So, what do we have in store for Notebook #104?
We have collaborated with Eric Whitacre to create a competition of epic proportions. Watch Eric introduce the competition, and download the assets below to take part!
We’re also celebrating an amazing year we have had with the relaunch of LABS, we revisit some of the incredible content we have created, and look back on our #labscollabs projects where 13 Reasons Why composer ESKMO and commercial composer Keith Kenniff (Helios) collaborated with our community to finish their compositions.
It is a real pleasure to see how much you are enjoying our free LABS libraries, and we look forward to sharing more with you in 2019.
From all of us at Spitfire Audio, we wish you a Happy New Year!
Eric Whitacre wants to hear your music! Download our LABS Choir library and choose from any (or up to all five) of the videos provided by the Space Telescope Scientist Institute. Open these in a DAW of your choice and create a soundtrack, using only the LABS Choir library. Then simply upload the scored video to your social channels using the hashtag #labschoir.
Eric Whitacre and his team, as well as us here at Spitfire, will be on the hunt to find our favourite pieces. The five lucky compositions to be chosen by Eric shall receive the full Eric Whitacre Choir library and signed vinyl. Good luck!
Download the video assets you need here.
Download the Spitfire Audio app here.
Download LABS Choir here and open it in a DAW of your choice.
Create your piece using our LABS Choir library only and compose to any (or all five!) of the videos provided.
Want to use additional effects? You can! Just make a note of how you altered the sound and what you used. But make sure that you ONLY use LABS Choir.
Share your track with us and Eric Whitacre by uploading the scored video(s) to your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube using #labschoir by Sunday 13th January 2019 at 23:59 GMT.
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HAMU is a London-based composer and producer who explores the boundaries of ambient and modern-classical music. Working with Spitfire Audio to help develop some of the best sample libraries in the world has taught him to view every sound as the beginning of a story. HAMU writes to convey stories and to represent moments in time. The result is music that is at once intimate and widescreen, taking inspiration from artists such as Goldmund,
Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Gregson, combining delicate piano melodies, lush synths and sweeping strings.
HAMU’s debut single Touch Canopus was released on Waterway Records, and was selected by Nils Frahm for his Piano day playlist.
won support across a number of ambient radio programmes, including Stephen McCauley’s Soundscapes on Radio Ulster, and the RTÉ show An Taobh Tuathail, and also won editorial support at Deezer, where it was selected for their flagship “Nu Classical” playlist. With a new single set for release in January, next year will see HAMU building on a very exciting 2018.
Follow HAMU here.
We were very lucky to collaborate with Keith Kenniff and ESKMO this year for two #labscollabs projects. We released their minimal compositions and asked our community to complete the tracks using only our LABS libraries. You can check out the final pieces below!
Lookout for new #labscollabs projects in 2019.
In this very special mini-doc, we ventured down to Brighton, U.K. to visit Clark at his home studio, where we were given an intimate insight into what excites him and inspires his music. We see how he uses the piano, and how the sound drives his ideas. Clark also shows us how he used the cello to score Channel 4 series Kiri, directed by Euros Lyn.
Listen to Clark’s soundtracks here:
We captured a very special interview and performance with artist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger & composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, at our Spitfire Audio event in New York. In this interview, Miguel reveals his journey as a music maker, and the many artists he’s worked with along the way. The list is an extensive one!
Listen to Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s music here: