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Virtual Brass Instrument

(Full version of NI Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher required)




Arturo Sandoval on flugelhorn The flugelhorn is a brass instrument that resembles the trumpet but with a more mellow and dark tone, due to its more conical bore. It is a type of valved bugle, developed in Germany in the early 19th century from a traditional English valveless bugle. The valved bugle provided Adolphe Sax (creator of the saxophone) with the inspiration for his B♭ soprano saxhorns, on which the modern-day flugelhorn is modeled.

Some modern flugelhorns feature a fourth valve that lowers the pitch a perfect fourth. This adds a useful low range that, coupled with the flugelhorn's dark sound, extends the instrument's abilities, allowing you to play pieces written for other instruments, such as the horn or cello.

The flugelhorn is a standard member of the British-style brass band, and it is also used frequently in jazz. It also appears occasionally in orchestral and concert band music.

The Suonopuro FlügelHorn is a highly innovative virtual instrument.
It differs from all other virtual instruments, including others made by Suonopuro, because it combines the realism of instruments entirely based on sampled sounds, with the versatility and playability of virtual instruments based mainly on algorithms.

In Suonopuro FlügelHorn everything starts from a myriad of sampled materials, which make its timbre highly convincing, but managed through complex algorithms, which allow you to play in a fluid, expressive and intuitive way. It allows you to start a note with a wide range of nuances, from portato to accented, or with different types of bending, also controlling its duration. You can perform both legato phrases and glissato passages, up to twelfth intervals (19 semitones of distance), with great realism. It also has a wide dynamic and tonal range, adjustable and controllable in many ways, and an incredible five and a half octave range. The crescendo and diminuendo are very natural, without earing overlapping notes.

The Suonopuro FlügelHorn also has a wide range of effects, which transform the flugelhorn sound into something more modern: wha-wha filter, chorus, distortion, adjustable breath noise, automatic vibrato, flutter, stereophonic effect, a fantastic Harmon mute effect and much more.

The Suonopuro FlügelHorn is designed to get the best, in terms of expression and control, from any kind of MIDI instrument:
Electronic Wind Controllers: Akai EWI, Roland Aerophone, Yamaha YDS, Berglund NuEVI and more;
MIDI Violins: Cantini MIDI violin, Zeta MIDI violin, etc.;
MIDI Converters, like the Sonuus i2M;
MIDI Keyboards: NI Komplete control, M-Audio Oxygen, etc.;
MIDI Controllers: TEC breath controller, MIDI expression pedal, Yamaha BC3, etc.

Mutes DEMO



5 fantastic Mute effects: Cup, Harmon, Wha-Wha, Bucket and Straight. JUNE 2022 UPDATE!
2500 sounds sampled at 24bit / 48kHz, managed in a fully automated way in real time.
Perfect Crossfade: transition from piano to forte and vice versa on 4 levels, without earing double notes.
Selectable dynamics controller and editable dynamic range.
Two monophonic modes with real time automatic recognizing of legato and staccato: by dynamic controller and by keys.
Play on release mode: when you release a note, the software plays the previous note still pressed.
Configurable legato mode and real time controlled glissando.
• Playing staccato, each new note is slightly different from the previous one, with multiple and gradual gradients from soft to marcato.
Two parallel voices at configurable intervals, as used by Michael Brecker.
Polyphonic mode for polyphonic instruments and sustain or hold 1st note modes for monophonic instruments.
Bending technique, which consists in starting a note with an ascending glissando, from a tone or an octave, live controllable in duration.
• Release of notes with a descending (Fall) or ascending (Squeeze) glissando that can be controlled in duration.
Automatic vibrato and flutter-tonguing both configurable and controllable live.
• Easy to use Chorus, Compressor, Three-band equalizer, Convolution reverb, Distortion and Delay effects.
• Adjustable and live controllable breath noise for a “fluffy” sound.
• Low Pass Filter for wha-wha effect, with adjustable resonance.
Keyswitches that can be disabled and a live options activator to instantly switch from one configuration to another.
5 and a half octaves of range.
Splitter by Suonopuro, to split and layer many sounds across your keyboard or your MIDI instrument.


• A COMPUTER: Windows or Mac or a Maschine+ by Native Instruments.

NI KONTAKT 5.8.1 or higher FULL retail version. Tested on Kontakt 7. It is NOT compatible with Kontakt Player. You can open and run the Suonopuro FlugelHorn in Kontakt player just for 15 minutes. After that the demo period of the player times out and you have to re-start and reload the library.

A MIDI CONTROLLER: an Electronic Wind Instrument or a Keyboard, a DAW or any kind of MIDI Instrument.

Here are some examples:

Some Wind Controllers

Keyboard players can use a MIDI controller like these:

Dynamic controllers for keyboards

It is also possible to use a common MIDI keyboard without any special MIDIcc controller.

How to get the "Suonopuro FlügelHorn"

Take advantage of the 30% DISCOUNT  

The Suonopuro FlügelHorn is part of a private collection that I'm going to give to everyone who supports my site with a donation of at least €99,00 instead of €145,00 (save more than 30%).

To use it you need a FULL retail version of NI Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher.



  1. Make a donation of at least 99,00 euros using Paypal (payment is automatically converted to your desired currency):


  1. Send an E-MAIL with your name, your e-mail and details of the payment made, to:


Within 24 hours you will receive an e-mail notification, containing the download link and the instructions.

If you want a different method of payment, or are having problems with the Paypal link, you can write an email to the address above.


How to use

Quick Guide Download

FlugelHorn Manual Download
Download the instruction manual


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