Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble and Solo)

Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble and Solo)

$400
  • New-Generation. Super-Realistic Ensemble Brass
  • New: True Polyphonic Legato & Arc Legato
  • New: 2 Mic Mixes in Natural Orchestral Seating
  • New: Century Ensemble Brass Lite Scoring Tool 
  • Solo Horn, 2 Horns, 6 Horns, 12 Horns
  • Solo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets, 4 Trumpets
  • Solo Trombone, Solo Bass Trombone, 3 Trombones
  • Solo Flugel Horn, Solo Cimbasso, Solo Tuba
  • 5 Mics (Mixed A, Mixed B, Close, Decca, Wide/Far)
  • Advanced Layered & Chordal Legatos
  • 128.03 GB Installed (126,098 Samples)
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
  • Delivered by Download
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Century Brass Bundle (Ensemble and Solo)


The Century Brass Series stands as the definitive, state-of-the-art collection of ultra-realistic brass instruments. It is our most significant leap forward in orchestral deep-sampling, infused with emotion and intention in every sample. 

The shell of Century Ensemble Brass is our custom-designed user-interface, offering virtually every option to express yourself. All simple. All on 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 hand-picked players from across Europe, over 700 hours of sessions, retakes, and even further retakes. 

Century Orchestral Brass was created with several new recording and sampling techniques. All the legatos are not only layered in dynamics, but also offer completely smooth transitions, even when playing polyphonic legato. We also recorded a wealth of different short notes, so much more than the typical staccatos and marcatos. We recorded unique fanfare oriented short notes, with more bite and tension as well as more traditional articulations at multiple lengths. There are more arcs than you could dream of, and of course all arcs are now dynamically layered and recorded at multiple lengths, featuring 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 instrument. It can be anything you want it to be. The softest skin you ever touched or the thunderous end of a world. It can be subtle, it can be Forte, but it will always be lyrical. 

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2 NEW MIXED
MICROPHONE
POSITIONS

TRUE
POLYPHONIC
LEGATO

True Polyphonic Legato. Seamless Expression

Century Brass 2.0 raises the bar for professional legato samples with the world's first true polyphonic legato. The polyphonic legato allows you to play as many notes as you want and have the engine trigger all the legato intervals. The legatos also allow you to move between dynamics seamlessly. The sound is truly authentic, dynamic, and lyrical.

5 Microphone Arrays

Century Brass 2.0 includes two new microphone mixes, with each instrument placed in traditional orchestral seating. Mix A is a gorgeous Stage Mix, and Mix B is 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).

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 Europe. Century Brass 2.0 comes with an advanced built-in browser system. The browser offers you access to any articulation with the click of a mouse. But perhaps most importantly, it all just works.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

2.0 update: What’s New? 

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. 

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Century Brass 2.0 now includes two tailor-made “in place” mixes, with instruments situated in a traditional orchestral seating position. We expect most 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

Ensemble Horns:  

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 
     

Muted  

  • Staccatissimo MT 
  • Marc MT 
  • Marc Short MT 
  • Soaring Short MT 
  • Soaring Long MT 
  • Sustain MT 
  • Rips MT 
  • Staccatissimo MT S 
  • Sustain MT S 
     

Century Ensemble Brass 12-Horns Articulations: 

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

Ensemble Trumpets:  

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 

Ensemble Trombones:  

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: 

  • Staccatissimo 
  • Staccato 
  • Marcato Short 
  • Soaring Short 
  • Soaring Long 
  • Legato 
  • Sustain 
  • Crescendo SFZ 
  • Crescendo Long 

Century Solo Bass Trombone Articulations: 

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

Century Solo Tuba Articulations:  

  • Staccatissimo 
  • Staccato 
  • Marc Short 
  • Legato 
  • Sustain 
  • Flutter 
  • Arc Short 
  • Arc Long 
  • Crescendo Sfz 
  • Crescendo Long 

Ensemble Brass Lite:  

Century Ensemble Brass Lite Articulations: 

  • Staccatissimo 
  • Staccatissimo Octave 
  • Staccato 
  • Staccato Octave 
  • Marcato 
  • Marcato Octave 
  • Soaring 
  • Soaring Octave 
  • Crescendo SFZ 
  • Crescendo SFZ Octave 
  • ARC Short 
  • ARC Short Octave 
  • ARC Long 
  • ARC Long Octave 
  • Sustain 
  • Sustain Octave 

Microphone 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

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with free Kontakt Player 
  • 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