Yo what’s good fam!
Back with another goodie for ya!
As soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to have it.
I have seen the Chirs Hein Horns for a while, but the complete collection (4 volumes) is close to 750 bucks or so.
I’m sure it’s dope, but if you’re not doing things on a pro level, not sure you want to spend that much on horns…it was a little out of reach in my opinion.
BUT….Best Service just released a “compact” version of the horns.
let’s check it out!
What is Chris Hein Horns Compact?
It’s a “compact” version of the Chris Hein Horns library.
You get all 53 solo instruments from the complete library
They have 6 velocity layers and you get 5 playing styles in the patch.
So…it’s really a “complete” horn package for many people
- content: 5.8 GB
- format: Kontakt Player/Kontakt
- price: $204.68
So how does it sound?
For years I’ve had people tell me about Chris Hein Horns…and any time I do a review on horns, they seemed to come up.
I won’t lie, I was interested, but at the price point for the whole thing (I mean, I wanted all the instruments, not just the sax or trumpet section), I just sorta looked past it.
1 word to describe the sound would be AWESOME
Seriously, they have a really nice tone about them, that just sounds….real.
It’s not so much of an orchestral tone, more of a jazzy/funky big band type of sound.
The inclusion of the convolution reverb is really nice, as it can add some nice space and texture to the horns.
The recordings are well done, not annoying digital artifacts, and they can sound as full or as intimate as you wish.
I also love that you have FX built right in, so you can eq, compress, adjust the filter, reverb, or even flanger.
At the end of the day, sound is what really matters, and these definitely sound dope!
So what’s the bottom line?
Seriously? Just get them…Chris Hein Horns for a fraction of what it cost to get the complete collection.
Sure you get more playing styles and a few more layers in the “full” complete version, as well as some extra sections…but this right here is no “lite” version.
The way you can build your own sections is just plain fun and very useful.
I give this 5 out of 5 subs, it’s quite possibly the best horn library I’ve played with at any price range.
There may be better options if you want a more cinematic or orchestral approach…but for jazzy, funky, big band style horns that YOU control….this is it, period.
I really have nothing else to say, I love these horns, they load quick, they sound good, and the interface allows me to be very versatile with my section creation.
Just check it out at Best Service: http://www.bestservice.de/detail1.asp/best_service/chris_hein_horns_compact/en