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The world's finest chamber strings library volume two; 2nd violins, violas and basses playing essential articulations. Small can be beautiful, ultra detailed and delicate. Completing (with volume 1) the must-have tools to write for a string band of 16 players (4,3,3,3).
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.
• OVER 60GB OF DATA FROM 10,000S OF 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.
Available to download only from this site. Requires a full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to run.

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BACKGROUND

After the delights of enormous string libraries and ensembles providing broad, brushstroke approaches to writing (which have, to some extent, characterised recent film, gaming and TV music), Spitfire are at last proud to present some of the greatest string players in the world to provide you with the tools you need to write detailed and focussed chamber parts that have a personality and style that represents your personality, that expresses your creative will and provides you with fresh pastures of experimentation.
SPITFIRE PRESENTS BML SABLE
Part of a new, long-term project entitled The British Modular Library providing composers with the ability to add fine detail, musical expression, beauty and focus to their work. To write music that musicians love to play and to get the most out of smaller ensembles and the wealth of timbral colour and character they can add to any project. After many years of development experience Spitfire will present this library with a user interface and set of features unprecedented in any library to date. With 7 mic positions, recorded at 96k through vintage valve and ribbon mics to tape through Neve premaps and Prism convertors, and presented at 48k, 24bit in Kontakt format, and additionally three extremely useful ‘mixed’ versions.
Sable is presented in modular volumes and consists of the finest players London has to offer, playing in the hall at Air Studios, regarded as one of the greatest scoring stages in the world.
Sable Volume 2 compliments and completes volume one with the remaining 3 sections from an ensemble cherry picked from some of the greatest orchestras and groups playing in London today. Playing rarefied instruments that amount to millions of pounds worth of wood, cat hair and fine European antiquity. As with volume 1 this module is a personally curated selection of "essential articulations" giving you everything you need to get up and running, writing fine chamber scores and finer detailed string parts.
Volume 2 features three 2nd violins, violas and basses. They are seated exactly in situ so once combined with the rest of the sections in volumes 1 & 3 spacial integrity is maintained. Moreover combine with other BML modules or indeed the Albion range and you'll find the whole thing slots together like a beautifully conceived orchestral jigsaw puzzle. Remember this is not just panning left to right. If you want them to sound like they’re sitting next to the 1st violins and in front of the horns you have to place them there!

FEATURES

This is a deeply sampled library with a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple round robins, dynamic layers and easily usable fully functional legato with control of vibrato.
The library is presented with numerous microphone positions which you can not only mix and blend to fit the application you’re working on, but also automate for dramatic shifts in focus and depth. We have also specially commissioned 3 exclusive Jake Jackson mixes of every sample to save you time and system resources. These mixes are specially designed to work in different applications from pop to chamber to epix cinematic and by using these mixes across the BML range you can achieve total mix integrity, just as Jake would do it!

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.

General Controls GUI Image
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

ESSENTIAL ARTICULATIONS
2nd VIOLINS (a3)
• Longs nonvib/vibrato
• Longs con sord nonvib/vibrato
• Longs flautando
• Longs harmonics
• Legato intervals fingered
• Legato intervals portamento
• Legato intervals bowed
• Shorts spiccato
• Shorts staccato
• Spiccato con sord
• Pizzicato
• Bartok pizz
• Col legno
• Trills major
• Trills minor
• Unmeasured trems
Violas a3:
• Longs nonvib/vibrato
• Longs con sord nonvib/vibrato
• Longs flautando
• Longs harmonics
• Legato intervals fingered
• Legato intervals portamento
• Shorts spiccato
• Shorts staccato
• Pizzicato
• Bartok pizz
• Col legno
• Trills major
• Trills minor
• Unmeasured trems
CBasses a3:
• Longs nonvib/vibrato
• Longs harmonics
• Legato intervals fingered
• Shorts spiccato
• Shorts staccato
• Pizzicato
• Bartok pizz
• Col legno
• Unmeasured trems
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:
93.8 GB in download product from 172.4 GB of WAV data from TBC samples.

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Review Quotes

“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
“…if you need a palette of powerful orchestral ensembles which will inspire your writing, galvanise your scores and generally add class, sheen, size, power and depth to your orchestral armoury, the library delivers in spades.”
Sound On Sound Magazine October 2011.

Links to reviews

Customer feedback

“OH MY GOD THIS IS F****** AMAZING!
You guys are the best. I only just got albion downloaded and set up but this is INSANE. So rich and vivid!
I’ll stop pestering you with things you know. I am just amazed. I’ve been looking forward to this for years.
Thanks for your excellent and prompt service and your products are beyond words.”
“This morning I’ve installed Albion, and after just 3 hours of playing with this library – all I can say is – this is one of the most inspiring libraries I’ve came across !!! (and I own a very large amount of other libraries !) So just a note to tell you – well done ! your work is well appreciated here !”
“I am sure you have been inundated with praise for Albion already….but…I just wanted to write to say how incredible your new Albion library is and how much I am enjoying using it on my current project. It is, hands down, the most beautiful sounding and inspirational orchestral/soundtrack library I have heard to date.”
“Albion is responsible for my recent sleep deprivation! I feel so inspired by these patches they are making me create differently! The ostinatum is incredible, the creative uses are endless and it helps me think differently and generate new ideas and approaches”
“Just wanted to say well done to all involved in producing this. Lovely stuff. Truly amazing, inspiring and playable sounds. It’s going to be all over my next project”
“AWESOME sounds. I forgot to mention that in my initial post. Really beautiful sound. I tried layering short string arts with winds and WOW! WOW WOW! Real sounding to these ears.”
“My quick impressions are that the Strings KILL!! – Wonderful sound. Percussion and TM based patches look to be a lot of fun and sound great. The Pads sound wonderful. The Low Brass & Low Winds are great. There are some real surprises for Sound Design and non-orchestral production in Brunel Loops and Steam Band! In fact Brunel Loops might remind you of a whole Tonehammer-style lib or 2. String FX and other FX are going to fill a lot of holes in my pallet.”
“simple and very fast download. And Albion sounds fabulous, more natural and warm then most of the libraries I’ve heard. Congrats on a great product. Can’t wait to see & hear updates and new libraries from you guys!”
“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.”
“Haven’t had a chance yet to peruse the patches, will do that tomorrow, but I did just finish reading the manual… and all I could keep thinking over and over was “classy classy classy”, from the branding and graphics design all the way to the kontakt scripting. IMHO, all sample library developers, both newcomers, small shops and especially some of the large stalwarts alike should take note
THIS is how to develop and release a product. The whole environment around this has been in such a stark contrast to some other rather recent developer postings here, filled with what was a really unpleasant show of ego and arrogance. I hope Spitfire enjoys some real success with this, because they certainly deserve it, this has to be one of the most thoughtfully conceived and executed sample libraries I’ve ever come across. And it’s products like this one that earn lifetime customers. I hope these guys are enjoying some probably much needed rest!”

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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