Total Brass v1.0
by HV Synth Design
(HV Synth Design Website)
Owned by user Stacey

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Operating System: Windows Vista/XP/2000
File Size: 1.7 MB
License: Demonstration (All Demo software)
License Conditions:

The sound is interrupted shortly each 20 seconds. Registration: EUR 139.00

System Requirements:

VSTi host application.

Last Updated: 2009-03-30
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Software Description

Total Brass features low and high brass instruments: from contrabass trombone to piccolo trumpet, from f-horn to a Dizzy Gillespie like jazz trumpet, without any compromise in the sound quality. There are 20 presets. You have total control over the most important brass aspects: Attack (mouth piece), player lips and you can even select a bore type: narrow/width.


  • The Performance row:
    - Breath Pressure: you can choose between Modulation Wheel and Breath Controller. Here you can also set a threshold for more or less breath pressure.
    - Attack for 'blowing' explosive attacks.
    - Player Lips. Sometimes the lips are audible, a kind of short thrill. Trumpet players have told me that this has to do with imperfect blowing. Jazz players however make often use of this imperfection, to get a more aggressive tone. There are two knobs: Amount (MIDI learn) and duration of the lip thrill.
    - Instability (long tones always have some instability).
    - Breath noise (MIDI learn).
    - Flutter Tongue - this is done with a rapid up and down movement of the tongue (MIDI learn).
    - Portamento: you can choose between MIDI learn and velocity.
    - Pistons or slide (selectable).

  • The Timbre row:
    - Width Bore, Narrow Bore and Harmon mute (selectable).
    - Note-to-note transition. When the note-to-note transition is audible (legato), then this is also imperfect playing, pressing a piston, when another one is not released in time. Again, jazz players make use of this.
    - Damping: with this knob you can alter the bore structure, and so alter the timbre (MIDI learn).
    - 4 stage EQ.
    - Low Brass (loudness). With this knob you can add lots of extra harmonics and so also the loudness for low bass instruments. Here is also a relationship with the bore structures.
    - Tuning.

  • The Bottom row:
    - Pitch and amplitude vibrato via aftertouch or MIDI learn.
    - Volume.
    - Overblowing has to be done with the Pitch Wheel. Overblowing a trumpet and you start on a C than you hear always the harmonic series C E G Bb (C), but when you alter the bore (Damping), you get other series and effect.
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