Spitfire–Bernard Hermann Composer Toolkit–Recensione

 

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ORCHESTRAL INNOVATION INSPIRED BY A LEGEND

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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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Spitfire Symphonic Brass–Recensione

 

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After a decade of exhaustive sampling, and four years spent capturing our finest brass players, Spitfire are proud to present Symphonic Brass. It is a definitive collection of orchestral brass recorded at Air Studios, London. With a broad selection of different section sizes from solo to large groups of Trumpets, Horns & Trombones to featured instruments; with usual suspects such as Bass Trombones & Tubas, to zeitgeist weaponry such as Cimbassi, Contrabass Trombones and a new Contrabass Tuba.
Originally released in modules as part of the BML (British Modular Library) project, Spitfire Symphonic Brass is a rationalisation of these numerous, deep sampled components, along with many improvements, including a host of new articulations and new instruments. We’ve created a more affordable entry into what we believe to be the finest orchestral brass library available today.
To justify these claims we cite this small list of contributing factors:
• British brass players are arguably the best in the world.
• Spitfire has cherry picked the best of the best.
• Recorded to tape at Air Studios via an unparalleled signal path.
• Deepest articulation, dynamic layer, round robin set of brass samples we’ve yet to see
• Produced by an award winning team of composers, producers & engineers.
• Presented in an intuitive interface based on a decade of award-winning sampling experience and a quarter century as working composers.
With playing styles from heart rending choral work to blistering lip bleed material. Whether you’re an aspiring John Williams or a zealous Hans Zimmer-ite we have no doubt that their favourite players will find favour with you!

Background

From its collieries, through its jazz clubs, amongst the hundreds of pit bands, sitting proudly abreast at the Proms in the Albert Hall, through symphonic concerts to countless chamber spaces; The British Brass tradition runs through our country and culture like spinal fluid. Spitfire set about creating a definitive showcase of British Brass talent, a doomsday time capsule of this fine tradition.
Whilst there are many great orchestras around the world, there’s just something about British brass that keeps composers coming back, sometimes under the cover of darkness to record illicit “overdubbing” sessions in London. It is the rare combination of the colliery, jazz, West End and classical traditions that produce this swaggering melting pot of rarefied individuals.
Having already recorded a full brass choir for the infamous Spitfire ‘bespoke’ range. Paul, Christian, Stanley and the Spitfire team set about a longer term project to capture this spirit, the spine of our musical culture, for the world to share and celebrate.

Features

• A broad band covering solo, chamber, symphonic and cinematic instrument groups
• Traditional to modern ‘zeitgeist’ selection of instruments from Trumpets, Horns & Bones to Cimbassi & Contrabass Instruments
• Super deep sampled, many dynamic layers and round robins
• Most comprehensive selection of articulations, and additional techniques available today
• Entry level core pack has full functionality of BML offering
• Core pack shipped with 3 distinct mic positions C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient)
• New add on pack coming soon with additional mics and mixes
NEW IN SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS
• In addition to all articulations in BML, new ‘Volume 2’ articulations across the band.
• In addition to all instruments in BML, new members including Contrabass Tuba and solo trombones.
• New, more intuitive interface design
• New rationalised file architecture will allow for improvements and enhancements in the future
• Many tweaks, and performance / musical improvements

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!

