Thursday, February 3, 2022

NEW RELEASE: ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS by SPITFIRE AUDIO

ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS by SPITFIRE AUDIO

NEW RELEASE

Spitfire Audio advances studio partnership with ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS release representing an alternative library like no other.

ABBEY ROAD ONE: ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS, formed from working with a 90-piece symphonic orchestra as its inaugural partnership with Abbey Road Studios. “As an entry in our ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS, this looks at the darker side of the woodwind, evoking the times in John Williams scores or Jerry Goldsmith scores — even that kind of Howard Shore/Lord of the Rings vibe — where you have a darker, more mysterious tone.”

That intriguing introduction to ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS comes courtesy of Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson, himself no stranger to the wonderful world of film scoring as an English composer for film, television, and video games — and also an accomplished music technologist to boot.

By departing from standard woodwind orchestration in favor of capturing pairings of two oboes and two clarinets as well as two clarinets and two bassoons in octaves to deliver that intriguing alternative for a dark, more mysterious sound utilized by the crème de la crème of Abbey Road-recording film composers, the ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS selection effortlessly inspires intricate voicings to augment arrangements with enduring, enigmatic emotion — as alluded to by name. Indeed, it is intriguing and mystical to its core — clearly suited to creating textural elements, as well as regal tones. Try putting an arrangement in unison for a more piercing tone, or in octaves for a wider and richer sound.

The rich tonality and famed reverb of Studio One makes for a sound that is widescreen and epic, providing emotion, mood, and magic for many of the most renowned and successful films ever made, as apparent in such classics as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Avengers: Endgame. It is truly the iconic sound of cinema, after all.

As is the case with all of Spitfire Audio’s ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series — smaller and more focused libraries inspired by classic films offering pre-orchestrated instrument pairings and themes, ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS puts the same first-call musicians that play on globally successful movies at anyone’s fingertips. All are recorded by multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Harry Potter, Hugo) and feature Abbey Road Studios’ coveted collection of outboard gear and microphones.

Easily evoking a warm and mysterious air to compositions comes naturally when working with ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS, an alluring accompaniment to Abbey Road Studios’ iconic studio to which it owes its name and sound. 
 
Saying that, then, those looking for something to provide a darker, esoteric tone to contrast with more conventional woodwind timbres need not look any further; whether soft and unsettling, challenging and dynamic, or somewhere in between, its carefully captured reeds are as well suited to anyone seeking to incorporate magical and bewildering textures to any genre as they apparently are when it comes to adding a regal tone to orchestral compositions... just ask Paul Thomson!

ABBEY ROAD ONE: MYSTERIOUS REEDS is available as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible, NKS (Native Kontrol Standard)-ready plug-in that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) at an attractive RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of only £49.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/ $49.00 USD/€49.00 EUR (inc. VAT)


AVAILABLE HERE: SPITFIRE AUDIO

You can also purchase the Abbey Road One Collection Here


 

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