Broadway Gig™ is redefining what a keyboardist can do on the stage, and on a budget. Created specifically for keyboardists playing live shows, this most affordable product in the Broadway series is a powerhouse! With 8.6 GB of audio content and 12,952 unique samples, Broadway Gig includes the segments which are most useful for playing live shows, taken straight out of Fable Sounds’ critically acclaimed flagship product – Broadway Big Band™. 4 wind instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Saxophone and Baritone Saxophone, all with the microphone setups most optimized for fitting perfectly in the PA mix, creating the sonic illusion that there is a live horn section on stage. Thanks to the Unison Section feature, multiple instances of the instruments can be stacked to create a larger sounding section. Also, the revolutionary Real-Time Orchestrator feature is included, enabling a fully orchestrated sounding mixed section, when playing on a single keyboard in a live show. This means polyphonic-polyrhythmic legato, distributed to the instruments the way you want them to. Whether you play Funk, Rock, Pop, Blues, R&B, Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz or Reggae, this virtual instrument is perfect for keyboardists playing live shows of any scale.

Listen

Listen to music produced using Broadway Gig, to get a sense of how it sounds and what you can do with it.

Broadway Gig – music demos

Feature Highlights

Ultimate Playability

Fable Sounds have developed and patented
a unique and intuitive articulation switching system
that enables real-time access to all of the
articulations of an instrument from a single patch.
You can finally play a deeply sampled virtual instrument
with the same creative freedom and fluidity
as the musician playing the actual instrument would.

Deeply sampled

A huge amount of articulations
and playing techniques,
providing endless possibilities
and unmatched level of expressiveness

Legato sampling

Legato intervals recorded
up to major 9th up and down
in various legato interval articulations
providing unmatched realism

Premium content

15GB of audio content, carefully selected from the critically acclaimed Broadway Big Band virtual instrument
recorded at 24bit/44.1khz
20,000+ individual samples

Meticulously recorded and processed

Recorded in one of New York’s best live rooms,
using top quality microphones and pre-amps
and carefully processed to a virtually noiseless
recording, that still breathes naturally

Groundbreaking Technology

Whether it’s our patented articulation switching system,
or our MIDI Data Morphing concept, our patented, lifelike, chaos-creating alternate samples management system, the musically liberating Unison Section feature, or our new, unique and powerful Real-Time Orchestrator, Fable Sounds always keeps you on the cutting edge of technology.

Optimized for studio productions

Broadway Lites includes for each of its instruments, the microphone setup which is most commonly used by users of Broadway Big Band in their studio productions, which makes Broadway Lites the flavor of a Lite version most optimized for studio work.

Powerful and simple

Broadway LITEs offers incredibly powerful
yet simple to learn and use features, not offered
by any other virtual instruments currently on the market.
See the features section for details

Top New York musicians

It sounds right and feels right
because it was played right, by accomplished
New York Jazz, salsa, pop & Funk musicians.
It’s the real deal from top to bottom.

Real-Time Orchestrator (RTO)

This groundbreaking feature enables polyphonic, polyrhythmic legato across a mixed section of instruments. Using RTO you can play an entire section on the keyboard, and the notes you play are orchestrated in real time and distributed to the various instruments in the RTO multi, based on orchestration schemes that you can create yourself. This is an extremely powerful system which is extremely easy to use. Great for live shows, as well as tracking under tight deadlines. It also offers articulation presets which can replace the built-in key-switching with alternative midi triggers such as foot-switches, freeing your left hand for playing notes rather than key-switches.

Unison Section

You can use any of the Broadway Gig instruments multiple times in the arrangement or in a multi, even when playing unison, creating a realistic section of multiple instruments. This means that even with multiple instances of just one instrument, you can still get a realistic section of multiple instruments playing in unison. The feature is not some kind of a doubling effect, but rather it uses different samples, and performs slight adjustments to make sure each instance of the instrument sounds a little different from the other. The results are very realistic. The feature also includes “Humanize” and “Detune” knobs for further control over the section sound.

