Posted on May 8th, 2015

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We were so proud to welcome Gary over to our HQ for a site visit yesterday. That a legend of this stature uses our wares is an honour. That he wants to come and hang out at nerd-central is something else! We consider him to be a really special friend and wish him and his compadres continued success and joy on their current tour!

Posted on May 3rd, 2015

Here’a fascinating video created for by our friends at Sound On Sound magazine featuring Jake Jackson our engineer-in-chief talking about mixing TV scores…

We’ve got some fascinating content featuring JJ coming to you soon…

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To accompany Matt’s brilliant “Kinematic” cartridge for eDNA-EARTH, the man himself has done an excellent and candid walkthrough…

Remember the is a special bundle which gives you a full version of Earth and Kinematic for the price of Earth alone! Go HERE for more info.

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

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4th EDITION – 23 March 2015

WELCOME TO OUR FREQUENT ROUNDUP OF DEMOS SUBMITTED BY THE SPITFIRE TEAM AND OTHER TALENTED COMPOSERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

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CARLES PILES has done something quite extraordinary with the BML range….

HERE’S WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT ALL THIS:

About the demo:

“The track is featuring all BML series, Percussion Redux and solo euphonium from Albion. Mostly instruments are used as they come by default (Decca tree only), very little reverb was added just to ensure consistence, slightly EQ shift around 10 KHz as a matter of personal taste, and a limiter at the end of the chain to avoid clipping and raise the initial ppp dynamic to a more audible level. Nothing else. That’s pretty much the BML sound out of the box. Strings are Mural (symphonic) and Sable (chamber) layered but not in a uniformly way, the relevance of one over the other is given by the moment and character in the piece. The combination of both string libraries results in a very flexible and powerful tool IMO.”

About Carles

Born in Valencia, Spain, Carles has been passionate about music and art since childhood. As a teenager he played keyboards and percussion in Rock bands and orchestra. At 18, after 5 years of music college, he started work as a graphic designer, swiftly gaining a reputation in CGI. In 2011 he joined Peter Jackson’s ‘Weta Digital’ digital visual effects company in New Zealand, where he has worked on many groundbreaking movies”

-The Hobbit trilogy
-The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
-The down of the Planet of the Apes
-Men of Steel
-Prometheus
-Iron Man 3
-The Adventures of Tintin (S. Spielberg)

Now, after 20 years (having re-started 3 years ago) he is rising from the ashes phoenix like as a musician, what an amazing stamp to make on the world of media composition and virtual instruments. Everyone at Spitfire wishes him the best of luck!

Carles at IMDB.
Carles’ Soundcloud Page.
Carles’ Website.
Carles’ LinkdIn Page.

TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN DEMOS PLEASE EMAIL US HERE.

Posted on March 12th, 2015

DemoZone

3rd EDITION – 12 March 2015

WELCOME TO OUR FREQUENT ROUNDUP OF DEMOS SUBMITTED BY THE SPITFIRE TEAM AND OTHER TALENTED COMPOSERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

MATT HAWKEN demos LABS instruments, our free range of VI’s that have raised over $100,000 for Unicef.

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HERE’S WHAT MATT HAS TO SAY ABOUT ALL THIS:

About me:
I’m absolutely addicted to making music. My tunes have been played on music theatre stages, in jazz clubs, on the BBC, at the Albert Hall and in a top-secret London basement at an A-lister’s birthday party. When I’m not writing my own notes, I’m orchestrating other people’s or transcribing them down. I also do the odd cello session here and there.
Website: matthawkenmusic.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/matthawken

About the demo:
This track is 100% Labs with minimal processing, using the Mandolin, Melodica, Scary Strings, Peel Guitar, Mini Harp, Kalimba, Ollie Waton Drums, Frame Drum, Soft Piano & Hammered Dulcimer. I wrote it to put the instruments through their paces and was pleasantly surprised at how well they can all sit together in a mix. I particularly enjoyed how easily the Peel Guitar comes alive with just a touch of delay and the detail in the Olly Waton drums. I discovered that the Scary Strings have a hidden cuddly side to them as well, found at the beginning of each sample before the hair-raising stuff starts to happen. And the Kalimba and Melodica are both in tune, which is miraculous.

About Spitfire Labs:
If Spitfire’s BML range is a vintage Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Labs are the home brew your mate knocked out in his garage one summer that you love because it hits you where it counts, and you can forgive the odd fly floating in it because it tastes gorgeous. Each instrument has such a strong character and they add a earthy, human, hearty tone to any track they touch. And I love the charity donation model Spitfire use to give these away. It gives you a warm fuzzy feeling even before you’ve heard the sounds!

..AND HERE’S THE REST OF THE LITTER FROM RECENT DEMO SUBMISSIONS…






TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN DEMOS PLEASE EMAIL US HERE.