Lea Bertucci — Acoustic Shadows

Atmospheric & expansive sound design textures

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  • Atmospheric & expansive sound design textures

    A palette of epic sound design textures, made in collaboration with experimental New York-based composer, Lea Bertucci. The library is made up of brass and percussion instruments performing a selection of extended techniques, transformed by the extraordinary recording space in which they were captured — a cavernous industrial fridge, with stunningly reverberant acoustics.

    From deep, ominous textural beds to eerie swells and thunderous hits, organic elements are complemented by evolving granular-based pads, made from the recorded material. These instantly playable cinematic sounds will add momentum, suspense and tension to your trailer music and compositions. Available in our dedicated plug-in, Acoustic Shadows is released in conjunction with the composer’s LP of the same name, out now on SA Recordings.

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    Our dedicated plugin



    44 presets

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to Lea Bertucci — Acoustic Shadows

    My fascination lies in the relationship between music, architecture and the human sensorium — the way sound behaves in space.

    Lea Bertucci

    Lea Bertucci conducting close up

    Lea Bertucci acoustic shadows laptop display
    Feminine silhouette with blue background

    What's included


    • Harmon Mute Variations
    • Decay Swell with Room Sound (Long)
    • Pitch Bend
    • Decay Swell
    • Minor 2nd Burst
    • Perfect 5th Burst
    • Glissando
    • Decay Swell with Room Sound (Short)
    • Stab
    Tenor trombone
    • Harmon Mute Variations
    • Pitch Bend
    • Decay Swell
    • Minor 2nd Burst
    • Perfect 5th Burst
    • Smack
    • Stab
    • Shepard Tone
    • Whistle Tone Gliss
    • Flock of Bells
    • Cymbal Roll
    • Cymbal Swell
    • Snare Roll
    • Snare Crescendo
    • Snare Strike
    • Timpani Decay Swell
    • Timpani Crescendo
    • Timpani Strike
    • Toms Decay Swell
    • Toms Crescendo
    • Toms Strike
    • Triangle Decay Swell
    • Triangle Crescendo
    • Triangle Strike
    • Woodblocks Accel
    • Woodblocks Strike
    • Eccentric Metals
    • Northern Sky
    • Go Easy
    • Dark Dream
    • Archangel
    • Trigger
    • Virile
    • Jasmine


    Bertucci's most ambitious 'site-responsive' piece yet — a veritable piece of civil engineering.

    The Guardian

    An irresistible experience.

    The Wire


    How do I add this library into Kontakt?

    You don’t! Acoustic Shadows is a dedicated, free to use plugin available as VST2, VST3, AAX and AU, so it can be used directly in your favourite DAW.

    What software will I need to install?

    You will only need the spitfire audio app which you can download here.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 to OS X 10.15 

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

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

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported

    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported

    File size

    1.3 GB

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