A free virtual instrument from Spitfire Audio that samples the Sumburgh Foghorn.
Producing inspiring sounds for composers, LABS plugins are created with sonic pioneers such as Hans Zimmer, and the world’s finest musicians and studios. LABS is a series of free software instruments that are presented by Spitfire Audio, and available in an easy-to-use, dedicated plug-in. The user interface is clutter-free and focused, and features simplified controls, sliders for expression and dynamics, and a knob that can be easily customised to the user’s personal workflow.
From guttural low-end brass tones to otherworldly echoes created by caverns of rock, and even a mechanical kit created from the sounds of whirring machinery — LABS Foghorn blows ordinary instruments out of the water. Originally built in 1905 to guide ships through dangerous fog, the Sumburgh Foghorn has since gained a reputation for its uniquely terrifying sound, leading to a prominent feature in Robert Eggers’ Academy Award-nominated film ‘The Lighthouse’. Additional Sound Design by Venus Theory, and a special thanks goes to Field Recordist JJ Jamieson and Foghorn Engineer Brian Johnson.