Anyway, that's not the idea behind this lib. This might work much better in Kontakt libraries. Again, there are short variations available, too, like with most of the long patches. I found the sounds to be instantly usable as they mimic the spirit of the articulations found in the tonal section of the library. Highlights alongside these cascading longs articulations are flautando legatos, brushed shorts and some extraordinary loose pizzicatos where only the principals were in possession of the click track! As if it was seeping through the moss on the ground, smelling of Estonian forests, Scottish lochs, Norwegian fjords, and evoking the sense of isolation when stood on the permafrost and tundra of Iceland. It containing 20 percussive samples in the patch.
The Flautando Con Sordino patches for example create a very soft and subdued sounds, resulting from the performance with mutes applied to the strings in addition to a playing style near the fingerboard of the instrument, which produces less overtones. For many years now Spitfire Audio has been recording orchestras of all sizes, but a theme that has run throughout our last decade is how to unearth and discover more naked and honest performance styles. To make up for the loss in players, the string recordings were realized with enhanced sections, namely 12 cellos and 6 basses on the low side as well as 20 first violins and 18 second violins on the high side. The inherent trills and flutters are more felt than heard, which makes the aforementioned articulations quite flexible. Never to shy away from epic, we also felt it important to create some brooding epic drum combos designed for intermittent use to mark time or punctuate. The woodwind patches, too, are more on the effect-side of things with multiple overblow, flutter and trills articulations. You can literally hold one chord for minutes, without hearing any loop points or repetitions.
It gives you nuances and good sounds. Perhaps once I get a chance to utilize them in underscore I might think differently. That's what this lib is about. Most important i still have a good feeling to bought it the next day. The brass patches provide you with a unique range of expressive brass articulations, from flutters, bends and slides to double tonguing and airy longs. While still recording with a massive, 100 piece orchestra, including the whole range of strings, brass, woodwinds and even percussion, they wanted to focus on soft sounds. It's also great for underscore, as Ned say.
When I hear it I think of landscapes, cathedrals and little mammals, but that's just me. Overall, the string articulations all feature a feeling of brittleness and — at least to my ears — solitude, which is amazingly well paralleled by the cold and sometimes barren Scandinavian landscapes, the developers had in mind when creating these sounds. This is one of the highlights of the library in my opinion. Can you use it for epic music? Albion V Tundra is a Kontakt Player Instrument and is compatible with both the full and free versions of Native Instruments Kontakt loading right into your libraries tab. Sorry slightly hijacked this thread, this just happened to be something Im sort of thinking on now.
Well, everything save a throw away portion of the recordings where Christian had requested for the players to perform on the knife edge between the bellow hissing, and the reeds actually sounding. Facts The library downloads as 44. His broad musical style ranges from epic orchestral and cinematic music to full-blown rock and pop productions. On other patches, pushing the modwheel introduces effects like distortion, reverb or filters, sometimes even a combination of these. The base idea of this percussion patch was to provide low, rumbling sounds while at the same time maintaining definition with the higher drums. Quite the opposite, for me it even boosts the human feel in the instruments and makes the whole thing sound more authentic.
Continuing the idea of staying on the soft side of sound, most of the Brunel Loops provide a subtle pulse and a sense of speed without pushing themselves to the fore. I went into even more detail about the engine when I r earlier this year. That doesn't happen with your regular Sul Tasto, Flautando, etc. Instead of going bigger and bolder, like some developers tend to do recently, they headed for the opposite direction, at least regarding the loudness and dynamic level. Anyway, there was this guy who tried to replace the lure with a carrot, and put a hook the carrot. The huge selection of articulations created ranged from pimped classics such as our ever popular flautando, but with mutes added, and sections playing poly-divisi so that even with a band of this size, every player can be heard. Sometimes hype about some new lure on the market.
We have these fishermen coming down every summer where I lived as kid, and they all bring their new lures for fishing. The brass instruments for high and low contain many of the same articulations of the woodlands but also have muted double tongue and granular flutter articulations. You are right, not much information there, but I thought it was the best quick way to explain the biggest different with other orchestral libs. Once again, Christian Henson explains the controls and usage of this eclectic instrument engine very well in one of his walkthrough videos for Albion V Tundra. With 32 evolutions spread over 12 regions and the all important dice function to immediately randomise your preset into a near infinite number of possible outcomes. The percussion reverberate in the room and are quiet, yet powerful during playback.
But if that's what you want out of the box you won't find it in this lib. Imagine dolly shots over enchanting, wide landscapes and you got the wonderful sound of Stephensons Steam Band. Taking experience gained with our fantastically popular Trumpet Fields giveaway instrument, our instructions to all bands were to be naked, honest, and non-conservatoire, but also with very specific textural approaches that liven the hall to create a very natural mossy patina. But, here is my humble review after a few hours playing with Tundra only the orchestral stuff : The sound is good, and almost everything feels real. Based on the Ying-Yang mindset, mixing loud, epic sections with beautifully calm, haunting passages will really boost the quality of your tracks, and Albion V Tundra does an amazing job with delivering the serene part of the equation. If you want it at the sale price.
Most of the patches sound really epic and big, making them ideal for the big screen. The whole lib feels different to me. There are other probably more versatile solo string libs out there that are good as first chairs. In this rendition, they took a collection of Harmoniums and Shruti Boxes, which are bellowed drone-creating instruments from India and put them through heavy processing and modulation. Alongside orchestral content are bellows, percussion and a characterful warped synth section. The processed sounds of Vral Grid and Stephensons Steam Band really blend in well with orchestral compositions, but are also suited well to other styles of music like ambient, chill out or even progressive house.
I find the strings a little harder to use in more regular tracks because of how they are recorded - they are bigger sections playing very quietly and restrained, so you get more presence in the sound, which is both good and bad. The pizzicato articulations are something to mention particularly since they are played very loose and with different techniques. Didnt want to disturb the commercial thread. This sound is also available in a short version over the entire string range. The sample set is pristine and has an extensive collection of unique articulations. Rather than laying down chordal pads, these patches excel at providing little sparkles and highlights to your tracks.