brass

  1. M

    Torn about Brass/Woods libraries...

    So I've been composing for about 4-5 years now and it feels like I'm starting to hit a wall with what I can do with Brass and Woodwinds now that I've actually started scoring projects. Albion One is great for big epic sounds, but doesn't let me compose for instrument sections (plus, I don't...
  2. Meetyhtan

    Looking for NI Symphony Series compositions

    Owning the full collection from KU-CE 12, I would like to give it a try and see what‘s actually possible. Barely used it before but everything should be put to a test under fair conditions. I‘m curious what you already got out of the strings, brass and woodwinds, as I could only find very few...
  3. DID CHOI

    Cinematic Studio Brass vs Sample Modeling vs Angry Brass – Trailer Music Comparison

    Hey guys, I made another comparison video of CSB and Sample Modeling, and this time, Angry Brass. Three very different libraries, two highly esteemed, one free. This video features trailer-style music, with brassy horn ensembles, fast repeating trumpets, and low brass ostinati. For anyone...
  4. DID CHOI

    Sample modeling vs cinematic studio brass comparison

    Hey guys, I made a comparison video of CSB and Sample Modeling, two very different libraries, both highly esteemed. This video features just legatos in a lyrical setting. For anyone going between these two libraries or just curious how they compare, I hope this helps! Overall impressions: Very...
  5. J

    Fluid Shorts II

    Fluid Shorts II INTRO SALE – $59 THROUGH AUGUST 27TH (REG. $89) Available here: http://www.performancesamples.com/fluidshortsii Fluid Shorts II revisits performance-sourced chamber string shorts, but takes things a step further. Just like in the original Fluid Shorts, the multi-samples are...
  6. M

    Need your brass expertise - fanfare mockup

    Here's a partial mockup I did of Dukas' Fanfare pour preceder la Peri using Berlin Brass. I'm in the process of studying brass scoring and also getting familiar with Berlin Brass. I'd welcome any feedback you may have, particularly from those who are brass players or who have brass...
  7. S

    Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra - anyone here use this outside of sketching?

    I was looking at a few threads here on VIC and walkthrough videos of Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra. For 150usd (99usd with EDU), it sounds really good to me! - Scripted legato, but not such a big problem imo, as it also sounds good to me. - A lot of instruments, and even the choirs sound pretty...
  8. Transients

    Need some help with brass programming

    When you record a brass melody with long notes and sustain articulation and in the end of each note you wanna have a couple of 16th notes which leads into the next long note. Like: Baaaaaaaam-Bam-Bam-Baaaaaaaam-Bam-Bam-Baaaaaaaam Do you play the Bam-Bam (16th notes) also with the sustain...
  9. A

    Pop Big Brass ('Panic At The Disco!' style)

    Hi guys, does anyone know a sample library that would archeive something like the brass in Panic At The Disco's latest release: Thanks!
  10. S

    Berlin Orchestra Inspire or Palette Symphonic Sketchpad?

    I'm getting back into composing, mostly just as a hobby atm. I need a good all in one orchestral library for Kontakt Player. I have looked at more or less all of the all in one libraries but I decided to narrow it down to these 2. I like that BOI is optimised to run on PCs with 8GB RAM (and I...
  11. APD

    64% Off: Adventure Brass by MusicalSampling

    For just $99.99 (instead of $279), get Adventure Brass by MusicalSampling! Utilizing a Morph Stacking programming techniques, the patches allow you to perform lines “on-the-fly” without any keyswitching. Coupled with two intuitively-programmed attack variations, the ability to spontaneously...
  12. paularthur

    Selling: ProjectSAM Orchestral Brass Classic

    Great library! Bought it for class, never used so selling. Solo French horn French horn section Solo trumpet Trumpet section Solo trombone Trombone section Tuba Cimbasso 4/3 gigs 1/2 price Asking $55 obo.
  13. A

    Its only a Memory /epic-romantic-emotional-piano

    I finally finished my newest piece. Its a short one again. Feedbacks are always welcome!
  14. Genki

    Performance Samples + Musical Sampling libraries as core libraries?

    Hey guys, I'm getting back to composing and I'm basically starting over with building my libraries collection, from zero. I've had this idea, but I don't know of it's a good one, so I need some of your thoughts to help me out. Now here is the thing, I could get Albion ONE as a nice all in one...
  15. Genki

    Spitfire Studio Brass Core - Worth it?

    Hey guys. I just got the Spitfire Studio Strings (standard version), and I would like to get some brass to accompany them. Now it should be noted I can and am making use of my EDU discounts, so I basically have 30% off of all of their libraries. I don't really see reviews of the Core version of...
  16. Genki

    Caspian or wait for Angry Brass Pro?

