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First Call Horns

Jazz, Big Band, Rock and Pop Horn Instruments
First Call Horns - Jazz, Big Band, Rock and Pop Horn Instruments
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"First Call Horns' instruments work together to create a realistic, versatile pop/rock brass-section sound." - Sound On Sound

"Not only does FCH sound fantastic, the attention to detail with the numerous articulations really makes this a great library." -Recording Magazine


Big Fish Audio is delighted to introduce the latest, enhanced update of First Call Horns, your ultimate go-to resource for a cutting-edge virtual horn instrument. With this revamped library, you can now break free from the confines of traditional orchestral brass when seeking the perfect horn sounds. The void has finally been filled with a diverse range of musical genres, including Pop, Latin, Jazz, Big Band, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, all brimming with an unparalleled level of sound quality and meticulously crafted programming.

Within this comprehensive collection, you will discover all of the classic First Call Horns sounds, each paired with a contemporary interface, designed to cater to the demands of modern musicians. What’s more, this update introduces a host of additional effects that elevate these sounds to heights never before attainable.

First Call Horns 2.0 GUI

Included in this extensive library are meticulously sampled trumpets, complete with optional mutes, alongside soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. Trombones are also featured, replete with optional mutes, alongside the distinctive flugelhorn and the evocative French Horn. These instruments are thoughtfully presented in both solo and section contexts, allowing you to explore a spectrum of sonic possibilities. To fuel your creative fire, we’ve even thrown in a wealth of riffs, dynamic combinations, and tasteful improvisations.


First Call Horns has been designed for seamless integration with Komplete Kontrol and Maschine, offering you a unique hands-on experience. Easily manipulate the interface using the controls of all NKS compatible hardware.

For Kontakt 7.7.0 and above.

Download the First Call Horns Manual

Included Instruments

Alto Sax
Baritone Sax
French Horn
Piccolo Trumpet
Soprano Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet (with cup, harmon, and straight mutes)

Alto Sax
Baritone Sax
Piccolo Trumpet
Tenor Sax

Also includes improvs and riffs

• The library requires approximately 1.54GB once installed
• Kontakt 7 Player or Kontakt 7 (Version 7.7.0)
• 4GB RAM or more

MAC: OS 11 or higher
64 bit only
Intel Core i5 or later
Or Apple Silicone Macs

WINDOWS: OS 10 or higher
64 bit only
Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Kontakt Player/NKS/Kontakt/Plug-in Download includes
  Installation Instructions:  

*When ordering the download product from Big Fish Audio you will be given one or more links for each of your product purchases. The links will be active for 24 hours. During this time you should download the file and expand it. You can return to your Big Fish Audio account at any time and download your products. You will find your products in the "My Products" area of your account page.

License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with First Call Horns. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of First Call Horns 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. 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. All samples remain the property of Big Fish Audio 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 sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."

Electronic Musician | I highly recommend the set.

First Call Horns ($299.95) from Big Fish Audio is a sampled horn collection suited for classical music and orchestral scores by providing instruments for Jazz, Latin, and Pop styles. The package's single DVD holds about 1.4 GB of 24-bit brass and woodwind instruments...

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Electronic Musician Magazine

Before the release of First Call Horns ($299.95), most brass sample libraries focused on orchestral instruments. Big Fish Audio ( is bucking that trend, aiming this collection squarely at rock, jazz, pop, and Latin musical styles. The 1.4 GB library...

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Recording Magazine

Most brass sample libraries over the years have focused on providing articulations more appropriate for orchestral arrangements. This decision has left composers of jazz, big band, rock, and other assorted styles a bit out in the cold. Thankfully, the people over at Big...

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Remix Magazine

Big Fish Audio First Call Horns Modern Brass Virtual Instrument

Too timid to drop a prefab sax line into your trippy original jazz tracks? Muted-trumpet synth presets too lame for your downtempo masterpiece? Big Fish Audio has been working hard to fill this void for...

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Sound On Sound | 4 out of 5

Sampled pop horns were popular during the '80s and '90s, but recently orchestral brass libraries have dominated the market, leaving those needing pop, rock, and jazz brass samples out in the cold. Big Fish Audio aim to raise the temperature of these poor shivering souls...

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