First Look: London Contemporary Orchestra Textures by Spitfire Audio

by

Spitfire’s second collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra delivers a very unique sample set with the main instrument housed in the developers powerful Evo Grid engine. The unusual recording space (a pop-up studio in an aircraft hanger) coupled with never-before-sampled instrument combinations will serve as a powerful arsenal for media composers looking for a fresh set of ambiances, soundscapes and drones to add to their toolkit.

Jump to the Videos of London Contemporary Orchestra Textures by Spitfire Audio

Jump to the Demos of London Contemporary Orchestra Textures by Spitfire Audio

 

First Look: London Contemporary Orchestra Textures by Spitfire Audio

In this first look, I share some of the presets and random feature to hear playback of this marvelous new release from Spitfire Audio.

London Contemporary Orchestra Textures sells for $299 (intro price $199 till Feb 7, 2019 from Spitfire Audio

 

Thoughts

Spitfire‘s second collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra delivers a very unique sample set housed in the developer’s powerful Evo Grid engine. The evolving acoustic textures were created by layering unexpected combinations of instruments and this sample set is full of inspiration.

For the library, the Spitfire team took a unique approach to capturing the samples, opting for recording in an aircraft hangar. This offbeat pop-up studio is heard instantly in playback with the different instruments swirling around together creating more than the sum of their parts with a lush 10-second reverb tail.

The unusual recording space coupled with never-before-sampled instrument combinations will serve as a powerful arsenal for media composers looking for a fresh set of ambiances, soundscapes, and drones to add to their toolkit,

Most surprising to me as I checked out the instrument for the first time is just how melodically playable some of the presets are. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t be substituting deep, multi-sampled legato instruments with this set, but I did, however, find some of the presets to inspire original melodic passages I might not have stumbled upon otherwise.

“LCO Texture’s constantly evolving organic palette was created by layering unexpected combinations of instruments inspired by recent scores like Suspiria with Thom Yorke, American Animals with Anne Nikitin and You Were Never Really Here with Jonny Greenwood.”

Facts

Downloads as 14.3 GB
Samples of organic instruments combined in unique ways for textures
Recorded in an aircraft hangar

Delivered as four groups Kontakt presets: Ethereal, Mercurial, Quantum and Astral
Evo Grid Engine

Normally sells for $299.00

London Contemporary Orchestra Textures sells for $299 (intro price $199 till Feb 7, 2019 from Spitfire Audio

 

Demos of London Contemporary Orchestra Textures by Spitfire Audio

Videos of London Contemporary Orchestra Textures by Spitfire Audio