One aspect of brass instrument performances that most libraries struggle with is the very subtle and delicate sound of small ensemble playing, capturing more of the players audible sounds like lip buzz and valve clicks. Native Instrument’s Valves Pro does just this, a premium collection of brass instruments including instruments like Euphonium with over 60 articulations to accurately capture the solo and ensemble sounds of soft and subtle brass performance.
Typically, most virtual brass libraries include samples for Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba and in premium collections French Horn – covering lower, mid-to-low and mid-upper registers. Valves Pro goes further and includes the brass instruments that produce more mellow timbres including Flugelhorn & Euphonium. This coupled with a host of articulations associated with small ensemble performance means you are able to craft delicate phrases and warm broad sounds that can cover a wide variety of genres that use these configurations of brass instruments.
I have to say as a brass player myself, the quality of the samples and articulations are amazing and the attention to details goes a long way in communicating a sense of true brass performance and sound palette.
To try and get you to dip your toes into the world of brass ensembles, Native Instruments are also offering an intro discount of 15% until the August 17, 2023.
Here’s what Native Instruments are saying:
The finest warm and mellow brass sounds
Valves Pro makes it simple to create evolving brass ensembles with sounds meticulously recorded with leading session players. Building on the features of Valves, this virtual brass plugin offers three different sampler instruments for both solo and ensemble performances, delivering lush and evolving tones and textures for cinematic scores and contemporary productions.
New ways of performing
Valves Pro introduces more ways to create with two new instrument additions, Solo and Ensemble, as well as the Player engine from Valves.
A range of articulations and phrases
Explore over 200 ready-to-use sequences or create your own from scratch for full flexibility. Customize phrases to your taste, whether that’s long and short notes, tempo synced crescendos, decrescendos, and swells, or staccatissimo, sustains, and vibrato expressions
Read more about the details and recording process HERE