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ORIGINALS

WHAT IS ORIGINALS?

Originals is a new series of instant writing tools, expertly recorded in the Spitfire way at AIR Studios, home of blockbuster scores — simplified and presented in our free, easy-to-use plugin. 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. 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.

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: 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.

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY?

Download size: 2.44GB

Disk space required during install: 2.5GB

HOW MANY ARTICULATIONS ARE 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)

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. 

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

DOES THIS LIBRARY CONTAIN EXISTING CONTENT?

Yes. Epic Brass & Woodwinds has been made out of our existing symphonic brass and woodwinds recordings found in 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 give you three microphone positions, including the newly made ‘Distorted’ signal to add grit to the recording, and six essential articulations, including the all new ‘Live’ technique, incorporating longs and shorts into a single playable patch.