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Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional

Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional offers the ultimate level of choice and control in symphonic strings sampling - the most of any Spitfire Audio library

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  • Our definitive string orchestra

    Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios, London. In the origin story of Spitfire Audio, this is where it all began. We return to complete what is the beating heart of our symphonic range—Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional. Performed by London’s first-call string players, captured in a room unlike any other, the sound is equally majestic and inspiring, warmly embracing the instruments in The Hall’s lush reverberation.

    The Professional edition brings a new level of customisation with a total of 11 signals, featuring 8 mic positions and 3 expertly engineered mixes by Jake Jackson (WandaVision, Emma, David Copperfield, It: Chapter 2). Recorded to tape using AIR’s unparalleled signal path and microphone selection, this library is bursting with an encyclopedic offering of techniques—the most of any Spitfire Audio library. Used by top names in film and TV music, this is an absolute workhorse that offers the ultimate level of choice and control.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    60 players

    175 articulations

    8 mic signals

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    Close up of violin bridge
    Violinist in AIR Studios

    Close up of cello neck
    • 60 top London string players
    • 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, & 45 legatos
    • 11 professional signals, featuring 8 mic positions and 3 expertly engineered mixes by Jake Jackson
    • Mic positions: C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient), O(utriggers), L(eader), Cr(Close Ribbon), St(ereo Pair), G(allery)
    • 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 essential, additional and some totally unique articulations
    • Legatos designed by Andy Blaney
    • Individual sections and ensembles
    • Kontakt Player included
    • NKS-ready
    • New intuitive GUI with inline help system
    • As used by A-list composers and producers around the globe

    Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional

    Discover the whole range.

    What's included

    Extended 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
    • Ensembles - Core techniques
    • Ensembles - Decorative techniques


    Individual articulations

    Violins 1

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul G
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 3rd)

    Violins 2

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul G
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Violas

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul C
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Celli

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul C
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 3rd)

    Basses

    • FX
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Bartok Pizz
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spicc-Pizz
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato Dig
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Ensembles

    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul String
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato CS
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo SulPont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Legato techniques

    • Legato Sul G
    • Legato Sul G
    • Legato Sul C
    • Legato Sul C

    Legacy patches

    • CB - Legato Performance palette
    • V1 - Legato Performance palette
    • V2 - Legato Performance palette
    • Va - Legato Performance palette
    • VC - Legato Performance palette

    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 Core
    • Economic Decorative
    • Light resources
    • Time Machine
    • Performance legatos
    • Violins 1
    • Violins 2
    • Violas
    • Celli
    • Basses
    • Ensembles


    Mics & mixes

    Mics

    • C - Close
    • T - Tree
    • A - Ambient
    • O - Outriggers
    • L - Leader
    • Cr - Close Ribbon
    • St - Stereo Pair
    • G - Gallery

    Stereo mixes

    • F - Fine
    • M - Medium
    • B - Broad

    Testimonials

    Spitfire Audio’s beautiful-sounding orchestral palette will lead you to new worlds of colour and texture.

    John Powell Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Bourne Quadrilogy

    Air Studios is one of the most unique and inspiring acoustic environments in the world.

    Trevor Morris Vikings, The Tutors, Immortals

    Their libraries are beautifully recorded at Air and full of character.

    Simon Rhodes 1917, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Skyfall

    I haven't heard anything to compare with their realism.

    Nicholas Hooper Harry Potter, Land of The Tiger and Andes to Amazon

    FAQs

    What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Strings?

    60 Star Players, 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses super deep sampled with over 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, and 5 extraordinary performance legato patches programmed by Andrew Blaney. Recorded with multiple round robins, dynamic layers and presented with 3 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 with ‘out of the box’ satisfaction.

    We have taken Mural 1, 2, 3, Ensembles & Evolutions off our shelves. We have released Spitfire Symphonic Strings with everyone’s favourite and most diverse microphone positions C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient). 


    What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional?

    Spitfire Symphonic Strings Pro builds on the core Spitfire Symphonic Strings library, with 152.61GB of extra content. Included inside the expansion pack are 4 alternative (ALT) microphones: a microphone placed close to the leader of each section (L), warm Close Ribbon (Cr), close Stereo Pair (St) and spacious Gallery (G) signals, as well as the addition of Outrigger signals to the common Close Tree Ambient (known as CTA), creating CTAO for the ‘classic Spitfire’ setup. On top of this we offer the Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) stereo mixes mixed by Jake Jackson for instant great sounding mixes, with low CPU/RAM usage.

    Further detail on the extended array of signals is provided here.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 to OS 12

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

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

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

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5

    Recommended: Intel 2.8 GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    ~89365 samples

    254.4 GB download size

    508.76 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout


    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher

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