Notation Software Support

“Notation mode” enables notation programs to communicate with Broadway Gig and use it for playback of scores, including all included articulations and dynamics. Notation mode also enables integration with Cubase Expression maps. Broadway Gig’s Notation Mode uses an alternative system of key-switching that is more in line with the way notation programs operate. (full documentation in the user manual).

Velocity curve control

Due to the extended dynamic range of the instruments included in Broadway Gig, it is sometimes difficult to keep dynamics under control when using a MIDI keyboard’s velocity. To help overcome this, there’s a knob to control the velocity curve, which helps to adjust the responsiveness of the Broadway Gig instruments to various MIDI keyboards. The velocity curve control feature can also be MIDI automated to make changes within a song as needed.

What's included?

Instruments & Articulations

Brass Section

* Click an instrument to see its detailed articulations and microphone setups.

Microphone setups for Trumpet #1

  • Mic 6 – PA mic

Articulations for Trumpet #1

• Sustain + No vibrato
• Sustain + Progressive vibrato
• Sustain + Deep Vibrato
• Legato (Progressive vibrato)
• Legato to short (Legato to Staccato)
• Staccato
• Staccatissimo

• Smear into sustain
• Sfz + Crescendo – Fast
• Sfz + Crescendo – Slow
• Rip up into short note
• Rip down to sustain
• Shake – Fast
• Shake – Slow

• Rip portamento to short
• Fall down – fast
• Fall down – slow
• Fall down – slow from sustain
• Fall up (Doit)
• Fall up (Doit) from sustain

Microphone setups for Tenor Trombone

  • Mic 1 – Close mic

Articulations for Tenor Trombone

  • Sustain + No vibrato
  • Sustain + Vibrato
  • Smear to sustain + No Vibrato
  • Smear to sustain + Vibrato
  • Legato
  • Glissando / Portamento
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Sforzzando
  • Sforzzando + Crescendo – Fast
  • Sforzzando + Crescendo – Slow
  • Shake
  • Rip up to a short note
  • Glide down
  • Glide up into staccato
  • Fall down – Fast
  • Fall up (Doit)
  • All falls available as falls from sustain (simulated)

Reeds

* Click an instrument to see its detailed articulations and microphone setups.

Microphone setups for Tenor Saxophone #1

  • Mic 5 – PA mic

Articulations for Tenor Saxophone #1

  • Sustain + Progressive vibrato
  • Sustain + No vibrato
  • Sustain + Strong vibrato
  • Legato
  • Legato to short
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Fall down – fast
  • Fall down from sustain – fast
  • Fall up
  • Fall up from sustain
  • Glide down
  • Rip up into short note
  • Smear into note
  • FP + Vibrato
  • Marccato + Dirty Vibrato
  • Sforzando
  • sfz + Crescendo – fast
  • sfz + Crescendo – slow

Microphone setups for Baritone  Saxophone

  • Mic 2 – Tight mic

Articulations for Baritone Saxophone

  • Sustain + No vibrato
  • Sustain + Vibrato
  • Legato + No vibrato
  • Legato + Vibrato
  • Legato to short note
  • Smear into sustain
  • Grace note sustain
  • Grace note short minor 2nd – up
  • Grace note short major 2nd – up
  • Grace note short minor 2nd – down
  • Staccato
  • Staccatissimo
  • Sforzzando
  • Sfz + Crescendo

Musicians & Credits

YUVAL SHREM
Creative director

Yuval Shrem, co-founder of Fable Sounds, is a composer, screenwriter, and an award-winning film director. He has worked at the top of the Israeli television industry since 1995, as a composer, screenwriter, and director. He has been creatively involved in the making of numerous television programs from drama series to talk shows, children shows, and dramatic mini-series. throughout his career as a composer, arranger and musical director, Yuval has worked with some of Israel’s top artists and accumulated an extensive experience working with live performers in the recording studio and on stage, as well as with samplers and sample libraries, and prior to founding Fable Sounds, often resorted to creating personal sampling projects for his own use as a busy television composer in order to overcome TV’s notorious constraints of both budget and schedule, and because of the lack of products that would satisfy his ever growing needs. In 2002 Yuval has relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his filmmaking career.

