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Albion Colossus

A new dawn for epic scoring

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  • A new dawn for epic scoring

    A new era in blockbuster scoring is upon us. Our most epic library yet, this gargantuan, all-in-one toolkit pushes contrast, dynamism and intensity to eleven — elevating your scores to breathtaking new heights.

    Action films are nothing without suspense. This feat of musical engineering offers every element needed to seamlessly transport your scores from quiet suspense and tension, through to the most dramatic and epic of soundworlds — featuring two complete orchestras, chamber and symphonic, heavy chugging guitars, a diverse, hard-hitting set of percussion and drum kits, and epic, widescreen synths — expertly crafted for ultra-modern scoring. Discover all-new features including Scale, Depth and Hype – expressive controls to help you build intensity and push sounds even further.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    2 Orchestras — Chamber and Symphony

    11 Sections

    150 Techniques

    New Scale, Depth and Hype Features

    Listen to Albion Colossus

    I need sounds to inspire and to drive creativity, Colossus does that and more! I love the Hype and Depth faders, game-changing!

    Pinar Toprak

    Captain Marvel, The Lost City, Fortnite

    Not For The Pure Of Heart

    Build calm

    Explore close and small ensembles, flautando chamber strings, tense dark synths, and brooding guitars.

    Create the storm

    Feel the force of a full symphonic orchestra, hard-hitting percussion, epic synths and six guitars re-amped through six stacks in a concert hall.

    Need more rage?

    Go to eleven with the new Hype function: epic production levels added to each sound pushing your intensity to new exciting heights.

    Colossus trailer cut
    Colossus Auditorium And Hall
    The Hype brings in a lot of rawness and grit — adds some real edge & a lot of punch.” William Hunt, composer

    01

    Heavy guitars

    Crafted brooding guitar tones, re-amped in a concert hall. Perfect for backing up the orchestra whilst also holding their own in heavier scoring moments.

    Colossus Hall

    Colossus Percussion and microphones
    02


    Percussion & drums

    Create impact with an ultra-modern and diverse selection of percussion from the traditional orchestra, tuned and untuned, to junkyard smashing and heavy-hitting acoustic and synth drum kits.

    03

    Doom synths

    Masterminded synths that move from clean to dirty, from light to dark. Discover subversive drones, powerful shorts, doom-like basses and much more, created in collaboration with sound artist Snakes of Russia.

    Colossus Synths - Minimoog and Roland SH-101
    Colossus trailer cut - heist explosion

    Breaking the formula in this Albion, the Colossus plugin allows us to add much more dynamism to this sample library than previous instalments - delivering four dimensions of control, rather than the usual two.

    Accompanying the standard dynamics (volume) and expression (timbre) faders are the brand new Hype, Scale and Depth controls. With these unique features, you now have more dynamic and intensity control than ever before: simple to use and incredibly effective.

    Colossus GUI

    Hype icon

    Hype

    Enhancing each preset differently, adding a selection of professional production knowledge to your sounds, push from loud to louder.

    Scale icon

    Scale

    Expand the size of your ensemble seamlessly — from chamber to symphony!

    Depth icon

    Depth

    Move from an extreme close signal to a far and ambient mix in one movement.

    Colossus eDNA and Evolutions GUIs

    Gui Evolutions

    Evolutions

    An array of hand-crafted evolving textures generated from our acoustic content accessible in our EVO Engine. With 10 string, 4 brass, 4 woodwinds, 8 granular evolutions the possibilities are endlessly inspiring.

    Gui Edna

    eDNA

    Our fully featured sound design engine stocked with a curated selection of sounds from the library. Each one reprocessed to bring you an entirely new palette to explore. Providing 995 techniques and enhanced by 5 distorting, carnage-provoking warps, take your compositions to the next level.

    eDNA GUI icon

    Eco-Load feature

    Eco-Load allows the selected technique(s) to be loaded to RAM, offloading all other techniques to save on system resources.

    Albion Colossus is insane. It’s a going to be a go-to writing tool, that’s for sure!

    Andy Gray

    The Bourne Identity

    Music Contracting by "Clockwork Studios"

    Recording Studio "Glasgow Royal Concert Hall"


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    All 6 volumes

    Discover the wonderful world of Albion — all in one collection

    What's included

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    New eDNA content

    Providing 995 techniques and enhanced by 5 distorting, carnage-provoking warps, take your compositions to the next level.

    The Evo Grid Mode

    With 10 string, 4 brass, 4 woodwinds, 8 granular evolutions the possibilities are endlessly inspiring. 


    Albion Colossus - Individual Techniques

    Combinations
    • Anthology*
    • Low Strings
    • High Strings
    • Brass
    • French Horns
    • Woodwinds
    • Flutes
    • Piccolos
    • Percussion
    • Acoustic Drum Kit
    • Electric Guitars
    • Drum Machines
    • Synthesisers

    *A selection of techniques from across the library to demonstrate the sonic possibilities of Albion Colossus.


    Features

    • Hype - Enhancing each preset differently, adding a selection of professional production knowledge to your sounds, from tape saturation, depth to distortion widening - push from loud to louder.
    • Scale - Expand the size of your band, from chamber to symphony. Recorded in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Chamber was captured in the New Auditorium, the Symphony was captured in the Main Concert Hall. Both captured using the same gear and players.
    • Depth - Mixes which move from super close signal, perfect for manipulation, to two more tree-based mixes, to a super wide and ambient mix.


    Low Strings

    • Chamber 0-0-0-4-3
    • Symphony 0-0-0-12-10
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo
    Additional Longs 
    • Flautando
    • Sul Tasto
    • Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    Additional Shorts
    • Pizzicato
    • Bartok Pizzicato
    • Col Legno
    • Jetē


    High Strings

    • Chamber (8-6-4-0-0)
    • Symphony (16-14-12-0-0)
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo
    Additional Longs 
    • Flautando
    • Sul Tasto
    • Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    Additional Shorts
    • Pizzicato
    • Bartok Pizzicato
    • Col Legno
    • Jetē


    Brass

    • Chamber (1x Tuba, 2x Euphonium)
    • Symphony (6x Trombone, 2x Bass Trombone, 1x CB Trombone, 2x Tuba, 3x Cimbasso)
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Staccatissimo
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo


    Horns

    • Chamber (3x French Horns)
    • Symphony (8x French Horns)
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Staccatissimo
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo


    Woodwinds

    • Chamber (1x Oboe, 1x Bass Clarinet, 1x CB Clarinet, 1x ContraBassoon)
    • Symphony (3x Oboe, 2x Bass Clarinet, 2x CB Clarinet, 1x ContraBassoon, 1x Tenor Sax, 1x ContraBass Sax)
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Staccatissimo
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo


    Flutes

    • Chamber (1x Flute, 1x Alto Flute, 1x Bass Flute)
    • Symphony (6x Flute, 3x Alto Flute, 1x Bass Flute)
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Staccatissimo
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo


    Piccolos

    • Chamber (2x Piccolos)
    • Symphony (3x Piccolos)
    Longs
    • Long
    • Legato
    Shorts
    • Staccatissimo
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    Hairpins
    • Hairpin Short
    • Hairpin Medium
    • Hairpin Long
    • Crescendo


    Percussion

    • Concert
    • Chamber (x2 Players)
    • Symphony (x3 Players)
    Concert Kit
    • Gran Casa
    • Toms Large
    • Toms Small
    • Snares Large
    • Snares Piccolo
    • Tam Tam
    • Piatti Cymbals
    Timpani
    • Timpani Large
    • Timpani Small
    Traditional
    • Traditional Kit
    • Taikos
    Junkyard
    • Junkyard Kit
    Tuned
    • Crotales
    • Glockenspiel
    • Vibraphone Staccato
    • Vibraphone


    Drum

    • Acoustic Drumkit
    • Scale alters the drum mix and processing to add a greater sense of space with added saturation.
    Drumkit
    • Kick
    • Snare
    • Snare Side Stick
    • Snare Ruff
    • Tom 1
    • Tom 2
    • Floor Tom
    • Hi-Hats Closed
    • Hi-Hats Semi-Closed
    • Hi-Hats Open
    • Hi-Hat Pedal
    • Crash 1
    • Crash 2
    • Crash 3
    • Crash 1 Choke
    • Crash 2 Choke
    • Crash 3 Choke
    • China Choke
    • Splash Choke
    • Stack 1
    • Stack 2
    • Splash
    • China
    • Ride
    • Ride Bell
    • Hi Hat Chokes
    • Stick Count-In)


    Altered Drumkits

    • Designed by Snakes Of Russia. 
    • Scale cross-fades between pure synthesis with subtle processing (“Chamber”) to aggressive hard-hitting sound design (“Symphony”).
    • Basement Kit
    • Destroy Kit
    • Final Kit
    • Future Hybrid Kit
    • Fuzz Room Kit
    • Granular Glass Kit
    • Granular Metals Kit
    • Shadow Kit
    • Spacewerk Kit
    • Wrath Kit


    Guitars

    • “Chamber” 3x amps in New Auditorium
    • “Symphony” 6x amps in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
    Longs
    • Long
    • Long Harmonic
    Shorts
    • Staccatissimo
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    FX
    • Marcato Bend
    • Dive Bombs
    • Dead Notes


    Synths

    • Designed by Snakes Of Russia. 
    • Scale cross-fades between pure synthesis with subtle processing (“Chamber”) to aggressive hard-hitting sound design (“Symphony”).


    Bass
    • Bald Teeth
    • Bass For Cutie
    • Black Panels
    • Cages
    • Creeper Bass
    • Diggers
    • The Rogue
    Drones
    • Dust Deluxe
    • Glass Whispers
    • Summon
    • Yesferatu
    Keys
    • Cave Plucks
    • Echo Plucks
    • Little Fangs
    • Red Lines
    • Spin Plucks
    • Trash Talk
    • Trick Bones
    • Unsteady
    • Wraith
    Leads
    • Brut Brass
    • Crest Fallen
    • Dwade
    • Dynadirt
    • Half Moon
    • Kill Room
    • Neck Razor
    • On Lions
    • Skin Crawler
    Pads
    • Barrow Sun
    • Casual Cloaks
    • Danger Beach
    • Desolation
    • Dirty Chips
    • Rue Morgue
    • Spectre
    • Tethered
    • The Gate
    • Vaultbane
    • Zzyxz


    Testimonials

    Albion Colossus packs tons of high quality samples in a minimal user-friendly portal, there's a lot of sonic possibilities for intimate and emotionally expressive music. I can see it becoming one of my go-to libraries for various musical solutions.

    Gustavo Santaolalla Composer, The Last Of Us

    Albion Colossus is insane. It’s a going to be a go-to writing tool, that’s for sure!

    Andy Gray The Bourne Identity

    I need sounds to inspire and to drive creativity, Colossus does that and more! I love the Hype and Depth faders, game-changing!

    Pinar Toprak Captain Marvel, The Lost City, Fortnite

    Spitfire Audio continue to deliver in a way few other companies can. Albion Colossus is already in my work flow and taking the roof off. Spectacular and essential.

    Kieran Scragg (Fort Nowhere) Trailer Composer, The Crown S3,4 & 5, The Witcher S2, Death on the Nile.

    My favourite feature is the Hype parameter. Finally I have those low strings and concert bass drum with size. Awesome. Many sounds have already found a permanent place on my sound palette. The slider between chamber and orchestral is pure genius, it makes the instrument so expressive. The mic slider makes mic ambience a breeze. I love this kind of flexibility. Very well designed.

    Mark Korven The Witch, The Lighthouse, The Black Phone

    FAQs

    Why do I need this product?

    Albion Colossus is not just our first Albion hosted in our dedicated plugin, it’s also the biggest and boldest one by far. An Orchestral library that breaks up the rule book, barges past the conventions and redefines what an Action library really should sound like. It is not only MASSIVE and LOUD but also ARTICULATE and AGILE.

    Spitfire Audio’s most epic library yet, this gargantuan, all-in-one toolkit pushes contrast, dynamism and intensity to eleven — elevating your scores to breathtaking new heights. Action films are nothing without suspense. This feat of musical engineering offers every element needed to seamlessly transport your scores from quiet suspense and tension, through to the most dramatic and epic of soundworlds — with two complete orchestras, Chamber and Symphonic, heavy chugging guitars, a diverse, hard-hitting set of percussion and drum kits, and epic, widescreen synths — expertly crafted for ultra-modern scoring. Discover all-new features including Scale, Depth and Hype – expressive controls to help you build intensity and push sounds even further.


    What products does this work well with?

    This library is brilliant as a standalone library as it features both small and large orchestras, which is perfect for anyone starting out. But it will also propel libraries like Albion ONE and Albion NEO thanks to the new features like Hype, pushing the sounds further. 

    Pair with libraries like the Hans Zimmer range and Eric Whitacre Choir for the ultimate orchestra. 

    We also think Polaris would be a great addition to Albion Colossus, with opportunities to really place around with the acoustic/orchestral sounds. 

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    ~148GB download size

    Albion Colossus sounds great with…