Spitfire Audio, in collaboration with electronic music guru Brian Transeau, aka BT, has introduced a new software synthesizer, Polaris, that they describe as ” the ultimate Orchestral Synthesizer”.

Polaris is an extended orchestral sound library – featuring orchestral recordings resampled using a wide range of classic synthesizers.

On top of all this, Polaris offers a huge array of classic synth sounds – deep samples from classics such as the CS-80, Lexicon 224, Prophet T8, Oberheim OB-Xa, Matrix 12, Jupiter 8, and Prophet 5.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Massive multi-layers of complex yet accessible organic string orchestral recordings, captured at AIR studios, resampled using an array of classic and rare synthesizers, a cosmic collection of new string techniques has been specifically orchestrated to emulate electronic music production techniques. This sophisticated and eclectic sound library, performed by London’s top-tier contemporary players at renowned AIR Lyndhurst Hall, captures the future of blockbuster scoring.

A modern string orchestra imitating classic synth sounds, from the mind of Grammy-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer Brian Transeau, AKA BT. Polaris is a mesmerizing aural innovation which tastefully pairs the worlds of synthesis and orchestra, an encyclopaedia of new and inspiring sounds with almost endless possibilities, perfect for taking your scores into 2022 and beyond.

Massive multi-layers of complex yet accessible organic string orchestral recordings, resampled using an array of classic and rare synthesisers (Fairlight, EMU E-II and more), a cosmic collection of new string techniques has been specifically orchestrated to emulate electronic music production techniques. This sophisticated and eclectic sound library, performed by London’s top tier contemporary players at renowned AIR Lyndhurst Hall, captures the future of blockbuster scoring.”

Features:

  • A modern string orchestra imitating classic synth sounds
  • A massive multi-layering of complex synth sounds made accessible
  • Customize sounds using eDNA engine
  • New Granular Engine for further sonic discovery
  • 129 articulations, including:
    • 94 articulations including the original string performances
    • 35 layered ‘Synergy’ patches for use in the eDNA engine
    • 421 presets created by BT himself and the Spitfire Team
    • 54 noise sources recorded by BT

Pricing and Availability:

Polaris is available now with an intro price of $269 USD (normally $349).

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