Underneath the dynamics knob we have sliders for Attack, Release, Tightness and Vibrato allowing you to change the character of your notes and create even more expressiveness in your music. Breathtaking post-sustains were achieved by recording two samples instead of the normal three for onset, sustain, and end of note — harder to recreate in software, but infinitely more realistic. The compressor and filter can help with reducing the dynamics of a certain instrument to not have one overpowering instrument drown out others or shape the tone of an instrument to bring it out more in a mix. The Symphony Series is a growing range of high-end tools created for professional scoring and delivering maximum quality and flexibility. A carefully designed user interface including a detailed Mixer page makes the nuanced emotion required in professional scoring easy to achieve.
All possible intervals were recorded for truly fluid legato performances, and meticulous mic positioning captures the most favorable reflections for solo instruments. Choose from over 100 fully-playable chromatic articulations, including true legato and a variety of staccato types featuring up to eight round robins. I personally really like all of the articulations you find in the Brass Solo instruments and in the Brass ensembles as they give you a lot of options in what you can do in the styles of music you can create. True Auto Divisi plus true polyphonic legato and portamento deliver full emotional impact. The Ensemeble patch has controls for designating payback key range for each instrument as well as panning and volume.
Displaying the Articulation Edit window for the Trumpets Sustain preset. Keyswitchable articulations work well enough, but they also present problems for anyone who needs to produce a score of their work. Click Here for more of Spencer Nunamaker's Music The next track is from Brad Jerkins. The violin instrument, for example, loads with 30 players, and a quick mooch about revealed a simple stereo mix and a modest helping of convolution reverb with a cinematic setting. Add a second note, and the 30 players are automatically divided into 16+14.
It comprises not one, but two Kontakt libraries: Ensemble Brass and Solo Brass. The patches in the Symphony Series Brass Ensemble library were captured by sampling a 32-piece brass ensemble including Trumpets, Trombones, French Horns, and Tuba sections. The brass ensembles library really brings out each section wonderfully each have their place and unique sound they bring to the full ensemble so creating epic moments or mysterious and menacing moods is really easy to do. This should now respond to the Mod wheel. Sustained flutter tongue is rude and fruity, whilst the very pleasing sustained stop mute immediately suggests the theme to Star Trek: Voyager. The filter is a straightforward two—pole low—pass type with resonance.
A fifth ensemble instrument is also available, where the entire string orchestra is mapped across the keyboard. Release controls the amount of time the note plays on after the note is released Tightness controls the start position of the sample allowing you to cut into the initial transient of a sample which can allow for tighter note attacks. This could make grown men cry. These can easily be assigned to different notes on your keyboard for easy changes between articulations as you are playing. Oh, and save the preset under a new name for future use! State-of-the-art recordings deliver unparalleled sonic depth and realism. State-of-the-art recordings deliver unparalleled sonic depth and realism.
In my opinion The Symphony Series Brass is an excellent choice for your core brass library and I am excited to use it in my next composition. Tempo sync is the best option for crescendos, sforzandos and similar phrase—based performances that need to fit precisely to musical time. The effect is altogether very convincing. Any adjustment intelligently blends the recordings of different dynamic layers for fluid, dramatic tonal shifts. I would suggest maybe slowing down, or leaving some pauses after a point has been made so we can digest what was just said. Staccatos include both double and triple tonguings, upward and downward bends, and straight mute. Soundiron create instruments for film, television, advertising, video games, and music recording arts.
This results in a more realistic, true-to-life string orchestra performance, with a professionally arranged sound. Tightness and legato response time make note transitions softer or harder — infinitely useful for precise, angular melodic turns. Or play them together as the smartly combined Brass Quartet. Played monophonically, all 30 players play in unison. Backing off the release time to around 18 percent solves this, but the relative dryness may necessitate some additional reverb to compensate.
Final Thoughts The Symphony Series Brass is cinematic, expressive and uncompromising in quality and control. String Ensemble The string section of an orchestra is where feelings are made from happy to sad and everything in between if there is a feeling a string instrument can convey it to you in elaborate detail so there is now wonder why the strings section is so important in an orchestra. With over 45,000 samples, unparalleled quality and exquisite detail, this collection is comprehensive. Over 100 fully-playable chromatic articulations, including true legato and a variety of staccato types deliver three-dimensional recording detail. Having the articulations mapped and being able to switch them in real time is allot of fun and can really liven up your piece of music.
We've got a new walk-through video showing off the Trumpet Expressions preset! The four sections of brass ensemble Horns, Trombones, trumpets and Tubas are recorded using 8 players per section allowing you to create up to a 32 piece ensemble that can blast out some really powerful brass sounds in your piece of music these are already set up together for you in the Brass Ensemble Essential nki to just get playing straight away. Both the compressor and filter are easy to use and do their job well. The discount gives you 50% off the individual brass librariess Solo or Ensemble or 40% off the full bundle of both. When multiple presets are loaded — which is fairly likely — the thoughtful Transfer Settings feature makes short work of copying mixer and effects settings from one preset to the others. Play four notes and they split once more, into 8+8+7+7. Created in partnership with Native Instruments and designed for flawless integration with both Kontakt and Komplete Kontrol, this state-of-the-art virtual woodwind orchestra delivers unparalleled sonic depth and realism. Do You Really Need This? Symphony Essentials is loaded with solo and ensemble libraries of different sections and instruments of an orchestra which have been meticulously recorded and processed into the high-quality Kontakt libraries we have grown accustomed to from Native Instruments.
Slide Away Legato is always a contentious subject when it comes to string libraries and we are pleased to report that it is well implemented in String Ensemble. All possible intervals were recorded for truly fluid legato performances. Two different horn players provide their expertise, horn 2 being the warmer and fatter of the two. We recorded the players at center stage, in a wide, well-balanced stereo field allowing Symphony Series Brass to fit seamlessly in any genre, style or mix. The full-sized set of professional scoring tools. The articulations in the Woodwind ensembles mostly have the same types of articulations except for some differences in expression types with four extra types of expression to choose from Sforzando Fast, Sforzando Slow, Swell Fast and Swell Slow. Crescendo, Decrescendo and Swells provide real performances of dynamic and timbral movement, ideal for convincing builds and phrase endings, whilst Sforzando is satisfyingly incisive and spiky.