PP025 Evo Grid 4

Unique Evolving Woodwinds

The next chapter in the Evo Grid series, some of the most instantly gratifying sounds we've had the pleasure of making. This volume features an eclectic collection of woodwinds evolutions designed by Ben Foskett to bring a very special edge to your music.

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Overview

Following on from the success of Spitfire's original Evo Grid 1, and the stunning Evo Grid 2 and the ultra exclusive 'Symphonic Evolutions', it was time to let the blowers have a go! Returning to the ultra dry but warm vintage surroundings of Air Edel Studios, Spitfire Audio, in conjunction with Ben Foskett, set about doing things with woodwinds that you would never expect. To create a product that oozes originality, inspiration and a critical edge for your future compositions!

The newly initiated Evos are hyperlong articulations that change, sometimes subtly and sometimes radically, over time before looping. We organise these on a grid so you can plot which evolution or 'Evo' sits on which key range. In this day and age, composers are often asked to engage the listener by doing very little, we're asked to rarely change a note, to do nothing, but 'really sort a scene out'! Evo Grid is our means of providing composers with a solution to this conundrum!

Background

Evo Grid 4 employs some of the UK's finest, most progressive and avant garde woodwind players performing beautifully orchestrated long notes that evolve into simple increases in intensity and expression to sounds from another world. Spitfire used two subtly different line ups of players to give you a nuanced selection of sounds, some more reedy, some more flutey than others. Contributing to a final number of 48 evos across 12 pitch regions.

Whilst playing the material orchestrated by Ben Foskett, we couldn't stop ourselves from creating an additional 5 grids of awesome, warped, saturated and totally transformed versions of each and every Evo. Including some specially "tweaked" versions of the Evos that feature key moments of each recorded looped reversed and repeated for engaging and subtle longs with just a hint of patina.

Features

Featuring 48 Evos spread over 12 pitch ranges we have calculated the number of different possibilities as verging on infinite, so be careful to save one you like when using the many randomisation options provided.

The two bands that went to create Evo 4 were made up of:

Band A:

FLUTE (3)
ALTO FLUTE (1)
BASS FLUTE (1)
CONTRA BASS FLUTE (1)
Bb CLARINET (3)
Bb BASS CLARINET (3)

Band B:

OBOE (3)
COR ANGLAIS (2)
Bb CLARINET (2)
Bb BASS CLARINET (1)
BARITONE SAX (1)
BASSOON (3)

We have specially curated these extraordinary Evos into a number of spring-out-of-the-box patches. These demonstrate not only the tense and extreme elements of the library but also the curiously engaging 'episodic' evos... From simple "tutti" patches containing all 288 Evos spread evenly across your keyboard to diagonal patterns, specially curated peg patterns and a feature for you to randomly create peg patterns from the near infinite number of possible configurations. With a number of FX accessible from the front panel this is a tool designed for producers, composers, sound designers and editors needing spellbinding, award winning material from the minute your finger hits the keyboard.

Whilst playing the material orchestrated by Ben Foskett, we couldn't stop ourselves from creating an additional 5 grids of awesome warped, saturated and totally transformed versions of each and every Evo.

GUIs

The Evo Grid

Based on the EMS VCS3 synth, this extraordinary and unique interface allows for instant gratification, customisation. With 1 or 2 clicks you will be armed with something totally unique and inspiring. Scroll the Evo Grid to discover and activate all 48 Evos. Pan and tweak each Evo for perfect blending punch in or out 3 useful modulators and effects, mix your mic positions all from the front panel.

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.

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

Curated Presets:

  • 1-12 Step Down Diagonal
  • 1-12 Step Up Diagonal
  • 13-24 Step Down Diagonal
  • 13-24 Step Up Diagonal
  • 25-36 Step Down Diagonal
  • 25-36 Step Up Diagonal
  • 37-48 Step Down Diagonal
  • 37-48 Step Up Diagonal
  • a - Evo Woods 004

Individual evolutions:

  • 01 Woods - Light - Into Molto Vib
  • 02 Woods - Light - Into Flutter Tongue
  • 03 Woods - Light - Normale into Pulsing
  • 04 Woods - Light - Into Double Tongue Shudders
  • 05 Woods - Light - Into Trem Shudders
  • 06 Woods - Light - Trem Shudders into Forte
  • 07 Woods - Light - Building Residual Tone
  • 08 Woods - Light - Into Trill (Minor)
  • 09 Woods - Light - Into Trill (Major)
  • 10 Woods - Light - Semitone Cells with Episodic Overtones
  • 11 Woods - Pitch - Into Semitone Cells
  • 12 Woods - Pitch - Into Tone Cells
  • 13 Woods - Pitch - Into Dissonant Pulse
  • 14 Woods - Pitch - Into Multiphonics
  • 15 Woods - Pitch - Into Episodic Overtones
  • 16 Woods - Pitch - Soft Flutter into Overtones
  • 17 Woods - Pitch - Into Episodic Overtones
  • 18 Woods - Pitch - Building Semitone Trill
  • 19 Woods - Pitch - Multiphonics with Molto Vib Pedal
  • 20 Woods - Pitch - Double Tongue Shudders with Dissonant Pulse
  • 21 Woods - Pitch - Episodic DIssonant Overtone Pulse
  • 22 Woods - Pitch - Flutter into Multiphonic Overtones
  • 23 Woods - Pitch - Tone Cell Episodic Overtones
  • 24 Woods - Pitch - Residual Tone With Dissonant Pulse
  • 25 Reeds - Light - Into Molto Vib
  • 26 Reeds - Light - Into Flutter Tongue
  • 27 Reeds - Light - Normale into Pulsing
  • 28 Reeds - Light - Into Double Tongue Shudders
  • 29 Reeds - Light - Into Trem Shudders
  • 30 Reeds - Light - Into Trem Bursts
  • 31 Reeds - Light - Into Trill (Minor)
  • 32 Reeds - Light - Into Trill (Major)
  • 33 Reeds - Pitch - Into Semitone Cells
  • 34 Reeds - Pitch - Into Tone Cells
  • 35 Reeds - Pitch - Into Dissonant Pulse
  • 36 Reeds - Pitch - Into Bending Down
  • 37 Reeds - Pitch - Into Multiphonics
  • 38 Reeds - Pitch - Into Trill Shudders
  • 39 Reeds - Pitch - Into Episodic Overtones
  • 40 Reeds - Pitch - Into Singing Same Pitch
  • 41 Reeds - Pitch - Into Random Note Bursts
  • 42 Reeds - Pitch - Into Trem and Trills
  • 43 Reeds - Pitch - Into Semitone Chatters
  • 44 Reeds - Pitch - Into Random Evolution
  • 45 Reeds - Pitch - Episodic Overtone Pulsing
  • 46 Reeds - Pitch - Singing Pitch Trem Bursts
  • 47 Reeds - Pitch - Flutter Tongue with Bends
  • 48 Reeds - Pitch - Molto Vib Multiphonics

Mics & Mixes

Mics:

  • C - 48 Evos orchestrated by Ben Foskett
  • Tweaked - These 48 evos cleverly glitch tweaked by Christian Henson
  • Ambient - Completely transformed material from another world
  • Completely Warped - Yes, 48 WW evos totally Horlicksed!!
  • Warp X - Special warp version from the award winning Spitfire team.
  • Warp XXX - As above but more!