Arturia BRASS 2 - Virtual Instrument

Arturia BRASS 2 - Virtual Instrument

Arturia BRASS 2 - Virtual Instrument

B&H # ARB2 MFR # 310201
Arturia BRASS 2 - Virtual Instrument

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Product Highlights

  • 3 Brass Instrument Models
  • Play via MIDI or Other Controllers
  • 4-Part Multi-Timbral in Live Mode
  • Hundreds of Pre-Written Phrases (Riffs)
  • Reverb
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS and AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
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Arturia 310201 overview

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BRASS 2 from Arturia is a virtual instrument based on physical modeling technology and emulates a trumpet, trombone and saxophone. All the characteristics of the real instruments have been analyzed and modeled through extensive research at world-renowned IRCAM institute.

Arturia has partnered with this highly skilled team of researchers to bring this groundbreaking technology to the musician, in the form of a software instrument. BRASS is an extremely expressive, flexible and controllable instrument, and thus a fantastic alternative to loops or music libraries.

V 2.0
  • New saxophone model - a tenor saxophone by Buffet-Crampon with 2 different mouthpieces reproduced, one classical and the other jazz
  • New harmonization - with the ability to play 4 different instruments at a time, BRASS 2 provides a new harmonization engine that is extremely easy to use with sections, duets, trios all now possible
  • New spatiality realism mainly comes from the core instrument models, but also from the recording space. The new specialization adds a new level of possibilities to your brass parts
  • New MIDI integration - the instrument comes with a better integration in the studio. MIDI settings will allow you to easily decide whether you control BRASS using a simple keyboard, a breath-controller, an Akai EWI, a Yamaha WX5, and more
  • New Riff organization - while BRASS is primarily designed as a set of instruments to play, it also comes loaded with hundreds of pre-written phrases. Organized by style, such as hip-hop, Latino, rock, jazz or even military, they make it easy for non-players to insert realistic brass parts into their music. All of these phrases can be quickly and dramatically modified in all aspects
  • 75 presets, 160 riffs and 60 kits
  • 3 physically modeled brass instruments - trumpet, trombone and saxophone
  • 4-part multi-timbral in LIVE mode with total control over expressiveness through MIDI
  • Harmonization module to control the 60 polyphonic multi-timbral instrument kits
  • Customize instrument characteristics include a choice of 4 attack and 4 vibrato types, instrument material, humanization, musical style, use static or dynamic mutes, etc.
  • 8 parameters to control the instruments in real-time :

    1. Attack
    2. Pressure
    3. Pitch (for legatos, falls or expressivity)
    4. Timbre of the instruments
    5. Noise amount in the instrument sound
    6. Vibrato
    7. Position of the instrument toward the microphone
    8. Mute (for trumpet and trombone)

  • Each parameter can be Independent automated via a dedicated control window
  • "Brassing" effect used in trumpets and trombones to tightens up attacks
  • Organization of MIDI controls allows easier editing and better control, and includes support for the Akai EWI
  • Optional ambience reverberation can help place the instruments in a virtual stereo space
  • Chorus mode for all instruments, with up to a 4 instrument unison section
  • Playable via a MIDI keyboard
  • RIFF Mode with more than 500 modifiable pre-recorded MIDI phrases in many different styles, including jazz, funk, Latino, reggae, Zouk, salsa, r n' b, and more
  • Easy and fast searching of riffs with the preset explorer
  • Up to 4 simultaneous instruments in a riff
  • Editable length, tempo and tune of each riff
  • Riff editing with the zoomable pianoroll and independent parameter editing
  • Powerful editing options - solo, mute, 8 drawing tools
  • Live playing of several riffs with the keyboard
  • Import and export riff presets from and to MIDI files
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Arturia 310201 specs

System Requirements Mac:
2GHz dual core processor
OS X 10.4 or higher
For use as plug-in, host software that supports Audio Units, RTAS or VST formats
Available USB port for e-Licenser hardware

2GHz dual core processor
Windows 2000, XP or Vista
For use as plug-in, host software that supports RTAS or VST formats
Available USB port for e-Licenser hardware

Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 7.9 x 2.9"

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