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Advice on Latin Music Kontakt Libraries (not Percussion).

As posted in another thread here, I’ve gained much valuable information on Latin Percussion Kontakt Libraries for my current gig helping an Afro-Cuban / Latin Jazz Percussionist to record his music.

As he is very adept on many hand percussion instruments, he wants virtual instruments which would be suitable for a Latin sound without the expense of hiring live musicians until he is absolutely ready.

Obviously, this would be Brass Section, Piano and Bass etc., but he also composes Tangoes, and Argentine Tangoes with Guitar, Violin, Flute, and Bandoneón. Also, Big Band Latin Jazz library suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

DSmolken

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Having three trumpets that can each play a different note and sound like an ensemble is probably going to come in very handy. SampleModeling certainly can do that, Straight Ahead Jazz Horns also can. Trombone is also important, saxes might or might not be needed depending on style.

For piano, a bright grand would be the typical choice. For bass I'd go with a modern active 5-string electric, but if you don't have one then any Fender Jazz Bass samples will do, especially if the lower range is extended. Double bass for jazzier stuff, with the usual jazz recommendations applying, but you might need a close-miked bowed solo bass if the tango stuff gets really old-school. For a traditional salsa sound you'd want an Ampeg Baby Bass, but I don't think one's been deep-sampled yet, so...
 
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