Review: Rinascimento by Fluffy Audio

Rinascimento is the latest release of Fluffy Audio. Featuring a large range of instruments, Rinascimento is designed to bring Renaissance and Medieval music to life once again. Extensively recorded with multiple microphone positions and different articulations, this library offers a well rounded kit designed to bring your cues to life in an era that was centuries ago. Rinascimento retails for $299 and you can learn more by going to Fluffy Audio.

 

“There are a lot of packages out there that have covered some of the instruments in this library. However, Rinascimento is the first one that I’ve come across to offer an all-in-one toolkit that has the character to pull off this type of sound. Rinascimento is a very inspiring library to work with and I’m glad to have it apart of my arsenal.”

 

 

Pros and Cons

 

Every now and then I find myself getting gigs that require me to write in the Renaissance/Medieval idiom. Having spent plenty of time in college studying this type of music, I have not been worried about the thematic material but I’ve always been concerned by the sound of my samples. There are a lot of libraries out there that have recorded many of these instruments before but in order to get them all together, it requires a mix of libraries to do it. Rinascimento fixes this problem by offering an all in one toolkit ready to go and the best part is the actual character of the sound.

 

What do I mean by “character” of the sound? When trying to pull off a period piece that calls for crumhorns and sackbutts, I want to use libraries that will immediately take me back in time versus having to create my own space or manipulate the timbre of the instrument in order to bypass that modern sound. Rinascimento, though recorded in a very modern way, has that special sound which just transports me back into the Renaissance period and makes me want to eat wild Boar and throw tomatoes at the Court’s jester.

 

All jokes aside, Rinascimento did have some minor bugs.  I was given a beta version of Rinascimento to evaluate and review. The downside to this is that a lot of bugs may be present during the filming. In this case there were a few, including some awkward loading times. Having talked with Fluffy Audio, they were okay with this and the majority of issues I encountered were fixed prior to release. In the end, the bugs were not a show stopper for me as the sound of the library and what it can do was what stuck out the most. Be sure to check out Rinascimento at Fluffy Audio where it is on sale for $299.

 

Review Disclaimer: This review is not sponsored. All thoughts and views expressed in this review are honest and 100% based on my own experience with this product. This library was kindly sent to me by the developers for review. 

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