The New Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble & Solo)

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A great Century
by Earl Nyree (01/24/2018)
The Century series are an absolute must-have for the serious composer. It has a special vibe to it....

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Overview

  • Intro sale: $298 (goes $398 02/15)
  • New-Generation. Super-Realistic Ensemble Brass
  • New: True Polyphonic Legato & Arc Legato
  • New: 2 Microphone Positions in Natural Orchestral Seating
  • New: Century Brass Lite. Scoring Tool for fast writing
  • Solo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets, 4 Trumpets, Solo Horn, 2 Horns
  • 6 Horns 12 Horns, Solo Trombone, Solo Bass Trombone
  • 3 Trombones Solo Flugel Horn, Solo Cimbasso, Solo Tuba
  • 5 Microphones (Mixed A, Mixed B Close, Decca, Wide/Far)
  • Advanced Layered Legatos. Advanced Chordal Legato
  • 128.03 GB Installed (126,098 Samples)
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

Listen to the music of The New Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble & Solo)

Watch the videos of The New Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble & Solo)

  • Brass 2.0 Ensemble Articulation Walkthrough

    Brass 2.0 Ensemble Articulation Walkthrough

  • Brass 2.0 Solo Articulation Walkthrough

    Brass 2.0 Solo Articulation Walkthrough

  • Brass 2.0 True Polyphonic Legato

    Brass 2.0 True Polyphonic Legato

  • Brass 2.0 Lite Walkthrough

    Brass 2.0 Lite Walkthrough

  • Brass 1.0 Two Horns

    Brass 1.0 Two Horns

  • Brass 1.0 Six Horns

    Brass 1.0 Six Horns

  • Brass 1.0 Two Trumpets

    Brass 1.0 Two Trumpets

  • Brass 1.0  Four Trumpets

    Brass 1.0 Four Trumpets

  • Brass 1.0 Solo Horn

    Brass 1.0 Solo Horn

  • Brass 1.0 Solo Trombone

    Brass 1.0 Solo Trombone

  • Brass 1.0 Solo Cimbasso

    Brass 1.0 Solo Cimbasso

  • Brass 1.0 Walkthrough

    Brass 1.0 Walkthrough

The New Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble & Solo) overview

What is new in Century Brass 2.0?

Century Brass 2.0 is the largest- and most advanced upgrade to any library collection we have ever produced.  The 2.0 upgrade includes our new true polyphonic legato,  2 new microphone positions in natural orchestral seating, advanced articulation browsing, speed optimization and an additional Century Brass Lite scoring library for all owners of Century Brass Ensemble and Bundle.

The new true polyphonic legato is designed both for traditional dynamically layered legato and for our popular arcs.  You can literally play as many notes you want – whether it is a single melody with chords or playing the brass in octaves.  We call this “Chordal Legato”.  Our new advanced arc legato gives you the ability to play the arcs with true polyphony, while following the natural emotion and movement of the arc.  We call this Poly-Time Legato.

Century Brass 2.0 also includes two custom-made “in place” microphone mixes, with instruments situated in a traditional orchestral seating position. We expect the majority of our users will gravitate to using these new mixes for most purposes. Mix A is a focused scoring stage, whereas Mix B is bigger sounding and designed for large-scale, blockbuster mixing. The various mix options on different instruments can help increase the separation in your sound, which is a great way to bring specific instruments into the forefront of your productions. We have also optimized the entire library, allowing for more advanced features and superior performance on a variety of workstations. The entire Century Brass Collection now features our latest Chaos Effects, allowing you to customize the signal path and post-processing with over 140 impulse responses, stereo delays, EQ and much more.

In addition, all owners of Century Ensemble Brass and Century Brass Bundle will receive our new Century Brass Lite with their upgrade.  Century Brass Lite is an additional scoring tool added to the collection – offering you the ability to quickly write with all the brass sections pre-loaded in natural orchestral seating positions.  Frequent articulations like Arcs, Staccatissimo, and many others have been mixed with all the brass sections together.  Century Brass 2.0 has been in production for over two years, including reprogramming, remixing and optimization.

Century Brass 2.0 General Description:

Century Brass Series now stands as the definitive state-of-the-art collection of ultra-realistic brass instruments. Our most significant leap forward in orchestral deep-sampling. Infused with emotion and intention in every sample.

Effortless and playable beyond words the 8Dio Century Orchestral Series is produced by long-time Academy Award, Emmy Nominated, T.E.C and G.A.N.G Award winning producers, Colin O’Malley and Troels Folmann

The shell of Century Ensemble Brass is our custom-designed user-interface, offering virtually every option to express yourself. All simple. All one page.

