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Heavy Brass
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Heavy Brass delivers the most flexible and innovative approach to modern brass sounds ever provided by a virtual MIDI instrument!¹ With this ultimate brass app your productions and live performances will gain such powerful and amazing tone you previously were only able to retrieve from a real brass section! This app contains the following instruments: Trumpet, Trombone and Saxophone sampled in four different brass sections. Watch and listen to the demo video on our product website! Minimum requirement: at least iPad 3 / iPad Air 1 / iPad mini 2. This app supports Audio Unit v3, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus, so you can directly use it with other apps as well! External MIDI keyboards and controllers are supported as well of course, both via Lightning/USB cable connection, as well as wireless via Bluetooth LE MIDI.¹ There are 3 fundamental sound categories: „Singles“, „Switches“ and „Combis“, where „Switch Sounds“ allow you to either switch or crossfade between configurable articulations. Some „Combi Sounds“ allow you to switch or crossfade between predefined articulations as well. 24 Single Sounds: Solo Trumpet, Solo Sax, Solo Trombone, Heavy Brass 1-4, Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 4, Crescendo, Growl, Doiks, Shaker 1, Shaker 2, Staccato 1, Staccato 2, Staccato Sax 1, Staccato Sax 2, Falls 1, Falls 2, Falls 3, Falls 4. Switch Sounds: Five base sounds: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 4 and Crescendo, which are switchable or crossfadeable to four alternative articulations: Shaker, Growl, Doiks or Falls. 16 Combi Sounds: Sections Velocity Layer 1, Sections Velocity Layer 2, Sections Velocity Layer 3, Sections Velocity Layer 4, Sections Velocity Layer 5, Sections Velocity Layer 6, Sections Modwheel Layer 1, Sections Modwheel Layer 2, Staccato Layer 1, Staccato Layer 2, Staccato Round Robin 1, Staccato Round Robin 2, Staccato Round Robin 3, Sections & Staccato Round Robin 1, Sections & Staccato Round Robin 2, Sections & Staccato Round Robin 3. General Features: • Low latency disk streaming. • Polyphony up to several hundred stereo voices.² • Configurable audio latency down to 1 ms. • Integrated effects with 18 presets. • App States: Save app's entire state as user presets. • 16 parts. • Provides Audio Unit v3 plugin version of this app, which allows it to be used as virtual instrument directly within third-party multi-track DAW apps. • Support for Apple's "Inter-App Audio" system. • Audiobus support. • MIDI velocity response curve editor. • Master Tune & Scale Tuning. • App can keep running in the background, so you can play on your keyboard while e.g. using Safari or another app to display scores or surfing the Internet. • Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable. MIDI Player / Recorder: • Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format. • Share your songs easily as audio file. • Unlimited amount of tracks. • Configurable target MIDI channel per track. • Unlimited recording and playback length. • Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail). • Download or upload MIDI files with iTunes. • Load your favorite songs as MIDI files from the Internet, and watch at the virtual keyboard how to play it. • Metronome. • Use the "Tempo Zoom" dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time and learn your favorite songs more easily. ¹ For more information about adapters and connecting external MIDI keyboards: https://doc.crudebyte.com/iOS/External_MIDI_devices/ ² Various sounds are using several voices per note. Polyphony depends on the exact device model being used. You find a polyphony table on our product website. Anti-Spy Commitment: We take your privacy very seriously. None of our apps contain so called „spy” behaviors and we committed ourself to a very high privacy standard. For more information read our „Privacy Policy for Mobile Apps”.
Wish it would work with the iPhone 7s plus
by AlanLaBudde on 2019/08/24 10:03
See titles… Overall I am very pleased with the different effects
Works on Linnstrument!!!
by Timesrunninout on 2019/03/30 15:13
This app works very well with the Linnstrument controller. The app is stable most of the time, but I have experienced some crashing. I really am impressed with the sounds. I would like the developer to expand the sound set even more. Admittedly, this is one of the first set of this type that I own. The user interface seems intuitive at first glance, but sometimes it’s hard to know which sounds you’ve selected due to the multiple layers selected. In other words, sometimes I just want to pick a single sound and find instead multiple layers playing. The reverbs and the echoes effects are a nice touch. These effects are simple, intuitive and very useful, although basic. Please fix the “pitch bend range” toggle to be less tedious! If more sounds were added and issues fixed I would give 5 stars. Overall, this is a nice addition and worth the money.
Realistic horns
by J-mazing on 2019/01/25 17:26
Best on iOS. Very high quality and great variety and articulations.
Very realistic yet feasible to them without knowledge
by pdd 84 on 2018/12/16 01:46
Very realistic yet feasible to them without knowledge
Sounds are terrific
by Lundberg02 on 2018/10/18 19:25
This is as good as iSymphony Orchestra for way less money. I hope it works in MainStage, that would be ideal. Long ago in Florida I spent an evening listening to a guy playing a hard ware synth that had a great trombone section effect, and since getting my iPad Pro I have been trying synths to get that. With iSymph and Heavy Brass, I’m there at last. Yay!
Misleading
by DisneyLoverForever on 2018/09/22 15:54
I use GarageBand a ton. I’ve written over a hundred songs on it and on it, it has a thing you can tap on to get more instruments and I thought I would be able to use this on GarageBand because this was one of the options when I tapped on that, but I can’t use this with GarageBand, so I can’t make songs like I want to and so it was a waste of ten dollars. I would’ve been totally fine paying that if I could use it on there.
You did not fix you interface
by QuinnX. on 2018/05/07 16:13
How idiotic! can this be. Your selection buttons are dark gray background when not selected and white background when selected. Only when selected is it readable and when not selected it is most difficult to read. THIS NEEDS TO BE INVERTED!!!
I love this app
by GrMoAlvRz on 2018/05/07 00:54
Please don't pay attention to the weird reviews, this is the best and most realistic brass app. Sounds amazing, I wish I had it on my mac as well. If you are thinking about it, do it!
Drum Corps Sound
by TrinityTurret on 2018/04/18 21:55
Love this for ‘DCI sound’ and trying for ‘Latin Regional’ effect. Using in AUE on my IPad 12” Pro Garage Band...but it won’t work in ‘Inter App Audio’. Your reverb effects do not work in AUE, by the way.
Bad
by Cantusit on 2017/12/24 17:11
On my iPad 2 the program only runs for a minute then crashes. Can you make one for the iPhone I have a 5s. I can't use this great program and I wanted my money on it!
Good and bad
by muddyslug on 2017/11/26 23:38
Good sound, bad interface. Worth $5 though.
The Funk brass app I've been looking for!
by The Virtual Keyboardist on 2017/07/16 19:16
I'm a professional keyboardist pushing the iPad tech edge by performing using keyboards as controllers to control 8 iPad app Synths and samplers live. Until now, I have built great sounding horn sections by using separate instrument samples and layering them through my virtual patch bay to create a horn section. While this has sounded very realistic, it eats up much of my patch bay space, limiting other instrumentation. Heavy Brass resolves that beautifully. With just one patch using only one virtual patch bay slot I get that same amazing power horn sound leaving the other slots free. And it sounds incredible. For MIDI users, the program shows the PC MIDI code for each sound patch - I've not seen another app do this and I love this feature. I tested it recently at a show for a very large crowd and it performed flawlessly. This app sounds amazing, is very MIDI friendly and is completely stable - I've seen no crashes. Lastly, the developers are very responsive to questions and comments. I give this 5 stars - easily!
Excellent results...
by musician dan on 2017/06/25 21:45
Hoping for a few more features... would like to control length of swells. Is there a way to do this? Would be great to select which instruments are in combos. Getting pro sounding results already, tho...
From a music composer to another, this app is amazing!
by Levester on 2017/02/06 06:57
I just don't know how this app can sound so amazing being its on an iPad! It's a must get.
Damm near the best anywhere!
by Stan Johnson on 2016/12/23 11:22
Not to be underestimated, or over looked. This app is next to untouchable for brass!
Keeps crashing
by Sizzlesticks1143 on 2016/03/04 21:12
I hate writing negative reviews. This will not run on my iPad 2 even with max memory allocated, it's totally within the spec provided in the documentation. I contacted the developer who on their support page said "we answer all support in issues within 24 hours", it's now 3 weeks, I still have heard nothing. I even said in my email I will wait until I hear from them before I write a review, have not even received acknowledgement of my email. What I heard sounded fine but the app has never run more than 5 minutes without crashing and that's with no other apps running and plenty of storage space. To me it's a total waste of money. I have 5 other soft synth apps that run very well and they rarely crash. Sorry to write this review but if you expect any support at all then find another product. Of course you can deal with constant crashes or no response from the developer for support about helping identify the problem. Without a doubt I've never been so disappointed with an iPad app. Should support decide to do the right thing I will append my review, other than that I will blog about the poor support and reliability from the developer. Thanks for nothing guys.
Love it!!
by Jaxziel on 2016/01/01 02:16
I use a lot of high end vst plug ins for brass sounds but this low priced treasure blows them away( no pun intended) lots of articulations and true to life sounds. This is truly a top shelf producer.
Absolute quality
by djAlpad on 2015/12/01 06:02
This is the finest example of horn sounds to ever grace iOS. Great features, easy to use, punchy and expressive. Their support team is excellent as well.
Works on Linnstrument!!!
by Timesrunninout on 2019/03/30 15:13
This app works very well with the Linnstrument controller. The app is stable most of the time, but I have experienced some crashing. I really am impressed with the sounds. I would like the developer to expand the sound set even more. Admittedly, this is one of the first set of this type that I own. The user interface seems intuitive at first glance, but sometimes it’s hard to know which sounds you’ve selected due to the multiple layers selected. In other words, sometimes I just want to pick a single sound and find instead multiple layers playing. The reverbs and the echoes effects are a nice touch. These effects are simple, intuitive and very useful, although basic. Please fix the “pitch bend range” toggle to be less tedious! If more sounds were added and issues fixed I would give 5 stars. Overall, this is a nice addition and worth the money.
Excellent results...
by musician dan on 2017/06/25 21:45
Hoping for a few more features... would like to control length of swells. Is there a way to do this? Would be great to select which instruments are in combos. Getting pro sounding results already, tho...
Sounds are terrific
by Lundberg02 on 2018/10/18 19:25
This is as good as iSymphony Orchestra for way less money. I hope it works in MainStage, that would be ideal. Long ago in Florida I spent an evening listening to a guy playing a hard ware synth that had a great trombone section effect, and since getting my iPad Pro I have been trying synths to get that. With iSymph and Heavy Brass, I’m there at last. Yay!
Misleading
by DisneyLoverForever on 2018/09/22 15:54
I use GarageBand a ton. I’ve written over a hundred songs on it and on it, it has a thing you can tap on to get more instruments and I thought I would be able to use this on GarageBand because this was one of the options when I tapped on that, but I can’t use this with GarageBand, so I can’t make songs like I want to and so it was a waste of ten dollars. I would’ve been totally fine paying that if I could use it on there.
I love this app
by GrMoAlvRz on 2018/05/07 00:54
Please don't pay attention to the weird reviews, this is the best and most realistic brass app. Sounds amazing, I wish I had it on my mac as well. If you are thinking about it, do it!
Wish it would work with the iPhone 7s plus
by AlanLaBudde on 2019/08/24 10:03
See titles… Overall I am very pleased with the different effects
You did not fix you interface
by QuinnX. on 2018/05/07 16:13
How idiotic! can this be. Your selection buttons are dark gray background when not selected and white background when selected. Only when selected is it readable and when not selected it is most difficult to read. THIS NEEDS TO BE INVERTED!!!
Good and bad
by muddyslug on 2017/11/26 23:38
Good sound, bad interface. Worth $5 though.
Drum Corps Sound
by TrinityTurret on 2018/04/18 21:55
Love this for ‘DCI sound’ and trying for ‘Latin Regional’ effect. Using in AUE on my IPad 12” Pro Garage Band...but it won’t work in ‘Inter App Audio’. Your reverb effects do not work in AUE, by the way.
Very realistic yet feasible to them without knowledge
by pdd 84 on 2018/12/16 01:46
Very realistic yet feasible to them without knowledge
Realistic horns
by J-mazing on 2019/01/25 17:26
Best on iOS. Very high quality and great variety and articulations.
Bad
by Cantusit on 2017/12/24 17:11
On my iPad 2 the program only runs for a minute then crashes. Can you make one for the iPhone I have a 5s. I can't use this great program and I wanted my money on it!
From a music composer to another, this app is amazing!
by Levester on 2017/02/06 06:57
I just don't know how this app can sound so amazing being its on an iPad! It's a must get.
Keeps crashing
by Sizzlesticks1143 on 2016/03/04 21:12
I hate writing negative reviews. This will not run on my iPad 2 even with max memory allocated, it's totally within the spec provided in the documentation. I contacted the developer who on their support page said "we answer all support in issues within 24 hours", it's now 3 weeks, I still have heard nothing. I even said in my email I will wait until I hear from them before I write a review, have not even received acknowledgement of my email. What I heard sounded fine but the app has never run more than 5 minutes without crashing and that's with no other apps running and plenty of storage space. To me it's a total waste of money. I have 5 other soft synth apps that run very well and they rarely crash. Sorry to write this review but if you expect any support at all then find another product. Of course you can deal with constant crashes or no response from the developer for support about helping identify the problem. Without a doubt I've never been so disappointed with an iPad app. Should support decide to do the right thing I will append my review, other than that I will blog about the poor support and reliability from the developer. Thanks for nothing guys.
Absolute quality
by djAlpad on 2015/12/01 06:02
This is the finest example of horn sounds to ever grace iOS. Great features, easy to use, punchy and expressive. Their support team is excellent as well.
Love it!!
by Jaxziel on 2016/01/01 02:16
I use a lot of high end vst plug ins for brass sounds but this low priced treasure blows them away( no pun intended) lots of articulations and true to life sounds. This is truly a top shelf producer.
Damm near the best anywhere!
by Stan Johnson on 2016/12/23 11:22
Not to be underestimated, or over looked. This app is next to untouchable for brass!
The Funk brass app I've been looking for!
by The Virtual Keyboardist on 2017/07/16 19:16
I'm a professional keyboardist pushing the iPad tech edge by performing using keyboards as controllers to control 8 iPad app Synths and samplers live. Until now, I have built great sounding horn sections by using separate instrument samples and layering them through my virtual patch bay to create a horn section. While this has sounded very realistic, it eats up much of my patch bay space, limiting other instrumentation. Heavy Brass resolves that beautifully. With just one patch using only one virtual patch bay slot I get that same amazing power horn sound leaving the other slots free. And it sounds incredible. For MIDI users, the program shows the PC MIDI code for each sound patch - I've not seen another app do this and I love this feature. I tested it recently at a show for a very large crowd and it performed flawlessly. This app sounds amazing, is very MIDI friendly and is completely stable - I've seen no crashes. Lastly, the developers are very responsive to questions and comments. I give this 5 stars - easily!
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