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations
a – Horn Solo:
  • a – Horn Solo – Fall
  • a – Horn Solo – Long Flutter
  • a – Horn Solo – Long
  • a – Horn Solo – Rip
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Marcato
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Staccatissimo
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Staccato
  • a – Horn Solo – Short Tenuto
  • a – Horn Solo – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • a – Horn Solo – Trill (Minor 2nd)
b – Horns a2:
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Crotchet
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Long
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Quaver
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Staccatissimo
  • b – Horns a2 – Bells up Staccato
  • b – Horns a2 – Fall
  • b – Horns a2 – Long Cuivre
  • b – Horns a2 – Long Flutter
  • b – Horns a2 – Long Stopped
  • b – Horns a2 – Long
  • b – Horns a2 – Multitongue
  • b – Horns a2 – Rip
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Marcato
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Staccatissimo
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Staccato
  • b – Horns a2 – Short Tenuto
  • b – Horns a2 – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • b – Horns a2 – Trill (Minor 2nd)
c – Horns a6:
  • c – Horns a6 – Fall
  • c – Horns a6 – Fanfare
  • c – Horns a6 – Long Cuivre
  • c – Horns a6 – Long
  • c – Horns a6 – Multitongue
  • c – Horns a6 – Rip
  • c – Horns a6 – Short Marcato
  • c – Horns a6 – Short Staccato
  • c – Horns a6 – Short Tenuto
d – Tenor Trombone Solo:
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Falls
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Cuivre
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Flutter Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Flutter
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Long
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Multitongue
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Rips
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Marcato Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Marcato
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Staccato Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Staccato
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto Muted
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto
e – Tenor Trombones a2:
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Falls
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – FX Gliss
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Long Cuivre
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Long
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Multitongue
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Rips
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Short Marcato
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Short Staccato
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Short Tenuto
f – Bass Trombone Solo:
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Falls
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Long Cuivre
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Long Flutter
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Long
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Multitongue
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Rips
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Short Marcato
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Short Staccato
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto
g – Bass Trombones a2:
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Falls
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – FX Gliss
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Long Cuivre
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Long
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Multitongue
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Rips
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Short Marcato
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Short Staccato
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Short Tenuto
h – Contrabass Trombone Solo:
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Falls
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Long Cuivre
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Long Stopped
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Long
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Rips
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short CS
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short Marcato
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short Staccato
  • h – Contrabass Trombone Solo – Short Tenuto
i – Trombones a6:
  • i – Trombones a6 – Falls
  • i – Trombones a6 – Fanfare
  • i – Trombones a6 – Long Cuivre
  • i – Trombones a6 – Long
  • i – Trombones a6 – Multitongue
  • i – Trombones a6 – Rips
  • i – Trombones a6 – Short Marcato
  • i – Trombones a6 – Short Staccato
  • i – Trombones a6 – Short Tenuto
j – Trumpet Solo:
  • j – Trumpet Solo – FX Gliss
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long Flutter
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long Mariachi
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Long
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Multitongue
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Marcato Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Marcato
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Staccato Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Staccato
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Tenuto Muted
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Short Tenuto
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Trill (Minor 2nd)
k – Trumpets a2:
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Falls
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Long Mariachi
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Long Muted
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Long
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Multitongue
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Rips
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Short Marcato
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Short Staccato
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Short Tenuto
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Trill (Major 2nd)
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Trill (Minor 2nd)
l – Trumpets a6:
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Fall
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Fanfare
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Long Cuivre
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Long
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Multitongue
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Rip
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Short Marcato
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Short Staccato
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Short Tenuto
m – Tuba Solo:
  • m – Tuba Solo – Falls
  • m – Tuba Solo – Long Stopped
  • m – Tuba Solo – Long
  • m – Tuba Solo – Rips
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Marcato
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Staccato
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Stopped
  • m – Tuba Solo – Short Tenuto
n – Contrabass Tuba Solo:
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Falls
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Long
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Rips
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Short Marcato
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Short Staccato
  • n – Contrabass Tuba Solo – Short Tenuto
o – Cimbasso Solo:
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Falls
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Long Cuivre
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Long
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Rips
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Short Marcato
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Short Staccato
  • o – Cimbasso Solo – Short Tenuto
p – Cimbassi a2:
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Falls
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Long Alt
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Long Cuivre
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Long
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Rips
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Short Marcato
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Short Staccato
  • p – Cimbassi a2 – Short Tenuto
Legato techniques:
  • a – Horn Solo – Legato
  • b – Horns a2 – Legato
  • c – Horns a6 – Performance Legato
  • d – Tenor Trombone Solo – Legato (coming soon in FREE update)
  • e – Tenor Trombones a2 – Legato
  • f – Bass Trombone Solo – Legato (coming soon in FREE update)
  • g – Bass Trombones a2 – Legato
  • i – Trombones a6 – Performance Legato
  • j – Trumpet Solo – Legato
  • k – Trumpets a2 – Legato
  • l – Trumpets a6 – Performance Legato
  • m – Tuba Solo – Legato
Mics & Mixes
Mics:
  • C – Close
  • T – Tree
  • A – Ambient

Recensione Spitfire Symphonic Strings

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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

Spitfire Sable complete–Recensione

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