Spitfire Audio has launched Orchestral Swarm, an orchestral sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Created exclusively in collaboration with Bleeding Fingers for the soundtrack of the BBC’s Blue Planet II, this will significantly expand your existing orchestral palette to include a huge variety of totally unique textures.
Their concept was to record multiple players performing random short notes of the same pitch. The effect would be a granular “cloud” of notes – beautiful long sonic textures created from layers of micro-moments to be used in place of more traditional long notes; a perfect soundtrack to the oceanic goings-on as featured in the groundbreaking television show.
A new standard in orchestral sample library innovation, this will significantly expand your existing orchestral palette to include a huge variety of totally unique textures. As an alternative to just using straightforward long notes, this library draws upon the pointillistic effect of having multiple players perform short notes at random intervals to create an undulating swell of sound that can be performed in real time for inspiring results.
Taking our Swarm approach, but adapted for the orchestra, it gives access to even greater detail by utilising the huge variety of articulations and playing styles of orchestral instruments and will give your compositions a liquid dynamic that dances alongside the picture. This library has been created exclusively in collaboration with Bleeding Fingers, and is featured in Blue Planet ii and Hans Zimmer/Radiohead’s collaboration “(ocean) bloom”.
The library is on sale for the intro price of 199 EUR for a limited time (regular 249 EUR). Prices incl. VAT.