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ALBION VOLUME #1

Albion 1 is a cinematic anthology that gives you everything you would need to write amazing sounding epic cinematic music. Volume 1 encompasses a symphonic sized orchestra, cinematic drums, great drama loops and an amazing organic synth.
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ALBION VOLUME #2 - LOEGRIA

Albion 2 is a cinematic anthology that gives you everything you need to write amazingly beautiful detailed and esoteric media music. Volume 2 encompasses a detailed chamber sized string section, esoteric woods and brass, new cinematic drums, quirky eccentric loops and an amazing organic synth.
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ALBION VOLUME #3 - ICENI

Albion 3 - APOCALYPTIC LOW END, consisting of the largest ever celli, bass, brass and woodwind sections for a commercial library. As with all Albions it doesn't stop there, Iceni is an athology that celebrates low end. If hybrid orchestral is your thing, mixing it up with dubstep and drum and bass, you need to put the keys into the lock of this monster!
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HZ01 - LONDON ENSEMBLES

The definitive collection of Hybrid Cinematic Widescreen percussion ensembles, produced by the man who created the idiom. Recorded by Geoff Foster at Air Studios and mixed by 4 Grammy winning composer/ producers.
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HZ02 - LOS ANGELES

Hans Zimmer presents rock aristocrat; Jason Bonham playing his enormous sounding DW Vistalite kits at legendary locations in Los Angeles, alongside more exclusive Zimmer gems.
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HZ03 - LONDON SOLOISTS

The definitive collection of Hybrid Cinematic Widescreen percussion ensembles, produced by the man who created the idiom. This volume, solo versions of many of the drums in volume 1. Recorded by Geoff Foster at Air Studios and mixed by 4 Grammy winning composer/ producers.
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MARTYN WARE N.I.C.

A true pioneer and founding member of trailblazing acts The Human League and Heaven 17 creates and produces an exclusive selection of classic analogue synth and drum sounds from his collection of rarefied electronic delights. Synths include Roland System 100, Jupiter 8 and Korg 700 with warped versions produced by award winning composers and producers.
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LEO ABRAHAMS - ENIGMA

"ENIGMA" is a collection of awe inspiring sounds and tools created exclusively by Leo in conjunction with Spitfire Audio. As composers ourselves we have been itching to get our hands on what we know will become essential DNA for future compositions and productions. Created largely on a rusty Trussart guitar plugged into Leo's infamous pedal array, with over 300 presets including weird and wonderful sounding guitars, synths, pads, atmos, phrases and over 200 loops.
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EDNA01 EARTH

A once in a lifetime collection of electronic sounds derived from the most valued collection of orchestral sample recordings on the planet... the first phase in our e.d.n.a. project, creating the next generation of sound-ware to the next generation of music & sound-smiths.
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PP012 EUPHONE

Gently stroke the finely crafted glass rods and listen in wonder as the movement resonates the tuning rods and in turn the metal and fibreglass amplifying resonators, creating a sound unlike any other. The instruments ancestry dates back to the famous Cristal Baschet, made famous by the Baschet Brothers, but this Titanium Euphone is a one of a kind modern take on a French heirloom. Commissioned by the performer and owner, award winning composer Christian Henson, who along with the Spitfire team, has deeply sampled these other worldly tones in perfect harmony with the needs of any modern music.
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PP010 RARE GROOVE E. PIANO

If rare groove is your bag, this vintage and super primitive Vox electric piano, finger bass and electro-harpsichord will be a vital addition to your funk arsenal.
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PP011 - ELECTROPHONE

A UK family favourite from the 1960's & 70's captured here in incredible if not absurd amount detail to create the definitive virtual version.
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PP009 KITCHENWARE - GLASS

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.
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GOLDFINGER - PERCUSSION

Multi instrumentalist Inder Goldfinger welcomes us into his wonderful world with this anthology of Indian percussion instruments and esoteric sounds. Recorded deeply as both multi samples, loops and grooves.
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ANDY FINDON - KIT BAG

Five beautiful exotic flutes played by a true master. Geniously curated and scripted to just "work" out of the box for instant inspriration
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KITCHENWARE - METAL

