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Spitfire Audio Labs Trumpet Fiddle KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Trumpet Fiddle KONTAKT  | 79.71 MB

This is a real attic-special. Christian found this at Hobgoblins in London. I single stringed oddity with a small gramophone horn as it’s resonator it was allegedly the instrument du jour for about six months sometime in the 1910’s, but soon fell out of favour because, well because it sounded just so damned awful. Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Trumpet Fiddle KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Tangerines KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Tangerines KONTAKT  | 144 MB

Christian Henson has a fine collection of vintage analogue synths, including a Juno-6, JX3P, MiniMoog, SE1X, TB303, SH101, and his newly acquired MS20. Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Tangerines KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Scary Strings KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Scary Strings KONTAKT  | 180 MB

Another contribution from Christian's private collection, his "scary strings" are very simply made up VIs of small ensemble of string players recorded at Air-Edel studios in London. Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Scary Strings KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Plucked Upright KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Plucked Upright KONTAKT |  845MB

Not long after buying this beautiful hand made German upright piano, Christian set about to plucking it. This is a deep sampled multi mic set of samples from the piano that is used as Spitfire's seminal "Felt Piano". If you like this, you may want to try Spitfire's commercial "Plucked Piano" a grand in the hall at Air Studios, one of the finest scoring stages in the world! Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Plucked Upright KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Peel Guitar KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Peel Guitar KONTAKT |  21.2 MB

From Christian's private collection, a very simple but effective workhorse guitar. "I've never managed to better the quality of this little ditty, with 3 dynamic layers, no round robins it has sat on countless scores of mine. I get live players like Leo Abrahams to replace it but directors love the quality of sound so much that I rarely get rid of it altogether! It's a Fender Telecastor through a vintage 15w Fender Tweed amp played with just a hint of vibrato. It's got what I would call that totally English sound to it. With judicious use of tremolo and distortion/ amp plugs I have managed to make this sound - to a fairly convincing level - like Radiohead, Coldplay, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and U2!" Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Peel Guitar KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Mini Harp KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Mini Harp KONTAKT |  123 MB

The final contribution for Labs 2014 from CH’s personal collection is his mini harp. Here’s what he had to say about the two VIs you get with this one package. Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Mini Harp KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Melodica KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Melodica KONTAKT | 94.7MB

Well... we had to didn't we? Maybe we've missed the folk band wagon, but this is always useful for adding whimsy into your work. Combined with our free toy piano and Sound Dust's Dustbundle, you've got yourselves the making of the next best Indie score! Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Melodica KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Mandolin KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Mandolin KONTAKT | 326MB

Here's us trying to match the success of our free Charango with a slightly less esoteric instrument. Not only useful for mocking up small guitar lines but great as a texture subtly mixed in with orchestral elements to add sparkle and motivation. Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Mandolin KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Cajon KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Cajon KONTAKT | 109MB

Quite literally translated; "box". Originating from Peru, this amazing instrument has infected latin music all over south America find it's way back to Europe via Flamenco pioneers like Paco De Lucia and finally into use in popular music in the UK by it's appeal as a great accompaniment for acoustic gigs and especially small promotional tours for rising stars. It sounds like a little drum-and-bass kit but it's easy to transport! It is played by slapping the main body of the front panel for a "kick" style sound. The slapping the top edges to resonate some ingenious snares inside the box, to create a "snare" type sound. Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Cajon KONTAKT

Spitfire Audio Labs Bike Bells KONTAKT

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Spitfire Audio Labs Bike Bells KONTAKT | 25.8MB

A fine array of bike bells nailed to a snooker cue, clamped to a mic stand and then rigged to a multi mic set up for some festive yuletide deep sampling. Enjoy a celeste like no other but remember to wear your hi-vis jacket and helmet! Continue reading Spitfire Audio Labs Bike Bells KONTAKT