Review: eDNA Earth by Spitfire Audio – Genera Studios
Load up eDNA, with an award winning interface, slam in a cartridge and play play play. We have been practising our craft in the creation of the finest strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion libraries. But throughout this period, we have also been harbouring a darker ambition. For the last seven years there has been a secret hard drive, a depository of the best of these orchestral recordings saved to create the ultimate raw material, the ultimate ore, a set of polished diamonds waiting to be roughed up all over again.
Spitfire Audio eDNA 01 Earth (KONTAKT)
September 15, Review: Call me a fan-boy, but i’m consistently blown away by the quality to cost ratio that Spitfire creates with their Kontakt Libraries. They went through their vast catalog of world-class orchestral samples and warped, manipulated, and twisted the sounds until they took on a life of their own. Lets dive into the black and white details of this vast Kontakt library. The raw sound sources are vast, and the preset list is long, but the true power of this library comes from the engine.
The sounds eDNA Earth is capable of producing varies between a heavily effected orchestral sound think violins with saturation and reverb , to something that sounds straight from a Jupiter-8 or Moog Model-D. Organic violin samples turn into electronic pads, brass turns into dirty synth-bass, and everything in between. On one hand this is a one-size-fits-all preset library, and on the other hand its a sound designers dream with the most niche of applications.
I have created a walkthrough video to give you a gist of the sound design capabilities of eDNA Earth. In the video I show some of the patches, the basic control and interface, and how you can sculpt your own sounds using the GUI. These two sound sources can be very tightly manipulated and blended, and almost every control can be modulated over time or with the mod-wheel.
Take a look at the main mixer and sequencer page below: There is a pretty powerful gate sequencer that itself can be modulated. The sequencer is split so that you can control sound sources A and B separately. Also near the bottom there is an FX Dash view that will give you quick control of any effects you have loaded in the FX page.
Speaking of the FX page Spitfire has included most of the available Kontakt effects into the GUI. These can be applied on a global level, or applied to just each of the A and B sound sources. There is also a unique ‘motor FX’ tab that allows auto-modulation of the sounds. Again there is a limitless potential for mapping and modulation across the engine. The Review As usual we’ll break the library down into terms everyone can relate to based on the following parameters: Sample Quality – How I feel about the sounds Versatility – This is a broad scope library, how well does it accomplish that?
Functionality and GUI – Are there enough controls, and are they laid out well? So far I haven’t noticed any weird issues with the samples. The sounds themselves are overall incredible.
As is with a library of this magnitude and broad scope, its hard to say that every sample is definitively great sounding. However I can state that there are hundreds of patches that are absolutely beautiful, and every sound i’ve played with sounds like it would have its place in some type of composition even if its not my cup of tea. Also, the level of sound design present in the raw sounds is incredible for such a big library.
Sample Quality: There are plenty of sounds that can be used as standard synth patches, plenty of sounds that blur the lines between orchestral and synth, and plenty of huge soundscapes. Most of the sounds stay in the synthesizer ballpark, but this is an ‘orchestral synthesizer’ after all. I firmly believe that almost everyone could buy this library and find a couple hundred patches they love. The power of the engine allows you to sculpt pretty much any sound you have in your head, but we’ll get to that in the next section.
The amount of control you have is almost absurd. Of course the library features standard controls like ADSR, filters, sound blending, panning, and FX, but Spitfire takes it to a new level with the way that these controls can be modulated. The ‘motors’ as they call them can be used to drive many effects, and there is even a gate sequencer that can be used on a layer by layer basis.
Everything is designed so that sound sources A and B can be sculpted independently which allows for some massively detailed sound design. Personally I think the GUI is laid out in a pretty logical manner.
The main page is incredibly straight forward and you shouldn’t need to do any research to figure out how to use it the hallmarks of great design. The FX and motor page is a little more complicated, and to be honest I did need to look up how to use it and spend some time on it. However I think this complication is negligible for this library, as the remainder of the GUI is incredibly clean and straightforward.
Functionality and GUI: If you’re looking for a one-size-fits-all library to fill many of your sample library needs, this would be a great library to look at. However lets take a look at some numbers to see how it stacks up.
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Spitfire eDNA wont work in kontakt
September 15, Review: Call me a fan-boy, but i’m consistently blown away by the quality to cost ratio that Spitfire creates with their Kontakt Libraries. They went through their vast catalog of world-class orchestral samples and warped, manipulated, and twisted the sounds until they took on a life of their own.
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HOWTO VIDEO: Spitfire eDNA wont work in kontakt | AudioSEX – Professional Audio Forum
Spitfire Audio haben unter dem Namen „eDNA01“ eine neue Software vorgestellt . Der NI Kontakt Player wird benötigt, um die Software zu nutzen. first phase in its eDNA (Electronic DNA) project, EDNA01 – EARTH — a mouth-watering. If you are getting this error message in Kontakt when trying to add a new library, you may have a Spitfire Audio product that does not. case: the ‘Spitfire Audio – Earth’ folder that contains your library’s instruments and samples folders, ing detailed in the Kontakt user-manual and native instruments website: tridges’ in EDNA01 and each has a different flavour. These patch-.