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Yes, they should make a standalone Bass Trombone Instrument. 7 100.00%
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:07 PM
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Default Standalone Bass Trombone

Hi guys,

I don't know if you've ever thought about it, but the Bass Trombone is pretty important to the low brass section. It is the sonic bridge between the tuba and the tenor trombones. I know that on the Hollywood Brass Library there is a 2 Tenor Trombone + 1 Bass Trombone patch, but I truly believe that it is with utmost importance that a standalone Bass Trombone patch be provided, whether it would be through Symphonic Orchestra or through Hollywood Brass.

There's just some techniques that a cimbasso can't fulfill that a Bass Trombone can. Like, a cimbasso isn't going to be able to glissando from a F just below the staff down to a C. A cimbasso is built to be a brass bass with a trombone-esque timbre. A Bass Trombone is a multi-purpose instrument, both in function and in the manipulation of the instrument thereof.

For those who don't really do glissandi with a Bass Trombone, the 2T+1B patch is pretty good. But for those who work out of notations softwares like Finale, the 2T+1B patch is not enough. Realistically, a standalone instrument is needed, with keyswitches, the appropriate long articulations, short articulations, Mod, EFX, and other patches that would be deemed worthy of such an amazing instrument.

Am I the only who thinks about this?

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