Publisher: Spitfire Audio
Format: KONTAKT FULL & K’ed 5.5.2+
Quality: 24bit 48kHz stereo
Description: Synthesizer from the orchestra.
An epic collection of synthesized orchestral sounds, eDNA Earth has been created using our vast range of organic orchestral recordings, processed, distorted and reprogrammed beyond recognition and by Spitfire’s award winning team of composers, engineers and developers.
With thousands of sounds and presets, we’ve taken our entire orchestral palette and turned it into an alternate universe. A powerful encyclopedia of unique experimental electronic samples, eDNA Earth has been created with film, TV and game music in mind, offering endless inspiration to the next generation of composers as well as attracting dance and pop music producers looking to add cutting-edge technology, cinematic electronic textures to their music. With the new easy-to-use, super-driven eDNA GUI, uncharted territory for new audio experiments is at your fingertips.
eDNA Earth is a collection of over 1900 basic instruments created by the Spitfire team in over 1000 custom presets over six months. Housed in an attractive, intuitive graphical interface, EDNA Engine is designed for a wide range of genres and cinematic settings, allowing you to create and expand your own cinematic universe.
Choose by sound type – Atmos, Drones and Scapes, Keys, Bass, Drums and Percussion, FX, Leads, Pads and Strings, Sequences and Plucks or Synthetic Orchestra – and play, play, play. The depth of content here is so great that if you played each sound for 30 seconds, it would take you 15 hours to listen to each instrument and each patch.
Organic source material has been sourced from our most renowned libraries including Albion ONE and Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra, recorded at the world’s top recording studios including Air, Lyndhurst Hall. These textures are easy to layer and blend with acoustic recordings and live orchestras, allowing you to create epic, disruptive fusions of electronic and acoustic sounds and add an experimental dimension to your composition. From gritty urban drama, sci-fi, epic action and game music to contemporary EDM and dance, the vast array of sounds and presets make it extremely versatile, allowing you to create completely unique soundscapes. For those new to synth programming, we have over 1000+ ready-made presets, and for those who like to spend hours tweaking sounds, you have the ability to modify, influence and create your own presets.
It’s not about the music of today or yesterday – it’s a whole new soundscape that adds an extra dimension to your compositions – from lush, expansive ethereal pads to harsh, dystopian, atonal sound effects. If you’re looking for timeless, cinematic textures that go way beyond the orchestral realm, this vast array of super-managed sounds will satisfy your otherworldly desires for years to come.
We’ve spent the last ten years building the finest collection of strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion libraries. But throughout this period, we had deeper ambitions. As award-winning composers, Spitfire Audio founders Paul Thomson and Christian Henson struggled to mix synthesized sounds with the orchestral organic instruments they used when writing film scores.
Working on the Stephenson range from the popular Albion Spitfire range, they found that if sounds from organic sources are distorted, they blend more effectively with the organic material, even if the distorted sound no longer resembles the source material. Following the success of the Albion line, Spitfire set out to create this new world of sound. Since many of us here at Spitfire come from the first wave of 90s dance music and experimental cinematic composition, we were very eager to work with our orchestral samples and turn them into something new. For years we have kept a treasure trove of the best of them on a secret hard drive, a set of diamonds ready to be manipulated and distorted to create the finest electronic raw material.
Ever since the introduction of the Spitfire, we’ve been experimenting with orchestral warping. We began searching for the finest analog gear, synths, filters, gates and reverbs, and commissioned and built a set of custom digital signal paths. Over the years, we regularly took our secret hard drive out of the cabinet, picked up the sounds, and sent them through multi-stage signal paths.
We often left them simmering overnight, creating a delightfully dark, mis-sounding a wide range of synthetic sounds. During the warp phase, we created over a terabyte of data. Our team then set about selecting and honing the best of the best to create a collection of multiple sound sets – the foundation of eDNA Earth.
Think of the eDNA engine as a set of two turntables and a sophisticated DJ mixer. It contains two sound compartments with separate and independent modulators, cut, bend, slide, clone, tune, ADSR, LPF, HPF and wobble controls that modulate pitch, volume and filters. The built-in gate sequencer provides independent switching between these two compartments and unified control over the amount, shape, speed and length of the sequence. The two signals are then combined using a DJ-style x-fader. Move between sounds using the mouse or the default modulation wheel.
But that’s not all. We have developed a special script that automatically generates x-fader swings with speed and phase control. Last but not least is eDNA’s five-step FX journey, preloaded with 34 custom plugins (including a bunch of custom IRs). There are two “layer fx” stages that affect either the A or B sound. The “motorised” FX stage, which can affect A, B, or both, and the master FX stage, which affects the entire output of the signal. Finally, an FX helper stage that can be sent through layers or an FX master stage. Any of these can be assigned to automate or assigned to your controller.
New in version
ADDED: Faster options for the oscillator
ADDED: Ability to scale oscillator directions using the smaller sliders to its left/right
ADDED: Users can now pick the oscillator envelope shape
ADDED: New Wheelspin cartridge available
UPDATE: Star rating system added to allow users to rate sounds 1-5
FIXED: IR browser now selected IRs correctl