65% off “Bravura Scoring Brass” by Impact Soundworks
“Bravura Scoring Brass” is a complete collection of orchestral brass ensembles, soloists, and aleatoric FX recorded with stunning depth in a large scoring studio.
Featuring three mic positions, extensive articulations, and incredibly powerful scripting, BSB is an ideal tool for Film, TV & Video Game scoring.
“Bravura Scoring Brass” also works with the Free Kontakt Player so no other software is required!Deal Expired
22GB Of Epic Orchestral Brass Ensembles & Soloists For Kontakt
Impact Soundworks designed “Bravura Scoring Brass” with the needs of modern composers and producers in mind, with a wealth of instruments, articulations, and powerful features to inspire your music.
In recording the samples, they used a scoring studio to provide maximum flexibility in your mixes. With direct mics and two sets of room samples, you can easily mix between a dry & focused sound and a spacious room timbre without overbearing, baked-in hall reverb.
By design, “Bravura Scoring Brass” is a highly-versatile instrument that works in many styles. Far from being limited to cinematic fare, it can be used for traditional classical compositions and mockups, chamber ensembles, virtuosic solo performances, quartets, or even pop & rock music!
Impact Soundworks custom-made Orchestrator & Chordmaker patches will help get any composition started with instantly-gratifying sounds, and the extensive set of aleatoric effects is a treasure trove for Film, Game, and TV scoring.
Whatever style of music you create, we think you’ll find “Bravura Scoring Brass” an invaluable addition to your collection – whether used on its own, blended with other orchestral libraries, or used in creative hybrid compositions. We can’t wait to hear what you write with it!
“Bravura Scoring Brass” works with the Free Kontakt Player!
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The Bravura Scoring Brass Concept
bravura – noun / brə – vyoor – ə:
1. a musical passage requiring exceptional agility and technical skill in execution
2. a florid, brilliant style
3. a show of daring
When the Impact Soundworks’ team ran across this rarely-used (and somewhat difficult to pronounce!) term they knew immediately it was the ideal title for their bold, new orchestral brass library.
Featuring 55,000+ samples recorded across three microphone positions in a large scoring studio, “Bravura Scoring Brass” offers composers & producers the complete package of brass ensembles, soloists, and aleatoric FX. Instruments & patches include:
- Full Brass Ensemble
- French Horn Ensemble
- Trumpet Ensemble
- Trombone Ensemble
- Low Brass Ensemble
- French Horn Solo
- Trumpet Solo
- Flugelhorn Solo
- Piccolo Trumpet Solo
- Tuba Solo
- Trombone Solo
- Ensemble & Solo Orchestrator
- Ensemble & Solo Chord Maker
- Horns FX
- Trombones FX
- Trumpets FX
- Low Brass FX
- Full Brass FX
Articulations include – depending on the instrument – sustain (vibrato & non-vibrato) true legato, marcato, staccato, tenuto, trills major & minor, double & triple tongues, flutters, rips, and falls, all with multiple dynamics and RR layers.
Getting Started – Exploring The Interface, Engine & Articulations
These are the core articulations that can be found in the majority of the provided solo and ensemble instrument patches:
- Legato: When another note is triggered while still holding the first note, a true legato performance is heard transitioning between the original note and the new note, after which the new note is sustained until the key is released.
- Sustain: Recordings of long sustained notes played at a dynamic controlled by MIDI CC (modwheel/CC1 by default). For instruments with Vibrato, the vibrato amount can also be controlled via MIDI CC. Sustain notes can be played polyphonically, unlike the Legato articulation.
- Staccato: Short, accented notes with minimal decay.
- Tenuto: Notes slightly longer than staccato.
- Marcato: Notes with a particularly brass attack even longer than tenuto, but still decaying rather than sustaining.
- Trill Major/Minor: Rapid, sustained alternating between the played note and a note one half step (minor trill) OR one whole step (major trill) up.
- Rip/Fall: Quickly descending (fall) or ascending (rips) change in pitch over the course of an octave.
- Flutter: Also known as flutter tongue, a rapid ‘rolling’ sound adding extra animation and ‘effect’ to sustained notes.
- Multi-tongue: Recordings of two or three short notes performed rapidly and tempo-synced. Low velocities (1-64) trigger double-tongues (2 notes) and high velocities (65-127) trigger triple-tongues (3 notes).
Extended Articulations (FX)
The FX patches are full of inspiring sounds, many of which were performed in an improvised (aleatoric) manner. Most of them must be played and auditioned rather than described, as they vary greatly in timbre and length.
