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Spitfire Audio has published ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRATING ROCKS. Here is their press release with all the details …
LONDON, UK: After successfully forging a creative partnership with world-renowned Abbey Road Studios late last year, ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS launched its ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series featuring the Basic sound of Studio One film music by carefully capturing a 90-piece Symphony Orchestra within the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio, Spitfire Audio is proud to announce the availability of ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS – representing the latest addition to its ever-expanding orchestral line-up of smaller self-contained sample libraries subsequently carefully captured in that same namesake studio, also fit to complement ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS itself, this time offering a dazzling ensemble of oboes and clarinets, performed in octaves, alongside an evocative pair of oboes and English horn like cinemas chords classic atographics heard on countless scores, perfectly presented as pre-orchestrated patches for immediate creation Efficient control and stunning realism housed in the award-winning AU, AAX, NKS, VST2 and VST compatible plug-in from Spitfire Audio that loads into all major DAWs (digital audio workstations) without the need for additional software.
Thanks to Spitfire Audio’s carefully chosen selection of essential and unique techniques, such as long brilliants, playful staccatos, intriguing bites and newly developed and easy-to-use legatos patches providing everything needed to create scores ready for the big one. screen, so it is better to officially present ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS in all its musical splendor with cinematic sounds than the co-founder of the British company specializing in music technology, Paul Thomson, himself accustomed to the wonderful world of film music as an English composer. for film, television, and video games – and also a music technologist to boot. “This one focuses on oboes and octave clarinets, and then there are also a few patches with an English horn included for an extra kind of vibrancy. As always, they focus on specific things incredibly well.”
With its latest release ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS, Spitfire Audio beautifully captures the expressive performances of two oboes and two clarinets as a pure, pristine sound orchestrated in traditional octave spacing, with an additional pairing of two oboes with English horn. for a truly evocative sound heard in Hollywood film scores such as American composer, conductor, pianist and trombonist John Williams’ AND the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), American composer and conductor Jerry Goldsmith’s Total Recall (1990), and throughout the Harry Potter film series (2001-2011). As a commonly heard orchestral blend of woodwinds, ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS includes an array of techniques including legato, long, staccatos, as well as major and minor bites, to allow focus on writing themes and songs. expressive melodies while quickly creating an instantly recognizable high-quality cinematic sound.
That said, realism abounds as any ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS user effectively enters the room that most composers can only dream of – Studio One at Abbey Road Studios. Of course, Studio One is considered to be one of the best acoustic spaces in the world, its history having an indelible link to the scores recorded there, incorporating emotion, ambiance and magic into many of the most famous films. famous never made. Musical Matches Made in Heaven, classics such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Avengers: Endgame have all been recorded in Studio One. With its rich tone and famous reverb, Studio One’s sound is big-screen and epic – truly the iconic sound of cinema.
continues Paul Thomson: “The first [LEGATO (8ve)] legato gives you a relatively solid sound – quite a pure and clean sound, but you still have that fantastic dynamic range with that kind of extra pizzazz and tang when adding the English horn to the mix. It’s an incredibly familiar sound – something you find very often in Hollywood movie scores, so it’s something very useful – the second most used orchestral mix in woodwinds, after traditional flutes with a piccolo one octave up. Looking at the individual patches in this library we have the long ones [LONG (8ve)] which are based only on oboes and clarinets, which you can use for that kind of soft, smooth and very pure sound, but it can also become quite solid and punchy enough, and if we look at the corresponding long, that we ‘J called VIBRANT LONG [(8ve)], which is the version with the English horn in the mix, you hear that extra color come in – a fabulous, rich sound. We also have some fantastic staccatos [STACCATO (8VE)] built with the same sets. In addition to these, and corresponding to the bites that we have in the previous library, we have these fabulous bites with a miner [MORDENT MIN 2ND (8ve)] and 2nd major [MORDENT MAJ 2ND (8ve)] and a minor [MORDENT MIN 3RD (8ve)] and 3rd major [MORDENT MAJ 3RD (8ve)]- the bite being also known as a ‘shake’ which is, again, very familiar and really great to use as a sort of standalone thing, or you can use it as part of a sentence . “
Performed in the incomparable acoustics of Abbey Road Studios’ Studio One – to which it obviously owes part of its immediately recognizable name, ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS further enriches the offerings already available in its namesake orchestral range – namely, ABBEY ROAD ONE: SPARKLING WOODS, ABBEY ROAD ONE: LEGENDARY LOW STRINGS, ABBEY ROAD ONE: WONDERFUL FLUTES and, until recently, ABBEY ROAD ONE: GRAND BRASS.
But just as appealing is the fact that ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS – and, indeed, all of its siblings from the ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series – features the same top-tier musicians who perform on films at global success at the fingertips of anyone, all recorded by multi-GRAMMY® Award engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Harry Potter, Hugo) and featuring the coveted collection of microphones and outboard gear from Abbey Road Studios. Get this, though: ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS is actually a full-fledged stand-alone library, recorded the same way its users ‘favorite movie composers do: with the unparalleled acoustics of Abbey Road Studios’ Studio One, exceptional gamers, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones, all while allowing them to quickly and easily create movie soundtracks, saving time layering and trying to mix, thanks to amazing microphone positioning and mixing options that are consistent across all of Spitfire Audio’s ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series ABBEYs – and all without leaving their computing comfort zone.
Along with ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS, Spitfire Audio is also proud to announce the availability of ABBEY ROAD ONE: THE COLLECTION, comprising all six sample libraries from the ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series to date, including including ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS successfully cemented Spitfire Audio’s continued creative partnership with world-renowned Abbey Road Studios late last year, providing anyone with access to classic movie sounds – and all at an attractive price to start. “All of these sounds fit together perfectly and give you the sound of Studio One at Abbey Road, which, again, is such a familiar sound from film music.” That’s what the rightly proud Paul Thomson says, ending himself perfectly on a positive note.
Price and availability:
ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS is available as an AAX, AU, VST2 and VST3 compatible plug-in, NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) compatible that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) at an attractive recommended retail price ( Recommended retail price) of just £ 49.00 GBP (VAT included) / $ 49.00 USD / € 49.00 EUR (VAT included).
ABBEY ROAD ONE: THE COLLECTION, comprising all six sample libraries from the ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series to date, namely the first ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS, plus ABBEY ROAD ONE: SPARKLING WOODWINDS, ABBEY ROAD ONE : LEGENDARY LOW STRINGS, ABBEY ROAD ONE: WONDROUS FLUTES, ABBEY ROAD ONE: GRAND BRASS and ABBEY ROAD ONE: VIBRANT REEDS, are available as a series of AAX, AU, VST2 and VST3 compatible sockets, NKS-Ins compatible which load directly into a DAW at an attractive suggested retail price of just £ 449.00 GBP (VAT included) / $ 485.00 USD / € 485.00 EUR (VAT included) – a substantial saving of 30% off purchase of all six sample libraries individually, and available as such until the launch of the next sample library in the ABBEY ROAD ONE series: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS – from here.
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