Spitfire Audio has launched Abbey Street Orchestra: Low Percussion which they are saying introduces probably the most detailed pattern library they’ve ever created – the primary in a model new flagship collection. They are saying that, crafted for skilled composers, producers, sound designers and music editors alike, Abbey Street Orchestra brings you each part of the orchestra in breathtaking element. It is the fruits of over 20 years of sampling expertise and innovation.
Spitfire tells us that Low Percussion, the debut launch, provides you unimaginable precision throughout an encyclopaedic number of orchestral and cinematic percussion captured in Abbey Street Studio One. They are saying that, carried out by world class percussionist Joby Burgess (Black Panther, Mission: Not possible), and engineered by Grammy-winning engineer Simon Rhodes (Skyfall, Avatar), Low Percussion allows an entire new stage of expression. Your very personal world-class percussionist, at your fingertips. This is extra particulars direct from the corporate…
Firm co-founder and award-winning composer Paul Thomson takes pleasure in introducing probably the most detailed pattern library that Spitfire Audio has ever created: “ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA is our new collection of highly-detailed orchestral samples, captured within the legendary house of Abbey Street [Studios’] Studio One. The collection opens with …LOW PERCUSSION, a set of distinctive and uncommon devices, captured in excessive element, and with a very expressive really feel. That is probably the most element we now have ever created in any of our tasks. The purpose for ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA is to take orchestral sampling to new heights, with a highly-focused, detailed, and no-compromise strategy to capturing orchestral samples. That is going to be a long-term undertaking, so we stay up for sharing extra because the undertaking progresses, however, for now, let’s dive straight in to …LOW PERCUSSION.”
Put it this manner: with over 166,000 samples representing 65 hours of recording time in Abbey Street Studios’ world-famous Studio One to its notable identify, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION definitely digs deep when laying the foundations for Spitfire Audio’s brand-new flagship Skilled Composer Collection. Certainly, it lays the groundwork for any person’s compositions with unrivalled realism as a set of really thunderous orchestral and esoteric drums which might be fantastically captured within the legendary acoustic of Abbey Street Studios’ world-famous Studio One, the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio. Certainly Studio One wants no introduction, having hosted celebrated classical recordings starting from English composer Sir Edward Elgar to Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Prokofiev, in addition to iconic movie scores spanning 1981’s Raiders of the Misplaced Ark (John Williams), 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (John Williams), and 2001-2003’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Howard Shore) to newer releases, together with 2018’s Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson) and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame (Alan Silvestri). It is usually house to one of many world’s biggest in-house collections of classic and trendy microphones whereas a 72-channel Neve 88 RS large-format mixing console with a novel and complete encompass monitor part acts because the centrepiece of its management room. It’s little marvel, then, that Studio One is the right setting for Spitfire Audio’s meticulously-planned recording classes to ship the world’s most detailed orchestral samples, beginning with ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION.
Duly distinguished by its extraordinarily responsive and highly-tactile nature, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION explores the timbral and textural vary of 20 drums from throughout the orchestral repertoire and past carried out by British world-class percussionist Joby Burgess hits, instruments, swirls, and sweeps. Such virtuosity was captured in unimaginable element by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer extraordinaire Simon Rhodes, who having joined what was then EMI Recording Studios in 1987 is now Senior Engineer at Abbey Street Studios, having cultivated a longstanding affiliation with numerous composers, together with the late James Horner, with whom he labored for 18 years on over 50 tasks, together with 2009’s Avatar as one of many highest-grossing movies of all time.
The last word orchestral pattern library by way of expression and realism, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION places priceless devices spanning completely different tones starting from orchestral staples to conventional people devices within the fingers of its customers with as much as seven beater choices per drum, plus a number of strategies and putting positions per drum. The 13 presets obtainable in consequence are as playable because it will get, comprising Bass Drum (Gran Cassa) 36″ two-headed live performance bass drum with a deep, resonant maintain and excessive dynamic vary (eight enjoying strategies); Bass Drum classic bass drum with a 32″ head on a shallow open shell combining an outlined assault, woody overtones, and balanced resonance (seven strategies); Gong Bass Drum constructed with a single outsized head, producing a really fats and ‘trendy’ sound with a quick assault and punchy low finish (4 strategies); Taikos pair of Japanese stable Siam Oak taiko drums offering a really targeted sound with which to create impactful, driving rhythms (seven strategies); Big Taiko 60″ diameter shell, produces thunderous lows and complicated maintain whereas remaining surprisingly agile (six strategies); Toms unfold set of classic silver single-headed toms, adept at each gradual and fast accented passages (eight strategies); Epic Toms pair of ground toms positioned on opposing sides, offering a decent, highly effective assault and an explosive, hard-hitting tone (4 strategies); Bombo Argentinian bass drum with a 20″ conceal head tuned with rope, producing a low, natural sound with a really brief maintain (six strategies); Dragon Drums (Dagus) giant pair originating from China, producing robust and characterful tones with prolonged maintain (three strategies); Dhol two-headed drum from Indian subcontinent, every head struck with a unique beater to supply its signature tones (one approach); Djuns pair hailing from West Africa, adept at carrying robust rhythms with a balanced ‘ahead’ tone (one approach); Buffalo Drum (N. American Body Drum) constructed from shallow picket body clad with a 22″ buffalo pores and skin, producing robust overtones with a wealthy, blooming maintain (three strategies); and Surdo 22″ aluminium shell variant of conventional Brazilian instrument, producing a dense sound with a definite assault (three strategies).
That Spitfire Audio additionally brings next-level management to ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION permitting anybody to form these intensive percussion choices on supply to work with their compositions is completely in step with the highly-detailed orchestral sampling idea driving its brand-new flagship Skilled Composer Collection, beginning with 16 sign choices, together with Combine 1, a full-sounding room combine by Simon Rhodes (shaped from Tree 1, Part Overhead, and Outriggers 1 with a curated mix of spots), and Combine 2, a tighter combine by Simon Rhodes (shaped from Tree 2, Mids, and Outriggers 2 with a curated mix of spots). Saying that, the brand new discrete right-/left-hand mapping characteristic and ‘Tender Takeover’ choice for dynamics all contribute tremendously to its dynamic really feel. “Spitfire Audio are, undoubtedly, the most effective workforce on the planet to ship one thing really groundbreaking,” gushes Abbey Street Studios Head of Audio Merchandise Mirek Stiles, earlier than ending on an equally excessive be aware: “The bar has been raised exceedingly excessive, and that is solely the start for the ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA collection; it feels we’re all in for a outstanding journey.”
Pricing and Availability:
On supply till December 1st at £299 / $349 / 349€ (Common value: £399 / $449 / 449€)