Yuval’s training as a musician had classical roots, as well as a very diverse array of teachers and influences. From the personal friendship with the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein who had him sit in numerous concerts, recordings and orchestra rehearsals, to the thousands of hours that Yuval spent as a child watching his father Eldad Shrem at work at the recording studio and on stage as a musical director, arranger and conductor of numerous shows as well as an album producer at the top of the Israeli music industry.

Yuval started his music education at the age of 4, attended the Tel-Aviv Conservatory, as well as the music departments of both the School of Arts in Tel Aviv and The Israel Arts and Science Academy of The Society For Excellence Through Education in Jerusalem, studying with the most prominent teachers and serious composers in the country. Yuval also attended the the Film and Television program at the Tel Aviv University, as well as a couple of the special summer production programs at USC, and additional workshops and seminars led by renowned filmmakers such as Jim Sheridan, Ivan Passer, Jang Yimo and more. Yuval is a recipient of a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and a current member of the Israeli Academy of Motion Pictures & Television, as well as an associate member of The Recording Academy (Grammys).

Since 2004 Yuval has also worked on the development of Broadway Big Band™ and its lite versions, musically directing and personally supervising the recording, processing editing and mapping of each and every one of the samples of the project, and has been heavily involved in the development of the patented Broadway Performer™ technology.

www.yuvalshrem.com

Amit Itzkovich
Software engineer & Tenor Saxophone 1

Amit Itzkovich, co-founder of Fable Sounds, is a software engineer and a Jazz musician. He plays Tenor and Alto saxophones and arranges big-band music. Amit has served in the Israeli Air-Force as a saxophone player and arranger at the prestigious Air Force Big Band. He has also been a member of the Tel Aviv Citi Hall Big Band playing with Israel’s most renowned musicians and international Jazz legends such as Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, and the New York Voices. Amit’s musical background includes many years of classical piano training starting at the age of 5. He attended the prestigious Thelma Yellin high school of arts and had the privilege to have studied with musicians such as Herb Pomeroy, Gary Dial, Joel Frahm and Rich Perry.

As a software engineer, Amit has graduated with honors from the highly acclaimed Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in the computer science faculty and has been working for several years as a software engineer for companies in Israel and in the US, including EZChip, Advanced Mobile Technologies, and most recently ITG.

Amit Itzkovich has collaborated with Yuval Shrem in various productions in the past, and as Fable Sounds’ chief software engineer, has been responsible for the development of the Broadway Performer, and has been heavily involved with the sample programming work of the Broadway Big Band instruments. He also played the 1st Tenor Saxophone in the recordings of the Broadway Big Band virtual instrument.

Chris Karlic
Baritone Saxophone

Chris Karlic is a highly in demand Baritone Saxophone player.
Since moving to New York City in 1997, Chris has been called upon to perform with some of the music world’s most legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, The Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, Roberta Flack, Mary Wilson, Sam Moore, Freddie Hubbard, Dave Liebman and many others. Chris has also performed and/or recorded with such great artists as : Gregg Allman, Tom Harrell, Bobby Caldwell, George Coleman, Jeffrey Osbourne, The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, Ann Peebles, Chico O’ Farrill’s Afro- Cuban Big Band, Nicholas Payton, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Funk Filharmonik, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Dave Holland, The Bob Mintzer Big Band

Tomer Levy
Trumpet

Tomer Levy is a highly in demand Trumpet player in New York City.
He is a winner of the ITG Jazz Improvisation Competition in Sweden.
In New York Tomer Levy has played with numerous major Latin Jazz and Salsa groups, including Eddie Palmieri, Mo’ Guajiro, Wayne Gorbea’s Salsa Picante, Lebron Brothers, Ralph Irizari Son Café, Orlando Marlin, La India, Son De Madre, and Ray de la Paz.

