Close - Valve spot mics summed together for a direct and upfront image of the string ensemble.
Tree - A decca tree microphone array, giving a spacious and enveloping sound.
Super Close - Clip-on mics attached to the bridge of the instruments, giving an extremely close and otherworldy perspective.
Long Flautando CS
Long Super Sul Tasto
Long Col Legno Tratto
Long Sul Tasto > Sul Pont
Long Sul Tasto > Flautando
Long No Rosin
Tremolo CS Sul Pont
Short Brushed Spiccato CS
Short Mandolin Pluck
Short Col Legno
Short Brushed Sul Tasto
No, Cinematic Frozen Strings is made entirely of newly recorded sample content.
Intimate Strings features 25 players, whereas Cinematic Frozen Strings features just 8 players (2,2,0,2,2 - no violas), placed antiphonally (split across the room). The extended techniques featured in Cinematic Frozen Strings are much more experimental, and are played at the quietest of levels, creating a distinctly raw, icy tone. The ‘Super Close’ signal in this library, created by recording the instruments with DPA clip-on mics placed on the bridge, gives you even more detail and definition, so you can really hear each individual instrument.
Intimate Strings techniques (9): Longs, Longs CS , Longs ½ Section, Flautando, Harmonics, Short, Short CS, Pizzicato, Short Col Legno
Signals: Close, Tree, Vintage
The techniques in Cinematic Frozen Strings have been inspired by the string techniques used in Albion Tundra, this time featuring an eight-piece string section, whereas Albion Tundra offers a 56-piece section. This brand new set of recordings is designed to complement Albion Tundra, but can also be used on its own or with a range of other Spitfire libraries — blending particularly well with Albion NEO, LCO Textures and Contemporary Drama Toolkit.