Product Comparison Charts

Specs / optimized for

Broadway Big Band

Broadway LITEs

Broadway Gig

29 Instruments

multiple mic setups

100 GB

Over 140,000 samples

$2495

8 Instruments

single mic setup

15 GB

Over 20,000 samples

$499.99

4 Instruments

single mic setup

8.6 GB

12,952 samples

$199

Broadway Big Band can do it all. With its vast amount of instruments, articulations, and multiple microphone setups, it will fit right in in almost any genre and production style. Whether it is for live shows or studio work, Broadway Big Band can do it! Broadway LITEs is a lite version of Broadway Big Band optimized for studio work. Broadway LITEs is a lite version of Broadway Big Band optimized for keyboardists playing live shows.

Instruments and microphone setups comparison chart

Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
TRUMPET #1

6 microphone setup

close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
ribbon mic
PA mic

1 microphone setup
close mic

1 microphone setup
PA mic

TROMBONE

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

1 microphone setup
loose mic

1 microphone setup
close mic

TENOR SAXOPHONE #1

5 microphone setups
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
PA mic

1 microphone setup
loose mic

1 microphone setup
PA mic

BARITONE SAXOPHONE

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

1 microphone setup
close mic

1 microphone setup
tight mic

TRUMPET #1 + HARMON MUTE

6 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
ribbon mic
PA mic

1 microphone setup
close mic

 
CLARINET

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

1 microphone setup
close mic

 
SOPRANO SAXOPHONE

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

1 microphone setup
close mic

 
ALTO SAXOPHONE #1

5 microphone setups
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
PA mic

1 microphone setup
loose mic

 
TRUMPET #1 + CUP MUTE

6 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
ribbon mic
PA mic

 
 
TRUMPET #2

6 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
ribbon mic
PA mic

 
 
TRUMPET #2 + HARMON MUTE

6 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic
ribbon mic
PA mic

 
 
TENOR TROMBONE + STRAIGHT MUTE

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

 
 
TENOR TROMBONE + BUCKET MUTE

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

 
 
ALTO SAXOPHONE #2

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

 
 
TENOR SAXOPHONE #2

4 microphone setup
close mic
tight mic
loose mic
room mic

 
 
DRUM KIT – STICKS

Stereo mixdown

 
 
DRUM KIT – BRUSHES

Stereo mixdown

 
 
UPRIGHT BASS

4 microphone setups
top
Pickup
Bottom
loose

 
 
BANJO

2 stereo pairs (selectable)

 
 
UKULELE

2 stereo pairs (selectable)

 
 
XYLOPHONE
– RUBBER MALLETS

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
XYLOPHONE
– PLASTIC MALLETS

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
BONGOS – HANDS

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
CONGAS – HANDS

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
CONGAS – STICKS

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
TIMBALITOS

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
PERCUSSION TOYS 1

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
PERCUSSION TOYS 2

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 
PERCUSSION TOYS 3

3 stereo pairs
top
bottom
room

 
 

