With over 166,000 Samples, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA Low Percussion sample library provides the foundations for flagship Professional Composer Series.
With over 166,000 samples representing 65 hours of recording time in Abbey Road Studios’ world-famous Studio One to its notable name, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION certainly digs deep when laying the foundations for Spitfire Audio’s brand-new flagship Professional Composer Series. It lays the groundwork for any user’s compositions with unrivaled realism as a collection of genuinely thunderous orchestral and esoteric drums that are beautifully captured in the legendary acoustic of Abbey Road Studios’ world-famous Studio One. Studio One needs no introduction, having hosted celebrated classical recordings ranging from English composer Sir Edward Elgar to Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Prokofiev, as well as iconic film scores spanning 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams), 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (John Williams), and 2001-2003’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Howard Shore) to more recent releases, including 2018’s Black Panther (Ludwig Göransson) and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame (Alan Silvestri). It is also home to one of the world’s most significant in-house collections of vintage and modern microphones while a 72-channel Neve 88 RS large-format mixing console with a unique and comprehensive surround monitor section acts as the centerpiece of its control room. Studio One is the perfect setting for Spitfire Audio’s recording sessions to deliver the world’s most detailed orchestral samples.
ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION explores the timbral and textural range of 20 drums from across the orchestral repertoire and beyond performed by British world-class percussionist Joby Burgess — hits, tools, swirls, and sweeps. Such virtuosity was captured in incredible detail by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer extraordinaire Simon Rhodes, who — having joined what was then EMI Recording Studios in 1987— is now Senior Engineer at Abbey Road Studios, having cultivated a longstanding association with various composers, including the late James Horner, with whom he worked for 18 years on over 50 projects, including 2009’s Avatar as one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
The 100.5 GB download-sized ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION library 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) for a time-limited promo price of £299.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$349.00 USD/€349.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until December 1, 2022 — returning thereafter to its RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of £399.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$449.00 USD/€449.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from HERE: