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FRANK RICOTTI - CROTALES

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Frank Ricotti, a living legend, performs on a world class set of Crotales. Deep sampled with a number of beaters and playing styles to give you ultimate control and inspiration.
Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
• ONE OF THE FINEST PLAYERS IN LONDON
• PRISTINE TOP END INSTRUMENT
• PERFORMING WITH LIFE AND CHARACTER
• RECORDED IN DRY, ACOUSTICALLY SOUND SPACE
• PRODUCED BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSERS
• VIA THE FINEST VALVE AND RIBBON MICS
• VIA NEVE PRE-AMPS
• INTO CRANESONG A/D CONVERTERS
• 96K 24BIT DIGITAL.
• OVER 3GB OF DATA FROM 1000S OF SAMPLES
• NUMEROUS ROUND ROBINS & DYNAMIC LAYERS
• NUMEROUS BEATERS AND PLAYING STYLES
• ARTICULATIONS CURATED BY COMPOSERS
• NUMEROUS MIXABLE MIC PERSPECTIVES
• INTUITIVE FRONT END GUI
• 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

    To match the stunning and much talked about tuned percussion found in our full Orchestral Percussion range. At last a dry version suitable for all applications played by a true master.
    SPITFIRE PRESENTS FRANK RICOTTI - CROTALES
    Crotales are small bronze disks, almost thick cymbals arranged in a piano keyboard style layout to produce chromatic pitches. They are one of the brightest tuned percussion instruments and similar to a piccolo, will cut through even the biggest orchestral dirges. With the producer range however we like to introduce music makers of all persuasions to try instruments they may never have heard of. So alongside the bright and brash elements of this library you can also find moments of magical beauty. A great instrument that can create the feeling of a bright celeste coupled with a triangle but with none of the pre-conceived ideas of either of those instruments, ie Celeste = Harry Potter.
    Again engineered by Toby Warren at Air-Edel Studios, a classic and pristinely maintained vintage studio in London's west-end, Spitfire has recorded a pristinely maintained set of world-class Crotales sampled deeply, with a number of beaters, techniques (including a bowed patch which is going to get tongues wagging!) and from a number of perspectives.
    Spitfire is a collective of award winning composers and technologists. We don't just record and build samples we go further than that. We produce with great pride every single note, ushering the best out of the musician and curate each product with a set of articulations, sounds and performances that we know will give you the definitive take of this wonderful anthology. We engage our specialists not only as performers, but as technical advisers to give us a consensus based on experience of what most composers want out of them, what DEFINES the instrument.

    FEATURES

    Part of the Producer Portfolio which answers repeated requests for drier sounding more manipulatable samples, for more non-orchestral material, and for libraries that are affordable to all. Recorded by the Spitfire team in a number of smaller but excellent London studios, including the new Spitfire HQ in King’s Cross and their old favourite, the classic vintage studio Air-Edel in Marylebone. With a useful selection of classic/ vintage, modern, broad and room microphones, the Producer Portfolio features the talents of legendary musicians, producers, composers and programmers. With Spitfire’s existing orchestral and definitive ranges, we’re very proud of the “impression” that the hall at Air studios gives, but it’s not right for every application. With this new range, we have recorded in smaller spaces, close, mid range and room perspectives with carefully positioned, fine, ‘A class’ mics and pres to give you the raw materials you need to make these sounds your own.

    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.

    General Controls GUI Image
    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.

    PATCHES

    ESSENTIAL ARTICULATIONS
    -- Hits - Metal, Plastic and Felt beaters
    -- Hits Damped - Metal and Plastic beaters
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    -- Rolls Metal, Plastic and Rubber beaters
    -- Bowed
    MICROPHONES INCLUDE
    CLOSE
    CLOSE RIBBON
    OVERHEAD
    ROOM PERSPECTIVE
    ESOTERIC

    Specifications

    Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
    MAC:
    Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
    PC:
    Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
    FOOTPRINT:
    3.0 GB in download product from 6.1 GB of WAV data from TBC samples.

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