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BML MURAL - VOLUME 2

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The second installment in the new gold standard in symphonic strings. A sixty piece strings band (16,14,12,10,8) playing fundamental articulations. Making the Mural collection a truly professional deep sampled set of Great British strings.
Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
• THE FINEST PLAYERS IN LONDON
• THE FINEST INSTRUMENTS
• PERFORMING WITH LIFE AND CHARACTER
• RECORDED AWARD WINNING JAKE JACKSON
• IN THE HALL AT “AIR STUDIOS”
• POSITIONED “IN SITU” - SPACIALLY SOUND
• PRODUCED BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSERS
• VIA THE FINEST VALVE AND RIBBON MICS
• VIA BESPOKE NEVE MONSERRAT PRE-AMPS
• INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST NEVE 88R DESK
• TO METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 2” TAPE.
• 96K 24BIT DIGITAL PRISM A/D.
The Mural band is a large symphonic string band with 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos, 8 Basses. Each section is recorded in-situ and is can be controlled totally independently within the collection.
This volume features a carefully curated selection of articulations to compliment volume one, giving the discerning professional greater detail, colour and depth of expression with some must-haves thrown in for good measure!
Articulations include fully functional* legato portamento & detache, carefully measured 1'0 shorts 0'5 shorts and the gentle tapping of bows against strings with col legno. Greater emotion and expression with longs molto vib (molto espressivo), haunting longs sul pont, longs sul pont con sordino, and the searing longs sul pont distorted. Heart breaking longs sul tasto with must-have measured trems and trills. Finally we have a selection fx curated, produced and orchestrated by award winning composers with "tense" longs worth the price of admission alone! We've also filled in some of the gaps in Volume 1 with bartok pizz, harmonics and unmeasured trems for the second violins and violas.
• 30+GB OF DATA FROM 10,000S SAMPLES
• NUMEROUS ROUND ROBINS & DYNAMIC LAYERS
• ARTICULATIONS CURATED BY COMPOSERS
• FULLY FUNCTIONAL “TRUE LEGATO”
• NUMEROUS MIXABLE MIC PERSPECTIVES
• JAKE JACKSON MIXES - EASE OF USE
• INTELLIGENT ARTICULATION SWITCHING
• INTUITIVE FRONT END GUI
• BUILT BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSERS
• PLAYS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX
• SONICALLY FITS WITH OTHER SPITFIRE PRODUCTS
• INSTANT INSPIRATION.
* NB LEGATO PATCHES REQUIRE VOLUME 1 TO GIVE FULL FUNCTIONALITY
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MP3 DEMOS

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BACKGROUND

After the masterful simplicity of the Albion - epic 'out-of-the-box' orchestral ensembles and the finely crafted detail and beauty of the Sable chamber string range, Spitfire at last are creating the ultimate symphonic-sized detailed string collection as part of their comprehensive British Modular Library. Spitfire's long term project to create the greatest sounding, deepest sampled and ultimately future proofed living orchestral virtual instruments collection on the planet today.
All the players are recorded in situ and mixed carefully with the correct perspective and placing so that they lock together which each and every BML module as if they were all in the same room together when recording. This means that when you start putting sections together it simply works. No mixing, panning, or careful manipulation of reverbs is required to create ultra realistic true sounding mockups, demos and masters. It is designed for ease of use and instant satisfaction with numerous mic positions and essential Jake Jackson mixes to give you options to change the character of the recording, and apply the Mural sound to any number of applications.
Mural offers a grand 60 piece string band (16,14,12,10,8) but is recorded and performed in such a way as to provide you with ultimate detail. It is not an epic dirgy sludge of trailer-making strings. It is pure in its detail and beauty and is designed to encourage and inspire you to write better orchestral music for your canon.

FEATURES

As working award-winning composers the collective that is Spitfire Audio know and understand what it takes to make world-class film, TV and games music. Mural #2 is a carefully curated broad and comprehensive selection of articulations perfectly compliment volume 1. With a deeper selection of longs and shorts to the soulsearching Sul Tasto, and haunting sul points. With must-have trills and measured trems and more colourful articulation with a variety of truly functional legato patches to greater expression with molto espressivo (molto vibrato) articulations. Topped off with some brilliantly tasteful and inspiring FX, the "tense" longs that are worth the price of admission alone. We've also filled in some of the gaps in Volume 1 with bartok pizz, harmonics and unmeasured trems for the second violins and violas. We feel this instalment of our Symphonic range makes the Mural library the first-go comprehensive collection of samples any discerning composer would reach for.
Recorded deeply with up to 8 round robins and numerous dynamic layers and controls including vibrato and intelligent legato switching.