An extraordinary collection of metal kitchenware meticulously recorded with a selection of beaters to create a library of tuned percussion from another world.
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PYLONS

Finely curated, incredibly cool bleeps, squelches, drops, filter downs & squabbles, performed on rarefied vintage analogue hardware by top producers and composers. Designed to add edge to your compositions.
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GWILYM SIMCOCK - FELT PIANO

If you like the Labs "Soft Piano", you're going to love this hand-crafted German piano played with the 'Celeste' pedal engaged by a living jazz legend and Mercury Music Prize nominee.
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FRANK RICOTTI - MARIMBA

Frank Ricotti, a living legend, performs on a world class Marimba. Deep sampled with a number of beaters and playing styles to give you ultimate control and inspiration.
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FRANK RICOTTI - GLOCKENSPIEL

Frank Ricotti, a living legend, performs on a world class Glockenspiel. Deep sampled with a number of beaters and playing styles to give you ultimate control and inspiration.
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FRANK RICOTTI - CROTALES

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.
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BML SABLE - VOLUME I

The world's finest chamber strings library volume one; violins and cellos playing essential articulations. Small can be beautiful, ultra detailed and delicate. Part one of a band of 16 players (4,3,3,3).
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BML SABLE - VOLUME 2

The world's finest chamber strings library volume two; 2nd violins, violas and basses playing essential articulations. Small can be beautiful, ultra detailed and delicate. Completing (with volume 1) the must-have tools to write for a string band of 16 players (4,3,3,3).
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BML SABLE - VOLUME 3

The world's finest chamber strings library part three, playing extended articulations and additional techniques. Small can be beautiful, ultra detailed and delicate with our band of the sixteen (4,3,3,3) finest players .
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BML SABLE - VOLUME 4

Sable Volume 4 features more additional and extended techniques and articulations from our small handpicked world-class chamber band (4,3,3,3,3) playing rarefied instruments on the world's greatest sound stage via an unparalleled signal path onto 2" tape.
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BML SABLE - ENSEMBLES

At last this unique library is available as a quick compositional tool for both hands. A cherry picked selection of the greatest, most beautiful and celebrated articulations from the Sable range, tirelessly re-mixed and baked for CPU lite use. An excellent tool for "deep users" an excellent intro for those yet to try this extraordinary range. With full dynamic, vibrato and round robin control.
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BML MURAL - VOLUME 1

The new gold standard in symphonic strings. A sixty piece strings band (16,14,12,10,8) playing essential articulations. Everything you need to get started with the best symphonic strings library there is.
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BML MURAL - VOLUME 2

The second installment in the new gold standard in symphonic strings. A sixty piece strings band (16,14,12,10,8) playing fundamental articulations. Making the Mural collection a truly professional deep sampled set of Great British strings.
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BML TRUMPET CORPS - VOL #1

The jewel in BML's crown. Essential articulations for our solo trumpet & trumpet (a2) section. Everything you need to get up & running with the best trumpets, playing in the best hall, scripted for ease of use and out-of-the-box inspiration!
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BML - FLUTE CONSORT VOLUME 1

3 OF THE FINEST PLAYERS, SOLO AND A2 SAMPLED DEEPLY WITH A SELECTION OF ESSENTIAL ARTICULATIONS. RECORDED IN THE HALL AT AIR STUDIOS AS PART OF SPITFIRE'S BRITISH MODULAR RANGE, PROVIDING A NEW GOLD STANDARD FOR ORCHESTRAL AND CINEMATIC SAMPLES. INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED AND SCRIPTED FOR EASE OF USE, THESE SIMPLY PLAY TRUE REALISM LIFE AND CHARACTER "OUT OF THE BOX."
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BML REEDS - VOL 1

BML 105 - Reeds is the pinnacle of the British Modular Library project 3 x Clarinets, 3 x Oboes recorded both solo and ensemble (A2). In this volume everything you need to get up and running with simply the most beautiful, realistic, playable and inspirational clarinet and oboe library yet created.
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BML HORN SECTION VOL. 1

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.
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BML LOW BRASS

