Arturia blows its own trumpet as it launches Augmented Brass plugin

Arturia Augmented Brass
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Arturia’s Augmented series of plugins takes a fresh approach to emulating acoustic instruments in software, blending sampling, synthesis and expression control. Rather than attempting to be totally accurate, they’re designed for creating modern-day sounds that are suitable for today’s producers.

Augmented Brass, the latest addition to the range, sticks to this formula, blending brass samples and synth engines and enabling you to morph between them. Orchestral brass, chamber horns and trumpets are all here, and you can marry these sounds to the likes of virtual analogue bass, impacts and noise textures.

Plenty of presets are supplied, while sound designers can fine-tune sample and synth layers and add custom modulation, arpeggiation, effects and macros.

The Augmented interface has been updated, too, with an improved modulation workflow, visual feedback and new features such as part panning and keyboard offset. These updates are available in all the other Augmented instruments, too (Strings, Voices and Grand Piano).

Augmented Brass is available now at the discounted intro price of €69 (regular price €99). Depending on what other Arturia products you own, you might get an even better offer when you sign in to your account. 

Arturia has also launched the Cinematic Trio, a bundle of three soundbanks of film-scoring presets for the Augmented range. These are currently available at a one-time discounted price for owners of Augmented Strings, Voices, and Grand Piano, or free for new buyers of these instruments.

Find out more on the Arturia website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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