CHAMBER STRINGS - VOLUME 2

2nd Violins,Violas,Basses

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).

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Bredon Dusk - Paul Thomson (Vol 1 only) (0:00 / 1:30)

Diversions Of The Anemoi (feat all Vols) - Andy B (0:00 / 3:50)

Captain Brown leads the Attack - Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 4:01)

The Magician (feat. Sable vol3) - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:01)

SABLE Andy B GlassHouse (0:00 / 2:30)

Sables Shades Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 3:06)

SABLE CrossingTheLine Andy B (0:00 / 2:36)

SABLE Andy B Bowed articulations Demo (0:00 / 1:02)

Wildflower v2 Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:05)

Bent Grass - Blake Ewing (0:00 / 2:08)

Rest - Blake Ewing (0:00 / 2:58)

Guys, Where Are We? - Blake Ewing (0:00 / 0:36)

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Overview

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 proud to present a small sized selection of the most in-demand London string players 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.

Sable Volume 2 is a stand alone volume that compliments Sable one by providing 2nd violins (x3), violas (x3) and basses (x3) cherry picked from some of the most decorated orchestras and groups working in London today, recorded at the much celebrated hall at Air Studios. Playing rarefied instruments that amount to millions of pounds worth of wood, cat hair and fine European antiquity. Volume 2 is a personally curated and detailed selection of "essential articulations" giving you everything you need to get up and running, writing fine chamber scores and finer detailed string parts.

If you're looking for a different sounding strings library, something that moves your listener with beauty and passion not size and scale, something that sets your sound out and above others then you're in the right place. Sable is the place to come for detail, engaging beauty and as a useful focussing tool when placed on top of bigger, broader strings libraries. We have also had reports from top producers who find this size of string better suits pop tracks than the more symphonic sized ones favoured by film composers.

Background

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 preamps and Prism convertors, and presented at 48k, 24bit in Kontakt format, and additionally three extremely useful ‘mixed’ versions.

Features

Volume 2 completes the string choir for Sable 1 with 2nd violins, violas and basses. They are seated exactly in situ so once combined with the rest of the sections in volume 1 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!

This is a deeply sampled library with a detailed and varied 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.

Sable 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 epic cinematic and by using these mixes across the BML range you can achieve total mix integrity, just as Jake would do it!

GUIs

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.

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.

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-tonguing effects!

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / 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

Mics & Mixes

Microphones

  • Close
  • Tree
  • Ambient
  • Outrigger
  • Stereo Mic
  • Close Stereo Ribbon
  • Gallery

Mixes

  • 3 x Jake Jackson Mixes