Inside the shell, you will find the secret to Century Ensemble Brass. An exquisite collection of luxury virtual instruments – specifically designed for high-end, emotional realism. The Century Brass Sessions took place over two years, with selectively hand-picked players from all across Europe. Over 700 hours of session/recording time and only lord knows how many sessions, retakes, and even further retakes.

Century Orchestral Brass was derived from several new recording and sampling techniques. All the legatos are not only layered in dynamics, but we created new programs that offer you a completely smooth transition. So when you need to take your Ensemble Horn from Piano to Fortissimo – just do it – and it works effortlessly, and wit the recent Century 2.0 update, you now have even more control with True Polyphonic Legatos. We also recorded a wealth of different short notes. There is so much more than the typical staccatos and marcatos. We recorded unique fanfare oriented short notes – with more bite and tension and more traditional articulations at multiple lengths. More arcs then you could dream of. But, of course all arcs are now dynamically layered and recorded at multiple lengths and feature true polyphonic legato.

Century Orchestral Brass is not a sample library to us. It is a truly emotional and realistic collection that is an ever-evolving, incredibly deep-sampled brass instruments. It can be anything you want it to be. The softest skin you ever touched, the thunderous end of a world, It can be subtle, it can be Forte, but it will always be lyrical.

Orchestral Brass. True Emotion

The heart of Century Brass 2.0 is its hyper-realistic sound, playability, and emotion. We held casting sessions and hand-picked the best brass players from an assortment of the finest orchestras from Europe.  The end result is an incredibly fluent experience where the composer can easily weave in and out of dynamics from the softest whisper to the loudest thunder. Century Brass 2.0 comes with an advanced built-in browser system. The browser offers you access to every articulation with the click of a mouse. But perhaps most importantly, it all just works.

True Polyphonic Legato. Seamless Expression

Century Brass 2.0 raises the bar for professional legato sampling with the introduction of the worlds first true polyphonic legato.  The polyphonic legato offers the ability to play as many notes you want and have the engine trigger all the legato intervals.  The polyphonic legato doesn’t just allow you to play melodies and chords together, but the legato also contains multi-layered dynamics controlled via the mod wheel. The end-result offers you the ability to move between dynamics freely. The sound is truly authentic, dynamic and lyrical. All the instruments have personality, designed to move you,  designed to move your audience. Infused with personality. Effortless Playability.

Short Note Abundance

Century Brass 2.0 contains the most advanced set of dynamic short-notes available. Gone are the days of just staccato, marcato and sustains. We even divided the short notes into different categories. Maybe you want soaring marcato trumpets with slight vibrato? Maybe you want double or even triple tongue for a Williams inspired action sequence. Maybe you want further speed control over those? Or could you be looking for something more gentle? Pastoral, noble and soft short notes. And did we mention speed control? I’m sure we did.

5 Microphone Arrays

Century Brass 2.0 now includes two new microphone mixes with each instrument placed in traditional orchestral seating. Mix A includes a gorgeous Stage Mix, and the B Mix includes a dedicated epic orchestral mix. We also give you full control to create your own custom stereo and 5.1 mixes using the original trio of microphones ‘Close, Decca, and Wide.’ Everything is offered in a singular, easy, but advanced environment, instant access to all 5 microphone arrays, and access to all articulations are all but a click away.

Modular Century

Century Brass 2.0 collection is specifically designed as modular libraries. Everything is designed to work together. All the Century libraries were recorded in the same hall and with identical microphone setups and core articulations. This way, you can build your own modular ensembles by combining both Solo and Ensemble Brass. You have the choice to specifically design your ensembles, whether it is designing a 1-10 Piece Trumpet Ensemble or 1-19 Horn Ensemble. Whether it’s an intimate section of Solo Brass – augmented with a Dual Horn. Or whether you just want to go all-out epic and use every available section. Century offers it all. The perfect modular experience.

New Century. New Addition

Century Brass 2.0 now contains a new library dedicated to fast writing and sketching.  We call this library Century Brass Lite and all owners of Century Ensemble Brass and Century Bundle will receive this library with their purchase/upgrade.  Century Brass Lite contains all the brass instruments conveniently put together in fast sketching articulations.  Whether you want to play staccatissimo, staccatos, marcatos, soaring sustains or our expressive arcs.  Century Brass Lite comes with our two new pre-mixed microphones in natural orchestral seating position.  Century Lite is also offered as highly affordable stand-alone product.

