ALBION I – LOEGRIA – FAQS
Q: Is Albion II the latest version of Albion I or Albion I version 3 I’m confused?
A: No Albion II is a totally new set of recordings. Albion I is the original and is currently on version 3 which is the version that downloads automatically when you buy.
Q: So do I need to have Albion I to run Albion II?
A: No, Albion II is designed as a stand alone tool, but is also designed to compliment and interface with Albion I brilliantly.
Q: So what’s the difference between the two?
A: Albion I is very much your staples for epic cinematic broad brush stroke works. If you don’t have a full orchestral set Albion I is a great starting point with convincing woods and brass ensembles that sound just “right” out-of -the-box. Albion II is a more detailed library with a smaller string band and some very esoteric and British woodwind and brass consorts. In general the library concentrates on the lower dynamics and stunning beauty that strings playing poco vibrato, flautando can present, not to mention articulations like trills and trems absent in Albion I. Many people find this comparison chart useful.
Q: Do you offer bundle deals?
A: Regrettably not. We feel it fairer to keep the prices as low as possible for all. We do however occasionally reward our loyal customers by offering launch vouchers and celebratory discounts for early adopters of new-lines.
Q: Are there any isolated sections like cellos or violins?
A: No the Albion range is an ensembles library designed to be scaleable across many systems from laptops to towers. It’s a broad compositional tool intended to allow composers to create effective sounding cues with as small a RAM and CPU footprint as possible as quickly as possible. It is also keenly priced to reflect this efficient way of working.
Q: I see the legato range is not full in all cases.
A: No, legato ensembles grow exponentially for each note you add so we’ve had to balance where the “sweet spots” lie for each instrument with a price point that works for everyone. There are plans to extend these for later versions.
Q: I see that Albion II has many articulation loaded into single patches that you can select via keyswitches, why doesn’t Albion I do this?
A: This is a new way of working which we will implement across our range soon.
Q: Sounds very reverby/ roomy any way I can change that?
A: Yes, the microphone selectors give you a variety of mix options and are defaulted to simply using the Tree. To load the Close mics in click on the blob below the mic selector.
Q: Do I need a full version of Kontakt to run?
A: No a Kontakt Player is bundled free with the library.
Q: What’s the difference between the Kontakt Player and the full version.
A: The Kontakt player gives you full access to all the sounds and all the editable parameters on the front panel. However if you want to go deeper into editing you’ll need a full version. As you will already own the free Kontakt player you will be eligible for a discount upgrade to Kontakt via the NI website.
Q: Are there any restrictions on use of your libraries?
A: YES! JUST ONE! Please don’t make a sample library out of these samples! Other than that you’re free to use it on masters for TV, Film, Games, Ads, Library/ Production Music, Commercial Music, And Live, without having to credit us or pay any further fees. We have a solid union-based contract with our musicians, we pay the highest possible rate and a voluntary royalty. The musicians are briefed before every session and understand that we’re promoting UK musicians the world over.