Spitfire Audio announces new Ambassador Programme

Spitfire Audio, the British music tech company acclaimed for world-leading sample libraries and software instruments, has announced a new Ambassador Programme.

Reinforcing Spitfire’s mission “to inspire a generation of composers”, the initiative will shine a light on the creative practices of leading international music makers and artists while allowing participants to feed into the development of future audio products and provide mentoring to the wider creative community.

The Programme’s first Ambassadors are two of the world’s fastest rising young composers: Pinar Toprak and Kris Bowers.

Pinar is an award-winning Hollywood-based composer, whose soundtrack work includes Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, DC’s Stargirl and the SY-FY Superman prequel series Krypton. Pinar also scored Epic Games’ massively popular Fortnite.

Kris is an Emmy-award winning composer and pianist and has gained global renown for combining a background in jazz with inspiration from artists including Steve Reich, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock and Jimi Hendrix. He recently received two Emmy nominations for the acclaimed Netflix drama series Bridgerton.

Both Kris and Pinar are passionate advocates for greater diversity in composition, and are regular users of Spitfire Audio’s products and services.

Toprak said “It is an absolute honor and pleasure to be a part of the Spitfire Audio family as an ambassador. Spitfire libraries are not only superbly recorded and incredible sounding but also very intuitively designed and inspiring to create with. This partnership is an organic one for me as I could not imagine my template without Spitfire libraries, including Albion, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Eric Whitacre Choir, Olafur Arnalds Evolutions and many more.”

Kris Bowers: “From the very first samples I ever purchased, to the projects I work on today, Spitfire libraries have always been an integral part of my writing process. These libraries became even more important during the pandemic as projects like Bridgerton required a hybrid approach of blending MIDI with the live players we recorded remotely.”

Will Evans, CEO, Spitfire Audio, says “It’s such a hugely exciting time to be a composer, and combined with the innovation and products offered by Spitfire, we hope the Programme encourages all music-makers to think outside the box and embrace the growing opportunities that exist beyond the traditional recording and live sectors.”

Spitfire Audio was founded by film composers Christian Henson and Paul Thomson, and has been a long-time advocate for music makers without formal composition backgrounds. Driven by a mission to “inspire a generation of composers”, the company has revolutionised the world of production music, working with the world’s greatest music makers, producers, engineers and studios to create detailed, sophisticated and realistic recordings of instruments.

Used by more than 1.5m creators around the world, Spitfire’s virtual instruments and sample libraries enable anyone to perform and compose within a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), providing hundreds of thousands of sounds for endless inspiration. Recent Spitfire successes include the Paul McCartney-endorsed Originals Mrs Mills Piano, that captures the sound and aura of The Beatles’s Abbey Road recordings, and Haunted House, an immersive electronic suite of sounds made in collaboration with Darkstar and Warp Records.