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Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete

Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete

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There have never been computer-created, yet nuanced instruments like these!

CHH Pro Complete is the most complete virtual-instrument library of Brass & Woodwind instruments for Jazz, Pop, Big-Band, Funk production but also for spicing up your cinematic and orchestral tracks. With CHH Complete you get 54 Solo- and 32 Section-Instruments, divided into four volumes which contain different groups of instruments perfectly matching each other. With its latest Pro update, Chris Hein’s library debuts phase-synchronised samples for perfect blends between velocities. This procedure optimises interdependent samples and allows silky smooth velocity crossfades from piano to forte. Use the instrument´s full dynamic capabilities to create a vivid performance.

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Chris Hein Horns Pro:

  • C-Flute Instrument
  • The new C-Flute was deeply sampled in great detail and a variety of playing styles such as Non Vibrato, Vibrato, Singing and even Shakuhachi Style. This instrument adds a different colour to the palette.
  • All new Graphical User Interface
  • The all new user Interface makes tweaking and editing a breeze. Sculpt the sound of the instrument and define exactly how it reacts to your playing.
  • Phase synchronised samples for perfect blends between velocities
  • All Sustain Samples and some other articulations got phase-synced. This procedure optimises interdependent samples and allows silky smooth velocity crossfades from piano to forte. Use the instrument´s full dynamic capabilities to create a vivid performance.
  • Extremely customisable Articulation Presets including copy paste feature
  • The articulation presets are now even more customisable, using the latest features of the Kontakt engine - for example the time machine and the transient designer. Individually control speed, panorama, volume, transpose and many more parameters of each instrument's playing style.
  • New Key-Switch preset management
  • We re-invented the management of key-switch presets. Each setting of a preset can now easily be copied to any other preset. You can even save all presets of a patch, including your personal key-switch preferences, and import them into another one. Save time and organise key-switches the way you want them.
  • New flexibel Hot-Key management
  • Articulations can be unloaded to save memory
  • Improved Ram Management. All articulations and ram-demanding effects can be loaded or unloaded individually. Remove unused articulations and switch off ram-demanding effect settings to free up memory and keep the memory footprint as low as possible.
  • Speed Change for all articulations
  • The speed of all articulations can be adjusted individually. This is not only useful for the time-depending articulations like Crescendo, Runs or Falls. Also sustains, shake and trills benefit from the time adjustment, because it changes the attack and the general sound of the sample.
  • There are now five different velocity X-Fade Modes providing you with maximum flexibility to control the dynamic of the instrument. Play realistic Crescendi and Swells locked to the song tempo using the two new Auto X-Fade Modes.
  • Velocity Fade Filter
  • Transient Designer

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  • Additional Effects: Attack Shapes, Air, Noise, Release Effects
  • The new effects are perfect to dial in liveliness. Add up to three layers of different Attack Samples to give your sound more punch or dirt, or blend in sounds of playing-noises and air flowing through the instrument to bring it closer to the listener
  • 16 new Convolution Impulses for Reverb
  • CHH Pro contains 16 additional Convolution Impulses of reverbs. Place your instruments on a scoring stage or play them in a small room.
  • Improved Key-Vibrato
  • Two independent, intelligent LFO-Vibrato types
  • Auto vibrato
  • Auto Vibrato uses musical values, based on the song tempo, to blend in natural modulation of tune and volume.
  • Assignable Pitch-Bend
  • Popular playing styles like falls or shakes are now assignable to the Pitch-Bend Wheel. Trigger these effects intuitively without having to remember key-switches.
  • iPad & iPhone real time remote controller
  • Based on Hexlers TouchOSC we programmed a real time controller for all features in CHH-Pro. Instead of fiddling with CC data in your DAW, you just record the automation data from your iPhone or iPad.

Due to highly intelligent programming the solo instruments can easily be combined to small or large sections via section mode. Several "out of the box" section instruments are also included. The intuitive user interface is mainly focussed on best playability. Various legato and glide-mode features allow very realistic note transitions, while outstanding new functions like key-vibrato, hotkeys and the revolutionary new key-switch concept are essential for live performance.

All instruments obey the same concept, so once you know one, you know them all. Each volume contains solo-instruments as well as section combinations. Every instrument was played by famous big-band musicians in separate sessions but to one another, which results in perfect harmony of the sections and allows maximum flexibility for the producer.

