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Frequently Asked Questions

Hans Zimmer Strings

How do I add Hans Zimmer Strings to Kontakt?

You don’t! Hans Zimmer Strings is a dedicated plugin available as VST, AAX and AU so it can be used directly in your favourite DAW.

Does this mean you are no longer releasing libraries in Kontakt?

No. We will still be making Kontakt libraries.

What software will I need to run Hans Zimmer Strings?

We provide an AU, VST2, VST3 and an AAX, so as long as your chosen DAW supports one of those plugin formats, you’re good to go.

What other features are there in Hans Zimmer Strings?

It has simplified controls, featuring sliders for expression and dynamics, and a big knob that can be easily customised to the user’s personal workflow. It’s clutter-free and focused. We have tailored it specifically for orchestral work and so loading instruments is a pleasure. It also Includes articulation filtering, with clear and beautiful icons.

How large is this library?

It’s over 150GB and will be available to download or via our bespoke hard drive service. If you have unlimited data and a fast connection, it’s certainly possible to download but if you’re not sure, we would recommend using our bespoke hard drive service to save your download burden.

Can I use this library on more than one computer?

Yes, this is a single user license but our EULA allows for installation on two computers.

If I want to install this library on a second computer, do I have to download it again?

No, you can simply copy the “Spitfire Audio - Hans Zimmer Strings” folder over and use the Repair feature in the Spitfire Audio App to ensure the plugin can find all the content that it needs.  

How do I install the Hans Zimmer Strings update?

This is a FREE update for existing owners including over 60GB of new content. If you purchase the product after the update has gone out, you will automatically receive the updated version.

If you haven’t already installed the latest version of the Spitfire Audio App, click - here https://www.spitfireaudio.com/info/library-manager/

Log into the Spitfire Audio App and you will see your update waiting for download. If you can’t see it straight away, click ‘Refresh’ in the ‘Account’ menu.

To begin updating Hans Zimmer Strings, select it, click the ‘Update’ button beneath the product image and follow the instructions on screen, saving it to the existing “Spitfire Audio - Hans Zimmer Strings” folder. You can pause and resume downloads at any time. Please note: Faster loading is best improved by optimising the library in the app.

Is Hans Zimmer Strings compatible with MacOS Catalina?

Spitfire Audio products presented in our own dedicated plugin are not yet compatible with Mac OS Catalina. We will send an email notification when this changes. Subscribe to our product emails here to stay up to date: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/my-account/communication-preferences/