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Spitfire Audio addresses cultural shift in orchestral music and film scoring with new decade-dawning ALBION NEO next-chapter   LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce ALBION NEO — neatly turning the proverbial page to open a new decade- dawning next chapter in its bestselling ALBION... series sample libraries and virtual instruments as a modern cinematic collection centred around a chamber-sized orchestra with a super-intimate string section split by divisi across all articulations to offer anyone access to the incredible definition and expression of classic and progressive techniques creatively captured in the beautiful resonance of the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, successfully accompanied by an encyclopaedic...

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Impact Soundworks showed off a new Kontakt library of an 8 string electric guitar at NAMM 2020, inspired by modern progressive metal bands with technical playing. The library is called Shreddage 3 Hydra. I got a pretty awesome demo of the library, and I was very impressed at how realistic it could sound. The clean chords and leads were perfectly realistic, but the 'chugs' were also very realistic as well. Typically sample libraries of guitar fall apart when it comes to repetitive strokes on the same note, which is very common on guitar (especially in metal and djent where its...

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Spitfire Audio has announced the next title in their incredible Albion series of  sample libraries. I'm incredibly excited, and I actually got to play with the library a bit at NAMM 2020. I definitely agree with their description of the library, it feels pretty modern and intimate and reminds me of their LCO library. I'll have more information when I get to spend more time with it, but here's the official release information: LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce ALBION NEO — neatly turning the proverbial page to open a new decade- dawning next chapter in its bestselling ALBION... series sample libraries and...

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Orbit and Eclipse are two interesting atmospheric Kontakt sample libraries by Wide Blue Sound. They say that this 'Planetary Line' of instruments is a new kind of instrument, designed for easily creating stunning synths, pulses, and atmospheric textures - in this post I want to take a look at these instruments and see if they live up to the claim.

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