Spitfire releases HZ03 – London Solos for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio has launched HZ03 – London Solos, a new volume in the series of Hans Zimmer percussion libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player.

Spitfire HZ03 London Solos

Percussion legend Frank Ricotti and long term collaborator with Hans plays the definitive anthology of percussion instruments and styles developed over ten years of blockbuster score making. Volume 3 completes the Hans Zimmer project with a beautiful selection of solo instruments that offer added bite, detail, focus, clarity and nuance to this epic series. Hans loves the quiet layers more than any other so whilst, as Frank would put it, the “twat it” layers give you the bitey thunder you’d expect, the lower layers offer up the potential for engaging delicate drum programming to help tick your cues along.

Instruments played in a variety of ways include: Bucket, Snare, Crusher, Paper Djun, Tombek, Dohl, Darbuca, Surdu, Darbucket. All recorded super deep at Air-Studios, one of the finest scoring stages on the planet. With a number of mixes, mics and positions produced by Hans himself and Grammy winners Alan Meyerson & Geoff Foster.

The Kontakt Player powered library is available for the introductory price of £149 GBP until November 14th, 2014 (RRP £199 GBP).

More information: Spitfire / HZ03 – London Solos

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Spitfire releases Enigma for Kontakt + Hans Zimmer Percussion Vol 1 announced

Spitfire Enigma

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Enigma, a collection of inspirational DNA for your tracks created exclusively for Spitfire by Leo Abrahams.

Leo Abrahams is a trailblazing musician, composer, and producer who has recorded and toured with such successful artists as; Imogen Heap, Ed Harcourt, Roxy Music, Grace Jones, and Pulp. Leo began to write and produce for a catalogue of aspiring singers and bands, which led him to creating his own records including The Unrest Cure, featuring the vocal stylings of; Brian Eno, KT Tunstall, Ed Harcourt, Foy Vance, and Bingo Gazingo. Leo has produced for a number of artists including Paolo Nutini, Wild Beasts, Frightened Rabbit and Carl Barat of the Libertines; he has composed such incredible soundtracks as that of The Lovely Bones (with Eno) and Hunger (with David Holmes); and he is also credited as the guitarist in such fantastic film scores as that of Oceans 12, Twilight and Green Zone. Leo’s talent has extended across multiple genres of music, and it is his devotion along with his raw talent that has brought him the success he has today.

We’re delighted to announce today’s release of “ENIGMA” a collection of awe inspiring sounds and tools created exclusively by Leo in conjunction with Spitfire Audio. As composers ourselves we have been itching to get our hands on what we know will become essential DNA for future compositions and productions.

Created largely on a rusty Trussart guitar plugged into Leo’s infamous pedal array, with over 300 presets including weird and wonderful sounding guitars, synths, pads, atmos, phrases and over 200 loops. This library is 5GB (compressed from 10GB) of pure inspiration.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £75 GBP until December 2nd, 2013 (RRP £99 GBP).

Spitfire HZ01

Spitfire has also announced that HZ01, the first volume of Hans Zimmer Percussion, will be shipping on November 26th, 2013.

HZ01 ships in November as over 160GB of compressed content (from over 600GB of mixed and edited WAV data) and the initial release has material from Hans Zimmer, Alan Meyerson, and Geoff Foster. Two free updates are following with Steve Lipson and Junkie XL’s material. The final library will be north of 200GB of compressed content (from over 700GB of mixed and edited WAV data)

The library consists of microphone positions, ‘perspective elements’ and full mixes (as detailed below) mixed in stereo and 5.1 by Grammy and Oscar winning engineers and producers: Alan Meyerson, Steve Lipson, Junkie XL, Geoff Foster and Hans Zimmer himself.

The library will be available to purchase for the introductory price of £299 GBP for the first two weeks (RRP £399 GBP). It will include an additional 25% off voucher for future purchases.

More information: Spitfire Audio

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