Easily create evolving brass textures from a single note or chord
Uniquely curated ensemble for a warm, mellow sound: French horn, Flugelhorn, Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba
Discover 100 preset phrases each with three variations, or build your own
Design your sound with full mix control and dedicated slots for creative FX
INTIMATE BRASS FOR CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTIONS
Instantly create interweaving, evolving brass phrases from a single note or chord – all professionally performed, expertly arranged, and recorded together for a truly authentic sound. VALVES features a uniquely modern ensemble of brass instruments, carefully curated for soft, rich textures and ideally suited to a wide range of genres.
PERFORM EXPRESSIVE BRASS PHRASES
All the presets in VALVES contain a complementary collection of phrases for each instrument, all composed from professionally performed articulations, synced to your host’s tempo, and designed to work seamlessly together. Inject movement and color into your productions with the Moments Slider, which progressively and musically introduces new phrase variations, one instrument at a time.
EXPLORE 100 PRESET PHRASES OR CREATE YOUR OWN
VALVES’ instantly playable phrases are created from a wealth of articulations, including crescendos, decrescendos, evolving sustains, swells, waves, and more. Each phrase can be edited to your liking, or you can build your own from scratch. Stuck for inspiration? Hit Random for endless new variations, or experiment with different loop lengths for each individual track.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR SOUND
Get a professionally balanced mix right out of the box – or simply take it as a starting point. Adjust levels and panning for each individual instrument, compress and saturate to taste, then choose from 72 different in-built effect presets. With two send slots, two main effects, tempo-synced LFOs, and more, you have full control over your sound.
SEE IT IN ACTION
Take a closer look at VALVES with composer and NI Product Specialist Reuben Cornell. Get the lowdown on all of the key features, presets, and motion articulations. Plus, find out how you can quickly create chords and melodies that add instant warmth and texture to your tracks.
AUTHENTICITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE
To ensure natural, human-sounding performances, the articulations in VALVES were captured with a full ensemble playing together with a conductor – but with each instrument recorded in isolation. The result is the sound of a real-life section playing together, but it also captures the nuanced textures of each instrument and allows you to mix and process each one individually.