Mr. Levy has also played in the Israel Air Force Big Band and appeared in numerous Israel National Television Broadcasts.
Tomer Levy holds a BA in Music Performance from the Oklahoma City University.

Rafi Malkiel
Trombone

Composer, trombonist and euphonium player Rafi Malkiel, from Israel, has delighted audiences around the world, performing with artists such as Willie Colon, Arturo O’Farrill, Ray Anderson, and with Grammy-nominated Colombian singer Toto La Momposina, and he participated in Reggie Workman’s John Coltrane Africa Brass Live project and Jason Lindner’s Big Band.

In 2003 he formed The Rafi Malkiel Ensemble, a group of virtuosi and versatile musicians living in New York City. The group plays original compositions and unique arrangements by Malkiel, fusing Jazz and Latin-American standards with Afro-Caribbean rhythms. The music is both composed as well as improvised. Rafi Malkiel has performed in many prestigious venues and has recently recorded his debut CD My Island. The CD also features some of the best Jazz and Latin musicians in New York City, including legendary tuba player Howard Johnson, bassist Andy Gonzalez, clarinetist Anat Cohen and many more.

Rafi has performed in numerous festivals around the world such as the JVC Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Summer Stage, WOMAD festivals in Greece, New Zealand, and Australia, the Sydney Festival in Australia, and the Red Sea International Jazz Festival in Israel. He has played in New York City in venues such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City, Town Hall, Symphony Space, the Carlyle Hotel with Bobby Short, Jazz Standard, Joe’s Pub, Sweet Basil, SOB’s, and Smalls.

Rafi has recorded over forty Jazz, Latin, and Rock albums with notable artists such as Ray Anderson, Salsa Picante, Toto La Momposina and Lauryn Hill.

Rafi was cited in the Recommended Jazz Trombonists list in PBS’ website Jazz, a film by Ken Burns, as well as in The Young Guns of Jazz, trumpeting the best of a new generation, by Chip Deffaa in the New York Post, July 2001.

www.rafi-malkiel.com

Recording Engineers:
Matthew Dudin
(All instruments)
Roy Coopervasser
(Additional recordings)
Petr Verner
(Additional recordings)

Editors:
Daan Hermans
Yuval Shrem
Assaf Zehavi
Joe Hogan
Dahlia Lynn
Joel Raif
Eliot Pergl

Audio Processing:
Yishai Kornbluth
Yuval Shrem

Sample Programming:
Yuval Shrem
Amit Itzkovich

Special Thanks to:
Maarten Spruijt – Maarten, if it wasn’t for you, this project would never have happened! Thank you so much for your encouragement and good advice!

Minimum System Requirements

MAC OS

  • Mac OS X (64-bit only)
  • Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12 (latest update) or newer
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (minimum)
  • 4 GB RAM (minimum)
  • 88 Keys MIDI keyboard (recommended)
  • 9 GB of disk space
    (18 GB of space required during installation)
  • Supports: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • An internet connection is required for activation.
    Once activated, it can be used offline.

Windows

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or
    Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo  or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 (minimum)
  • 4 GB RAM (minimum)
  • 88 Keys MIDI keyboard (recommended)
  • 9 GB of disk space
    (18 GB of space required during installation)
  • Supports: Stand-alone, VST, AAX
  • An internet connection is required for activation.
    Once activated, it can be used offline.

