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A premium collection featuring Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

Own 31 Spitfire Audio products, in one specially curated collection, characterised by our signature symphonic sound. Discover enormous orchestras recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, and collaborations with the world’s best composers —Hans Zimmer, the master of film scoring, Ólafur Arnalds, Eric Whitacre and more. From solo, virtuosic performances capturing every articulation, and intimate composer toolkits, through to thunderous percussion and our complete symphony orchestra; from avant-garde textures and evolutions to epic synthesizers. Save over 30% on inspiring, world-class sounds and creative tools, used by the world’s best composers on everything from blockbuster film scores through to avant-garde records and cutting-edge production and sound design.

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The Captain Evades Capture - Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 3:46)

Escape From The Book Of Ages - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:30)

Kraken - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:13)

Rest - Blake Ewing (0:00 / 2:58)

For Lost Souls - Harnek Mudhar (0:00 / 2:20)

Silver Locket - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 2:36)

Futuristic Sleigh Ride - Christian Henson (0:00 / 2:32)

Rachmaninov Op. 23 No. 7 — performed by Ben Onono (0:00 / 2:47)

Langjökull - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:05)

Awakening - Paul Saunderson (0:00 / 4:07)

Space Hopper — Robert Ames & Ben Corrigan (0:00 / 3:42)

Time Passing - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:46)

Subtle Textures — Ty Unwin (0:00 / 3:15)

OACE — Ólafur Arnalds (0:00 / 2:47)

Ritual Echoes - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 1:42)

End Of All Systems — Christian Henson (0:00 / 3:02)

Onederlust - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:27)

Järva County - C. Henson (0:00 / 3:00)

Solitude — Colin O'Malley (0:00 / 1:50)

The Demons Of Rugby (Trailer Music) — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:08)

Fusi Pavana Piana — Anon. (0:00 / 0:44)

Beneath the City — Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:09)

Come Closer - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:50)

Duelling Mallets - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:27)

SPACE TRAVEL - J. Matthias (0:00 / 4:59)

The Alchemist - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:00)

Subterranea - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 0:48)

Celestial Sphere — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:51)

In The Skies — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:42)

Mayhem - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:44)

Trailer Music — Christian Henson (Orbis only) (0:00 / 1:02)

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Product Info

  • ~1591732 Samples
  • 2056.2 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 1783.9 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 2985.0 GB disk space required during install
  • Kontakt Full Required

What’s included?

Spitfire Symphonic Strings

If there was a single product that could sum up the foundation of Spitfire's approach to sampling, it would be this. Recorded at a studio that has played host to scores from the highest grossing blockbusters — The Hall at AIR Studios — using those same players playing the same instruments, and sampled with our usual more is more approach. If you want that blockbuster sound you have to go bold. If you want cinematic, you have to go big. The ultimate encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling, recorded in London, with no expense spared.

Spitfire Symphonic Brass

Half a decade in the making, this encyclopaedic compendium is our definitive collection of orchestral brass. The UK's finest brass players have been expertly recorded at the world-famous Hall at AIR Studios, London — the same inimitable acoustic as Symphonic Strings and Symphonic Woodwinds, for that highly sought-after blockbuster sound. Symphonic Brass offers you Close, Tree and Ambient microphone positions and 169 articulations, adding power and punch to your orchestral scores.

Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds

An essential part of your orchestral palette, the woods are your secret weapon to adding real power to your scores. Spitfire Audio has taken its decade of experience recording woodwind instruments, expertly sampling the UK's finest players at one of the most sought-after locations in the world: The Hall at AIR Studios, London. Four years in the making, we offer you three mic positions for extra control, and the most comprehensive range of woodwind instruments and articulations available in any existing symphonic woods library. From traditional piccolos, flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons to a contemporary selection of instruments, from alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets and a thunderous contrabassoon, this timeless collection will add depth and colour to your orchestral compositions.

