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Spitfire Symphonic Motions

Spitfire Symphonic Motions features London’s finest string players performing a range of rebowing movements, rhythms and playing techniques.

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    This dynamic addition to the Spitfire Symphonic series is an inspiring tool created by composers, for composers, offering the flexibility to design expressive shorts and intricate rhythmic patterns with ease, enhancing the realism of your scores and bringing them to life. Spitfire Symphonic Motions features London’s finest string players performing a range of rebowing movements, rhythms and playing techniques. Experience the same high-end quality as the rest of our celebrated Symphonic libraries, expertly recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios.

    These performances are presented in an easy-to-use grid interface inside our award-winning dedicated plug-in, for instant access to almost infinite combinations of tempo-locked rhythms, techniques and realistic rebowing. Quickly express new ideas, or find new, unexpected combinations of notes to inspire your arrangements and compositions, creating tension and momentum.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    22 violins / 12 cellos

    40 articulations

    CTA

    Dedicated Plugin

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    Contextual

    Symphonic Motions only

    Symphonic Motions violinists
    Violinist with orchestra in background

    Symphonic Motions Gui

    The Motions Grid

    Available in our award-winning, easy-to-use plug-in and NKS ready, the sophisticated, intuitive grid layout allows you to easily and quickly create intricate, realistic and expressive rhythmic strings. Much like our Spitfire Evo libraries creating realistic long notes, Spitfire Symphonic Motions offers the same for short and rhythms. Choose from an essential selection of playing techniques, and combine these with short ‘Overlay’ techniques for accents and blending to create a more nuanced, dynamic sound. You also have up to four different rhythms to choose from (6ths, 8ths, 12ths, 16ths) with two phrasing options (discrete/staccato and smooth/legato), locked to the host tempo in your DAW.

    Close up of Symphonic Motions cello section
    Jake Jackson engineering with orchestra in background

    What's included

    Instruments

    • Violins (22)
    • Celli (12)


    Motions grid

    • Normale 6th Discrete
    • Normale 6th Smooth
    • Normale 8th Discrete
    • Normale 8th Smooth
    • Normale 12th Discrete
    • Normale 12th Smooth
    • Normale 16th Discrete
    • Normale 16th Smooth
    • Sul Pont 6th Discrete
    • Sul Pont 6th Smooth
    • Sul Pont 8th Discrete
    • Sul Pont 8th Smooth
    • Sul Pont 12th Discrete
    • Sul Pont 12th Smooth
    • Sul Pont 16th Discrete
    • Sul Pont 16th Smooth
    • Pizzicato 6th
    • Pizzicato 8th
    • Con Sordino 6th Discrete
    • Con Sordino 6th Smooth
    • Con Sordino 8th Discrete
    • Con Sordino 8th Smooth
    • Con Sordino 12th Discrete
    • Con Sordino 12th Smooth
    • Con Sordino 16th Discrete
    • Con Sordino 16th Smooth
    • Sul Tasto 6th Discrete
    • Sul Tasto 8th Discrete
    • Sul Tasto 12th Discrete
    • Sul Tasto 16th Discrete
    • Col Legno 6th Discrete
    • Col Legno 8th Discrete
    • Major 2nd 6th
    • Major 2nd 8th
    • Major 3rd 6th
    • Major 3rd 8th
    • Minor 2nd 6th
    • Minor 2nd 8th
    • Minor 3rd 6th
    • Minor 3rd 8th


    Overlay techniques

    • Col Legno
    • Pizzicato
    • Spiccato
    • Spiccato CS
    • Sul Pont
    • Sul Tasto


    Mics

    • Close
    • Tree
    • Ambient


    Mixes

    • Mix 1
    • Mix 2
    • Mix 3


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    FAQs

    Why do I need this product?

    This dynamic addition to the symphonic range is an inspiring tool created by composers, for composers, offering the flexibility to design expressive shorts and intricate rhythmic patterns with ease, enhancing the realism of your scores and bringing them to life. Featuring London’s finest string players performing a stunning range of rebowing movements, rhythms and playing techniques, experience the same high-end quality as the rest of our celebrated symphonic libraries, expertly recorded in the world-famous Hall at AIR studios.


    What products does this work well with?

    This library works brilliantly with the Spitfire Symphony OrchestraSpitfire Symphonic Strings EvolutionsThe Albion Range and other libraries recorded inside The Hall at AIR Studios.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

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

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    13.0 GB download size

    13.00 GB disk space required during install

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