ALBION ONE

Epic Composer Tools

Everything you need to make epic modern music in ONE box. At its heart is a 109 piece orchestra accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section, dynamically layered loops designed by award winning music makers, an enormous steam synthesiser and many more surprises. With all new sample content for 2015 and cross-grade options for original volume 1 ’legacy’ owners.

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Overview

Giving every user an instant orchestra under their finger tips, Albion is used the world over by A-listers wanting a quick, inspiring compositional and sketching tool. It is utilised by power users who are short on time and tight on a deadline to render compelling, impact driven masters in an instant. It is used by people who are interested in breaking into the world of TV, Film, and Games music by having the best sounds available in one very affordable package. It is designed for people wanting to try their hands at orchestral music regardless of their theoretical understanding and programming chops. Finally it has found its way into the arsenal of many successful hit makers wanting to add a bit of rich British epic into their next hit. Whilst many people jump first to the orchestral content, further investigation reaps an Aladdin's cave of cinematic percussion, dynamic and engaging loops and one-off synth sounds derived from the 100+ epic orchestra!

Background

Spitfire Audio was set up in 2007 by a collective of award winning composers and producers. In 2011 they set about distilling all of the essential tools they used to make modern epic cinematic music into a single product. This was the genesis of Albion Volume 1, a tool kit that took the world by storm and earned itself many awards and plaudits.

Four years may not seem a long time, but in the fast moving world of Spitfire Audio it is an age. With over 60 products released in this period alone including 8 new strings libraries and a panoply of orchestral recordings in the shape of the epic BML series, Spitfire have gained a lot of experience! So they decided to return to the original Albion Volume 1 concept and see how it stood up. With heavy hearts Spitfire decided it was time to go back into the studio and put their beloved Albion Volume 1 out to pasture. They felt the experience gained, and the feedback garnered from thousands of users could present a product far superior to the original ‘legacy’ version, a product that would continue and deserve to be the most popular product Spitfire has ever sold.

Quite simply Spitfire wanted to make Albion better, bigger, fatter, brighter, tighter with more articulations, more sounds, more loops with more control, more features and functions.

Features

Spitfire has carefully studied what made Albion ‘Legacy’ so popular, have returned to the hall at Air Studios and have painstakingly recreated and enhanced the objectives of the original. As with Albion Volume 1 there is a a large epic orchestra at the centre, but this time the orchestra size has been enhanced to 109 players with many more articulations, control of vibrato and new features including stylised legato articulations by Andy Blaney and an awesome strings ’runs’ section. The Darwin Percussion has been carefully re-recorded with many additional sections (and a couple of old favourites). The Brunel dynamic loops section has this time been designed by Spitfire’s award winning team from new recordings made with percussion favourite Paul Clarvis and a lot of treats he uses on many A-list films including “Skyfall” and "Spectre". The Stephenson’s Steam Synth takes epic and awesome to whole new level of tweak-ability with both this and the loops presented in Spitfire's much applauded eDNA engine. There are also few exceptions of ‘special’ moments from the original ‘legacy’ Albion that they felt they couldn’t better, so they have retained those in ONE, you know who you are!

All of these sections are available to download as a single pack or in convenient sections so you can grab what you need now and come back anytime to treat yourself to the other treasures you have bought.





This large orchestra was recorded via priceless ribbon and valve mics through Neve Monserrat pre amps, the largest 88R Neve console in the world and onto pristine 2” tape before being converted with the top-of-their-class Prism AD converters at 96k. The orchestra is presented in carefully arranged sections, sometimes in unison across the entire orchestral range, sometimes in high low and middle sections. Alongside many 'work horse' long and short articulations are expertly prepared legato patches; a menu of effects and a huge selection of string runs. There are four mic positions (close, tree, outriggers & ambient) to load and mix to suit the type of music you’re writing and the scale you want to achieve. Spitfire also provides a popular “ostinatum” designer that allows you to instantly create exciting, tense or action packed rhythmic passages.





Also gathered in the hall are some of the largest drums in London from hi sticks to low taikos and toms, some recorded in sections, some solo with some awesome blockbuster style hyped percussion thrown in for good measure.





Hundreds of raw and warped loops from original recordings made on a dry stage featuring percussion heavy hitter Paul Clarvis playing a collection of unrecognisable relics. These are designed to be sculpted into your tracks with the unique crossfadable dynamic functionality with up to three dynamic layers per instrument and many of the loops designed for 8th, 16th and 12th style meters. All of these loops lock to your host tempo and can naturally follow even the most “rubato” of passages.





