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Media Toolkit

On the Move — Dan Keen

Originals Media Toolkit

Broadcast-ready composing essentials — from Spitfire Audio co-founder and award-winning media composer, Paul Thomson.

Discover the composer’s trade secrets and go-to sounds with this broad range of inspiring professional instruments — from classic to experimental. Including Paul’s beautiful Yamaha grand piano, an intimately recorded marimba, soft acoustic guitar, ethereal analogue synth pads, leads and bass sounds, and an eclectic palette of percussive samples — detailed hi-hats, scissors, coat hangers and computer keyboards. 24 presets, 21 signals and 6 controls, meticulously curated and presented in our easy-to-use, award-winning plug-in. NKS compatible. ~2.6 GB. More info

All proceeds donated to charity. 100% of proceeds from sales of the library will be donated to Blueprint for All — supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK (fka The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust).

What is Originals?

Jangle Box Piano

Dusty Light — Lucie Treacher

Originals Jangle Box Piano

The legendary Abbey Road Challen: a piano with two distinctive characters.

Abbey Road's iconic ‘studio’ piano, expertly recorded at its legendary home, in Studio Two. Famous for its use on countless ’60s pop era records, including The Zombies, Pink Floyd and The Beatles — featuring prominently on The Beatles (aka The White Album) and Magical Mystery Tour. The instrument features brass tipped felt strips that can be dropped between the hammers and strings, emulating the sound of a ‘tack piano’. The result is an instrument of two distinct characters: one mellow and dark; the second, percussive and bright. Close, Room and Vintage signals. Six presets. Six controls. Available in our easy-to-use, award-winning plug-in. NKS compatible. ~8 GB. More info

Cinematic Pads

Aurora — Lucie Treacher

Originals Cinematic Pads

Widescreen organic synth textures — made from an orchestra.

Made from symphonic orchestral recordings, originally captured at AIR Studios, London. Treated and warped to create a range of classic pad sounds — from rich, dystopian tension beds to celestial, ethereal textures. 23 presets, made from 45 pads. Six controls. Three signals. ‘Cinematic’ signal created using outboard, hardware reverbs and effects. NKS compatible. ~2.7GB. More info

Mrs Mills Piano

Staying A While — Homay Schmitz

Originals Mrs Mills Piano

The distinctive sound of Abbey Road pop history.

A beloved Steinway Vertegrand, expertly recorded at its legendary home: Abbey Road, Studio Two. Full of character and nostalgic charm, with a bright, metallic tone owing to its lacquered hammers. Famous for its use on countless ’60s pop era records, including The Zombies, Russ Conway and The Beatles, featuring prominently on Penny Lane and With A Little Help From My Friends. Close, Room and Vintage signals. Five presets. Six controls. Available in our easy-to-use, award-winning plug-in. NKS compatible. ~4.6 GB. More info

"Really exciting for me to hear Spitfire's sampling of what we used to call the 'Mrs Mills' piano. It's great to have it on my computer."

— SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY

Cimbalom

Through The Lens — Homay Schmitz

Originals Cimbalom

The sound of suspense.

A shimmering, spine-tingling tuned percussion instrument, used in Hollywood scores for its mysterious, sinister sound. Cuts through an orchestra with its distinctly metallic tone. Performed by renowned percussionist, Greg Knowles (The Hunger Games). Captured at AIR Studios, London. Five presets. Three controls. Close, Tree & Pitched signals. NKS compatible. ~1.7GB. More info

Drumline

Initiation — Homay Schmitz

Originals Drumline

The spirit of the stadium.

An extensively sampled collection of marching band percussion, made in collaboration with Bleeding Fingers. Performed by world champion drum corps, the Blue Devils. Recorded by Russell Emanuel in the controlled acoustics of the Newman Stage, 20th Century Fox, for a tight, focused sound. Features snares, tenor drums, bass drums & cymbals. Nine presets. Five controls and effects. NKS compatible. ~1.5GB. More info

Firewood Piano

High Plains — Homay Schmitz

Originals Firewood Piano

Vintage character, timeless sound.

A detailed upright piano, with a cracked bridge, creating unique resonances. Performed by Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. Recorded at Colorado Sound Studios. Five presets, including Felt and Warps. Close, Room and Pad signals. Six controls and effects. Available in our easy-to-use plug-in. NKS compatible. ~7.45GB. More info

Intimate Strings

A Souvenir — Homay Schmitz

Originals Intimate Strings

Achingly emotional and detailed performances.

Chamber section (8,6,4,4,3) featuring 25 of London’s finest string players. Expertly recorded in the reverberant acoustics of AIR Studios, home of blockbuster scores. Close, Tree & Vintage signals. 9 essential and extended techniques including Flautando, Half-Section, and Harmonics. Available in our free plug-in. NKS compatible. ~3.4GB. More info

Cinematic Soft Piano

Standstill - Homay Schmitz

Originals Cinematic Soft Piano

The world’s most popular piano plug-in — LABS Soft Piano — reborn.

A felted upright Yamaha U3. Recorded in the reverberant acoustics of AIR Studios, London. From close and intimate, to reverberant and enveloping. Three signals. Five presets. Six controls. Available in our free plug-in. NKS compatible. ~2 GB. More info

Epic Strings

In Between All the Worlds — Louis Rugg

Originals Epic Strings

A 60-strong symphonic string section, featuring London’s best players.

Recorded in the reverberant acoustics of AIR Studios, London. Close, Room & Stretch signals. 11 essential articulations. Available in our free plug-in. ~2.4GB. More info

Cinematic Percussion

Supremacy — Oliver Patrice Weder

Originals Cinematic Percussion

Recorded at London's AIR Studios, for widescreen dramatic effect.

London’s best percussion players. Seven presets, featuring various instruments and effects including epic ‘Earthquake’ Hits and Swells. Close, Room & Distorted signals. Reverb, High Pass & Low Pass Filter controls. Available in our free plug-in. ~1.4GB. More info

Epic Brass & Woodwinds

That's A Lotta Axolotl — Louis Rugg

Originals Epic Brass & Woodwinds

Dynamic brass & woods, for power and punch.

London’s best symphonic brass and woodwinds sections. 19 players. Recorded in the reverberant acoustics of AIR Studios, London. Close, Room & Distorted signals. Six essential articulations. Available in our free plug-in. ~1.5GB. More info

Felt Piano

The Ball — Louis Rugg

Originals Felt Piano

A close, delicate and detailed upright, performed by jazz legend and Mercury Prize nominee Gwilym Simcock.

Recorded dry at Spitfire Studios, with soft felt placed between the hammers and the strings. Condenser, Ribbon, and Hammers signals. Ten presets, from dry and close, to reverberant and pad-like. ADSR and sustain pedal level control. Now available in our free plug-in. ~3GB. More info

What is Originals?