Everything you need to make epic modern music in ONE box. With all new sample content and cross-grade options for original volume 1 'legacy' owners. Electronic Delivery
At its heart is a 109 piece orchestra accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section, dynamically layered loops designed by award winning music makers, an enormous steam synthesiser and many more surprises.
Giving every user an instant orchestra under their finger tips, Albion is used the world over by A-listers wanting a quick, inspiring compositional and sketching tool. It is utilised by power users who are short on time and tight on a deadline to render compelling, impact driven masters in an instant. It is used by people who are interested in breaking into the world of TV, Film, and Games music by having the best sounds available in one very affordable package. It is designed for people wanting to try their hands at orchestral music regardless of their theoretical understanding and programming chops. Finally it has found its way into the arsenal of many successful hit makers wanting to add a bit of rich British epic into their next hit. Whilst many people jump first to the orchestral content, further investigation reaps an Aladdin's cave of cinematic percussion, dynamic and engaging loops and one-off synth sounds derived from the 100+ epic orchestra!
Spitfire Audio was set up in 2007 by a collective of award winning composers and producers. In 2011 they set about distilling all of the essential tools they used to make modern epic cinematic music into a single product. This was the genesis of Albion Volume 1, a tool kit that took the world by storm and earned itself many awards and plaudits.
Four years may not seem a long time, but in the fast moving world of Spitfire Audio it is an age. With over 60 products released in this period alone including 8 new strings libraries and a panoply of orchestral recordings in the shape of the epic BML series, Spitfire have gained a lot of experience! So they decided to return to the original Albion Volume 1 concept and see how it stood up. With heavy hearts Spitfire decided it was time to go back into the studio and put their beloved Albion Volume 1 out to pasture. They felt the experience gained, and the feedback garnered from thousands of users could present a product far superior to the original 'legacy' version, a product that would continue and deserve to be the most popular product Spitfire has ever sold.
Quite simply Spitfire wanted to make Albion better, bigger, fatter, brighter, tighter with more articulations, more sounds, more loops with more control, more features and functions.
Spitfire has carefully studied what made Albion 'Legacy' so popular, have returned to the hall at Air Studios and have painstakingly recreated and enhanced the objectives of the original. As with Albion Volume 1 there is a a large epic orchestra at the centre, but this time the orchestra size has been enhanced to 109 players with many more articulations, control of vibrato and new features including stylised legato articulations by Andy Blaney and an awesome strings 'runs' section. The Darwin Percussion has been carefully re-recorded with many additional sections (and a couple of old favourites). The Brunel dynamic loops section has this time been designed by Spitfire's award winning team from new recordings made with percussion favourite Paul Clarvis and a lot of treats he uses on many A-list films including "Skyfall" and "Spectre". The Stephenson's Steam Synth takes epic and awesome to whole new level of tweak-ability with both this and the loops presented in Spitfire's much applauded eDNA engine. There are also few exceptions of 'special' moments from the original 'legacy' Albion that they felt they couldn't better, so they have retained those in ONE, you know who you are!