After years of trying to emulate that classic big band sound, I'm nearly there so I thought I'd share a little piece with you for some feedback.
I have tried many different sample sets/vsti over the years and the quality has improved vastly of late.
This piece "No Time for Love" was created almost exclusively with samples with the exception of the saxes. I have VSL tenor saxes, sample modeling Mr Sax T, AMG Kick Brass saxes but after trying them all, I had to resort to playing the real thing. Shame. It was so close but it just wasn't passing the 'muso test'.
Here is a list of VSTi/sample sets used:
Piano - Akoustic Piano (Yamaha C7)
Bass - VSL - Upright Bass
Drums - Battery 3 - Full Jazz kit (IMO better than EZX Jazz)
Guitar - Warm Jazz (through GR3)
Trombones - Kontakt 3 library
Trumpets - Sample Modeling - The trumpet
Saxes - Yanagasawa T992 after blowing away the attic cobwebs
So, has anyone got any more suggestions for big band sax samples?