Native Instruments today introduced Symphony Series – BrassSeries Ensemble and Symphony Series – BrassSeries solo. These two new instruments bring the sound of world-class players captured with specific recording techniques for Ensemble and solo performance to the Kontakt platform. Created for professional film, trailer, and game composers, Symphony Series – BrassSeries marks NI’s first high-end professional scoring instruments and is available now at the NI Online Shop.
Symphony Series – BrassSeries features pristine sample libraries recorded at Saint Paul’s Church in San Francisco – a location selected for its optimal acoustics for BrassSeries instrument recording. Each instrument has its own distinct sample library and was produced with techniques optimized for Ensemble and solo settings, providing incomparable detail and realism. BrassSeries Ensemble was created to bring harmony to life with sweeping size and texture. BrassSeries solo provides the detail to orchestrate even the most intricate, delicate melodies. A carefully designed user interface including a detailed Mixer page makes the nuanced emotion required in professional scoring easy to achieve.
BrassSeries Ensemble comprises a massive 32-piece BrassSeries Ensemble of four sections of trumpet, trombone, horn, and bass BrassSeries instruments – each with eight players per section. Over 100 fully-playable chromatic articulations, including true legato and a variety of staccato types deliver three-dimensional recording detail. Special effect articulations such as valve clicks and warm ups add character and realism to the instrument. Precise recording techniques and advanced sample scripting provide a huge, natural sound that is full of personality for professional scores where harmony needs to be bold and up front.
BrassSeries solo captures the sound of world-class lead trumpet, trombone, first and second horn, and tuba soloists. Natural-sounding post-sustains were achieved by recording two samples instead of the normal three for onset, sustain, and end of note – harder to recreate in software, but far more realistic. All possible intervals were recorded for truly fluid legato performances. Meticulous mic positioning captures the most favorable reflections for solo instruments. The result is 94 fully-playable chromatic articulations and 26 banks of special effect articulations – a professional scoring instrument of the highest standard for rich, melodic orchestrations.
The Symphony Series – BrassSeries collection combines BrassSeries solo and BrassSeries Ensemble for a very special bundle price. Together, the two instruments give producers and composers a completely flexible toolset for BrassSeries scoring in the utmost sound quality.
Symphony Series – BrassSeries was created in collaboration with the award-winning team at Soundiron – a small workshop specializing in premium, professional-grade virtual instruments. Soundiron create instruments for film, television, advertising, video games, and music recording arts.
Symphony Series – BrassSeries Ensemble is available now at the NI Online Shop for $299 / 299 € / ¥ 34,800 / £249 / AU$399
Symphony Series – BrassSeries solo is available now at the NI Online Shop for $399 / 399 € / ¥ 45,800 / £339 / AU$549
The Symphony Series – BrassSeries Collection is available now at the NI Online Shop for a special bundle price of $499 / 499 € / ¥ 59,800 / £429 / AU$699