A six player Trombone ensemble, complete with seven mic positions, to continue the venture of creating a series with the same controllable sonic environment/soundscape as you would have in a film scoring session. There are seven mic positions, carefully set to cover a very broad sound-scape, recorded chords, fast and normal legato with multiple dynamic layers (true sampled sustains and intervals), release samples, staccato (16 variations per note) and more…
Mix between the perspectives; Decca tree sides and mid, flanks, room, woodwind spots (see more about this below!), close ribbons and close LDCs, with the flexibility aimed at replicating a real scoring session. Now you have control over the different mic and perspective levels in the session, enabling you to morph your own sound in your scores, as if you were at the studio with the console at your fingertips.
You might have noticed that one of the perspectives included is “woodwind spots”. While this is not a woodwind library, the mics that spot the woodwinds were set up and included in the recording. The reason for this, is that a lot of the brass sound bleeds heavily into the woodwind mics in scoring sessions, adding to the perceived depth of the sound, so whilst pushing to achieve the most versatile, we felt that this absolutely had to be included.
Full list of articulations:
– No Legato (allows polyphonic playing)
– Legato – normal slurred legato (piano and forte dynamic layers crossfade-able)
– Fst Legato – Fast legato specially for fast playing
– Staccato – Short detached notes (16 variations per note)
– Flutter – Flutter tongued sustains
– Rips – Rips up to the played note
– Chords – Diminuendo major, minor and open 5th chords
Two Types of True Sampled Legato The instrument comes with two true legato modes – a normal slurred legato, and a fast legato, for faster passages,which will allow you to play virtuoso runs and scale passages.
We recorded major and minor chords in various positions, as well as open fifths (combined gives you the ability to also create MAJ7, min7 and other chords… for the reason that each note has it’s own little space in the sonic field, and it is this separation that is one of the major things we miss from a real recording, and a track with layer upon layer of samples. With this instrument, you can achieve that real spacious sound.