Funky trumpets, in the style of Earth, Wind & Fire are notoriously difficult to emulate with virtual instruments.
Here we report a comparison between an original funky phrase in the style of EWF, played by a real trumpet (courtesy of Journeyman, aka Mark Falchook), and the same phrase played with Samplemodeling "The Trumpet" (performance by Maciej Mulawa).
For those with scientifically oriented minds, the results of the comparative analysis by our Adaptive Model (PDF file) are also available.
When comparing the real vs. virtual recording, please consider that the original one has some leakage from three additional horns, playing lower lines, whereas "The Trumpet" is strictly monophonic, anechoic, no ambience added.
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The current Kontakt 2 and Kontakt 3 versions are not compatible with the 64 bit O.S. They may work, but will be probably quite unstable. However, according to Native Instruments, the next K3 update (coming soon) will be suitable for the 64 bit systems. In this case we expect no problems - provided that you use the K3 trumpet patches, included in the product. They are K3-optimised, compensating the sound differences between K2 and K3.