Igneous Electric Cello

Artisan Electric Cello

Centred around a sophisticated virtual instrument recorded at 3 dynamic layers and 3 bowing positions with a host of "artisan" articulations, and many additional techniques, Spitfire believe they have encapsulated the very soul that is the searing talent of Electric Cellist, Peter Gregson. With a whole host of experimental techniques pumped through the most extraordinary signal paths, we feel the 7 month adventure that is Igenous is the perfect introduction into the inspiring, fiery and searing world of the electrified cello.

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Overview

Centred around a sophisticated virtual instrument recorded at 3 dynamic layers and 3 bowing positions with a host of "artisan" articulations, and many additional techniques, Spitfire believe they have encapsulated the very soul that is the searing talent of Electric Cellist, Peter Gregson. With a whole host of experimental techniques pumped through the most extraordinary signal paths, we feel the 7 month adventure that is Igneous is the perfect introduction into the inspiring, fiery and searing world of the electrified cello.

Background

Gregson is a cellist and composer "working at the forefront of the new music scene" (The New Yorker) Recently, he has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Joby Talbot, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, Martin Suckling, Milton Mermikides, Howard Goodall, John Metcalfe, Scott Walker, and Sally Beamish; he also collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab. He also fits into the Spitfire ethos of being a technologist at the front line of media composition by having recently completed scoring his first feature film, 'A Little Chaos', directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet, Helen McCrory, Matthias Schoenaerts and Stanley Tucci.

Features

Adopting techniques we learned and perfected with the hugely successful "Andy Findon - Kit Bag" and the idea of making a concept album without making any of the music. Just the building blocks, the DNA with Leo's "Enigma". And our first venture with the inventive smouldering and youthful chaps at Pixel Studios, who have created some truly inspiring signal paths for you to play with, Spitfire are proud to present one of the most extraordinary projects we've embarked on to-date.

Centred around a sophisticated virtual instrument recorded at 3 dynamic layers and 3 bowing positions with a host of "artisan" loops, and additional techniques, Spitfire believe they have encapsulated the very soul that is Peter. And with a whole host of experimental techniques, we feel the 7 month adventure that is Igenous is the perfect introduction into the inspiring, fiery and searing world of the electrified cello.

GUIs

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.

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.

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-tonguing effects!

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

Instruments:

  • Performance
  • Performance Lite
  • Phrases and techniques
  • Various articulations
Individual patches:
  • Aleotoric - Detuned Strings
  • Aleotoric - Finger Noise
  • Aleotoric - Tree Falling
  • FX - Slide down
  • FX - Slide up
  • Long Artisan
  • Long Col Legno
  • Long Harmonic
  • Long Tremolo
  • Long
  • Phrases - Bowed 5ths
  • Phrases - Bowed Major
  • Phrases - Bowed Minor
  • Phrases - Loops - Accented 16ths - Fourths
  • Phrases - Loops - Accented 16ths - Pizz Major
  • Phrases - Loops - Accented 16ths - Pizz Minor
  • Phrases - Loops - Pizz Jumps
  • Phrases - Loops - Triplet Jumps
  • Phrases - Loops - Wave Bows
  • Phrases - Plucked 5ths
  • Phrases - Plucked Major
  • Phrases - Plucked Minor
  • Short - Col Legno
  • Short - Pizzicato Bell
  • Short - Pizzicato
  • Short - Spiccato
  • Techniques - Harmonic Trill
  • Techniques - Helicopter Bowing
  • Techniques - Long Flutter Bow

Mics & Mixes

Mics:

  • Close
  • Room
  • DI