Air and metal like you’ve never heard it
Go from evocative chamber trumpets to huge cinematic ensembles, somber melodies to thunderous synth-infused fanfares, essential brass tones to experimental textures unheard - all in the same place. Augmented BRASS morphs beautifully-recorded samples and powerful synth engines into captivating and refreshing sounds for your composition, production, and sound exploration.
Brass instruments evolved
Finally unlock the next-level brass sounds you’ve been looking for, from glossy ‘80s Blade Runner pads to earth-shattering orchestral tones, transformed for modern & experimental music making.
Create brass parts that instantly lock in with your projects, from ambient production to library composition, with hundreds of tailor-made presets and endless tonal sweet spots.
Command your brass sound with ease; make sweeping changes to any sound with the Morph control, intuitively alter key sonic characteristics with quick-fire macros, and more.
Deeper sound design
Augmented BRASS is easy to use, but it can go deeper if needed. Fine-tune every aspect of your sound, from your multiple engines to dynamic modulation, and everything in between.
Morphing: sound between the valves
Navigate the exciting sonic territory between each of Augmented BRASS’ elements with the central Morph control.
A single sweep adjusts multiple parameters, moving between samples and synthesis, motion and color, familiarity and the unknown.
A vast range of expressive & powerful brass samples, from chamber trumpets to tubas, punchy staccatos to orchestral swells, alongside an embellished selection of outboard-processed and resynthesized recordings. The most comprehensive range of useful, musical, and creative brass samples, featuring dozens of articulations, forming an essential foundation for evolved brass sounds.
Infuse your brass timbres with the hard-hitting modern sound of 4 synth engines - Virtual Analog, Granular, Wavetable, and Harmonic - alongside the Simpler engine, a flexible library of impact and noise samples for extra energy, precision, and depth.
Brass that can be transformed, customized, and animated in seconds.
Augmented BRASS is designed to deliver the powerful, authentic brass sounds you need, but give you the flexibility to push your sound into new territory when you need to - in as little time as possible.
Blur the lines between Augmented BRASS’ multiple layers, move from authentic to synthetic, and choose any selection of up to 8 parameters to adjust with a single sweep of one control. Explore any combination of samples, synthesis, or hybrid, unlocking a universe of next-level brass sounds within one preset.
Introduce character and space to Augmented BRASS’ multi-layered sound with your own custom FX slots and dedicated Delay and Reverb master FX. Whether you’re looking for the right spatial balance, or a sound processed beyond recognition, these macros put it all within immediate reach.
Command your custom brass ensemble with immediacy, expression, and effective results guaranteed. A single gesture can introduce movement, drama, and character to your sound by intelligently adjusting multiple parameters like synth controls, filter cutoff, modulators, and more.
Capturing the essence
This isn't just a detailed sample library; this is a collection of diverse, authentic, and modern brass recordings, from the wonderful to the weird, performed by a dynamic and expressive ensemble.
Repeated chords, each with a different recorded brass sample.
Before morphing, modulation, or expression, Augmented BRASS needed a solid sonic foundation. The sample library that forms this foundation was recorded in a specialist studio in Europe, with a colorful variety of microphones and preamps, spanning tuba, cimbasso, contrabass trombone, bass trombone, tenor trombones, trumpet, and horns. It explores 11 orchestral articulations, from soft sustain to random fluttertongue expressions, alongside 16 chamber articulations, including trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas.
Tipping over into experimental territory, you're also equipped with 15 processed brass sounds, where both orchestral and chamber samples have been treated with vintage outboard units, tape machines, distortions, and other effects to unlock a wealth of exciting new timbres. Finally, the library is complemented by 15 addditional brass-esque sounds, from resonant synth pads to droning metallic textures.
For when you need immediate results to get that project finished, Augmented BRASS’ preset library contains hundreds of expertly-crafted presets, from ideal bread-and-butter brass to dense hybrid textures - all at the touch of a button.
Wide and Proud
Full orchestral Brass section with expression by velocity and macros.
Classic sustained ensemble brass with vibrato on the aftertouch.
A clustered chord adding a sixth on top of a fifth chord. Play individual notes or fifth chords.
A resonant sound that combines several layers, including breathy horns and a bell sound from the Simpler engine.
