Impact Soundworks has released Straight Ahead Jazz Horns, a revamped and reimagined version of the original Jazz Horns virtual instrument by Straight Ahead Samples.
Featuring 13 solo brass instruments and 6 multi ensembles spanning 75,000+ samples, the library is designed to let users create authentic jazz, pop, R&B, funk, and swing brass parts, either using solo instruments or full ensembles.
It is available now for Kontakt Player at MSRP $249.
Straight Ahead Jazz Horns includes "Smart Voicing" technology, used for the ensemble multi patches. In these patches, users can play simple block chords in the left hand, and a mono melody line in the right hand. Smart Voicing will intelligently harmonize each melody note based on the chord played, using a database of over 10,000+ handwritten voicings.
Smart Voicing is designed to make it easy to create authentic and realistic brass voicings, even if the user is not experienced and only requires one MIDI track to create fully-voiced parts.
- 13 deep sampled solo instruments.
- 6 multi ensembles using Smart Voicing.
- Over 75,000 samples available as 16 and 24-bit.
- Two distinct mics with separate recordings and mix.
- 12+ articulations including true legato and glissando.
- TACT - Total Articulation Control Technology - used for custom mapping and triggering of all articulations.
- Extensive options and tweaks available for advanced users.
Pricing & Availability
SA Jazz Horns is available now for $249 and is compatible with the free Kontakt Player plugin. It includes both 16- and 24-bit patches and samples. Owners of the original Jazz Horns library can crossgrade for $50.
Video Walkthrough: YouTube.com/watch?v=IPLJUW1t92s