I\'ve been using BG\'s tenor sax for some time now, and I am a huge fan. I haven\'t heard a sax sample yet that has the depth and richness of this library. The low velocities give such a sweet sound, and you\'re able to go to a \"honk\'n\" sound very easy and naturally. The vibrato is especially good. It\'s unlike any sampled horn vibrato I\'ve ever heard. No LFO\'s, no loops...it\'s the real thing accurately reproduced.
I was understandably elated when the UPS guy dropped off the latest additions to the library: Bari and Alto. These do not disappoint. They have the same rich, natural sound found in the tenor.
The volumes of the libraries have been matched, so you can create sections. I\'ve played around with this using a Bari, Tenor, and Alto section, and it is very realistic. They\'ve made it where you don\'t have to do much mucking around to get the volumes right...everything just blends together. With all these stacked on the same note, you get killer horn sound.
The early version of the tenor had a problem with the legato phrasing. Each note sounded tongued, so fast phrases sounded somewhat unnatural. Even with this limitation, however, I still found the library useful in getting that sax texture that seems elusive in other sax samples.
But I\'m happy to report they got the legato thing fixed, and now you can play fast passages without the unnatural attack part of the note. It\'s done with some fancy programming, and it works like a charm.
Bottom line, good sax players are probably not going to lose any work. But for virtual studios needing realistic sax sounds, the BG collection will get you closer than you\'ve ever been.