Key Features

  • 8.6 GB of multi-sample audio content at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz
  • 12,952 unique samples
  • Real note-transition samples, including legato, glissando, etc.
  • Real-time access to all of the articulations of each instrument, using the revolutionary real-time articulation-switching system, which is a part of the patented “Broadway Performer” technology.
  • Dynamic articulation switching enables switching articulations for ongoing notes while they’re still playing, offering the hyper-realistic fluidity of a live performer.
  • Clever key-switch programming enables super-fast, easy and intuitive articulation switching in real-time.
  • MIDI data morphing for mod-wheel driven crescendos and diminuendos enables the unique hybrid mode, using keyboard velocity and modulation wheel at the same time.
  • Velocity Curve control, and Velocity Shift slider, to help to manage the wide dynamic range of the instruments when using a MIDI keyboard.
  • Unison Section – enables stacking multiple instances of the same instrument, creating a realistic section even when playing in unison.
  • Real-Time Orchestrator – a revolutionary powerful feature which enables a keyboard player to play an entire mixed section of instruments with polyphonic polyrhythmic legato, distributing the voices to the selected instruments, as defined in a user editable orchestration scheme. Multiple orchestration schemes are possible within a single RTO multi, switchable in real-time via a mouse click or user defined midi triggers.
  • Includes a set of powerful instruments multis for easy section playing (both regular stacked multis and RTO multis).
  • Revolutionary and patented alternate samples handling (round-robin), including an individual cycle for each note in each dynamic level of each articulation, resulting in up to hundreds of individual cycles per instrument, providing the most authentic performance ever offered by a multi-sample library or a virtual instrument.
  • Create and recall snapshots of alternate cycles to lock performance and gain ultimate control.
  • Top New York musicians and recording studios.
  • Color coded keyboard view presents the playable range and the various types of virtual key switches available for each instrument

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Frequently Asked Questions

This product is powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 Player. If you can run Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 5 Player in your system, it will work.
You can check in the specifications section on this page.

Due to technical requirements of the Native Instruments licensing system, we currently cannot offer demo versions of our products. We hope to add Broadway Big Band to try-sound.com in the near future.

We offer special educational pricing for schools and other educational organizations interested in purchasing site licenses. Please contact us for details.

The license allows each of our products to be installed on up to 2 computers as long as it is used by the registered user only.

We offer special pricing for commercial licenses in bulk of 5 copies or more. Please contact us for bulk pricing information. We also offer special educational pricing for schools and other educational organizations interested in purchasing site licenses. Please contact us for details.

No. Once registered, the software and its audio content are licensed to the registered user as a single user. The license is not transferable and it is not allowed to offer our products for resale if you’re not a licensed dealer or distributor of Fable Sounds. To be clear, this limitation of the license also applies to our customers in Europ, as Sample Libraries do not fall under the definition of software being sold, but rather they are a set of copyrighted recordings with the sync rights being licensed to you.

Our products are aimed at the highest end of the music industry, and the users of our products are mostly working professionals. We sometimes (very rarely) offer endorsement deals, on a case-by-case basis, especially if the product is being used on a high-profile project, and if we’re able to share the work process behind the scenes with our customers. Please contact us for details and consideration if you’re working on such projects and willing to offer a video case study.

Yes, we are currently open for submissions for internship. Please contact us and include the word “internship” in the subject line of your email. Please also tell us about your background and what you’re interested in getting out of your internship.

You can either browse to the Documentation subfolder of your library installation folder, or you can open Kontakt, locate the relevant library banner under the Libraries tab, and click on the “ i ” button. A submenu will appear where you can directly open the user manual PDF file.

All registered users are notified by email about software updates. (make sure to update your email address with us if it changes.)

Regardless, you may log into your account on our website, and go to the “Available updates & upgrades” tab on the “My Account” page. If there are any updates that you haven’t yet downloaded, they will be listed there.You can check which version you have installed by loading an instrument in Kontakt and clicking the Options tab of the instrument’s interface (not to be confused with the Kontakt’s Options page). The version number will appear at the bottom right corner of the interface. If the version you have installed is older than 2.0, a software update has been sent to you via email. If you don’t see it, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please contact us at support@fablesounds.com for assistance.

You can check which version you have installed by loading an instrument in Kontakt and clicking the Options tab of the instrument’s interface (not to be confused with the Kontakt’s Options page). The version number appears at the bottom right corner of the interface. If after installing an update the update is still not showing up, chances are that the update was not installed in the correct location. Please feel free to contact us for assistance.

If you’re still running the HALion version of Broadway Big Band, we highly recommend that you crossgrade your product to Broadway Big Band – Kontakt Edition for a special price, for a significantly improved and streamlined workflow, as well as many new features that have been added since the product was ported to Kontakt.