Posted on April 20th, 2014

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DOWNLOADED SABLE 4 PRIOR TO THE 22ND APRIL PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS QUICK HOTFIX TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THE LIBRARY.

SABLE 4 HOTFIX

HERE’S WHAT TO DO:

• Make sure Kontakt is closed
• Delete these existing files from your Sable 4 folder:
“Sable_Full_2014_02_07.nkr”
“Sable_Full_2014_02_07.nkc”
• Download (right click the hotfix link above) this NKR unzip it and place it into the same place as the previously deleted ones were located (The main Spitfire BML304 Sable Strings library)

That should be it. If it worked, the front panel will now say ‘Interface: 2.08′ (previously it said 2.06)

Posted on April 13th, 2014

SPITFIRE ARE PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH SOME OF THE FINEST CRAFTSMEN AND ARTISTS WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY TODAY. ON THIS PAGE SOME OF SPITFIRE’S CLOSEST FRIENDS HAVE KINDLY TAKEN SOME TIME OUT OF THEIR INCREDIBLY BUSY SCHEDULES TO SAY SOME WORDS ABOUT US. WE THANK THEM FOR THIS, AND THEIR CONTINUED ENTHUSIASM IN OUR EFFORTS.

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Posted on April 5th, 2014

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AN AWARD WINNING RANGE OF UNIQUE ANTHOLOGIES THAT GIVES COMPOSERS AND MUSIC MAKERS EVERYTHING THEY WOULD NEED TO MAKE MODERN CINEMATIC MUSIC OUT OF A SINGLE “BOX”. EACH VOLUME CONTAINS A UNIQUE SET OF SOUNDS TAILORED TO SPECIFIC CINEMATIC GENRES.

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As award winning composers and producers we have the rare opportunity of not only knowing what works well when making computerised orchestral cinematic music but designing tools that work better! The Albion range is a distillation of this experience into single stand-alone anthologies that spring to life out-of-the-box and allow you to make world class cinematic music quickly and with relative ease.

Each volume contains a unique set of samples and tools that have been curated to suit certain styles and approaches in cinematic application.

The centrepiece for each volume is a selection of orchestral ensembles recorded by the finest musicians in London, playing the finest instruments at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios. One of the greatest orchestral recording spaces in the world. Host to two decades of blockbuster hits, from Harry Potter to Hannibal, Bourne to Bond, Gladiator to Terminator! These are recorded with an essential set of articulations, round robins and dynamic layers as ensembles sections. So in Albion one you have hi strings which feature 1st, 2nd violins and violas recorded together, the low strings, cellos and basses together. Recorded to tape via the finest mics and pre-amps you also have the ability to mix different mic perspectives and route them for surround or 5.1 use.

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But that’s not where modern cinematic style production ends. So included in each volume are finely curated tools designed to work brilliantly with your orchestral ensembles. From epic percussion recorded in the same room with the same mixable mic positions, to organic loops to sit on top of your arrangements, to some of the most beautifully designed synth textures derived from the orchestral content to blend perfectly with your arrangements.

THE SUCCESS OF THIS FAMILY OF PRODUCTS LIES IN A BROAD USER BASE:

- For composers working to a tight schedule. Albion is fast and effective to work with, the library has been curated to fit the modern zeitgeist so it delivers what clients want with no fuss.

- For record producers and songwriters wanting to add a cinematic edge to their projects without having to delve into the expensive niche world of orchestral sample libraries.

- For composers working away on their main rigs, on a laptop on the redeye from LA to NY for example. Albion is system resource lite and doesn’t require CPU hogging reverbs as it has been recorded with the greatest room image in the world intact!

- For people wanting to break into scoring for films, games, tv shows and trailers who are on a tight budget. Any one of these volumes offers an entry-level foot up into the wonderful world of cinematic orchestral music. As John Powell said “Paul and Christian have supplied the composing community with something of an economic miracle. Their sounds are good enough to put everyone on the same playing field. Now it’s just down to the quality of your musical ideas! Clearly now, even the shittyest composer has nowhere to hide.”

- For people wanting to build an orchestral palette. Albion 1 or 2 are excellent “base” modules for a greater orchestral palette. They are designed to fit perfectly with our BML and Definitive ranges. So start with Albion, need to get deeper and more detailed with some French Horns? Well add as you need.

- For students studying music tech and compositional/ orchestration courses. Albion is quite simply the most cost effective way of delivering convincing and exciting orchestral pieces. With our educational discount scheme Albion has become a no-brainer for students the world over.

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HERE’S A QUICK BREAKDOWN OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM EACH TOTALLY UNIQUE VOLUME. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE SAMPLE THAT IS DUPLICATED BETWEEN EACH VOLUME. SO THEY ALL STANDALONE AND COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER BEAUTIFULLY.


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ALBION VOLUME ONE

A CINEMATIC ANTHOLOGY THAT GIVES YOU EVERYTHING YOU WOULD NEED TO WRITE AMAZING SOUNDING EPIC CINEMATIC MUSIC. VOLUME 1 ENCOMPASSES A SYMPHONIC SIZED ORCHESTRA, CINEMATIC DRUMS, GREAT DRAMA LOOPS AND AN AMAZING ORGANIC SYNTH.

“…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.

Made from a totally new set of samples recorded at Air-Studios Lyndhurst Hall, ALBION is the most exciting addition to Spitfire’s commercial range to date. A one-stop-shop of thundering orchestral delights….

