hey guys, I'm looking for a pop brass sound (think quincy jones, disco, rock and roll). I've got gigastudio 2 and the few brass collections I've heard (Dan Dean, East-West) are too orchestral, and even at a velocity of 127 don't quite have the "bite" I'm looking for. Currently I can get closest by cloning a track and sending it to my Roland JV-1010 and the "Super Brass Section" trumpet on gigastudio. It's not cutting it for me. What do you guys recommend for pop brass? I'm also open to soundfonts and Vsti/dxi.
I recently did a MIDI sequence for an opening number for an awards show, and surprisingly I used a lot of SAM trumpets. I also used Quantum Leap Brass. Don't forget that a good SAX library is also important for that pop brass sound.
You might also want to keep an eye out for the upcoming StudioPhonik VSTi from IK Multimedia /Sonic Reality which is supposed to be a kind of ”virtual band plugin” with drums, bass, guitars, keys and brass (the brass part will probably not be as comprehensive as KAB though):
So, Magnus. It's been nearly a year since you bought and tweaked the library. How has it fared for you in real-world use? Any demos of funky, horn-heavy stuff you'd like to share?
The past year I have been involved mainly in trying to find a band to play drums with. This hasn't succeeded very well, but it did keep me from working a lot on my own music. But - I am currently working on finishing a track that will feature KA-B horns.
Hopefully I will get there in a couple of weeks...