Spitfire has taken this new orchestral material and, using morphing experience garnered from the first 4 Albions and the applauded eDNA Earth range, has created a generous library of cinematic, widescreen and dynamic pads, drones, atmospheres, effects and tools. As these all are warped from organic material many music makers and producers find even the most ‘synth’ of presets to mix more easily with your orchestral arrangements. These are all presented in the much lauded eDNA engine which just begs to be tweaked and fiddled with.

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!

eDNA Engine

Over the last seven years Spitfire - in partnership with Blake Robinson - have been creating some of the most intuitive and ingenious scripts, simple to use GUIs and attractive front ends. A year ago, we wiped the script clean and set about creating a monster of a new script engine. This we call eDNA. Two sets of sounds can be used in conjunction with the eDNA engine to quickly, dramatically and awesomely create a new audio experience for the next generation of music makers.

Kickstart Engine

Kickstart is a Kontakt interface dedicated to percussive instruments and libraries. It allows Spitfire libraries to provide an organised collection of percussive instruments with a quick and easy way of accessing their various playing styles and techniques in a single patch.

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

Albion One Orchestra:

  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Strings
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low
Individual patches:
  • Brass High - Long Octave
  • Brass High - Long
  • Brass High - Short Octave
  • Brass High - Short
  • Brass Low - Long Nasty
  • Brass Low - Long
  • Brass Low - Short Nasty
  • Brass Low - Short
  • Brass Mid - Long
  • Brass Mid - Short
  • Strings - Long CS
  • Strings - Long Tremolo
  • Strings - Long
  • Strings - Short Col Legno
  • Strings - Short Pizzicato
  • Strings - Short Spiccato
  • Strings - Short Staccato Combo
  • Strings Low - 8ves - Long
  • Strings Low - 8ves - Short
  • Woods High - Long
  • Woods High - Short
  • Woods High Arranged - Long
  • Woods High Arranged - Short
  • Woods Low - Long
  • Woods Low - Short
Legato patches:
Individual sections:
  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Strings Full
  • Strings High
  • Strings Low
  • Strings Mid
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low
  • Brass Legato
  • Strings CS Legato
  • Strings Legato
  • Woods Legato
COG patches:
  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Strings
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low
Run patches:
  • Strings High (150bpm locked)
  • Strings High
  • Strings Low (150bpm locked)
  • Strings Low
Timemachine patches:
  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Strings
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low

Darwin Percussion Ensemble:

Legacy patches:
  • Cymbals and Gongs - Cymbals 1
  • Cymbals and Gongs - Cymbals 2
  • Cymbals and Gongs - Tams and Gongs
  • Swells
  • Darwin Percussion Ensemble
  • Easter Island
  • Hyper Toms
  • XXL Percussion

Brunel Loops:

Dev Kits:
  • Organic Brunel Loops - Spread
  • Organic Brunel Loops
  • Warped Brunel Loops - Spread
  • Warped Brunel Loops
Extreme Warped Brunels:
  • Alarm Hi Hats 2 MW - Side Chain is Compression
  • Alarm Hi Hats MW - Side Chain is Compression
  • Angrier Cyber Zils MW - All Sorts Of Fun
  • Badaass With A Mod Wheel 2 MW - V Cool Gate
  • Badaass With A Mod Wheel MW - V Cool Gate
  • Bell Taps Deeper MW - Saturation
  • Bell Taps Even Deeper MW - Gate
  • Bell Taps MW - Saturation
  • Bhangra Hi Hats 2 MW - Fun
  • Bhangra Hi Hats MW - Fun
  • Bhangra Knight Rider 2 MW - Fun
  • Bhangra Knight Rider MW - Fun
  • Busy HiHats MW - Different Hats
  • Combi Plucks MW - Side Chain is Compression
  • CombiHiHats 2 MW - Side Chain is Compression
  • CombiHiHats MW - Side Chain is Compression
  • Cool Hats 2 MW - Gates
  • Cool Hats 3 MW - Gates
  • Cool Hats MW - Gates
  • Didgereedont MW - Saturation
  • Drive On 2 MW - Smooth n Cool
  • Drive On Hi Hats 2 MW - Gates
  • Drive On Hi Hats MW - Smooth n Cool
  • Drive On MW - Much Rudeness
  • Festival Checkup MW - Fun
  • Festival Sound CHeck 2 MW - Phaser
  • Filthy Back Beats MW - More Intense
  • Frantic Hi Hats 2 MW - Side Gain
  • Glitched Hi Hats MW - Side Chain is Compression
  • Glitchy Bottom End MW - V Cool Gate
  • Insect Bells and Back Beat 2 MW - Fun
  • Insect Bells and Back Beat MW - Fun
  • Insect Bells and Hi Hats 2 MW - Fun
  • Insect Bells and Hi Hats MW - Fun
  • Marauderz MW - Everything
  • Mayhem 2 MW - Fun
  • Mayhem MW - Fun
  • More Busy HiHats 2 MW - Phaser and Smooth
  • More Busy HiHats MW - Phaser
  • More Quelchers HPF MW - V Cool Gate
  • Panic Stations 2 MW - Saturation
  • Panic Stations 3 MW - Saturation
  • Panic Stations 4 Sure MW - Saturation
  • Panic Stations MW - Saturation
  • Racing Heart Beat and Hi Hats MW - Gate
  • Ridiculous Bottom End MW - V Cool Gate
  • Saturated Bell Waves MW - More Body
  • Very Cool Squelching 2 MW - V Cool Gate
  • Very Cool Squelching 3 MW - V Cool Gate
  • Very Cool Squelching MW - V Cool Gate
Organic Brunel Loops:
  • App Dulc - Brush and Mute
  • App Dulc - Tissue and Chop
  • App Dulc - Tissue
  • Bamboo Chiff x2
  • Bamboo Chiff x3
  • Bamboo Chiff
  • Berimbau Chopsticks
  • Berimbau Double
  • Berimbau
  • Claypot
  • Comedy Boobs
  • Cone Shakers
  • Cow Crusher
  • Egg Poachers
  • Englehart
  • Ex-wifes Bones
  • Fisted Claypot
  • Flyspray Can Maracas
  • Glass Fing
  • Glass Sticks
  • Havana Maracas
  • Hub Back HH
  • Kenyan Fanta
  • Kosher Pigs
  • Milk Urn Bot
  • Milk Urn Side
  • Mini Pan
  • One Shots
  • Ostrich Egg Poachers
  • Pan Soft and Hard Beater
  • Persian Earings
  • Silver Spoons
  • Singing Bowl - Brushes
  • Singing Bowl - Fingers
  • Singing Bowl - Upside
  • Singing Bowls
  • Teabag
  • Teabags
  • Teabreak Drums
  • Trumpet Fiddle Horn x2
  • Trumpet Fiddle Horn
  • Trumpet Fiddle x2
  • Trumpet Fiddle x3
  • Trumpet Fiddle
  • X-Stand
Warped Brunel Loops:
  • Anger Cyber Zils
  • Appalachian Dub Bass
  • Backrub Beat
  • Badass Marauderz
  • Beez
  • Bell Waves
  • Biting Temple Bells
  • Circuit Bent BBeat
  • Circuit Bent
  • Combi Mix 1
  • Combi Mix 2
  • Combi Mix 3
  • Combi Mix 4
  • Combi Mix 5
  • Combi Mix 6
  • Combi Mix 7
  • Cyber Legno
  • Cyber Zills
  • Daygobodayoh
  • Deep Appalachian Bass
  • Drive On
  • Electric Angels
  • Electro Scythe
  • Evil Pluck
  • Filteregg
  • Glass Bubbles
  • Hellz Bellz
  • Kagool Zip and Plastic Tube
  • Marauderz
  • Mean Rusty Bubbles
  • Moody HHs
  • Nostromo Bells
  • Oscillating Bells
  • Rusty Tambos
  • Scratchalachian
  • Shortwave Shaker
  • Squelcherz
  • Squelchy Filth
  • The Angry Conversation
  • The Conversation
  • Tuba and Scratch DJ
  • Underwater Chase
  • Wiki Dub
  • Zing Zongs

Stephenson's Steam Band:

