Session Horns 101
Session Horns Pro Explored
Matt Vanacoro • 23 videos • 81 minutes •
Realistic sections. Authentic and natural sounding solos. That’s what this Powered-By-Kontakt e-instrument is all about! Learn Native Instruments’ Session Horns Pro and bring a “real” brass section to your next recording session!
“Great course. Matt will get you use and using Session Horns quickly and effectively. He also give you tips on how to use the sample in specific styles.”
— Gee Mann
“A very good strait forward tutorial. I made me understand the program and showed me some possibilities. Could use a follow up in the form of how to use the program in a production. But a very good tut...”
— session horns pro
Matt first guides you through the process of getting this massive 40GB instrument with its NKI files on to your drives and gets you up and running with a tour of the SHP GUI and all of the cool features that it deploys to create its highly believable brass sounds.
Next you’ll earn all about the Session Horns Performance mode and its ability to generate riffs and articulations that will have you convinced that the world’s best session players are in the house! From there, with help from our friends at e-instruments, Matt reveals the techniques used in Session Horns Pro's keyswitching toolbox where the magic of MIDI control turns an ordinary riff into a ripping horn solo!
So learn Native Instruments’ Session Horns Pro – from Matt Vanacoro – and harness the power and musicality of a perfectly performed virtual brass section in your next production. Read More...
1Introduction: What Did I Just Buy? (01:57)Preview
- 2Storing & Installing the Library (01:54)
- 3Selecting & Loading an NKI File (02:03)
- 4Around the Main Window (02:39)
- 5How to Get More Control (05:55)
- 6Voicing Assistant Modes (04:30)
- 7About Smart Chord (02:49)
8Animator Basics (03:57)Preview
- 9Using the Song Editor (04:13)
- 10The Animator in Practice (03:31)
- 11An Overview of the Sound Window (02:54)
- 12Using Global Send FX (03:38)
- 13Filtering & Delay for Dance Tracks (04:24)
- 14Compressed & Saturated Pop Horns (03:22)
- 15What is Performance Mode? (02:59)
- 16Articulating for Convincing Sounds (03:17)
- 17Keyswitching vs. Velocity Switching (02:35)
- 18Recording Funk Horns Using Keyswitches (01:57)
- 19Inserting a Keyswitch to Jazz Things Up (04:55)
20Keyswitch Mastery (07:04)Preview
- 21Why Go Solo? (04:01)
- 22Using Solo Horns For Scoring (04:02)
- 23Wrapping it Up (01:42)
Great course. Matt will get you use and using Session Horns quickly and effectively. He also give you tips on how to use the sample in specific styles.
A very good strait forward tutorial. I made me understand the program and showed me some possibilities. Could use a follow up in the form of how to use the program in a production. But a very good tutorial never the less.
Session Horns Pro has been a great introduction course covering it's implementation in Kontakt 5. The tutorial covers the overall structure of the software. I would like to see some performance videos or more in-depth information on horns in regards to the perspective and knowledge of a bedroom type music producer. Overall, it did what was expected, and could lead into a great next level course!
An excellent introduction to Session Horns Pro. Matt's comprehensive overview opened a lot of doors for me in the program. Some things I would have completely missed. Many thanks! And I agree, this is an instrument that requires some dedicated practice to play convincingly. But the results are wonderful.
Nice chops on the board..and really let me know how powerful SHP is before I buy it..
This guy is so good at explaining these instruments, i keep walking away from his courses feeling like i know everything.
Excellent tutorial to fully understand the basics of the program and also valuable expert tips.
I enjoyed watching this course. Matt knows this instrument, and explained its capabilities well. Thank you!
Another great Native Instrument course by Matt Vanacoro, this time exploring KontaKt instrument Session Horns Pro.
I loved watching this tutorial. I really think I have a much better understanding of Kontakt in general and Session Pro Horns specifically. Thanks. Kawokabiosile
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