Kick-Ass Brass! is 8 part multi-timbral and designed for multi-timbral arranging and live performance applications. The library contains three types of files: Instruments, Sections and FX presets.
An Instrument is the fundamental building block of the library, such as the Alto Sax. Instruments are divided into a number of Variations. A Variation is a particular way of playing the given instrument – for example there are different Variations for the Alto Sax instrument when it is played with vibrato, as staccato stabs, swells etc.
The library includes a number of FX presets that can be loaded into the two built-in stereo 64-bit FX units. The two FX units are shared by all 8 channels, but you can set independent FX send levels for each Timbre. FX presets cannot be edited.
A Section file contains the Instrument assignments and settings of all 8 channels, plus both FX units. There are a number of preset Sections in the Library offering suggested combinations of Instruments and Variations for various purposes.
Kick-Ass Brass! is initially available as a VST instrument for Windows and Mac OS X, although the AU version is expected to be released in August and will be provided free of charge to any purchasers of the current VSTi version if required.
Kick-Ass Brass! costs GB£200 / US$333.33 / EU€300 but low-cost upgrades from the existing library are available to all previous purchasers for a limited time.