Big Fish Friday: Vintage Horns 2


Yo what’s good fam!

Starting off the new year with some Big Fish.  Today I’m checking out Vintage Horns 2

So what is Vintage Horns 2?

This is a Kontakt library aimed at capturing the soulful, jazzy, vintage vibe of horn instruments and sections from the 60s and 70s.

It’s not about being pristine and orchestral, but it’s about the warmth, the vibe, and the character of horn sounds on old movies and records from that era.

The small imperfections and subtle quirks that gave these players and records their sound were the goal and intention in terms of what this library was meant to be.

It is also ready to be controlled in Maschine and Komplte Kontrol thanks to it’s NKS integration.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

I’m a fan of Funk/Soul and their product lines, especially when they are tackling the vintage styles.

The horns have that soulful character that we love from older records, the same type of stuff people like to sample.

The way you can quickly change the articulations makes it easy to adapt the sounds to your own playing style, and I love the fact that they are not trying to be the most “accurate”  in terms of pristine sampling or sound.

The dirty, gritty, “worn” sound of the instruments makes them fit great into any situation where a little bit of vintage texture is needed.

So what’s the bottom line?

I liked the first version of Vintage Horns and this is a great follow up.

Overall I give this version 4 out of 5 subs, the interface is clean, the articulation switching is simple, and the sound is exactly what you’d expect.

If I had one complaint, it would be that I’d still love to see more flutes! Hey! I love flutes!

But at the end of the day, this is a library that allows you to add that vintage sample vibe to your productions without worrying about sample clearance and royalties.


  1. This is dope. Articulations vary depending on the instrument but may include any of the following: Sustain, Staccato, Stab, Falloff, Swells, Doits, Reverse Doits, Lip Trills, Scoop, Flutter Tongue, FX, Trill FX . Happy New Year Saint Joe!

  2. The quality and texture of the horns are great. Thanks for reviewing Brother saint joe. I pray that you and your fam have a blessed and prosperous 2018 and beyond.

  3. The quality and texture of the horns are great. Thanks for reviewing Brother saint joe. I pray that you and your fam have a blessed and prosperous 2018 and beyond. The Articulations are 9 with some 14 variations B = Sustain
    Bb = Staccato
    A = Stab
    Ab = Falloffs
    G = Swell
    Gb = Doits
    F = Scoop or Effects
    E = Flutter-Tongue
    + cracked notes by velocity.

  4. Vintage Pop Piccolo Trumpet, Vintage Jazz Tenor Sax, Vintage Jazz Bari Sax, Soul Jazz Flugelhorn, Roadhouse Tenor Sax, Retro R&B Tenor Sax, Retro R&B Alto Sax, Retro 70s Lead Trumpet, Bass Trombone, Detroit Soul Piccolo, Classic Film Noir Alto Sax, Bass Flute, 60s Cool Jazz Trumpet, Bass Saxophone, and Bass Trombone that come with the 8 articulations below:

    – Staccato
    – Stab
    – Falloffs
    – Swell
    – Doits
    – Scoop or Effects
    – Flutter-Tongue

  5. Hey Joe – didn’t see this review until today – just wanted to say thanks again for covering our products. And also to say, C’mon man, we included a Bass Flute and Detroit Soul Piccolo on this one – how many flutes does it take to get that 5th sub? lol

    Steve Sechi
    Soul Proprietor, FUNK/SOUL PRODUCTIONS

  6. OK then, our next product is gonna have to be Vintage Flutes – 100GB, all flutes, nothing but flutes all the time – that oughta do it LOL

    thanks again, Joe


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