Spitfire Audio and BT collaborate on Polaris, bringing coveted vintage synth sounds to your DAW

An orchestral arrangement of your favourite synths.

Spitfire Audio Polaris

Photo: Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio has released a new modern string orchestral sound library imitating classic synth sounds, named Polaris.

The sound library was composed by Grammy-nominated musician Brian Transeau (aka BT) and includes deep samples from classic synths such as the Yamaha CS-80, Sequential Prophet T8 and Prophet-5, Oberheim OB-Xa and Matrix 12, and the Roland Jupiter 8.

Polaris, which comprises 421 presets and 129 articulations, is made up of three parts: the organic Strings Orchestra, Classic Synths and Vintage Resampling.

It also includes manipulated sounds via tape, VHS and more, providing endless possibilities for experimentation, warping and customisation inside Spitfire Audio’s eDNA engine as well as the new granular machine.

The eDNA interface enables you to play and pair two sound sources from the 129 articulations available, allowing you to manipulate, layer and blend sounds with processors, mix effects and much more.

Spitfire recorded the library at the renowned AIR Lyndhurst Hall – one of the brand’s favourite studios – and features 24 musicians in a configuration that was complementary to synth sounds.

Producer BT notes “My greatest passion is inspiring people through evocative music that speaks directly to the human condition, and through new music technologies that encourage the creative spark”.

Check out the full-length trailer and overview of Polaris below.

In collaboration with Spitfire Audio, BT has captured a sample of the orchestra that Spitfire themselves claims reflects the sound that composers have long reached for in media.

Polaris is currently on promotion until 28 April and is selling at £229 / $269 / €269. After this time, it will return back to the retail price of £299/ $439 / €349.

For more information about the sound library, visit SpitfireAudio.com

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