Hey what’s good fam, back with another one for ya.
Today I’m checking out the new horn library from Native Instruments called Session Horns.
This is a new library for Kontakt based around a Jazz style horn section
let’s check it out
So what is Session Horns?
The concept behind this is a 4 piece horn section that’s suitable for jazz, pop, soul, etc.
In addition to the playable section, you can drop various pieces of the section out for a different sound.
You also get a large collection of style based phrases and riffs organized into multiple “song” collections.
But, you know me…
all that means nothing unless it sounds good!
- content: 4.88GB
- format: Kontakt, Kontakt Player
- price: $119
How does it sound?
This has a really jazzy/soulful sound to it. It recorded clean so it has a tight feel to it.
There’s not a huge amount of space around the samples which is good, but the section itself is dynamic thanks to the detail of each instrument.
I like that you can also change the section up by dropping out various parts of it to get a different feel/tone.
One thing I would have liked to see…solo versions of each instrument.
I know I know…it’s a section library, but, every time I heard the tenor sax, I wanted to play it solo!
The phrases in the library really capture the feel and style they were going for which allows the user to instantly infuse their tracks with authentic rhythms and melody lines.
So what’s the bottom line?
There are tons of different brass and horn libraries out, many geared towards the orchestral side of things.
I like that this is more for the pop, soul, funk, and urban crowd, as it has a different tone that makes it instantly usable.
I give Session Horns 4.5 out of 5 subs, I like the tone and feel of the section, and even if I personally don’t use the phrases, that doesn’t change the fact that they are well done.
Overall I just feel like NI delivered a nice and usable horn section with good dynamics that respond to playing and velocity well.
Go on and checkout all their demos: http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/powered-by-kontakt/session-horns/
leave me a comment below and let me know what you think