Following in the huge success of the thundering Albion I - Epic Cinematic Tools - Spitfire are delighted to announce Albion II - Loegria. Albion II is designed as a stand-alone tool and contains everything you would need to write beautiful and esoteric film scores out-of-the-box. We are excited to present an incredible chamber sized string group of the first call session players in the UK, again designed as High and Low Ensembles.
With strings that concentrate also on an array of additional techniques not found in Albion I, and woods and brass that centre more on "choral" use of such sections, at last this intimate sound is available with Spitfire's mic mixing ability. Loegria is a must buy for Albion users wishing to expand on the possibilities of that broad & thumping tool-set, but also stands alone as a superb tool for creating intimate scores.
As successful composers Paul Thomson, Christian Henson and the rest of the Spitfire team understand the tools that we all need to deliver inspiration in times of creative drought, speed of use when up against the clock and scaleability on a number of systems when composition on your laptop on the red-eye from NY to LA is required. Loegria is the second instalment in the Albion range that delivers all this to you and at a price which is simply irresistible. We've loved beta testing this and many of it's fine features are already making their way to dubbing theatres. In all honesty we think it's the nicest sounding library we've ever produced.
ALBION ORCHESTRA "Loegria Sessions" - As with Albion I, everything is recorded at Air-Studios Lyndhurst Hall through the finest and rarest vintage valve and ribbon mics onto 2" tape. Every patch is available with four way mic control and all shorts patches work with the newly enriched "Ostinatum" v3 gadget. We have a mixture of true legato, longs, and shorts patches, the latter of which are recorded with 4 round robins.
The strings sound-set (in addition to it's standard, long, short and legato sets) features a comprehensive selection of additional techniques; the much called for tremolando patches, trills, harmonics, flautando (stunningly beautiful), light col legno and a variety of shorts patches. With our Loegria| Chamber Band, we feel we have created the most successful sounding chamber strings package commercially available today. In addition to the full section, we have duplicated full longs and legatos with a smaller 'half section' sized band. With the 4-way mic control the sound is very adaptable and we feel the smaller section is better suited to independent scores, period pieces, romance and comedy, not to mention vocal accompaniment - pop tracks and alike.
The brass range concentrates on the true beauty of British brass sections and their heart wrenching choral qualities. We have two ensembles recorded, a bank of Euphonia and Horns, and the more ancient but no less beautiful Sackbut choir.
The wind section concentrates on the beautiful simplistic qualities of traditional wooden recorders. Played by a group of the finest players of this instrument in the world.
THE BYRON TAPES - An inspiring place to start any new indy cue. A comprehensive selection of rhythm loops inspired by a popular keyboard instrument from the 60s and 70s (you know the one, it used real tape). As there were only a few of these rhythms recorded on the original classic they have been subject to massive over-use. Loegria provides an entirely new comprehensive bank of these style of rhythms. With a variety of mix settings including one via a line mixer owned and used by Jimi Hendrix. These loops and patterns are designed to tempo lock with your host.
DARWIN PERCUSSION - Another selection of thundering cinematic drums to reinvigorate your Darwin collections, or indeed start you off with everything you would expect from 'cinema' style percussion. We have gone deeper this time with 5 round robins, 5 dynamic layers and more hits. We have also recorded and edited "tight" and for that hooffner (very big indeed) sound; "loose" versions of the patches which really give you a sense of manpower behind the recordings.
FENTON REVERSERS - Any media composer knows that a tricky cut or a suddenly revised edit can make a mess of the musicality of a cue. And the way to blur a jump in music, a sudden 3/4 bar or a cut that runs in the middle of a beat, is to use some form of reversed material. Fenton Reversers are a selection of super cool reverses derived from the Albion range and locked into your host tempo so you don't need to line them up. A lot of these are also mod wheel dynamic cross fade control.
STEPHENSON'S STEAM BAND - As with Albion I, we have taken the orchestral elements found herein and have warped them out of all recognition into a scintillating set of dozens of pads, drones and atmos. With two way mic control and modulation control, which sometimes effect dynamic and at other times act to "disintegrate" the sound, these sounds mix beautifully in with your orchestral arrangements as they are of wholly organic source.
Please note that the download size of this product is 34.9 GB!
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.
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.
THE OSTINATUM - 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!
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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.
Like all the Albion, this is an ensemble library, the instruments being divided into Hi & Lo Strings, Recorder, .. You can load individual articulations though (Hi Flautando, Hi Legato Half, ...) The strings include Harmonics, Flautando, half sections and even p col legno. Next to euphoniums (nice legato), sackbuts & recorders, you also have some of the biggest percussion in the Albion series. And a collection of very organic pads, drones that started with Albion 1. All in all, I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Excellent library for soft orchestral work
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