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What is Fanfare?

Sample Logic and System Blue are proud to announce Fanfare, a ground-breaking Kontakt Player virtual instrument pairing the DCI World-Champion Blue Devils marching brass with the award-winning sound design of Sample Logic. From traditional marching brass to full-blown cinematic soundscapes, Fanfare delivers the definitive marching brass library for educators and arrangers, and an extraordinarily versatile and inspiring construction toolkit for film, TV, game composers, producers, and electronic musicians. Tapping into the mind of premier wind and brass arranger John Meehan, Fanfare features a broad array of samples recorded by Leslie Ann Jones on The Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound (Lucasfilm Ltd Company) and on the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium (home of the Buffalo Bills) by Grammy® Award winner Frank Dorritie. The indoor recordings were done at close, mid, and far microphone placements, while the outdoor recordings were captured with state of the art stadium surround sound recording techniques. The resulting sonic textures range from full stadium ambience to an “in-your-face” 85-piece brass ensemble, with all of the recordings capturing The Blue Devils’ signature sound of amazingly inventive chords, avant-garde clusters, swells, and organic brass effects.


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And it doesn’t stop there…

Fanfare not only boasts the finest traditional marching brass samples available, but extends the library’s sonic reach via Sample Logic’s signature “blurring the line between music and sound design” programming techniques. Starting with the traditional brass recordings, an entire library of morphed “cinematic” multi-sampled instruments was created, putting not only world-class marching brass at your fingertips, but also an inspiring array of melodics, pads, leads, stingers, impacts, transitions, atmospheres, and articulated rhythms–all organized into easily accessible, production-ready presets.

Rod Abernethy

World renowned musician and award winning  film  Award-winning game composerGo etc…

“FANFARE is an incredible sounding collection of unique and traditional brass samples and patches…extremely useful in everything I do for games, films and TV.   And the added FX are brilliant, very musical and easy to use.  There’s nothing else like this library available.”


Bill Brown

(sole composer of CSI: New York, movies include Ali, Finding Forrester, and Any Given Sunday)

“Along with it’s classic array of marching band instruments, Fanfare’s brass-based “Morphed” instruments and sound design effects are very reminiscent of sounds from films like TRON.”

John M. Meehan

(Composer for Media, Concert and Marching Band Brass Caption Head, The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps)

“Sample Logic’s state of the art sound libraries have been an invaluable part of my musical projects for many years. With the brass inspired FANFARE, an entirely new palette of instruments is now available! Holding true to their motto “blurring the line between music and sound design”, this library expertly stretches from solo vibrato Trumpet to breathtaking pads and everything in-between.”

John Debney

John Debney

Iron Man 2, New Year’s Eve, No Strings Attached, Predators, The Passion of The Christ

“The synergy between traditional instruments and sound design continues in Fanfare.  The Sample Logic team has put together a wonderful palette of sounds to work with.  Leaving you free to experiment and create to your own sonic delight.”

Teddy Riley

Teddy Riley

(The acknowledged “King of New Jack Swing” Credits include:Johnny Kemp, Blackstreet, Keith Sweat, Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Hi-Five, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, and Al B.)

“FANFARE is one of my FAVORITE sound libraries… It is well rounded with sounds that are innovative, massive, & big with substance. Like a breath of fresh air. I can’t wait to use it with my future projects. FANFARE ROCKS!!!!!”



Behind The Scenes


  • A complete collection of traditional marching brass instruments (trumpets, mellophones, euphoniums, tubas, and trombones) recorded with multiple round robins, multiple dynamics, and up to five microphone placements
  • Scoring Stage: Individual instruments and sectionals
  • Stadium: Large sections and full ensemble
  • A complete collection of evocative morphed cinematic instruments and rhythms
  • Atmospheric/ambient soundscapes and stinger construction kits
  • Arpeggiator/Arpeggigater rhythmic instruments
  • Swipes, scrapes, impacts, and reverse transitional effects
  • Performance-ready multis (playable interactive preset templates made from multiple instruments)



Behind The Scenes


This video takes you behind the scenes for an intimate look into the making of Rumble and Fanfare. Fanfare was recorded on the scoring stage at Skywalker Sound and on the field at Ralph Wilson stadium.

Teaming up with Avid

Teaming Up With AVID

Sample Logic and AVID have teamed up to integrate Fanfare for seamlessly into Sibelius 7. Fanfare also fully integreates with Finale 2011.

The FX

Fanfare offers unprecedented control over sound and performance, thanks to Sample Logic’s custom-designed Kontakt Player interface, one of the most advanced Kontakt user interfaces to date. Building on the exclusive “multi-core effects sequencer” first introduced in their Cinematic Guitars collection, Sample Logic puts complete, customizable user control right at your fingertips, with sequencers, LFOs, programmable arpeggiation, a unique Rhythmic Articulator, and a fully integrated multi-microphone mixer. Fanfare boasts over 40 screens of powerful, intuitive user interface controls!


Sample the future: The Arpeggigater

We are proud to introduce a powerful addition to Fanfare… The Arpeggigater

The Arpeggigater allows users to design custom gate sequencer patterns with effects simultaneously.  This extremely powerful addition allows for infinite sound-sculpting results.


Swirling the space: The Spinner

All of Fanfare’s multi-mic instruments include a sound-swirling spinner effect.  This effect allows users to not only change the listeners perspective around the concert hall (Left to Right and Close to Far), but also allows you to automate the listening position swirling the sound with your own custom patterns.

  • Over 1200 Instruments and multis recorded and processed at 88.2k/24-bit, delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
  • 30GB sample library (uncompressed)
  • 20GB via Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression
  • Available in both boxed and direct download formats
  • Standalone, VST, AU, DXi, or RTAS
  • Kontakt Player 4 Free or higher (also runs in the retail version of Kontakt)
  • Mac: OS X 10.6 (latest update), 10.7, Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (Kontakt Player 4 and higher)
  • Mac: Intel (Kontakt player 4 and higher) Compatible
  • PC: Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit, Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2GB RAM
  • 20GB of disk space for Fanfare library
  • 1GB of disk space for Kontakt/Kontakt Player


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