PT Logic: Saxophone Samples

Set 1 Human Saxophone

Compatible for Logic and Garageband

Some cut down demo versions of PT LOGIC Samples set 1 and Human Saxophone are available to download (see below). The downloads are fully functioning EXS24 and Garageband instruments with a smaller range than the full versions. Please note that some of the Logic versions have extra features (modwheel crossfades etc.) that are not possible on Garageband.

24 bit Saxophone Samples

Most of these are tenor saxophone samples, but there is also an alto saxophone and soprano saxophone included free. The tenor saxophone samples are full length, the alto and soprano are looped.

About Sampling a Saxophone

These samples do not sound like saxophone samples you get on MIDI modules or saxophone synths.  Every note is sampled. This sometimes leads to certain inconsistencies between notes, as some respond differently to other notes – even when the pitch is quite close. There is a big difference in sound between the two registers, so the notes either side of the  break will usually be quite different in character. On the tenor these are B2 – C3.  Saxophone Players often use this to an advantage when playing, but you may find it a bit strange on a keyboard. Some notes  speak better than others, some have very different overtones. I used an AKG C12VR valve microphone set to cardioid/omni about 2 – 3 feet away from the horn, but still some notes that sounded the same volume in the room have quite different levels on the input meter. I have partially evened out some of the dynamics, but there are still a few  quirks – that’s the saxophone!

Every note is sampled – listen to the demo:

Human Saxophone

Ballad Tenor

Subtone long notes with soft attack and no or very little vibrato. This is useful for melody lines but also makes a very interesting and unique warm pad sound.

Download Demo (27MB)

Full version: (additional 67MB)

Ballad Tenor with Vibrato

Subtone long notes with big wide vibrato. Also incuded is modwheel crossfade instrument to crossfade between Ballad Tenor and Ballad Tenor with Vibrato.
Download Demo (37MB)

Full version:(additional 36MB)

Growl Tenor

Growling on the saxophone is a common effect used by rock & roll saxophonists for a really rough raunchy sound. This is sampled with the growling played, it is not a synthesised effect.

Download Demo (12MB)

Full version: (additional 30MB)

Tenor Saxophone Bend

This has a real bend up into the note, not an artificial MIDI pitch generated bend. This has a very interesting effect when used in a chord.

Full version: (additional 34MB)

Tenor Saxophone mf Vibrato

Medium loud long notes with vibrato. Optional synthesized envelope bend also included

Full version: (additional 17MB)

2 thoughts on “PT Logic: Saxophone Samples

  • January 29, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Sounds great! Are these samples available simply as .wav files? I use the TX16Wx sampler as a plug-in with Cubase and would like to keep that set up and work flow for simplicity.

    • January 30, 2019 at 10:46 am

      The download will install EXS24 instruments and aif samples, so you will have access to the raw samples which (theoretically) you could use in another instrument, but they would probably need to be tuned as the tuning is done within EXS24, as is any filtering that may be applied.

      You can bypass the actual installation and just access the PKG contents by right clicking on the unzipped PKG and looking for them (somewhere in the Users folders)

      (Sorry, your second comment is not there as I had to roll back the site database to an earlier one)


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