However, there are some general terms used in the organization of these sounds that you may find useful while browsing:
- Rips/Falls: As with core articulations, these sounds typically rise or fall quickly in pitch before decaying.
- Flurries: Phrases that move up and down in pitch several times, as opposed to going in only one direction.
- Pulsing: Sounds that have a regular change in volume or pitch, ‘wobbling’ and pulsating.
- Swell: Sounds that build in volume from soft (piano) to loud (forte).
- Stabs: Staccato sounds with a fast, brassy attack and minimal length.
- Clusters: Sounds where individual players perform different notes, creating a highly dissonant effect.
- Atonal: Similar to clusters, where there is no single defined pitch for the note/phrase.
- Cows: Rolling changes in pitch somewhat approximating the sound of a cow’s “moo”!
Main Script – Ensembles & Solos
The “Bravura Scoring Brass” script allows for easy performance tweaking, mixing, and fine-tuning of every instrument. It can be viewed in three columns from left to right, starting with Mics & Reverb:
- Close, Room A, Room B: These refer to microphone positions. Clicking on the white microphone icon disables and unloads those mics from RAM.
- Volume, Pan, Width: Changes the volume, left/right panning, or stereo width for the given mic position.
- INT (Output Selector): Clicking on this allows for selection of a separate Kontakt output.
- HIGH / MID / LOW: Gain (volume) knobs for a simple 3-band equalizer.
- Reverb Selector (Picture): Changes the impulse response for the included convolution reverb. All IRs were custom-made for BSB!
- WET: Controls the amount of reverb added.
- TONE: Controls the frequency balance of the reverb – low values are darker, high values are brighter.
- PREDLY / SIZE: Controls the predelay and size (length) of the IR, respectively.
The next section is the Articulation Selector:
- LOAD Button: Clicking on this text toggles between purge/unpurge radio buttons for each articulation, and articulation volume knobs.
- Radio Buttons: Unloads or loads an articulation from RAM.
- Articulation Text: Changes the selected articulation, indicated by the music note.
- C Icon: Indicates that an articulation has extra hidden controls. Hold Control and left click on that articulation to reveal more options.
- KS Text: Displays the keyswitch used to switch to an articulation.
- Dynamics Slider: Controls the volume/timbre for the instrument. This is linked to MIDI CC1 by default, but this can be changed by right-clicking the slider, selecting “MIDI Learn” and using the CC of your choice.
- Vibrato Slider: Controls the amount of vibrato for the instrument. As with Dynamics, this can be re-assigned to any MIDI CC.
The third column contains Performance Controls.
- Vel Curve: Changes the “touch” of the instrument. Curves bent UP will scale input velocity UP, while curves bent down will do the reverse.
- C/F Tune: Changes the tuning of the instrument via coarse and fine knobs.
- Mute: Enables simulated muting via EQ for the whole instrument.
- Shorts Mode: KS vs. VEL SPLIT. In KS mode, each short articulation has its own keyswitch. In VEL SPLIT mode, if any short articulation is selected, they can be switched between based on input velocity.
- Shorts Dyn: MW/CC# vs. VELOCITY. Sets how short articulation dynamics are controlled. In MW/CC# mode, the modwheel (by default) changes the dynamics, whereas in Velocity mode, they are controlled by input velocity.
- Transpose: Transposes all MIDI input by octaves.
- Releases: When enabled, releasing any note will trigger a brief recording of the instrument being released – a more authentic & realistic sound.
- Stack: When enabled, uses neighboring zones and re-tunes them to create a simulated larger ensemble. Clicking the stack that appears to the right of the button changes the size of the ensemble from 2X to 3X and back.
Free Up Your Creativity With The Chordmaker & Orchestrator Patches
Impact Soundworks’ custom Chordmaker Patch is a fantastic tool allowing you to create realistic, pre-orchestrated chords with just a single key press.
These are not static pre-recorded chords – the script instead generates custom chord voicings from single-note samples making full use of BSB’s round-robin recordings.
There are some interface controls unique to the Chordmaker:
- The Mode Menu offers a number of premade chord voicings to pick from. Each mode is described in the menu, for example “Spread 1” has narrow voicing spread across three octaves, with one chord inversion per octave.
- The Bass Note option adds a solo tuba playing the bass note of each chord inversion. When this option is off the tuba will not play.
- Each instrument has its own volume and pan controls which are self-explanatory.
In Custom mode, some new controls will appear:
- The menus labeled “Off” below each instrument are used to select which note or interval that instrument should play.