Dev Kits:
  • Hyper Orchestra Dev Kit (10MB Load In)
  • Stephenson Dev Kit (151MB Load)
Epic Adventures:
  • 8000 Piece Choir Hold Down MW - Stammer
  • Awesome Pad 2 MW - Amazing Stutter Gate
  • Awesome Pad 3 MW - Amazing Stutter Gate
  • Awesome Pad MW - Amazing Stutter Gate
  • Enormo Glass 2 MW - Stammer
  • Enormo Glass MW - Bottom
  • Enormo House Pad MW - mStammer and 8ve
  • Hard Attack House Pad MW - Gate and 8ve
  • Immense Hold Down 2 MW - Filter
  • Immense Hold Down MW - Gate
  • Lush Slow Pad 2 MW - Bright Growl
  • Lush Slow Pad MW - Flare
  • Noise to Gate Ratio MW - Gate and Filter
  • Observing Aliens 2 MW - Harmonic Series
  • Observing Aliens MW - Stammer
  • Ocean Waves MW - Gate and Bright
  • Sky Cathedrals 2 MW - Stops and Gates
  • Sky Cathedrals MW - Stops and Gates
  • SlowWind MW - Sheen
  • Very Slow Pad MW - Pendulum
Epic Atonal Adventures:
  • 9000 Piece Choir Hold Down MW - Stammer
  • Approaching Comet MW - W Noise
  • Distant Mayhem 2 MW - Fizz
  • Distant Mayhem 3 MW - Fizz
  • Distant Mayhem MW - Fizz
  • Diving Rockets MW - Kardash Plumper
  • Enormous Cruising Space Ship MW - Bright
  • Fire Truck In A Black Hole MW - Stammer
  • Gating Furnace MW - Gate
  • Hell Trumpets MW - Bright
  • Hold Down and Listen MW - Anal Plumper
  • Lowest Cluster Ever MW - More Arse
  • Miners Choir MW - Stammer and 8ve
  • North Sea 2 MW - Perspective
  • North Sea 3 MW - Perspective
  • North Sea MW - Perspective
  • Panic At The Boarding School
  • Plague Pits 2 MW - Perspective
  • Plague Pits 3 MW - Perspective
  • Plague Pits MW - Perspective
  • Sustained Brass Cluster MW - Fizz
  • The Very End Of Days MW - Panic
  • Trumpet Panic
  • Trumpets Cluster MW - Bright
  • Trumpets Into Choir MW - Bright
  • Trumpets Upward Resolution MW - Bright
  • Whitechapel From Space MW - Arse
Hybrid Orchestra:
  • Beauty Strings MW - Straight Gate
  • Big Strings MW - Biggerer
  • Chugging Wind MW - Smooths
  • Filtered String Waves 2 MW - Simple Gate
  • Filtered String Waves MW - Simple Gate
  • Filtered Wind Waves MW - Simple Gate
  • Low Brass Smacker MW - Stutter
  • Low Brass Stabs MW - Stutter
  • Low Brass Stabs Shorter Decay MW - Stutter
  • Low Pizz Stabs MW - Shorter Decay
  • Low Pizz Stabs MW - Stutter
  • Low String Stabs MW - Stutter
  • Low String Stabs Shorter Decay MW - Stutter
  • Low WW Stabs MW - Stutter
  • Low WW Stabs Shorter Decay MW - Stutter
  • Mega Low Brass MW - Brighter Bite
  • String Hits MW - Smooths
Steam Drones:
  • After The Apocalypse Drone MW - Fractals
  • Another Low Cluster
  • Cathedral 2 MW - Tuning
  • Cathedral MW - Tuning and Patina
  • Classic Stephensons 2 MW - Gate
  • Classic Stepphensons MW - Gate
  • Clusterruner MW - Bright
  • Drone and Mayhem MW - Anal Plumper
  • Drone Of The Universe MW - Bright
  • Eternal Furnace 2 MW - Arse
  • Eternal Furnace MW - Arse
  • Fanfare MW - 8ve
  • Lowest Drone Ever MW - More Arse
  • Miners Choir 1 Sustained MW - 8ve
  • Miners Choir 2 Sustained MW - 8ve
  • Organic Drone MW - 8ve
  • Phasing Octadrones MW - Anger
  • Super Low and Cluster MW - Rectalquivveriser
  • Sustain Left Melody Right MW - More Bells
  • The 2nd Widest Low Cluster MW - Flarnge
  • The 3rd Widest Low Cluster MW - Flarnge
  • The Biggest Drone
  • The Widest Drone MW - Kardarse Plumper
  • The Widest Low Cluster MW - Flarnge
Steam Pads:
  • Alumarium MW - Nasty and Still
  • Big Mid EQ MW - Patina
  • Big Organ Waves - Subtle Gate
  • Bright and Middy MW - Brightness
  • Celestion MW - Stumble
  • Celestion 2 MW - 8ve and Patina
  • Celestion 3 MW - Epic and Patina
  • Celestion and Noise Gate MW - Gate and Filter
  • Classic Steam MW - Bright
  • Crotalium MW - Tuning and Patina
  • Dark and Simple 2 MW - Shash
  • Dark Intrigue
  • Dark Organ
  • Dark Waves
  • Distant Bell Makers
  • Distant Contact 2
  • Distant Contact 3 MW - Metal Pulse
  • Distant Contact MW - Interferance
  • Epic Mellow MW - Gate
  • Epic to Epicer MW - Biggerer
  • Fat and Dark MW - Stutter Shimmer
  • Glockeria MW - Stammer and Bright
  • Hollow Waves
  • In Space 2 MW - Subtle Patina
  • In Space 3 MW - V Subtle Patina
  • In Space Again 2 MW - More Mystery
  • In Space Again MW - Mild Confusion
  • In Space MW - Generator
  • In Your Face MW - Closer
  • Initial Contact MW - Stammer
  • Insidious Interest
  • Intimate Inspection
  • Intimate Mellow Organ
  • Intimate Space Harmonium
  • Marshy Pad 2 MW - Gate
  • Marshy Pad MW - Shash and Gate
  • Marshy Pad MW - Shash
  • Mellow and Simple MW - Patterned Clarinet
  • Mid EQ Pad MW - Patina and Shash
  • Mild Distant Steam
  • Morph Pad MW - Everything
  • Murky
  • Nightmare Organ MW - Top Layer
  • Regal Mud
  • Round Pad 2 MW - Lense Flare
  • Round Pad MW - Very Top End
  • Shifting Moon Sand MW - Small Stutter
  • Shruti MW - Trem
  • Simple and Big MW - Body
  • Simple Pad
  • Simple Widescreen Pad
  • Slightly Marauding Organ MW - Patina
  • Smooth Organ MW - Trem
  • Steam Clarinets MW - Bright
  • Subliminal Enquiry
  • Up Close and Loopy MW - Bright and Interest
  • V Dark Pitch Shift Pad MW - Stammer
  • V Dark to Metal MW - Metal
  • Waves Of Intrigue
  • Winter Dawn MW - Bright and Gate
Steam Plucks:
  • Alumarium Plucks MW - Nasty and Still
  • Cool Organ Pluck MW - Trem
  • Epic Sonar Pluck MW - Tuning
  • Fat Glass Plucks MW - Super Bright
  • Fat Pluck MW - Ocean
  • Glass Plucks MW - Perspective
  • Marimbarium 2 MW - Pad vs Pluck
  • Marimbarium MW - Organ Orch
  • Metal Plucker MW - Tuning
  • Noise Hit MW - Perspective
  • Plucked Clarinet MW - Trem and Shash
  • Space Steel 2 MW - Gate
  • The Visitor MW - Stammer and Bright
  • Toy Synth MW - Trem

