A UNIVERSAL STARTING POINT
In partnership with BBC Studios and the world-famous BBC Symphony Orchestra, Spitfire Audio has finally been able to capture what no other sample library has before: a family of astoundingly accomplished players that has shared the stage for thousands of hours, whose musical telepathy and 90-year heritage of performances and recordings is a national and international treasure.
BBC Symphony Orchestra has been expertly recorded by the Spitfire team at London’s famous Maida Vale Studios — home of the BBCSO, and host to The Beatles, Hendrix and Bowie. Our most expansive and ambitious project to date, this landmark library is the stuff of composing dreams: strings, brass, woodwind and percussion, all housed inside our award-winning standalone plugin.
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Admiral Benbow — Andy Blaney (0:00 / 4:01)
A New Chapter — Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:45)
Your Majesty — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 3:07)
Sadie's Waltz — Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 2:42)
For the first time, we have captured a full orchestra: players who have developed a precise musical affinity, rehearsing and performing some of the most challenging orchestral works together, week in, week out, to create a truly cohesive sound.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the musical beating heart of the BBC itself – the oldest entertainment organisation in the world, trusted and respected globally. With a performance heritage nearly a century old, it boasts Sir Adrian Boult, Arturo Toscanini and Sir Colin Davis among its historical conductors, championing new classical music and composers at the BBC Proms and beyond, selling out concert halls the world over.
Orchestral samples have become an essential component of modern scoring, and the range of libraries available is vast. But what if a single product could become the universal starting point for a generation of composers?
We’ve taken over a decade of sampling experience to give you this comprehensive orchestral library of epic proportions — comprising over 200 hours of recordings, to give you a staggering 1,000,000+ samples at your fingertips, sounding exactly as they would if you had the orchestra in the room. We have recorded 55 different instruments on world-class Millennia preamps, including groups and soloists, 418 techniques including 33 legatos, for each melodic instrument. The product also includes a staggering 20 signals, including eleven microphone positions, two stereo mixes, a set of signals designed for use in Dolby Atmos mixing, plus five spill signals, for added realism and ultimate control. This is your definitive orchestra, made accessible through cutting edge technology, all in one package.
Maida Vale Studios has a rich musical history. Built in 1909, it was one of the BBC's earliest premises — the centre of the BBC News operation during World War II, and the home of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 1934.
With a beautiful, modern design by ustwo (Monument Valley, DICE), BBC Symphony Orchestra is housed in our award-winning standalone plugin (VST2, VST3, AU, AAX & NKS ready) developed primarily for composers, by composers — easy to use, intuitive and inspiring.
Up until now it’s been difficult in the film composer world to share and collaborate — but that, with this universal starting point, changes now. This library allows you to mock up your scores quickly and with ease, so you can share your work with your fellow composers, collaborators and directors.
The best way to use this library is to buy our SSD — a sleek 1TB Samsung 860 EVO drive housed in our bespoke Spitfire Audio hard case, giving you instant playability. The SSD allows you to instantly use the library without having to download — just as fast and reliable, while saving you a huge amount of internal hard drive space. The library is still available to buy on our standard hard drive — you can add this to your cart at checkout.
The founding values of the BBC – to inform, educate and entertain – could not resonate more richly with Spitfire, making this partnership a truly exciting and defining moment. Beyond a new standard for orchestral sample libraries lies a blueprint for an ongoing collaboration with the BBC that will provide resources – online and live – for a community of musicians ready to produce the orchestral music and blockbuster scores of the future. BBC Symphony Orchestra is just the beginning...
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