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The greatest orchestral percussion library ever recorded. Featuring the simmering talents of Joby Burgess in the Hall at Air Studios. Buy this library and you'll never need to buy another. Alongside a huge array of big and small, timpani, bass drums and cymbals lies some of the most beautiful mallet instruments you're likely to hear.
This library is a free "Kontakt Player" Library and requires NO FURTHER PURCHASES to operate to its full potential.
• AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PLAYER
• THE FINEST INSTRUMENTS
• PERFORMING WITH LIFE AND CHARACTER
• RECORDED AWARD WINNING JAKE JACKSON
• IN THE HALL AT “AIR STUDIOS”
• POSITIONED “IN SITU” - SPACIAL DEPTH
• 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 30GB OF DATA FROM 10,000S OF SAMPLES
• NUMEROUS ROUND ROBINS & DYNAMIC LAYERS
• 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.
This library is a free "Kontakt Player" Library and requires NO FURTHER PURCHASES to operate to its full potential.

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BACKGROUND

In what is one of Spitfire's greatest endeavours to date Spitfire is proud to present the definitive ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION anthology.
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.
Recorded at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, one of the greatest scoring stages in the world and showcasing the searing talents of percussionist prodigy Joby Burgess. Spitfire Percussion is a genre defining bench mark, offering ultimate playability, reality, with the impact but also clarity of the hall, and a controllability and depth not to be found anywhere else in a library of this type. As with all of our modules, this is designed specifically for the media composer and we hope it will be a tool for music makers to use for generations to come.
This is simply vast array of instruments stretching over 160 patches, grouped across, Drums Hi, Drums Lo, Mallets Metal (which includes the Harry Potter celeste!), Mallets Wood, Timpani, Toys, Unpitched Metal (including some awesome cinematic anvils and a selection of amazing trash) and Unpitched Wood. However we haven’t bored you with hundreds of different beater types, we have built – we believe – the definitive Marimba patch, alongside the vibraphone, and xylophone, and a definitive timpani featuring a multi stick dynamic & pitch range that gives a powerful but controllable sound as the percussionist would play it on the scoring stage.
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 perfromances that we know will give you the definitive take of this wonderful set of instruments. 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

All instruments are deeply sampled with up to 8 round robins per dynamic and up to 8 dynamics per note.
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 library. Or simply keep in stereo and mix according to taste. All controls can be fully automated.
We are confident that once you buy this, you will never buy another orchestral percussion library.
The library is presented with numerous microphone positions which you can not only mix and blend to fit the application you’re working on, but also automate for dramatic shifts in focus and depth. They're also fully output assignable for surround and 5.1 use. As mentioned before the definitive range is designed to fit in with Spitfire's entire orchestral canon, including Albion, BML and some of the Signature Range as if they're in the same room together!

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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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 tounging effects!

