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The finest three horn players in the world recorded as a two piece section and as a soloist in the finest venue. A new definitive gold standard in orchestral horns.
Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
• THE FINEST PLAYERS IN LONDON
• THE FINEST INSTRUMENTS
• PERFORMING WITH LIFE AND CHARACTER
• RECORDED AWARD WINNING JAKE JACKSON
• IN THE HALL AT “AIR STUDIOS”
• POSITIONED “IN SITU” - SPACIALLY SOUND
• PRODUCED BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSERS
• VIA THE FINEST VALVE AND RIBBON MICS
• VIA BESPOKE NEVE MONSERRAT PRE-AMPS
• INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST NEVE 88R DESK
• TO METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 2” TAPE.
• 96K 24BIT DIGITAL PRISM A/D.
• OVER 30GB OF DATA FROM 10,000S OF SAMPLES
• NUMEROUS ROUND ROBINS & DYNAMIC LAYERS
• ARTICULATIONS CURATED BY COMPOSERS
• FULLY FUNCTIONAL “TRUE LEGATO”
• NUMEROUS MIXABLE MIC PERSPECTIVES
• JAKE JACKSON MIXES - EASE OF USE
• INTELLIGENT ARTICULATION SWITCHING
• INTUITIVE FRONT END GUI
• BUILT BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSERS
• PLAYS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX
• SONICALLY FITS WITH OTHER SPITFIRE PRODUCTS
• INSTANT INSPIRATION.
Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.

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BACKGROUND

After the delights of enormous and brash brass libraries providing broad, brushstroke approaches to writing (which have, to some extent, characterised recent film, gaming and TV music in recent times), Spitfire are at last proud to present some of the greatest horn players in the world. Providing you with the tools you need to write detailed and focussed horn parts that have a personality and style that represents your personality, that expresses your creative will and provides you with fresh pastures of experimentation.
SPITFIRE PRESENTS THE BML HORNS VOLUME 1
Part of a new, long-term project entitled The British Modular Library providing composers with the ability to add fine detail, musical expression, beauty and focus to their work. To write music that musicians love to play and to get the most out of smaller ensembles and the wealth of timbral colour and character they can add to any project. After many years of development experience Spitfire will present this library with a user interface and set of features unprecedented in any library to date. With 7 mic positions, recorded at 96k through vintage valve and ribbon mics to tape through Neve premaps and Prism convertors, and presented at 48k, 24bit in Kontakt format, and additionally three extremely useful ‘mixed’ versions.
BML Horns is presented in modular volumes and consists of the finest players London has to offer, playing in the hall at Air Studios, regarded as one of the greatest scoring stages in the world. Spitfire is a collective of successful award winning composers and in this volume they have personally curated a selection of essential articulations and techniques to give you everything you would need to get up and running with this most noble of brass instruments..
Composers have been travelling the world over for many years now, our strings are formidable here in London alongside our woodwinds and brass. But the horns? There’s just something about our horns, maybe it’s the colliery tradition, the numerous symphony and chamber orchestras, the three major opera houses, several world class concert halls and 80+ theatre pits and buzzing film business in London alone. It leaves our horn players a cut above the rest of the world, so-much-so we’ve heard of clandesting “replacement” sessions taking place for horns under the cover of darkness for scores being recorded elsewhere.
The 1st volume features three of the finest players in London today one recorded solo, two recorded in unison. They are seated exactly in situ so combine the a2 patches with the solo ones for a slightly larger section whilst maintaining spectral integrity. Moreover combine with other BML modules or indeed the Albion range and the spacial integrity is maintained. Remember this is not just panning left to right. If you want them to sound like they’re sitting behind the violins you have to place them there!

FEATURES

This is a deeply sampled library with a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple round robins, dynamic layers and easily usable fully functional legato with control of vibrato.
The library is presented with numerous microphone positions which you can not only mix and blend to fit the application you’re working on, but also automate for dramatic shifts in focus and depth. We have also specially commissioned 3 exclusive Jake Jackson mixes of every sample to save you time and system resources. These mixes are specially designed to work in different applications from pop to chamber to epix cinematic and by using these mixes across the BML range you can achieve total mix integrity, just as Jake would do it!

GUI

We like instruments that just open and play. So we have worked for many years to create a simple to use and uniform GUI so you learn one, you learn them all. With improvements being made constantly we frequently update the whole range to maintain uniformity in our interfaces across our entire range.

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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.

