Many in the UK would associate this 1960's & 70's toy instrument with a now infamous Australian entertainer. But its beginnings were also championed by some true legends, namely David Bowie who fa... Click To Read More About This Product
Many in the UK would associate this 1960's & 70's toy instrument with a now infamous Australian entertainer. But its beginnings were also championed by some true legends, namely David Bowie who famously used it on the 1969 Ivor Novello award winning song "Space Oddity." It has since entered our hearts as an old favorite. So Spitfire thought it only right to give it a "once over."
With numerous round robins and tireless separation of the actual electric noise, DI'd, via its internal speaker and even the stylus hitting the metal contact plate (at several different dynamic layers!!) so everything is mixable and controllable, this is a very affectionate homage to this family favorite.
For an instrument with this range and scope a sample count of 1,1166 is DEEP. Not only is it available to play polyphonically, Spitfire hase also taken the trouble to provide a number of signal paths and mic perspectives via the finest ribbon and valve mics, Neve pre-amps and Cranesong AD converters.
Alongside the rain stick this 1960's & 70's has to be the number one present gifted to us musicians, producers, and composers ironically by family members every Christmas. It has been known for some music makers to have a shelf dedicated to these little blighters. You scrabble around at the back of the studio "there it is!" but, the batteries have rusted and fused with the casing. Or the stylus has become dispossessed from the main unit (it offers value as an excellent implement to reset smaller electronic devices). So for not much more than a pack of replacement batteries Spitfire has created the definitive, stereo and POLYPHONIC virtual version of this classic.