Spitfire Audio has launched LABS, which they describe "as an infinite series of software instruments, free and easy to use; made by musicians in London" with Soft Piano and a new Strings library available now.
While the company continues its collaborations with the world’s best composers, producers, engineers, and studios to create detailed and realistic recordings of instruments and sounds for use in computer-based music production, LABS is a new series of tools that retain their dedication to quality but remove the barrier to entry by offering a simplistic solution to music-making — FREE.
The Soft Piano is based around a felted piano that was originally recorded in October 2008 by Nick Taylor at Air-Edel Recording Studios in Marylebone, central London using two Schoeps CMC 5/U microphones with MK4 capsules.
Strings is a new string ensemble that was recorded in October 2017 at Spitfire Audio’s London HQ, where one of the microphones used was a BBC AXB1, an iconic 1940s-vintage ribbon microphone featuring balanced wiring produced by the BBC and Marconi.
They both work within a dedicated plug-in in AAX, AU and VST formats with a simple user interface, invented in collaboration with UsTwo, a design and user-experience agencies. UsTwo were also responsible for making Spitfire Audio’s award-winning Hans Zimmer Strings sample library.
Join The Labs Programme
To get these free to install and easy to use plug-ins create an account at Spitfire Audio.
Spitfire Audio plans to release new LABS libraries every month. Expect traditional instruments alongside more experimental discoveries.