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Abbey Road One: Wondrous Flutes

The Iconic Sound of Cinema

Fast, flowing, and fun flute and piccolo performances, with dazzling legato patches, captured within the cinematic acoustics of Abbey Road Studio One. This stand-alone, self-contained library will bring that distinctive Abbey Road magic to your compositions. It also makes the perfect accompaniment to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.

The classic pairing of flutes and piccolo, doubling an octave higher, performed by London’s first-call session players, is presented here as pre-orchestrated patches giving you instant access to an immediately recognisable sound as heard in scores by John Williams, John Powell and countless others. The library offers essential articulations, including stunning legatos, longs, staccatos, and marcatos, as well as major and minor mordents. There’s everything you need to create beautiful, flowing lines and incredibly agile, scurrying flurries of sound.

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Product Info

  • 6.9 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 6.25 GB disk space required during install
  • Mac system requirements Mac OS X 10.10 to OS X 11 Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM. Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM. Intel and M1 Apple computers, 64 bit DAW required (32 bit DAWs not supported). Machine must be connected to the internet during install
  • PC system requirements Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit) Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5. Recommended: Intel 2.8 GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700. Machine must be connected to the internet during install.
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A Blockbuster Pairing



At Spitfire Audio, our approach is to always record sample libraries in the same way that film scores are recorded, and Wondrous Flutes is no exception. This library, 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. This classic pairing of two flutes with one piccolo, sounding an octave higher, is an exceptionally powerful tool for adding mystery and wonder to your scores, used to great effect by John Williams in his scores for Star Wars and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, as well as John Powell in How To Train Your Dragon.


With the unmistakable acoustics of Abbey Road Studio One, exceptional players, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones, Wondrous Flutes empowers you to quickly and easily add intensity and mystery to your scores. A hallmark of these libraries are the detailed legatos, offering stunning realism that will allow your melodies to soar. Refined and developed utilising new, cutting edge techniques, these legatos are pre-orchestrated and mixed to the highest quality, simplifying the writing process so you can quickly get your ideas down.




The Iconic Sound of Cinema



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, deep low end, and famed reverb, Studio One’s sound is widescreen and epic. Truly, it is the iconic sound of cinema.





Building On Orchestral Foundations


Expanding on Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations, a 90-piece symphonic orchestra that was our first partnership with Abbey Road Studios, Wondrous Flutes is a fully-fledged, stand-alone library. Level up your existing symphonic orchestra toolkit or pair with Orchestral Foundations to get the classic cinematic pairing of flutes and piccolo.


With a beautiful, modern design, Wondrous Flutes and indeed 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.





“Amongst the best I've heard over the last 20 years."

Sound On Sound



“An incredible amount of realism. Sounds amazing right out of the box."

RECORDING Magazine






"We are thrilled to be partnering with the innovative and creative minds at Spitfire Audio. The finest musicians, beautiful acoustics, award-winning sound engineers and cutting edge technology, mixed with rare vintage treasures.”

– Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products, Abbey Road Studios






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What's included

Articulations

  • Wondrous Legato (8ve)
  • Long (8ve)
  • Staccato (8ve)
  • Marcato (8ve)
  • Mordent Min 2nd (8ve)
  • Mordent Maj 2nd (8ve)
  • Mordent Min 3rd (8ve)
  • Mordent Maj 3nd (8ve)

Mixes

  • Mix 1
  • Mix 2

Microphones

  • Vintage 1
  • Vintage 2
  • Pop Close
  • Pop Room
  • Close
  • Tree 1
  • Tree 2
  • Ambient
  • Outriggers
  • Spill

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