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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!
Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
• PRISTINE INSTRUMENTS
• AN A-LIST PERFORMER
• 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 3GB OF DATA FROM 10,000S OF SAMPLES
• NUMEROUS INSTRUMENTS AND PERFORMANCES
• 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

Paul Clarvis is a pre-eminent in demand A-list percussion session player. Renowned for his inventive enthusiasm we encouraged Paul to let rip in one of the greatest rooms in the world.
Designed to compliment the extensive array of percussion libraries created by Spitfire. From the definitive "Spitfire Percussion" to the HZ range and percussion elements in the Albion range.
SPITFIRE PRESENTS THE SCRAPED (BOWED, RUBBED, & BRUSHED) PERCUSSION LIBRARY!
Spitfire’s Definitive Range endeavours to offer the world a one-stop shop for classic and esoteric instruments played by the greats. As all these instruments are recorded in situ, in the same room, they’re designed to lock together sonically whether it be some timpani from the percussion range coupled with your Sable libraries. Or indeed a more curious band made up of the HG20, a plucked piano and a harp, it is designed to sound like they’re together in the same room. We provide a series of fantastic mixing options that allow you to dry stuff up or make it more ambient should you so wish, whilst preserving the acoustic integrity and perspective of a slavishly recalled microphone set up and room configuration. The instruments are all deep sampled but designed to play easily out-of-the-box, with easy integration into larger arrangements and templates without risk of demanding too much from your system resources. Recorded by Jake Jackson at Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, on one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through an array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps, to a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine and then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters: this is an unparalleled signal chain.
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 harp. 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

We can’t believe it’s taken us this long. After our seminal “orchestral percussion” range and many “hitting” experiments with our Darwin sound banks (found in the Albion range). We’ve finally got around to bowing, rubbing, scraping and scratching!
Found herein is a definitive selection of bowable, rubbed and scraped delights to add extraordinary, other worldy textures, flavours and colours to your music. From some glorious cymbals to the teeth shattering polystyrene cup. This is a definitive range of percussion played in ways the makers never had in mind! Performed by Paul Clarvis, one of the true session greats in London. This selection is made up from his experience being asked frequently by top-end A-list film composers and artists what they would like to add that extra “edge” and contemporary sonic architecture to their scores.
Combined with the majesty of the hall at Air, that signal chain, that 2” tape, Jake Jackson’s mastery of the room and the mixes, and a beautifully programmed instrument that “just works”, we’re sure you’ll agree you’ve just laid your hands on something truly special.

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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MERCURY SYNTH
The mercury synth is the front end for all of our steam punked, sound designed and warped section of any library. It is an ingenious user interface that allows you to have instant fun without having to roll up your sleeves and go under the Kontakt hood. All of the controls are assignable to your control surface giving you the immediate ability to make our sounds your own.

PATCHES

Bicycle Wheel
- Bowed Long
- Bowed Short
- Bowed Swells
- Serrated Rod
- Strummed Spokes
Cymbal
- 5pence
- Bowed Longs
- Bowed Shorts
- Long crescendos
- Serrated Longs
- Serrated Shorts
- Stick Longs
- Stick Shorts
- Superball Longs
- Superball Shorts
Glasses 1,2,3
- Bowed Longs
- Bowed Shorts
- Scraped Longs
- Scraped Shorts
Icebell
- Longs
- Shorts
Music Stand
- Longs
- Shorts
Polystyrene Cup
- Longs
- Shorts
Saw Blade
- Crescendos
- Bowed Longs
- Bowed Shorts
- Scraped Longs
- Scraped Shorts
- Superball
Sonori
- Bowed Longs
- Bowed Shorts
- Scraped Longs
- Scraped Shorts
TamTam
- Chord Long
- Chord Short
- Dreadlock Long
- Dreadlock Short
- Drumstick Long
- Drumstick Short
- Bowed Long
- Bowed Short
- Serrated Long
- Serrated Short
- Shimmer
- Superball Long
- Superball Short
- Triangle Long
- Triangle Short
MICROPHONES
• CLOSE
• TREE
• AMBIENT
• OUTRIGGER

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:
3.0 GB in download product from 7.0 GB of WAV data from TBC samples.

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K. Gemmel - Music Tech Magazine
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D. Stewart - Sound On Sound Magazine.
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“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."
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