A once in a lifetime collection of electronic sounds derived from the most valued collection of orchestral sample recordings on the planet. Spitfire has taken these orchestral recordings and morphed t... Click To Read More About This Product
A once in a lifetime collection of electronic sounds derived from the most valued collection of orchestral sample recordings on the planet. Spitfire has taken these orchestral recordings and morphed them into the most incredible anthology of sonic weaponry from another time and place. This library is a free "KONTAKT player" library and requires no further purchases to operate to its full potential.
Phase #1 'Earth' is a collection of 1900+ basic instruments mangled into 1001 custom patches by Spitfire™s award-winning team of composers, sound designers, producers and engineers into a collection of awesome "cartridges." Load up eDNA, the most advanced interface Spitfire has yet created, slam in a cartridge and play.
The content here is so deep that by playing every sound for not more than 30 seconds, it would take you exactly 24 hours to listen to every instrument and patch.
For five years, Spitfire has been cherry picking the best moments of seven years of orchestral recordings and placing them through a series of extraordinary analogue and digital signal warp chains to create the largest sound-set of jaw dropping next-generation organic electronics ever heard.
In the final phase, Spitfire used the last 8 years of scripting expertise to insert these sound sets into a revolutionary new scripting engine and GUI. They let their team of award-winning composers, technologists and sadistic geeks create an instrument list of biblical proportions. Spifire calls this engine eDNA = ELECTRONIC DNA, and œEARTH is the first installment of this new range. With a gargantuan set of patches derived from over a thousand multi sampled sound-sets.
Herein lies a whole new generation of sounds to inspire and redefine the next generation of music makers. eDNA will do for the electronic arts what Albion did for orchestral writing.
STEP 1 “ ORE
Spitfire has been recording the finest orchestral players for seven years now. Spitfire has been practicing their craft in the creation of the finest strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion libraries. But throughout this period, Spitfire has also been harboring a darker ambition. As many at Spitfire come from the first wave of UK EDM in the 90™s they have hungered to get their hands on these awesome sounds. For the last seven years there has been a secret hard drive, a depository of the best of these orchestral recordings saved to create the ultimate raw material, the ultimate ore, a set of polished diamonds waiting to be roughed up all over again.
STEP 2 “ WARP STAGE
For the last 5 years Spitfire have been experimenting with orchestral warping and many of these early attempts have been enjoyed by a large group of users using the beautiful and sometimes downright dirty œStephenson™s Steam Band sections of their immensely successful Albion range. In these early years they set about finding the most rarefied analogue outboard equipment, synths, filters, gates, verbs, and also commissioned and created a rare set of bespoke digital signal paths. At regular points over the last few years Spitfire has taken their secret drive out of its secret cupboard, pulled the sounds up and fed them through the most awesome multi stage signal path. They then left it simmering overnight, creating the most delicious and sometimes just ˜wrong™ set of sounds.
STEP 3 “ SOUND SETS to SOUND BANKS
During the warp stage Spitfire created well over a terrabyte of data. Needing to cut this down to a reasonable size, the Spitfire team of multi award winning composers, producers, techs and engineers set about pairing this down to the very best of the best. From this Spitfire created a set of multi-sampled Sound-Sets. The very building blocks of ˜Earth™ itself. These were then organised by sound-type into manageable Sound-Banks.
STEP 4 “ THE e.D.N.A. ENGINE
Over the last seven years Spitfire “ in partnership with Blake Robinson “ have been creating some of the most intuitive and ingenious scripts, simple to use GUIs and attractive front ends. A year ago, Spitfire wiped the script clean and set about creating a monster of a new script engine. This Spitfire calls eDNA. With more details to follow, s will show how the sound sets and banks of ˜Earth™ can be used in conjunction with the eDNA engine to quickly, dramatically and awesomely create a new audio experience for the next generation of music makers¦
STEP 5 “ SADISTIC SOUNDSMITHS
Once the sound banks were implanted into eDNA, Spitfire distributed ˜Earth “ Beta™ around their state-of-the-art complex in Central London, UK. Spitfire is a team of award winning composers, producers, track makers, and engineers. Using this pedigree, Spitfire has created a simply jaw dropping number of the most original, haunting, beautiful, epic, angry, fat and down-right unpleasant sounds you'e ever likely to hear. Spitfire ignored the zeitgeist, what™s been before and just set about creating something new. With eDNA™s ingenious GUI, this uncharted territory of new sonic experimentation is one knob or slider away from making it your own. Or simply start from the œvanilla sound-banks, roll your sleeves up and give eDNA a tickle.
LEGACY “ THE BORING BIT
Spitfire™s goal has always been to place sampling back at the centre of the music industry, not at the periphery leeching it of all its life. This is they'e not software developers making sounds, they'e music makers making sounds. This is why they approach the best sound-smiths on this planet to make sounds, the Leo Abrahams, Hans Zimmers of this world. But most of all this is why they go to the best musicians in the world. Although eDNA is an ˜electronic™ project, its DNA is in fact live musicians. So they'e happy to say that a blanket ˜jukebox™ royalty fund will be created from the whole eDNA range and distributed back to every musician, engineer and studio who has contributed to this range.
Quick stats: wav size: 44.8gb - ncw size (lossless compressed download size): 26.8gb - 34.9 hours of samples!