Spitfire–Bernard Hermann Composer Toolkit–Recensione

 

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bernard-herrmann-composer-toolkit/

 

ORCHESTRAL INNOVATION INSPIRED BY A LEGEND

€509 inc VAT

Spitfire’s first dry scoring stage ensemble library, inspired by the electric genius of Bernard Herrmann. Renowned for his groundbreaking scores including Citizen Kane, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Psycho, Vertigo and Taxi Driver, his legacy continues to inspire the work of composers today. We’ve worked exclusively with Bernard Herrmann’s estate to curate and assemble a unique set of studio orchestra ensembles, informed directly by the composer’s legendary orchestration aesthetic. Recorded at Studio 1 Air Lyndhurst by Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Grand Budapest Hotel, Spectre, Harry Potter, There Will Be Blood), we’ve captured players performing as Herrmann would have had them – boisterous, lively and upfront, with patches featuring selected groups, unusual instrumental combis, chords, effects and much more. Fire-up this versatile Toolkit for lively and distinctive scoring.

  • 186742 SAMPLES
  • 225.0 GB UNCOMPRESSED .WAV
  • 146.6 GB DISK SPACE REQUIRED
  • 293.2 GB DISK SPACE REQUIRED DURING INSTALL
  • MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS10.9 or higher
  • PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSWin7 or higher
  • KONTAKT VERSION REQUIREMENTSKontakt Player 5.5 or higher
  • FREE KONTAKT PLAYER INCLUDED
  • USER MANUAL

BACKGROUND

Bernard Herrmann is one of the great modern composers. His work for TV and film is nothing short of iconic, and is truly synonymous with mid-20th Century cinema. Collaborating with Orson Welles on Citizen Kane, Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver, and in long-term partnership with Alfred Hitchcock for scores such as Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie and beyond, the sheer magnitude of critical works produced is breathtaking. Not only did his work cause significant impact on culture at the time, but more recently those works have been used to invigorate contemporary scores, for example the use of the Twisted Nerve theme in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill – an eerie whistle which is now instantly recognisable worldwide.
Herrmann had a unique and trailblazing compositional style. His orchestrations were entirely original, daring and inventive; always appropriate for the context and subsequently incredibly influential in film scoring (Psycho is an obvious example of a totally new way to score a thriller). The bold selection of specific instrumental ensembles (his Psycho score was famed for being strings-only, and the infamous Torn Curtain featured 12 flutes) and choice of interesting combinations (harp and vibraphone in Vertigo, stopped horns and pizzicato strings in North by Northwest) challenged the status quo. Equally his experimentation of electronic instruments in scores was pioneering – the ondes Martenot in The Day The Earth Stood Still and amplified Moog synths in Sisters/Endless Nights brought sounds previously unheard to cinemas. He also went as far as to effect change in the performance style of players, requesting that players not play in the traditional, somewhat overblown nature that other Hollywood composers would traditionally employ.
He had a limitless curiosity and love of new music, championing the careers of several composers who became household names as a result of his hard work. His work as conductor of the CBS Symphony Orchestra, and the many radio broadcasts he made with them, helped to bring a huge and often little heard variety of music to a wide audience.
His was a truly individual voice and he stood firm against what he saw as the dilution of the art form and he continues to be massively respected and influential among film composers today.
So, of course, when the opportunity arose for Spitfire Audio to collaborate with his estate, we crumbled with excitement. We hope to have developed a unique library that provides working composers with a broad variety of new sounds and possibilities, albeit rooted in the genius of Herrmann and his approach to film scoring.

GUIS

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 arpeggiator, 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!

MERCURY SYNTH

Included in the “advanced” folder are over 30 synth patches inspired by Herrmann’s use of sythesisers in combination with orchestral material. These can be controlled using our Mercury Synth GUI. It is an ingenious user interface that allows you to have instant fun without having to roll up your sleeves and go under the Kontakt hood. All of the controls are assignable to your control surface giving you the immediate ability to make our sounds your own.

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Sonuscore–The Orchestra

https://sonuscore.com/shop/the-orchestra/

The Orchestra, header

The Orchestra is a revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library whose heart is our breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that empowers you to convert your ideas into music. Simple and incredibly fast.

Sonuscore: “We found a way to revolutionize your way of composing complex orchestrated music. Its a new simplicity, a more natural approach to cope with multifaceted orchestral colors and rhythms.”


​The idea behind The Orchestra

Orchestral libraries have become more and more complex over the last years. Developers captured every nuance of symphonic orchestras in countless different articulations. But with a tight deadline, having endless possibilities is not necessarily a good thing.

With this library, Sonuscore brings to life a simplistic approach to orchestral composition, giving you both innovative tools to create quick ensemble sketches with minimal effort or write complex orchestral arrangements in all detail.

