Orchestral Devices: Battalion – Cinematic Brass Reimagined

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 13 January 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

BATTALION is cinematic brass re-imagined… BATTALION allows for both traditional orchestral scoring as well as hybrid brass sound design, all in one truly inspiring package!

No one can deny the power of a good brass section. Whether it’s in an orchestra, in a marching band, or in your favorite video game soundtrack, brass brings a sense of power and majesty to the music.

Orchestral Devices: BATTALION is the perfect tool for adding that extra punch to your music. With its hybrid brass sound design capabilities, you can create epic sounds that will make your listeners sit up and take notice. And with traditional orchestral scoring options, you can create some truly inspiring brass arrangements.

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Orchestral Devices: Battalion – Cinematic Brass Reimagined

Orchestral Devices: BATTALION allows for both traditional orchestral scoring as well as hybrid brass sound design. This is a one-stop shop for all of your cooking needs! There’s no need to buy ingredients individually when you can have it all in one comprehensive package!

The sound is unmistakable and unforgettable. Orchestral Devices: Battalion by Hidden Path Audio!

135 Distinct Sound Sources

BATTALION has 135 distinct sound sources that may be readily combined and layered into any of the four XY quadrants of the interface. Featuring a suite of cutting-edge features, including a contemporary XY pad, quad multi-lane sequencers, extensive FX and sound-shaping tools, and a plethora of included sound sources.

Included Sound Sources Categories

  • Trumpet Solo
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • French Horn Solo
  • French Horn Ensemble
  • Trombone Solo
  • Trombone Ensemble
  • Low Brass Ensemble
  • Hybrid Sound Design
  • Analog Synth

The sounds include everything from standard brass articulations to a plethora of orchestral brass effects, as well as several banks of both hybrid sound design (derived from the acoustic content and then twisted and altered) and analog synth material that adds depth to the brass.

  • Full orchestral brass sections and solos
  • Huge collection of orchestral brass FX
  • Hybrid sound design & analog synth content
  • 135 unique sound sources & articulations
  • 250 presets included
  • 4 quadrant XY pad interface for blending

Each of the three mixes has a different focus: Close, Stage, and Full Mix

What Are the Elements of Cinematography Composition?

The cinematography of a film is the way it is shot, which includes everything on-screen visual aspects such as lighting, framing, composition, camera movement, camera angles, film choice, lens options, depth of field, zoom, focus and color.

What Makes a Great Film Score?

A great film score should be memorable, convey emotion, and never interfere with dialogue.

The music should be able to establish the mood of the scene to help set an emotional tone for the viewers. They can do this either by using notes or by relying on long periods of silence.

Cinematography concept
Cinematography concept

The main function of the music is to make sure that no matter what’s happening on-screen, audiences are always emotionally invested in what is happening.

How Do You Score Brass?

This article mentions how one might go about scoring brass instruments in an orchestral piece, achieving the desired effect through different rhythmic structures and melodic motifs for orchestrating these instruments in their particular register.

How Do You Write Epic Brass?

The sound of epic brass comes from capturing the right piece of gear. The short answer, therefore, is to use good quality brass instruments! For a more technical explanation, look at your instrument’s mouthpiece or headjoint.

For a solid cup mouthpiece (the most common type), you are looking for one that offers medium to low resistance. If it offers high resistance, this will tend to situate you on a higher register which can be useful for some applications but not so much when seeking the more powerful tones of the first horn section in an orchestra that all have tenor trombones with medium-large bore and thus offers lower levels of resistance. A general rule of thumb is that any time there are horns involved things will benefit from a medium resistance mouthpiece.

The biggest part of writing epic brass is finding the right timbre for your sound and this will come from matching the appropriate headjoint / mouthpiece with that instrument because it determines what sounds can be produced by changing air pressure (from inside your lungs) and how much force you must apply to get these sounds out.

How to Build Cinematic Brass Sections?

This article covers the basics of building a cinematic brass section, from finding sound sources and samples to crafting an effective mix. It discusses how to use layering and effects processing to create a powerful, cohesive brass sound without muddying up the mix.

Libraries like BATTALION help you with that and also provide a wide range of sound sources.

250 Presets to Get Your Cinematic Composition Started

There are a lot of options to customize the look and feel of your film using this program. You get everything you need in one package, as well as presets for various categories to get you started with a cinematic style.

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Conclusion

Orchestral Devices: Battalion by Hidden Path Audio is a cinematic brass re-imagined library that allows for both traditional orchestral scoring as well as hybrid brass sound design.

It has a brand new Orchestral Devices engine and includes 135 unique sound sources & articulations, 250 presets, 4 quadrant XY pad interface for blending, and 3 mixes ((Close, Stage, and Full Mix for acoustic content).

A great film score should be memorable, convey emotion, and never interfere with dialogue. The main function of the music is to make sure that no matter what’s happening on-screen, audiences are always emotionally invested in what is happening. Orchestral Devices: Battalion by Hidden Path Audio provides the force of epic brass to your fingertips!

Cinematic Skyscraper Windows
Cinematic Skyscraper Windows

This library requires a FULL version of KONTAKT 5.6.8 or later, which will run on Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.9 or later. You will need 8.4 GB of free drive space. Please note that this library will NOT work with the free KONTAKT PLAYER, you MUST have a full version of KONTAKT installed.

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