Albion has found favour the world over, whether it be as a one-stop-shop for media composers, a great starter for students wanting to break into media music. Or indeed the building blocks for a fine orchestral set-up. Albion is designed to fit perfectly with it’s BML and Definitive ranges.

Winning two Future Music awards: “Platinum” and “Value”. The magazine awarded Albion these scores: 8/10 for Stability, 10/10 for Value, 9/10 for Ease Of Use, 9/10 for Versatility, 9/10 for Results.

It is quite simply a must for any aspiring film composer, and equally any existing film composer wishing to pump life back into a tired palette of sounds. Recorded in London for that truly “British” sound.

For more in formation or to buy go HERE.


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ALBION 2 – “LOEGRIA”

A CINEMATIC ANTHOLOGY THAT GIVES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO WRITE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DETAILED AND ESOTERIC MEDIA MUSIC. VOLUME 2 ENCOMPASSES A DETAILED CHAMBER SIZED STRING SECTION, ESOTERIC WOODS AND BRASS, NEW CINEMATIC DRUMS, QUIRKY ECCENTRIC LOOPS AND AN AMAZING ORGANIC SYNTH.

After the success of Albion 1 the second outing in the range features a smaller more detailed string section and a host of more eccentric and esoteric tools including a haunting euphonium and french horn choir, a recorder section, some incredibly “British” loops, and more amazing synth patches derived from the orchestral recordings and designed by award winning composers and producers. If you have your sights on independent films, this library would be a great starting point.

Made from a totally new set of samples recorded at Air-Studios Lyndhurst Hall, ALBION II is simply the most beautiful entry into making detailed, chamber, and esoteric music.

Albion ii has found favour the world over, whether it be as a one-stop-shop for media composers, a great starter for students wanting to break into media music, or indeed the building blocks for a fine orchestral set-up. Albion is designed to fit perfectly with it’s BML and Definitive ranges.

For more information or to buy go HERE.


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ALBION 3 – “ICENI”

APOCALYPTIC LOW END, CONSISTING OF THE LARGEST EVER CELLI, BASS, BRASS AND WOODWIND SECTIONS FOR A COMMERCIAL LIBRARY. AS WITH ALL ALBIONS IT DOESN’T STOP THERE, ICENI IS AN ATHOLOGY THAT CELEBRATES LOW END. IF HYBRID ORCHESTRAL IS YOUR THING, MIXING IT UP WITH DUBSTEP AND DRUM AND BASS, YOU NEED TO PUT THE KEYS INTO THE LOCK OF THIS MONSTER!

After the success of Albion 1 & 2, Spitfire has decided to blow the bloody doors off, your speakers will never be the same again.

Made from a totally new set of samples recorded at Air-Studios Lyndhurst Hall, ALBION III is the most earth shattering set of low end delights. The largest commercially assembled Cello and Double Bass orchestra. An extraordinary collection of low end woodwinds and a world-famous lineup of low brass alongside a totally new collection of esoteric epic low drums, monster synths and extraordinarily cool loops designed and created by award winning composers and producers.

Albion has found favour the world over, whether it be as a one-stop-shop for media composers, a great starter for students wanting to break into media music. Or indeed the building blocks for a fine orchestral set-up. Albion is designed to fit perfectly with it’s BML and Definitive ranges.

For more information or to buy go HERE.


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Posted on January 31st, 2014

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Here’s some of the lovely things people have been saying about their new (released Wednesday) symphonic string library. Thanks to you all. For more info on Mural go HERE.

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).

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Mural is unbelievably good. Perfection.

Erik W. (Zendesk)

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Sounds amazing, game changer. (M.R. Zendesk).

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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)
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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)
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Bravo Spitfire – this thing kicks some serious arse
– Wilx (V.I.C)

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Congratulation Spitfire team, Mural sounds really good!!
– Max Tofone/ Massimo (V.I.C)
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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)
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Just tried it out today
I am extremely happy!
The words that come to mind are Lush and beautiful
Spitfire would it be possible to have a separate control on the main page to tighten up the shorts?
Also a bit more control over attack of the legato

Two thumbs!! looking forward to seeing what is planed for volume 2
– Eclipse (V.I.C)
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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 wish you guys sort out the VAT thing (Maybe a subsidiary or reseller in the US?), very painful for European wallets

Quick question – would there be a new future discount voucher provided along with the purchase of Mural, having used previous voucher to buy Mural?
– Daryl (V.I.C)
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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)
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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)

Posted on January 4th, 2014

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Recorded by Jake Jackson at Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, on one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through an array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps, to a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine and then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters: this is an unparalleled signal chain. Spitfire’s definitive range endeavours to offer the world a one-stop shop for classic and esoteric instruments played by the greats. As all these instruments are recorded in situ, in the same room, they’re designed to lock together sonically whether it be some timpani from the percussion range coupled with your Sable libraries. Or indeed a more curious band made up of the HG20, a plucked piano and a harp, it is designed to sound like they’re together in the same room. We provide a series of fantastic mixing options that allow you to dry stuff up or make it more ambient should you so wish, whilst preserving the acoustic integrity and perspective of a slavishly recalled microphone set up and room configuration. The instruments are all deep sampled but designed to play easily out-of-the-box, with easy integration into larger arrangements and templates without risk of demanding too much from your system resources.

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