The finest assembled low-end brass players. Tuba, Solo Cimbasso, Cimbasso Ensemble and the rarified Contra Bass Trombone. Recorded at one of the greatest recording spaces in the world and curated for you by a team of award winning composers.
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BML LOW WINDS - VOL 1

The definitive article, 3 of the world's greatest players of these esoteric, rich and beautiful instruments deep sampled as per the BML ethos to provide even greater colour to your woodwind section. Featuring Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet and Bass flute.
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BML BONES - VOLUME 1

British trombones, the cream of the crop. Tenor and Bass sections assembled to create the backBONE of the new gold (or rather brass) standard in the world's finest orchestral VI library.
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SCRAPED PERCUSSION

Scraped, bowed, rubbed, brushed percussion. At last, a selection of things you’re not supposed to do with a great player, with great instruments in a great room with great microphones & a bit of imagination!
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PERCUSSION - REDUX

The greatest orchestral percussion library ever recorded. Featuring the simmering talents of Joby Burgess in the Hall at Air Studios. Buy this library and you'll never need to buy another. Alongside a huge array of big and small, timpani, bass drums and cymbals lies some of the most beautiful mallet instruments you're likely to hear.
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STEVEN DEVINE - HARPSICHORD

A truly spectacular harpsichord library performed by the London's leading technician; Steven Devine. Recorded at Air Studios and ingeniously scripted, to burst out of the "box".... Once you lay your hands on this you'll never look for another.
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GRAND CIMBALOM

No self-respecting cinematic samples library would be complete without this idiosyncratic Eastern European instrument. The large hammered Grand Cimbalom played by Greg Knowles.
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PLUCKED PIANO

One of the finest pianos in the world, in one of the finest rooms.... Abused. For our own esoteric desires. In need of a lead instrument that has no obvious providence but a natural inspiring enigmatic beauty all of it's own. The Spitfire plucked piano may be a good place to start...
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Hg2O

No self-respecting cinematic samples library would be complete without this idiosyncratic instrument. A definitive and experimental take on a cinematic water based classic played by percussion supremo Paul Clarvis. The Spitfire team take this instrument beyond it's vintage horror stereotype and discovers it's inspirational beauty when recorded in the hall at Air Studios.
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SKAILA KANGA - HARP REDUX

A truly spectacular harp library performed by the London's leading technician; Skaila Kanga. Recorded at Air Studios and ingeniously scripted, to burst out of the "box".... Once you lay your hands on this you'll never look for another.
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SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS

3 Leading star players on the London session scene lend their personalities to this essential and definitive selection of solo string samples recorded in the hall at Air Studios by award winning engineer Jake Jackson.
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ORCHESTRAL GRAND PIANO

At last a contextual piano that actually sounds like it's in the same room as your orchestra. Recorded in the Hall at Air Studios, this piano is designed to sit in with our entire orchestral range.
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Kalimba

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Brilliantly (because they often sound rubbish) recorded by Stanley Gabriel at our new purpose built silent studios in King’s Cross London. This is a professional contemporary Kalimba that (with the exception of one tine) has the rare quality (for the Kalimba) of being in tune! This was recorded damped and resonating, to get the latter articulation set simply hold down the sustain pedal.
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Mini Pan

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A small toy steel pan recorded and played with a selection of beaters by Sebastian Truman and Cicely Balston at our new purpose built silent studios in Kings Cross London. It doesn’t have the instantly identifiable sound of its larger cousin so can be used in a multitude of styles. Sounds great with delays and a big verb playing quick little phrases to punctuate and edge up prettier sound-scapes. Good poking out of our new Kitchenware range for
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Bell Tree

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Recorded by Sebastian Truman and Cicely Balston at our new purpose built silent studios in King’s Cross London. This bell tree was recorded primarily to replace Christian’s reliance on a recording of one gifted him by his brother of unknown origin (the sample, not the brother). Unlike the illicit sample CH has used for over a decade, this is a beautifully recorded instrument with two microphone perspectives (so you can produce a surround image) and a number of different articulations. These are spread across the keyboard and provide sweeps up and down of differing lengths plus a series of shimmers and tinkles. See you in another ten years for our 7.1 version!
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Tangerines

