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'Avin a look at: HAMMERS by Spitfire Audio

Daniel James

A Nice Guy
Hey all,

I just uploaded my 'avin a look at Hammers by Spitfire Audio, video to Youtube for those who were not at the live show.


My simplified conclusion is. The drum sounds are superb, but have some resonance issues in places. The Loops are decent but seem a little obscure as to what kind of rhythms or patterns you will receive. The warps I will probably never use, a lot of the sounds just feel soaked in so much saturation and distortion at times it feels like a mixing error and without clear labelling, I don't know what warp 3 is or warp 9 etc.....and in most situations where I am reaching for premade loops the last thing I want to be doing is faffing about digging through them blind.

I think this is a fantastic library, handicapped by the way it's presented.

-DJ
 

andyhy

Member
A very helpful review as always Daniel. I think you hit it on the nail with your comments about the Spitfire Player. It should be the same high standard as the library itself but it simply isn't. It looks positively funerial to me. It's nothing like as user-friendly as say Heavyocity's GUI. I'm just a hobbyist but if I was a working composer like you time is money and I wouldn't want to waste it studying the manual. Enough from me but thanks again.
 

Solarsentinel

Active Member
Thanks for this review Daniel! As a hobbyist too, i always watch your reviews to be aware of the pros & cons of libraries i may eventually purchase. I'm glad to see you are always telling your thoughts about theses things! Keep going man! :2thumbs:
 
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Denkii

Senior Member
That's some fair criticism I personally agree with a lot in terms of Spitfire player UX.
 

tmhuud

Brown Belt
Warp 3 is 3x’s the speed of light. 9 is 9x’s. I have to agree with your review.

And if I hear curated one more time I think I’m going to barf.
 

emasters

Active Member
At this point, I've accepted the Spitfire Player as is -- sigh... There are many things it seems like it could evolve into to be a more robust sample player. But alas, over the years, minor improvements here and there, but clearly Spitfire's not going to change it in any significant way. Good timing as Charlie Clouser had an interesting post on sample player UI's from his perspective here.
 

muziksculp

Senior Member
@Daniel James ,

Thanks for the Avin a look video of Aammers. :cool:

I never like using loops in any library, I could have been happy with a Loopless Hammers library.

Cheers,
Muziksculp
 
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Daniel James

Daniel James

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@Daniel James ,

Thanks for the Avin a look video of Aammers. :cool:

I never like using loops in any library, I could have been happy with a Loopless Hammers library.

Cheers,
Muziksculp
I don't think y'all appreciate how hard it is for me to keep enunciating the H at the start of words 😂 the same for adding t's in the middle of words... ie having to say 'better' rather than my natural way of beh'ur. If I didn't I think most would be more confused than they are already.

-DJ
 
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