Augmented Brass by Arturia is designed for synthwave and sci-fi scores
Arturia, a software and hardware music company, has released Augmented Brass, the latest hybrid instrument in its Augmented series. Augmented Brass creates a distinct sound by combining brass instrument samples with advanced synth engines and effects. The main interface of the instrument includes a large morph knob in the centre that allows users to dial in the desired balance of organic and synthetic sounds, as well as seven macro knobs for tweaking timbre, effects levels, and adding delay and reverb. Users can delve deeper into the sound design by customising filter selection, effects, and modulation via the advanced tab.
Augmented Brass includes hundreds of presets, including those for film scoring, hip-hop production, and sci-fi soundscapes. It also includes the Muted Tape Orchestra preset for nostalgic warbles and the Full Brass Orchestra patch for grandiose scores. REV LX-24, a plugin that recreates the legendary Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb, has also been released by Arturia. The user interface of the REV LX-24 is simple, with sliders and buttons, but an advanced tab allows users to add modulation, ducking, and other features.
Since the release of Augmented Strings a year ago, Arturia’s Augmented series of instruments has grown significantly. Augmented Voices and Grand Piano were later added to the series, with Augmented Brass being the most recent addition. The plugins created by the company are well known for their user-friendly interfaces and powerful sound design capabilities. The Augmented series is a great example of how the company has combined traditional instruments with modern technology to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Augmented Brass is currently available at a discounted rate for existing Arturia customers, with the regular price set to be $99 beginning May 11th. REV LX-24 is also available for $99 right now and could be included in the next version of Arturia’s FX Collection.