ or the lutes. 

EATURES

  • 36  Renaissance and Medieval instruments
  • 29 gb installed (compressed in NCW format)
  • 3 Mic Positions
  • Sampled in a warm hall
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz stereo
  • 20 legato instruments
  • Auto-Strummer for Lute instruments
  • 4 RRs for Staccato and Plucked Instruments
  • Custom scripting for the Hurdy Gurdy, Zampogna, Organ and Percussion
  • Sleepless nights of editing and scripting

Recensione Elysium harp–soundiron

 

https://soundiron.com/collections/new-releases/products/elysium-harp

Elysium Harp is a 47-string grand concert pedal harp virtual instrument library, fully compatible with the free Kontakt Player and Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards by Native Instruments. We recorded this massive Lyon & Healy bronze concert harp in exquisite detail, with extended articulation choices, advanced controls, easy play-assist features and warm presence across the entire key range.

We’ve covered classic Finger Plucks with long sustains, deep round-robin and dynamic layering for each string. We also recorded Hard Fingernail plucks, Harmonics, Xylophonics, Bass Pedal Buzzes, plus a wide collection of natural Live Glisses in 19 scales and styles by harpist Jennifer Ellis. You’ll find lots of custom ambiences, pads and unique FX presets created with the harp source to open up limitless sound design possibilities. You also have access to 3 stereo mic positions (sound board, rear ports & room) to freely mix and route, plus an advanced real-time gliss and arpeggiator sequencers, instant pedal presets for easy glissing and arpeggios, precise tone and presence shaping and a full FX rack for total creative freedom. Elysium Harp contains 12,147 samples and over 30GB of wav content. The library is compressed to 14.7 GB with NI’s lossless .ncw audio format for greater resource efficiency. It works in Kontakt or Kontakt Player version 5.5.2 and later.