The Iconic Sound of Cinema
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Add brilliance and colour to your themes with this set of masterful performances captured in Abbey Road’s legendary Studio One.
Featuring London’s first-call session players, Vibrant Reeds offers dazzling oboes and clarinets as well as the evocative pairing of oboes and cor anglais, a classic cinematic sound heard on countless scores. With essential and unique techniques such as longs, staccatos, mordents, and Spitfire’s new easy-to-use legato patches, you have everything you need to create scores ready for the big screen.
Vibrant Reeds is available to purchase as a stand-alone library or as a powerful addition to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations. You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30% - Learn More.
Moonlit Forest Pursuit - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:02)
First Steps On New Land - Dan Keen (0:00 / 1:59)
Midnight, at the Gates (feat. Spitfire Percussion and Harp) - Lucie Treacher (0:00 / 1:51)
Vibrant Reeds beautifully captures expressive performances of two oboes and two clarinets, a pure and pristine sound orchestrated in the traditional octave spacing, along with an additional pairing of two oboes with cor anglais for a truly evocative sound heard throughout Hollywood film scores such as E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter, and Total Recall. As a commonly heard orchestral blend of woodwinds, Vibrant Reeds includes an array of techniques, including legato, long, staccato, as well as major and minor mordents, allowing you to focus on writing expressive themes and melodies while quickly creating an instantly recognisable and cinematic sound in high quality.
Performed in the unmistakable acoustics of Abbey Road’s Studio One, Vibrant Reeds further enriches the available offerings in the Abbey Road One orchestral range.
Enter the room most composers can only dream of—Abbey Road’s Studio One. Considered one of the finest acoustical spaces in the world, Studio One’s history has an indelible connection with the scores recorded there, providing emotion, mood, and magic for many of the most renowned and successful films ever made. Such classics as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Avengers: Endgame, all were recorded in Studio One. With its rich tonality and famed reverb, Studio One’s sound is widescreen and epic. Truly, it is the iconic sound of cinema.
Vibrant Reeds, and indeed all of the Abbey Road One Selections, puts the same first-call musicians that play on globally successful movies at your fingertips, all recorded by multi GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Hugo, Harry Potter) and featuring the legendary Abbey Road microphones and outboard gear.
Expanding on Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations, a 90-piece symphonic orchestra that was our first partnership with Abbey Road Studios, Vibrant Reeds is a fully-fledged, stand-alone library. Recorded the same way your favourite composer would: the unmistakable acoustics of Abbey Road Studio One, exceptional players, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones, all allowing you to quickly and easily create film scores. Elevate your existing symphonic orchestra toolkit or pair with Orchestral Foundations to create soaring, heroic themes.
With a beautiful, modern design, Vibrant Reeds and all of the Abbey Road One Selections are housed in our award-winning plug-in, which loads directly into all major DAWs (VST2, VST3, AU, AAX & NKS-compatible) without the need for any additional software. Easy to use, intuitive and inspiring, our plug-in has been designed by composers, for composers.