Spitfire Audio – Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit (KONTAKT)

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Overview of Orchestral Innovation Inspired by a Legend

Spitfire’s latest creation takes inspiration from the legendary composer Bernard Herrmann, known for his groundbreaking scores in films such as Citizen Kane, Psycho, Vertigo, and Taxi Driver. This ensemble is a tribute to Herrmann’s unique orchestration aesthetic, offering composers today a chance to work with the same creative spirit.

Features of the Spitfire Ensemble

  • Curated with Bernard Herrmann’s Estate: Spitfire has collaborated exclusively with Bernard Herrmann’s estate to bring you a one-of-a-kind studio orchestra ensemble that directly reflects the composer’s iconic style.

  • Recorded at AIR Studios: This ensemble was recorded at Studio One, AIR Studios, under the guidance of renowned engineer Simon Rhodes, famous for his work on movies like Avatar, Spectre, Harry Potter, and There Will Be Blood.

  • Unique Instrumentation: The orchestra performances capture the essence of Herrmann’s preferences – bold, dynamic, and upfront. You’ll find patches featuring selected groups, unconventional instrument combinations, chords, effects, and much more.

  • Synth Patches Inspired by Herrmann: In the “advanced” folder, you’ll discover over 30 synth patches inspired by Herrmann’s innovative use of synthesizers alongside orchestral elements. These patches are easily controllable using the Mercury Synth GUI, a user-friendly interface designed for instant creativity.

Technical Details and System Requirements

Mac System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 to OS 12
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • An internet connection is required during installation.

PC System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or later (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit)
  • Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • An internet connection is required during installation.

Storage Details

  • File Size: Approximately 186,742 samples
  • Download Size: 146.6 GB
  • Disk Space Required During Installation: Approximately 293.20 GB

Kontakt Player Compatibility

  • Requires Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher.

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