Spitfire Audio – Harp Swarm (KONTAKT)

By | June 4, 2024


Publisher: Spitfire Audio
Website: spitfireaudio.com
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
Requires full version of Kontakt 5.6.8+

Description: The Adventure of Nine Harps. Nine harps playing simultaneously are scattered throughout the Air Studios. From hauntingly slow and fast tremolandi to long and short plucks, harmonics and perhaps the most extraordinary set of cascading glissandos we have ever heard. The second part of the Spitfire Audio Harp Swarm story offers instant inspiration and a wide range of usage possibilities.

Background :
Spitfire Swarms are made up of instrument sets rarely grouped together to form large ensembles and presents as viable symphonic ‘choirs’. They enable the user to take plucked or beaten instruments and use them like you would a string band, with long shimmering sustains and inspiring epic single hits. Many Spitfire libraries give the user the ability to control vibrato in strings, for Swarm this is replaced by a speed control to vary between a glorious patina of individual notes to engaging “sheens” of sounds where each individual note is imperceptible. Recorded in the much loved hall at Air Studios, the Swarm range fits perfectly into your orchestral palette as a left field sound that is beautiful, engaging and totally original. If you’re tired of your existing orchestral writing palette, or your director wants something new but your producer doesn’t want to take any risks. If you’re looking for something inspiring or something that you can hold for an age without your listener tiring. If you feel your sample set is dry, featureless and still, or you need to add motion and texture as a layer to your existing orchestral samples then it may be time for a Swarm. And if you’re writing a fantasy blockbuster, once you’ve had NINE harps, you’ll never go back!

– 6 Harps on the main scoring stage, 3 in the galleries recorded in unison
– Long, Short & Harmonic plucks with Numerous Round Robins
– Haunting slow and fast trems with speed control and dynamic crossfading via mod wheel
– Exhaustive epic glissandi selection including release trigger and different speed options
– Recorded to tape via the finest microphones and pre-amps
– Selection of mic perspectives and Jake Jackson mixed from up front and personal to epic widescreen
– Easy to use, this one springs out of the box.

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