The Albion Legacy:

COG patches:
  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Piano
  • String High
  • String Low
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low
Individual patches:
  • Brass High - FX 1
  • Brass High - FX 2
  • Brass High - Short
  • Brass Low - FX 1
  • Brass Low - FX 2
  • Brass Low - Short
  • Brass Mid - Short
  • Piano - FX Cluster
  • Piano - FX Misc
  • Piano - Short (Mute)
  • Piano - Short (Ring)
  • Piano - Short
  • Strings High - FX 1
  • Strings High - FX 2
  • Strings High - FX 3
  • Strings High - Long CS Octave
  • Strings High - Long Octave
  • Strings High - Ostinatum (Short)
  • Strings High - Ostinatum (Spic)
  • Strings High - Short Octave
  • Strings Low - FX 1
  • Strings Low - FX 2
  • Strings Low - Long
  • Strings Low - Ostinatum (Brush)
  • Strings Low - Ostinatum (Spic)
  • Strings Low - Short
  • Woods High - FX 1
  • Woods High - FX 2
  • Woods High - FX 3 (Runs)
  • Woods High - Short (Alt)
  • Woods High - Short
  • Woods Low - FX 1
  • Woods Low - FX 2
  • Woods Low - Short
Timemachine patches:
  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Piano
  • String High
  • String Low
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low
  • Brass High
  • Brass Low
  • Brass Mid
  • Piano
  • String High
  • String Low
  • Woods High
  • Woods Low

Mics & Mixes

Mics:

  • C(lose)
  • T(ree)
  • A(mbient)
  • O(utrigger)