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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.
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 :
Pitch (for legatos, falls or expressivity)
Timbre of the instruments
Noise amount in the instrument sound
Position of the instrument toward the microphone
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