Spitfire Solo Strings

Sometimes you need the intimacy and detail of a single voice to rise above the force of an orchestra. Reach for Spitfire Solo Strings, featuring exceptional first-call London virtuosos, ideal for adding individuality and definition to your scores and production. Solo Strings is designed to stand out, but also to fit in: this entirely new library sits perfectly alongside the Spitfire orchestral ranges, utilising the same location, peerless signal chain, mic positions and range of articulations that make up the DNA of our high quality orchestral packages. Single players, recorded in the acoustic luxury of The Hall at AIR Studios, captured on rich sounding 2” tape.

Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional

We handpicked 16 of the finest string players to perform an encyclopaedia of articulations and techniques, recorded via the finest signal path in The Hall at Air Studios, London. This smaller section gives you more attention to detail than our Symphonic range, while still capturing the beautiful resonance of the hall. This is your definitive chamber range – a versatile classic that will enhance your film, TV and game scores and pop records.



The Professional edition includes four additional microphone positions and three CPU-friendly stereo mixes by award-winning engineer Jake Jackson, giving you a hugely diverse range of of string sounds.



Eric Whitacre Choir

Hard-wired to humanity, nothing gets to the heart of music like the human voice – and Spitfire’s most anticipated release to date is a choir that captures the breathtaking range of our most personal musical instrument. Crafted and conducted by Grammy winner Eric Whitacre and showcasing his elite family of singers, this encyclopaedia of the voice will enrich your composition. It will also blow away any dusty perception of the choir as a niche, occasional ingredient, reserved for angels and demons.



With these sounds at your fingertips, you will start to think differently about the human voice. For this library, we returned to the luxury of Lyndhurst Hall at Air Studios, which means Eric Whitacre Choir shares the acoustic DNA of Spitfire’s orchestral catalogue, and will work hand in hand with those libraries.

Hans Zimmer Strings

40% off until 31st December 2019. Now updated with 60GB of extra sounds.

To create the greatest film scores in the world, you need to think outside the box. We teamed up with Hans Zimmer, the Godfather of orchestral sampling (Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, Interstellar), to produce this spectacular innovation; 344 players performing an unconventional range of playing techniques in The Hall at London's world-famous AIR Studios. With up to 26 mic positions, only technology allows you to play an ensemble this big — from thundering basslines to glass-like high strings, this is symphonic strings maximised.



With the help of design and user experience agency UsTwo (Monument Valley, DICE), Hans Zimmer Strings is presented in our award-winning dedicated plugin — developed primarily for composers, by composers. Take the dynamic of your scores to levels you’ve never imagined, with our most ambitious library yet.

Hans Zimmer Piano

In his fourth collaboration with Spitfire Audio, legendary Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer presents the ultimate piano library. A personal favourite of Hans himself, this beautiful instrument bursting with life, depth and character is the in-house grand piano at the Hall at AIR Studios, one of the best scoring stages in the world. Expertly recorded by Hans' renowned engineers and the award-winning Spitfire team, this library embodies what Hans described as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity to create a world class piano writing tool for discerning composers the world over.

Olafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit

Designed for composers, songwriters and producers, this is an intimate and deeply personal set of tools, curated by BAFTA winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, recorded at his studio in Reykjavik, Iceland. It centres around a characterful 'felted' grand piano, as well as a comprehensive set of inspiring sonic manipulations and progressive synth sounds, designed with the writer in mind.

London Contemporary Orchestra Strings

Everything you need to make cutting-edge strings music. There is a shift in string writing that is becoming a global movement - based on innovative techniques and performance styles, it’s notoriously impossible to program with the tools currently available. We’ve partnered with the London Contemporary Orchestra, whose work with the likes of Radiohead and Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant) has contributed significantly to this shift, to create a string library that gives you access to this unique, experimental palette.

This library contains multi-sampled violin, viola, cello and bass sections, and has been recorded at our dry stage in London. With a host of dynamically controllable, never-before-sampled articulations, this rich set of diverse recordings are both playable and musical, and will transform your work.

