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Albion Legacy

The Original

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    The Original

    Out of the box composer tools created for film scoring — a collection of orchestral ensembles featuring strings, brass, woodwind and percussion as well as loops, synths and atmospheres, all captured at AIR Studios, Lyndhurst Hall. This classic Spitfire library is full of character, providing users a cinematic orchestral palette for composers to sketch large, epic‑sounding, Hollywood‑style film scores.

    Captured in 2011, this sample library was Spitfire’s maiden Albion product, which kick started the whole range of Albions, a selection of all-in-one products of cinematic inspiration. More from the Albions range.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    All-in-one orchestra

    4 mic signals

    Kontakt Player

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    FX Section

    …if you need a palette of powerful orchestral ensembles which will inspire your writing, galvanise your scores and generally add class, sheen, size, power and depth to your orchestral armoury, the library delivers in spades.

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    Lone violinist performing with sheet music

    The ‘cinematic’ sound of big, booming drums and scary, low-pitched rumbles and crashes, preferably recorded in a highly reverberant hall acoustic… this type of explosive, earth-shaking racket is amply covered in Albion.

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    Legacy overview panel

    The overview panel

    This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

    Legacy general controls panel

    General controls panel

    This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

    Legacy Ostinatum

    The Ostinatum

    In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant Ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.

    What's included

    The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions

    Cog patches

    • Brass Ensemble
    • Brass Hi
    • Brass Lo
    • Brass Mid
    • Piano
    • String Ensemble
    • String Hi
    • String Lo
    • Woodwind Ensemble
    • Woodwind Hi
    • Woodwind Lo

    Ensemble patches

    • Brass Ensemble
    • String Ensemble
    • Woodwind Ensemble

    Individual patches

    • Brass Ensemble - Long
    • Brass Ensemble - Short
    • Brass Hi - FX 1
    • Brass Hi - FX 2
    • Brass Hi - Legato
    • Brass Hi - Long
    • Brass Hi - Short
    • Brass Lo - FX 1
    • Brass Lo - FX 2
    • Brass Lo - Legato
    • Brass Lo - Long
    • Brass Lo - Short
    • Brass Mid - Legato
    • Brass Mid - Long
    • Brass Mid - Short
    • Piano - FX Cluster
    • Piano - FX Misc
    • Piano - Short (Mute)
    • Piano - Short (Ring)
    • Piano - Short
    • String Ensemble - Long CS
    • String Ensemble - Long
    • String Ensemble - Pizzicato
    • String Ensemble - Short
    • String Hi - FX 1
    • String Hi - FX 2
    • String Hi - FX 3
    • String Hi - Legato (Octave)
    • String Hi - Legato CS
    • String Hi - Legato
    • String Hi - Long (Octave)
    • String Hi - Long CS (Octave)
    • String Hi - Long CS
    • String Hi - Long
    • String Hi - Ostinatum (Short)
    • String Hi - Ostinatum (Spic)
    • String Hi - Pizzicato
    • String Hi - Short (Octave)
    • String Hi - Short
    • String Lo - FX 1
    • String Lo - FX 2
    • String Lo - Legato
    • String Lo - Long (Octave)
    • String Lo - Long CS (Octave)
    • String Lo - Long CS
    • String Lo - Long
    • String Lo - Ostinatum (Brush)
    • String Lo - Ostinatum (Spic)
    • String Lo - Pizzicato
    • String Lo - Short (Octave)
    • String Lo - Short
    • Woodwind Ensemble - Long
    • Woodwind Ensemble - Short
    • Woodwind Hi - FX 1
    • Woodwind Hi - FX 2
    • Woodwind Hi - FX 3 (Runs)
    • Woodwind Hi - Legato
    • Woodwind Hi - Long (Alt)
    • Woodwind Hi - Long
    • Woodwind Hi - Short (Alt)
    • Woodwind Hi - Short
    • Woodwind Lo - FX 1
    • Woodwind Lo - FX 2
    • Woodwind Lo - Legato
    • Woodwind Lo - Long
    • Woodwind Lo - Short

    Overlay patches

    • Brass Hi - BML Horns Overlay
    • Brass Lo - BML Bones Overlay
    • Brass Lo - BML Horns Overlay
    • Brass Lo - BML Low Brass Tuba Overlay
    • Brass Mid - Albion II Overlay
    • Brass Mid - BML Bones Overlay
    • Brass Mid - BML Horns Overlay
    • String Hi - Albion II Overlay
    • String Hi - Mural Overlay
    • String Hi - Sable Violas Overlay
    • String Hi - Sable Violins Overlay
    • String Hi - Solo Strings Overlay
    • String Lo - Albion II Overlay
    • String Lo - Albion III Cello Overlay
    • String Lo - Albion III Overlay
    • String Lo - Mural Overlay
    • String Lo - Sable Basses Overlay
    • String Lo - Sable Celli Overlay
    • String Lo - Solo Strings Overlay
    • Woodwind Hi - BML Flute Overlay
    • Woodwind Lo - Albion III Overlay

    Time Machine patches

    • Brass Ensemble
    • Brass Hi
    • Brass Lo
    • Brass Mid
    • Piano
    • String Ensemble
    • String Hi
    • String Lo
    • Woodwind Ensemble
    • Woodwind Hi
    • Woodwind Lo
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/Brass Hi
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/Brass Lo
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/Brass Mid
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/Piano
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/String Hi
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/String Lo
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/Woodwind Hi
    • The Albion Orchestra - Albion Sessions/Woodwind Lo

    Brunel Loops

    • Bamboo Chiffs MWdyn 4th 8th
    • Bamboo Chiffs MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Brunel Loops/Bamboo Chiffs MWdyn 4th 8th
    • Bamboo Sticks MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Big Bottle MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • Big Bottle MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • BrandyGlass MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • BrandyGlass MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • CardBoardBox MWdyn 8th 12th 16th
    • Dulcimer 8ths
    • Dulcimer 12ths & 16ths
    • Frame Drum 8ths
    • Frame Drum 12ths & 16ths
    • Gope MWdyn
    • Guitar Octet MWdyn 4th 8th
    • Guitar Octet MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Indian Banjo 8ths
    • Indian Banjo 12ths & 16ths
    • IronDrum MWdyn
    • Kalimba 8ths
    • Kalimba 12ths & 16ths
    • LargeWineGlass MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • LargeWineGlass MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Mandys MWdyn 4th 8th
    • Mandys MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • MetalStool MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • MetalStool MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Mini Harp 8ths
    • Mini Harp 12ths & 16ths
    • Mini Pan 8ths
    • Mini Pan 12ths & 16ths
    • MiniPan MWdyn
    • Pumpkin String MWdyn 4th 8th
    • Pumpkin String MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • SingingBowls MWdyn
    • SingleString MWdyn 4th 8th
    • SingleString MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Small Bottle MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • Small Bottle MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Sticks MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • Sticks MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • ThighSlaps MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • ThighSlaps MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Trumpet Fiddle Horn MWdyn 12ths & 16ths
    • Trumpet Fiddle Horn MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • Trumpet Fiddle MWdyn 4th 8ths
    • Trumpet Fiddle MWdyn multiple 8ths
    • X-Stand MWdyn 4th 8th 12th


    Darwin Percussion Ensemble

    Individual patches

    • Cymbals & Gongs - Cymbals 1
    • Cymbals & Gongs - Cymbals 2
    • Cymbals & Gongs - Tams & Gongs
    • Easter Island Hits 1 - Easter Island Hits
    • Metal Shop 1 - Metal Shop
    • Percussion Hits - All
    • Percussion Hits - Hi hits
    • Percussion Hits - Hi Stick hits
    • Percussion Hits - Low hits
    • Percussion Hits - Mid hits
    • Percussion Hits - Sub hits
    • Swells - All Swells
    • Swells - High Swells
    • Swells - Low Swells
    • Swells - Mid Swells

    Darwin Percussion Ensemble

    • Cymbals & Gongs
    • Easter Island Hits 1
    • Metal Shop 1
    • Percussion Hits
    • Swells


    Stephenson's Steam Band

    Steam Pads

    • Coalface Brass Band (Long) MW
    • Coalface Brass Band (Short) MW
    • Coalface Pizzicato MW
    • Coalface Strings (Long) MW
    • Coalface Strings (Short) MW
    • Coalface Woodwinds (Short) MW
    • Coalface Woodwinds 1 MW
    • Coalface Woodwinds 2 MW
    • Colliery SteamPad 1 MW
    • Colliery SteamPad 2 MW
    • Grand Pianola MW
    • Ropeworks Plucked MW
    • Ropeworks SteamPad 1 MW
    • Ropeworks SteamPad 2 MW
    • Stephenson's Celestion MW
    • Stephenson's Marimbarium MW
    • Stephenson's SteamBand (Long) MW
    • Stephenson's SteamBand (Short) MW
    • Stephenson's Universe MW
    • Woodland Coalface Pad MW
    • Woodland Pad 1 MW
    • Woodland Pad 2 MW

    Steam Drones

    • Admiralty Brass - Day
    • Admiralty Brass - Night
    • Cavern Driller - Stabilised
    • Cavern Driller
    • Descending Machines
    • Distant Steam Machine
    • Flying Steam Machines
    • Hell Brass 1 MW
    • Hell Brass 2 MW
    • Steam Plane Squadron
    • Trumpet Attack
    • Turner Choir
    • Universe Coalface Drone MW

    Steam Atmos

    • Angel Jet Plane
    • Ascending Steam City
    • Choir Orchestra
    • Distant Organ Choir
    • Ghost Ship Yard
    • Insect Organs
    • Steam Screamers
    • String Attack
    • String FlyBy
    • Trumpet FlyBy
    • Trumpet Orchestra
    • Whitechapel From Above

    Steam Ostinati

    • Albion Fanfare MW
    • Boiler Blast MW
    • Cathedral MW
    • Flute Choir (maj) MW
    • Flute Choir (min) MW
    • Miner's Choir MW
    • North Sea MW
    • Plague Pits MW
    • Ropeworks Ostinato MW
    • Steam Orchestra Ostinato MW

    Steam Redux

    • Bowed At Bletchley MW = bitz
    • Bowed Cross Talk
    • Deep Dock
    • Drowned Brass
    • Eb Impolite Bass
    • Ebowed Rusty Hamster Cage MW = Bitz
    • Electrical Experiment
    • Failing The Young
    • Fly A Kite To Outer Space MW = Phase
    • Low Fidelity Chamber Band
    • Mudlarks
    • My Celestion Broke
    • Poor Communication
    • Pulsing Invention MW = Ethereal
    • Roadside Organ Early Morning
    • St Paul's Celebration
    • Steamed Baritone Wind Band
    • Strung Choir 1
    • Strung Choir 2 Detuned Ambients
    • Strung Pulse
    • Syon Butterfly Enclosure MW = bitz
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Victorian Sewer
    • Water Chimes
    • Wheel Organ Late Evening
    • Xtra Bass Generator

    Videos

    Testimonials

    9/10 Value Award. 9/10 Performance Award.

    Computer Music

    Having spent three years creating a bespoke private orchestra sample library shared by a handful of A list film composers, the original Albion was designed to allow composers to realise the orchestral sound of huge blockbuster movies in their compositions - but quickly and easily. We made a few innovations including recording to tape - and used a huge collection of outboard gear to warp the sound of the orchestra into the “Stephenson’s Steam Band” - and then along with the huge sounding percussion section and versatile small rhythmic loops, we thought this had ‘everything you need to create an epic blockbuster score in one package!

    Paul Thomson Founder of Spitfire Audio

    FAQs

    Is this a new library?

    This library was discontinued and is now back by popular demand.

     

    Is there any new material compared to when it was previously sold?

    No, this is the same library.

     

    As this is a legacy library, is it compatible with a modern DAW?

    Yes, this will work with current DAWs, please refer to the specifications section for further details.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 11, 12 or 13 

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

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

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

    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

    28.3 GB download size

    56.6 GB space required to install

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    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher required

    Albion Legacy sounds great with…