Spitfire Audio has introduced Orbis, described as ‘The World Synthesizer’, based on 4 decades of field recordings by composer and sonic explorer David Fanshawe.
Here’s what they have to say about Orbis:
“Professionally and meticulously recorded on his Nagra, Uher, and Stellavox tape machines with expertly placed mics, these recordings were captured at a time when technology’s inexorable development was making the world a smaller place, and rare cultures and traditions were becoming more homogenised. Fanshawe’s pioneering spirit led him to the most remote corners of the earth to capture the traditions and spirit of rare communities by recording instruments, voices, music, and languages.
Building on Fanshawe’s archive, a collection of immense cultural and historical significance, Orbis makes these sounds accessible to future generations of composers for the very first time, while taking them to an entirely new place, providing you with the DNA of countless cultures from across the globe.”
Here’s a walkthrough of Orbis:
Here’s an example of using Orbis to create a trailer score using an expanded sonic palette:
Pricing and Availability
Orbis is available now in VST, AU and AAX plugin formats, with an introductory price of US $269 through August 1st, 2019. (regular price is US $349.)