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2019-11-29 06:49 pm
I'm looking for a really good flugelhorn sound. I've been able to get close by using the trumpet and adding heavy reverb but it just isn't the same. Can anyone offer suggestions?
2019-11-29 08:39 pm
Use flugelhorn samples!
My keyboard has it and you can always find them in the 'net.
Of course you don't have it in the general MIDI bank.
GS: patch = 57, Bank = 8
XG: patch = 57, Bank = 125
2019-11-29 10:49 pm
If your synth doesn't have a flugal patch available you might try a tuba patch. I know it seems a bit silly but think about it. You have trumpets, saxhorns and french horns - what's the difference in their construction?
A trumpet is approximately 2/3's cylindrical in the bore and 1/3 conical - this makes a trombone part of the trumpet family
A saxhorn is ALL conical. What are saxhorns? Cornet, tenor(alto) horn, baritone, euphonium, tuba, oh and flugal...
French horns are also all conical, but they're a law unto themselves - extremely small bore coupled with very long length and massively oversized bell...
As tuba and flugal are both conical there is a relationship in their sound production, thus a tuba sample pitched into the flugal range (up 2 octaves) can sound surprisingly close to a flugal. No, it won't be perfect, but if you have a good tuba patch it just might surprise you.
I plays 'Bones, crumpets, coronets, floosgals 'n youfonymums - gonna lern tubies next
2019-12-01 04:33 am
Thank you both. This is helpful.
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