Spitfire Audio has released Abbey Road One: Film Scoring Selections Thematic Horns. Here's the story in their own words...
From the forlorning main theme of Braveheart to the thunderous horn section used in The Batman original theme, as well as countless other themes spanning the entire history of cinema, the horn has proven itself to be the irreplaceable heart of orchestral scoring. Horns play myriad roles, from chorale accompaniment to strings, through to punchy main themes that transcend anything the rest of the orchestra has to offer.
The first of our film scoring selections to feature two legatos, this library provides an agile section of eight horns, capable of going from speedy playing with fast run articulations across dynamics to slower, stately and more lyrical performances all with the sound of cinema - Abbey Road Studio One and London's A-list players - right out of the box.
The Treasure of Orchestral Scoring
Thematic Horns captures the most essential ingredient to successful orchestral scoring; that vivid and intense sound of an 8-piece horn section. With two distinctly different legatos - 'performance' and 'lyrical' - this cinematic treasure trove adds even more flavour to the Film Scoring Selections range.
Designed to be the more acrobatic and instantly playable legato, the performance legato patch is performed with accented attacks at the front of sustains. Allowing for fast runs across every dynamic, this is very much the 'plug in and play' of the two legatos. The lyrical legato patch offers a more measured and deliberate alternative, with a softer entry, perfect for slower lyrical lines. The difference between how the two patches feel is significant, as is the way they each uniquely influence a composition's melodic character.
Performed in the unmistakable acoustics of Abbey Road's Studio One, Thematic Horns further enriches the available offerings in the Abbey Road One orchestral range by commanding the forefront of instantly playable, instant cinema - from the moment you open the first patch.
The Iconic Sound Of Cinema
Enter the room most composers can only dream of--Abbey Road's Studio One. Considered one of the finest acoustical spaces in the world, Studio One's history has an indelible connection with the scores recorded there, providing emotion, mood, and magic for many of the most renowned and successful films ever made. Such classics as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Avengers: Endgame, all were recorded in Studio One. With its rich tonality and famed reverb, Studio One's sound is widescreen and epic.
Thematic Horns, and indeed all of the Abbey Road One Selections, puts the same first-call musicians that play on globally successful movies at your fingertips, all recorded by multi GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Hugo, Harry Potter) and featuring the legendary Abbey Road microphones and outboard gear.
Building On Orchestral Foundations
Expanding on Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations, a 90-piece symphonic orchestra that was our first partnership with Abbey Road Studios, Thematic Horns is a fully-fledged, stand-alone library. Recorded the same way your favourite composer would: the unmistakable acoustics of Abbey Road Studio One, exceptional players, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones, all allowing you to quickly and easily create film scores. Elevate your existing symphonic orchestra toolkit or pair with Orchestral Foundations to create soaring, heroic themes. With a beautiful, modern design, Thematic Horns and all of the Abbey Road One Selections are housed in our award-winning plug-in, which loads directly into all major DAWs (VST2, VST3, AU, AAX & NKS-compatible) without the need for any additional software. Easy to use, intuitive and inspiring, our plug-in has been designed by composers, for composers.
- Performance Legato
- Lyrical Legato
- Long Sforzando
- Mix 1
- Mix 2
- Vintage 1
- Vintage 2
- Pop Close
- Pop Room
- Tree 1
- Tree 2
Pricing and Availability:
RRP Price: £49 / €49 / $49
Also available as part of Abbey Road One The Collection
To Thorsten Quaeschning
NAMM 2003, Ed Sheeran, Wingie 2
Pre Sunroof gig at Superbooth