I\'m one of the beta testers of the KH Brass series. This is probably one of the \"tougher,\" times to release brass libraries with Dan Dean, Maarten, and now Kirk Hunter.
I got a chance to play around with the french horns of this library, and I was blown away. I did recieve SAM horns, and I was equally blown away. SAM horns are very pristine, but the Kirk Hunter library has some incredible edge to it. The FFF samples will rip your nose hairs off, (literally) and the ppp samples are incredibly woodwind-soft and very smooth.
Kirk has been working extensively on this 4-DVD library day and night now, and its really starting to show. I had a chance to mess with the trumpets as well, and I\'ve never heard from any brass library out there beautifully played SOFT trumpets. There is also a Trombone and Bass Trombone ensembles, and a tuba as well. The staccatos are very tight and crisp in the french horns, and the Tbones have some really sweet low blats as well.
I think what really separates Kirks libs are the human touches and very slight natural imperfections in the performances that most libraries lack today. They really breathe and cut through the mix without a problem. Again, this is just the beta version of the library, and surprisingly I was blown away with the out-of-box playability of this VERY large library.
Stay tuned, there will demos coming soon showing some of what you can do with this collection.