    I was considering buying Caspian as I love Performance Samples' style of performance based sampling where its focused all on playability and there is no need for keyswitches. I have Oceania, and Caspian seems to have the same philosophy of playability behind it. But I see that Angry Brass Pro...
  17. Z

    For Sale Native Instruments Symphony Series - Brass Collection (full standalone)

    Hello, I'm selling my NI Symphony Series instruments: Symphony Series - Brass Collection (solo & ensemble) 110€ SOLD Symphony Series - String Ensemble 110€ SOLD Symphony Series - Woodwind Collection (solo & ensemble) 110€ SOLD Symphony Series - Percussion crossgrade 60€ Note that string...
  18. D

    Seeking views on NI Symphony Series & Brass

    What do you think of the NI Symphony Series (Essential or full edition) - worth the money? In particular for Brass Better alternatives? How the alternatives fair against the EWQL Symphonic Library? Thanks
  19. T

    MSB or CSB? Please vote.

    Which do you prefer? I need a dedicated brass lib (still don't have one) and am having trouble deciding between the two. Main things that appeal to me about Cinematic Studio Brass (CSB): (1) Easy of use/playability (2) I heavily use OT libs and CSS in my template and my untrained ears have...
  20. Fermile

    Woodwinds vs brass volumes

    I was always interested on why does woodwinds in ff sounds much lower in volume than brass... It is hard to hear all instruments in full orchestra, have to add some gain for ww section in order to hear it properly. Would appreciate a good answer Thanks
  21. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Studio Brass

    I worked my butt off to get this video up as soon as possible, but... ... Don't bother with this one. Free Patches & Multis...
  22. barteredbride

    FS: VSL libraries - 50% off. Plus FREE shipping and e-licenser.

    Hi everyone, I´d like a quick sale so I am selling my 6 Vienna Symphonic Libraries all together as one bundle: 1. Orchestral Strings 1 (standard) - violins & violas 2. Orchestral Strings 2 (standard) - cellos and basses 3. Brass 1 (standard) 4. Harp 1 (standard) 5. Fanfare Trumpets (a6)...
  23. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Concept of Layering: 2 Of My Favourite Instrument Combinations

    Hello fellow composers & arrangers! Today let's discuss a couple effective instrument combinations that will enhance your sonic palette.
  24. amadeus1

    Audiobro's Modern Scoring Brass - Flugelhorn

    Hi guys, Here's a walkthrough of the Flugelhorn specifically and some features of the new Modern Scoring Brass. Thanks, Bill
  25. P

    Sampled trombones...

    Is it just me, or does it seem like sampled trombones have never hit the mark the same way any of the other standard sampled orchestral brass instruments have? I mean, of course it's never the real thing and so on and so on, but to my ears it seems at least trumpets, horns, and to a lesser...
  26. Arise

    Trumpets in trailer music

    For those here who write trailer music (mainly the hybrid style), how often do you use trumpets? I am just asking as I would like to know how big of a place they have in trailer music, as I dont hear them much in this genre...French horns, low brass instruments sure, but trumpets not so much...
  27. ricoderks

    Scoring my first feature film

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to share a story of which I'm very proud of. Since I was little I always dreamed of being a film composer after hearing the fantastic soundtrack of Once Upon A Time In The West. I took keyboard an piano lessons and after a while I really got addicted to the whole...
  28. stan-k

    New Release - some synths, some strings, and some trumpets.

    Hi everyone, just released a new EP. There are some electronic and orchestral elements, all created with virtual instruments. Hope you enjoy!
  29. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Cinematic Studio Brass

    Get it here: https://www.cinematicstudioseries.com/brass.html
  30. Arise

    Performance Samples Caspian as a first/main brass library - thoughts?

    I have Oceania and love the ease-of-use and performance based sampling (no articulations or keyswitches needed). Caspian has the same thing going on, which makes me interested in it, and I need a brass library. Kind of a shame it doesn't have a tuba though. Do you guys think it's worth it to...
  31. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinematic Studio Brass: REVIEWED (A Highly Dynamic and Versatile Brass Library)

    Hey friends! Today's a big one; we're taking a look at the long-awaited CSB. Please enjoy!
  32. Dear Villain

    Cantus Quintus Brass Quintet

    Hi all, Funny story here: I uploaded this brass quintet of mine to Soundcloud now that I finished the score for it (most of my music is for live performance) and after a whopping 2 listens, somebody emails me asking if he can purchase the score. I've at times spent hours promoting a piece on...
  33. jdrcomposer

    Brass Quintet (Cinematic Studio Brass)

    I'm loving CSB so far and decided to put it through its paces in an exposed brass quintet context. Would love feedback on composition, mix, programming, etc.!
  34. amadeus1

    Sonokinetic Largo Phrase Walkthrough

    Hey guys, Here's a phrase walkthrough of Largo, slow tempo phrases. At 50% off for 18 hours or so. Thanks, Bill
  35. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinematic Studio Brass vs.Cinebrass

    For those with both libraries, I would love to hear your thoughts between these 2 collections!
  36. K

    BB or CSB?

