Described by Spitfire's team of composers as a 'secret weapon' created, morphed and sequenced from a collection of 'found' glass, metal and crockery including 'tuned' arrays played by percussion giant Paul Clarvis on our 'dry' stage. Worked into the uber-tweakable eDNA interface for out-of-the-box satisfaction, stimulation and inspiration. This is tuned percussion from another world!
A selection of mystical percussion sounds created from found objects, hit, bowed and pinched virtuosically by a leading percussionist and recorded with meticulous and intimate intensity on a dry stage in London's Kings Cross. Each sound has been exhaustively investigated, deep sampled, and played to its strengths (different beaters, flicks, bows and pinches) to give you the most musical and mystical results.
Whilst the materials have a raw beauty unto themselves we have also worked tirelessly to create the many presets, some simple and some warped beyond recognition, to demonstrate how these magical sounds can be used. A highlight of the library is a selection of sequenced rhythms that interact with eDNA to create up-to-the-minute pulsing tension beds and mystical atmospheres.
For many years Christian and the Spitfire team have been close sampling resonant glass, metal and china objects. Glass and Steel is a compilation of their efforts; a thesis if you will.
Whilst the idea of using non-tuned found sounds, items from the kitchen cupboards, objects found in thrift stores around London conjure up calamitous, catastrophic and fun compositions along the lines of the love trash act Stomp. Glass and Steel is actually an exemplary study on the power of instruments recorded under the microscope at minute levels, where the harmonics weave spells and the subtones throb. It is a truly beautiful and mystical affair that has found its ways onto scores as far reaching as emotional thrillers, detective procedurals, science fiction, fantasy, horrors right along to factual entertainment.
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.
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Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !
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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 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12, 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)
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