- The Question Mark icon selects a chord / interval at random (it’s aleatoric!), while the Gear icon displays all possible chords & intervals.
Finally let’s look at the keyboard layout:
- As with most other patches, the very lowest colored notes are articulation keyswitches. Press one of them to switch articulations: C0 for Sustain, C#0 for Staccato, D0 for Tenuto, and D#0 for Marcato.
- The blue / cyan octave triggers major chords built around each note.
- The magenta / pink octaves above that will trigger minor chords in the same manner.
Another way of getting quick and easy inspiration is Impact Soundworks’ custom Orchestrator engine. This intelligent script will dynamically assign played notes and chords across multiple instruments! This is the fastest way of achieving a realistic orchestrated sound.
In the interface you’ll notice the four instruments (or ensembles) built in to the Orchestrator. Each one has its own Volume and Panning, of course. The five colored boxes below that are the voice selectors.
When playing a chord with the orchestrator patch, the script will assign up to five notes among the different instruments. The leftmost box is the lowest note and the rightmost is the highest note. Each instrument can be assigned to play any one of these notes, for a total of up to 20 simultaneous voices (4 instruments x 5 notes).
For even more control, the menu labeled OCT can be used. This will transpose the selected instrument up or down an octave for wider voicings.
The deal ends in:
So What Exactly Can I Do With “Bravura Scoring Brass”?
Featuring three mic positions, extensive articulations, and incredibly powerful scripting, “Bravura Scoring Brass” has been designed with the needs of modern composers and producers in mind.
With a wealth of instruments and powerful features to inspire your music, this is a library that is ideally suited, but not limited to the following styles of music:
- Cinematic Underscore
- Trailer music
- TV Shows
- Video Games
- Classical Compositions
- Chamber Ensembles & Quartets
- Virtuosic Solo Performances
… or even Pop & Rock music!
Whatever style of music you create, we think you’ll find “Bravura Scoring Brass” an invaluable addition to your collection!
“Bravura Scoring Brass” also works with the Free Kontakt Player so no other software is required!
"Bravura Scoring Brass" by Impact Soundworks
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- 65% off the normal price (normally €165)!
- 22GB of Epic Orchestral Brass Ensembles and Soloists For Kontakt!
- 55,000+ samples in 16 and 24-bit
- Horn, trombone, trumpet & low brass ensembles
- Solo trumpet, picc trumpet, trombone
- Solo french horn, tuba, flugelhorn
- True Legato for all instruments
- Staccato, Tenuto, Marcato, Rips, Falls
- Trills, Flutters, Multi-tongues & Vibrato
- Aleatoric FX, Figures & Phrases
- Recorded in a large scoring studio
- Orchestrator & Chordmaker patches
- Customizable keyswitches
- MIDI CC assignable dynamics + vibrato
- Stack Mode doubles or triples ensemble size
- Apply simulated muting to all articulations
- Deep per-articulation tweaking controls
- 3 types of short notes via KS or velocity
- Powerful & beautiful interface
- Works with the Free Kontakt Player so no other software is required!
- 22GB disk space
- 8GB of RAM (all mics/artics)
- Core 2 Duo processor or better
- Perfect for Cinematic Underscore, Trailer Music, TV Shows, Video Games, Classical Compositions, Chamber Ensembles & Quartets, Virtuosic Solo Performances … or even Pop & Rock music!
What People Think About 65% off “Bravura Scoring Brass” by Impact Soundworks
"Bravura Scoring Brass offers an amazing set of articulations in both solo and ensemble settings that have given me a great deal of control over my brass writing. The Solo instruments are my favorite as Impact Soundworks has captured a character of the brass family not found in any library on the market."
Music Industry Blog
"Boasting a highly effective true legato mode for all instruments, the library is technically excellent, with deep programming facilities lurking beneath the bonnet. A built-in orchestrator performs convincing auto-divisi splits, while the customisable ‘chordmaker’ generates a well-voiced section chord from a single key press. The instruments (which play a decent range of common articulations and aleatoric effects) sound very nice indeed: ‘opulent’ is the word that springs to mind."
Sound On Sound
Music Industry Blog
"After spending a good deal of time with all of the various instruments and features on Bravura Scoring Brass, I have to say I’m impressed. There are loads of options for customizing the sound of the ensembles or solo instruments, it’s simple to adjust parameters to create realistic performances, and the samples themselves are of top notch quality and are extremely versatile. I would absolutely recommend Bravura Scoring Brass to anyone looking to get a great brass sample library."
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