Spitfire Audio – Aluphone (KONTAKT)

By | June 17, 2024


Publisher: Spitfire Audio
Website: spitfireaudio.com
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4+

Description: Unusual aluminum bells. A wonderful addition to the mallet family. This unusual set of aluminum bells was created by world renowned percussionist Paul Clarvis, a master of his craft. Masterfully recorded at AIR Studios by resident engineer Jake Jackson, this unique metal sound will add to your percussion collection.

The aluphone is a two-and-a-half octave chromatic set of aluminum bells played primarily with marimba sticks, as well as a variety of mallets, both decaying and sustained, with a wide variety of dynamic layers and round melodies. We’ve combined this with our easy-to-use GUI that gives you instant access to many different microphone selection options (Close, Tree, Ambients, Outrigger, Gallery, Mid) so you can instantly customize your recordings to suit your wishes. We also bring to your attention two mixes prepared by engineer Jake Jackson.

Additional Information :
Innovative metallic percussion
Spitfire Audio aims to introduce composers and producers to innovative, rare sounds. When reaching for tuned metallic percussion, the first thing that springs to mind is the Tchaikovsky celeste, or the glockenspiel. The aluphone conjures similar sonic magic, without being instantly recognisable. This awesome set of recordings gives you acoustic magic through the finest signal path, as used by the world’s best composers.

We collaborated with world-renowned percussionist Paul Clarvis to capture this extraordinary addition to the mallet family – an otherworldly array of aluminum bells, played in the glorious surrounds of the Hall at AIR Studios. One of the finest scoring stages in the world, this is where we record the majority of our symphony and percussion sample libraries, all of which are designed to lock together sonically. Recorded by AIR Studios’ expert resident engineer Jake Jackson through an array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps, to a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine, and then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters.

Paul Clarvis has performed on countless blockbuster movies, having worked as part of Hans Zimmer’s team of percussionists for decades. Clarvis was also charged with leading the seminal drum corps for the London Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012. He brings his technical prowess and zealous spirit of collaboration to every session.

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