Resonate

Resonate unlocks the other-worldly mystery, magic, and tension of orchestral percussion, unlocking new frontiers of texture, tone, and dimension

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    Cinematic percussion, impossible aftershocks

    For years, half the magic of sound has been disregarded. Films and trailers have delivered gigantic hits in epic technicolour, but neglected the essence of percussion’s power: resonance. A real orchestral strike lives on long after the initial impact dies away—in reverberations that rumble, pierce, rattle, and sing. Those aftershocks have the power to thrill and terrify, lure and intrigue. And now they’re at your fingertips.

    Built in collaboration with the visionary Dame Evelyn Glennie—one of history’s most influential percussionists—Resonate unlocks the other-worldly mystery, magic, and tension of orchestral percussion. Tuned and untuned instruments collide across fourteen signals, then spin out toward new frontiers of texture, tone, and dimension. There, hits, strikes, and spine-tingling scrapes give way to essential cinematic reverberations, captured at Hollywood’s most celebrated recording hall—AIR Studios.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Percussion

    4 mic signals

    100 presets

    Dedicated plugin

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    Features Albion One and Albion Tundra

    Features Heirloom

    This library is about resonance, it’s about finding sounds that you wouldn’t necessarily think of. We’re delivering soundscapes that have such depth to them and stretching the sound world of what we thought would be possible...

    Dame Evelyn Glennie

    Grammy Award Winning Percussionist

    Evelyn Glennie hitting cymbal

    Resonate Evo Grid

    Features

    • Featuring the following instruments as resonators; Water Tank, Thundersheet, Timpani—played like never before, and Barrell
    • Over 45 different instrumental articulations 
    • 7 Unique mic perspectives such as placed underwater, contact mics attached to resonating chambers, boundary mics spread through the hall
    • Stretch feature: Available solely for long sustained sounds this feature allows you to choose the playback speed of the sample
    • Warp features: With 5 individual FX chains that add character to each sample, ranging from a gritty, textural, yet organic sound, to an endlessly resonating reverb.

    The sounds [...] truly do resonate throughout the whole body and totally engulfs your very being! They are so unusual and present whereby there is no option but to listen to the whole resonance of each sound.

    Dame Evelyn Glennie

    Resonate Percussion Sticks

    What's included

    Instruments

    Barrel

    • Low Hits & Trines Kit
    • Metals Kit
    • Superball Kit
    • Snare
    • Hits
    • Tam Tam Hits
    • Superball
    • Superball Long
    • Trine
    • Cymbal Hits
    • Cymbal Superball
    • Waterphone
    • Cymbal - Menu (Bowed)
    • Cymbal - Maelstrom (Bowed Metal with separated repetitions)
    • Cymbal - Tempest (Bowed Metal with separated repetitions)
    • Cymbal - Refract (Bowed Metal with separated repetitions)
    • Cymbal - Element (Bowed Metal with separated repetitions)
    • Cymbal - Sphere (Bowed Metal with separated repetitions)
    • Cymbal - Voltaic (Bowed Metal with separated repetitions)
    • Cymbal Bow - Menu (Bowed with wood of bow)
    • Cymbal Bow - Spire
    • Cymbal Bow - Sentinel
    • Cymbal Bow - Beyond

    Timpani

    • Paddle Kit
    • Barimbulum Kit
    • Paddle Drum
    • Barimbulum Hits
    • Barimbulum Bow
    • Cymbal Hits
    • Ektar
    • Reco Reco
    • Tibetan Bell
    • Cymbal Superball Flicks
    • Cymbal Rolls
    • Marimbula Pluck
    • Marimbula Mallet
    • Kalimba

    Thundersheet

    • Thunder Sheet Kit
    • Hits A (Muted Hits)
    • Hits B (Open Hits)
    • Superball
    • Bowed

    Watertank

    • Water Tank Kit
    • Mallet
    • Superball
    • Hard Sticks
    • Waterphone
    • Big Bell
    • Dips


    Warp Feature

    • Warp 1 — A resonant, low-resolution effects chain resulting in harmonically rich aliasing artefacts
    • Warp 2 — A lush reverb chain with various time manipulation, dragging out each hit and blurring transients together
    • Warp 3 — Granular processing of each hit, pulling & sequencing glimpses of sound for brief transient moments
    • Warp 4 — A vintage mix, tracked to tape at multiple speeds, layered and re-recorded
    • Warp 5 — A custom mix, saturated, rectified and endlessly self modulated


    Stretch Feature

    • Applies to longer held notes
    • Allows you to adjust the tempo of the particular sample without altering the pitch


    Mics & mixes

    Mics

    • Close — A selection of valve mics
    • Tree — Decca tree of three mics placed above the conductor's podium
    • Ambient — Placed at the back of the room, gives a great amount of the hall ambience
    • Stereo Mid — A great mid-distance pickup
    • Contact — 2 Contact microphones placed directly on each instrument's resonant chamber
    • Boundary — 2 Boundary layer microphones placed underneath the instrument
    • Water Tank — 2 microphones submerged in water tanks

    Mixes

    • Mix 1 — A balanced Jake Jackson mix
    • Mix 2 — An exaggerated Hype mix



    FAQs

    Why do I need this product?

    Resonate allows you to unlock the other-worldly mystery, magic, and tension of orchestral percussion. Dame Evelyn Glennie has used familiar instruments, such as the timpani, to create unique and distinctive sound by utilising them as resonators. The library can be used stand alone to create incomparable percussive textures, or it can be used with your existing percussion libraries to add intrigue, and textural detail to your productions.


    What products does this work well with?

    This library will work well with all Spitfire libraries — as a great base texture, or to add that missing atmosphere. Some libraries that we would recommend you use it with are LCO Strings, Hans Zimmer Strings, Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions, Orchestral Swarm and Eric Whitacre Choir

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.13 to OS X 11

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

    Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Intel and M1 Macs supported

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    64-bit DAW Required (32 bit DAWs not supported)


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel Core 2.8GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5

    Recommended: Intel 2.8GHzi7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700

    64-bit DAW Required (32-bit DAWs not supported)

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    32,229 audio files

    23.05 GB compressed

    Download size: 23.14 GB

    Hard drive delivery available at checkout

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