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Session Horns Pro Explained®

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Chapter 1: Sections & Chord Voicing

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    Road Map (4:49)


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    Section Setup (7:41)


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    Voicing Assistant (6:13)


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    Smart Chords (9:11)


Chapter 2: Animator

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    Animator Overview (6:42)


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    Tempo Swing & Harmony (6:41)


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    Animator & Smart Chords (5:00)


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    Animator Start & Length (4:25)


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    Animator Songs & Phrases (5:49)


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    Animator Playback Modes (5:49)


Chapter 3: Articulations, Key Switching & Expression

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    Articulations (14:04)


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    Key Switching (6:12)


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    Control View (6:36)


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    Solo Instruments (2:58)


Chapter 4: Sound Window

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    Sound Window View (8:05)


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    Reverb FX Send (3:00)


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    Delay FX Send (3:50)


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    Global Master FX & Automation (7:08)


Eli Krantzberg brings you the definitive series on Native Instruments Session Horns Pro! With over 114 minutes of video, Eli takes you from beginning to end, leaving no features or functions behind. You'll learn the important basics and cool advanced topics that will have you creating realistic, big sounding horn parts and melodies in no time!

Eli starts off with a "Road Map" video which shows you all about the different Instrument Types, 3 Main Windows, and an Overview of the instrument itself. Next it's on to Section Setup, where you'll see how to load pre configured Horn Sections and Build Your Own from Scratch. The Voicing Assistant and Smart Chords are then revealed, and you'll learn them inside and out, allowing you to create authentic Voicings and Chords.

Now Eli gets deeper and gives you numerous tutorials on the Animator, Articulations, Key Switching and Expression features. These functions are what make this virtual instrument shine and sound like "real horns", giving you endless creative options. Finally, the powerful Sound Window View is explored and Eli covers all the Sound Shaping Tools here such as Compression, EQ, Reverb, Delay, Automation and more!

If you're ready for the last word in playable horns, this series will end the conversation and give you the best sounding horns for your songs and productions... Watch "Session Horns Pro Explained" today.


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rustysprings
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Excellent source of info

What the course does and does it well is to open up the immense variables of the Session Horns software. Native Instruments info is fine but to fully understand it you need this course and the complexity that is available therein. Having recently purchased Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate the Groove 3 courses are ideal in order to get a fuller understanding as to what is going on under the hood. Recommended.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

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HLEET
Submitted 3 months ago

very helpful

For a total beginner into this vsti from native instrument. Theses video helped me understand some basic stuff very fast. The author explains very well each part of the virtual instrument. Totally worth it !

I am a: Hobbyist

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zydeceltico
Submitted 4 months ago

Super Helpful.

I was a little overwhelmed when initially "unpacking" SHP and not being completely "midi literate." I wasn't sure how to take advantage of the features of SHP that actually bring life to the samples - especially because I work in a different DAW. But after watching all of the videos - especially the Articulations and Keyswitches it's become really clear how to utilize this software (and edit the midi) and finally start getting the sounds I hear in my head out of my head and on to "tape." Thank You!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Reaper

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Buhardilla
Submitted 8 months ago

Deep and fun

I love Eli's videos. This tutorial is very practical and helps to learn in deep the features of Session Horns. Recommendable

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Digital Performer

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arshadali
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpful

nice explanation

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Audios
Submitted 2 years ago

Wonderfully clear and thorough

I'll admit that I haven't used Session Horns Pro much since I bought it about a year ago but I suppose that's partly the reason I'm so impressed with the videos. Every plug-in has a huge number of options and every one has unique controls that do things that are far from obvious. The end result is I (and probably you if you're reading this!) don't use such software a lot because they don't do anything great out of the box and the learning curve is so big that you move on to something else. Along comes a wonderful series of bite-sized but still thorough explanations and you suddenly feel inspired to have another look at the software, in this case Session Horns Pro. I don't know what the videos didn't cover, if anything, since I haven't used the software much (which is why I watched the videos in the first place, of course!) but I sure know a lot more now than I did. Great job all around: clear explanations, thorough coverage (no control left unchecked), and lots of good examples of how to use the software. More plug-ins, please!