Articulations comparison chart

TRUMPET #1 Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + No vibrato
Sustain + Progressive vibrato
Sustain + Deep Vibrato
Legato (Progressive vibrato)
Legato to short (Legato to Staccato)
Staccato
Staccatissimo
Fall down – fast
Fall down – slow
Fall down – slow from sustain
Fall down – very slow
Fall down – very slow from sustain *(simulated)
Fall up (Doit)
Fall up (Doit) from sustain
Fall up – slow
Smear into sustain
Smear down & back
Sfz + Crescendo – Fast
Sfz + Crescendo – Slow
Marcato + Mild vibrato
Rip up into short note
Rip down to sustain
Rip up to sustain + No vibrato
Rip up to sustain + Deep vibrato
Shake – Fast
Shake – Slow
Grace note
Chromatic Runs
Rip portamento *(limited intervals)
Rip portamento to short
Flutter – Sustains
Growl – Sustains
Fall down (fast) with flutter
Rip up to sustain with flutter
Plunger Pattern 1
Plunger Pattern 2
Plunger Pattern 3
Plunger Pattern 4
Plunger Pattern 1 w/ Flutter
Plunger Pattern 2 w/ Flutter
Plunger Pattern 3 w/ Flutter
Plunger Pattern 14w/ Flutter
Staccato + Closed plunger
Staccato + Open plunger
TROMBONE Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + No vibrato
Sustain + Vibrato
Sustain + Hard attack
Sustain + Flutter tonguing
Sustain + Flutter tonguing + Hard attack
Smear to sustain + No Vibrato
Smear to sustain + Vibrato
Legato
Glissando / Portamento
Glissando / Portamento + Flutter tonguing
Staccato
Staccatissimo
Staccato + Flutter tonguing
Sforzzando
Sforzzando + Crescendo – Fast
Sforzzando + Crescendo – Slow
Fall down – Fast
Fall down – Slow
Fall down – Fast + Flutter
Fall up (Doit)
All falls available as falls from sustain (simulated)
Glide down
Glide up into staccato
Rip up to a short note
Shake
Plunger pattern #1
Plunger pattern #2
Plunger pattern #3
Plunger pattern #4
Short plunger (“Wow”) – Marccato
Flutter + Closed plunger
TENOR SAX #1 Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + Progressive vibrato
Sustain + No vibrato
Sustain + Strong vibrato
FP + Vibrato
Marccato + Mild vibrato
Marccato + Dirty Vibrato
Legato
Legato to short
Rip up into short note
Staccato
Staccatissimo
Fall down – fast
Fall down from sustain – fast
Fall down – slow
Fall down from sustain – slow (simulated)
Fall up
Fall up from sustain
Glide down
Sforzzando
sfz + Crescendo – fast
sfz + Crescendo – slow
Smear into note
Slow smear into note
Growl – Sustain
Growl – Fall
Smear w/ Growl
Alternate fingering
Clap FX
BARITONE SAXOPHONE Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + No vibrato
Sustain + Vibrato
Sforzzando
Sfz + Crescendo
Legato + No vibrato
Legato + Vibrato
Legato to short note
Smear into sustain
Sustain + Growl
Smear into sustain + Growl
Grace note sustain
Grace note short minor 2nd – up
Grace note short major 2nd – up
Grace note short minor 2nd – down
Staccato
Staccatissimo
Double Staccato
Tripple Staccato
Double grace note short
TRUMPET #1 + HARMON MUTE Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + Progressive vibrato N/A
Sustain + Stem on N/A
Simulated legato N/A
Staccato + Closed stem N/A
Staccato + Open Stem N/A
Shake N/A
Fall down – Fast N/A
Fall down – Fast from sustain *(simulated) N/A
Fall down – Slow N/A
Fall down – Slow from sustain *(simulated) N/A
Fall up (Doit) N/A
Fall up (Doit) from sustain *(simulated) N/A
Plunger pattern 1 N/A
Plunger pattern 2 N/A
Plunger pattern 3 N/A
Plunger pattern 4 N/A
CLARINET Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + Progressive deep Vibrato N/A
Legato (Progressive deep vibrato) N/A
Glide down (Claizmer style) N/A
Smear into sustain (Deep vibrato) N/A
Smear Legato (Stylized portamento) *(limited intervals) N/A
SOPRANO SAXOPHONE Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + No vibrato N/A
Sustain + Vibrato N/A
Legato + No vibrato N/A
Legato + Vibrato N/A
Staccato N/A
Staccatissimo N/A
Legato to short N/A
Smear into sustain N/A
Rip up into short note N/A
ALTO SAXOPHONE #1 Broadway Big Band Broadway LITEs Broadway Gig
Sustain + Progressive vibrato N/A
Sustain + Deep Vibrato N/A
Legato N/A
Legato to short N/A
Grace note N/A
Growl – Sustain N/A
Growl – Fall N/A
Fall down fast N/A
Fall down from sustain – fast N/A
Fall down from sustain – slow N/A
Fall up N/A
Fall up from sustain N/A
Glide down N/A
Staccato N/A
Staccatissimo N/A
Sforzzando N/A
Marccato + Dirty Vibrato N/A
Smear into note N/A
Slow Smear into strong vibrato N/A
Smear Legato (a stylized portamento) N/A