Publisher: Spitfire Audio
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
Description: Spiritual frozen evolving strings.
BAFTA award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and electronic performer Ólafur Arnalds creates and curates a select quartet of unique string performers, performing his extraordinarily personal and inspiring aesthetic. With our Evo Grid series, composers, producers and songwriters gain instant inspiration and unfathomable creative edge.
A truly original and inspiring set of instruments conceived in Reykjavik, Iceland, recorded in Berlin, Germany and realized in London, England, which attracts the talents of some true independent thinkers who shed new light on classical European instruments, how to play, use them, handle them them, record them and process them in a completely new way.
Recorded in the ultra-classy surroundings of Voxton Berlin studios, Ólafur’s carefully curated quartet includes the talents of multi-instrumentalist, composer and often co-writer Viktor Orri
Árnason alongside sophisticated and talented cellist Sebastian Selke.
Ólafur Arnalds prescribed his rigorous and original approach to how best to select the microphone, preamps and external devices for this project.
The end result is an extremely beautiful set of tools that emerge with delightful and refreshing unpredictability. If you are looking for something intelligent, honest and unique, you need not look any further.
BAFTA laureate, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and pianos with loops and sharp beats that rise from ambient / electronic to pop. In 2009, Olafur formed an experimental techno project called Kiasmos with fellow Icelandic native Janus Rasmussen. And in 2014, Olafur announced his electronic debut album as part of the Kiasmos project.
Ólafur has gained immense notoriety with a new audience for its BAFTA-winning strings, piano and electronics award for the British crime drama Broadchurch. He relied heavily on the methods he researched for this project.
The tool uses Spitfire’s revolutionary Evo Grid system to provide you with an almost infinite number of results. Days were spent creating and discussing ways in which players could take notes and change them over long periods of time. These notes were then reproduced through several different pitch centers. They were then placed in a grid of peg systems based on the ‘Putney’ synthesizer.
The step is centered down the x-axis, various evolutions or “evos” down to the right. Just check which Evo you want, or alternatively click our random dice feature to automatically select a unique preset from over 30 trillion possible results!
This product also has many different microphone perspectives, as well as specially made IR plates that can tune sound from intimate and cerebral to ghostly and fresh.
Based on the EMS VCS3 synthesizer, this extraordinary and unique interface provides instant setup. With 1 or 2 clicks, you will be armed with something completely unique and inspiring. Scroll through the Evo Grid to find and activate Evos that are not visible. Pan and tune each Evo for perfect blending. Turn 3 useful modulators and effects on or off. Mix your mic positions, all from the front panel.