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Spitfire Chamber Strings

Small & Detailed Strings

We handpicked 16 of the finest string players to perform an encyclopaedia of articulations and techniques, expertly recorded in the world famous Hall at AIR Studios, London. This smaller section gives you more detail and focus than our Symphonic range, with Close, Tree and Ambient microphone positions, while still capturing the beautiful resonance of the hall. This is our definitive chamber range – a hugely versatile classic that will enhance your film, TV and game scores and pop records.

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Bredon Dusk - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:30)

The Magician - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:01)

Stasis - Harnek Mudhar (0:00 / 5:21)

Joliesse - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 3:02)

Shades - Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 3:06)

Crossing The Line - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:36)

Captain Brown Leads The Attack - Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 4:01)

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Product Info

  • ~72697 Samples
  • 107.3 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 80.9 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 161.8 GB disk space required during install

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INTIMACY & DETAIL


The word 'chamber' describes a band that is smaller than a symphony orchestra — anything from a quartet to 40 players. Our aim was to create the definitive chamber strings project, recorded at The Hall at AIR Studios, giving you that highly sought-after widescreen blockbuster sound, with detail and intimacy — hard to achieve with larger-sized string sample libraries.






We give you 16 world-class players: four 1st Violins, three 2nd violins, three Violas, three cellos & three basses, expertly sampled. Choose from over 244 articulations — including 38 shorts, 53 longs, 19 FX, and 45 extraordinary legato patches, programmed by Andrew Blaney. Each sample has been recorded with multiple round robins and dynamic layers, presented with three essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section, we also have a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in an 'ensemble' format, designed for sketching and composing, for instant satisfaction.



KEY FEATURES

– 244 articulations: 38 shorts, 53 longs, 19 FX & 45 legatos

– 16 world-class London string players

– Recorded in situ using priceless valve and ribbon mics

– Neve Montserrat Pre-amps into a Neve 88R desk

– Recorded digitally at 96k via 2" Studer tape

– Multiple dynamic layers and round robins

– Diverse and detailed, with both essential and totally unique articulations

– Legatos designed by Andrew Blaney

– Individual sections and ensembles






BEHIND THE SAMPLES


Spitfire was built on a chamber strings project. Many of our friends, including A-list composers, complained that sampled strings were unwieldy, ill-defined and too epic. That for much of their output, sensitive and achingly beautiful quiet passages and searing lyricism required less players, and attention to detail. Our first iteration of chamber strings was released as a private project and became hugely popular amongst our peers.


Some, however, noted how it still sounded 'kind of big'. So we returned to the chamber challenge with a question: How small can we go before it no longer sounds like a section? The answer was 4,3,3,3,3. A uniquely intimate group of extraordinary players in one of the best recording locations. Originally available in volumes, this project has been four years in the making. It is the Spitfire team's absolute favourite string range, admired for its beauty, versatility and totally unique sonic character.



GUIs

The Overview Panel

This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

General Controls Panel

This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

The Ostinatum

In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.

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Presets / Techniques / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

INSTRUMENTS

  • Violins 1
  • Violins 2
  • Violas
  • Celli
  • Basses
  • Ensembles


Techniques
  • Violins 1 - Core techniques
  • Violins 1 - Decorative techniques
  • Violins 2 - Core techniques
  • Violins 2 - Decorative techniques
  • Violas - Core techniques
  • Violas - Decorative techniques
  • Celli - Core techniques
  • Celli - Decorative techniques
  • Basses - Core techniques
  • Basses - Decorative techniques

Violins 1
  • Disco falls
  • FX
  • Legato (Bowed)
  • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
  • Legato (Con Sord)
  • Legato (Fast)
  • Legato (Fingered)
  • Legato (Flautando Portamento)
  • Legato (Flautando)
  • Legato (Portamento)
  • Legato (Runs)
  • Legato (Sul G)
  • Legato (Sul Pont)
  • Legato (Tremolo)
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul G
  • Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Runs
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato Feathered
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato Dig
  • Short Staccato
  • Slides
  • Tense longs
  • Tremolo CS Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 3rd)
  • Trill (Perfect 4th)

Violins 2
  • Disco Falls
  • FX
  • Legato (Bowed)
  • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
  • Legato (Con Sord)
  • Legato (Fast)
  • Legato (Fingered)
  • Legato (Flautando)
  • Legato (Portamento)
  • Legato (Runs)
  • Legato (Sul G)
  • Legato (Sul Pont)
  • Legato (Tremolo)
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul G
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Runs
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato
  • Slides
  • Tense longs
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Violas
  • Disco falls
  • FX
  • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
  • Legato (Con Sord)
  • Legato (Fast)
  • Legato (Fingered)
  • Legato (Flautando)
  • Legato (Portamento)
  • Legato (Runs)
  • Legato (Sul C)
  • Legato (Sul Pont)
  • Legato (Tremolo)
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul C
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Runs
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato
  • Slides
  • Tense longs
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Celli
  • Disco falls
  • FX
  • Legato (Bowed)
  • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
  • Legato (Con Sord)
  • Legato (Fast)
  • Legato (Fingered)
  • Legato (Flautando)
  • Legato (Portamento)
  • Legato (Runs)
  • Legato (Sul C)
  • Legato (Sul Pont)
  • Legato (Tremolo)
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul C
  • Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Runs
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato
  • Slides
  • Tense longs
  • Tremolo CS Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 3rd)
  • Trill (Perfect 4th)

Basses
  • FX
  • Legato (Fingered)
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long
  • Runs
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato Dig
  • Short Staccato
  • Slides
  • Tense longs
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Ensembles
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Legato Techniques
  • Legato decorative
  • Legato performance
  • Legato decorative
  • Legato performance
  • Legato decorative
  • Legato performance
  • Legato decorative
  • Legato performance
  • Legato performance

Other patches
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Decorative
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine

Performance legato
  • Violins 1 - Performance legato
  • Violins 2 - Performance legato
  • Violas - Performance legato
  • Celli - Performance legato
  • Basses - Performance legato

Mics
  • C - Close
  • T - Tree
  • A - Ambient

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