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Acousticsamples VHorns Tenor Saxophone

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VHorns Tenor Saxophone

 

 

SAMPLING MEETS MODELING, AGAIN & AGAIN

 

Following the success of the VHorns Brass Section, we decided to work on saxophones. And after a whole year of work, the complete saxophone family is here!

Each saxophone is played by a different musician and using a technique to cover a specific genre (one more Jazz oriented and the other with less air that is more suited for classical).

Just like for VHorns Brass Section, we wanted to make it easy to use, without any key switches, and able to just control the air flow.

 Thanks to our recent work on a hybrid technology blending samples and modeling, we were able to overcome both of these problems and take advantage of having the best of both worlds: impeccable authentic sounding horns with a simple, powerful way of playing them.

 

 The VHorns Saxophones are also based on HAT (our proprietary Harmonic Alignment Technology). This technology allows us to accurately reproduce the timbre evolution from very soft to very loud playing.

 We struck a balance in combining both technologies by using samples as the sound source, while the rest utilises modeling techniques. This allows VHorns Saxophones to weigh around just 100Mb per instrument (retina graphics and presets included), while truly sounding like a real live saxophone instrument being recorded with all of its imperfections, as well as having fully continuous response with unparalleled playability.

 And we are confident in saying that to our ears, and hopefully yours too, VHorns Saxophones is the most realistic and easy-to-use saxophone VST available today.

 

The VHorns Saxophones interface

 

 
Alto saxophones

 


Soprano saxophones

 


Tenor saxophones

 


Baritone saxophones

 


Mix

 


Virtual Space

 


Preferences

 

Solo interface

 

The HAT - Air Flow Control

Thanks to our proprietary HAT (Harmonic Alignment Technology), VHorns saxophones is not just another heavily multisampled instrument - you can play articulations yourself like a player would, with just a MIDI controller (or by drawing in automation)! There are no complicated keyswitches involved to play staccatos or anything else, it's just a matter of playing it that way. 

All you need to do is play a note and adjust the air flow, that's it! You can even automate vibrato if you want.

 

 

Authentic Vibrato

We carefully measured the different parameters that change when a player uses vibrato and combined everything into a highly realistic and adjustable vibrato for VHorns Saxophones.

There are multiple ways to control the vibrato: automatic, automatic depending on time, and completely manually to mimic the jaw movement of a musician.

 

Solo interface

 

Legato Transitions

A large part of what horn players play are legatos, so we spent a considerale amount of time and effort to carefully extract every little aspect, pitch changes, noises, etc. and make ours indistinguishable from a real performance.

They go from fast note changes to slow bends, with and without extra attack. We covered all that and let you choose how to control them.

The legatos behavior can be adjusted and even randomized for more life-like performances

 

 

Multi Microphone Recording

Recording a horn can be done in various ways and at different positions. We used 4 different microphone positions so that you can get the exact sound you want, as if you chose the microphone placement yourself.

This can yield even better results when using the "virtual space" which is detailed below.

You can apply reverb and EQ to completely mix it to your liking.

 

Solo interface

 

Virtual Space

The virtual space perfectly reproduces what a real recording of an ensemble would be using convolution. When you record a big band, you usually place a pair of microphones in front of the musicians and they naturally take position in the stereo field depending on where they are in the room.

The Virtual Space does exactly the same thing: you can place the musician wherever you like.

When using this with multiple tracks, you immediately have the feeling of being in front of a real horns section.

 

 

Advanced Editing

There are many ways to play a brass insrument, and we had to make a choice on the default settings, however many of the options can be customized to your taste.

Even better, most settings can be randomized for natural and unpredictable results.

 

Solo interface

 

Keyboard, Breath Controller or Wind Controller

VHorns can be played using a keyboard by selecting the notes on the keyboard and controlling the air flow with a MIDI controller like the modulation wheel or a breath controller.

You can also use a wind controller like an EWI, an Aerophone a Sylphyo or any other brand, in which case you need to use the appropriate controller menu in the MIDI section.

 

 

Ensemble

If you load multiple instruments at the same time, it will play unisons exactly at the same time.

We added some smart features that first can change the timbre of the instruments, transpose everything by a fixed interval and also act on the MIDI performance.

For example, you can have all 8 instruments with a different transposition value play the same C minor scale, so no matter what you play on the keyboard, it will sound in key.

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