The Albion collection is made up of five specially curated libraries. They contain everything you need to create bold scores for: TV, Film, Games and Trailers. Further they also give you a very special edge if Pop / EDM is more your thing.
Albion ONE is our flagship orchestral sample library. It contains high dynamics and energy, whilst being highly flexible across multiple genres. Albion ONE is the perfect place to start your film scoring journey.
The library contains a 109-piece Orchestra recorded at the Lyndhurst Hall in AIR Studios. Featuring Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, and a large cinematic percussion section.
As well as the Albion ONE Orchestra, the library also contains a large number of Loops and Synths.
Albion II: Loegria (Retired in April 2019)
Albion II: Loegria features a smaller Chamber Orchestra in comparison to Albion ONE, delivering a far more intimate sound. The esoteric Woodwinds and Brass sections provide a unique flavour of colours to compliment the smaller string section.
Similar to Albion ONE, Loegria also contains some unique cinematic percussion and synths, as well as the 'hidden gems' that are the Byron Tapes and Fenton Reversers:
The Byron Tapes are an inspiring place to start any new indie cue. A comprehensive selection of rhythm loops inspired by a popular keyboard instrument from the 60s and 70s.
Fenton Reversers are a selection of reversing samples derived from the Albion range and locked into your host tempo. These allow you to blur Time Signatures or create a sudden rush of energy. Great for layering with transitions!
Albion III: Iceni
Albion III: Iceni is all about the aggressive, intense low end of the orchestra.
Winds: 2 contra bassoons, 2 contrabass clarinets, heckelphone, 2 bassoons, 2 bass clarinets, 1 bass saxophone
Brass: 2 tubas, 2 cimbassi, 2 contra bass bones, 3 bass bones
Strings: 0, 0, 0, 24, 8. This library contains no violins and no violas, but 24 celli and 8 basses.
Similar to Albion ONE and II, this library this library features a third edition of Darwin Percussion and Stephenson's Steam Band.
Albion IV: Uist
Albion IV: Uist is a unique library. Albion IV presents large ensembles playing over 800 unique and extraordinary atonal, aleatoric and "progressive" articulations.
The library is best used when using evolving textures or drones. This would be a great addition for those composers looking to add unease to their compositions or unearthly textures.
This library features no percussive elements unlike the rest of the Albion libraries.
Albion V: Tundra
Albion V: Tundra is one of our most beautiful libraries and is not like any other Albion. It is designed to capture the orchestra on "the edge of silence" at its most intimate.
We've sampled a 100-piece orchestra for this library and it further includes bellows, percussion and a characterful warped synth section, likewise to our other Albion libraries.
What sets this library apart however is the delicacy. The Albion V string section is very delicate and can be considered nordic. To capture the icy strings, no violas were recorded for this library and the entire "Tundra" Orchestra played from quiet markings all the way down to silent oblivion, resulting in a deeply dynamic and timbral set of expressive instruments.
The percussion is also not "epic", it is deep, soft and rich which really compliments the orchestral section.