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An extraordinary anthology of a set of tuned wine glasses performed using a number of techniques by percussion supremo Paul Clarvis alongside an esoteric collection of domestic glass and ceramic kitchenware meticulously recorded using a selection of beaters and methods to create a library of tuned percussion from another world.
GLASSWEAR contents

• PROFESSIONAL TUNED WINE GLASS ARRAY
• ESOTERIC "DOMESTIC" ARRAY
• LITERALLY WET & DRY VERSIONS
• PERFORMED WITH LIFE AND CHARACTER
• NUMEROUS TECHNIQUES, HIT AND BOWED
• RECORDED IN DRY, ACOUSTICALLY SOUND SPACES
• PRODUCED BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSERS
• VIA THE FINEST VALVE AND RIBBON MICS
• VIA NEVE PRE-AMPS
• INTO CRANESONG A/D CONVERTERS
GLASSWEAR techniques

• 4GB+ OF DATA FROM 1000s OF SAMPLES
• NUMEROUS ROUND ROBINS & DYNAMIC LAYERS
• NUMEROUS SELECTABLE BEATERS
• 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

A selection of sounds that give you the effect of well worn mallet instruments but without their associated stereotypes. Not quite glockenspiels, not quite celestes, not quite bowed vibraphones. This library will add an enticing magic to your music.
SPITFIRE PRESENTS THE SECOND OUTING IN IT'S KITCHENWARE RANGE!
Inspired by legends, Steve Reich, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno and the score for 'Solaris' by Cliff Martinez. Many moons ago, Christian Henson along with his brother Joe developed, in his own noisy flat in Soho, a private library of tapped, struck and flicked kitchenware. This became a go-to resource for Christian in times of trouble and creative dry patches. It became so admired by colleagues and fellow composers that Christian (who had by this point started working with Paul Thomson), decided to record a commercial version in a central London location; as the original samples contained too much of the background bucolic atmosphere of soho for modern broader tastes! But Paul, Joe and Christian decided this was too good to give away and.... regrettably (even though having announced it's imminent release in a very early iteration of this website) sat on it like three greedy sample Gollums. They feature heavily in a number of film and TV shows, most notably in Henson's score for The Secret Of Moonacre.
Experience has since shown that the best way to develop samples is to share. Corners aren't cut, and broader applications are considered. So Paul, Christian and the Spitfire team, freshly unpacked in their new Kings Cross location with ultra quiet, dry but acoustically sound recording spaces went back to the drawing board and developed a new Kitchenware range, deeply sampled with a selection of beaters and mic perspectives.
To accompany and flatter our amazing selection of Metalware released in 2013 we’re proud to bring you this volume of 4.1 GB compressed data from over 10.7 GB in WAV format. This library contains over 12,000 samples, with up to 3 dynamic layers and 5 round robins per instrument, including a variety of easily switchable beaters and techniques, including finger nail flicks and slaps.
Arranged in three sections, this library features a set of chromatically tuned glasses played by supremo Paul Clarvis in a number of different ways, different hits, flicks, bows and rubs. The second section features a selection of 17 different domestic pieces of glass and enamel-ware played and struck in 5 different ways. The third is the same lineup up played with water in to give it a drifting and dreamy quality. The whole library is recorded with a selection of top quality mics and perspectives.
Kitchenware - Glass, is handsomely packaged, and meticulously scripted with Spitfire's easy to use, out-of-the-box interface, which includes Albion's very own Ostinatum rhythm computer.
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 range 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.

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THE OVERVIEW PANEL
Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.

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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
CLARVIS WINE GLASS ARRAY
- Tuned wine glasses
- Hand
- Nail
- Pinched
- Short Bow
- Long Bow
- Short finger/rim
- Long finger/rim
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DOMESTIC ARRAY
- Goblet
- Alsace
- Brandy
- Facecooler
- Sherry
- Small Fishbowl
- Stemless Wineglass
- Cafetiere 8 cup
- Cafetiere 12 cup, Tumbler
- Wine Standard
- Wine Toka
- Cordial
- Ceramic
- Enamelled Mug
- Ceramic Mug
- 5 beaters/ techniques
- 2 takes of each sample literally wet & dry.
MICROPHONES INCLUDING:
Close
Close Ribbon
Overhead
Room Perspective

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:
4.1 GB in download product from 10.7 GB of WAV data from 12082 samples.

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Review Quotes

“I would say that Kitchenware Glass is probably my favorite of all the Spitfire products because of it’s such a bold, well constructed offering that extends the tonal palette of my library massively in such a subtle way”
- Richard Henley-Davis - The Economic Voice
“You will never need another glass kitchenware library again in your life, it has been perfected in it’s first attempt.”
- Richard Henley-Davis - The Economic Voice

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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