SESSION HORNS is one of the newest products from Native Instruments. It creates the sound of a tight, four-piece horn section that was sampled in Native Instruments usual high quality methods that they use for when creating all of their instruments. It was created with realism of sound in mind and it features over 170 flexible phrases, and through the use many unique tools, you can create authentic arrangements automatically.
SESSION HORNS provides you with a highly expressive and versatile horn section that lets you quickly achieve great results. Woodwind and brass are among the most dynamic and expressive acoustic instruments and the interaction between the individual players of a horn section can be very complex both harmonically and rhythmically. SESSION HORNS combines great sound quality with an intuitive interface that provides you with not only a truly musical workflow, but also the ability to recreate the magic that a soulful Horn section can add to your music.
The goal of SESSION HORNS is to provide to you the sound of a tight, modern brass section and is aimed at Soul and Pop producers. Brass found in genres such as R&B, Latin, Indie, Nu-Jazz and Reggae can also easily be created. If you are doing cinematic and sound work, SESSION HORNS can be used quite well to provide just the right atmosphere as well.
SESSION HORNS is powered by either the free KONTAKT player that comes with the package, or by using the full stand-alone KONTAKT 5 product which also comes with the Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8 packages.
SESSION HORNS is provided as two separate KONTAKT instruments - SESSION HORNS – Performance and SESSION HORNS – Single Articulation. The Performance instrument is designed for real time performance. It features pre-programmed but very flexible brass phrases using SESSION HORNS’ unique Animator function as well as a ‘standard’ keyboard mode, where different articulations are accessible via velocity switching and pitch wheel.
The SESSION HORNS engine can also intelligently split chord notes and assign them to individual section instruments if required. The Performance instrument also has three separate pages which you can access by simply clicking on the tabs on the bottom margin of the program window.