Samplemodeling has introduced The Trumpet – a modeled virtual trumpet that sounds amazingly realistic.
This is not a sample library. The Trumpet is a Kontakt Player 2 Virtual Instrument, working either standalone, or as a plugin (VST or RTAS for the PC) and VSR, RTAS or AU for Mac. A master keyboard with some configurable MIDI controllers, pitchwheel, modwheel, and an expression pedal mapped to CC11 is required for real time playing.
The base material of the instrument consists of 237 MB of samples, chromatically performed by a professional trumpet player over a very wide dynamic range, in an anechoic environment, and recorded with state-of-the-art technology. All samples are 24 bit, are unlooped, and have a minimal duration of 10 sec.
The Virtual Trumpet engine is structured according to an adaptive model, based on the performance “fingerprints” of the real trumpet. The purpose of the model was to minimize the differences between the real phrases and those played by the virtual instrument. Dynamic interpolation is carried out at 32 bit, using a development of our proprietary “harmonic alignment” technology, successfully employed for the Stradivari Violin and the Gofriller Cello.
Proprietary modal resonance IRs, innovative techniques for sample modulation, and advanced AI midi processing are used for real time construction of all articulations and morphing across dynamics, vibrato, legato, portamento, trills, vibrato-like endings, shakes and so forth.
Check out this demo:
What do you think? Pretty amazing?
More demos are available at the Samplemodeling site.
The Trumpet package consists of seven instruments belonging to the same family: three different Bb trumpets, suitable for solo or sections, Cornet, Flugelhorn, German and Piccolo Trumpet.
The three Bb trumpets may be played with several mutes, including Straight, Bucket, Cup, Harmon (with or without stem). Two different plungers are also available for wah-wah effects.
The Trumpet is available now for a price of €149 + VAT (if applicable).