Acousticsamples have been planning a horns project for awhile, (their first recordings were back in 2012) but many things prevented them from doing it until now – namely the fact that they wanted to avoid the need for too many keyswitches, in favor of being able to just control the air flow.
Thanks to their recent work on a hybrid technology blending samples and modeling, they were able to overcome both of these problems and take advantage of having the best of both worlds: impeccable authentic sounding horns with a simple, powerful way of playing them.
This new technology is called HAT (Harmonic Alignment Technology); it allows them to accurately reproduce the timbre evolution from very soft to very loud playing.
They found a way to combine both technologies by using samples as the sound source, while the rest utilises modeling techniques. This allows V Horns to weigh just around 90Mb per instrument (retina graphics and presets included), to truly sound like a real live Horn instrument being recorded with all of its imperfections, as well as having fully continuous response with incredible playability.
Acousticsamples are confident in saying that to our ears, and hopefully yours too, VHorns is the most realistic and easy-to-use VST available today. Here are a few performances from real musicians and what we recreated using VHorns (and used for our demos).