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    Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Hi all, I was wondering what the best brass would be for jazz/commercial/pop styles?

    Is the new Sam Solo Brass any good for different genres or is Dan Dean still the one to get? Or something else?

    Thanks,

    Scott.
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    Smile Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Hi Scott. You know, a lotta people talk like it's an older library... and I've even heard it said that it... "doesn't "stack-up" against today's more modern brass libraries".... But I still kinda like, and often use the "EastWest Quantum Leap Brass."
    http://www.soundsonline.com/sophtml/...html?sku=QLBGS

    Read the review & check out the demo .... with a little work and a few sample tweaks, (there were some .art files posted on the forum at one time), this library still sounds great and can really hold-it's-own against other brass libraries. ..... Gary

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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    I discovered today a previously unknown library, "Wonder Trumpet": http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/WonderTpt/
    It is terribly expensive but it seems that it has a lot of useful articulations. Does someone know more about it?

    TIA -- AV

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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    The SAM libraries will never be right for pop stuff. Sonically and stylistically it's orchestral all the way. I'm not aware of a really killer pop brass library, and still rely on combinations of Quantum Leap and some of my older EMU, Roland and Northstar libraries. But I'm really interested in Kick [nss][nss][nss] Brass---it's not big band stuff, but for funky section writing the demos are amazing.

    http://www.samples4.com/catalog/adva...keywords=kick+[nss][nss][nss]+brass&x=0&y=0

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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary M. Thomas
    Hi Scott. You know, a lotta people talk like it's an older library... and I've even heard it said that it... "doesn't "stack-up" against today's more modern brass libraries".... But I still kinda like, and often use the "EastWest Quantum Leap Brass."
    http://www.soundsonline.com/sophtml/...html?sku=QLBGS

    Read the review & check out the demo .... with a little work and a few sample tweaks, (there were some .art files posted on the forum at one time), this library still sounds great and can really hold-it's-own against other brass libraries. ..... Gary
    Yes, Nick did an Excellent job with this, and the only other "pop" brass I can think of off hand comes from the old Roland Brass library which has trumpet shakes, doiks, and falls.
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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Cairns
    Hi all, I was wondering what the best brass would be for jazz/commercial/pop styles?

    Is the new Sam Solo Brass any good for different genres or is Dan Dean still the one to get? Or something else?

    Thanks,

    Scott.
    I don´t think so...I´ve been using the Sam solo brass for some days...wonderful library...but for orchestral stuff only!!!
    Leo
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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Hey Scott ,

    check out AMG's kick-[nss][nss][nss] brass library..i know it's available for the EXS-24 but they are almost at the point of releasing it as a VSTi plug in.
    I also think that Quantum leap brass is adequate for pop brass stuff.
    I used some of the native Yamaha A-5000 sample library live and in the studio. They sounded good for pop applications IMO.

    hope this helps

    Yves

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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto Vignani
    I discovered today a previously unknown library, "Wonder Trumpet":
    I think I remember some discussion here about that one... probably a bit older thread if you try to search for it...

    Hope this helps,
    PolarBear

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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Hi Scott,

    Like PB suggested, I did a search on Jazz + Brass and came up with about three pages of threads - seems QLBrass, DD, GPO are a few, but there are other libs mentioned that you wouldn't associate with Jazz/Brass. Here's one thread from that search...

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ght=Jazz+Brass

    P.S. Like your new website.

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    Re: Best (non orchestral) Brass library?

    Hi Joanne, thanks for the info (and to everyone else too). I'll look at getting another Brass lib soon but will still need to hire a live player here and there by the looks of it.


    Im doing some work for TV commercials here and every second ad has some form of "popular" (i.e; non-orchestral) Brass in it!
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