Dusty Flugelhorn

The mellow tone of the flugelhorn...

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!


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • A Solid Flugel

    This is a great, mellow flugel horn sample. It doesn't get into any extremes with dynamics or timbre, but it's a nice mellow, generally even tone. It's well recorded, and pretty even across the range, save for some intonation instability in the lowest registers. Overall, very nicely done!

    Sam Ecoff17 October 2021
  • A flugelhorn that can also pretend to be a war horn

    Others have already described the strengths and weaknesses of this flugelhorn. I'll add that if you try tuning some of the lower notes the lowest G seems to work well down an octave or two you can get something along the lines of a war horn.

    Just Bob17 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
  • 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- kind of takes away the realism, but that doesn't mean it is unusable. You will definitely need to try it yourself and see if it matches what you are looking for.

    Alex Raptakis18 October 2021
  • An instrument with true personality

    A nice sampled instrument with character. More suited for solo works with other instruments. It bonds well with the LAB Amplified Cello Quartet The recording is not excellent but suits the purpose and delivers what promises. Overall well-balanced sound and nice dynamic range

    Julian Doe13 October 2021