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Audiobro Modern Scoring Brass (MSB)

muziksculp

Senior Member
I'm looking forward to watch more videos showing MSB in more detail.

Maybe they will be posting additional videos, and demos during the next few days before the official release on Tuesday April 23rd.

So far I like the new features, and the transparent behind the scenes divisi system, no more confusing, and complex setup for divisi is needed. :thumbsup:
(Also looking forward to see this type of divisi implemented in LASS 3) .

The new Variable Attack Control (VAC) surely makes the Sustains sound so much more alive, and real. Huge difference compared to a normal sustain patch.

I think the demos sound very nice. But I would like to hear more demos to better evaluate the library.
 

kevthurman

Active Member
From what they have it seems pretty good at loud and fast. I want to see some more intimate chorale-style writing, which is where I had assumed a library with individual parts sampled would really shine. The trumpets have a really nice shimmer on the top of chords, the tubas are very warm and full, the horns seem to be powerful but not too buzzy. I felt the trombones were weak but only because they didn't seem to get much attention either in the mix or during the walkthrough. For $599 though it seems worth it. Seems to be similar to OT berlin brass in a lot of ways but more flexible.
 

markleake

Recovering sale addict
It sounds fantastic to me.

I really want to hear the different microphones. And more variety in the demos.

It has a clean sound that tends towards sounding a bit thin in the demos. Not as warm and full sounding like you get with, for example, Spitfire brass. But the demos were mostly the higher dynamics... in the intro video this didn't seem to be an issue. Lets wait and see what it sounds like in demos where the players aren't belting it out so hard. And I'm still not 100% sure about layering the brass rather than recording as a2/a3 patches, I need to hear more examples.

The legatos and the different length short notes sound great though. Their approach to the articulations I think are exactly what people will want and will find most useful. The library engine is impressive.

And good on AudioBro for ignoring all of that over-the-top price speculation like we saw previously in this thread. $600 places it firmly in the realms of being competitive against their competitors, taking into account instrument coverage.
 

kevthurman

Active Member
It sounds fantastic to me.

I really want to hear the different microphones. And more variety in the demos.

It has a clean sound that tends towards sounding a bit thin in the demos. Not as warm and full sounding like you get with, for example, Spitfire brass. But the demos were mostly the higher dynamics... in the intro video that's didn't seem to be an issue. Lets wait and see what it sounds like in demos where the players aren't belting it out so hard. And I'm still not 100% sure about layering the brass rather than recording as a2/a3 patches, I need to hear more examples.

The legatos and the different length short notes sound great though. Their approach to the articulations I think are exactly what people will want and will find most useful. The library engine is impressive.

And good on AudioBro for ignoring all of that over-the-top price speculation like we saw previously in this thread. $600 places it firmly in the realms of being competitive against their competitors, taking into account instrument coverage.
I agree. I want to hear more of the quiet to mid level playing and especially from the trombones. Trombones are the main reason I need a new library to be honest.
 

Raphioli

Active Member
Seems to be similar to OT berlin brass in a lot of ways but more flexible.
I really wish Berlin Brass had the upper dynamics which MSB has. It could have definitely competed with this library. (except for the superior engine MSB has)

But damn, $600. Thats an extremely competitive pricing considering the amount of instruments/recordings this library has. (I'm also wondering what the regular MSRP is. around 800 to 900 is my guess, considering the intro price)
Not sure if my PC could handle the RAM usage though lol
They do have a Full Mix download option which is interesting.
 

kevthurman

Active Member
I really wish Berlin Brass had the upper dynamics which MSB has. It could have definitely competed with this library. (except for the superior engine MSB has)

But damn, $600. Thats an extremely competitive pricing considering the amount of instruments/recordings this library has. (I'm also wondering what the regular MSRP is. around 800 to 900 is my guess, considering the intro price)
Not sure if my PC could handle the RAM usage though lol
They do have a Full Mix download option which is interesting.
I hope it's at least partially purgable. Maybe I can stream from my SSD? never tried streaming samples before because I felt I had the ram not to have to.
 

miket

Senior Member
There's a lot to get your head around here. I will say, they were right: $600 is pleasantly surprising, albeit still way past what I can throw at a new brass library right now. If LASS 3 delivers though, that could be a compelling combination.

I'm not sold on the sound quite yet. The demos are more bombastic than my usual taste.
 

Drundfunk

Member
I think I need more demos. So far I think it sounds great but I'm also not really sold at the moment. But maybe I'm too drunk right now ;). So what do you guys think? CSB? This? Both?
 

borisb2

Active Member
Is it just me or did the staccato strings in these 2 demos sounded a bit more „classical“ than LASS - I liked that .. could that be already a hint to LASS3?
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Damn it, I watched the walkthrough and now I am, in fact, sold on the sound. Thus begins years of lust until I can manage to get it.
180 days of beans and rice. I await the other demos, especially ones featuring the muted patches. But the price here is really amazing—do we know what the regular price will be?—and I wonder how OT will be able to maintain their pricing structure for Berlin Brass if the regular price for this is in the neighborhood of $799.
 

kevthurman

Active Member
180 days of beans and rice. I await the other demos, especially ones featuring the muted patches. But the price here is really amazing—do we know what the regular price will be?—and I wonder how OT will be able to maintain their pricing structure for Berlin Brass if the regular price for this is in the neighborhood of $799.
Well, they seem to be going for a more modular route via their new store and sampler. Either way, competition is good here.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Well, they seem to be going for a more modular route via their new store and sampler. Either way, competition is good here.
We really don't know what their store is going to look like, how modular it will in fact be, and in any case I can't imagine that it was predicated on charging less overall than the current library costs.
 

AlexanderSchiborr

Senior Member
btw @Guy Rowland the price was set at one my scenarios.

However, I enjoyed the walkthrough quite a lot and the built in functions are great. Tone is nice definitely for a classic scoring stage kind of approach. Good 3d projection too imo.
Curious though that they stated on their webstie that all instruments range from ppp-fff though in the walkthrough e.g. at horns are going from piano to fortissimo, also other examples with the trumpets are sounding to me (modwheel up at 100 percent) more like a musical forte, but definitely not like a triple forte.
 
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