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Reviewer: Geary Yelton Back to First Call Horns product details

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 supplies a variety of saxes, trumpets, trombones, flugelhorns, and French horns—solo, in sections, and in combinations. The level of detail makes all the instruments immediately useful; muted trumpets, for example, provide straight, cupped, and harmonic variations. In additional to single notes, you can select from an extensive menu of spirited riffs and improvised solo parts. First Call Horns is available on DVD-ROM in either Giga or Kontakt format. The latter edition includes a specialized version of Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player (Mac/Win), which runs standalone and as an Audio Units, DirectX, RTAS, or VST plug-in.

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