What type of brass instrument is this? (please help)

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Jafools, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Jafools

    Jafools New Member

    I'm not experienced with this line of instruments, I'm referring to the horn in the chorus, plays at beginning also.

    It has a very nice 50's feel to it, any idea? thanks
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like a flugel horn to me - more mellow than a trumpet, with a generally warmer sound.
  3. midlandman

    midlandman Member

    I'm not sure it's a flug the track has been digitised reverb etc. Could be trumpet with the electronic additions
  4. DS2014

    DS2014 Active Member

    I agree, I don't think it's a flugel. And, as said above, no doubt it has been messed about with by sound engineers. However, if you asked to try to reproduce that sound live, I would opt for a cornet with a nice deep mouthpiece.
  5. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

  6. Bbmad

    Bbmad Active Member

    Bb bass
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  7. midlandman

    midlandman Member

  8. Pauli Walnuts

    Pauli Walnuts Moderator Staff Member

    Def a trumpet. As they sampled both Barry White and Rufus and Chaka Khan, that could also have come from anywhere so it's hard to find any credit for it on the web.
  9. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    No; I would opt for a trumpet with a close mic and "trust" (heaven forbid!) the sound engineer to achieve the desired effect ..
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  10. Jafools

    Jafools New Member

    Thanks for the replies :)

    Yeah the track was ripped and remastered from cassette, song is from 1995. Ha if anyone does notice the horn sample (it definitely wasn't played & recorded for that song - the producers sample heavily), that could be a good piece to puzzle for me

    Otherwise if it's inexpensive, I could hire someone from the forum you say?
  11. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member



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