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Frequently Asked Questions

British Drama Toolkit

What is British Drama Toolkit?

A revolutionary set of ultra realistic and inspiring tools designed to create cues instantly.

What’s in it?

A unique set of playing styles performed in a dry space by a small string and woodwind section.

What do the different velocity layers mean?

There are three main layers which you will see in British Drama Toolkit:


Texture  Softest textured playing, which is ideal for background or accompaniment

Soft Straight playing for the notes you’d like to stand out, great for bass lines or pedal notes.


Loud Performed in a Soloistic or Virtuoso manner, for when you need the melody to really sing!  

Why is there no dynamics fader on this library?

Instead of the usual dynamics fader which we use in the vast majority of our libraries, British Drama Toolkit makes clever use of velocity to allow you to play with both hands instead of riding the modwheel/fader with one hand. If you wanted to you could use the expression control for some added control (see Paul’s walkthrough for this).

What context is this library best used in?

This library is perfect when you want to create dramatic scores with real emotional impact, and when you’re working to a deadline. With your eye on the drama rather than the computer, and with one patch capable of a such a huge range of expression, you can respond instinctively to the story rather than get sucked in to what Samuel Sim calls “the vortex of the computer”. 

Which other Spitfire libraries would British Drama Toolkit work well with?

We have been enjoying it alongside any of the Air Recordings such as  Albion V or any of the libraries recorded at our drier London sound stage such as London Contemporary Orchestra Strings and Alternative Solo Strings

Is British Drama Toolkit available with an educational discount?

Yes, this library will be available with an educational discount.

Why do I need this product?

Offering high quality results instantly, British Drama Toolkit demonstrates the power of real musicians to directors and producers, whilst also providing you with believable masters of quality should your budget not quite stretch to a band of this size.

How It Works

A look at how the British Drama Toolkit UI works.