Wallander Instruments - WIVI Brass 1

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WIVI Brass 1 Update 2007-08-10

Tonal improvements

The overall tone of all Brass 1 instruments and mutes have been significantly improved. This is especially significant in the low brass, and when close up to instruments.

Spatial/environment improvements

The environment now have layer functions that can be used to boost the low frequencies, to emulate room modes. Most importantly, the internal presets have been improved using this functionality.

A few new environment presets have also been made available, with the purpose of allowing better blending with sampled instruments/orchestras.

New instrument features

Drift into tune is a new parameter which is used in combination with the "pitch randomizer" parameter already present in the player. The pitch randomizer introduces randomness in the pitch of repeated notes. When the "drift into tune" parameter also is enabled, that random pitch deviation will decrease over time, giving an illusion of players that intonate.

The start/end values of the Wah-Wahs are now customizable. This can be used to give the Wah-Wahs inverse behavior, or you can focus the Wah-Wah to operate only around some certain sweet spot.

Also, some slight tweaks have been made to the internals of some instruments. For instance, it's now possible to play flutter tongue the French horns manually, using a breath or wind controller. In the past, this has been difficult.

Brass 1 is the first instrument collection in the WIVI series. It contains a full setup of the basic instruments included in an orchestral brass section, although all instruments fit in non-orchestral settings equally well.

The realism and flexibility of Brass 1 is currently unparalleled, and this is something we dare to guarantee. We encourage comparisons to real instruments and authentic recordings, as the Brass 1 instruments can be expected to sound more like a real instrument than any other sample library or synth available today.

Each and every instrument included in Brass 1 is a highly developed instrument model, that respond realistically to velocity and breath controller data. When working with Brass 1 you put together your own choice of instruments for your ensemble, where each instrument is a solo quality instrument on its own.

Many brass instruments have a tradition of extensive sordino usage. All customary performance mutes are also available, for all instruments, in Brass 1. This include special mutes, such as a variety of wah-wah mutes that can be controlled in real-time, using your mod wheel or any other controller to open and close your hand over the bell.

Brass 1 comes in two editions, a professional edition and a trial edition. The trial edition is a free download, and is meant to be used for previewing the engine, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the WIVI instruments. It is recommended to always try the Brass 1 trial edition on your computer before purchase, as it uses an engine similar to that of all full version WIVI synthesizers. Read more.