Here are two short clips of brass ensembles:
The first is my brass chorale that I'm working on. The second is a professionally recorded brass ensemble (some of you may recognize it from a popular Christmas CD).
(Edit: these are two different songs - the first is O Sacred Head Now Wounded, and the second is Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming - there was some confusion).
Anyway, I'm trying to make mine sound more like the second clip. The professional clip has richness and depth, and the sounds blend nicely. Mine sounds like a school band and every instrument seems to stick out.
Here are the techs:
Lead trumpet is EWQL, Baritone horn is a soundfont I found, the rest are GPO4, some SAM, some old. No EQ applied anywhere right now. Reverb is a ~2 sec impulse applied using ReverberateLE.
So, is (are) my problem(s) mixing, EQ, reverb, arrangement, samples, or a combination of all of the above.
I anxiously await your wisdom.