Sample Modeling The Sax Brothers KONTAKT
TEAM DYNAMiCS | Dec 2010 | 425MB
The saxophone is probably the most difficult instrument to emulate. Despite several attempts using different technologies, ranging from traditional sampling to sophisticated physical modeling, the results obtained so far fell short of the expectations. This is particularly true if real time playing is concerned.
The Sax Brothers employ an entirely new technology, developed by Stefano Lucato when it became clear that all the previously applied approaches simply could not do. The technical name is Synchronous Wave Triggering. It uses samples as a base material, chromatically performed by a professional sax players over a very wide dynamic range, and recorded with state-of-the-art technology. The resulting timbre is therefore that of the real instrument. But the analogy with a sample based library ends here. The underlying, proprietary technology allows continuous interpolation among different vectors like time, dynamics, pitch and formants. Advanced real time processing techniques yield realistic legato/portamento, vibrato, ornamentations & trills with phase continuity, constant-formant pitchbends, subharmonics, growl and flutter tongue to be performed in real time.
Mr. Sax A, B and T are all supplied with the NI Kontakt Player 4, the read-only version of Native Instruments latest flagship sampler. It involves many new features and bugfixes, including 64 bit, extended memory and multicore support, DFD optimisation, better compliance with some OS and hosts, aftertouch support etc. The Player is included as a separate installer, and no additional software is required to play the instrument. Stand-alone mode, as well as plugin formats VST, DXi, RTAS and AU are supported.
The instruments can be also loaded and played in the full version of Kontakt 4. Please note, however, that they cannot be opened or modified, and no access to the samples, impulse responses or instrument programming is provided.
SUPPLiER..: Team DYNAMiCS
DATE....: Dec 2010
PACKAGER..: Team DYNAMiCS