The story

Dusty Flugelhorn was sampled to capture the warm mellow tone of the flugelhorn, an instrument I am incredibly fond of due its depth and character of sound.

This instrument features one dynamic layer with control over the reverb and delay, with each note individually sampled. Dusty Flugelhorn is available as a Kontakt instrument (version 6.3.1 or later), but can be easily dropped into your sampler of choice.

Signal Chain:

Yamaha 6310z Bobby Shew Flugelhorn > Sontronics Delta 2 > UA Apollo > Logic Pro

Use it to add texture to beautiful orchestral passages or as a standalone motif in something more contemporary, the choice is yours!

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  • Fils a gap very well in my brass instruments colleciton

    I have lots of brass instruments, but no Flugelhorn, so this fills a gap in my brass collection. Reverb and Delay controls are nice to have - really provides some inspirational ambience when I'm working on a new song.

    dtherrien29 November 2021
  • A true gem

    Usable brass solo instruments are hard to find. This is not only free, but it sounds superb. Playing this library I will have to say that the Flugelhorn is a vastly underrated instrument. I actually like the timbre of the Flugelhorn more than the trumpet and trombone.

    Combine this library with other brass solo instruments, like the 1956 Tenor Horn that can also be found on Pianobook and create your own small brass ensemble in the box.

    Hopefully we will see a version 2.0 with additional articulations. A lot could be achieved with an additional staccato type short articulation at hand.

    Synthiemental12 January 2022
  • A good old Flugelhorn

    This is very simple and very well sampled instrument. There is not much going on though. It's not that dynamic, and the heavy attack - along with the lack of control on it - may seem less realistic if you compare it to a classics, but that doesn't mean it is bad. It's awesome and trully unique on its own ways, so I encourage you to try it yourself and see if it matches what you are looking for.

    Alex Raptakis27 October 2021
  • Warm and nice textured fulgelhorn

    Very warm and nice sound. Some key has a little rough attack, but it also makes this instrument tasty.

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • A Horn of Plenty.

    This is a really good library, that could so nearly be incredible. Firstly, there's plenty to like here. The sound quality is great, and its full of character. However the library only really functions well for chords... which I guess is the intention. But play in some close clusters and this thing sings! I know Pianobook libraries aren't about creating 20 RR's and dynamic layers. However with a library such as this, I think a bit more time spent on the programming would actually take it to a whole other level. My recommendation would be to add in two round robins which given its 2 1/2 octave range shouldn't take too long to record. I'd also consider making the sample endings loop so that you can create infinite sustain which would work amazingly with the cluster type chords I mentioned before. Great work Chris!

    R.Treves16 October 2021
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