"BRASS is clearly the result of much research and programming. Arturia has taken care to write an outstanding manual; they want to equip you with everything you need to be a success in creating music with this program. Yes, BRASS is a cpu hog, but the results speak for themselves: three vibrant instruments that take a significant step forward in the electronic creation of acoustic sound. This won't replace mammoth sample libraries for film scorers, but can take a place along side those libraries, as an adjunct to those libraries. The amount of expressivity coupled with the realism of sound put this virtual instrument in a class by itself. Très bien, Arturia."