Following the success of their bespoke, by invitation only Strings, Brass and Woods library, and the critically acclaimed commercially available Percussion module, Paul Thomson and Christian Henson decided to collaborate with legendary harpist Skaila Kanga on the next addition to Spitfire’s commercial range.
A truly spectacular orchestral Harp module.
Recorded at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, one of the greatest scoring stages in the world and showcasing the extraordinary talent of legendary harpist Skaila Kanga, Spitfire Harp is a new benchmark in expressiveness and sound for commercially available orchestral instruments. The delicate sound blossoms beautifully in the Hall, and the loudest layers ring the walls of Lyndhurst with urgency. As with all of our modules, this is designed specifically for the media composer and we hope it will be a valued tool for music makers to use for generations to come.
The main patch contains the following articulations at up to 4 dynamics and 8 RR:
Normale – normal playing
Près de la table – near the soundboard
Flageolet – harmonics
With, for each of these:
Sons étouffés – damped (sus ped up)
Laissez vibrer – let ring (sus ped down)
Then we also have:
Bisbigliando – unmeasured trem
...and of course
Glissandi – sweeps
These are playable in every key, in the following scales: major, minor harmonic, minor melodic, pentatonic, diminished, whole tone. We have recorded full sweeps up and down, fast and slow, and split the harp into four registers, also fast and slow, up and down, and then recorded a swirly gliss, up and down.
All instruments have the ability to mix and/or mute mic positions from the front panel: Close mics, Decca tree and Ambient outriggers. Route the spots into your centre channel, the tree in L&R and the ambients in Ls & Rs, and you also have a perfect 5.0 perc instrument. Or simply keep in stereo and mix according to taste. All controls can be fully automated.
4 Round Robins per 4 Dynamic Layers, Size: 6.22GB ncw (Kontakt lossless compression) from, 13.51 GB wav (48k 24bit). REQUIRES A FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT 4 OR 5 TO RUN...
i5, or i7 Quad or 8 Core machine with 8 Gig or above memory.Vista 64 or Windows 7. However, it will work with SP2, Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4GHz 1Gig RAM.
Mac-Pro Intel Based Dual, Quad, 8 Core or above with 8 Gig or above memory. Mac OS 10.6.1 (Snow Leopard). However, we have made the module work satisfactorily on a Mac Mini 2.4 GHz and a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.