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.
Below are required & recommended system specs for the COMPLETE version of Bravura Scoring Brass. Individual ensembles and soloists take less disk space and require the FULL version of Kontakt, NOT Player.
Kontakt Player 5.4 or higher
22GB disk space
8GB of RAM (all mics/artics)
Core 2 Duo processor or better
Overview & Patch Walkthrough
Chord Maker & Orchestrator Patches
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!
"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 Review - 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 Review - 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)