Inspired by legends, Steve Reich, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno and the score for 'Solaris' by Cliff Martinez. Christian Henson, with his brother Joe many moons ago developed, in his own noisy flat in Soho, a private library of tapped, struck and flicked kitchenware. This became a go-to resource for Christian in times of trouble and creative dry patches. It became much admired by colleagues and fellow composers that Christian (who had by this point started working with Paul Thomson), decided to record a commercial version in a central London location. As the original samples contained too much of the background bucolic atmosphere of Soho for modern broader tastes! But Paul, Joe and Christian decided this was too good to give away and.... regrettably (even though having announced it's imminent release in a very early iteration of this website) sat on it like three greedy sample Gollums. They feature heavily in a number of film and TV shows, most notably in Henson's score for The Secret Of Moonacre.
Experience has since shown that the best way to develop samples is to share. Corners aren't cut, and broader applications are considered. So Paul, Christian and the Spitfire team, freshly unpacked in their new Kings Cross location with ultra quiet recording spaces went back to the drawing board and developed a new Kitchenware range, deep sampled with a selection of beaters and mic perspectives.
First out of the traps is an extensive library of Metalware; 2.2 GB compressed data from over 6.3GB in WAV format and over 3100 samples. With up to 3 dynamic layers and 5 round robins per instrument, including a variety of easily switchable beaters and techniques, including finger nail flicks and slaps.
Sampled from 12 specially selected (with a variety of both simple and complex harmonic sonority) bowls, jugs and cups, we hope and believe this new sound-set will provide you with hours of inspiration, whether it be creating and layering top lines, creating complex contrapuntal systems sequences, or metallic bell like sound scales. Roll up the attack for whispy pads, tune down and up to radically change the harmonic characteristics alongside a host of specially selected internal effects to make this magical instrument your own.
Kitchenware - Metals, is handsomely packaged, and meticulously scripted with Spitfire's easy to use, out-of-the-box interface, which includes Albion's very own Ostinatum rhythm computer.
Requires a full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5 to run.