A new shade of brass

Played with a mute, brass instruments take on a whole new color. Berlin Muted Brass captures this color in the utmost detail, giving you a complete line-up of horns, trumpets, and trombones played with a variety of mutes in a variety of ways.

Designed specifically for layering with Berlin Brass and other brass libraries, this truly comprehensive celebration of the muted sound gives you exciting details and character for all your orchestral compositions.


Adaptive Legato for all horns and trumpets
Three different types of mutes for trumpets, trombones and bass trombones
Horns 1 and 2, plus Horn Ensemble
Trumpets 1 and 2, plus Trumpet Ensemble
Trombones 1 and 2, plus Bass Trombone
Deep-sampled articulations
Tempo-synced 16th and triplet repetitions
Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage
Solo instruments and ensembles
Solo instruments and ensembles
With this collection, we aimed to provide enough detail to allow you to create complex arrangements, and add the nuance of the muted sound to the widest possible range of compositions. So you get solo instruments for definition, with a choice of instruments (1 and 2) for convincing voicings. The ensembles are on hand to add character to more ‘wide-screen’ pieces.
About the sound
About the sound
The sound of muted brass has long been a celebrated staple of classical orchestration, used by composers from Strauss and Stravinsky to John Williams and Bert Kaempfert. Muted brass adds a rich character to any brass ensemble, and while it’s often associated with adding a humorous note, the raspy, edgy sound is capable of very much more.

Try adding a muted trumpet to a piece with two lead trumpets. Or try combining muted brass with woodwinds or percussion—tubular bells with muted marcatos, for example. Be prepared to discover nuances you weren’t expecting!
Multiple mutes
Multiple mutes
You get three types of mutes to work with: The regular straight mutes, Harmon mutes, and effect mutes. You even get variants for the Harmon mutes, with the stem of the mute either all-in or half-in. The horns were recorded ‘stopped’, with the player holding their fist in the bell of the instrument.

Part of the Berlin Brass series

The same uncompromising technical set-up, the same seating positions for the first-call Berlin musicians and, of course, the sound of the perfectly balanced Teldex Scoring Stage—all of this combines to ensure that Muted Brass dovetails perfectly with the Berlin Brass Main Collection, and the rest of the Berlin Series.

Mic merging
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Greater usability
SINE is designed to complement the compositional workflow. Create on the fly with auto keyswitch options, and easy remapping tools.

Download à la carte
Choose only the instruments and mic positions that you currently need—no need to download the entire collection at once.


Berlin Brass

Muted Brass

Berlin Brass


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

299,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
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    Muted Brass
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    Muted Brass
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    Muted Brass


  • SINE version requirements:
  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • Download size: 85 GB of samples (36 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24 bit / 48 KHz patches
  • SINE system requirements:
  • Mac: macOS 10.13 or higher, Intel Core i5 or similar, Apple M1 chipsets supported, at least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Windows: Windows 10 64 bit, Intel Core i5 or similar, at least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Formats supported: Standalone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Kontakt version requirements:
  • In order to run this library, you will need the full Kontakt license, version 5.5.1 or higher
  • Download size: 76 GB of samples (44.7 GB compressed)


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.