    I've long been excited about the idea of berlin brass as my new workhorse for brass, but the recent release of CSB has caused me to think twice about purchasing it as a christmas gift to myself. I recently got CSS and was really impressed-even more than I had thought I would be. What lured me in...
  37. amadeus1

    Sonokinetic Capriccio

    Hey guys, Capriccio is on sales for less that 16 hours at 60% off. It's a phrase based library for strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Thanks, Bill
  38. Cory Pelizzari

    Comparing Adventure Brass & Caspian

    Adventure Brass: https://www.musicalsampling.com/adventurebrass/ Caspian: https://performancesamples.com/caspian/
  39. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Jaeger

    Check it out here: https://www.audioimperia.com/collections/all/products/jaeger-essential-modern-orchestra-for-kontakt
  40. jrrshop

    $3.99 each for SONiVOX Orchestra Companion Brass, Woodwinds, & Strings, plus Twist 2

    $3.99 each for SONiVOX Orchestra Companion Brass, Woodwinds, and Strings, as well as Twist2: https://www.jrrshop.com/sonivox?dir=desc&order=special_from_date
  41. al_net77

    Brass... which one?

    Ok, I realized this is the time to get some brass to expand my palette. At now I've got only the VSL SE brasses (I picked all the SE one year ago) and the Epic Orchestra coming with VEP (but never installed). My genres can vary to orchestral to cinematic, so I'm looking for a "general" lib, if...
  42. beyd770

    Albion 1 vs updates - Why so many prefer the old version?

    Why does the first version of Albion 1 show up in so many composers VST-lists? Albion ONE has a "Legacy"-version included - is this the same as the original version? Both Junkie XL and Daniel James claim they use the original version for various reasons. Do you guys still prefer the first...
  43. TomNoyd

    Rocker's attempt at swing/big band (music video)

    Howdy, It's been a while since I posted on here. I come from primarily punk/metal background and I've always had an outsider's love for crooner/big band music. So this was my feeble but earnest attempt at creating a swing/big band piece. If you're curious, it's off my album 'Threesomes With...
  44. bfreepro

    Review: 66 Tubas by 8dio.

    Thanks to those who participated in the poll! The poll is still open here https://vi-control.net/community/threads/review-8dios-century-brass-ensemble.75616/ so feel free to chime in! 66 Tubas: "The Verdict: 7.25/10. This is a very niche library and truly provides a sound you absolutely cannot...
  45. bfreepro

    Review: 8Dio's Century Brass Ensemble

    8.5/10 "Century Brass is a very good library, but it’s note quite achieved greatness yet. The wealth of articulations and versatility, as well as the realism and detail captured in the recordings, are some of the highlights of Century Brass. These standout features are slightly marred by...
  46. jrrshop

    EastWest 50% off MSRP

    EastWest 50% off MSRP, including the lowest price ever on Hollywood Choirs Diamond: https://www.jrrshop.com/computer-software?dir=asc&limit=54&manufacturer=129&order=name&sale=1 EastWest Fab Four $199.50 EastWest Ghostwriter $199.50 EastWest Goliath $199.50 EastWest Gypsy $199.50 EastWest...
  47. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools: Berlin Muted Brass (A Review)

    Hey friends, I've just uploaded a new video, reviewing the Muted Brass from OT. Please enjoy, and ask if you have any questions! :2thumbs:
  48. ChrisSiuMusic

    Sonokinetic: Noir (A Review)

    I’m so excited today to review the phrase-based jazz library ‘Noir’ from Sonokinetic. If you’re looking for that extra flourish in your music, don’t think twice about considering this library. Enjoy!
  49. ChrisSiuMusic

    A New Beginning (Disney, Super Mario Galaxy Style)

    Hi all, This is my newest piece, "A New Beginning". As a recent piano performance graduate, this piece represents the next chapter in life, and all that lies ahead. I hope you enjoy :)
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