A modern string orchestra imitating classic synth sounds, from the mind of Grammy-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer Brian Transeau, AKA BT. Polaris is a mesmerising aural innovation which tastefully pairs the worlds of synthesis and orchestra, an encyclopaedia of new and inspiring sounds with almost endless possibilities, perfect for taking your scores into 2022 and beyond.
Massive multi-layers of complex yet accessible string orchestral recordings – resampled using an array of classic and rare synthesisers (Fairlight, EMU E-II and more) – has been specifically orchestrated to emulate electronic music production techniques. This sophisticated and eclectic sound library, performed by London's top tier contemporary players at renowned AIR Lyndhurst Hall, captures the future of blockbuster scoring.
BT — The Wonder (0:00 / 4:31)
All Aboard The Mothership – Dan Keen (0:00 / 2:31)
Other Worlds – Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:48)
Trailer Music – Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:23)
Neon Lights — CAIROXVI (0:00 / 1:30)
(Electronic Music Producer, Sound Designer & Composer
– Google, Jaguar, Microsoft, Nike)
Polaris is perfect for creating the most modern and unique compositions possible, this sound library delivers an intricate layering of all-new extended string techniques imitating classic synths sounds, orchestrated by BT, brought together with synths and tape resampling to create dense and provoking new timbres, creating a widescreen cinematic sound world.
BT, Spitfire and an amazing group of sound artists including BlankFor.MS, Deft Audio, Garth & Aric, resampled the organic and synth samples through classic and rare samplers including the EMU E-II, Fairlight (known for the Terminator 2 OST) and Ensoniq Mirage, as well as various cassette and VHS tape machines. Harkening back to the golden age of granular synthesis and inspired by films such as Terminator 2, Arrival, Logan’s Run, Blade Runner, and Dr. Who, these interstellar sonics usher in an array of epic futuristic sounds with a firmly retro grounding.
The string techniques are available as organic techniques, the band (6,6,5,4,3) was arranged and recorded at AIR Studios Lyndhurst Hall, in a configuration complementary to synth sounds, with basses, celli and viola in the middle, spreading violins wide left and right, which achieves a unique tonality, delivering a string sound hard to come by in other high quality string libraries.
On top of all this there is a stunning array of classic synths, samplers, and reverbs at your fingertips - deep samples from classics such as the CS-80, Lexicon 224, Prophet T8, Oberheim OB-Xa, Matrix 12, Jupiter 8, and Prophet 5.
TRANSFORMED & SYNTHESISED
TRANSFORMED & SYNTHESISED
Whether you are a tweakhead or time-conscious composer preferring presets, Polaris has what you need - Made up of three parts; the organic Strings Orchestra, Classic synths and Vintage Resampling including manipulated sounds via tape, VHS and more, there are endless possibilities for experimentation and customisation inside the eDNA engine as well as the new granular machine.
The eDNA interface allows you to play and pair 2 sound sources from the incredible 129 articulations available. Manipulate, layer and blend sounds with FX, gates and much more to create a whole new personalised sound to fit your music.
Go further with the all new granular engine inside this library allows further customisation, take your sounds to bold new places - For more information about how this works Click Here.
Discover 421 expertly created presets crafted by BT himself and the Spitfire team, perfect to start your own creation or for music producers working on a deadline - there are a plethora of modern sounds to discover.
Brian Transeau (BT) is a Grammy-nominated electronic music composer, software developer, DJ, and film composer; a hyper-focused, detail-obsessed INTJ; a husband, dad, and overachiever. Obsessed with learning, he believes in the beauty and value of change. BT is most comfortable when uncomfortable; growth, iteration and learning are fundamental tenets of his work.
In his own words, “My greatest passion is inspiring people through evocative music that speaks directly to the human condition, and through new music technologies that encourage the creative spark”.
Collaborating with Spitfire Audio, BT has captured a sample of the orchestra that reflects the sounds composers have long reached for in use for media; successfully mixing organic strings and synth lines to create something otherworldly, something beyond the realm of our known universe.
The Synergy patches are exclusive to the eDNA engine, giant blends of up to 20 resampled instruments arranged into massive stacks of sound