'Recently awarded 10/10 in Computer Music'
F9 Audio Presents BLAST! feat Ben Edwards. An exceptional sample pack overflowing with live trumpet loops, phrases, solos and hits alongside nearly 1gig of additional Tech and House loops, samples and shots. Everything you hear in the audio demos above is included!
Ben Edwards is one of the UK’s finest and first call session trumpet players. During his career he has literally toured the world playing live and in the studio with Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini, Mark Ronson, Rizzle Kicks, Basement Jaxx, Ray Davies, Lianne la Havas, George Ezra, John Newman & Groove Armada, to name but a few.
Within BLAST! you can expect to find everything from fiery riffs & hooks (with multiple variations) to fluid and emotional melodies and solos that on occasion walk just the right side of Jazz. As a contemporary, yet seasoned musician, Ben is well versed at creating parts that will sit perfectly inside a modern electronic production and his playing will breathe life and soul into your productions.
The trumpet is one of the most expressive and emotive solo instruments in the physical world. Ben plays extraordinary hand-fashioned bespoke horns forged from a single sheet of brass by artisan craftsman Thomas Inderbinen of Switzerland. Also included in the pack are many Flugelhorn and Muted trumpet phrases. All Horn phrases are supplied without FX so you have full control of the final sound.
As always with F9, recording took place with a gold standard and $10K+ analog signal chain including. Neumann M147 Valve Mic, API 512 Pre amps, Neve 1081 Pre +EQ, GML 8900 Dynamics controller, GML 8200 EQ, Handcrafted labs Solution Opto compressor and Apogee Symphony conversion
DAW versions. We have worked hard to provide additional support for: Logic (9.1.8 & X), Ableton Live (8.4+ including additional support for 9.5+) and Presonus Studio One*. As well as the loops and sounds in the standard pack we have chopped all the principal trumpet samples up into more than 1000 phrase parts and laid them out across 21 Soft sampler patches including Logic’s EXS 24l Live’s Simpler and Drum Rack and S1’s Presence XT.
We are always trying to add more value to our F9 releases and for this release we are including nearly 1GB of top drawer contemporary House and Tech house samples. Everything used in the backing tracks above ( and much more ) is included in every version of the pack and the DAW versions contain soft sampler menu patches for the drums, FX and an incredibly useful series of pitched One shot menus (see video for a demo).
Instruments used include: DSI Prophet 6, DSI/Tom Oberheim OB-6 , Moog Voyager, Roland Alpha Juno 2, AKAI MPC, SP1200, Roland Jupiter 8, Bastil Micro Granny 2 8bit sampler, Boss SP505 (using its revered vinyl simulator).
Kontakt is the worlds leading sampler. It also contains a gold standard timestretch engine. BLAST! has been formatted for Kontakt 5.0.1+ and all trumpet samples are supplied as Tempo-locked .Nki instruments - you can load these into any project and they will conform to its tempo - Additional fun can be had with detuning and effecting these patches. An additional 18 drum, FX and one shot menus finish this part of the pack off. We’ve added the kontakt content free to all the DAW versions.