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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS Spitfire Symphony Orchestra?

Spitfire Symphony Orchestra is designed as a single, pro-level orchestral solution containing all three major families of the orchestra (woodwinds, brass, strings) designed for everyone from discerning composers at the beginning of their careers looking to invest in their futures, to seasoned veterans looking to unify their disparate collections of orchestral elements into a single and definitive sonic arsenal.


Featuring the award winning Spitfire Symphonic StringsSpitfire Symphonic Brass and Spitfire Symphonic Woods, SSO is a powerful collection of libraries that is the perfect amount of detail and control for those starting their professional journey. 

What's in the professional version?

Featuring all of the content that makes up Spitfire Symphonic StringsSpitfire Symphonic Brass and Spitfire Symphonic Woods, but with added signals. The added signals are alternative (ALT) microphones: a microphone placed close to the leader of each section (L - Applies to String patches only), 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.

Is that it?

No... by harnessing the powers of these three great orchestral powers into a single entity we’re also able to combine the IP into a fourth, ultra exclusive tool-kit: Masse. Designed for pro-end users working against the clock, Masse features some of the boldest patches yet made by Spitfire Audio with one core objective. Masse is only available to owners of SSO, SSO Pro and our Everything Collection.

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.


We’ve tried to make this easy for you! If you put SSO in your cart, we’ll automatically reduce the price you pay to account for the products you already own. Masse is included free when you update to SSO.

If you own one or more of the SSO core libraries and put one of the others in your cart, and the overall cost of owning SSO would be less than buying the individual elements, we’ll automatically replace your choices with SSO in your cart.

If the cost will be more than buying the individual elements, we’ll let you know how much extra it would cost to upgrade to SSO during the checkout.

What if I own ALL of the Core Libraries and want to purchase Professional?

No worries! Add SSO Professional to the cart while logged in and our cart will automatically update to reflect the crossgrade price. 

How Much Space Will I Need to Install the Professional content?

You will need ~987GB of free space 

I already own Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra and the Expansion Packs…

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


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.

Are either of the collections available with an educational discount?

We do not currently offer educational discount codes for collections. Further information on this can be found here.