Spitfire has carefully studied what made Albion Legacy so popular, have returned to the hall at Air Studios and have painstakingly recreated and enhanced the objectives of the original. At its heart is a 109 piece orchestra accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section, dynamically layered loops designed by award winning music makers, an enormous steam synthesiser and many more surprises.
Giving every user an instant orchestra under their finger tips, Albion is used the world over by A-listers wanting a quick, inspiring compositional and sketching tool. It is utilised by power users who are short on time and tight on a deadline to render compelling, impact driven masters in an instant. It is used by people who are interested in breaking into the world of TV, Film, and Games music by having the best sounds available in one very affordable package. It is used by people wanting to try their hands at orchestral music regardless of their theoretical understanding and programming chops. Finally it has found its way into the arsenal of many successful hit makers wanting to add a bit of rich British epic into their next hit. Whilst many people jump first to the orchestral content, further investigation reaps an Aladdin's cave of cinematic percussion, dynamic and engaging loops and one-off synth sounds derived from the 100+ epic orchestra!
As with Albion Volume 1 there is at the centre a large epic orchestra, but this time the orchestra size has been enhanced to 109 players with many more articulations, control of vibrato and new features including stylised legato articulations by Andy Blaney and an awesome strings runs section. The Darwin Percussion has been carefully re-recorded with many additional sections (and a couple of old favourites). The Brunel dynamic loops section has this time been designed by Spitfires award winning team from new recordings made with percussion favourite Paul Clarvis and a lot of treats he uses on many A-list films including “Skyfall and "Spectre". The Stephensons Steam Synth takes epic and awesome to whole new level of tweakability with both this and the loops presented in Spitfire's much applauded eDNA engine. There are also few exceptions of special moments from the original legacy Albion that they felt they couldnt better, so they have retained those in ONE, you know who you are!
All of these sections are available to download as a single pack or in convenient sections so you can grab what you need now and come back anytime to treat yourself to the other treasures you have bought.
This large orchestra was recorded via priceless ribbon and valve mics via Neve Monserrat pre amps, the largest 88R Neve console in the world and onto pristine 2 tape before being converted with the top-of-their-class Prism AD converters at 96k. The orchestra is presented in carefully orchestrated sections, sometimes in unison across the entire orchestral range sometimes in high low and middle sections. Alongside many 'work horse' long and short articulations are expertly prepared legato patches; a menu of effects and a huge selection of string runs. There are four mic positions (close, tree, outriggers & ambient) to load and mix to suit the type of music youre writing and the scale you want to achieve. Spitfire also provides a popular “ostinatum designer that allows you to instantly create exciting, tense or action packed rhythmic passages.
Also gathered in the hall are some of the largest drums in London from hi sticks to low taikos and toms, some recorded in sections, some solo with some awesome blockbuster style hyped percussion thrown in for good measure.
100s of raw and warped loops from original recordings made on a dry stage featuring percussion heavy hitter Paul Clarvis playing a collection of unrecognisable relics. These are designed to be sculpted into your tracks with the unique crossfadable dynamic functionality with up to three dynamic layers per instrument and many of the loops designed for 8th, 16th and 12th style meters. All of these loops lock to your host tempo and can naturally follow even the most “rubato of passages.
Spitfire has taken this new orchestral material and, using morphing experience garnered from the first 4 Albions and the applauded eDNA Earth range, has created a generous library of cinematic, widescreen and dynamic pads, drones, atmospheres, effects and tools. As these all are warped from organic material many music makers and producers find even the most synth of presets to mix more easily with your orchestral arrangements. These are all presented in the much lauded eDNA engine which just begs to be tweaked and fiddled with.
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.
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-tonguing effects!
Over the last seven years Spitfire - in partnership with Blake Robinson - have been creating some of the most intuitive and ingenious scripts, simple to use GUIs and attractive front ends. A year ago, we wiped the script clean and set about creating a monster of a new script engine. This we call eDNA. Two sets of sounds can be used in conjunction with the eDNA engine to quickly, dramatically and awesomely create a new audio experience for the next generation of music makers.
Kickstart is a Kontakt interface dedicated to percussive instruments and libraries. It allows Spitfire libraries to provide an organised collection of percussive instruments with a quick and easy way of accessing their various playing styles and techniques in a single patch.
Please note that the download size of this product is 53.3 GB!
For a detailed list of Presets, Articulations, Mics and Mixes please go to more infos.
Albion One ist ein mehr als würdiger Ersatz für die ursprüngliche Albion-Library: Die kleinen Mängel der ursprünglichen Version wurden mit neuen Aufnahmen beseitigt und ie Stärken in Form der Legacy Samples als Alternative zum neuen Inhalt beibehalten. Ein frischer Klang, eine einfachere Bedienung und verbesserte kreative Möglichkeiten machen Albion One zum abgerundeten Gesamtpaket für die moderne orchestrale und hybride Musikproduktion.
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.
Die qualität der enthaltenen Samples sind ausgezeichnet. Vor allem eDNA ist ein super tool um organische & rhytmische klänge zu erstellen. Das Albion Orchestra blended auch toll mit anderen Orchestra Libraries. Insgesamt sehr zufrieden.
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