Bravura Scoring Brass
A complete collection of orchestral brass ensembles, soloists, and aleatoric FX recorded with stunning depth in a large scoring studio. Featuring three mic positions, extensive articulations, and incredibly powerful scripting, BSB is an ideal tool for film, TV & game scoring. Bravura Scoring Brass works with the Free Kontakt Player. Individual ensembles and soloists are also available “a la carte” and require the Full Version of Kontakt.
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- Deep Space Nine (Dressed) Dennis McCarthy (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:31
- An Epic Journey Franck Barré 1:48
- Sound the Horns Dmitry Selipanov 1:15
- Darken the Skies Andrew Aversa 1:30
- Brothers Blake Ewing 1:26
- Twist of Fate Zhao Shen 0:52
- Final Fantasy VI - Terra Nobou Uematsu (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:33
- Hallowed Ground (Naked) Blake Ewing 1:15
- War Movies Alessandro Ponti 1:01
- Courtly Intrigue Jason Cullimore 1:31
- Adventure Land Don Bodin 0:55
- Deep Space Nine (Naked) Dennis McCarthy (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:29
- Brothers (Naked) Blake Ewing 1:23
- Into the Depths (Naked) Brendon Williams 1:52
- Into the Depths (Dressed) Brendon Williams 1:58
55,000+ samples in 16 and 24-bit.
Brass ensemble instruments
Horn, trombone, trumpet, low brass, and full brass ensembles.
Solo high brass instruments
Solo trumpet and piccolo trumpet.
Solo mid and low brass instruments
Solo french horn, trombone, tuba, and flugelhorn.
True legato transitions between notes for all instruments.
Legato, sustains, staccato, tenuto, marcato, trills, rips/falls, flutter & multi-tongue.
Flurries, pulsing, stabs, clusters, and many others!
Aleatoric FX, figures & phrases
Aleatoric phrases include clusters, swells, and unusual techniques.
Recorded in a large scoring studio
Mix easily between a dry, focused sound or a spacious room timbre using the direct mic and two room mics.
Orchestrator & Chordmaker patches
Produce polished harmonies instantly using the Orchestrator or Chordmaker.
Change the default keyswitches to keys of your own choosing.
Easy sound shaping
MIDI CC assignable dynamics + vibrato.
Double or triple the size of your ensemble using Stack Mode.
Mute feature applies simulated muting for the whole instrument.
Deep per-articulation tweaking controls
Wide array of performance controls provides realistic details.
3 types of short notes via KS or velocity
Staccato, tenuto, and marcato.
Powerful & beautiful interface
An interface both highly functional and efficient.
Compatible with free KONTAKT PLAYER
The full version of Kontakt is not required.
22GB of disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
8GB of RAM (all mics/artics)
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Core 2 Duo or equivalent processor
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt Player 5.4+
This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
bravura – noun / brə – vyoor – ə:
1. a musical passage requiring exceptional agility and technical skill in execution
2. a florid, brilliant style
3. a show of daring
When we ran across this rarely-used (and somewhat difficult to pronounce!) term we knew immediately it was the ideal title for our bold, new orchestral brass library. We started by taking a good look at other brass libraries and asked ourselves “what’s missing and how can we take this to a new level?” With great care we set out to record gorgeous, “human” performances and to craft instantly gratifying yet deeply customizable instruments.
Not only is Bravura both agile and meticulously sampled, it also includes an extensive number of articulations and a versatile, scoring STUDIO sound. Bravura therefore provides the modern media/classical composer a complete suite of scoring brass instruments that can easily blend with other orchestral sample libraries.
After almost a year in production on two continents, we humbly and proudly present Bravura Scoring Brass!
Bravura Scoring Brass is available as a complete collection with all content and Kontakt Player compatibility, and can also be purchased a la carte. Each ensemble, section, and soloist is available separately, and in bundles.
Please note that the a la carte product versions require full Kontakt (not player). No-Risk Upgrades: If you buy any a la carte instrument or bundle, you can upgrade to larger bundles for the difference in price. For example, if you purchase the Solo Piccolo Trumpet for $39, you can upgrade to the Soloists bundle for $110 (instead of $149).
Chords & FX Info
Bravura Scoring Brass Chords & FX is a version of the full instrument featuring a selection of “instant gratification” patches from Bravura Scoring Brass Complete. It is NOT the full version of Bravura Scoring Brass, but it does contain some of the most useful patches for composers!
- Ensemble and Solo “Chord Maker” patches. Play single notes to create fully-voiced chords, with control over chord voicing, type and instrument spread
- Ensemble and Solo “Orchestrator” patches. As you play or sequence chords, these patches will intelligently assign each note to a different instrument, creating realistic voicings!
- Articulations: Sustain, staccato, tenuto, marcato
- All aleatoric FX patches: short figures, phrases, motifs, swells, and hits that are particularly ideal for scoring purposes.
To learn more, watch the “Chord Maker and Orchestrator” video!
Bravura Scoring Brass – Blogcritics Magazine
“I really liked working with Bravura. You have a lot of flexibility over what you are creating… Even better are the sounds that you are able to create. By being able to control so many variables, you can tweak the sounds in just about any way possible. Also, the crispness of the sound is superb… The Chordmaker and Orchestrator also make this package very unique and give it even more flexibility.
“[…] I have worked with a number of other brass packages and Bravura really scores high on my list of favorites. For that reason I highly recommend it.”
T. Michael Testi (Blogcritics Magazine)
Bravura Scoring Brass – Original Sound Version
“After spending a good deal of time with all of the various instruments and features on Bravura Scoring Brass, I have to say I’m impressed. There are loads of options for customizing the sound of the ensembles or solo instruments, it’s simple to adjust parameters to create realistic performances, and the samples themselves are of top notch quality and are extremely versatile.” (Original Sound Version)
Bravura Scoring Brass – Robert Gregory Browne
“Overall, I think this is a really terrific library, especially for those of you who don’t want to break the bank buying brass. The sounds are solid, round, brassy when they need to be, and the multitude of features makes it a must-have in my estimation. You don’t always need the newest kid on the block; sometimes the old stand-bys work just great. Kudos to Impact Soundworks for their fine work on this.”
Robert Gregory Browne (02/2020)
Bravura Scoring Brass – Sound On Sound
“Boasting a highly effective true legato mode for all instruments, the library is technically excellent, with deep programming facilities lurking beneath the bonnet. The instruments (which play a decent range of common articulations and aleatoric effects) sound very nice indeed: ‘opulent’ is the word that springs to mind.” (Sound On Sound)
Bravura Scoring Brass – The Audio Spotlight
“Not many brass sample libraries have a piccolo trumpet, but this instrument is extremely useful. Just look at any John Williams score and you will surely find a piccolo trumpet in there somewhere. [Bravura’s] piccolo trumpet has a nice round tone in the lower registers and in the lower dynamic range. Also, not many sample libraries offer a Flugelhorn and the [Bravura] one has a very nice tone to it…All instruments in the [Bravura] trumpet family have an inspiring legato and are able to produce very realistic melodic lines. The [Bravura] trumpet family will for this reason alone stay in my orchestral template.”
Anže Rozman (The Audio Spotlight)
Bravura: Scoring Brass – Sample Library Review
“Now I spent about ten years playing low brass….the thing that got me excited about Bravura is the sounds.”
Sample Library Review (07/2015)