GUI

We like instruments that just open and play. So we have worked for many years to create a simple to use and uniform GUI so you learn one, you learn them all. With improvements being made constantly we frequently update the whole range to maintain uniformity in our interfaces across our entire range.

Overview GUI Image
THE OVERVIEW PANEL
Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.

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GENERAL CONTROLS PANEL
A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.

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THE OSTINATUM
Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpegiattor, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi tounging effects!

PATCHES

FUNDAMENTAL ARTICULATIONS
16 1st Vn, 14 2nd Vn, 12 Va, 10 VC, 8 CB:
V1 --
Legato Detache (recommend Vol 1)
Legato Portamento (recommend Vol 1)
1'0 Shorts
0'5 Shorts
Col Legno Batt
Longs Molto Vib
Longs Sul Pont
Longs Sul Pont Con Sordino
Longs Sul Pont Distorted
Longs Sul Tasto
Measured Trems 150 BPM
Measured Trems 180 BPM
Trills Maj 2nd
Trills Min 2nd
FX & Tense Longs
V2 --
Legato Detache (recommend Vol 1)
Legato Portamento (recommend Vol 1)
1'0 Shorts
0'5 Shorts
Bartok Pizz
Col Legno Batt
Longs Molto Vib
Longs Sul Pont
Longs Flautando
Longs Harmonics
Tremolo Unmeasured
Trills Maj 2nd
Trills Min 2nd
FX & Tense Longs
Va --
Legato Detache (recommend Vol 1)
Legato Portamento (recommend Vol 1)
1'0 Shorts
0'5 Shorts
Bartok Pizz
Col Legno Batt
Longs Molto Vib
Longs Sul Pont
Tremolo Unmeasured
Trills Maj 2nd
Trills Min 2nd
FX & Tense Longs
VC --
Legato Detache (recommend Vol 1)
Legato Portamento (recommended Vol 1)
1'0 Shorts
0'5 Shorts
Col Legno Batt (p dynamics)
Longs Molto Vib
Longs Sul Pont
Longs Sul Pont Con Sordino
Measured Trems 150 BPM
Measured Trems 180 BPM
Trills Maj 2nd
Trills Min 2nd
FX & Tense Longs
CB --
Legato Detache (requires Vol 1)
Legato Portamento (requires Vol 1)
1'0 Shorts
0'5 Shorts
Col Legno Batt
Staccato Dig
Longs Sul Pont
Longs Sul Pont distorted
Longs Tremolando Sul Pont
Measured Trems 150 BPM
Measured Trems 180 BPM
Trills Maj 2nd
Trills Min 2nd
FX & Tense Longs
MICROPHONES
• CLOSE
• TREE
• AMBIENT
• OUTRIGGER
Bonus content available as a free update soon!
• STEREO MIC
• CLOSE STEREO RIBBON
• GALLERY
• 3 x JAKE JACKSON MIXES

Specifications

Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.
MAC:
For new customers, OS X 10.8 and above is required to run Kontakt 5. For legacy customers, OS X 10.7 and above is required to run either Kontakt 4 or Kontakt 5. Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM recommended.
PC:
Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM recommended.
FOOTPRINT:
32.0 GB in download product from 50.0 GB of WAV data from 23 samples.

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Review Quotes

"This is a spiffing symphonic string library with a beautiful sound and very easy to get along with. It’s not really designed for detailed classical writing but it’s perfect for film, TV and game music. It’s not prohibitively expensive, either, considering what you get."
Music Tech Magazine
"As with any sampled legato instrument, I immediately scrutinize transitions between notes, and this is where the scripting in Mural 2 feels absolutely refined. There is a true, joyous sense of legato being performed, and not merely programmed."
Film & Game Composers .com
"As for me, I'd only highly recommend Mural. Definitely worth of 33GB of space! Get it, and if you like it, buy it"
AudioSex.Pro
"I will say Mural is sure to become a staple even integral feature on the soundtracks of major Hollywood film and network television scores."
The Economic Voice
“For Mural is not an epic, dirge-ridden sludge of trailer-making strings, but rather pure in its detail and beauty… a beautiful combination that positively encourage its users to write better orchestral music, whenever and wherever the need arises.”
Ask Audio
"Spitfire strikes a mighty blow with BML... The library has no real match given the number of mic positions, the variety and number of articulations, the player's stability and power, and the possibility to install it on as many computers as we want (impossible to do with the iLoks or e-Licensers of competing products and which implies paying top price for an additional key or license)... And don't forget that VSL's Symphonic Cube, the only potential contender when BML is complete.
Audiofanzine

