Spitfire Audio – Albion NEO (KONTAKT)


The next chapter in our bestselling series about Albion. At the heart of this contemporary cinematic collection is a chamber orchestra with an intimate string section divided into divisi across all articulations for incredible clarity and expression – all captured in the unprecedented resonance of The Hall at AIR Studios.
These organic recordings have been taken to a new dimension to create an encyclopedic range of hybrid synths, inspirational loops and textures, including over 300 carefully selected presets to carry your scores into the new decade, all in one instant playable package. If Albion ONE was making blockbusters, then NEO is flexible across genres to inspire a new wave of forward-thinking composers, artists and producers looking to create a closer, more emotional, hybrid sound – for TV, film and beyond.

Requires NI Kontakt Player or Kontakt FULL v5.6.8 or later!

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The NEO Orchestra:
At the heart of Albion NEO is the NEO Orchestra. Like all of our Albion libraries, it is designed to be instantly playable and easy to use, with all instruments in each section spread across the keyboard. Capturing stunning performances from a group of 36 world-class first-call session musicians playing 54 classic and unconventional articulations, it has been carefully crafted by award-winning orchestrator Ben Foskett and Spitfire Audio’s Harry Wilson, and recorded to tape by renowned engineer Jake Jackson in the world-famous Hall at AIR Studios, London. The emotion of each performance has been captured in intense detail, with five microphone positions and two specially curated mixes to choose from.
The Strings are split into two divisi sections, A (12) & B (11) – designed to complement each other and creating interesting combinations when played together. Discover both Longs and Shorts, plus the more unconventional, yearning Long Seagulls, Long 5th Bend Down / Up, and the icy Col Legno Tratto. We give you seven brass players, featuring Detuned, Long Pulses and Reblows, and 6 woodwind players, so soft that they sound like a breathy harmonium, featuring Long Octaves, Long Swells and Short Marcatos. We have also included pre-orchestrated Legato patches for all instruments, recorded full-band for instant playing ease.
36 piece orchestra recorded to tape at AIR Studios, London
54 multi-dynamic orchestral articulations split across Strings, Brass and Woodwind ensembles
Multi-mic control with Close, Close Ribbon, Tree, Ambient & Outriggers
Recorded digitally at 96k via 2 “Studer tape, using priceless valve and ribbon mics
Multi-mic control with Close, Close Ribbon, Tree, Ambient & Outriggers
Single patch, for easy playability
Two specially curated mixes
23 Strings (Divisi):
Band A – 12 (3, 2, 2, 3, 2)
Band B – 11 (3, 2, 2, 3, 1)
6 Woodwinds:
Flute 1 – dbl Alto
Flute 2 – dbl Bass
Clarinet in Bb – dbl Bass
Bass Clarinet
Sax 1 – Alto dbl Baritone
Sax 2 – Tenor dbl Bass
7 Brass:
2 Horn
2 Flugelhorn
2 Euphonium
1 Bass Trombone
Complementing the brass, we also give you a Harmonium, beautifully recorded in the Hall at AIR with two combinations of stops. The warped content folder, presented in our Mercury Synth engine, invites you to take this classic instrument to new dimensions.

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