London Contemporary Orchestra Textures

Our second collaborative venture with the internationally-acclaimed London Contemporary Orchestra took us to an awe-inspiring aircraft hangar for a recording process like no other. Together we have created a completely unique, never-before-sampled sound palette — a sophisticated collection of constantly evolving organic textures, formed by layering unexpected combinations of instruments. In applying the signature workshopping, performance styles and innovative techniques that have made the LCO so sought after, we have produced textures made up of indefinable, fascinating sounds. Our need for unparalleled acoustics led us to the most unconventional recording space in Spitfire’s eleven year sampling history — a cavernous hangar with a remarkably long reverb tail — adding incredible resonance to each note. Enhanced with our unique Evo Grid, we give you access to a cutting edge, inspiring collection of instantly playable, spellbinding textures which will add incredible depth and colour to your composition.

British Drama Toolkit

We can’t write your music for you, but we can help you find your voice. The outstanding British Drama Toolkit provides the most instinctive, immediate and intense connection to the heart of your composition. Created in collaboration with composer Samuel Sim, it features an ensemble dedicated to the emotionally potent sound he is lauded for – but also presents a unique way of interacting with the players, which sets this instrument apart from anything we have created to date. This is not just a group that plays your music; it helps you compose it.

British Drama Toolkit can be used with free Kontakt Player.

Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions

Composers are forever being asked to make meaningful music that sits easily under dialogue without diverting attention away from the scene. Our Evo Grid technology, based on an easy-to-use evolution engine, allows you to create and perform engaging, sophisticated and emotional music from the most simplistic of arrangements. Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions marries this concept with the majesty of a symphony-sized string section recorded at the legendary Air Studios (the same featured in the award-winning Spitfire Symphonic Strings). As a layering tool it can bring static arrangements to life with elegant, modern and progressive orchestral techniques, plus solve one of the harder aspects of media composition: effective gradual transitions from one state to another. The hands-on grid and access to endless amount of textural layers make this inspirational, flexible and tactile string library a must-have.

Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

We join forces with BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch, Kiasmos, Erased Tapes) to record an all-star ensemble performing his latest set of awe-inspiring evolutions. The 4,3,3,3,3 ensemble of British players (Violin I + II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), led by long-term collaborator Viktor Orri Árnason, perform a range of fragile yet warm beautifully evolving phrases, recorded at the world famous Hall at AIR Studios, London. Using our Evo Grid technology, this library makes it easy to create sophisticated chamber strings music from the most simplistic of arrangements - just a few sustained notes is all you need to write inspiring dynamic textures. We also introduce Waves: a brand new innovation featuring notes that move along a wave-like dynamic arc, appearing from nothing, swelling, and then dying away again to nothing. These are accessible via our classic interface, in various styles and lengths.

Orchestral Swarm

A new standard in orchestral sample library innovation, this will significantly expand your existing orchestral palette to include a huge variety of totally unique textures. As an alternative to using only straightforward long notes, this library draws upon the pointillistic effect of having multiple players perform short notes at random intervals to create an undulating swell of sound performed in real time, for inspiring results. Taking our Swarm approach, but adapted for the orchestra, it gives access to even greater detail by utilising the huge variety of articulations and playing styles of orchestral instruments, recorded at the famous British Grove Studios. It will give your compositions a liquid dynamic that dances alongside the picture. This library has been created exclusively in collaboration with Bleeding Fingers, and is featured in Blue Planet II and Hans Zimmer X Radiohead collaboration (ocean) bloom.

Kepler Orchestra

Discover your new secret weapon for writing cutting-edge film, TV and game scores. Kepler Orchestra makes it easy to evoke movement, speed and atmosphere by creating interlocking orchestral rhythms – from simple to massively complex. Our new Systems Grid does the hard work for you, with repeated notes, doppler effects, swells and shards. Similarly, our Mercury Synth engine expands your sonic universe with warped and space-inspired sounds.



Recorded at AIR Studio One and featuring a chamber-sized orchestra, Kepler Orchestra is inspired by the great American systems composers of the late 20th century: Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams.




