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Abbey Road One: Soaring High Strings

The iconic sound of cinema

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  • The iconic sound of cinema

    Offering a harmonious and rich sound, Soaring High Strings is tailored for romantic, lyrical passages without sacrificing high speed runs. 16 1st Violins and 14 2nd Violins play in unison to create a passionate and lush sonic tapestry perfect for crafting a resonant composition. Add the unmistakable magic of Abbey Road Studio One to your music with 12 signals, expertly recorded by Grammy Award winning engineer Simon Rhodes. Featuring an expressive, slurring legato — ideal for adding emotion to your tracks — Soaring High Strings completes the Abbey Road One Film Scoring Selections.

    Available to purchase as a stand-alone sample library or as a brilliant addition to the Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations VST.

    You can also purchase this as part of the complete Abbey Road One: The Collection.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    16 1st & 14 2nd Violins

    2 mixes / 10 mics

    Dedicated plugin

    What's included

    Articulations

    • Legato — Multiple dynamic, molto vibrato, slurred notes and alt fast attacks for runs
    • Long — Multiple dynamics
    • Short — 5 round robins, and multiple dynamics


    Mics and mixes

    • Mix 1 — A full room mix by Simon Rhodes, formed from the Tree and Outriggers with a curated blend of spots. Use for luscious, rich passages.
    • Mix 2 — A tighter full mix by Simon Rhodes, formed from the 2nd Tree and Outriggers with a curated blend of spots. Use for faster, detailed sounds.
    • Vintage 1 — A pair of original 1940s RM1B ribbon microphones placed in front of the conductor to create a vintage scoring stage sound
    • Vintage 2 — A pair of classic 44BX ribbon microphones placed by the conductor for an alternative vintage scoring stage sound
    • Close (Strings) — All spot mics summed together for the instruments being played.
    • Pop Close — A mix of spot mics, panned centrally to give a flexible image that isn't restricted to the orchestral layout.
    • Pop Room — A dedicated room pair, located to represent the source centrally - use in conjunction with Pop Close.
    • Tree 1 — A decca tree formed of Abbey Road's finest trio of classic valve omnidirectional microphones - the basis of your rich sound.
    • Tree 2 — A tighter, closer decca tree - for faster, more detailed material.
    • Outriggers 1 — A pair of omni microphones, used in conjunction with either Tree to obtain a wider image and pin the back desks in place.
    • Ambients — A pristine pair of small diaphragm omnidirectional microphones, to the rear of the room for a balanced ambience.
    • Spill — A summation of spot microphones from sections not being played, useful for adding realism.


    FAQs

    Tell me more about Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations and the other Selections available

    Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations is the first in a series of Film Scoring Selections, all recorded in Studio One. Abbey Road One: Sparkling Woodwinds, Abbey Road One: Legendary Low Strings, Abbey Road One: Wondrous Flutes, Abbey Road ONE: Mysterious Reeds, Abbey Road One: Grand Brass, Abbey Road ONE: Thematic Trumpets and Abbey Road One: Vibrant Reeds are smaller and more focused libraries inspired by classic films offering pre-orchestrated instrument pairings.

    Each of these Selections is designed to help you accomplish a simple task phenomenally well – such as creating achingly beautiful melodic low string lines with just one simple legato patch. They will work seamlessly alongside Orchestral Foundations as well as on their own. Priced at £49 $49 49€ you can pick and choose from these Selections to build your own palette of Abbey Road One instruments.

    Is there an easier way to buy all the Abbey Road One libraries?

    There is no direct crossgrade path between any of the individual Abbey Road libraries however the cheapest way to buy all products so far is to upgrade to the Abbey Road One: The Collection.

    You then get the most discount every time a new Film Scoring Selection is released. The Collection brings together Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations and all Selections released so far, everything you need to create world-class cinematic scores.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 10.15 - OS 14

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.6GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM (2019), Apple Silicon

    SSD drive for installs advised!

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 and Windows 11 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5

    Recommended: Intel 2.6 GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700

    SSD drive for installs advised! 

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    8.5 GB download size

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