PATCHES

DRUMS HIGH
• Bongos
• Bongo Hits
• Bongos Rolls MW
• Bongo Swells
• Congas
• Conga Rolls MW
• Conga Swells
• Conga1 Hits
• Conga2 Hits
• Rototoms
• Rototoms Hits Reversed
• Rototoms Hits
• Rototoms Swells Reversed
• Rototoms Swells
• Snare 1
• Snare1 Hits off
• Snare1 Hits
• Snare1 Rolls MW
• Snare1 Swells Off
• Snare1 Swells
• Snare 1
• Snare2 Hits off
• Snare2 Hits
• Snare2 Rolls MW
• Snare2 Swells Off
• Snare2 Swells
• Snare 3
• Snare3 Hits
• Snares All
• Timbales
• Timbale Hits
• Timbale Swells
DRUMS LO
• Bass Drum
• BD All
• BD Hits Muted
• BD Hits
• BD Rolls HS MW
• BD Rolls MW
• BD Rub fx
• BD rute
• BD Swells
• Ensemble Toms Hits
• Field Drum
• Field Drum Hoits Off
• Field Drum Hits
• Field Drum Rolls
• Field Drum Swells Off
• Field Drum Swells
• Gong Drum
• Gong Drum Drags and Drags Wood
• Gong Drum FX
• Gong Drum Hits
• Gong Drum Swells and Swells Wood
• Toms
• Toms Hits Reversed
• Tom Hits
• Tom Swells f
• Tom Swells mf
MALLETS METAL
• Celeste Tight
• Celeste
• Crotales
• Desk Bells
• Glock Hits
• Tubular Bells
• Vibes Hits
• Vibes Sus Hits Motor Mod
• Vibes Sus Hits RT version with Motor Mod
• Vibes Sus Hits RT version
• Vibes Sus Hits
MALLETS – WOOD
• Marimba Hits
• Xylo Hits
TIMPANI
• Timp Rolls
• Timp Hits Muted
• Timp Hits
• Timps Swells f MW
• Timp Swells mf
TOYS
• aa Toys All Split 1
• aa Toys all Split 2
• Agogo Hits
• Cabasa Hits
• Castanets
• Cowbell Hits
• Gankogui Hits
• Guiro Hits Zips
• Jawbone Hits
• Ratchet Hits
• Shakers
• Ship Bells
• Sleighbells Hits Roll
• Tamborines
• Tamb1 and 2 Swells
• Tamb 1 Hits
• Tamb 1 Rolls
• Tamb 2 Hits
• Toys All
UNPITCHED METAL
• Anvils
• Anvil Hits
• Mini Anvil Hits
• Cyms All
• Cym Hi
• Cym Hi FX Scrapes Bows
• Cym Hi Hits Brush RR
• Cym Hi Hits HS Choked
• Cym Hi Hits HS
• Cym Hi Hits MLT Choked
• Cym Hi Hits MLT
• Cym Hi Rolls MW
• Cym Hi Swell f
• Cym Hi Swell HS f
• Cym Hi Swell HS mf
• Cym Hi Swell mf
• Cym Lo
• Cym Lo Fx Bowed
• Cym Lo FX Scrapes
• Cym Lo Hits Brush
• Cym Lo Hits HS Choked
• Cym Lo Hits HS
• Cym Lo Hits Mlt Choked
• Cym Lo Hits Mlt
• Cym Lo Rolls MW
• Cym Lo Swell f
• Cym Lo Swell mf
• Cym Med
• Cym Med Hits HS choked
• Cym Med Hits HS
• Cym Med Hits Mlt choked
• Cym Med Hits Mlt
• Cym Med Rolls MW
• Cym Med Swells f
• Cym Med Swells HS f
• Cym Med Swells HS mf
• Cym Med Swells mf
• Mark Tree
• Mark Tree Sweeps Lo Mid Hi
• Piatti
• Piatti FX Scrapes Sizzles
• Piatti Hits Chokes
• Piatti Hits
• Rain sheet
• Rain Sheet Bowed
• Rain Sheet Hits Choked
• Rain Sheet Hits Swells
• Rain Sheet Hits
• Rain Sheet Rolls
• Rain Sheet Superball
• Rivet Cym
• Rivet Cym Hits
• Rivet Cym Rolls MW
• Rivet Cym Swells
• Tam Tam
• Tam Tam FX Scrapes
• Tam Tam FX Superball
• Tam Tam Hits Choked
• Tam Tam Hits
• Tam Tam Rolls
• Tam Tam Swells f
• Tam Tam Swells mf
• Wind Gong
• Wind Gong Bowed
• Wind Gong Hits
• Wind Gong Swells
• Trash Metals
• Brake Drum 1 Hits Metal
• Brake Drum 1 Hits Plastic
• Brake Drum 2 Hits Metal
• Brake Drum 2 Hits Plastic
• Pan Hits Metal
• Pan Hits Plastic
• Scaf Pole 1 Hits Metal
• Scaf Pole 1 Hits Plastic
• Scaf Pole 2 Hits Metal
• Scaf Pole 2 Hits Plastic
• Spring Coil Hits Metal
• Spring Coil Hits Metalund
• TrashCan Hits End
• TrashCan Hits Side
UN-PITCHED – WOOD
• Claves
• Claves All
• Temple Blocks
• Temple Blocks All
• Temple Blocks Soft Stick
• Woodblocks
• WoodBlocks HS All
• Woodblocks Rubs All
MICROPHONES
• CLOSE
• TREE
• AMBIENT
• OUTRIGGER

Specifications

This library is a free "Kontakt Player" Library and requires NO FURTHER PURCHASES to operate to its full potential.
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:
64.0 GB in download product from 26.0 GB of WAV data from TBC samples.

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Review Quotes

"Experienced samplists on the lookout for a first class orchestral percussion library need look no further."
David Stewart - Sound On Sound Magazine
"Spitfire's claim that this is the only percussion library you'll need isn't as far-fetched as it sounds."
Future Music
"Though not quite ready to lay down my life in support of a magazine review, I have to say that Spitfire Percussion's Marimba is to die for..."
David Stewart - Sound On Sound Magazine
"The Celeste is a real treat, as it's the actual instrument used on the Harry Potter soundtracks, we defy you not to reach for John Williams' notes when you load it. "
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Links to reviews

Sound On Sound 5 Page Review · Future Music 4.5/5 Review

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