SampleModeling - Dr. Giorgio Tommasini, the mastermind of the Stradivari Violin and the Gofriller Cello, and Peter Siedlaczek, a worldwide acknowledged guru of classical orchestral sampling (Advanced Orchestra, Classical Choir, Smart Violins, Orchestral Colours, Classical Collection, String Essentials) - have announced that The Trumpet, a new 300 MB Kontakt 2 Player-based instrument, is now shipping. Or, more precisely, downloading.
The Trumpet consists of seven instruments belonging to the same family: three different Bb trumpets, suitable for solo or sections, Cornet, Flügelhorn, German and Piccolo Trumpet. The three Bb trumpets may be played with several mutes, including Straight, Bucket, Cup, Harmon (with or without stem). Two different plungers are also available for wah-wah effects.
The Trumpet offers realism and expressiveness by incorporating SampleModeling's proprietary "Harmonic Alignment" and "Modal Resonances" technologies into an "Adaptive Model" based on the physical properties of the instrument, whose aim is to minimize the differences between the real phrases and those played by the virtual instrument.
Innovative techniques for sample modulation, along with advanced Artificial Intelligence MIDI processing, are used for real time construction of all articulations and morphing across dynamics, vibrato, legato, portamento, falls.
Keyswitches yielding modeled (rather than sampled) articulations and phrasing, greatly facilitate the task of the player. The result is a user-friendly virtual instrument with few MIDI controllers, which can be played in real time or from a sequencer, in standalone mode or as a plug-in (VST, DX, RTAS and AU), for Windows or Mac OS X.
The Trumpet is available now priced at €149 + VAT (if applicable). It can be purchased only through the company's website by direct download. A backup CD is also provided as an option, for an additional €12.50.
Video and audio demos are available.