General Features

  • Chris Hein Horns is an outstanding brass instruments sample library.
  • aprox. 2.000 Samples per instrument
  • about 80.000 Samples (~44 GB Content)
  • 18 different playing techniques
  • All playing techniques in one programm
  • Up to 8 Velocities per note
  • 72 control-features in 11 edit-pages
  • 6 DSP Efx
  • 21 high class convolution reverbs
  • Key-Switch Presets, Hot-Keys, Key-Vibrato, Legato- and Glide-Mode, Growl-Control, and more.
  • built with Kontakt 5.0.1

Articulations - The large amount of up to 38 articulations is what makes "Chris Hein - Horns" so realistic. All articulations can be assigned over 18 keyswitch-keys, located on the lower notes of the keyboard. Access to every articulation is made possible via an intuitive combination of keyswitches and midi-controllers.

Key-switches - ‘Keyswitching’ is an elegant way of enabling the user to directly and immediately access different playing techniques from within a single patch. It uses pre-programmed MIDI notes to instantaneously switch between different articulations, meaning it is no longer necessary to reload each variant individually. The keyswitches themselves are only controller keys. They make no sound, but instead are used to switch the entire group of samples which the main instrument keys trigger.

Key-switch Presets - Usually key-switches just switch between different fixed articulations or other pre-programmed sound variations. In CHH Vol1 the keyswitches are used to switch between complex sets of presets with 21 adjustable parameters. There are 18 Key-Switch presets available. The KS-Presets are allocated to C0 - F1, in the lower area of your keyboard. You must press the keyswitch before playing actual notes. The switchover occurs instantly without any time lag.

Pressing a key between C0 and F1 on your keyboard has the same effect as turning the KS-Preset knob in the GUI. You can also assign the KS-Presets to any midi controller in the CC-Settings page. The selected articulation is displayed on the left side of the GUI. All parameters on the settings page, except Vib. Vol, Vib.Tune, Crescendo-Speed and Glide-Speed are adjustable parameters which are stored in the KS-Presets. If you make changes to any of these parameters, they are automatically stored in the KS-Preset. To permanently save the KS-Presets, simply save the whole instrument.

For registered users of any Chris Hein Horns Library we offer several Update-, Upgrade- and Crossgrade paths to get a discounted version of Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete.

Instrument Content

Solo-Instruments (Vol 1)

4 meticulously sampled solo instruments with more than 4.000 samples and up to 38 articulations in 20 different velocity zones.

  • 1 x alto sax solo, 1 x tenor sax solo, 1 x trumpet solo, 1 x trombone solo, 1 x trumpet section, 1x C flute

Brass & Woodwind Sections (Vol 2)

This volume perfectly complements the solo brass instruments. You can now realise almost every form of orchestration containing brasses.

  • 3 x alt sax, 2 x tenor sax, 2 x baritone sax, 4 x trombone, 2 x bass-trombone, 3 x sax section, 3 x trumpet section, 3 x trombone section

Muted Brass (Vol 3)

A unique user interface with 72 control features on 11 different edit-pages. Offering all sorts of sound and playability shaping possibilities.

  • 8 x muted trumpet, 8 x muted trombone, 7 x trumpet section, 5 x trombone section

More Brass & Woodwinds (Vol 4)

  • Eb-clarinet, Bb-clarinet, bass-clarinet, contrabass-clarinet, 2 x soprano sax, bass-sax, contrabass-sax, 4 x flugelhorn, 2 x F-buba, cimbasso, alphorn, 16 solo-instruments & 10 section-combinations

Chris Hein Horns Compact - A perfect solution for any user who doesn't necessarily need the full scope!