Albion ONE

Our most renowned orchestral sample library, Albion One is everything you need to make film music in one box. A 109-piece orchestra, accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section, recorded at the world famous Hall at AIR Studios London, plus warpable loops designed by award-winning engineers, and an enormous steam synthesiser. Containing high dynamics and energy, whilst being highly flexible across multiple genres, choose from four mic positions and a huge range of articulations, including our renowned legatos, for extra control. Perfect for first-timers and established composers alike, this industry standard product is the perfect place to start your film scoring journey.

Albion V Tundra

Capturing a characteristically Scandinavian sound, we've sampled a 100-piece orchestra playing never-before-sampled techniques at the very edge of silence. Alongside orchestral content are bellows, percussion and a characterful warped synth section. Everything you need to take it down a degree or two.

Spitfire Harp

A detailed, beautiful harp library performed by London's leading harpist, Skaila Kanga, who has performed on countless blockbuster film scores. Instantly playable and ultra realistic. A comprehensive range of articulations and pedalling, with glisses in every key. In addition, we give you an otherworldly set of 'Harposphere' patches — beautiful pads and textures created from our original organic recordings.

Spitfire Harp has been designed to blend effortlessly with our Symphonic and Chamber libraries, having been recorded in the same space — the world famous Hall at AIR Studios.

Symphonic Organ

Achieve that awe-inspiring cinematic sound made famous in blockbuster scores such as Interstellar, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tron. Presenting the Rugby School Chapel organ — a monstrous, 3,721-pipe, cathedral-sized organ housed in an intimate chapel — creating an epic but immediate sound like no other.
To capture its unique depth, power and beauty, we teamed up with composer, producer and organ expert Andy Richards, who has curated stop combinations for instant playability, enabling you to get the best out of this beautifully-voiced instrument. His impressive discography includes work on huge film scores, including Slumdog Millionaire, and records by iconic artists from Grace Jones to George Michael. Every pitch has been recorded with multiple mic positions for ultimate realism and control, accompanied by 50 mind-bending warped presets presented in our eDNA engine.

Spitfire Harpsichord

This truly spectacular harpsichord library features a beautiful baroque instrument, performed by London harpsichord virtuoso Steven Devine. Spitfire Harpsichord has been designed to blend effortlessly with our Symphonic and Chamber libraries, having been recorded in the same space — the world famous Hall at AIR Studios.

We have also created a collection of atmospheres and pads derived from the organic harpsichord samples, presented in our Mercury Synth engine.

Hg2O

HG2O is Spitfire's experimental take on the waterphone, a classic percussion instrument, played by renowned percussionist Paul Clarvis in The Hall at AIR Studios. The Spitfire team takes this unconventional metallic instrument beyond its vintage horror stereotype to reveal its inspirational beauty. We have also included a collection of morphed pads and ambiences, created from the raw organic samples and presented in our Mercury Synth engine.

Hans Zimmer Percussion Professional

Spitfire Audio joins forces with the biggest name in film scoring to produce the ultimate drum sample library for cinematic percussion. Featuring the ensembles and solo instruments used by Hans Zimmer in his blockbuster scores, we’ve drawn upon his years of creativity and studio experimentation to compile all you’ll need to get started in epic drum composition. From tombeks to taikos, playing from whisper quiet to thunderously loud, we’ve worked alongside his GRAMMY Award-winning team (including engineer Geoff Foster) to capture the highest quality recordings in the same studio with the same players, all mixed and produced by the man himself. This professional edition also includes additional mixes by producer-composer-engineer royalty: Junkie XL, Geoff Foster, Alan Meyerson and Steve Lipson, including CPU-friendly stereo mixes and 10 individual microphone positions.

Spitfire Percussion

A collection full of life and character, this definitive percussion library provides the bedrock for your orchestral compositions, performed by world-renowned British percussionist Joby Burgess. Spitfire Percussion has been expertly recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, the home of blockbuster scores and the same space as our Symphonic and Chamber library recordings.



