Building an ensemble from the individual instruments sounds more cohesive than any other brass library,

thanks to a brand new recording concept:

3 virtuoso brass players from the famous WDR symphony orchestra were recorded simultaneously in their natural ensemble, able to see and hear one another but acoustically separated. The resulting instruments gel together wonderfully as 3-piece ensembles whilst maintaining individual nuances.

Chris Hein pushed the players to their pitch and dynamic limits, resulting in almost 4 recorded octaves for Trombones &  French-Horns (a whole octave lower than most other brass libraries).

16 articulations and 8 dynamic layers range from soft warmth to power-ful blasts.

F-Tuba, Sousaphon and euphonium have 24 articulations and up to 16 dynamic layers.

The phase-aligned samples give artefact free blending between the dynamic layers. Perfect for extreme crescendos.

True portamento transitions and other legato types allow for smooth transitions between notes.

Huge customization options utilize the fully-featured interface and intelligent Kontakt scripting.

Chris Hein 
Orchestral Brass EX
3 x Trumpet
3 x Trombone
3 x French-Horn
1 x F-Tuba
1 x Sousaphon
1 x Euphonium
9 x Brass-Ensembles

• 12 Orchestral Brass Instruments

• 32 GB Content  

• 94.000 Samples

• 14 -24 Articulations

• Up To 16 Dynamic Layers

• Unique Phase-Align technique

  1. 4 Dynamic Modes

  2. Dynamic Expression Sustains

  3. Note-Head Designer

• Hot-Keys

• Intelligent Legato & Portamento

• Glide-Mode To play realistic runs

• Muted Brass option

• 10 built in DSP-Effects

• 2 independent Convolution Reverbs

• 63 high class impulse responses

• Attack- & Release controls

• Special Noise Controls

• Ensemble Maker

• Micro-Tuner

• Adjustable Fader Settings in the UI

• Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ

• Customizable Auto-Vibrato

• Key-Vibrato

Main Features:


During the recording and programming of Chris Hein Orchestral Brass there was a great deal of emphasis placed on capturing a wide dynamic range, from the softest notes to the loudest and more aggressive. The players were really pushed to their limit to get the maximum possible dynamics out of their instruments.

Within the Orchestral Brass Kontakt instrument, most sustained articulation have six velocity layers, the shorts have eight and the special articulation have 3 to 4 velocities.

There are four ways to control the huge dynamic range in the articulation preset page.

See the „How To - Deal With Dynamics“ video for details


„How To - Deal With Dynamics“

Review at Sound Bytes net music magazine


There are many ways to control the many functions to

acheave a convincing realtime performance.

You can use hardware faders, a breath controller,

TouchOSC on an ipad is a good choice.

Here you see an example of controlling CH-Orchestral Brass using the Leap Motion sensor controller together with Geko MIDI, the controller app for Leap Motion.

The leap motion is the conly controller which enables to control multiple functions at a time in a pretty intuitive way.


Chris Hein - Orchestral Brass & Leap Motion controller

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This is a tutorial for Chris Hein - Orchestral Brass.

"How To Create A Fanfare"

Przemyslaw Kopczyk composed a nice Fanfare using Chris Hein - Orchestral Brass.

We show how to build the orchestral brass tracks from scratch and walk you through the process of making it.


How To - Create A Fanfare

- 3 new Solo Instruments

  F-Tuba, Sousaphon, Euphonium

  with extended articulations

  1. -New Ensembles

  6 new large Ensembles

  1. -Muted Brass

  5 different mutes for all instruments

  1. -New functions

  Portamento Legato offset for flexibel transitions

- 20GB new content

- 40.000 new samples

New version available

Chris Hein - Orchestral Brass

has been extended

The new Low Brass Instruments:

F-Tuba Sousaphon & Euphonium

New in CH-Orchestral Brass EX:

Chris Hein - Orchestral Brass EX

is a collection of 12 orchestral Brass instruments and 9 Brass Ensembles

that sound lively and totally authentic.

Live playing vs MIDI programming

„Interplay“ by Przemyslaw Kopczyk


Original live performance by Hans Nickel


MIDI re-production by Przemyslaw Kopczyk