Today we’re taking a look at Spitfire Audio’s hottest addition to their orchestral range of libraries: the Bernard Herrmann Toolkit. Inspired by its iconic namesake, renowned film composer Bernard Herrmann, Spitfire went out to catch the spirit of highly praised classic soundtracks to films like Psycho, Vertigo, Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver – all milestones of 20th century cinema.
BT Phobos is Spitfire Audio’s new poly-convolution synthesizer and the company’s first-ever standalone plugin on the market. It presents a new take on convolution-based synthesis aimed at composers writing epic, cinematic electronic and hybrid compositions. We gave it a test run in this comprehensive review.
With Espressivo, Sonokinetic expands their renowned range of phrase-based orchestral sample libraries and adds a cinematic toolkit inspired by the musical style of iconic film composers like Jerry Goldsmith (Alien, The Omen) and Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, Vertigo). Let’s jump right in and find out how this brand-new sample library gets on.
DRONAR Live Strings is Gothic Instruments’ latest addition to the developer’s acclaimed DRONAR series of virtual instruments. Performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Dronar’s Live Strings Module features a wealth of inspiring string-based textures ranging from natural string performances to orchestral effects and soundscapes. By providing a comprehensive source of expressive tonal beds and cinematic ambiences, Dronar Live Strings seeks to be a modern composer’s hybrid production toolkit that organically mingles traditional orchestral colors with contemporary sound design.