!! SPITFIRE - ALBION R.I.P. - Get the original for the last time £149 - DETAILS POSTED

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JessicaSA
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65 posts since 12 Nov, 2013

Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:46 am

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** GET THE ORIGINAL ALBION FOR THE LAST TIME AT NEARLY A 60% DISCOUNT **

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7msMfxbJcU

Yes, it’s true. After countless plaudits and awards and years of offering many their first steps on their Spitfire journey, it is time to retire the jewel in the Spitfire crown. Albion was the first in a series of products from Spitfire package together everything needed to create contemporary sounding film music.

Over the years, Albion has made its way into many A-listers hearts as an awesome sketch pad for blockbuster movies, her many curios gracing contemporary award-winning movie soundtracks. She has underscored countless AAA games, and continually ensures that there is rarely an evening in front of the television where her beautifully recorded-to-tape tones won’t grace your airwaves. Not to mention the odd surprise appearance on hit records that have decided to go ‘widescreen’! For these reasons, and many more, we consider Albion to be a modern classic in sample-ware.

When released in 2011 it garnered universal praise as a game changer not only for her quality of sound and tools specially curated by Spitfire's team of award winning composers & producers, but also for her extraordinary bold price point. It quickly found its way into the palettes and hearts of music makers the world over from award winning power users to students stepping out into their careers as successful media composers.

So it is with heavy hearts and a proud tear in our eye that we must now put her out to pasture. We will naturally continue to support a product we're truly proud of. This will include any new feature discoveries we may make along the way (Albion was recently upgraded to be hosted by our new BML codebase).

Therefore, this will be your last chance to buy the original Albion, and we hope that offering it to you at the price of £149 (RRP £349 - OR AROUND $230 from $540 IN US DOLLARS!) is a compelling incentive for you to join this adoring club. More importantly, we hope she provides you with many more years of happiness.

FOR MORE INFO AND TO BUY: http://www.spitfireaudio.com/albion
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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:54 am

Is it Kontakt Player compatible, or require full version of Kontakt ?

DarkStar
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8544 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Re: !! SPITFIREAUDIO - GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND

Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:04 am

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DarkStar
Interesting, if true ...

Aryaroman
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733 posts since 17 Feb, 2015

Re: !! SPITFIREAUDIO - GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND

Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:19 am

This is sad news. :cry:

But thus is cycle of life...

...in other news: Albion V: Reborn confirmed.



Is the EDU discount valid for the sale?

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garywilliamson1
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19 posts since 21 Aug, 2014

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:04 am

Ugg, I just bought Albion like 3 weeks ago. Such is life, oh well.

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:19 am

It's only Albion 1 that gets retired innit?

Albion 2 and 3 aint on sale?

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Aloysius
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22077 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: !! SPITFIREAUDIO - GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND

Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:23 am

Goodbye old friend. Don't forget to close the door on your way out.
I didn't get where I am today ...

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:25 am

Should the old friend slam or close the door silently?

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Aloysius
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22077 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:28 am

Don't fukn care just as long as he vacates the premises asap and makes room for the new guy.
I didn't get where I am today ...

Aryaroman
KVRian
733 posts since 17 Feb, 2015

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:30 am

Aloysius wrote:Don't fukn care just as long as he vacates the premises asap and makes room for the new guy.
Shouldn't he leave the door open in that case... :roll:

Albion 2 and 3 could get on sale too sometime.
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Aloysius
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:32 am

OK. :)
I didn't get where I am today ...

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Numanoid
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:32 am

Ah, then I get it, it is a revolving door :lol:

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Aloysius
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:33 am

:hihi:
I didn't get where I am today ...

elxsound
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4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:40 am

Any thoughts on if this is a good purchase?

I had been looking at getting into the Albion series beginning with volume 1, and now its going to be discontinued... So is this a moment of good fortune, or a is it better to wait for what comes next?

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Numanoid
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:44 am

My thinking:

-The product has received rave reviews and are used by pros
-If there is going to be a new product, there is a propability that former customers get an upgrade offer
-For those not owning Kontakt, this will work in the Player
-Which also means it can be used to get $100 off Kontakt crossgrade pricing, for those looking to get the full version of that.
http://www.native-instruments.com/en/pr ... ade-offer/

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