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Vintage Horns 2

Kontakt Instrument by Big Fish Audio

Vintage Horns 2 is a collection of virtual instruments specifically designed to emulate the sound of horn players from the 60s and 70s, including such classic styles as Vintage Funk & Soul, Cool Jazz, Roadhouse R&B and Rock ’n’ Roll, 60s Pop Rock, Vintage Film Noir, and Soul Jazz.

Like its best-selling predecessor, Vintage Horns, Vintage Horns 2 was not designed to be a perfect, pristine-sounding virtual instrument. Instead, our goal was to create a collection of brass and woodwind instruments that captured the character of horn players from the 60s and 70s, including the quirks and minor imperfections that made them sound so good.

Vintage Horns 2 is not just a re-make of Vintage Horns, it is a completely different library that includes complimentary instruments to its predecessor.

The inspiration for Vintage Horns 2 came from the iconic playing styles of such well-known musicians as Maceo Parker, Miles Davis, Junior Walker, King Curtis, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Herbie Mann, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan.

To get the sounds we were after, we studied the playing styles of our inspirations, taking note of things like tone, vibrato, types of instruments, and special genre-specific articulations (growling, singing, flutter-tongue, etc). We deliberately left the tuning loose, and kept in some notes that other horn VIs would have deleted—the kind of honking, squawking, warbling, cracked, and slurred notes used by those classic players.

The end result is a set of sampled horns with real character - and a product that we think is unlike any other horn VI available today. We think you’ll agree, and hope that you enjoy using Vintage Horns 2.

Komplete Kontrol & Maschine Integration

Vintage Horns 2 has been designed for seamless integration with the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series and Maschine, offering you a unique hands-on experience. Manipulate the interface using the controls of all NKS compatible hardware.

System Requirements

  • For Kontakt 5.6.8 and above.
  • Kontakt Player 5/Kontakt 5/Plug-in 
  • Kontakt 5.6.8 Player Installers:  1.19 GB
  • Vintage Horns 2 Library:  1.95 GB

Each Instrument included in Vintage Horns 2 uses three round robins per articulation for a very realistic feel.

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