Spitfire carried out a test with a group of guitarists playing all around the hall at Air. The results were sublime, from a beautiful patina of plucked notes to a jet of long tones created by a multitude of chaotic un-measured trems played by players all over the room. The combination of sublime players, sublime instruments and an expansive room, proved a heady mix.
With lessons learned they returned to Air-Studios but this time with a “Swarm of players. 19 in total, playing a specially selected blend of instruments to balance out dominant characteristics, sense of geographical place and sheer sonic beauty. Over a period of days we found the perfect mix of Charangos, Ukuleles and Mandolins to offer up a worldly but also un-earthly set of tools.
Spitfire Audio has curated a perfect set of articulations with this extraordinary band with numerous dynamic layers and round robins. The players were placed in three waves the first 7 huddled around the first tree, the second 6 around the second and the third, 3 pairs of guitarists in each gallery quadrant as seen here.
One of the key areas of interest with this instrument type is the tremolandi. You have control not only of the dynamic level of these extraordinary long articulations but also the speed. From a gentle trickle to a haze of notes. Whats more we have two sets of measured trem that depending on the application can sync to your host tempo with differing levels of tightness.
Combined with the majesty of the hall at Air, that signal chain, that 2 tape, Jake Jacksons mastery of the room and the mixes, and a beautifully programmed instrument that “just works, were sure youll agree youve just laid your hands on something truly special.
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.
PATCHES, MICS & MIXES
Please note that the download size of this product is 18.9 GB!
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.
Great sound. Easy to use. Better than the few other mandolins VST. Highly recomended. But, where to find the manual?
It is perfect for my radio production dreamy music.
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