Spitfire LABS
AW team and mentees at the Spitfire LABS launch

New sounds to help you compose: AN ABRAM WILSON X SPITFIRE AUDIO project

If you’re a musician looking for new recordings of instruments to help you compose, check out the LABS Astral Forms product that launched yesterday. 

It’s the result of an exciting project between musicians on our Abram Wilson Career Development Programme and Spitfire Audio’s in-house production team.

LABS is an infinite series of software instruments, made by musicians in London that anyone, anywhere can use to compose music. The sounds come as a free plugin for your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). 

Eight of our current cohort of mentee musicians developed their own bespoke LABS sound, and in the process learned about how Spitfire products work and how to use them for composing. The artists are: Naima Adams; David Austin Grey; Joe Downard; Emma Johnson; Daniel Kemshell; Plumm; Sans Soucis; and Shereece Storrod.  

The cohort of musicians came together last Friday at Spitfire’s studios in King’s Cross to preview the product ahead of its public launch yesterday, 28th February.

Spitfire Audio works with the world’s best composers, producers, engineers and studios to create detailed, sophisticated and realistic recordings of instruments. Their virtual instruments and sample libraries offer you thousands of sounds at your fingertips for endless inspiration. 

Will Evans, Spitfire CEO says: 

“LABS Astral Forms is an ethereal collection of sounds created with vocals, double bass, electric guitar, saxophones and more, ranging from the beautiful and beguiling, to dark and atmospheric – perfect for adding depth and character to your scores. It’s been a privilege to work alongside this talented cohort of musicians and the Abram Wilson charity in developing this new range of sounds.”

Jennie Cashman Wilson, Abram Wilson Founder and CEO adds: 

“Inspiring, connecting and opening doors to the music industry for underrepresented talent is core to what we do, so we’re thrilled that these powerful sounds created by emerging musicians will be available for everyone to use and enjoy.  Thanks to Spitfire Audio for their support in providing this opportunity and a super useful insight into their composing and production processes for our Career Development Programme mentees.”