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Native Instruments introduces Symphony Series Brass

Native Instruments today introduced SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS ENSEMBLE and SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS 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.
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Berlin, July 15, 2015 – Native Instruments today introduced SYMPHONY
SERIES – BRASS ENSEMBLE and SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS 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 – BRASS marks NI's first high-end
professional scoring instruments and is available now at the NI Online Shop.

SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS features pristine sample libraries recorded at
Saint Paul's Church in San Francisco – a location selected for its
optimal acoustics for brass 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. BRASS ENSEMBLE was created to bring harmony to life with
sweeping size and texture. BRASS 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.

BRASS ENSEMBLE comprises a massive 32-piece brass ensemble of four
sections of trumpet, trombone, horn, and bass brass 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.

BRASS 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 – BRASS collection combines BRASS SOLO and BRASS
ENSEMBLE for a very special bundle price. Together, the two instruments
give producers and composers a completely flexible toolset for brass
scoring in the utmost sound quality.

SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS 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 – BRASS ENSEMBLE is available now at the NI Online Shop
for $299 / 299 € / ¥ 34,800 / £249 / AU$399

SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS SOLO is available now at the NI Online Shop for
$399 / 399 € / ¥ 45,800 / £339 / AU$549

The SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS COLLECTION is available now at the NI Online
Shop for a special bundle price of $499 / 499 € / ¥ 59,800 / £429 / AU$699

Additional information on SYMPHONY SERIES - BRASS is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/symphonyseriesbrass