We join forces with BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch, Kiasmos, Erased Tapes) to record an all-star ensemble performing his latest set of awe-inspiring evolutions. The 4,3,3,3,3 ensemble of British players (Violin I + II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), led by long-term collaborator Viktor Orri Árnason, perform a range of fragile yet warm beautifully evolving phrases, recorded at the world famous Hall at AIR Studios, London.
Using our Evo Grid technology, this library makes it easy to create sophisticated chamber strings music from the most simplistic of arrangements – just a few sustained notes is all you need to write inspiring dynamic textures.
We also introduce Waves: a brand new innovation featuring notes that move along a wave-like dynamic arc, appearing from nothing, swelling, and then dying away again to nothing. These are accessible via our classic interface, in various styles and lengths.
Following the release of Symphonic Strings Evolutions, we were keen to explore what was possible with a chamber ensemble. We recruited Ólafur Arnalds as a collaborator, and the results are truly exceptional. Capturing the detail of individual players, the library has a greater intimacy than its symphonic sibling, yet with enough power to hold its own in scores and compositions.
As with his first Evolutions product, Ólafur worked closely with long-time collaborator and violinist, Viktor Orri Árnason, who led an ensemble made up of 16 of the best British players.
As with many Spitfire libraries, we returned to the iconic Hall at AIR Studios. Scores such as Dunkirk, The Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman and Paddington 2 were recorded there recently, as well as classics such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Dark Knight and Gladiator. We captured the ensemble with several mics and mixes: Close, Stereo Pair, Tree and Ambient, enlisting only the best classic high-end microphones – all fed through the one-of-a-kind Neve console to Pro Tools and ¼” tape.
Described by Ólafur as “a sample you can play for three minutes that’ll never sound the same”, evolutions have become widely adopted amongst the composer community as the most effective means of easily writing music that is able to subtly change over time without variation in melodic content. Further to that, the ability to generate randomised evolutions allows for unexpected results that are inspirational in their own right.
This library features two new evolution innovations courtesy of Ólafur:
— Feathering: only half of the players performing at any one time. This allows you to play different chords and still hear the detail of the players.
— Waves: one of Ólafur’s signature sounds are crescendo-diminuendos, so in order to save manually drawing these in or using a fader, a range of pre-recorded “Waves” have been recorded for instant satisfaction.
我们与获得BAFTA奖的冰岛作曲家ÓlafurArnalds(Broadchurch，Kiasmos，Erased Tapes)携手合作，录制全明星合奏，展现他最新的令人敬畏的演变。由长期合作者Viktor OrriÁrnason带领的4,3,3,3,3英国乐团(小提琴I + II，中提琴，大提琴，低音提琴)演奏了一系列脆弱但温暖而优美的演化短语在伦敦AIR Studios举世闻名的大厅。
与许多Spitfire库一样，我们回到了AIR Studios的标志性大厅。最近录制了诸如《敦刻尔克》，《美女与野兽》，《神力女超人》和《帕丁顿2》等乐谱，以及诸如《哈利·波特与魔法石》，《黑暗骑士》和《角斗士》等经典乐曲。我们用几种麦克风和混音捕捉了该合奏：闭合，立体声对，树和环境，仅列出了最好的经典高端麦克风-全部通过一种Neve控制台馈送到Pro Tools和¼”磁带。
— Waves：Ólafur的标志性声音之一是渐强音，因此为了节省手动绘制的声音或使用推子，已录制了一系列预先录制的“ Waves”，以使您立即满意。