Spitfire Audio expands essential cinematic ingredients series of ORIGINALS instant writing tools with FIREWOOD PIANO plug-in latest library.
Spitfire Audio announces the availability of FIREWOOD PIANO — an upright piano bursting with character (due to unique resonances created by its cracked bridge), becoming the latest library in the sound-specializing British music technology company’s ongoing ORIGINALS series of instant library tools with the same outstanding recording quality as the ‘full-blown’ blue-chip libraries with which it has built its reputation, simplified and presented in its free, easy-to-use plug-in, produced this time from performances by Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, an American folk-rock band based in Denver, Colorado, which is also where the latest library was expertly recorded (at Colorado Sound Studios).
Christening the intriguingly — and, as it happens, aptly — named FIREWOOD PIANO is a noteworthy footnote in itself. So starting, briefly, back at the beginning, the piano that gave rise to that notable name is a very small upright spinet design — distinguished by shorter keys with rods that connect each key to the rest of the action (as opposed to console pianos with regular-style upright action where the key is much longer and connects directly to the action) — albeit one with a cracked bridge, bursting with character. Built back in 1955 by the
Fortunately for the piano-playing world at large, Fraites’
As the company’s ongoing ORIGINALS series of instant library tools as essential cinematic ingredients, there are also three sound-altering signal paths available to choose from: Close, a nice-sounding upfront pair of close mics; Mid, created from recordings with the middle pedal down, which exposes the unique nature of the instrument in question’s broken bridge; and Pad. Plainly speaking REVERB, TIGHTNESS, HAMMERS, and PEDAL parameters provide further control and effects. All are self-explanatory and allow the vintage character and timeless sound of performer Jeremiah Fraites’
Playing with FIREWOOD PIANO should certainly fire up the creative compositional minds of anyone interested in contemporary production and film scoring. Fraites’
FIREWOOD PIANO is available as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible plug-in supporting Native Instruments’ NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) and Windows (7, 8, and 10 — latest Service Pack) that loads directly into any compatible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for an RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of only £29.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$29.00 USD/€29.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/originals
Spitfire Audio’s namesake Spitfire Audio application allows anyone to buy now and download anytime, and is available for free: http://www.spitfireaudio.com/info/library-manager/