SOLO BRASS UNTAMED

Kontakt User Interface Solo Brass Untamed

Breathing life and a tiny bit of chaos into your brass

A brass sample library for Kontakt including Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and Flugelhorn, which follows in the same successful footsteps as Solo Strings Untamed.

The lungs of the library are the Improvisations. These are performed notes with real human energy and movement. It’s like someone taking your composition and breathing life and emotion into it.

With lots of other interesting long and short articulations to play with. Some more unexpected and unusual than others and all performed with the same human feeling.

Solo Brass Untamed is right at home with alternative scores and is also ideal for layering over bigger symphonic arrangements to add some magic and soul.

Highlights

5 solo brass instruments
Over 1600 improvised notes
4 mic positions
‘Storms’ articulation

AWARDS

Best Brass Library
Sample Library Review Awards 2022

Kontakt

Full version of Kontakt required
Not compatible with Kontakt Player

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IMPROVISATIONS

Your music, performed

The improvisations are the soul of the library. They are not phrases or pre-written melodies, but single notes performed with intension and passion. Your music, but with a real player giving each note a completely unique performance.

There are three distinct levels that have been captured for every single note of the instrument. Just play harder or softer to play the performance you want to hear.

Calm

Breathy and fragile playing, subtle shifts in tone and timbre.

Lively

Bolder and more typically brass playing with more swells and changes in vibrato.

Wild

Loud, frantic and exciting. Use sparingly for moments of chaos and extreme intensity.

James Hamilton
Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Customer reviews

“I’m a huge fan of all those Westwood libraries. They really can make a big difference in your mockups.”

Martin Heidenreich Music
YouTube

“Absolutely wonderful sounds, one of the most human sounding libraries I ever heard.”

Stefano Rossi
VI Control

“Sounds amazing. As always with Westwood, great recording quality, great sampling, and super attractive price!”

Emmanuel Rousseau
VI Control

“This is really beautiful! So easy to play and to adjust, absolute pleasure of an excellent sounding Brass library!”

Thomas Kallweit
VI Control

Tom I'Anson
Trombone

Instruments & SIGNALS

What's included?

Instruments

Trumpet
Improvisations A
Improvisations B
Improvisations C
Improvisations D
Storms
Long
Long – Harmon Mute
Alternative Fingering
Soft Air
Soft Air – Harmon Mute
Surges
Surges – Bucket Mute
Unmeasured Tonguing
Unmeasured Tonguing – Harmon Mute
Half Valve
No Tuning Pipe
Short
Short – Harmon Mute
Short – Cup Mute

Euphonium
Improvisations A
Improvisations B
Improvisations C
Improvisations D
Storms
Long
Vibrato – Slow
Vibrato – Fast
Flutter – Mute
Surges – Soft
Surges – Loud
Short
Short – Mute
Smudges
Pops

Trombone
Improvisations A
Improvisations B
Improvisations C
Improvisations D
Storms
Long
Long – Bucket Mute
Flutter Tonguing
Soft Air
Soft Air – Bucket Mute
Surges
Surges – Harmon Mute
Unmeasured Tonguing – Mute
Bends
Bends – Cup Mute
Drones
Multiphonics
Long Falls
Short Falls
Short
Short – Straight Mute
Short – Bucket Mute

Tuba
Improvisations A
Improvisations B
Improvisations C
Improvisations D
Storms
Long
Flutter Tonguing
Flutter Tonguing – Mute
Surges  – Soft
Surges – Loud
Vibrato – Slow
Vibrato – Fast
Multiphonics
Soft Air
Short
Short – Straight Mute
Pops

Flugelhorn
Improvisations A
Improvisations B
Improvisations C
Improvisations D
Storms

Signals

Mix
A mono position that’s super dry, super hyped and super detailed.

Close
This stereo pair is intimate but lively, allowing the sound to breathe just enough.

Room
A tree-style position, plenty of real room ambience and nicely balanced.

Gallery
High up and widely spaced to get the full natural reverb tail of the studio.

Multis

There are several Multis created from multiple instruments loaded into one Kontakt instance. They’ve been created for immediate gratification and perfect for quickly getting your ideas down. There’ll also show you some combinations and sounds you won’t have thought of and spark off an idea.

Improvs
Different versions of the Improvisations and Storms.

Classics
Conventional combinations for a classic sound.

Shorts
Combinations of short sounds.

Textures
Interesting textures and pads using the softer articulations.

Experimental
Hyped and unreal. We’re not in Kansas anymore.

"This will bring new sounds and some real human emotions to your music you never imagined possible from a brass sample library."

Rob Hill
Founder, Westwood

Behind the recording

Recorded at The Nave, one England’s finest recording studios; a converted church with the most beautiful sounding live room. Engineer Tom Orrell used a set of classic microphones and vintage outboard to tailor the perfect sound for the brass.

For the spot position, a single Brauner VMA Valve mic and RE20 mic does a great job of providing a very detailed, dry and hyped sound. Neumann KM184s capture a close stereo perspective; lively but still intimate. For the room position, we used a pair of AKG C414s, creating a more typical tree-style position and will give you a well balanced and open sound. Lastly, high up in the gallery were a pair of omnidirectional Oktava MK-12s. The secret weapon among engineers for their excellent detail, these will give you the full natural studio sound and allow you to hear the beautiful decay of The Nave. 

We collected this really wide range of perspectives for you to mix exactly the sound you need. Everything was recorded through through Neve and API preamps, an AMEK Rembrandt desk and captured using world-class Apogee AD16X analogue to digital convertors.

Tech Specs

Good to know

Kontakt

Full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or above required

This library is NOT compatible with Kontakt Player

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System Requirements

Mac OS 10.9 High Seirra or higher
Windows 10 or higher

All major DAWs supported

8GB RAM minimum

19GB download size
Downloads using the free Pulse app

User Manual

Any more questions?

Head over to our Help Centre

James Stretton
Euphonium, Tuba