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Beide Editionen der Chris Hein Horns glänzen durch ihren natürlichen Klang und die absolut erstklassige Klangqualität. Die Samples klingen wirklich lupenrein und können voll und ganz überzeugen
+++ Klangqualität der Samples
+++ hervorragende Artikulationsmöglichkeiten
+++ Einstellungsmöglichkeiten
++ gut durchdachtes Benutzer-Interface
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Flag DE spaceBeat 08/2009 (Vol 1 und 2)

Der Kölner Sample-Spezi Chris Hein hat wieder zugeschlagen: Mit „Horns Vol 1.5 & Vol 2“ ist nun ein 12 GB starkes, aus den Produkten „Solo Instruments“ und „Sections“ bestehendes Komplettpaket erhältlich. Während im ersten Teil der Sammlung die Soloinstrumente Trompete, Alt- und Tenorsaxofon sowie Posaune digital festgehalten wurden, enthält der zweite Teil 17 Instrumente, die zu realistischen Bläsersektionen verschiedener Größe kombiniert werden können. An Bord sind vier verschiedene Trompeten, drei Alt-, zwei Tenor- und zwei Baritonsaxofone, vier Tenor- und zwei Bassposaunen sowie verschiedene Multiinstrumente mit spielfertigen Kombinationen und Sektionen. Abgerundet wird das Sampleangebot durch einige Saxofon-Riffs. Wie man es von Chris Heins Serie gewohnt ist, liegen auch für die Blechbläser eine Vielzahl an Spielweisen und Artikulationen vor, zwischen denen mithilfe von Keyswitches umgeschaltet wird. Eine clevere Ergänzung ist zudem die „Sustain Speed“-Artikulation, die beim Spielen von schnellen Notenfolgen im Sustain-Modus automatisch aktiviert wird und für einen unmittelbaren Attack sorgt.
Der bewährte Kontakt Player 2 ermöglicht die Einflußnahme auf den Lautstärkeverlauf, verschiedene Klangeigenschaften wie den Hauchanteil und das Anblasverhalten sowie das Microtuning. Des Weiteren wurden dem Sampleplayer die DSP-Effekte Hall, Delay, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Kompressor, Filter sowie ein Equalizer und ein Faltungshall mit 21 Impulsantworten spendiert. Da einige Instrumente weit über 1 GB an Arbeitsspeicher beanspruchen, ist allerdings ein entsprechend performanter Rechner Pflicht.
Fazit: Die Akribie des Entwicklers hat sich gelohnt: Chris Hein Horns zeigt sich in jeglicher Hinsicht hochwertig. Alle Soloinstrumente sind ausgesprochen expressiv spielbar, und auch die Dynamik und Klanggewalt einer Bläsersektion wurde auf beeindruckende Art und Weise eingefangen. Dabei können die Instrumente bei Bedarf ausgesprochen sanft oder auch sehr aggressiv klingen.

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
01.05.2023 Language: englisch

I use the product for the arrangements.Definitely recommend to everyone!Perfect control performance, excellent charismatic articulations!Big Thanks to Chris Hein!

5.0 of 5  
29.11.2021 Language: englisch


5.0 of 5  
13.11.2021 Language: englisch

This is the best brass plugin I've got.


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Nick MiloNick Milo
Arranger, Composer and Keyboardist for Joe Cocker, Tower of Power, Greg Adams and many more

"Chris Hein Horns work great with the Joe Cocker Tour. After working for many years in Tower of Power, it is with great resistance that I must reach for a horn sample! Ha! But, the high quality and playability of these horns stands up and cuts through the Rock&Roll mix of Joe´s music, even in the large halls and arenas of Joe´s European tours. They can rock."

Mark AlexanderMark Alexander
has played with world's top artists including, Joe Cocker, Meat Loaf, Enrique Iglesias, Tom Jones, Little Steven, Rascals, Ricky Martin, The E Street Band, Nona Hendryx, Curtis Stigers and Luciano Pavarotti.

"Its really great to know that the best horn library in the world has the most personal and great customer service. Just so you know, I was doing the Young Rascals reunion tour in America and Canada last 2 years. White guys playing black music! Lots of horns. We had star/elite horn players in the audiences. They were convinced the horn section was offstage next to our monitor guy. They even said they could see them playing! No they couldn’t!!! It was me playing your great brass samples. I guess a little credit needs to go to the guy who played them…me. Thanks Chris, your hard work has helped me immensely and brought much joy to the audiences!"

Dieter Falk Dieter Falk
German piano player, producer, arranger and composer, awarded as „Klavierspieler des Jahres“, recordings together with Gitte Hænning, Katja Ebstein, Kenny Rogers, Steve Lukather, Roger Chapman....

"Chris Hein Horns became my to go library when it comes to brass sections.The sound is fantastic even without any tweaking straight out of the box."


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System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher 
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX

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