I've just discovered the limitation of Garritan's Jazz and Big Band collection, that I bought some time ago but hadn't got around to using - that the horns are all monophonic. Apparently there will be an update allowing them to be used polyphonically, but it won't allow for all the MIDI control of sound quality subtleties (growls, air flow etc)
The significance of this for me is that I was hoping to use them in my live rig as well as in the studio. To do this, I need to be able to play chords. I currently use QLB in Giga, but was hoping to get better brass sounds and more expressive range. But I need to be able to play four or five note passages and have them realized in real time.
Question: Does Chris Hein Horns have the same monophonic limitation? And if you CAN use it polyphonically, can you do so with full access to all the MIDI control of breath, growls etc? And if you CAN do this, how did Chris manage to pull it off while Gary says it's impossible while maintaining the advanced sound control?
I don't mind stumping up the money for Chris's set if it will do the job as I want.