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Best VST for horns (reggae style) Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 18th September 2016
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Best VST for horns (reggae style)

I listended to some demos and my interest goes out to the following two products:

NI Session Horns
Chris Hein Horns compact.

Does anyone has experience with both that can advise me on which one to choose (or any better option at a price point of about 200$)? Specifically for Reggae and Funk styles.
Old 19th September 2016
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I use both on occasion and think they both fill their purpose. Still prefer NI horns though, but if I were you I would definitely look up Vir2's Mojo Horns. Above your pp unfortunately:

MOJO: Horn Section | Vir2 Instruments
Old 19th September 2016
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if you go the NI session horns route .. go for the Session Horns Pro or you do NOT get any Articulations ...
Old 22nd September 2016
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Thanks guys. I had the oppurtunity to play with Native Session Horns. It's ok, but still has a kind of workstation preset sound. Maybe this will become better when used in combination with a breath controller which I'm going to order.
Old 22nd September 2016
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Truthfully, I often program reggae horn and it is a lot about technique and layering the right horns together and so on. You could get a great sound just with your DAW's sampler. I programed some great ones just with Halion Sonic SE from Cubase but it took me a lot of experimentation first.
Old 23rd September 2016
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Played a bit more with Session Horns. It's sounding better than any other samples/rompler vsts I own.
Here a small snippet I just created with session horns.
Old 6th October 2018
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Hi all,

Sorry to bump the thread as its 2 years old, but this is my first post.

I am really wondering how reggae and dub brass sections work musically? Are they chords or single notes? Is it one brass instrument or several or the same in different layers?

I'd also like to know what chord sequences/scales work well in dub and reggae?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as its a genre I haven't had much experience with but feel it would help my drum n bass/jungle productions no end.

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