BRASS is a new kind of virtual instrument that faithfully reproduces the trumpet, saxophone and trombone in real time.
It contains an extensive performance-based riff library which is entirely configurable and expandable. Choose, create, import and modify riffs to match your needs. You can also play the modeled instruments directly with a keyboard and other realtime controls. It's so dynamic and easy-to-use that you will never go back to flat sampled riff libraries ever again.
Arturia BRASS Virtual Instrument at a Glance:
- Amazing trumpet, saxophone, and trombone sounds from physical modeling
- Easy-to-use riff library gives you hundreds of patterns
- Use keyboard or other controller to play with maximum expression
- Launch riffs from your controller or sequencer
Amazing trumpet, saxophone, and trombone sounds
Arturia BRASS is based on a new kind of physical modeling technology. All of the characteristics of the real instruments have been analyzed and modeled through extensive research at IRCAM, the world-renowned institute based in Paris. Arturia has partnered with IRCAM to bring this groundbreaking technology to your studio. How do you play BRASS instruments? You can use the riff library and keyboard controls to trigger patterns and variations, or you can use a MIDI controller to play each instrument directly. Real time controls such as a breath controller can be used to great advantage with BRASS. The choice is under your control.
Easy-to-use riff library gives you hundreds of patterns
The riff mode in BRASS is as easy as it looks. Select one of the hundreds musical phrases provided in BRASS and use it in your creation instantly. There's no need to browse huge libraries of loops to find what you need and then tweak the sound for hours! With BRASS, you just choose the riff you want and the target tonality you like. As for the tempo, you can change it as well, or it will automatically synchronize with your host sequencer if you want to work that way.
Use keyboard or other controller to play with maximum expression
With BRASS you can play your instrument with maximum expressivity, like a soloist would! All parameters can be modulated in real time. You can assign any MIDI controller to any parameter, switch automatization on some other parameters, and obtain a very lively and realistic sound. Choose a preset in the library, play through keyboard, use the controllers to add modulation. And if you have a breath controller, use it for even more realistic playing! When you play your BRASS instrument, by setting the attack range you will control how the attack reacts to your playing.
Launch riffs from your controller or sequencer
Exporting riffs as MIDI files or launching riffs from your sequencer is child's play with BRASS. Launching riffs on the fly can be done easily from your keyboard, so you can also use BRASS as a great live performance tool in the Riff mode. And of course you can edit every aspect of your riff in real time.
- You want to go further? Configure your instrument: make a trumpet in wood, add a mute, humanize. You'll find the physical modeling in Arturia BRASS is very flexible!
Arturia BRASS Virtual Instrument Features:
Acclaimed trumpet and trombone models
Four-part multi-timbrality in Live mode ( V 2.0 )
Harmonization module to control the polyphonic multi-timbral instrument kits (60 kits) ( V 2.0 )
Customize instrument characteristics
(musical style, attack,use static or dynamic mutes, humanize…)
New “brassing” effect used in trumpets and trombones (tightens up attacks) ( V 2.0 )
New organisation of MIDI controls allowing easier editing and
better control (includes support for the Akai EWI) ( V 2.0 )
New set of presets, riffs and kits: 75 presets,160 riffs & 60 kits ( V 2.0 )
Place the instruments in a virtual stereo space with optional ambience reverberation.
Virtual instrument playable through a MIDI keyboard
Three physically modeled Brass instruments: Trumpet, Trombone and Saxophone
LIVE Mode with total control over expressiveness through extensive MIDI
RIFF Mode with more than 500 modifiable pre-recorded MIDI phrases in many different styles (Jazz , Funk , Latino , Reggae , Zouk , Salsa , R n Blues , …)
Configuration of the instruments : 4 attack and 4 vibrato types, material, humanization
Import and export riff presets from and to MIDI files, more....