Native Instruments have releases VALVES, an e-instruments collaboration library. VALVES is available for £89.00 / $99.00.
Instantly create interweaving, evolving brass phrases from a single note or chord – all professionally performed, expertly arranged, and recorded together for a truly authentic sound. VALVES features a uniquely modern ensemble of brass instruments, carefully curated for soft, rich textures and ideally suited to a wide range of genres.
All the presets in VALVES contain a complementary collection of phrases for each instrument, all composed from professionally performed articulations, synced to your host’s tempo, and designed to work seamlessly together. Inject movement and color into your productions with the Moments Slider, which progressively and musically introduces new phrase variations, one instrument at a time.
VALVES’ instantly playable phrases are created from a wealth of articulations, including crescendos, decrescendos, evolving sustains, swells, waves, and more. Each phrase can be edited to your liking, or you can build your own from scratch. Stuck for inspiration? Hit Random for endless new variations, or experiment with different loop lengths for each individual track.
Get a professionally balanced mix right out of the box – or simply take it as a starting point. Adjust levels and panning for each individual instrument, compress and saturate to taste, then choose from 72 different in-built effect presets. With two send slots, two main effects, tempo-synced LFOs, and more, you have full control over your sound.
To ensure natural, human-sounding performances, the articulations in VALVES were captured with a full ensemble playing together with a conductor – but with each instrument recorded in isolation. The result is the sound of a real-life section playing together, but it also captures the nuanced textures of each instrument and allows you to mix and process each one individually.
VALVES requires a free or full version of Kontakt.
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