Arturia Augmented Brass is a next-generation hybrid plugin that combines sampling and synthesis in its sound engine. Like the other instruments in the Augmented series, every effort has been made to ensure authenticity.
High-quality brass recorded samples are the foundation of this virtual instrument. However, it goes beyond this with its synthesis engine and the way you can combine the two sections with the morph control.
Arturia Augmented Brass
This is an exciting prospect for sound design and film score, as you can create some truly unique sounds whilst remaining in the register of brass instruments.
The instrument consists of two main areas. The basic play window gives you access to the Morph control and a ring of 7 additional macro controls for quickly making alterations to your sound.
From here, a click on the advanced tab takes you through to the sound design section. You get an overview of your two sound generation layers and a clear layout of all sample and synthesis parameters to shape your sound.
Furthermore, each layer has two selectable parts. So while Layer A gives you access to sampled orchestrations, Layer B is focused on synthesis and the selection of controls corresponds with each respective layer.
Like the other Augmented instruments, the advanced page also gives you access to the Modulation, Arpeggiator, Effects, and Macros sections.
The beauty of the layout is that each section you navigate to is divided across your two layers. This makes deep sound editing really intuitive, as you can quickly alter both layers to complement each other for a greater overall effect.
Pricing and availability:
Augmented Brass is currently available directly from Arturia at an introductory price of €69.
The software runs on Windows 10 and macOS 10.13 or later in standalone, VST, VST3, AAX, and AU in 64-bit, and also provides NKS support.
More about Arturia Augmented Brass:
- Advanced tab: Arturia