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Albion, Virtual Orchestral Instrument from Spitfire Audio.


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  • Manufacturer: Spitfire Audio
  • Model: Albion
  • Category: Virtual Orchestral Instruments
  • Added in our database on: 08/26/2011

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Spitfire Audio Albion user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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EPSIL@N08/26/2011

EPSIL@N's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A reference Orchestral!"

Spitfire Audio Albion
Be aware that Albion Kontakt requires 4 + and is easy to install, a bookshop "Albion" is added on the left side of Kontakt, easier to navigate through the bank's.



level requirements, Albion is quite delicious but not as some (Hollywwod Strings for example) here are the recommended configurations:

INSTALLATION:

25 GB of free space, an ample enough 7200rpm HDD, SSD of course welcome

Charge Time:

4 to 5 hours with a good Internet connection



PRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS BANKS:


A / Orchestral ALBION

Here is the master side of the bank including virtually all the instruments (Brass, Violin, Wind, etc. ..)

Articulation: Longs, SC, Shorts, Pizzacato, Legato, Ostinatum (Bonus Patch), and all Multi FX.

4 positions Integrated Micro and Mini Sequencer.



B / PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE DARWIN

The rhythm part epic and orchestral Albion

Hi, Mid, Lo - Hi Sticks, Metal Shop & Sub (Pitch Range)

3 mic placements,



C / BRUNEL LOPP

Many Loop, both melodic ryhtmiques that there are more bonus and can start a particular component in case of loss of inspiration, for example ^ ^



D / STEPHENSON'S STEAM BAND

Basically this is the version of Albion Alterntibe but rearranged, remixed subba that many effects and sounds which gives very specific and often air boosted by a reverb / spacialisation crazy! A killing!

separated into four parts:

- Steam Pads

- Steam Drones

- Steam Atmos

- Steam ostinati

This bank is simply a very nice surprise! and sounds are to die for!



PRESENTATION OF MODULE ALBION

generally separated into four parts with three tabs.

1 part for micro (up to 4)

Part 1 for options (Transpose, Purge unused, Solo Mic, Time Machine)

Round Robin Part 1

Part 1 to create its own velocity curve

then

1 Front panel tab (described just over heut)

1 Tab Mini sequencer (Ostinatum)

1 tab FX sequencer

1 tab

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

1 / CONFIGURATION:

A / PC:

Recommended: i5, i7 or Quad Core machine with 8 or 8 Gig memory or above. Vista 64 or Windows 7.

High: Will it work with SP2, Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4GHz 1Gig RAM.



B / MAC

Recommended: Intel Based Mac Pro Dual Quad Core machine with 8 or 8 Gig memory or above. Mac OS 10.6.1 (Leopard).

Minimum: We Have Made the module work satisfactorily on a Mac Mini 2.4 GHz and a

MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

I for one running on a PC i7 2600K with 16 GB of Ram.

So in light of the many messages I read on the forum of Eastwest about the use HS + HB, I can tell you that Albion is truly a treat and is "optimized" in contrast HS it is really so, but very greedy.

For the record I recall that the recommendations Eastwest techniques are not good and must be sick of configurations to really turn the two correctly (optimally 32GB and above 2 PC or Mac and I add the icing on cake, SSD course to install the banks).

With Albion at least, the question does not arise yesterday to tell you I was with 12 VST to open with 10 Albion 4 with Kontakt, Stylus one that turned CineOrch 8 rhythms and more and watched the performance my pc and I was (in real time on cubase) to 12% of CPU resources and 33% by Ram! the margin is to say you ^ ^

OVERALL OPINION

Know that the bank has a character! Is it having been recorded on analog tape *, at least it's a very nice job from Spitfire who signs a bank full and a very good quality, with the entire arsenal needed to create a virtual orchestra that will lend itself better to the scoring but will be equally at home in other styles! an excellent value for money for a bank that is as much!


* Product-through of non-selective single vintage mic, meticulously serviced onto a Studer 2 "tape machine via world class Neve mic pre's and the World's Largest Desk Neve 88 and finally hearr-of-the-class prism AD converters Into the digital format

Some examples of compounds that I made with Albion
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