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Vir2 Instruments has announced the release of MOJO: Horn Section.

MOJO: Horn Section is designed to offer a flexible approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns. Inspired by groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs, according to Vir2 Instruments.

MOJO is designed to offer a simple but feature-packed interface. No need to decide in advance which articulation you want to play. Load the instrument, turn the Ensemble knob to specify how many players you want playing that instrument (from a soloist to a dectet) and begin controlling the instrument from the keyboard. More than a dozen articulations are instantly loaded and intelligently handled via performance features and keyswitches.

Behind the scenes, a humanizing function, smart release layers, and custom legato and vibrato tools are designed to assist the player. Crescendos and swells sync instantly to host tempos and can be triggered in real time.

Included in the instrument collection are: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpet (open, muted, and piccolo), flugelhorn, trombone (open and muted), bass trombone, and clarinet. The articulation list is said to vary for each instrument, but generally includes sustains, stabs, staccatos, trills, slurs, shakes, octave runs, rise to hits, falls (including four different lengths), doits, bends, stylistic riffs, special effects, and tempo-synced swells and crescendos.

All samples are recorded in 24-bit stereo using preamps including a vintage Neve 1073 and a LaChapell Audio 992EG, and mics by AKG, Neumann, and Coles, Vir2 says.

Pricing & Availability
MOJO has an MSRP of $499.95. It is powered by the Kontakt Player 3.5 engine designed to offer integration into major sequencers on Windows and Mac OS X via its AudioUnit, VST and RTAS (Pro Tools 7/8) plug-ins, as well as standalone operation.
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