I am a: Hobbyist

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Robbo
Submitted 2 years ago

Session Horns Pro Explained

As always a high quality tutorial that guides you through the features of the software in a way that makes you feel that you will be able to make use of it in a practical way.

I am a: Musician

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Daring Dean
Submitted 2 years ago

Solid. The 1st Place For Learning Session Horns

As usual, Eli did an excellent job in this tutorial. Being walked through Session Horns Pro and hearing the effect of various functions and configuration helped me grasp the product more quickly than I would've otherwise. I have no complaints. If you want to learn session horns pro, you should watch this tutorial.

I am a: Producer, Professional

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Keith123
Submitted 2 years ago

excellent

very,very helpful however it would be even more helpful if you did a video along the lines of a "quick start" project style keeping it very basic just to get a sense of completing a session; then you would feel more confident to delve deeper and have an understanding of the separate parts. I feel you move too fast into the more advanced aspects. But... the videos are really helpful,as playing them over and over breaks things down very well. will definitely buy more in the coming months.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Session Horns Pro Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent source of info What the course does and does it well is to open up the immense variables of the Session Horns software. Native Instruments info is fine but to fully understand it you need this course and the complexity that is available therein. Having recently purchased Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate the Groove 3 courses are ideal in order to get a fuller understanding as to what is going on under the hood. Recommended.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful For a total beginner into this vsti from native instrument. Theses video helped me understand some basic stuff very fast. The author explains very well each part of the virtual instrument. Totally worth it !
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Helpful. I was a little overwhelmed when initially "unpacking" SHP and not being completely "midi literate." I wasn't sure how to take advantage of the features of SHP that actually bring life to the samples - especially because I work in a different DAW. But after watching all of the videos - especially the Articulations and Keyswitches it's become really clear how to utilize this software (and edit the midi) and finally start getting the sounds I hear in my head out of my head and on to "tape." Thank You!
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Deep and fun I love Eli's videos. This tutorial is very practical and helps to learn in deep the features of Session Horns. Recommendable
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful nice explanation
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wonderfully clear and thorough I'll admit that I haven't used Session Horns Pro much since I bought it about a year ago but I suppose that's partly the reason I'm so impressed with the videos. Every plug-in has a huge number of options and every one has unique controls that do things that are far from obvious. The end result is I (and probably you if you're reading this!) don't use such software a lot because they don't do anything great out of the box and the learning curve is so big that you move on to something else. Along comes a wonderful series of bite-sized but still thorough explanations and you suddenly feel inspired to have another look at the software, in this case Session Horns Pro. I don't know what the videos didn't cover, if anything, since I haven't used the software much (which is why I watched the videos in the first place, of course!) but I sure know a lot more now than I did. Great job all around: clear explanations, thorough coverage (no control left unchecked), and lots of good examples of how to use the software. More plug-ins, please!
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Session Horns Pro Explained As always a high quality tutorial that guides you through the features of the software in a way that makes you feel that you will be able to make use of it in a practical way.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Solid. The 1st Place For Learning Session Horns As usual, Eli did an excellent job in this tutorial. Being walked through Session Horns Pro and hearing the effect of various functions and configuration helped me grasp the product more quickly than I would've otherwise. I have no complaints. If you want to learn session horns pro, you should watch this tutorial.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent very,very helpful however it would be even more helpful if you did a video along the lines of a "quick start" project style keeping it very basic just to get a sense of completing a session; then you would feel more confident to delve deeper and have an understanding of the separate parts. I feel you move too fast into the more advanced aspects. But... the videos are really helpful,as playing them over and over breaks things down very well. will definitely buy more in the coming months.
Date published: 2016-08-01
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