After the Rain
Long, smoothing evolving soft Brass with a Sci-fi flavor.
Random orchestral brass swells morphing into noisy detuned ambience.
Across the Vista
Dreamy '90s video game-inspired brass.
A slightly distorted polyphonic lead sound with a pitch bend phase in the attack time.
Church of Robots
This minor chord cluster layers real brasses with additional samples and synth engines.
ComposerAugmented Brass continues a great, production-oriented series by Arturia. The ability to control the original instruments and their effects-treatments in realtime and in one control-surface, makes all the difference when you're on a tight deadline. Thank you - keep it coming!
ProducerAugmented Brass is surprisingly versatile. The advanced panel, the modulations and the effects allows you to truly explore its whole potential. And if you don’t want to tweak too many parameters you can still browse the presets and use the macros and the Morph knob to get really interesting results very quickly.
ComposerAs a film composer, I'm always looking to push the boundaries of sound, and compose music with personnality and character. Arturia's Augmented Brass is versatile enough to allow me to manipulate and customize the instrument to the point of it becoming a truly original sound. The possibilies are endless, from creating a standalone sound, to using it as a layer with a live brass section, adding texture, amplitude, edginess, and/or beauty.
ComposerAlready a huge fan of Arturia's synths, I just discovered the Augmented series, awesome for a film composer like me, coming originally from the electronic music scene and obsessed with the hybrid approach. Augmented BRASS is a blast! I am already using it in the new score I'm on.
Composer / Music scoresThe Augmented series is a superb tool for creating instant hybrid experimentation between acoustic sources and electronic timbres. The interface feels familiar right away, following the same logic as Pigments and for this Brass instalment, the samples feel really dynamic, never sound harsh and blend extremely well together.
ComposerIt packs a punch in the low register, especially 'wide and proud'... the perfect combination of buzzy synth and low brass section. Augmented BRASS is a perfect way to augment any orchestral palette.
On Augmented BRASS
“I just loved the deep tubas tweaked into heavy drones, the small flutes turned into big pads, and all kinds of different sonic manipulations one can think of.”
Create Digital Music
On Augmented BRASS
“It’s the perfect synth-acoustic hybrid, and so much a pleasure to use that even more traditional synthesists won’t want to overlook it.”
A poignant classic demo showcasing the power of the real samples in Augmented BRASS.
Elevating modern electronic track with several instances of hybrid brass patches.
This lo-fi jazzy track uses a versatile selection of Augmented BRASS sounds, from dry muted trumpets to electronic pads and plucks.
A powerful, epic neoclassical track showcasing the splendor of the Augmented BRASS multisamples.
A cinematic piece culminating in tension, showcasing Augmented BRASS' real samples.
Augmented BRASS trumpets and ensembles shape the main riffs of this mischevious classic pop powerhouse.
Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!
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Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.
Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.
Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.
Instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation.
Virtual Instruments playable in a DAW (Live, FL Studio, Logic,...) or standalone with a MIDI keyboard.
Dynamic hybrid brass instrument
2 Layers within each preset; each layer contains 2 customizable sound sources
Detailed brass sample library with expressive and contemporary articulations
- Chamber recordings
- Orchestral recordings
- Processed recordings (tape, outboard, distortion, and more)
- Additional brass-style samples (synths, drones, textures, and more)
Flexible synth engines
- Virtual analog with our award winning TAE® technology
- Granular engine producing Warp, glitch and stretch sounds
- Harmonic engine based on additive synthesis
- Wavetable engine with look up table for more abrasive digital sounds
- Simpler (impacts, noise, and more)
Morph control moves between Layers A and B, and/or affecting up to 8 custom destinations
7 additional macros: Time, Color, Motion, FX A, FX B, Reverb, Delay
2 LFOs, 2 Function Generators, 2 Random Generators, 4 Keyboard modulation sources, dedicated Vibrato & Tremolo
2 FX slots per layer with 14 FX including ParamEQ, Bitcrusher, BL-20 Flanger, and more
Dedicated Delay and Reverb sends with 5 spatial/time-based algorithms
Built-in 16-step arpeggiator
Keyboard Offset feature
Over 300 factory presets included
- Win 10+ (64bit)
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
- 3GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- ARM processors not supported on Windows
- Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).
- Mac OS 11+
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
- 3GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
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