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Orchestral Tools Berlin Brass

Sample Library
Published March 2017
By Dave Stewart

The central circular display shows the current dynamic of a  loaded instrument. Yellow keys either side of the blue keys show the expanded range of the instrument, a  new feature in this library.The central circular display shows the current dynamic of a loaded instrument. Yellow keys either side of the blue keys show the expanded range of the instrument, a new feature in this library.

Orchestral Tools complete their symphonic series with a major brass library.

Another day, another milestone. Berlin Brass, the latest addition to German company Orchestral Tools’ much-lauded Berlin series, completes a full hand of symphonic libraries which began life in 2012 with the release of Berlin Woodwinds. In common with its strings, woodwind and percussion companion titles, Berlin Brass (hereinafter referred to as BBR) was recorded in the Teldex Scoring Stage from multiple microphone positions, and works with both the free Kontakt Player and the full version of Kontakt 5.5.1.

The largest of the Berlin collections, BBR consists of a whopping 320GB of sample data which compresses down to 184GB on your hard drive once installed. Those blessed with a fast connection can screw up their courage and download the library’s 94 compressed RAR files, but if your broadband can’t cope (or you’d like to have a physical backup), you can order it at extra cost on a 250GB SSD drive, which can be fitted inside your computer or used with any external enclosure. While this SSD drive performs well for sample streaming, it’s not large enough to house both the compressed and extracted files, so you’ll need a second drive available to make a backup of one or the other. (More details can be found on the Orchestral Tools website at www.helpdesk.orchestraltools.com/hd_backup_ssd.html.)

BBR’s main collection provides a standard orchestral line-up of four French horns, three trumpets, two tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba. Each instrument was sampled individually as well as together in sections of four horns, three trumpets and three...

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Published March 2017