LABS: Textural Pads
A free textural virtual instrument from Spitfire Audio featuring bass guitar, kalimba, cello & vocals.
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.
Inspired by sci-fi soundtracks over lockdown, Spitfire Audio developer Mark Summerell sampled a selection of instruments at his home studio — bowed and scratched bass guitar, kalimba, cello and vocals. Combining these sounds with synths from developer Harnek Mudhar, he used bespoke granular effects to transform his recordings into otherworldly textures.