Category Archives: Brass

ModernBeats Releases ‘Brass-n-Stringz’ Loops

Featuring over 780 loops (846MB in size) of Brass and Strings melodies in construction-style format, ModernBeats delivers ‘Brass-n-Stringz Loops 1’. This melodic construction style loopset provides 21 multi-track Brass/Strings music themes in Urban Pop, Hip-Hop, & Modern R&B styles. Each multi-track theme delivers layered performances of conventional orchestral instruments with an emphasis on brass and strings, plus many bonus non-orchestral instruments. Each instrument performance is separated into its own loop file.

Packed with a large blend of both classical orchestral and contemporary music instruments, ‘Brass-n-Stringz Loops 1’ provides loops that mix-match seamlessly together, allowing users to combine and create hundreds of original multi-track musical compositions with ease. Loops are modeled in the style of today’s hottest pop artists such as T.I., Chamillionaire, Madonna, Flo Rida, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and 50 Cent. A full list of instruments is provided below.

Brass-n-Stringz Main Instruments & Articulations:

  • Brass Sections (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato, slides)
  • Cellos (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato)
  • Choirs (choir pads, gregorian choir, boys choir)
  • Contrabass (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato)
  • Doublebass (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato)
  • French Horns (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato)
  • Orchestral Stabs (mix of durations, dynamics, timbres)
  • Pizzicato Strings (mix of durations, dynamics, timbres)
  • Strings Sections (adagio, marcato, pizzicato, sus., tremolo)
  • Trombones (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato, slides)
  • Trumpets (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato, slides)
  • Tubas (adagio, allegro, legato, marcato, slides)
  • Violins (adagio, marcato, pizzicato, sustained, tremolo)
  • Violas (adagio, marcato, pizzicato, sustained, tremolo)

Brass-n-Stringz Bonus Instruments:
Breath Sound FX, Celesta, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel, Hand Bells, Harp, Kalimba, Marimba, Organ, Piano (classical, tremolo), Synths (leads, pads, subbass), Timpani, Triangle, Tubular Bells.

‘Brass-n-Stringz’ Loops is organized into 3 popular Hip-Hop industry tempo groups and key signatures: 70bpm = Key of D major/minor, 73bpm = Key of C major/minor, and 76bpm = Key of G major/minor. The loop library features a sample accurate acidized WAV format for use with Acid Pro and all WAV format supporting music software.

Brass-n-Stringz Loops is offered as a download, priced at just $39.95. For more info & audio demos, visit:

ModernBeats 'Brass-n-Stringz' Loops

Posted in Brass, Loops, Samples, Strings Releases Wind Storm: Royalty Free Horns For Hip Hop

The Bangin-Beats camp brings in fall with Wind Storm, a healthy collection of wind instrument samples aimed at the Hip Hop production market, but useful for any genre.

Wind Storm is packed with over 300MB of useful Trumpet, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Trombone, Flugelhorn, Clarinet & Flute samples at 24-Bit/96kHz.

Instrumentation was handled by Amanitas and A-Ok of Mushroomstamp productions in Los Angeles, CA. With their real world production experience, Mushroomstamp provided a perfect blend of “choppable” jazzed-out riffs with the crate-digging producer in mind.

Recorded in a bright, live room with early reflections, Wind Storm adds an overall spaciousness to two-dimensional keyboard production. Edited & mastered with the character of Neve & Universal Audio hardware, and an extensive software suite, subtle elements were left intact in many samples, such as the player’s breath and valve action. This brings the presence of an actual musician to programmed tracks. Couple this with the handful of isolated, real vinyl static samples included, and creating the vibe of authentic sampled music is easily achieved while retaining ever important publishing royalties.

Wind Storm is offered on CD-ROM in .wav format for compatibility with most modern hardware samplers and the vast software landscape such as FL Studio, Reason, Kontakt, Battery, Halion, Pro Tools, Logic & more.

The Wind Storm library is priced at $49.95 at 16-Bit/44.1kHz, and $59.95 at 24-Bit/96kHz respectively.

For more information, visit their web site at Wind Storm: Royalty Free Horns For Hip Hop

Posted in Brass, Samples

VirtuosoWorks Releases Saxphone Sound Expansion Kit For Notion Software

VirtuosoWorks, Inc., makers of NOTION™ music composition and performance software, has released the Saxophone Sound Expansion Kit. This new sound kit expands the company’s library to six titles, adding new sounds and techniques to the standard orchestra that ships with NOTION software.

The Saxophone sound kit features new sounds and techniques meticulously recorded for seamless playback by Notion’s internal playback engine. Instruments include sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and contrabass saxophones, each recorded with a full range of dynamics and articulations such as legato, legato vibrato, accent, staccato and trills.

Developed by VirtuosoWorks, Inc., NOTION is designed for professional composers, music students, and live productions for composition, learning, practice, and performance. It combines a full-featured music notation system with interpretive algorithms linked to a proprietary playback engine that offers samples of thousands of individual notes and articulations played by the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

The Saxophone Expanded Sound Kit is available at for $69.00.

For more information, visit their web site at

VirtuosoWorks Saxphone Sound Expansion Kit For Notion Software

Ritter Releases Improved Range Of RitterClassic Brass/Woodwind Bags

Ritter has launched its new improved range of RitterClassic™ bags for brass and woodwind instruments.

Available in a choice of colours, this fully comprehensive range with 36 models to choose from is designed to carry 18 different types of instruments. These include cornet trumpet, triple trumpet, flute case bag, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trombone, bass trombone, French horn, euphonium/bell up, euphonium/forward, tuba 18″, tuba 22″, bassoon and sousaphone.

Benefiting from a new, sleek, minimalist look with improved backpack system and stylish inverted zippers on the accessory pockets, the range now sports an MP3/phone pouch, reflective safety strips, quilted interior, foam mesh handles with no visible webbing to spoil the look, chrome, metal moulded Ritter zipper pulls; an ergonomically designed mesh lumbar support and non-scratch nylon interior.

The RitterClassic™ range comes in night black/scarlet or chocolate/tangerine.

For more information, visit their web site at

RitterClassic Brass/Woodwind Bags

RitterClassic Brass/Woodwind Bags

Posted in Accessories, Brass, Woodwind

Hornswoggle French Horn Ensemble To Perform At Museum Of Making Music

On August 5 at 1 PM the Museum of Making Music welcomes 16 French horns for an afternoon concert. This free performance will feature a diverse array of performers from the Coastal Communities Concert Band, San Diego Symphony and La Jolla Symphony, Westwind Brass and U.S. Navy Band Southwest.

The ensemble will perform music from the London Horn Sound CD including “Titanic – Fantasy,” “Prelude to Tristan & Isolde,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Each piece will be performed by 10 to 16 French horns. Hornswoggle is conducted by Donald Caneva and Robert Fleming.

Don’t miss the chance to see a memorable performance by this large ensemble of brass instrument musicians. This concert is free though a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. Seating is limited and available as first come first served. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad.

For more information, visit their web site at

Posted in Artists, Brass, Education