Well everyone loves a big bowl of Tangerines at Christmas.
Christian Henson has a fine collection of vintage analogue synths, including a Juno-6, JX3P, MiniMoog, SE1X, TB303, SH101, and his newly acquired MS20. In this small library Christian has created sounds suitable to recreate the magic of band Tangerine Dream. Christian’s love of this band stem from them sounding a bit like an electrified Steve Reich, and for “that” scene in Risky Business, which Christian saw for the first time at quite a poignant point in his personal development.
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Bedlam Piano

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Christian Henson lives in a building designed to house doctors and nurses who worked at the infamous St Bethlem mental hospital. AKA Bedlam. It is now the home of the London Imperial War Museum. This is Christian’s family piano, an old 1970′s upright made in London. Christian has a large family so this piano is rarely in tune. “I always wanted a nicely out of tune piano sample but most VIs fall into 3 camps, pristine and in tune, out of tune and pub piano like, and a non-pristine piano pristinely tuned! I want something that will make me sound like Nick Cave or Warren Ellis” he said. So he monitored it’s detuning progress and one day out of the blue notified the Kings Cross team that “she’s baked”. Cicely Balston and Sebastian Truman decamped to Christian’s to sample this piano for all of our pleasure!
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Fingered Dulcimer

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One of the beautiful artistic aspects of sampling is “Hyper Sampling” whereby you design an instrument that simply couldn’t be played that way but with a sound that is totally true and organic. Anyone who can give us the latin for this, we’ll have it made into a sign above the door that reads: “If you’re meant to hit it, bow it, if you’re meant to bow it hammer it, if you’re meant to hammer it pluck it, and if you’re meant to pluck it, hit it”. Our beautiful fingered dulcimer played hauntingly with pads of fingers for a magical, less geographically associated instrument.
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Toy Dulcimer

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Of unknown original, Paul discovered this tiny single-stringed (ie not arranged in pairs) Dulcimer which has to be heard to be believed, truly infectious.
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Desk Bells

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A carefully manufactured array of ceramic desk or “service!” bells. Lovingly sampled here in our new purpose built dry space at Kings Cross by Cicely Balston and Sebastian Truman. The hammer mechanisms within each bell provide for a random pleasingly primitive or school room effect.
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Hand Chimes

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Like the desk bells these also have a schoolish or primitive quality. Designed for school use they have a remarkably sonorous instrument. They imitate bell choirs where you have to flick your wrist to produce a tone, limiting each player to two notes. This VI recorded by Sam Bohn cuts down on personnel to recreate these bell choirs!
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Hand Claps

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Like with our Bell Tree range, this is a refresher set of hand claps so you can replace that tired old sample you nabbed off a CD laminated to a trade mag 8 years ago. Recorded from a number of different perspectives with different sized groups they’re deeply sampled with a number of dynamic layers up to 25 round robins and the all important finger snaps!
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Crumhorn

PLEASE DON’T ASK FOR A REFUND!! This seemed like such a good idea at the time. Half a day in the hall at Air Studios, an array of expensive microphones and technicians. Paul Thomson handed over to Christian Henson to tackle recording this and left the studio. And then…. nameless, but the best player in the country… played…. and then… came the noise. Within two notes Christian turned to Jake Jackson (Spitfire’s chief engineer) and said “this is going to be a complete fucking waste of time, but this guy’s come a hundred miles to record this, mute the desk and I’ll get the beers in”. And there we were, watching a red faced man blow into total silence what will surely be known as the best recorded worst sample library in the world.
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Ollie Waton Drums

Christian has a new live room and wanted to test it out for drums.
Spitfire welcomes showcasing the talents of the young up-and-coming Ollie Waton (www.olliewaton.com) and also Stanley Gabriel (www.stanleygabriel.com) who did such an amazing job of recording and mixing. Considering this is a freebie, it’s an amazingly versatile kit, and we think it just sounds brilliant. It has three mic positions, Close, Overheads, and Squash which as far as we wanted to go so it was easy on any system and enables users to play and program a pre-mixed kit. There’s up to 11 round robins, 4 dynamic layers on each drum. Two snares, two rim shots, snare and rimshot flams, and choke releases for the cymbals.
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Indian Banjo