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THE OSTINATUM
Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpegiattor, 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 tounging effects!

PATCHES

ESSENTIAL ARTICULATIONS
HORNS A2:
- Longs
- Legato slurred
- Legato Tongued
- Longs Cuivre (Brassy)
- Longs "Bells Up"
- Longs stopped
- Shorts Marcato
- Shorts Tenuto
- Shorts Staccato
- Shorts "Bells Up" Staccato
- Shorts "Bells Up" Longer short
- Double Tongue
- Triple Tongue
- Quadruple Tongue
- Falls (Fast and Slow)
- Rips (Fast and Slow)
- Trills major
- Trills minor
SOLO HORN:
- Longs
- Legato slurred
- Shorts Marcato
- Shorts Tenuto
- Shorts Staccato
MICROPHONES
• CLOSE
• TREE
• AMBIENT
• OUTRIGGER
• STEREO MIC
• CLOSE STEREO RIBBON
• GALLERY
• 3 x JAKE JACKSON MIXES

Specifications

Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
MAC:
For new customers, OS X 10.8 and above is required to run Kontakt 5. For legacy customers, OS X 10.7 and above is required to run either Kontakt 4 or Kontakt 5. Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM recommended.
PC:
Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM recommended.
FOOTPRINT:
60.0 GB in download product from 30.0 GB of WAV data from TBC samples.

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Review Quotes

Spitfire’s libraries just seem to get better with each release – and this superb horn library is no exception. The attention to detail is striking and the workflow is fast and intuitive. 9/10
MusicTech Magazine
The instruments (both dual and solo) are very playable and expressive and will compliment any score or mockup you throw at it. This has already become my go to library for French Horns. It also integrates very well with any other Spitfire libraries as they are all recorded in the same venue.
Ask Audio Magazine
A fantastic library that gives you access to a highly realistic and playable French Horn section at a reasonable price. Plenty of useful articulations with more on the way!
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Links to reviews

A selection of review quotes from other Spitfire products


"Britannia rules with Albion"
J. Buchanan - Future Music Magazine
"Albion is the creme de la creme."
K. Gemmel - Music Tech Magazine
"The Best of British. This collection of instruments is enough to make Britannia drool."
D. Stewart - Sound On Sound Magazine.
“Spitfire’s libraries just seem to get better with each release – and this superb horn library is no exception. The attention to detail is striking and the workflow is fast and intuitive”
Music Tech Magazine.
“Spitfire have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with worldwide”
D. Stewart Sound On Sound.
"Great sounding scoring tools that are both intuitive and flexible to use."
Future Music
"Sure to become a staple even integral feature on the soundtracks of major Hollywood film and network television scores."
The Economic Voice

Reviews of other Spitfire products

"I’m am absolutely blown away by the tone, quality and value for money this library delivers! I’m a composer from Australia that has a crap load of software samples from all the major companies out there, but am absolutely in awe by what you guys have produced here! And this is defiantly the best value for money sample library I have bought to date. Well I’m pretty sure you now have a life time customer in me because of this one product and I’ll probably be up all night tonight being re-inspired by this library"
“I’ve been playing with it all morning long, and it’s making me giddy. If you’re on the fence about buying it and you’re wondering “Is everyone overhyping this or is it really this good” — there’s no over-hype here. It really IS that good. There’s a density to the sound, or maybe a wideness or warmth, that I haven’t heard in libraries before — not even in Symphobia. Just buy it. Totally worth going into debt over.”
“I’m absolutely speechless, this library is beyond my expectations. It features the BEST strings I have EVER heard!”
“Thanks you guys! My music has become much better thanks to your work and inspiration that you constantly give. This is the most incredible instruments in my opinion with widest range of possibilities. And I think, having all instruments from Spitfire is like having the one instrument devided to volumes… all of them perfectly works together.”
“Bottom line, the sound is fantastic…"
“First of all: I’m at a loss for words to describe the sensational experience that is exploring and playing Sable. I really don’t know what to say. Magnificent achievement. Seriously: this is the stringslibrary I have been dreaming about and waiting for all my musicmaking life. It is simply perfect. Thanks sooooo much to everyone at Spitfire.”
"WOW! Sounds like I invited a real players… It’s so amazing! Thanks guys."
"Cannot say how amazing that sounds…..just mind blowing."
"The best of its type I have ever heard – period. I do have a load of orchestral stuff, but this is the first library I have ever played where I can honestly visualise real players right in my little studio."

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