Adopting our new "Artisan" approach to sampling, in our purpose built dry environment in London's Kings Cross, this next selection of flutes continues in this tradition performance led virtual instruments that spring out of the box, full of personality and can be used on a wide range of products.
Andy's Kit Bag features five seminal instruments recorded with vibrato control, "artisan" style longs, slides, and other idiomatic articulations, and is presented with articulation specific keyswitch patches and the awesome "performance" patches that analyse your playing style to conjoin with Andy's passionate approach to playing these instruments. Andy has used his acres of experience playing on many of the biggest movies and TV series through the years to offer up a stylistic approach not designed to educate us on the geographical or historical nature of these fine instruments but instead to add colour and tincture to your recordings. Inspiration, exotic flavours and other worldly sounds that would fit within many different contexts and styles.
5 new deep sampled esoteric instruments IN ONE PACK. Recorded "The Spitfire Way" on our dry stage in King's Cross central London, with mixable selection of the finest valve, ribbon and perspective mics, via world-class Neve pre-amps and Cranesong A/D converters. Each instrument contains essential articulations that best characterise both instrument and player alongside some incredible "artisan" articulations that bring Andy's flutes to life whilst still obeying the direction of your composition. Andy's Kit Bag is ingeniously scripted to spring to life straight out of the box. For ease of use, and alongside standard articulation switching, are beautifully designed "performance patches" that respond intelligently to the way you play.
Included in this collection are another 5 of his most requested gems from his endless collection of curiosities: Banbury, Quena, Chinese Membrane Flute, Low Ocarina and the beguiling Low Pan Pipes.
Andy's Kit Bag is part of the "Producer's Portfolio". Recorded in a dry environment with a number of different mics, to give a raw set of building blocks to become the DNA of your future compositions. It joins a selection of studio essentials including an amazing selection of exotic percussion by Inder Goldfinger and the hit "Evo Grid" series.
Andys background of mixed musical experience has led to an incredibly diverse career. Having trained as an orchestral flautist, as principal flute of the National Youth Orchestra in the early 1970s and 3 years at the Royal College of Music, he soon branched out into the London musical scene, from dance band dates (working for Nat Temple, Joe Loss, Eric Delaney & Sidney Lipton among others) to Ballet Rambert, taking in The National Theatre and the formation of the Myhra Saxophone Quartet with John Harle.
He soon found work in the thriving “session world and was busy depping in the London orchestras and on numerous West End shows. An interest in “ethnic instruments seemed to fit well alongside work as both an orchestral flautist and a commercial “woodwind doubler. He has played with an enormous list of renowned international artists, composers, arrangers and producers. The early 80s saw the start of his work with the “Michael Nyman Band, with whom he still tours and records and folk-rock band “The Home Service. Andy is principal flute of The National Symphony Orchestra, and works with many other chamber groups, including The Ceruti Ensemble , London Saxophonic, Sax Assault and Saxpak.
His West End credits include work in Andrew Lloyd Webber productions, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down The Wind, The Beautiful Game, (for which he was named in the Sunday Times review), “Bombay Dreams and “The Woman In White. Other recent shows include “Sinatra At The London Palladium, Wicked, Lord Of The Rings, Oliver and Wizard Of Oz.
Spitfire is a collective of award winning composers and technologists. We don't just record and build samples we go further than that. We produce with great pride every single note, ushering the best out of the musician and curate each product with a set of articulations, sounds and performances that we know will give you the definitive take of this wonderful anthology. We engage our specialists not only as performers, but as technical advisers to give us a consensus based on experience of what most composers want out of them, what DEFINES the instrument.
Part of the Producer Portfolio which answers repeated requests for drier sounding more manipulatable samples, for more non-orchestral material, and for libraries that are affordable to all. Recorded by the Spitfire team in a number of smaller but excellent London studios, including the new Spitfire HQ in Kings Cross and their old favourite, the classic vintage studio Air-Edel in Marylebone. With a useful selection of classic/ vintage, modern, broad and room microphones, the Producer Portfolio features the talents of legendary musicians, producers, composers and programmers. With Spitfires existing orchestral and definitive ranges, were very proud of the “impression that the hall at Air studios gives, but its not right for every application. With this new range, we have recorded in smaller spaces, close, mid range and room perspectives with carefully positioned, fine, A class mics and pres to give you the raw materials you need to make these sounds your own.
We like instruments that just open and play. So we have worked for many years to create a simple to use and uniform GUI so you learn one, you learn them all. With improvements being made constantly we frequently update the whole range to maintain uniformity in our interfaces across our entire range.
THE OVERVIEW PANEL
Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.
GENERAL CONTROLS PANEL
A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.
Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpegiattor, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi tounging effects!
Please note that the download size of this product is 3.2 GB!
This Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!
Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !
The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!