Links to reviews

Customer feedback

Mural is unbelievably good. Perfection.
Erik W. (Zendesk)
Sounds amazing, game changer.
(M.R. Zendesk).
Cannot say how amazing that sounds…..just mind blowing.
The release slider is a superb addition.
I genuinely think it is now possible to embark on symphonic compositions without having to down tools through lack of an expressive medium.
This will be an essential purchase.
– Richard Henley Davis. (Facebook)
Just wanted to say that I am absolutely in love with Mural Strings Vol.1 – I have been playing with the spiccato articulations for the past 2 hours and this is by far the most expressive short articulation I have ever used in a string library, so a very happy customer in here.
Thanks again guys, and congratulations for the release!!
– Oskari Korenius. (Email)
Well done SF. Your Flauts are to die for. Still only using just the main mics too. Much more to check out so back to playing..
Having just recently purchased Berlin Strings and owning HS I was a little scared of buyers remorse…thats a negative. I am a sucker for your sound!
– ETMuz (V.I.C)
Just tried it out today
I am extremely happy!
The words that come to mind are Lush and beautiful
– Eclipse (V.I.C)
Great sound Spitfire team… This is all about “depth”!!
I hate you guys for a dent in my wallet, although I had decided that I wouldn’t buy another library having spent money on Berlin Strings. Mural is a total no brainer. I
– Daryl (V.I.C)
Spitfire, you guys just broke the internet with that one! Holy Moly!
So much for all the debating on CineStrings vs Berlin Strings. I’ve officially abandoned the idea of starting a Teldex template, I’ve invested so much money in Spitfire libraries that completing this template would just be fantastic!! (Also, Andy Blaney’s demo for the new Flute Consort helped seal the deal there)
I also LOVE that Mural is going to have basic arts in all sections in vol 1. as opposed to the more modular approach of Sable.
– Prodigalson (V.I.C)
Just got back from work. Mural – downloaded. Just starting to play. The best of its type I have ever heard – period. I do have a load of orchestral stuff, but this is the first library I have ever played where I can honestly visualise real players right in my little studio.
– Mark Stuart Ramsay (Facebook)
My internet has finally allowed me to download and the
few hours I’ve been playing around I’m in love. My bank is not loving me,
but it is worth every cent.
Jean Pierre (Zendesk).

A selection of review quotes from other Spitfire products


"Britannia rules with Albion"
J. Buchanan - Future Music Magazine
"Albion is the creme de la creme."
K. Gemmel - Music Tech Magazine
"The Best of British. This collection of instruments is enough to make Britannia drool."
D. Stewart - Sound On Sound Magazine.
“Spitfire’s libraries just seem to get better with each release – and this superb horn library is no exception. The attention to detail is striking and the workflow is fast and intuitive”
Music Tech Magazine.
“Spitfire have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with worldwide”
D. Stewart Sound On Sound.
"Great sounding scoring tools that are both intuitive and flexible to use."
Future Music
"Sure to become a staple even integral feature on the soundtracks of major Hollywood film and network television scores."
The Economic Voice

Reviews of other Spitfire products

"I’m am absolutely blown away by the tone, quality and value for money this library delivers! I’m a composer from Australia that has a crap load of software samples from all the major companies out there, but am absolutely in awe by what you guys have produced here! And this is defiantly the best value for money sample library I have bought to date. Well I’m pretty sure you now have a life time customer in me because of this one product and I’ll probably be up all night tonight being re-inspired by this library"
“I’ve been playing with it all morning long, and it’s making me giddy. If you’re on the fence about buying it and you’re wondering “Is everyone overhyping this or is it really this good” — there’s no over-hype here. It really IS that good. There’s a density to the sound, or maybe a wideness or warmth, that I haven’t heard in libraries before — not even in Symphobia. Just buy it. Totally worth going into debt over.”
“I’m absolutely speechless, this library is beyond my expectations. It features the BEST strings I have EVER heard!”
“Thanks you guys! My music has become much better thanks to your work and inspiration that you constantly give. This is the most incredible instruments in my opinion with widest range of possibilities. And I think, having all instruments from Spitfire is like having the one instrument devided to volumes… all of them perfectly works together.”
“Bottom line, the sound is fantastic…"
“First of all: I’m at a loss for words to describe the sensational experience that is exploring and playing Sable. I really don’t know what to say. Magnificent achievement. Seriously: this is the stringslibrary I have been dreaming about and waiting for all my musicmaking life. It is simply perfect. Thanks sooooo much to everyone at Spitfire.”
"WOW! Sounds like I invited a real players… It’s so amazing! Thanks guys."
"Cannot say how amazing that sounds…..just mind blowing."
"The best of its type I have ever heard – period. I do have a load of orchestral stuff, but this is the first library I have ever played where I can honestly visualise real players right in my little studio."

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