Big Fish Audio Vintage Horns


Hey what’s good fam!

Glad to be back from vacation and ready to serve up some Big Fish!

Today I’m checking out “Vintage Horns” which is made by the same label that produced “Vintage Vibe

If you like soulful, organic, warm, and a little bit of grit to your horn sections, check this one out.

vintagehornsSo what is Vintage Horns?

The concept behind this library is to create a collection of horns to let you quickly capture the vibe of old Philly, Memphis, and Detroit soul, as well as other familiar horn section sounds from the 60’s and 70’s

Not only do you get individual instruments, but you also get ready to go multi patches which let you quickly pull up and play sections that deliver the sound from these various regions and styles.

If you want orchestral horn sections this isn’t it, but if you want Soul, Funk, and Jazzy sounding sections you may want to go ahead and take a look at this one.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderIf you like warm organic sounding horn sections this is something to consider.

I really dig the flutes personally, but the sax and trumpets sound good as well.

I think in terms of the solo instruments the flutes sound the best, but when you start loading up the multi patches and playing them all together, things start to get really cool.

I like that they are all setup in “style” or “region” based grouping with programing and effects to give you the particular sound it’s aimed at.

Philly sounds like the Philly soul records, same for the Latin, Detroit, Oakland, and others.

Overall it’s got a great sound, not too clean, which works great depending on what type of music you create.

So what’s the bottom line?

When I did a review on “Vintage Vibe” I felt the addition of some nice flutes or horn sections would really round out the library, well this library has all that and I feel it is a great companion to the Vintage Vibe library.

Even without that, this library stands on it’s own for a nice soulful horn sound.

4subsI give Vintage Horns 4 out of 5 subs, I think it’s a solid soul horn library that delivers a specific sound that many will find useful.

If you’re a fan of 60’s and 70’s soul music, specifically the horn sections, then this is something to consider adding to your toolbox.

Head on over to the website to check it out:Β

Leave a comment below, let me know what you think

Head on over to the website to check it out for yourself.


  1. SJ: Big Fish Audio has delivered again with this library. The layout for Kontakt is user friendly & the sounds from your review appear great. The price is good too. I’ll give this a 4.5/5.0. Thanks for the video.

  2. Hmmmm….. might have to check this out – I’ve been searching for some dusty brass to add to my hip hop productions – but have been unable to find the right sound that I’m looking for – everything sounds too bright and shiny.

    Even with some EQ, and various effects, I couldn’t quite get the sound that I’ve been looking for.

    Still, $200 is kinda pricey for just a horn section – it had better be quite versatile in terms of the sounds you can get.

  3. Thanks for the review. Wish you had talked more about the keyswitches and previewed them. Curious if all the keyswitches are the same so that when you do a multi on one channel the sections will all do the same articulation….


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