London, March 14th, 2024 – Spitfire Audio, the world’s leading creator of sounds and sample libraries for music makers, and Hunter Rogerson are thrilled to announce the release of Hearth and Hollow – Folk Voices, a testament to the natural textures and tonalities of indie folk music and a direct response to the overwhelming success of their previous collaboration, Hearth and Hollow – Plucked Folk Ensemble, which features seven deeply sampled acoustic folk instruments assembled as a fully arrangeable ensemble.

The enthusiastic reception from thousands of customers worldwide has inspired Spitfire Audio and Rogerson to introduce four new dynamic folk voices, enabling music makers to access that quintessential indie folk sound, akin to Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.

Recorded in the serene acoustics of St. John’s Anglican Church, and featuring four configurable vocals (three soloists and one ensemble – “Willow”, “Juniper”, “Hawthorn”, and “Forest”) with 11 articulations and eight mixes, Hearth and Hollow – Folk Voices captures a real and intimate vocal session, highlighting the warmth and unique character each singer’s voice has to offer. Raw and unadorned, close-knit and deeply personal, each vocalist brings a distinct flavour to the table.


With CC controllable vowel blending and intuitive doubling capabilities, music makers will effortlessly craft intricate vocal arrangements with just a few clicks. Articulations have been crafted to mirror the practices of indie background vocals, and ensure that every phrase is imbued with emotion and character. Plus, solo NKIs for each singer provide unparalleled arrangement flexibility, while bonus NKIs offer true legato whistling and a percussion kit for added depth and texture.


Designed with user experience in mind, the library boasts a cosy, interactive UI that encourages intuitive sculpting and arranging. Presets are location-based, allowing users to physically place the player in the room for precise control over volume and panning. Additionally, an interactive light feature reflects panning, adding a visual dimension to the mixing process.


Whilst this is Rogerson and Spitfire Audio’s second collaboration, Rogerson is well acquainted with sound experimentation. During his formative years, he drew inspiration from melodically-rich classic video games and the romantic allure of early Disney films. Writing music for visual media felt like a natural inclination and he soon found himself as a composer for screen productions, where he honed his skills as a musical storyteller, eventually branching out into the creation of sample libraries as another creative avenue.


Crafting narratives is a distinctly human endeavor and one of our most significant contributions.” 

– Hunter Rogerson


  • Four arrangeable vocal styles (three solo, one combo), representing different approaches to the folk sound
  • Housed in a cosy, interactive UI that encourages intuitive sculpting and arranging
  • CC controllable vowel blending
  • Intuitive doubling control for creating instant double-tracked vocal parts
  • Articulations crafted and performed to mirror the common practices of indie vocals
  • Solo NKI’s of each singer for additional arrangement flexibility
  • Bonus NKI’s with true legato whistling and a human percussion kit
  • Download Size: 6.23GB


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Available: March 14th, 2024 at 5pm GMT

Price: £99 / $99 / €99

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