What's the best brass vst for around $200

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ATS
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:43 pm

http://www.linplug.com/

Saxlab is nice and cheap now since Linplug stopped all development on stuff.
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mcbpete
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1212 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:38 am

JPQ wrote: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
ps. there is few other things what i think.
Damn they really sound good. Really tempted with the Orchestral Brass complete one ...

Matthewrymarz
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22 posts since 14 Jun, 2016

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:42 pm

I was thinking of going with eastwest subscription plan. It looks good but I don't know if it will do jazz/pop brass. Anyone know?

Mikelo
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1318 posts since 10 Mar, 2004

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:44 pm

Matthewrymarz wrote:I was thinking of going with eastwest subscription plan. It looks good but I don't know if it will do jazz/pop brass. Anyone know?
If jazz is your thing, it might be worth waiting for the sales and go for ProjectSam's Swing. Its a Kontakt Player library so you won't need the full version of Kontakt.
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szurcio
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693 posts since 25 Nov, 2005

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:39 pm

How about Blue Street Brass - it's only $79:
http://indiginus.com/blue_street.html
(edit -- ah, I didn't notice you don't have Kontakt)

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Daru925
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190 posts since 20 Mar, 2015 from Nerima, Tokyo

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:58 pm

I have session horns and its easy to use, to add spicy flavour in no time. But you cant solo instruments, at least not in kontakt player (you can add another instance, invert phase and mask out certain instruments, but its far from practical). More importantly, there are no keyswitches, one instance, one articulation.
I was very disappointed by this library in terms of ergonomy, but the sound kinda makes up for it.

Sample modelling trombone is awesome, more expensive, and will require more effort. For example, you cannot play chords, you have to set up each trombone player as in a real orchestra. (and the results are great). And it works with kontakt player.

Matthewrymarz
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22 posts since 14 Jun, 2016

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:16 pm

Can't you route each instrument and just solo the output in kontakt?

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Daru925
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190 posts since 20 Mar, 2015 from Nerima, Tokyo

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

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Matthewrymarz wrote:Can't you route each instrument and just solo the output in kontakt?
As far as im aware, with session horn(basic) in kontakt player, no. At best you can use only two instruments per instance. In session horns you have 1 trombone, 1 sax and two trumpets, you can choose something like 8 combinations maybe (1 trombone+ sax, 2 trumpets only etc) but no less than two, then they all get routed to the same output.

If you setup one instance with 3 instruments, then add another instance with only 2, add absolutely no effects and mirror phase, you can kindof solo an instrument but its not practical AT ALL(round robin might interfere), and the result is sub par.

Maybe there is a way to solo but i havent found it yet.
Not to say session horns is bad, because i like its sound as quartet anyway. I used it quite a lot.
Just be aware that you cant solo instruments. (maybe in pro or regular kontakt, which is more than 200$ to begin with)
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Daru925
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Re: What's the best brass vst for around $200

Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:01 pm

Used quote instead of edit, my bad.

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