Extraordinary selection of specially curated progressive orchestral techniques plus 200+ hybrid instruments
Part IV of the epic and widescreen range of composer´s tools takes the mind of contemporary composer and orchestrator Ben Foskett to present large ensembles playing over 800 unique and extraordinary "progressive" articulations. Presented alongside an epic collection of nearly 200 warped orchestral hybrids powered by the eDNA synth engine.
This library is a free "Kontakt Player" Library and requires NO FURTHER PURCHASES to operate to its full potential.
UIST plays true to the Albion range in that it is recorded in large epic cinematic orchestral ensembles; Strings High, Strings Low, Winds High, Winds Low, Brass High and Brass Low all playing these incredible "progressive" techniques. With everything arranged to interlock between sections. As these ensembles are recorded via the finest vintage valve and ribbon mics to tape helmed and mixed by Jake Jackson, Albion IV is designed to integrate seamlessly with both the rest of the Albion range and as a perfect addition to the BML range.
True to the spirit of volumes 1 though 3 we have then taken these extraordinary recordings and have warped them into a staggering selection of totally unique hybrid sounds. These vary from organic orchestras from another place and age to screaming synths and staggering pads. There is only one way we could present this "Stephenson´s Steam Band IV" section of UIST and that as a cartridge for our amazing eDNA engine. Which will enable to morph your listener´s world from that of orchestral wonder to mind warping electronics.
Installed NCW compressed size.. 61.0 GB from uncompressed 32 bit WAV = 107.8 GB 25,750 samples 76.7 HOURS!
Please note that you will also need Kontakt 5.3.0 and above to run this library.
"Ben Foskett and I have worked together on about 20 scores, not only is he an awesome orchestrator he and I share the same musical aesthetic. Namely discovering the beauty in experimentation and exploration. He probes every avenue of an instrument until, out pops a opera singer or a euphonium.... but from a cello? As a brass player himself his woodwind and brass couplings are something else. He was commissioned for a piece at the proms a couple of years ago, I attended the Albert Hall to watch this premier and instantly knew Spitfire needed to work with him!" C. Henson.
SPITFIRE PRESENTS ALBION VOLUME #4
The Scottish Isles of North & South Uist (pronouced you-issed) are part of the western isles. Beaten by the tempestuous forces of nature they reside in a part of the world where great masses of land grow hulk-like out of an inky charcoal sea. This is an awesome landscape, in its scale, its fearful and still isolation but also its sudden and unexpected fury. Albion IV is our darkest anthology to date. In a year when Spitfire has embarked on creating the world´s first deeply sampled modular British orchestral library it seems extraordinary to say that this is probably our most ambitious project yet. But with six months being spent just on preparation, an entire week of 12 hour days in the hall and an entire 6 months of post production, we took creating the next instalment of our most popular range very very seriously.
Albion IV is a carefully crafted selection of extraordinary playable articulations, long evolutions, motions, textures, hits, effects, clusters, stabs, stings... the list goes on. AIV is not an aleatoric library as our amazing set of players had literally bibles-worth of intricately orchestrated material from the extraordinary mind of Ben Foskett. His great experience and success creating contemporary concert music offers a contribution to this project that provides us with a truly extraordinary set of tools. He is a class act and as you´ll learn with AIV this library sonically goes beyond anything else out there. Combined with the award winning experience of the Spitfire Audio team who have built something with crossfading dynamic layering, these jewels are designed to be playable, to fit in with your composition, to be varied and diverse enough not to dictate to you how to write.A band of over 60 of the finest orchestral session musicians playing the finest, rarest instruments, recorded at Air Studios - Lyndhurst Hall, London, through the finest vintage, valve, and ribbon mics to 2" tape. The only tape based orchestral library in the world. This is all you need to write epic sounding, widescreen cinematic orchestral music straight out of the box. Recorded in large epic cinematic orchestral ensembles; Strings High, Strings Low, Winds High, Winds Low, Brass High and Brass Low.
We have captured a staggering 800 unique "progressive" articulations with everything arranged to interlock between sections. As these ensembles are recorded via the finest vintage valve and ribbon mics to tape helmed and mixed by Jake Jackson, Albion IV is designed to integrate seamlessly with both the rest of the Albion range and as a perfect addition to the BML range.
The UIST ensemble:
High Strings - 10 1st Violins, 8 2nd Violins, 6 Violas
Low Strings - 8 Cellos, 6 Double Basses
Hi Woods - 3 Oboes, 3 Clarinets, 3 Flutes
Lo Woods - 3 Bass Clarinets, 3 Bassoons (+ doublings)
Hi Brass - 3 Trumpets, 4 Horns
Lo Brass - 3 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Cimbasso, 1 Tuba
All patches come with 4 mixable/ routable and selectable mic positions C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient) and O(outrigger). Work with one mic "in" on your laptop on the plane, then render down with all four routed to 5.1 on your "big rig" back at your studio.
UIST is also the first volume to introduce 3 x Jake Jackson signature mixes enjoyed by our BML users. These world class mixes offer "Fine, Medium and Broad" perspectives that spring out of the box, save memory and voices/ CPU demand.
With such incredibly original raw material warping this into 187 unique "eDNA" powered "Stephenson´s Steam Band" was an amazing journey. One that sustains this successful Albion tradition of turning organic material into wondrous ensembles from another time and place. Engineers often comment that this type of "synth" or "hybrid" content is much easier to work with as it´s core essence is born of beautifully recorded amazing musicians playing amazing instruments.
This set of "Stephenson´s" is proudly presented powered by eDNA our killer EDM interface. Once you get your hands on it these 187 patches will morph out of control and become yours within seconds!
"If this is what the future of orchestral sample libraries looks like, you´ll get no complaints here. [...] Uist´s instruments are so unexpected, disquieting, unusual and leftfield as to be jaw-dropping [...] This library represents a significant step forward in providing tools for composers writing with samples and it´ll be interesting to see if other established libraries bring out more experimental sound collections too. In the meantime, Spitfire Audio´s reputation as trailblazers in this field is reinforced." - Future Music
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