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WELCOME TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Infinite Brass is a collection of next-gen virtual brass instruments that let you play any line exactly as it sounds in your head – right on your keyboard with no keyswitching – and render your performance authentically with a fantastic, clean, modern sound in one of 3 different spaces.
Build your own ensembles with 29 individual instruments and 13 different mutes. Whether you prefer a more centered sound for concert works or a wide sound for film scoring, 58 positions allow you to create any layout you desire. Infinite Brass comes with 3 standard spaces: the warm Mozarteum, the bombastic Bersa Hall, and the dry Studio. The ambiance is generated in real-time through convolution using bespoke impulse responses unique to each position and room, so the ambiance is always 100% reflecting the performance. Phase-aligned samples result in no perceived cross-fades between the layers; the response is smooth, musical, and sounds like the real thing.
Infinite Brass boasts some of the widest brass instrument ranges on the market and a consistent dynamic range from ppp to fff for all instruments. All instruments have playable vibrato, flutter, and growl, even all three at the same time.
Infinite Brass was chromatically sampled at 48 kHz/24-bit. In spite of all the listed features, these instruments are some of the lightest you’ll ever use, totaling 14.0 GB with only ~50 MB of RAM used per instrument.
A PERFORMER’S DREAM COME TRUE
The end of keyswitching. The sound is the result of Dynamics (def. CC1), Note Velocity, and Note Duration interacting with one another, allowing you to play a single line in an infinite number of ways. That also means that the expression will be unique to you—the player. Infinite Brass also includes Flutter, Growl, and Vibrato controls, all fully seamless.
Aside from some outlandish aleatoric stuff, the instruments can play anything. Think of Dynamics/CC1 as “breath amount”, not the written dynamic. Play any line exactly as you want, playing any “articulation” at any time, including trills, runs, rips, falls, doits, etc.
The engine takes care of non-linear behaviors, then applies them to your input. The result is an organic-sounding performance with no machine-gunning whatsoever, no matter how many shorts you play or how long you keep on trilling.
From symphonic to big band, you’re all set. You get access to 29 instruments—from the soaring sounds of a piccolo trumpet, down to the ground-shaking contrabass tuba and the raspy cimbassi. Create any configuration you want. Combine different mutes in a line for endless color options.
The mutes can be switched in the interface or using a controller (def. CC26). You can easily swap mutes right in the middle of a line, either during your performance or after the fact in the MIDI editor. If a mute change is initiated in the middle of a note, the swap will be seamlessly done after it ends.
All instruments are equally responsive and fully consistent dynamically and feature-wise across their entire playing range. Don’t worry about compensating in the extremes, correcting for certain notes, or opening your bag of post-processing tricks to get the extra oomph out of the horns in the lower register.
Built-in sample transposition options allow you to quintuple the instrument count—that means 30 horns, 35 trumpets, 60 trombones, and 20 tubas.
The mixer is the sonic cornerstone of Infinite Brass. It allows for control over bespoke impulse responses used in Infinite Series instruments, which offer a stunning representation of brass instruments in a real space.
All the reflections are correctly applied to your performance, and all is done in real-time. There are no weird tails, glitches, and missing ambiance bugs that happen with samples recorded in ambient spaces. Every line, every short note, every slur, every bend or cluster; they all sound like they should, with every nuance of your performance properly reflected in the space.
Create your own sound with the three mic sets, or use one of the 5 mixes. Route out the Ambient mics for different processing or surround uses.
The Positioner is a unique feature in Infinite Series instruments, allowing you to change the position of your instrument in space with two clicks, without having to worry about the mix, projection, coloration, stereo image, phasing, and everything else that’s usually a part of the workflow with virtual positioning and reverb plugins.
The library features a total of over 2700 bespoke impulse responses, all curated to bring the dream of a fully modular virtual brass ensemble to life.
Whether you’re after a denser sound where the band is sitting in the middle, or a wider sound for film scoring where the instruments will stay out of the way of dialogue and important sounds usually found in the center channel, or just want the authentic off-stage sound for that Mahler-like setup, you’re always just two clicks away.
Forget about servers and double-digit RAM requirements. Infinite Brass patches use a ridiculously small amount of RAM per patch, averaging at 50 MB.
Instead, Infinite Series instruments rely more on your computer’s CPU. Since convolution is the key to the instruments’ sound and 3 units are operating at the same time, these instruments are a bit more DSP-heavy than your average virtual instrument. Polyphony stays tight and Infinite Brass never plays more than 5 voices at once per instrument.
Enabling the “Mixed Mic” option switches the instrument to single-convolution mode, which reduces CPU usage by around 40%. It’s mapped to the same controller by default for all instruments, and it does not override your microphone mix, so it’s very easy to switch it on via a button or expression maps during writing/production, then just disable it to go back to your slider mix for rendering, mixdown and/or mastering.
Library size on disk is 14.0 GB, and together with tight scripting, the patches will barely increase your project size; with all 29 instruments loaded, the project size increase is ~4 MB, which means quick loading.
So taking into account the plug-and-play workflow, low memory and space requirements, immediate expressiveness, and vast flexibility, Infinite Series instruments are your ideal pick for low-RAM machines and working on the go.
Released previous version contains resaved files requiring KONTAKT v6.7.1. Now you can download release contains original files.
Infinite Brass requires FULL version of NI Kontakt 5.7.3!
Not compatible with free NI Kontakt Player.