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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See everything you need, when you need it, where you need it: Two high-res color screens provide essential information on sounds and projects, backlit function buttons vary in color and intensity to indicate their state, and the precision Light Guide pinpoints the location of sounds, key zones, switches, scales, and more.

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BUILT FOR SPEED

MASCHINE lets you effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies with powerful drum synths, premium sounds, an integrated sampler, and more – cutting-edge software meets intuitive hardware for ultra-smooth workflow.

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VINTAGE 6- AND 12-STRING PERFORMANCE

  • Expand your acoustic collection with vintage 6- and 12-string guitars
  • Access over 160 patterns played by skilled studio musicians
  • Customize performances with chord voicings, double-tracking, and on-board effects

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EXPAND YOUR ACOUSTIC HORIZONS

The second edition in the SESSION GUITARIST series, STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2, expands your sound palette with two carefully selected vintage acoustic guitars, an extensive library of patterns and chords, plus real-time performance control.

IN SESSION

SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 includes two renowned instruments, played by skilled session pros. Choose a coveted vintage Martin 0-17 from 1934 – a small-bodied mahogany 6-string with a warm, mellow tone. Or select the full yet articulate sound of the Guild F-412 12-string – a jumbo model first produced in the late 1960s, and now a benchmark for 12-strings.

PERFECT PERFORMANCE

A range of real-time performance controls puts the musicality of skilled session musicians at your fingertips. Play chords from your keyboard or choose the auto-chord feature. Use key switches, the mod wheel, and the pitch wheel to quickly change rhythms, crossfade chord voicings, and add accents as you build your arrangement. Season the mix with built-in effects.

VERSATILE RHYTHMS

Draw from a wealth of dynamic strumming patterns with accent variations perfect for rock, folk, country, bluegrass, Latin, pop, and more. Each pattern can be played intuitively using a virtually endless number of chords in multiple positions up and down the neck. Choose from numerous song presets, customize pattern collections, and smoothly switch among those patterns as you play.

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SEPARATE BASS

Play custom bass lines or add extra notes to chords with the new Separate Bass patterns, and spice up your playing for country, bluegrass, folk, and more.

TAP RHYTHM FINDER

Quickly find the strumming pattern you need by tapping or playing a rhythm on your keyboard. Filter the search results by musical attributes such as open or muted patterns.

EFFORTLESS EFFECTS

Quickly customize your sound using versatile sound control features. Easily adjust the balance of high and low chord voicings. Add a doubled guitar part for extra width, and incorporate fret noise to enhance realism. Sculpt the sound and fine-tune each guitar’s placement in the mix with ready-to-use compression and EQ presets. Create space and depth with convolution reverb.

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AT A GLANCE: STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2

Instrument type:
KOMPLETE Instrument

For use with:
Free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER (included in free KOMPLETE PLAYERS), or KONTAKT 5

Sound category:
Six String Acoustic Guitar and Twelve String Acoustic Guitar

Number of sounds:
163 dynamic patterns organised in 34 songs

Download size (Mac/PC):
9.6 GB (about 16 GB uncompressed sample pool)

System requirements:
FREE KONTAKT 5 PLAYER or KONTAKT 5 (version 5.5.2 or higher)
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Recensione Spitfire Symphonic Strings

Clicca il seguente link per ascoltare dei demo audio

http://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/instruments/orchestra/spitfire-symphonic-strings/

Features

Every articulation for every section plus ensembles formerly available in Mural volumes 1, 2, 3 & Ensembles in a single encyclopaedic compendium:
• 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, & 45 legatos
• 60 Top London string players
• Recorded in situ (ie: in the positions they occupy in a scoring session)
• Recorded using priceless valve and ribbon mics
• Neve Montserrat Pre-amps into a Neve 88R desk
• Recorded digitally at 96k via 2″ Studer tape
• Deep sampled with multiple dynamic layers and round robins
• Diverse and detailed with essential, additional and some totally unique articulations
• Legatos designed by Andrew Blaney
• Individual sections and ensembles
• 3 essential, diverse and most favoured mic positions: C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient)
• Kontakt Player included
• NKS-ready
• New intuitive GUI with inline help system
• As used by A-list composers and producers around the globe!

Presets / Articulations

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