DEFINITIVE STRING SAMPLING
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional has been created with 60 of the world’s finest strings players — 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses — performing over 175 articulations including 59 shorts, 94 longs, and 5 legato patches programmed by Andrew Blaney and presented with essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section, Spitfire Audio also offers a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in the specially curated Ensemble tool, offering instant playability and designed for quick writing. This definitive compendium contains everything from classic and elegant vibrato and expression controlled dolce samples, to the cutting-edge techniques designed by Spitfire Audio’s award-winning team of composers and producers, including the hugely popular flautando and super sul tasto articulations.
A MOST POWERFUL PUNCH
Spitfire Symphonic Brass Professional has been created with the world’s finest brass players and is presented with essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section, Spitfire Audio also offers a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in the specially curated Ensemble tool, for instant playability and quick writing. This definitive compendium features a broad selection of different section sizes, from solo to large groups of trumpets, horns, and trombones, to featured instruments including classic bass trombones and tubas, to lesser-heard cimbassi, contrabass trombones and contrabass tuba.
From heart rending choral works to blistering lip-bleed material, whether you are looking to channel John Williams or a zealous Hans Zimmer fan, their favourite players will find favour with you.
PEAK OF PROFESSIONALISM
Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds Professional has been created with the world’s finest woodwind players and is presented with essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to a comprehensive selection of articulations, this title includes a selection of sophisticated and unique techniques, such as clarinet flutter tongue. An essential part of your orchestral palette, the woods are your secret weapon to adding depth and mystery to scores. From traditional piccolos, flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons to a contemporary selection of instruments including alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets and a thunderous contrabassoon, this timeless collection will add depth and colour to orchestral compositions.
“Their libraries are beautifully recorded at AIR and full of character.”
– Simon Rhodes (1917, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Skyfall)
“Spitfire Audio’s beautiful-sounding orchestral palette will lead you to new worlds of colour and texture.”
– John Powell (Star Wars, How To Train Your Dragon, The Bourne quadrilogy)
OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The Crown, Wonder Woman 1984, The Trial of The Chicago 7, James Bond, Interstellar, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Gladiator—all were recorded in Lyndhurst Hall at London’s AIR Studios, Spitfire Audio’s spiritual home and a room where blockbuster scores are born. Architecturally unique, the acoustic properties of the interior of Lyndhurst Hall are renowned globally, loved by composers and musicians alike. There is a gentle reverberation in the room that adds beauty to anything played there. The sound produced by a soloist, chamber ensemble or indeed a full symphonic orchestra expands and blooms inside the space, a truly versatile palette giving access to a range of textures from delicate and intimate to thunderous and epic.
“AIR Studios is one of the most unique and inspiring acoustic environments in the world.” Trevor Morris (Vikings, Tutors, Immortals)
CONTROL WITH PURPOSE
Building on the core Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra this new Professional range is packed with extra content, and features three curated mixes–Fine, Medium, and Broad— by the award-winning engineer, Jake Jackson, offering you an immediate and recognisable blockbuster sound. These mix perspectives, crafted using single voices per note for low CPU/RAM usage, prove to be indispensable for creating ready-made mixes that work across the entire orchestra.
Need more control to bring your score to life? Look no further than the 11 signals featuring 8 classic microphone positions to create your own custom mixes, giving you a diverse range of palettes from a single room. Included are 4 alternative (ALT) microphones: a microphone placed close to the leader of each section (L – only available in Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional), warm Close Ribbon (Cr), close Stereo Pair (St) and spacious Gallery (G) signals, as well as the addition of Outrigger signals to the common Close Tree Ambient (known as CTA), creating CTAO for the classic Spitfire Audio setup.
“I haven’t heard anything to compare with Spitfire Audio’s realism”
– Nick Hooper (Harry Potter, Land of the Tiger and Andes to Amazon)
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional offers you every articulation for every section, plus ensembles in a single, encyclopedic compendium:
— 60 top London string players
— A broad woodwind section covering both solo and a2 sections — combine both to create your a3 sections
— From traditional piccolos, flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons to a contemporary selection of instruments, from alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets and a thunderous contrabassoon
— The world’s finest brass players, handpicked by Spitfire Audio
— A broad ensemble covering solo, chamber, symphonic and cinematic instrument groups
— 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, & 45 legatos
— 11 signals, featuring 8 mic positions and 3 expertly engineered mixes by Jake Jackson
— Recorded in situ using a collection of priceless valve and ribbon mics
— Neve Montserrat preamps into a Neve 88R desk
— Recorded digitally at 96k via 2″ Studer tape
— Multiple dynamic layers and round robins
— Diverse and detailed with essential, additional, and some totally unique articulations
— Legatos designed by Andy Blaney
— Individual sections and ensembles
— Kontakt Player included
— New intuitive GUI with inline help system
— As used by A-list composers and producers globally
Spitfire Symphonic Range – https://www.spitfireaudio.com/spitfire-symphony-orchestra/
Symphony Complete Professional – https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/symphony-complete-professional/
SSO Chamber Strings Editions – https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/sso-chamber-strings-edition-professional/