Own all of the essential symphonic percussion instruments required to add power, rhythm and nuance to your scores, large and small, tuned and untuned — from thunderous timpani, bass drums and cymbals to a set of mallet instruments, from marimba to tubular bells, described by Sound On Sound as "to die for".

Glass and Steel

Discover Spitfire's secret weapon — a collection of tuned percussion sounds, created from 'found' glass, metal and crockery, morphed, warped and sequenced into metallic hits, rhythmic tension beds,
distorted sub basses and epic, shimmering pads. Recorded on our dry stage at Spitfire HQ, 45 instruments and objects ranging from metal bowls to wine glasses were played by world renowned percussionist Paul Clarvis in innovative ways to achieve a variety of unidentifiable sounds and glistening overtones. Presented in our versatile eDNA interface for instant playability and stimulation, we also give you 235 presets, designed to inspire and take your compositions to new places.

Scraped Percussion

A selection of progressive, unconventional percussive sounds, created using imaginatively played percussion instruments and objects — scraped, bowed, rubbed and brushed — to create unique sounds and textures. Recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios and played by percussionist legend Paul Clarvis, it is designed to blend perfectly with all of our Albion, Symphonic and Percussion libraries.

The Grange

Spitfire creates rock history with three legendary drummers — Chad Smith, Roger Taylor and Andy Gangadeen — recorded at legendary studio location, Headley Grange. A new benchmark in drum sampling, this is an anthology of playable kits and an exhaustive selection of searing loops all with sympathetic mixing options.

Ambient Guitars

Ambient Guitars is a collection of inspiring and modern cinematic guitar sounds, textures and loops — from ambient to apocalyptic — created and performed exclusively by renowned guitar innovator Leo Abrahams, and expertly sampled by Spitfire Audio. Designed for use in film, TV and game music and especially suited to dark, urbane, indie style scores, its early incarnation is already a directors’ and composers’ favourite. This intuitive and instantly playable toolkit will inspire any discerning media composer or producer looking for fresh sounds and atmospheric textures with an experimental edge.

BT Phobos

Phobos is a must-have synthesiser for composers writing epic, cinematic electronic and hybrid compositions. Conceived by renowned composer and electronic music pioneer BT (The Fast and The Furious, Monster, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), we’ve together developed a powerful new device to add a unique timbral expansion to your compositions by unlocking the liquid, morphing and transforming capabilities of convolution. With an asset base featuring over 20GB of unique hand built BT rhythms, pulses, textures and atmospheres, and a revolutionary polyconvolver engine, you can quickly and easily create molecular loops, patterns and textures to energise your music and hold your audience at the edge of their seats.

EDNA Earth

An epic collection of synthesised orchestral sounds, eDNA Earth has been created using our enormous range of organic orchestral recordings, manipulated, warped and reprogrammed beyond recognition by Spitfire’s award-winning team of composers, engineers and developers. With thousands of sounds and presets, we have taken our entire orchestral palette and morphed it into an alternate universe. A powerful encyclopaedia of unique, experimental electronic samples, eDNA Earth has been created with film, TV and games music in mind, offering endless inspiration to the next generation of media composers, while also appealing to dance and pop producers wanting to add cutting-edge, cinematic electronic textures to their music. With eDNA’s new easy to use, ultra-controllable GUI, an uncharted territory of new sonic experimentation is within your grasp.

eDNA Earth can be used with free Kontakt Player.

Orbis

Sometimes a score needs more than an orchestra. Discover a new world of over 2500 extraordinary sounds, born out of organic performances, then treated and transported to epic new dimensions. Perfect for the progressively-minded composer, the sounds in this gargantuan creative compendium range from distorted loops to evolving textures and visceral one-shots; subsonic low-end to ethereal pads.



Ideal for producing rich-sounding, panoramic scores, Orbis reimagines the work of global sonic explorer David Fanshawe. Over 4 decades, Fanshawe travelled the globe to capture rare, beautiful performances from different cultures, previously unrecorded. Our sophisticated eDNA engine enables you to mix and manipulate these unique sounds to create an almost infinite set of creative possibilities.

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