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Trumpet Fragments From Mars

Trumpet Fragments From Mars
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Trumpet Movements Harmonized, Effected & Re-Imagined

The second in our "Fragments" series, Trumpet Fragments is a collection of trumpet tones, licks, breaths and stabs, performed by acclaimed trumpet player Greg Paulus, harmonized through an Eventide H3000, and synthesized into playable keyboard instruments featuring: cosmic horns, symphonic leads, chord stabs, ambient pads, modulating FX, and more.

No Regular Trumpet Pack

Our intention when making this pack was not to mimic an acoustic trumpet, but to re-contextualize the horn within a modern and electronic environment. In fact, the results of this process come closer to some sort of futuristic trumpet-synth than a traditional, canned-trumpet sample pack.

Besides the kick and hi hat, the following piece is composed entirely with Trumpet Fragments:


Why Our Fragments Series Stands Out

As opposed to our normal multi-sampling efforts, which are very effective but sometimes mundane (holding down one note at a time for hours on end!), the Fragments packs are born out of inspired, music sessions that drip with emotion and vibe.

The source material began as an incredible solo Greg improvised on the spot. In fact, it's so good we're saving it for a record and not sharing it - but picture call and response jazz hooks with a robotic twinge, interspersed with wild, spitty squelches as Greg mimicked guitar pedal distortion using only his mouth to add harmonics. Hearing this solo in real life was mind-bending so say the least.

Tying it all Together

When the source samples have this much musicality, our job is easy. I dug into the solo, and began processing portions of it through a few select pieces of gear, adding harmonies, reverbs, reverses, distortion, and more.

Then, I went about selecting small fragments of those effected audio pieces - sometimes just the attack, sometimes just the tail, and sometimes full riffs. I focused on creating repeating, energetic loops, opting for horn-esc traditional patches, but also more abstract tones and textures.


  • (26) Trumpet Fragments Instruments.
  • (27) WAV samples at 24-bit 44.1k.
  • Live Trumpet licks, riffs, stabs and squelches manipulated through an H3000, SE-70 and Space Echo.
  • Mapped to keyboard instruments.
  • Symphonic leads, Cutting Chord Stabs, Ambient Pads, Chunky basses, Airy FX, plucky keys, and harmonic horn textures.
  • WAVs are trimmed, looped, named by note, and mapped to various samplers.
  • WAVs feature mapping and looping metadata, for easy drag n drop into unsupported samplers.
  • Recorded cleanly through an API 1608 console to Apogee Symphony Conversion.
  • Modwheel parameters and FX routing on Kontakt and Logic instruments.
  • 57.1 MB Unzipped.
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Ready For:

  • Any 24-bit WAV Compatible DAW or Sampler.
  • Ableton Live 9.7+ (Not Intro).
  • Kontakt 5.6.5+ (Not Kontakt Player).
  • Logic 9+.
  • Reason 8+.
  • FL Studio 20.8+.
  • SFZ Player (Free, cross-platform solution for any DAW).
  • 57.1 MB Free Space.

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