Two new free Spitfire Audio LABS virtual instruments: Synth Strings with Solina String ensemble sounds, and Organic textures based on natural field recordings.
Every month Spitfire Audio spoils us with a new LABS virtual instrument. This is a macOS/Win plugin that receives new free content every month. The basis of these are samples that are captured with great detail and packed in lovely virtual instruments. Every month has a different topic. From synthesizers, acoustic, bizarre, unknown instruments up to orchestral sounds recorded differently.
Spitfire Audio just published Synth Strings, a new LAB release for the month of August.
LABS Synth Strings
The new expansion “Synth Strings” in the LABS series features classic synth textures which come from the iconic Solina String Ensemble from 1974. From fuzzy, warm vibrations to bright stabs that cut through the mix, it has been captured at Spitfire’s HQ by Harry Wilson & Hannah Roberts-Shaw.
You can customize them with a handful of parameters including the timbre, reverb, ADSR envelope, and variation. The plugin comes complete with sampled modulation and processed pads — equally at home on a Herbie-style record as it is on a Blade Runner-style blockbuster template.
LABS Organic Textures
In case you missed the LABS from the month of July. Organic Textures also gives you fresh synth textures. This time not sampled from a vintage synth but created from organic-sourced field recordings. The sound designer Dan Keen captured the sounds of thunder, rain, wind, and birdsong in the English countryside. The result is an atmospheric soundscape virtual instrument with nature sounds.
Further, you can customize easily the sounds in the LABS’ interface that makes the instrument versatile
At first look, two other free must-have plugins from Spitfire Audio with rich sounds in my opinion.
Spitfire Audio Synth Strings & Organic Textures are available as a free download for the Spitfire Audio app. The latter runs as a VST, AU & AAX plugin on Windows & macOS.
More information here: Spitfire Audio