With PP017 EVO GRID 1 and PP020 EVO GRID 2 — respectively subtitled EVOlving Stringscapes and Second EVOlving Strings, Spitfire Audio unleashed upon an unsuspecting musical sampling world a whole new way of working with long string articulations. By recording a number of very long notes that change or mutate over time across the entire range of the keyboard, and allowing different evolutions — Evos in ‘Spitfire-speak’, A-listers and amateurs alike could create profound end results in hitherto unheard ways. What’s more, those note lengths are different across each Evo to increase the randomness of what the user creates.
Creating such randomness is simplicity itself, however, thanks to the onscreen Evo Grid that lent its name to those trailblazing libraries and carries through to the latest SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS. There are 48 Evos available across the top of the grid while the keyboard range is listed on the left-hand side, split up and notified by the Note Centre in each range. To assign an evolution to a note range, place a (virtual) peg in the relevant hole on the grid itself — inspired by the breakthrough British EMS VCS3, which made musical history upon its introduction in 1969 by being the first commercially portable synthesiser available anywhere in the world, thanks to its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard dispensing with the telephone exchange-like cabling of other (much larger) modular systems in favour of making space-saving connections with (removable) coloured pegs.
Watch Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS video walkthrough
Watch Spitfire Audio ‘composer in residence’ Oliver Patrice Weder’s SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS ‘In Action’ video
Watch Spitfire Audio’s alluring promo video for
SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS
Watch Spitfire Audio’s informative introduction to Evos video
SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS can be purchased and digitally downloaded (as 36.6 GB of uncompressed .WAV files, featuring 4,703 samples) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £229.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$249.00 USD/€259.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until Thursday, August 31, 2017 — rising thereafter to an MSRP of £269.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$299.00 USD/€309.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-symphonic-strings-evolutions/
Note that SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS needs Native Instruments’ free KONTAKT PLAYER (5.5 and above) — included in the purchase — while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application for Mac or PC allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.
For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS EVOLUTIONS webpage
About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)
Spitfire Audio produces the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world. It was set up by a British group of composers, sound-smiths, producers, engineers, and technologists wanting to revolutionise sampling and bring it back to the centre of the music industry. Like any new music technology — from radio to synthesisers, sampling was (initially) perceived as a threat to music-making and music-makers. Spitfire Audio is at the vanguard of changing that perception; its main goal is to promote British music-making the world over while distributing royalties via an ever-growing distribution chain to its contributors — musicians, engineers, technicians, producers, and artists alike — based on sales. Spitfire Audio puts millions of pounds back into the British music industry while supporting charities and initiatives, both in the UK and beyond. (The fact that the company has become the second-biggest contributor to UNICEF via JustGiving.com by giving away samples in return for donations speaks louder than words.) By doing this, Spitfire Audio gets to work at the best places with the best people to make the best sounds on the planet today.
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