LANDFORMS ELEMENTS streamlines our complex orchestral sound design environment LANDFORMS into a focused and resource-friendly sample library. Tailored for composers and producers seeking a simplified workflow, it puts the deeply versatile collection of raw orchestral recordings at its forefront.
Influenced by the forms and textures of the natural world, articulations were curated and produced with specific compositional intentions.
Phrases that fuse together rhythmically and movements that overlap unpredictably to create progressive textural evolutions, mirroring the slowly building intensity of rising tides, the harmonic refractions of rippling water.
STREAMLINED FOR SIMPLICITY
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REAL EXPRESSION, REAL EMOTION
Recorded in the rich, warm acoustics of the Wood Room at Real World Studios and utilising ensembles of three players per instrument, the recordings of LANDFORMS ELEMENTS are all about emphasising focus and detail while still maintaining the magic of the ensemble.
The intimacies of players’ individual performances were captured using hyper-focussed spot mics, whilst a range of mics placed throughout the Wood Room captured its sophisticated resonances. These can be combined to create a full-spectrum dynamic mix with a deep tonal range.
It’s not for the purists. It’s not about noiseless, robotic performances. It’s about real recordings and real expression. The rawness and detail of performances were intentionally captured in order to retain the authentic character and emotion of the instruments.
A LIFE GIVING ENVIRONMENT
The core library comes packed with a deeply versatile collection of factory content, with more than 200 base multisampled articulations split across the families of the orchestra.
Strings are broken down into individual trios of bass, cello and violin. The woodwinds section consists of a low ensemble of baritone saxophone, contrabassoon and bass clarinet; a high ensemble of oboe, clarinet and bassoon; and a trio of flutes. Brass consists of a low trombone section and a high ensemble of trumpet and flugelhorn. As well as this, articulations taken from sessions with a solo violinist and flautist are included.
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→ Elements — Will Slater
Black Mass — Derek Kirkup
Calderas — Joe Dean
Fujiyama — Sylvia Bastille
Solace — Derek Kirkup
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FULL VS ELEMENTS
Sound design patches
Individual spot mics
Basic perspective control
Advanced perspective control
Basic expression control
Advanced expression control
Master effects page
Drag and drop
Kontakt or Kontakt 6.7.1 or higher
Free Kontakt Player included
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update); Apple Silicon Macs: macOS 11 or 12 (latest update); Windows 10 or 11, Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU
186 core multisampled articulations
177 curated articulation combos