Paint your orchestral canvas in as broad or as detailed strokes as you want.

Your ideas, your music – all in one instrument.

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The core – The ensemble engine

The Ensemble Engine works through a number of independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes, heavily inspired by our Sonuscore Origins-Series. Create pulsating rhythms and even inspiring full arrangements from any combination of notes. All of this without relying on prerecorded phrases – you have the full control. It will work, no matter what chord or note you play.
With minimum loading times, a vast amount of presets provides you with full ensemble colors right out of the box.

  • Independent arpeggiators and velocity envelopes create vivid and powerful orchestral colors.
  • Load up to 5 different instruments in independent slots and play them together.
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Compose faster with full instrumental groups

Choose from 150 presets in three categories:

  • Orchestral Colors
    The Orchestral Colors presets are practical combinations of instruments that can be played live on your keyboard.
  • Orchestral Rhythms
    The Orchestral Rhythms contain simple, useful playable patterns for separate sections of the orchestra that make use of our Ensemble Engine.
  • Animated Orchestra
    The animated orchestra presets go even further, and create complex orchestrated rhythms from any played note. This is where the magic happens!

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GUIs
Play the instruments freely:

Play your ideas and your melodies freely with the single instrument patches.
Aside from the Ensemble Instrument, The Orchestra also contains 88 single instrument patches for all standard sections and articulations in a symphonic orchestra, including percussion and as a bonus: choir.

Or unlash the full orchestral power with over 60 multi-track patches:

Multis take the Ensemble Engine even further toward instant playability and sound as they load and layer multiple instances of The Orchestra.
There are Full Orchestral Multis for single articulations, that work perfectly for quick sketching and layering.
Animated Multis combine multiple instances of the Ensemble Engine for even more complex patterns.

The samples: rough & edgy – no polished sound:

The Orchestra was recorded and processed with the intention to sound a bit rougher and more “honest” than the common orchestral Hollywood sound. It offers an alternative and promises straight and powerful sounds, punch and a vivid musical experience.

recording studio

The instruments for The Orchestra were recorded in Budapest at the renowned Studio 22 in their traditional seating position and mixed and edited with great attention to detail. This way the different sections blend together perfectly in the same room. All essential articulations are available, including playable true legato samples and multiple round robins for short articulations.

Key features:
  • Breakthrough Ensemble Engine
  • Play freely or create stunning orchestral colors with simple chords
  • Complete set of standard articulations for all instruments
  • True Legato Interval Sampling
  • 150 ready-to-go ensemble presets
  • 60 Multi-Rack Patches
  • 6.85GB lossles compressed data
  • 16500+ individual Samples
  • fast loading times
  • min. Kontakt Player 5.6.8 required

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The Orchestra: The power of a full orchestra at the tip of your fingers

The Orchestra was developed for Best Service by SonusCore / Dynamedion, the makers of Trinity Drums as well as NI Action Strings, Action Strikes and Emotive Strings.

DynamedionDynamedion was founded in 2000 by Tilman Sillescu and Pierre Langer, two composers with university degrees in music. With a steadily increasing number of contracts and growing customer base it has since become a leader in soundtrack composition and sound design on the European computer game market. In 2005 Dynamedion produced highly successful, first benchmark live orchestra recordings for a German game soundtrack, setting the standard for large-scale projects in the industry. With numerous further orchestral productions for the video game industry, Dynamedion has earned itself a reputation for unsurpassed quality and integrity in this area.

Swing ! Project Sam Recensione

 

https://www.projectsam.com/Products/Swing/1449

 

Key features

  • Big band ensemble articulations
  • Brass section mutes and solo instruments
  • Beautiful solo mute trumpet legatos
  • Sax ensemble articulations
  • Rhythm section includes guitars, basses and jazz drums
  • Greatly playable lead instruments
  • Includes tempo sync guitar and drum grooves
  • Script intelligently switches to half or double tempo
  • All sounds blend together marvellously
  • On-screen velocity and modwheel mapping info
  • Works with Kontakt Player
  • Native Kontrol Standard support
  • 35 GB library (uncompressed, takes up 18.5 GB on disk)

1.2 update
Swing! has just been updated to version 1.2, offering microphone output routing, various fixes and improvements as well as an refreshed design. This is a free update for all registered Swing! users.

Native Kontrol Standard support

Swing! supports the Native Kontrol Standard, which means full integration with Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol and Maschine hardware and software.

