Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns

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  1. Greggers

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    https://soundcloud.com/isworks/sets/...zz-horns-demos

    Impact Soundworks is proud to announce Straight Ahead Jazz Horns, created in collaboration with Straight Ahead Samples! This revamped library features over 75,000 samples of 13 solo brass and sax instruments perfect for jazz, funk, pop, R&B and more. Each instrument is deeply sampled with a variety of crucial techniques and ornaments, all totally customizable with our TACT system of articulation control and mapping.

    We're also introducing Smart Voicing technology, the easiest and most fluid way to create fully-voiced ensemble parts to harmonize your melodies. Available in our Multi Ensembles, all you have to do is play a chord in your left hand and play a melody in your right to get authentic, hand-written harmonies voiced for your ensemble - while keeping all articulation mapping, legato, and other settings.

    Smart Voicing is not only deeply customizable with different voicing and chord options, but can even be used with Kontakt's "Send MIDI to Outside World" feature, allowing you to send generated harmony MIDI data to any other plugin!

    Full Instrument List:
    • Lead Trumpet
    • Trumpet 2
    • Trumpet 3
    • Trumpet 4
    • Lead Trombone
    • Trombone 2
    • Trombone 3
    • Bass Trombone
    • Lead Alto Sax
    • Alto Sax 2
    • Lead Tenor Sax
    • Tenor Sax 2
    • Baritone Sax
    Multi Ensembles:
    • 4 Trumpets
    • 4 Trombones
    • 5 Saxes
    • All Brass
    • Full Ensemble
    • Pop Horns
    Key Library Features
    • Over 75,000 samples, available as 16 and 24-bit
    • Two distinct mic positions
    • True legato and glissando for all instruments
    • Up to 4x dynamic levels / 5x RR per note
    • Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT)
    • Extensive options and tweak settings for all instruments, ranging from legato/gliss timing to three (!!) separate dynamic x-fade types
    • Ready-to-go FX rack (analog EQ, compressor, delay and convolution reverb)
    • Smart Voicing multi ensembles
    Articulations (varies by instrument)
    • Sustain, staccato, quarters, staccatissimo, fortepiano
    • Falls, long falls, doits, scoops, flops
    • Bends, shakes, turns, legato, gliss
    Availability

    The library is available now for Kontakt Player at MSRP $249 with a deep discount ($199 off!) for owners of the original Jazz Horns library by Straight Ahead Samples.

    Click here to read more and purchase!
     
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  3. Greggers

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    A shitty release already when it was original released from Straight Ahead Samples ... I doubt a KontaktPlayer release from Impact Soundworks can change much!!!

    NB: I have never tested this "new" library only the original one..... but Im pretty sure it sucks BIG TIME ... Just because I know!
     
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  5. mrpsanter

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    We finally have a library that can challenge Session Horns Pro.

    The SoundCloud demos are very good.
     
  6. Greggers

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    mrpsanter and broadway big band might be?

    still, sample modeling horns with a breath controller is the closest you can get to the real deal.
     
  7. Moogerfooger

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    Sound of shit with a little bit of piss for shean
     
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    No need to be so harsh.
    I actually own the original, and I got very good results with it.
    Nothing compared with the demos, because they doesn't have any reverb on them.
    When you put this sounds on a good reverb and balanced, this sounds very very good.
     
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    Fair speak exr777 - respect your experience :wink:
     
  10. mrpsanter

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    I didn't have the opportunity to try BBB but the demo songs sounded very nice as well.

    I was in fact comparing this to Session Horns Pro because they are +/- in the same league, HD space wise. BBB does a lot of thing that this one doesn't, it explains why it takes more than three times more HD space than Straight Ahead Jazz Horns.
     
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    Audio faded releases vs recorded releases is hardly an opinion. The latter is always better, unless there is fault with the release sample.
     
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    It's ok. I kinda like it but to me it's not even close to Session Horns.
     
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    Unnecessary comments removed, Please treat each other with respect (opinions) or whats the point?
     
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