Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns
Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns
Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns

Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns

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Impact Soundworks Straight Ahead Jazz Horns

The ultimate virtual horn and sax band!
This library is designed to give you all the tools to create realistic solo and ensemble brass band mockups, with thirteen (!!) deeply-sampled instruments and over 75,000 samples total. Everything from the recordings to the performance scripting and multis has been created with authenticity and respect for jazz genres, but the library is equally suitable for big band/swing, pop, R&B, funk, and much more.

Key Features

  •     Over 75,000+ 16 or 24-bit samples
  •     4 solo trumpets
  •     3 solo trombones, 1 bass trombone
  •     2 alto and 2 tenor saxes
  •     1 baritone sax
  •     Sustain, staccato, staccatissimo
  •     Quarters, falls, long falls, turns
  •     Legato, glissando, doits, shakes and many more!
  •     2 unique mic positions
  •     Super playable instruments out of the box
  •     Ready-made multi ensembles
  •     Total Articulation Control Technology
  •     Smart Voicing: Easily create realistic harmonies and arrangements in real-time
  •     Send harmonized MIDI to other instruments
  •     Extensive articulation tweaks and options
  •     One-click FX (analog EQ, compressor, delay, reverb)
  •     Compatible with FREE Kontakt Player

SA Jazz Horns was originally released by Straight Ahead Samples, who Impact Soundworks has collaborated with to present this newly revised virtual instrument. Though the sample pool is largely the same as version 1 (with some additional tweaks and clean-up), the script and interface has been totally redone, including the realization of Smart Voicing - described in more detail below.

Smart Voicing

The gamechanging new Smart Voicing Technology makes it incredibly easy to write fully-voiced harmonies and ensemble arrangements with a minimum of effort. Here's how it works in a nutshell:

  • 1. Load an ensemble multi, such as 4 Trumpets or 5 Saxes.
  • 2. In the left-hand, play or write a chord.
  • 3. In the right-hand, play a melody.

Now, with each note of the melody, Smart Voicing will create a full harmony based on the chord you play, the melody note, and the full context of the melody you're playing. To do this, we created a database of over 10,000 possible voicings which are also displayed as sheet music notation in real-time! There are multiple voicing types available too, from simple triads to jazzier Close voicings, unisons, and octaves.

With Smart Voicing, you don't need to know how to write intricate jazz parts, or laboriously copy MIDI data across many solo instrument tracks. Just play basic chords and a melody! Keyswitches, velocity and other MIDI CCs also work perfectly, and each solo instrument can use its full set of playing techniques including legato and glissando transitions.

As an added bonus, using Kontakt's "Send MIDI to Outside World" option, you can send Smart Voicing harmonies to other plugins!

The latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  •     1GB free disc space for player installation
  •     additional hard disc space according to the library size
  •     internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  •     Stand-Alone
  •     VST
  •     Audio Units
  •     ASIO
  •     CoreAudio
  •     WASAPI
  •     AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Product activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).

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