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Greg Adams' Classic Horn Section

A collection of flexible loops and samples that retain the unique voicing
Greg Adams' Classic Horn Section - A collection of flexible loops and samples that retain the unique voicing
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Arranged by... Greg Adams Classic Horn Section Loops & Samples

The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. As the architect of Tower of Power's horn arrangements for 25 years, Greg's legendary horn arrangements made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. With the release of East Bay Soul 2.0 Greg puts his concept of the five-piece horn section out on the front line once more. Now you can create that sound in your music with Greg Adams' Classic Horn Section Loops & Samples.

Award winning Mixing Engineer and Performance Loops producer Stephen Sherrard teams up with Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpeter arranger Greg Adams again to bring you Greg's classic five-piece horn section. Two trumpets and three saxes - 2 Tenors and Bari. Occasionally, alto sax replaced the 1st tenor because of range issues.

Adams' signature sound is clearly stamped throughout the over 3800, 24 bit, loops & samples, provided in both ACID Wave and Apple Loop AIFF formats, as well as six Kontakt instruments. Recorded at the world famous London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, etc.) through the vintage Neve 8048 console, all loops and samples are provided in both a "Punchy" mix (close mics) and a "Big Room' mix (room microphones mixed in).

The loops section contains 30 of Greg's classic horn section phrases (charts included in the documentation), recorded at 2 different tempos, and in 5 different keys, for maximum flexibility. Use them as is, or chop them up and combine them to create your own unique phrases. Also included are a series of chromatically sampled Bari Sax phrases which can be blended with the section loops. Other loops include ad-lib solo loops for both Tenor and Bari Saxophones.

For more power and flexibility, a wide range of single shot samples was recorded with Greg's classic horn section voicing. Articulations include sustained, forte piano, stabs and falls, as well as a collection of double-tracked chords and trumpet high notes. Voicing includes: unison, major, minor, major 7, major 9, minor 7, Sharp9, 11, Aug9, Dim, 7#5, 7#9, Flat13#5. Use by themselves or combine any of these single shot samples with Greg's loops to easily create your own arrangements. All single shot samples are provided as separate audio files as well as pre-arranged into 6 custom Kontakt instruments for easier playability.

The end result is a collection of flexible loops and samples that retain the unique voicing and feel of the horn section arrangements Greg is known for. Much better than a sterile multi-sampled library, this collection is brimming with life and soul!

If you are looking for a horn section sound that is Fat As A House to add to your production you do not have to look any further!
Product Details:
- 3856 files for each format
- 4.15 GB
- ACID Wave
- Apple Loop Format AIF
- 6 Kontakt Instruments
- Recorded at London Bridge Studio in Seattle
- Punchy Mix and Big Room Mix for all loops and samples.
- Punchy mix is close microphones only.
- Big Room Mix has room microphones mixed in.

SECTIONS (folders):
- 90 bpm loops
- 115 bpm loops
- 90 bpm Bari Sax loops
- 115 bpm Bari Sax loops
- Chormatic Stabs and Falls
- Doubled Chords
- FP Chords
- Long Chromatic Samples
- Solo Bari Sax
- Solo Tenor Sax
- Trumpet High Notes (stabs and falls)

- Recorded at both 90 and 115 bpm
- 30 of Greg's trademark phrases
5 keys for each:
- C Minor
- D Minor
- E Minor
- G Minor
- A Minor
- Two separate takes of each, plus a mixed doubled (of the two separate takes)

- 2 riffs recorded chromatically

- Short stabs and falls chromatically
- Voicings: Unison, Major, Minor, Major 7, Minor 7, Dim, Aug9

- Original Take, Double Take, and pre-mixed double
- 10 Chord Voicings in 5 keys:
- Unison, Major, Minor, Major 9, Minor 7, Flat13#5
- V Chords for each key: 7#9, 7#5, Dim (e.g., G chords for key of C)
- 1 Major 7 over the root note ( e.g., BbMaj7 over C)

- 7 voicings for 5 keys
- Unison, Major, Minor, Major7, Minor7, 7#9, Dim

- 10 voicings
- Chromatic samples for a full octave
- 7#5, 11, Dim, Flat13Sharp5, Major, Major9, Minor, Minor7, Sharp9, Unison

- Ad lib solo sax loops recorded at 115 bpm in 4 keys, plus some FX
- 56 Bari sax loops/samples
- 66 Tenor sax loops/samples

- Short stabs and falls
- chromatically, highest range of trumpet from Bb to B (+1 oct)
- 30 samples

- 6 Kontakt Instruments built from individual samples: Long Chromatic Chords, Double Chords (2 instruments), FP Chords, Stabs & Falls, Solo Trumpet Stabs and Falls (high notes)
- Key Switching to change chords/voicings for each instrument (except solo trumpet)
- Short room reverb can be turned on to give some natural decay to punchy mixes
- Stereo Width can be used to collapse or expand the stereo field
- Doubled Chords -
- one instrument for Punchy Mix and one for Big Room Mix
- Mod Wheel blends in the double take
- FP Chords, Long Chromatic -
- Mod Wheel Crossfades between punchy and room mix
- Stabs Falls, Solo Trumpet Stabs Falls -
- One shot mode (default) will play the full sample no matter how long the key is pressed, or turn on the Volume Envelope to defeat
- Mod Wheel Crossfades between punchy and room mix

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Kontakt 5/Apple Loops/WAV/Acid Download includes
  Apple Loops:  2.63 GB
  WAV:  2.64 GB
  Kontakt Instruments:  635.8 MB
  Documentation:  7.4 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Greg Adams' Classic Horn Section. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Greg Adams' Classic Horn Section from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Big Fish Audio and DBAR Productions. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio and DBAR Productions. All samples remain the property of Big Fish Audio and DBAR Productions, and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any music library or sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."

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