Cmusic Production has released the SOLO Sackbut Library for Kontakt. SOLO Sackbut Kontakt Library was recorded using two microphones (A – large diaphragm with a cardioid pattern and B – ribbon mic with a figure eight pattern). CMusicpro’s engineers, by means of these unique pairings, have produced a carefully-crafted finished product combining the condenser’s smooth, natural complexity with the ribbon’s extreme sensitivity.
The Sackbut, the precursor of the modern trombone, originated during the Renaissance. This Baroque era brass instrument is smaller and quieter with a “softer” sound, making itself especially suited to chamber vocal and instrumental music performances.
The first mention of a sliding brass instrument, probably trompette des ménestrels, is likely found in France’s Burgundy region , ca. 1420.
The word “Sackbut” is derived from the French “trompette saicqueboute”, meaning “pipe pull-push” – likely referring to the arm motion of the instrument player. The term was used to distinguish it from the trompettes de guere, or “pipes of war”, which were of a fixed length.
Over time the Sackbut became known as a tenor trombone from the 15th century.
As with all our libraries, the Sackbut Libary was recorded with all the elaborate articulations, SFX and expression necessary to create a truly dynamic realistic musical performance with all the user-friendly functions our users have come to expect.
- Legato Velocity control
- Legato speed control
- Sustain non vibrato for each note (3 layers)
- 3-x round robin staccato (3 layers)
- 3-x round robin marcato short and long (3 layers)
- 2/4 and 4/4 tempo sync swells (120 bpm default, 2 layers)
- Crescendo short and long
- Live trills between notes in octave range
- Mutes: Cup, Harmon and Straight
- Humanize function
- 693 MB on disc, 1 807 samples, 44.1 KHz / 24-bit
Price: $43. Website