Recensione IRig Mic Studio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU-ky-Tf6Rc

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmicstudio/

 

Microfono digitale ultra-portatile a diaframma largo per iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC e Android.

iRig Mic Studio

Registrazioni di qualità professionale on the go

iRig Mic Studio è un microfono digitale ultra-portatile a diaframma largo (con capsula da 1”) per iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC e Android ed è lo strumento perfetto per registrare con qualità professionale ovunque ti trovi. Ideale per musicisti, cantanti, home producer, podcaster, broadcaster, doppiatori e speaker che mirano ad ottenere risultati di alto livello con estrema praticità.

Caratteristiche
  • Microfono da studio professionale con capsula a diaframma largo
  • Ultra-compatto, facile da trasportare.
  • Convertitore integrato a 24 bit – 44.1 / 48 kHz
  • Preamp low-noise di alta quaità
  • Uscita cuffie integrata
  • LED di stato multicolore
  • Controllo del gain e del volume delle cuffie
  • Suite di applicazioni IK inclusa
  • Treppiede da tavolo incluso
  • Cavi Lightning, Micro-USB OTG e USB inclusi
  • Cavo a 30-pin venduto separatamente
  • Disponibile nelle versioni nera e silver
Dimensioni ridotte, suono imponentee

Quello che sorprende di iRig Mic Studio è l’elevatissima qualità audio di registrazione che si può ottenere da un microfono di dimensioni inferiori ad un iPhone. Monta una capsula da 1” a condensatore ad elettrete, dispone di un convertitore integrato a 24-bit, un preamp a basso rumore di fondo e supporta sample rate di 44.1 e 48 kHz. Queste caratteristiche, unitamente alla sua abilità di sostenere pressioni sonore fino a 133dB SPL, lo rendono lo strumento ideale per la registrazione di fonti sonore estremamente dinamiche, dalle voci agli amplificatori per chitarra più potenti.

iRig Mic Studio

iRig Mic Studio tabletop tripod stand

Controllo totale

iRig Mic Studio dispone di un controllo del gain, un indicatore LED di stato e un’uscita cuffie integrata con controllo del volume indipendente per permetterti di monitorare il segnale direttamente tramite iRig Mic Studio. Inclusa nella confezione, trovi anche un pratico treppiede da scrivania.

Con iRig Mic Studio, hai tutto quello che ti serve per registrare con il massimo della qualità, che tu sia in studio o in viaggio.

iRig Mic Studio tabletop tripod stand

Questione di connessioni

iRig Mic Studio è compatibile con tutte le piattaforme mobile e desktop. Dispone di un ingresso micro-USB e viene fornito con una selezione completa di cavi: Micro-USB / Lightning per iPhone, iPad e iPod touch; micro-USB / OTG per Android (necessita di Android 5.0 o un device compatibile con Samsung Professional Audio); micro-USB/USB per Mac e PC. Per i dispositivi più vecchi, è disponibile un cavo adattatore micro-USB/30-pin venduto separatamente.

iRig Mic Studio connections

Registra con la potenza delle migliori app

iRig Mic Studio include una potente suite di applicazioni che ti permette di registrare sul tuo dispositivo in pochi istanti: VocaLive per iOS è una potente applicazione di registrazione vocale multi-traccia che include una selezione di 12 effetti professionali in tempo reale; EZ Voice, per iOS e Android, ti permette di cantare e fare esercizio sulle basi e le canzoni della tua libreria musicale; iRig Recorder (iOS e Android), è un’app tanto semplice quanto efficace quando si vuole registrare ed editare materiale audio per video, podcast etc. mentre si è in viaggio, mentre Mic Room emula il carattere unico dei migliori modelli di microfoni sul mercato direttamente su iPhone e iPad.

iRig Mic Studio connections

iRig Mic Studio is also fully compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, like Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more. It’s also compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X apps, and iOS Voice Memo.

Recensione–VST RINASCIMENTO–Strumenti Medioevali e Rinascimentali

https://fluffyaudio.com/shop/rinascimento/

Rinascimento features 3 bowed string instruments, 2 brass instruments, 8 reed instruments, 5 recorders of different sizes, 2 other kind of flutes, 7 kind of lute instruments (with a auto-strumming engine), 5 percussion, harpsichord, virginal, a positive organ and a complete organ with 10 registers.
All the non-polyphonic instruments feature full sustained legato transitions and staccato and there is a special and unique scripting engine for some complex instruments like the hurdy gurdy, the percussion, the organ or the lutes. 

EATURES

  • 36  Renaissance and Medieval instruments
  • 29 gb installed (compressed in NCW format)
  • 3 Mic Positions
  • Sampled in a warm hall
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz stereo
  • 20 legato instruments
  • Auto-Strummer for Lute instruments
  • 4 RRs for Staccato and Plucked Instruments
  • Custom scripting for the Hurdy Gurdy, Zampogna, Organ and Percussion
  • Sleepless nights of editing and scripting