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Tips for Creating Soft Textures Using Chamber Evolutions by Spitfire Audio

Point Blank composition instructor Kevin Kerrigan has once again been diving into a new instrument library by industry leaders Spitfire Audio. This time looking at the Chamber Evolutions string sample library, developed with multi-instrumentalist and modern composer Ólafur Arnalds. The sounds contained are of small chamber groups playing with an emphasis on evolving dynamics. In these videos, Kevin has touched on just a small piece of Chamber Evolutions’ potential. If these videos and this kind of writing pique your interest, take a look at our Music Composition course and comprehensive BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering degree programme, where you can learn how to put tools like this to good use.

This week we’re sharing the third and final instalment the series, in which Kevin shifts his focus to some warmer, softer textures, after the more eerie and dark palette from last week. Using a nature-focused project he’s been working on already, he uses open chord voicings and layered changes to create blurred swells of atmosphere, forgoing a metronome and a rigid tempo to allow a natural wash over the track.

Branded an ‘alchemist’ by Brian Eno, Kevin has worked with Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Eurythmics, Kylie & Sting among others and composes for movies/TV for Paramount, BBC, Warner Bros, Sony & Universal. He teaches Music Composition at our London school and his own compositions focus on the cerebral and beautiful.

Music Composition is an important part of our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering, which you can also study online. For full lists of our courses check out our schools in LondonLos AngelesIbiza and Mumbai, as well as Online. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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We Explore Olafur Arnalds’ Chamber Evolutions by Spitfire Audio

Point Blank composition instructor Kevin Kerrigan once again dives into a new sample library by industry leaders Spitfire Audio. This time Kevin looks at the Chamber Evolution pack, developed with multi-instrumentalist and modern composer Ólafur Arnalds. The sounds contained are of small chamber groups playing with an emphasis on evolving dynamics. In part one of a three-part first-look, Kevin Kerrigan talks us through the nuts and bolts of what the ‘Wave’ sounds contained here are exactly, and how the sample pack is used. Check back next time for some ideas on how to compose with these sounds, and take a look at our Music Composition course and comprehensive BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering degree programme, where you can learn how to put tools like this to good use.

Branded an ‘alchemist’ by Brian Eno, Kevin has worked with Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Eurythmics, Kylie & Sting among others and composes for movies/TV for Paramount, BBC, Warner Bros, Sony & Universal. He teaches Music Composition at our London school and his own compositions focus on the cerebral and beautiful.

Music Composition is an important part of our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering, which you can also study online. For full lists of our courses check out our schools in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai, as well as Online. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The post We Explore Olafur Arnalds’ Chamber Evolutions by Spitfire Audio appeared first on Point Blank’s Online Magazine.

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