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Four stunning libraries, made in collaboration with renowned GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic composer and producer, Ólafur Arnalds.

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    The complete Ólafur Arnalds collection

    Four stunning libraries, made in collaboration with renowned GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic composer and producer, Ólafur Arnalds. Our latest release features Stratus, a multidimensional interface of evolving piano performances, specially curated by Ólafur. Evolutions and Chamber Evolutions introduce Ólafur's signature 'Waves' samples, while Ólafur's intimate Composer Toolkit has become a Spitfire bestseller. A must-have for fans of Ólafur, the Scandi Noir movement and beautiful, progressive music which bridges the gap between orchestral and progressive; organic and electronic.

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    What's included

    Ólafur Arnalds Stratus

    Fusing the power of technology with the organic beauty and emotion of the piano, Stratus is a vast, dynamic new instrument that will add depth, movement and colour to your music. Made in collaboration with BAFTA-winning & GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds, this versatile, multidimensional tool bends space and time through an intricate network of polyrhythmic piano performances. Awe-inspiring patterns and atmospheric clouds of harmonic refractions swell and die away at your fingertips, unfolding based on what you play and instantly sparking new ideas.

    Instantly playable and easy-to-use, Stratus is presented in a bespoke interface made up of eight multi-layered piano and synthesizer matrixes, each offering a unique sonic experience — plus detailed customisation options and mind-blowing warped sounds, offering a full spectrum of emotion.

    Ólafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit

    Designed for composers, songwriters and producers, this is an intimate and deeply personal set of tools, curated by BAFTA-winning & GRAMMY-nominated composer Ólafur Arnalds, recorded at his studio in Reykjavik, Iceland. It centres around a characterful 'felted' grand piano, as well as a comprehensive set of inspiring sonic manipulations and progressive synth sounds, designed with the writer in mind.

    Ólafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

    We join forces with BAFTA-winning & GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch, Kiasmos, Erased Tapes) to record an all-star ensemble performing his latest set of awe-inspiring evolutions. The 4,3,3,3,3 ensemble of British players (Violin I + II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), led by long-term collaborator Viktor Orri Árnason, perform a range of fragile yet warm beautifully evolving phrases, recorded at the world famous Hall at AIR Studios, London. Using our Evo Grid technology, this library makes it easy to create sophisticated chamber strings music from the most simplistic of arrangements - just a few sustained notes is all you need to write inspiring dynamic textures. We also introduce Waves: a brand new innovation featuring notes that move along a wave-like dynamic arc, appearing from nothing, swelling, and then dying away again to nothing. These are accessible via our classic interface, in various styles and lengths.

    Ólafur Arnalds Evolutions

    BAFTA-winning & GRAMMY-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist and electronic artist Ólafur Arnalds creates and curates a select quartet of unique string players performing to his very individualistic, inspiring and haunting aesthetic. As part of our Evo Grid series offering composers, producers and songwriters instant inspiration and that ever elusive creative edge.

    The story behind Ólafur

    The Story Behind Stratus


    Olafur Arnalds at a grand piano

    Composer Toolkit

    Olafur talking to the string players

    Chamber Evolutions

    Olafur Arnalds in his Studio


    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    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)

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported

    File size

    ~23542 samples

    30.5 GB uncompressed .WAV

    65.0 GB download size

    86.00 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout

    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher