Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Arctic Swells, a free LABS virtual instrument based on samples of a violin and a handmade flute.
By blending together the rises and falls of two instruments — a violin, and a handmade Native American flute — musician and sound maker Jon Meyer has created this unique hybrid instrument.
Recorded using Neumann KM84s and Coles 4038s, for a close sound, the result is icy, undulating swells and decays, with pitched-down samples creating low, sustained drones.
Arctic Swells is a library for LABS, a free dedicated plugin available as VST2, VST3, AAX and AU, so it can be used directly in your favorite DAW. See more free LABS libraries here.
Spitfire Audio has also announced the launch of Firewood Piano, a new title in the Orig!nals series of affordable instruments. Firewood Piano features a detailed upright piano with a cracked bridge – this creating a special resonance. It has five presets, including Felt and Warps, also Close, Room and Pad signals.
This library is available in Spitfire Audio’s dedicated plugin called Orig!nals (VST2, VST3, AAX and AU) which is also NKS compatible. Is over 7GB in size and costs €29.
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