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This quirky little thing is a 24 stringed autoharp style instrument but with all 24 strings tuned to the same note! You strum the exposed strings over the sound hole with one hand and depress stops arranged in a piano pattern arranged up the neck to get different notes. This is part of Christian’s personal collection of curiosities and features heavily on the horror score for “Black Death”. We have done dozens of round robins with both a finger nail and finger flesh which are switchable via the UI or the associated keyswitches. It’s great for creepy stuff but also for Thomas Newman style strumming beds.
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Frame Drum

A large dull sounding thin bodied bodhran-like drum played with fingers and thumbs recorded with loads of round robins and dynamic layers. Use the UI or associated KeySwitch to select different style of beater.
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The Colonel

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Christian’s Wurlitzer piano, bought for £200 from a friend, it’s seen some action! Recorded with a bunch of round robins, release triggers and dynamic layers and a selection of mic settings. DI, acoustic (very creepy when played on it’s own as the speakers are broken so it’s just the sound of the keys and tines) plus a couple of bonus channels. Through Christian’s amp simulator, the fantastic Fractal Audio Systems Axe FX Ultra and the jewel in CH’s kit crown, Jimi Hendrix’s guitar line mixer, complete with the original valve from that time.
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Toy Piano

£500 of spoiled posh-kids toy purchased from Chappell’s of Bond Street, recorded with dynamic layers at Air-Edel for a dry controllable sound. This instrument features heavily in the computer game score of Zubo.
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Soft Piano

This is one of Christian and Paul’s favourite private patches, having become a workhorse within many of Henson’s film scores. It is especially proud in the haunting “Triangle”. It was produced as a means of reducing Paul & Christians reliance on the immensely popular Malmsjo Grand so has been recorded at one dynamic layer (pianissmo) with the practice mute engaged. But with an additional resonance pass with the sustain pedal on.
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Dry Vibraphone

Recorded dry at Air-Edel for that controllable sound. CH finds it great to layer this against other sounds like Celestes or his Wurlitzer as you can hear HERE. By using a tremolo plug-in (the one bundled with Logic is excellent for this purpose) to imitate a trem’ motor for that traditional post-modern “lift music” sound. This is sampled diatonically at soft dynamic levels for that laid back lounge sound.
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Charango

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The Charango is a small Andean stringed instrument of the lute family, 66cm long and made with the shell of the back of the armadillo. Christian says, “This may only be a small file, but this is the big one for me. I sampled this in my studio (excuse the sound of Soho in the background), with my brother some 6 years ago. We struck upon the idea of “let’s make every note sound totally different”. The end result is what inspired me to talk to Paul about making our own sample library. I can’t believe I’m giving this one away, it’s like watching your first-born head off to college. It’s been a great friend to me, but I guess it’s time I move on”. This has been recorded chromatically with 4 dynamic layers and quite a lot of noise in the background!
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Hammered Dulcimer

Recorded especially for this Christmas give-away by CH at Air-Edel studios for that dry, controllable sound. With two dynamic levels and 5 round robins per hit, plus a pass of tremolando with release triggers and some swipes and effects. These are all available in the same patch and can be keyswitched between A0 (hits), A#0 (trem), and B0 (fx). A quick tip, when switching back from tremolando to hits the release triggers don’t trigger so the tremolando stop dead. CH recommends re hitting the key when you want the trem note to end (with a bit of practice easy to do live, or just a quick pass in your matrix editor with a pencil!).
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Iron Drum

Recorded at Air-Edel studios specifically for the labs the Iron Drum is a heavy iron drum with 6 “resonators” that feels not unlike a chunky hand drum. It has a beautiful mellow tone that’s both familiar (like a nicely tuned steel drum) whilst being difficult to place exactly (or is it a vibraphone of some sort?). We have recorded it 4 ways, with a rubber beater muted and unmuted: 5 round robins, 2 dynamic layers, and with hand strikes both muted and unmuted again recorded with 5 round robins at a single soft dynamic layer. For the hand struck articulations we have a clever left hand thumb mute function that allows for the creation of complex rhythmic patterns. The file is 168MB to download exclusively free from this site with a minimum £2 donation to Unicef. There is a PDF manual enclosed in the download with instructions on use.
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