Ex. 1 - Horn swells by KeyboardMag published on 2012/10/17 18:29:50 +0000 Audio examples to accompany tutorial in November 2012 issue. Ex. 1 — "Twelve Horn Ensemble Articulations (Sustains and Shorts)" from CineBrass Pro. As displayed in the diagram, the mod wheel controls both the volume and timbre of the Horns on the swells. Played live and unedited. Ex. 2 — A quick ensemble passage created with a mix strictly of solo instruments from different libraries: 3 trumpets, 4 French horns, 3 trombones, 1 tuba. Each horn in a section was from a different library and each line was played individually using solo patches from CineBrass, VSL Brass, Hollywood Brass and Concert II Series. Notice the small details that jump out from one part to another, similar to a live section. A bit of Lexicon Random Hall was placed on the mix bus to tie all the sounds together. Ex. 3 — Even with nice room mic samples, it is often necessary to add a bit of reverb to finish the sound. In this example, the "2 Trumpet Keyswitch" patch from Hollywood Brass is presented first without any additional reverb and then with a bit of the "Burbank Scoring Stage" IR added from the internal reverb. Notice that the short notes (played with the sustain pedal down) includes the natural room in the samples, but the long chords sound very dry on the note-off release; adding a bit of reverb smooths out the long chords without stepping on the natural room ambience in the short articulations.