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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Strings?

60 Star Players, 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses super deep sampled with over 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, and 5 extraordinary performance legato patches programmed by Andrew Blaney. Recorded with multiple round robins, dynamic layers and presented with 3 essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section we also have a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in an ‘ensemble’ format designed for sketching and composing with ‘out of the box’ satisfaction.

We have taken Mural 1, 2, 3, Ensembles & Evolutions off our shelves. We have released Spitfire Symphonic Strings with everyone’s favourite and most diverse microphone positions C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient). 

What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional?

Spitfire Symphonic Strings Pro builds on the core Spitfire Symphonic Strings library, with 152.61GB of extra content. Included inside the expansion pack are 4 alternative (ALT) microphones: a microphone placed close to the leader of each section (L), warm Close Ribbon (Cr), close Stereo Pair (St) and spacious Gallery (G) signals, as well as the addition of Outrigger signals to the common Close Tree Ambient (known as CTA), creating CTAO for the ‘classic Spitfire’ setup. On top of this we offer the Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) stereo mixes mixed by Jake Jackson for instant great sounding mixes, with low CPU/RAM usage.

Further detail on the extended array of signals is provided here.

why go pro?

The Professional version gives you a higher degree of control and nuance demanded by professional composers of modern film and TV scoring. Allowing you the ultimate control of width, space and detail when composing.

I Own core, how much space do i need to install the professional content?

You will need ~306GB of free space to install the professional content. 

WHAT IF I ALREADY OWN THE CORE VERSION? 

You will be eligible for the Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional crossgrade. Simply add Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional to your cart, which will intelligently calculate your crossgrade price.

WHAT IF I ALREADY OWN CORE AND THE LEGACY EXPANSION? 

Great! This means you already own Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional, and will have received a free update to each part of the library as a result. 

WHAT IF I OWN SOME OF THE OLDER BML LIBRARIES?

There is no direct cross grade path from our BML libraries to SSO, so in almost all cases** the cheapest way to buy into the Collection is to first upgrade to the relevant Symphonic library then upgrade to SSO (owners of Mural Volume 1 for instance, should upgrade to Spitfire Symphonic Strings, owners of BML Reeds should go via Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds).

** Because of the discounting scheme on the SSO Collection, there are a very few scenarios where you would be better off to go directly to buying SSO without upgrading first. 

Here are the rules.

  • If you own one single BML brass library which is either BML Horns, or one of the three Phalanx Libraries (Horns Phalanx, Trumpet Phalanx, Bone Phalanx), buy SSO directly. This is only if you own one of them. If you own more than one of these, upgrade to Spitfire Symphonic Brass first, then SSO.

  • For any other combination of BML libraries you already own, you should always upgrade to the relevant Symphonic library first and only then upgrade to SSO to obtain the best price.

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