All told, there is plenty of room for tweaking and experimentation, and with processors such as the filter, the opportunity is there to take the mix a little left field too. Anyway, I will work on all of your suggestions and let you know what happens. Simply load the instrument, turn the Ensemble knob to specify how many players you want playing that instrument from a soloist to a dectet and begin controlling the instrument from the keyboard. This is done by clicking on one of the four instrument graphics to open up a window, from where an alternative instrument, or combinations of two instruments, can be selected for that particular slot. These are really useful, especially for those who might not be familiar with playing brass melodies using a keyboard.
You can also play each instrument solo with ultimate realism. The main differences are that it has no Animator, and each instance of the Single patch can contain just one of the 12 possible articulations; there's no velocity switching here, apart from dynamics. Mojo Horn Section Screenshot More than a dozen articulations are instantly loaded and intelligently handled via performance features and keyswitches. Smart Voice Split makes sure that each note is handled by the right instrument and Legato Mode mimics real world performance technique for incredible realism. Obviously the Keyswitch interface is handy for performance work too, but it takes a little more setting up in the first place and lacks the phrase-generating Animator function. Welcome to version 2 of Straight Ahead Jazz Horns! While these treatments are intended to complement typical brass-section musical styles, and they do the job reasonably well, a little more freedom of choice might have been nice — how about a little mixer, for instance, to balance the four instruments exactly to personal taste? And lastly, is it possible that the bad install was Session Horns and not the latest 5.
The way the instruments harmonise is excellent and takes much of the work out of building believable horn parts. Every note is expertly played by top horn players, leaving you nothing left to think about except choosing the perfect phrase to fit your production. All the best, Bob Just wanted to say a big thank you to bcarwell - I had the same problem and found different pieces of advice. The inventive Animator function provides an intuitive and inspiring way to jam authentic brass phrases while maintaining real-time control. Those users with more of an idea of what they want, however, have the option of editing the presets, or building them from scratch. Trigger up to six phrases at a time via keyswitch - always in perfect harmony. The real genius of Session Horns Pro lies in its Voicing Assistant feature where you can control how the instrument interprets your playing.
The mod wheel also adds just the right amount of tasteful vibrato. Performance, Key Switch and Solo. Deeper editing is tackled from another window, in which the starting point and the length of a phrase can be changed in 64 incremental steps. Chord + Legato mode fuses the standard polyphonic mode with legato, so once a chord is voiced, an additional legato line can be played on top. Most of the high-frequency 'zip' comes from the trumpets and trombone, while the tenor sax provides an element of warmth. The main window shows an eight channel mixer which makes it easy to combine the solo-instruments to powerful sections. Sonar Platinum 64 bit ,Win 8.
Web: Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. I am so paranoid about diddling with this stuff for fear I'll end up having to reinstall everything e. The Performance folder features phrases and sound sets for a variety of different genres. But for my homework I absolutely had to have the Session Horns which are great by the way. The Reverb offers a wide choice of 28 convolution impulses, mostly concentrating on the kind of small to medium spaces and short ambiences that suit this type of brass ensemble well. Kontakt's on-the-fly sample loading becomes very useful in these circumstances. Each genre has its own sub-menu of brass-lick variation, and every lick can be subjected to quite a bit of editing.
Supreme Horns Take control of 10 instruments sampled in surgical detail, intuitively playable, and arranged for realistic performance. Press two keys, and the instruments split into lower and higher ranges — trumpets at the top and sax and trombone at the bottom. As well as sampling a wide range of articulations, e-instruments sampled all possible note transitions from all four instruments. The six phrases that make up a song are selected via keyswitches C1—A1. No key-switching is required to access different articulations and playing-techniques. Smart Voice Split makes sure that each note is handled by the right instrument and Legato Mode mimics real world performance technique for incredible realism.
The control panel for the Sound tab. The Animator function introduces pre-programmed phrases in the style of particular musical genres and can be used in conjunction with an automatic chord generator called Smart Chord. Consider it as a workaround to the limited articulations available at one time in the Performance patch. Thanks for staying with me EvilDragon. Behind the scenes, a humanizing function, smart release layers, and custom legato and vibrato tools assist the player in reproducing the ultimate dimensions in realism. The remaining black notes are used to add characteristics labelled Colour, Crunch, Cinematic and Tension.
Let us know how it goes. Or customize your horn section with up to six instruments split into four voices. Product type: Komplete Instrument For use with: Free version 5 and higher, or version 5 and higher. To add further spice, phrases that play 'straight' can be swung, and the timing between the instruments can be adjusted from robotically super-tight to woefully under-rehearsed. Thanks, I am hoping this will work for you now, Bob Bone Sorry for the delay in replying, all. The majority of performance options are found on the Main screen tab, so we'll begin our tour here.
Or switch to Legato mode to automatically handle the note transitions, adding deeper expression and authenticity. Works for me as a plugin in Sonar as well as Kontakt standalone. The comprehensive internal mixer allows you to precisely adjust each individual instruments to your liking. Any notes or chords played on the keyboard take on this rhythm, whilst the scripting attempts to takes care of the voicing automatically. The greater scope offered by both these libraries explains why they also cost around four to five times as much as Session Horns. The solo instrument interfaces are the simplest, as they only deal with one instrument and one channel at a time.
At its heart is the Animator function, which introduces pre-programmed phrases in the style of particular musical genres, and can be used in conjunction with an automatic chord generator called Smart Chord. So you can stomp on the pedal, trigger a phrase, release the pedal, and continue playing on top in the previous mode with both hands, while the phrase carries on playing to its end underneath. Drop 1st + Drop 2nd with the full section is particularly pleasing, with both the trombone and sax sounding an octave below the trumpets. As for the samples, it is possible to turn their release status on or off, deselect the use of round robins and enable time-stretching for the two Porte-Piano-Crescendo articulations. The Performance patch eats up a not inconsiderable 1. Jam on over 200 ready-to-play, expertly-arranged riffs with the Animator.