Unique Evolving Woodwinds. The next chapter in the Evo Grid series, some of the most instantly gratifying sounds we’ve had the pleasure of making. This volume features an eclectic collection of woodwinds evolutions designed by Ben Foskett to bring a very special edge to your music.
Following on from the success of Spitfire’s original Evo Grid 1, and the stunning Evo Grid 2 and the ultra exclusive ‘Symphonic Evolutions’, it was time to let the blowers have a go! Returning to the ultra dry but warm vintage surroundings of Air Edel Studios, Spitfire Audio, in conjunction with Ben Foskett, set about doing things with woodwinds that you would never expect. To create a product that oozes originality, inspiration and a critical edge for your future compositions!
The newly initiated Evos are hyperlong articulations that change, sometimes subtly and sometimes radically, over time before looping. We organise these on a grid so you can plot which evolution or ‘Evo’ sits on which key range. In this day and age, composers are often asked to engage the listener by doing very little, we’re asked to rarely change a note, to do nothing, but ‘really sort a scene out’! Evo Grid is our means of providing composers with a solution to this conundrum!
Evo Grid 4 employs some of the UK’s finest, most progressive and avant garde woodwind players performing beautifully orchestrated long notes that evolve into simple increases in intensity and expression to sounds from another world. Spitfire used two subtly different line ups of players to give you a nuanced selection of sounds, some more reedy, some more flutey than others. Contributing to a final number of 48 evos across 12 pitch regions.
Whilst playing the material orchestrated by Ben Foskett, we couldn’t stop ourselves from creating an additional 5 grids of awesome, warped, saturated and totally transformed versions of each and every Evo. Including some specially “tweaked” versions of the Evos that feature key moments of each recorded looped reversed and repeated for engaging and subtle longs with just a hint of patina.
Featuring 48 Evos spread over 12 pitch ranges we have calculated the number of different possibilities as verging on infinite, so be careful to save one you like when using the many randomisation options provided.
► The two bands that went to create Evo 4 were made up of:
ALTO FLUTE (1)
BASS FLUTE (1)
CONTRA BASS FLUTE (1)
Bb CLARINET (3)
Bb BASS CLARINET (3)
COR ANGLAIS (2)
Bb CLARINET (2)
Bb BASS CLARINET (1)
BARITONE SAX (1)
We have specially curated these extraordinary Evos into a number of spring-out-of-the-box patches. These demonstrate not only the tense and extreme elements of the library but also the curiously engaging ‘episodic’ evos… From simple “tutti” patches containing all 288 Evos spread evenly across your keyboard to diagonal patterns, specially curated peg patterns and a feature for you to randomly create peg patterns from the near infinite number of possible configurations. With a number of FX accessible from the front panel this is a tool designed for producers, composers, sound designers and editors needing spellbinding, award winning material from the minute your finger hits the keyboard.
Whilst playing the material orchestrated by Ben Foskett, we couldn’t stop ourselves from creating an additional 5 grids of awesome warped, saturated and totally transformed versions of each and every Evo.