What's the best brass vst for around $200

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Matthewrymarz
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23 posts since 14 Jun, 2016

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:56 pm

I'm looking to make electroswing. I don't have kontakt but I might save up for it. Is that worth doing so?

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layzer
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Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:30 pm

you dont need to spend $200 or even a vst for that, just go sample riffs from old swing videos on you tube.
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KVRian
1064 posts since 7 Jan, 2008 from Finland

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:41 pm

what kind brass jazz/classical/cinematic?

drunken jesus
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132 posts since 10 Feb, 2009

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:52 pm

layzer wrote:you dont need to spend $200 or even a vst for that, just go sample riffs from old swing videos on you tube.
^this, it sounds mostly sampled from the songs I heard, alternatively you could buy a pack of pre-made phrases to chop, buying a full fledged brass vst or kontakt + a brass library seems like a waste of resources unless you really wanna make your own riffs to sample and chop
http://drunk3nj3sus.blogspot.com/ < My blog
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Matthewrymarz
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23 posts since 14 Jun, 2016

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:09 pm

I like to write my own riffs and stuff. I've got a few samples off splice but it's hard for me to work with pre-made loops and stuff when I don't know the notes

dune_rave
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1154 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm

IMHO Best "not sampled" Brass is Arturia Brass. However I can't say its cheap or not because its kinda abbandoned, at Arturia.com its unavailable.

drunken jesus
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132 posts since 10 Feb, 2009

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:42 pm

check out some of the free maize vsts from bigcat and see how far they get you http://bigcatinstruments.blogspot.com/ or possibly a cheap rompler, any $200 brass library will probably require kontakt which will double the cost

I don't have much experience with loop packs but I imagine most sample packs probably have information about the key, tempo and what not, also trying to emulate sample based music without samples will also require a good fx chain to make it sound right, just playing a brass riff and adding it to an existing track won't give you the sound you're after no matter what plugin you use
http://drunk3nj3sus.blogspot.com/ < My blog
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anomandaris1
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271 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:14 am

Native instruments Session Horns for 99 EUR will do the job... It doesn't require full Kontakt, there is a free version called Kontakt player that loads some NI instruments and third party libraries.
Check also Garritan Jazz & Big Band instrument - 150 USD.
I think that these two are the cheapest offers on the market.

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evilantal
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821 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:36 am

How about Big Fish Vintage Horns 2 for this style?
http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?532310

Or Zero-G Phantom Horns if you're looking for loops...(goes on sale QUITE often at 50% or more off)
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bill45
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2210 posts since 15 Jun, 2006

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:58 am

Impact sound works, straight ahead jazz horns.

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Googly Smythe
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Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:06 am

EastWest Hollywood Brass Gold is currently $199 (down from $265).

http://www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-brass
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mcbpete
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1232 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 am

Samplemodeling's The Trumpet and/or The Trombone. €159 each and works with the free Kontakt Player

Despite being kinda goofy this shows off quite a lot of the articulations you can achieve:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCC1Vqk3_hA
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atya
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203 posts since 17 Sep, 2014 from LPGC

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26 am

Dunno about 'best' ... but depending on what you're after you can get away pretty cheap with some of the aforementioned freebies + Sonatina, DSK Saxophone, ... or even add some rompler presets. If you really want to burn some cash here's another package that hasn' t been mentioned so far:
http://www.chrishein.net/web/CHH-C_Overview.html

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KVRian
1064 posts since 7 Jan, 2008 from Finland

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 am

Few kontakt libraries and which is correct depends what brass selection you want. these need more work i like results.
https://www.bestservice.de/en/chris_hei ... mpact.html
https://www.bestservice.de/en/chris_hei ... mpact.html
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Matthewrymarz
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23 posts since 14 Jun, 2016

Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:27 pm

Thanks for all the replies, I'll look into them all

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