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Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings

Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings - a landmark, one-off sample library consisting of a signature string sound never before available.

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  • The most famous string sound in the world

    Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings represents something truly unique - a landmark, one-off sample library consisting of a signature string sound never before available. Captured at Abbey Road’s Studio Two, the most famous recording venue in the world.

    Five of the world’s best players, recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Sam Okell using a mouth-watering array of beautiful microphones and recording equipment from the studio's impressive collection. This is your chance to compose using the illustrious and historic Abbey Road signal path. Stunning mixes give you broadcast-level performances with groundbreaking, instant playability plus creativity and control.

    This edition of Iconic Strings covers essential playing techniques, two professionally mixed signals created with the studio’s coveted signal path and some of our most expressive legatos to date.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    String quintet

    1 modern mix / 1 vintage mix

    Dedicated plugin

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    Abbey Road Two Quintet

    The sought-after signal path

    The unique sonic fingerprint of Studio Two simply cannot be replicated elsewhere due to its combination of controlled acoustics and one-of-a-kind equipment, refined over 90 years of innovation. From the vintage J37 tape machine to the dizzying array of microphones, this is the first time the sought-after signal path has been made available in a virtual string instrument.
    Abbey Road Two Tape machine

    Abbey Road Two Mic
    Abbey Road: Two Iconic Strings delivers a selection of modern and vintage microphones and mixes engineered by Grammy-award-winning engineer Sam Okell. The Vintage mixes capture what many music lovers think of as Studio Two, recorded using the vintage REDD desk, parallel compression from the RS124 and all passed through the J37 tape machine. This chain was inspired and influenced by the iconic Studio Two recordings using this exact one-of-a-kind equipment.
    Abbey Road mix desk overlooking string players
    Abbey Road Two GUI

    Groundbreaking playability and versatility

    Abbey Road Two Arranger White
    Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings captures the sounds of five of London’s top string players (V1, V2, Va, Cello, Bass) down to the tiniest detail. The library offers music makers the choice between highly detailed composition and easy-to-use technology that assists in the writing process. A brand-new feature — the Arranger — offers a curated approach to writing with ensemble techniques. It gives composers a newfound freedom to control the instrument voices/ranges within the string band, helping them to arrive at more tailored performance quickly.

    Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings Professional

    The Professional edition offers the most control and customisation, featuring 12 signals including 2 modern mixes, 2 vintage mixes, and 8 microphone positions, as well as some of our most expressive legatos to date.

    A really beautiful sound, and incredibly fun to play.

    Paul Thomson

    Co-founder Spitfire Audio

    Abbey Road empty studio two

    What's included

    Ensemble

    • Long
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Trill (Maj 2nd)
    • Trill (Min 2nd)
    • Tremolo
    • Long Flautando
    • Spiccatissimo
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Pizzicato

    Violin 1

    • Performance Legato
    • Live Patch
    • Legato (Slurred)
    • Long
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Harmonics
    • Trill (Maj 2nd)
    • Trill (Min 2nd)
    • Tremolo
    • Tremolo (Measured 150 BPM)
    • Tremolo (Measured 180 BPM)
    • Long Flautando
    • Spiccatissimo
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Brushed
    • Pizzicato

    Violin 2

    • Performance Legato
    • Live Patch
    • Legato (Slurred)
    • Long
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Harmonics
    • Trill (Maj 2nd)
    • Trill (Min 2nd)
    • Tremolo
    • Tremolo (Measured 150 BPM)
    • Tremolo (Measured 180 BPM)
    • Long Flautando
    • Spiccatissimo
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Brushed
    • Pizzicato

    Viola

    • Performance Legato
    • Live Patch
    • Legato (Slurred)
    • Long
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Harmonics
    • Trill (Maj 2nd)
    • Trill (Min 2nd)
    • Tremolo
    • Tremolo (Measured 150 BPM)
    • Tremolo (Measured 180 BPM)
    • Long Flautando
    • Spiccatissimo
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Brushed
    • Pizzicato

    Cello

    • Performance Legato
    • Live Patch
    • Legato (Slurred)
    • Long
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Harmonics
    • Trill (Maj 2nd)
    • Trill (Min 2nd)
    • Tremolo
    • Tremolo (Measured 150 BPM)
    • Tremolo (Measured 180 BPM)
    • Long Flautando
    • Spiccatissimo
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Brushed
    • Pizzicato

    Double bass

    • Performance Legato
    • Live Patch
    • Legato (Slurred)
    • Long
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Harmonics
    • Trill (Maj 2nd)
    • Trill (Min 2nd)
    • Tremolo
    • Tremolo (Measured 150 BPM)
    • Tremolo (Measured 180 BPM)
    • Long Flautando
    • Spiccatissimo
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Marcato
    • Brushed
    • Pizzicato

    Signals

    • Mix 1 - A tight mix of the Close Condensers and LCR 1. Perfect for songwriting and general purpose.
    • Vintage Mix 1 - A vintage mix using Abbey Road’s vintage REDD desk, parallel compression from the RS124, all passed through the J37 tape machine.

    FAQs

    How does your dedicated plugin work?

    Our dedicated plugin libraries work as standalone instruments in your DAW, meaning that no serial number is provided and the authorisation process happens during your download. We provide an AU, VST2, VST3 and an AAX, so as long as your chosen DAW supports one of those plugin formats, you’re good to go.


    Does this product contain content from other existing products?

    No.


    What is the difference between Core & Pro?

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.13 to OS 12

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

    Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Intel and Apple M1 computers, 64 bit DAW required (32 bit DAWs not supported)

    To use the multi-voice arranger — Minimum: Intel Core i7 (or Xeon from mid 2015 models or newer) *Older CPUs will require to increase the DAW buffer sizes or limit voices


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

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

    Recommended: Intel 2.8GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700, 16GB RAM

    To use the multi-voice arranger — Minimum: Intel Core i7 7th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X *Older CPUs will require to increase the DAW buffer sizes, or limit voices


    File size

    46.0 GB download size

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    46.00 GB disk space required during install


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