Atelier Series Atelier Series Sasaki Trumpet is a legato trumpet library performed by session musician and educator, Mikio (Miki) Sasaki. 

Recorded at Orb Studios in Austin, Texas – the goal was to create a responsive/snappy instrument full of energy, vibe and utility. One decision we made to help facilitate this goal was to record all of the material in a dry studio space. This way you have the option to really customize the sound before hitting it with your favorite reverb. 

Part of the character of a trumpet performance is attributed to the style and quality of vibrato. We asked Miki to perform vibrato that could suit a variety of energetic contexts appropriately for each setup. We also recorded the legato in an “impulsive” fashion to capture transitions that are more contextually-relevant; suited for energetic lines with real movement. 

Wind instruments (certainly brass) tend to share changes in intonation depending on dynamics, range and difficulty of a passage. We’ve provided two variations of each patch to give composers the option to include performances with their natural, internal tuning intact.  

Lastly, we also recorded a wonderfully-emotive flugelhorn with an entirely different legato performance style and vibrato; suited for emotional and cinematic contexts. A real beaut’. 

Mikio Sasaki, trumpet player, is a freelance musician based in central Texas and Instructor of Trumpet at Texas Lutheran University. He was previously a member of the venerable Saint Louis Brass and based in New York City as a freelance musician and Adjunct Lecturer and Brass Ensemble Director at Brooklyn College. He maintains an active performing schedule in addition to his activities as an accomplished arranger and a dedicated music educator.

Hailing from a family of classical, jazz, and bluegrass musicians, Mikio is a flexible performer with the ability to switch seamlessly between styles, classical, jazz, and beyond. He has enjoyed international and national performances with a wide variety of groups and festivals, including Saint Louis Brass Quintet, yMusic, Chamber Music Northwest, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, American Pops Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Broadway’s Matilda, and as a soloist with the Austin Symphony.

As a teaching artist, Mikio inspires students elementary to collegiate in their journey to musical fulfillment. He has worked with numerous teaching artist programs around New York, including the Music Advancement Program, Little Orchestra Society, Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, and Juilliard Precollege. His recent appointments at Texas Lutheran University and Brooklyn College offered the opportunity to further his educational mission at the collegiate level, inspiring musicality and creativity in future generations.

Mikio is a doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, expecting to earn his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Spring of 2022. He earned his previous degrees at the Yale University School of Music (MM ’15) and the Juilliard School (BM ’13), studying under teachers Allan Dean, Mark Gould, Raymond Mase, and Ray Sasaki.


Emotional Flugel
Cup Mute
Harmon No Stem
Harmon Stem In
Playable Runs


Legato trumpet & flugelhorN
Performed with natural, progressive vibrato
Includes three different mutes
“Natural” and “Tuned” patch variations
Recorded dry for mixing flexibility
Adjustable reverb of custom hall impulse


•Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher
Free Kontakt Player NOT supported
Recorded in 48khz / 24bit
3.1 GB compressed NCW format
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Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this “Open Kontakt” format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

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System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15 (latest update), i5, 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

Legacy Versions:

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