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The end of Albion 2 Loegria?

Lode_Runner

Senior Member
Yes, and better than that. When I bought 1 on SA's artificial "end-of-life" sale, I had no intention of ever getting ONE. IIRC the option remained to buy ONE at considerable discount for quite a while, perhaps 40% off or so but I don't exactly remember...

...But at one point ONE became available to me for $99 during some sale, so I bought it. This of course does not mean that II and the presumed TWO is going to be treated similarly. With SA, you never know. Their marketing clearly attempts to maximize revenue in part by remaining unpredictable.
Thanks Quasar. Yes, it can't be guaranteed that they'll do the same thing with Loegria, but it's good to know anyway.
 

LamaRose

Gato Mighty!
Here's another vote for Albion II Loegria. The earlier Spitfire Audio libraries have a ragged/imperfect beauty that I've always appreciated. I bought Loegria at release and used it just this week in a short film I made (below). Its con sordino strings and recorders figure prominently.
Outstanding work... words, visuals, music. Something to aspire to.
 

Hat_Tricky

Active Member
Would be nice to know if buying it now locks in a "legacy" Albion 2, or if there's even a re-do or complete overhaul (Albion TWO) coming - and if its truly "gone forever" after today.

It would be great if Albion TWO does come out, you can purchase it, and have the option of paying a little more for Albion 2 "legacy" - instead of the way it was done with Albion 1/ONE

$224 for Albion 2 seems like a great deal of course though - even if you only end up using the strings and euphonuim patches imo
 

Mark Schmieder

Senior Member
It's always weird to first notice a topic when it's on page 10, that only started a few days ago. I haven't the time to catch up as I have to log in to do some more work on my day job. But it's interesting timing, as I finally got around to annotating what is in Loegria last night and comparing to other choices, and was wondering whether it was slated for an update like some of the other Spitfire material from that era.

Overall, the library is very well recorded, fairly deep, and covers some instruments that often get neglected by other orchestral libraries, but I find it too wet even with the close mic and no others, for the most part, but figure there might be some project work where I'd need that specific ambience. It doesn't seem muddy at least. And I wonder if they have more material from the sessions that they pared down, or if an update would be a re-do like some of their other recent orchestral fare.
 
Overall, the library is very well recorded, fairly deep, and covers some instruments that often get neglected by other orchestral libraries, but I find it too wet even with the close mic and no others, for the most part, but figure there might be some project work where I'd need that specific ambience. It doesn't seem muddy at least. And I wonder if they have more material from the sessions that they pared down, or if an update would be a re-do like some of their other recent orchestral fare.
Same thing for me, a bit too wet for my taste but it fits well to this specific ambient, dreamy mood.
Couldn't resist to this offer though! And the overall palette of sounds here is pretty large, I wonder if they will release a kind of loegria 2 at some point.
 

Lode_Runner

Senior Member
So no Albion TWO launch? Just a random retirement of Albion II and the launch of an unrelated product? Odd. Why bother retiring Albion II?
 

jonesdip

New Member
Unless I'm totally wrong, there's a hint at the end of one of Christian Henson's recent vlogs (recalling the difference Albion 1 made to SA) that they're back at Air recording another Albion?? I have a hopeful feeling that Loegria may well appear in a new guise in the near future.

 
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