The World’s Most Flexible Ostinato Pattern Brass
- Various "short" samples applied to 4 Brass Sections in ONE Instrument
- Create Sophisticated Patterns with No Musical Theory Training Necessary
- Intelligent Brass Motion Engine
- Bring Motion to Brass With Unparalleled Ease
- Powerful & Intuitive Design
- Dynamic Randomization with Instant Results
- A Brass Instrument Like No Other
- Epic & Cinematic
- Infinite Results
- Instant Brass Rhythms
At the time of this publication, there does not exist another instrument that can let you play FOUR short sample brass sections (trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas) at the SAME TIME. But with Kinetic, you get the entire brass section in one instrument. That means you get a separate timeline for each section. Each timeline contains 64 note or rest events and can be divided into up to 4 "regions". And you can have each timeline play a different pattern whether you hold down a single note or chord!
Choose from 30 fun-to-play presets. And if you really want to get wild, you can choose the any of the same 30 presets for each section separately. That means you could have the trumpets playing the "Superman" preset, the French horns play the "Terminator" preset, the trombones play the "Xmen" preset, and the tubas play the "Cap. America" preset ALL AT THE SAME TIME! And of course, any or all of these patterns can be edited.
You can also load "perpetual motion" patterns that include very useful accents. These accents can be based on every 2, 3, 4 or 6 events. Additionally, you can set whether the accents are subtle, moderate or dynamic.
Kinetic Brass contains 4 trumpets, 4 French horns, 4 trombones, and 2 tubas. Included articulations are Staccato, Marcato, and Portato. And each articulation can be "tightened or broadened".
Recorded at the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica where A-list Los Angeles-based orchestras record and perform.
So how has this been emulated so far? The best of them go to great lengths in using "legato" technology. That's great, except that with string players, it's never the same. Sometimes, there's a string crossing, sometimes a hand shift, sometimes a bow change.. and on and on. The easy ones to mimmic are the "slurred" or "fingered" transitions. That's because the player does not "bow" the interval, and does not shift the left hand during small intervals. So the "legato" transition is easy to capture. The trouble begins during the many transitions that happen during separate bowing or when a player shifts the left hand.
While there is no easy way to capture all of these details, the one thing that seems to be loudly apparent is the sound that happens when string players play larger intervals on the same string. (Especially cellos) It's not really a true portamento and does not always happen. It seems to occur most when the players need to move their left hand up or down from it's current position to achieve the note. We have calculated certain probabilities of this happening during certain types of playing styles, and have successfully, to a point, implemented them into the instruments of the Lyric Series String Quintet. And it's all very dynamic depending on the way you play.
4 Independent Timelines (not just 2 for high range and low range!)
- 4 Trumpets
- 4 French Horns
- 4 Trombones
- 2 Tubas
For Each of the 4 Timelines
- 64 Editable Note/Rest Events per Timeline
- 4 Regions per Timeline
- Each region's length can be changed.
- Regions can overlap.
- Repetition On/Off
- Region Cycling (Regions can cycle 1 through 4, or not at all.)
- Articulation Chooser (Staccato, Marcato, Portato)
- Accent Control (Accent every 2, 3, 4 or 6 events. Choose "Subtle, Moderate or Dynamic" accent style.)
- Tighten/Broaden Notes
- Playable Range Editor
- Sordini (Mutes)
- Copy/Past Regions
- Solo/Mute Timeline
- Randomize Repetitions
- Select Built-In Popular Rhythms
- Select from 30 Presets
Global Control (Main Page):
- Repetitions On/Off
- View Grid (base 3 or base 4 for easy editing)
- Event Resolution (Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th, 16th or 32nd Duration per Event)
- Triplet Function (On/Off, and Edit Triplet's Playable Range)
- Select from 30 Global Presets
- Audio Preview of Presets
- Load/Save Patterns
- Randomize all Timelines
- Built-In Tutorial
- MIDI Record and Drag-and-Drop
- Auto-Mix (Intelligently "mixes" each section for a smooth transition between them.)
- 3-Band Parametric EQ
- Velocity Variation (Randomizes note velocities for added realism.)
- Velocity Sensitivity
- Velocity Takeover (During playback, you can "grab" the current velocity and "take over".)
- Humanize Repetitions (A scalable "Un-Quantize" repetition rate for added realism.)
- Reverb and Room Size
- Velocity-Controlled Warm/Bright Control
- Microphone Mixer
- Presets for Microphone and Reverb Settings
- Section Mixer for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses (Level, Pan, Purge)
Under The Hood:
- Recorded at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica
- Round Robin is randomized so that you never hear a "loop" effect.
- Samples of the church ambience are carefully mixed in for a very natural sound.
- Repetition will always follow the tempo of your DAW.
- The FULL VERSION of Kontakt 5.7.1 or newer. This will only run in DEMO mode if you load into the free player version of Kontakt.
- 10.4GB download size, 11GB after extraction.
- Mac OSX 10.9 or newer, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, although 6 or more is recommended.
- Windows 7 or newer, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM, although 6 or more is recommended.
Kinetic Brass comes with 399 usages before it will not be usable. DO NOT WORRY about this. Any time BEFORE those uses are gone, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the SAME email address you used when you made the purchase, and we will gladly refresh your instrument(s). Even though it is not perfect, we employ this as a protective measure agains piracy.Open Kinetic Brass Users Manual