We have now updated our flagship Brass series with a variety of enhancements to the internal mapping, patch variations and all-new mixes along with many other general improvements.

Century Brass 2.0 now includes two tailor-made “in place” mixes, with instruments situated in a traditional orchestral seating position. We expect the majority of our users will gravitate to using these new mixes for most purposes. Mix A is a focused balance, whereas Mix B is broader and more ambient. Using varied mix options on different instruments can help increase the separation in your sound, which is a great way to bring specific instruments into the forefront of your productions.

We have also optimized the entire library, allowing for more advanced features and superior performance on a variety of workstations. The entire Century Brass Collection now features our latest Chaos Effects, allowing you to customize the signal path and post-processing with over 140 impulse responses, stereo delays, EQ and much more.

This latest update also includes individually available articulations as well as several extended options, such as our “Poly-Time” articulations. These allow you to play Arcs at a speed that suits your composition, as well as fluently play these articulations in a legato style. We have also included our popular “Chordal” legato instrument variant, which features a true polyphonic legato with accurately sampled intervals, enabling you to play multiple harmonies within a single track.

Century Ensemble Brass 2-Horns Articulations:

  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marc Short
  • Marc Short Attack
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Trill Minor 2
  • Trill Major 2
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Bouche Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marc
  • Sustain
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Sustain

Century Ensemble Brass 6-Horns Articulations:

  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Rips
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long

Bouche Mute

  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Marcato Short
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Sustain

Century Ensemble Brass 12-Horns Articulations:

  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Legato
  • Sustain
Bouche Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Soaring Long

Century Ensemble Brass 2-Trumpets Articulations:

  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Marc Short Vibrato
  • Marc Medium
  • Marc Medium Vibrato
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Short Vibrato
  • Arc Long
  • Arc Long Vibrato
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Harmon Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain

Century Ensemble Brass 4-Trumpets Articulations:

  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Marc Short Vibrato
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Short Vibrato
  • Soaring Long
  • Soaring Long Vibrato
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Short Vibrato
  • Arc Long
  • Arc Long Vibrato
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Harmon Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Sustain

Century Brass Ensemble 3-Trombones Articulations:

  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Marc
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Rips
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Crescendo Long
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Rips
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
  • Sustain
Century Solo French Horn Articulations:
  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marc Short
  • Marc Short Attack
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Rips
  • Rips Marcato
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Trill Minor 2
  • Trill Major 2
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Bouche Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marc
  • Marc Short
  • Marc Long
  • Rips
  • Sustain
  • Straight Mute Sustain
Century Solo Trumpet Articulations:
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marc Short
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Short Vibrato
  • Soaring Long
  • Soaring Long Vibrato
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Trill Minor 2
  • Trill Major 2
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Arc Long Vibrato
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Harmon Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
  • Sustain
Century Solo Flugel Horn Articulations:
  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccato
  • Soaring Short Vibrato
  • Soaring Long Vibrato
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Arc Long
  • Arc Long Vibrato
  • Arc Long Progressive Vibrato
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Sfz Vibrato
  • Crescendo Long
  • Crescendo Long Vibrato
Century Solo Trombone Articulations:
  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Short Vibrato
  • Soaring Long
  • Soaring Long Vibrato
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Rips
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Sustain Vibrato
  • Flutter Tongue
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Short Vibrato
  • Arc Long
  • Arc Long Vibrato
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Straight Mute
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Double Tongue
  • Triple Tongue
  • Crescendo Long
  • Sustain
Harmon Mute:
  • Staccatissimo
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Sustain
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
  • Sustain
Century Solo Bass Trombone Articulations:
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Legato
  • Chordal Legato (Standalone Patch)
  • Sustain
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long

Century Solo Tuba Articulations: 

  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Flutter
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long
Century Solo Cimbasso Articulations:
  • Fanfare Shorts
  • Staccatissimo
  • Staccato
  • Marc Short
  • Marc Medium
  • Soaring Short
  • Soaring Long
  • Legato
  • Sustain
  • Arc Short
  • Arc Long
  • Crescendo Sfz
  • Crescendo Long

Microphones Arrays:

  • Recorded at 24 Bit – 96 kHz (Downsampled to 48 Khz) at our custom scoring stage in Europe
  • Mixed Microphone Position A
  • Mixed Microphone Position B
  • Decca Microphone Position
  • Close Microphone Position
  • Wide Microphone Position
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Runs as a host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in & AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For intensive instruments, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • The New Century Brass Solo & Ensemble Bundle requires 229.6 GB of hard drive space
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt