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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS ORIGINALS?

Originals is a series of instant writing tools, expertly recorded in the Spitfire way at various high-end studios (including AIR Studios, home of blockbuster scores) simplified and presented in our free, easy-to-use plug-in. Clutter-free and focused, it features sliders for expression and dynamics, and a digital mod wheel that can be easily customised to the user’s personal workflow, as well as a selection of essential articulations, presets and controls. It’s the perfect next step from LABS, for anyone wanting to add a touch of Spitfire magic to their recordings.

HOW DO I ADD ORIGINALS INTO KONTAKT?

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

WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ORIGINALS?

Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 or later, Intel Core 2 Duo

Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2

WHAT SOFTWARE WILL I NEED TO INSTALL ORIGINALS?

You will only need the Spitfire Audio App, and you will need to be connected to the internet to install. Just press ADD TO CART on the Originals page and you will be guided through the process.

Currently the following Originals products are NKS compatible:

Drumline

Firewood Piano

Intimate Strings

Cinematic Soft Piano

WHAT SOFTWARE WILL I NEED TO RUN ORIGINALS?

We provide a VST2, VST3, AAX and an AU, so as long as your chosen DAW supports one of those plugin formats, you’re good to go. Our plugin is independent and does not require you to have Kontakt to use it.

CAN I USE ORIGINALS ON MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER?

You can. It’s simply a case of redownloading through the app. Read our how-to guide here.

CAN I USE ORIGINALS IN COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS?

Yes - in fact, we encourage it!

ORIGINALS: FIREWOOD PIANO

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Close — Condenser microphones placed over each shoulder of the player for an intimate and defined sound 

Mid — A stereo pair blended with a vintage mono signal for a characterful sound 

Pad — Piano samples recorded with the middle pedal pressed, allowing the resonating strings to create a natural reverberant pad

HOW MANY PRESETS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 5 presets:

Firewood  

Firewood+Pad 

Felt 

Felt+Pad

Warps

DOES THIS LIBRARY CONTAIN EXISTING SPITFIRE CONTENT?

No. 

ORIGINALS: EPIC STRINGS

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Room — a combination of Tree, Ambient and Outrigger mics (the default setting)

Close — add definition to the Room signal

Stretch — a stretched version of the Room, creating an ambient, synth-like texture.

DOES THIS LIBRARY CONTAIN EXISTING CONTENT?

Yes. Epic Strings has been made out of our existing symphonic string recordings for Albion I Legacy (an early version of Albion, recorded at The Hall at AIR Studios). We have updated the samples and simplified their presentation to include just three microphone positions, including the newly made ‘Stretch’ signal for a synth-like texture, and 11 essential articulations, including the all new ‘Live’ technique, incorporating longs and shorts into a single playable patch. 

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 11 string articulations:

Live —  incorporates longs and shorts into a single playable patch

Long

Long Con Sordino

Short

Short Ostinato

Pizzicato

Long (Slow)

Long Con Sordino (Slow)

Long (Octave)

Long Con Sordino (Octave)

Short (Octave)

ORIGINALS: EPIC BRASS & WOODWINDS

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Room — a combination of Tree, Ambient and Outrigger mics (the default setting)

Close — add definition to the Room signal

Distorted — add another dimension to your Brass and Woodwinds with this gritty effect

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 1.5GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 6 articulations:

BRASS:

Live

Long

Short

WOODWINDS:

Live

Long

Short

ORIGINALS: INTIMATE STRINGS

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:


Close — A trio of valve microphones placed close to the hammers for detail and intimacy.


Tree — To keep things intimate

Vintage — Tape saturation, subtle spring reverb & EQ allowing users to add old-school colour to their string arrangements.

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 3.5GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 9 presets:

Longs

Longs CS 

Longs ½ Section

Flautando 

Harmonics 

Short 

Short CS

Pizzicato 

Short Col Legno   

ORIGINALS: FELT PIANO

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Condenser — A pair of large diaphragm condenser microphones, giving a full and present tone to the piano

Ribbon — A pair of vintage ribbon microphones, giving a warm and rounded tone to the piano 

Hammers — A set of sounds focusing on the hammers of the piano, adding more depth to a performance

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 3GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 7 presets:

Ribbon Reverb

Up Close 

Half and Half 

Piano Pad 

Reverse 

Short Space 

Marcato Attack  

ORIGINALS: CINEMATIC SOFT PIANO

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Close — A trio of valve microphones placed close to the hammers for detail and intimacy.

Mix — A mix of Tree and Ambient arrays, capturing the resonance of AIR Lyndhurst Hall.

Pad — The piano samples passed through magnetic tape and outboard effects to create an ethereal texture.

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 2GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 5 presets:

Intimate 

Upfront 

50 50 

Afterglow 

Washed Out

ORIGINALS: CINEMATIC PERCUSSION

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Close — A trio of valve microphones placed close to the hammers for detail and intimacy.

Room — Mix of Tree and Ambient microphones

Distorted — Reamped through a guitar amp and subtle tape delay

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 1.4GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 7 presets:

Cymbals 

Tams & Gongs

Earthquake Hits

Metal Hits 

Percussion Hits - High 

Percussion Hits - Low

Swells

ORIGINALS: DRUMLINE

WHAT MICROPHONE POSITIONS ARE INCLUDED?

We give you three signals:

Close – A blend of spot and overhead mics

Room – A controlled, ambient blend of Tree, Outriggers & Room mics

Hyped – The original sample content pitched and stretched with compression, saturation and EQ to add weight and impact

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 1.5GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE IN THIS LIBRARY?

This library contains 9 presets:

Ensemble

Snare Hits

Tenor Drum Hits 

Bass Drum Hits 

Cymbals 

Rolls 

Swells

Hairpins

Drumkit Mapping

HOW DOES DRUMLINE DIFFER FROM CINEMATIC PERCUSSION?

Recorded in the controlled acoustic of the Newman Stage, 20th Century Fox, LA, the library provides a tight and focussed companion to  Cinematic Percussion, featuring Snares, Tenor Drums, Bass Drums & Cymbals.