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Spitfire Audio Release Heirloom – The Emotional Ensemble

Spitfire Audio have released Heirloom – The Emotional Ensemble, available at an intro price of £199, increasing to £249 after the promotion. The offer ends March 31st.

From the mind, heart and soul of acclaimed artist Keaton Henson comes a compositional toolkit of unique, modern scoring sounds, bestowed to enhance your sonic fingerprint with a beautiful human touch.

Heirloom features delicate strings, raw woodwinds, an inspiring piano and haunting guitars captured in London’s stunning Church Studios (Adele, The XX. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) This library was conceived with humanity in its DNA, and the lingering human moments that bleed and seep their way into recorded musical performances. Inherently contemporary and perfect for emotive writing, this sound library is the audial equivalent of the worn away seat of your father’s favourite chair. Traces, marks and imprints left behind by those who are perhaps no longer with us. Gone, but never forgotten.

Heirloom is perfectly poised to express emotions that are hard to put into words, capturing the contemplation of complex existential feelings, the human condition and the passing of time.

The quality of the performances captured is pure and expansive in character, lending themselves to enhanced emotive scoring. This expansive character provides endless inspiration, via sounds that will slot into any composer’s signature sound palette and compliment without taking over.

Heirloom has a strong sense of home comforts, with a beguiling familiarity that allows the composer to feel comfortable using the sounds in a stripped back setting. Beautiful raw woodwinds, delicate strings, an inspiring piano, rich guitar tones and textures – these were all selected by Keaton Henson to hone in on that humanity, the subtle artefacts of these kinds of recordings.

This collection of sounds is the ideal starting point to begin composing, or to simply add a new dimension to your sound palette with some inspiring, versatile new material.

The unique beauty of this library can be found in its imperfections. It is between the notes that you will feel those human moments that stop you in your tracks. The natural sounds of the players and their instruments captured during a performance.

Capturing new and alternative expressive techniques creates a great foundation for this sound library, but Spitfire Audio have also expertly captured a selection of small, exquisitely performed moments that can be found in the studio section, including swells and “chimes” (chime-like tones). These focused elements will make compositions sound even more real, and even more human.

Heirloom features 8 string players (3 violins, 2 viola, 2 cello, 1 bass), woodwind including a Contrabass Clarinet, and Tubax, an achingly beautiful Piano (the beating heart of the library), and Guitar. All intimately recorded by the highly talented Fiona Cruickshank at London’s atmospheric Church Studios.

The ensemble has been kept small and recorded close, never playing too loud. This allows the composer to achieve an emotionally epic sound, without losing the intimacy of the playing.

The first 500 orders will receive an exclusive limited edition artwork created by Keaton.
The first 200 of which will be signed by Keaton himself.

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