Spitfire Audio has introduced Albion V Tundra – a new orchestral sound library, inspired by the work of Arvo Pärt, that explores “sounds at the edge of silence”.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
For many years now Spitfire Audio has been recording orchestras of all sizes, but a theme that has run throughout our last decade is how to unearth and discover more naked and honest performance styles. We also understand that where sampling is concerned it’s the quietest of levels where the real magic happens.
By taking this into account, by studying the most popular recordings of Arvo Pärt, Sibelius and Gorecki, and by observing new emerging talent from Scandinavia and Iceland we were inspired to create a whole new set of tools.
Partnering with long term collaborator, orchestrator and contemporary composer Ben Foskett, we set about recording a full dynamic set of samples where the top level was set at mp (mezzo piano, or kind of medium quiet) right down and through to the quietest recordings we have ever dared record. Our chief engineer opened up the hall at Air Studios to maximize its amazing early reflections and to liquify the fibrous and finely textured instructions we gave the 100 strong band of extraordinary London players. Samples we believe that have never been made before.
Here are examples of Albion V Tundra in action:
Pricing and Availability
Albion V Tundra is available for pre-order for £249.