Spitfire Studio Strings is Spitfire Audio’s latest addition to their roster of orchestral sample libraries and the first product in an entirely new range of symphonic instruments. After having captured most of their orchestral instruments in AIR Studio’s spacious Lyndhurst Hall, the developers wanted to break new ground by establishing a fresh range of sample libraries that provides a crisp edge and a more controllable room tone.
Today we’re taking a look at an interesting new cinematic percussion library from a newcomer brand in sampling: Laboratory Audio’s very first product STRIKEFORCE. Strikeforce seeks to deliver the big and massive modern film score percussion sound made popular by recent Hollywood blockbusters like Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool or Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Gothic Instruments just added a fifth volume to their renowned DRONAR series of cinematic sound design tools called DRONAR: Cinematic Atmospheres. We had the chance to review this comprehensive toolbox of moody and suspenseful cinematic drones, perfectly suited for the SciFi and Horror genre.
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.
In this tutorial I show you how to add analog warmth, saturation and color to your sampled orchestral strings in order to make them sound even more authentic and help to make them sit better in a crowded mix. To accomplish this, I want to use the highly praised effects of analog tape and tape simulation.