Review: The Concert Brass Bundle from Kirk Hunter Studios

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 If you are looking for a great deal on some brass to spice up your toolkit, The Concert Brass Bundle from Kirk Hunter Studios might be just what the doctor ordered. There is a huge collection of brass here that works really well, especially in a layered setting.

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Review: The Concert Brass Bundle from Kirk Hunter Studios

The Concert Brass Bundle from Kirk Hunter Studios, including Concert Brass 2 and Concert Brass Legacy, represents a great deal at only $89 from Audio Plugin Deals. With 43GB of Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, and even a little Tuba, this bundle provides a great value for those wanting to add some good brass to their template.

Kirk Hunter Studio’s The Concert Brass Bundle normally sells for $600 but is currently on sale for $89 at Audio Plugin Deals

 

 

Thoughts

I have been wanting to add some brass to my template, so I was excited to see the Concert Brass Bundle being offered at 85% off by Audio Plugin Deals. Measuring in at a whopping 43 GB, this bundle features both the Concert Brass 2 and Concert Brass Legacy libraries. These libraries have been around for a while, but they still offer good sounding instruments, many articulations, and some nifty features such as divisi, interval programming, and FX.

Both libraries provide you with the TVEC engine, which gives you all articulations, effects, and options per instrument within a single patch. The advantage of this engine is that it will save you from loading multiple patches for each articulation. However, this could also prove to be problematic for some, as it requires a more significant amount of RAM.

I really like having the ability to control the number of players for each instrument. You have the option to use 6, 4, or 2 players, or even to play with solo instruments. The TVEC engine offers some other great features such as DivisiLive, which provides divisi for each instrument in real-time. This is nice to have, as it allows your playing to sound more realistic by keeping the player size consistent across polyphonic legato lines or chords. SmartLegato and IntervaLive are also great additions to the TVEC engine.

SmartLegato recognizes when you are playing legato or chords and adjusts the polyphony to match.

SmartLegato recognizes when you are playing legato or chords and adjusts the polyphony to match. IntervaLive uses actual recordings of intervals to add realism to your playing. The TVEC system recognizes the distance between the notes you perform, and via IntervaLive, plays the correct interval between the notes. The star of this bundle is the Concert Brass 2 library. It features a newer set of samples and seems to be more organized. However, the Concert Brass Legacy library is no slouch. There are plenty of articulations to choose from, but you might need to work a little harder to mine the gems here.

Concert Brass Legacy-Trumpets 1

 

The Concert Brass 2 library is especially great for layering. It was recorded dry, so you can either use the onboard reverb selections or couple these sounds with your own reverb for even better blending.

The sounds in both bundles can, at times, sound a bit “synthy”, but these instruments can shine if you work a bit to polish them up.

I think this is a great value for $89, and I’m glad it’s now a part of my own composing toolkit.

As with all of our reviews be sure to check out the demos and official videos to make sure this instrument is right for your composing needs.

 

Facts

The Concert Brass Bundle downloads as a combined 43 GB. It includes both the Concert Brass 2 and Concert Brass Legacy libraries from Kirk Hunter Studios. The Concert Brass Bundle requires the full version of Kontakt 5.4.1 or above.

Kirk Hunter Studio’s The Concert Brass Bundle normally sell for $600 but is currently on sale for $89 at Audio Plugin Deals

 

Demos of The Concert Brass Bundle from Kirk Hunter Studios

Videos of The Concert Brass Bundle from Kirk Hunter Studios