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Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional

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.

Setting Sail - Dan Keen (feat. Spitfire Percussion) (0:00 / 2:55)

Circus DeMille — Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:12)

Waltz Of The Faerie Queene - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:18)

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Product Info

  • ~89365 Samples
  • 254.4 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 508.76 GB disk space required during install
  • Mac system requirements Mac OS X 10.10 to OS X 10.15 Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM. Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM. Apple Silicon/ARM not yet supported but available via Rosetta 2. Machine must be connected to the internet during install.



"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)



DEFINITIVE STRING SAMPLING



Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional has been created with 60 of the world's finest strings players — 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses — performing over 175 articulations including 59 shorts, 94 longs, and 5 legato patches programmed by Andrew Blaney and presented with essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section, Spitfire Audio also offers a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in the specially curated Ensemble tool, offering instant playability and designed for quick writing. This definitive compendium contains everything from classic and elegant vibrato and expression controlled dolce samples, to the cutting-edge techniques designed by Spitfire Audio’s award-winning team of composers and producers, including the hugely popular flautando and super sul tasto articulations.






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


– Trevor Morris (Vikings, The Tutors, Immortals)



OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME



The Crown, Wonder Woman 1984, The Trial of The Chicago 7, James Bond, Interstellar, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Gladiator—all were recorded in Lyndhurst Hall at London’s AIR Studios, Spitfire Audio’s spiritual home and a room where blockbuster scores are born. Architecturally unique, the acoustic properties of the interior of Lyndhurst Hall are renowned globally, loved by composers and musicians alike. There is a gentle reverberation in the room that adds beauty to anything played there. The sound produced by a soloist, chamber ensemble or indeed a full symphonic orchestra expands and blooms inside the space, a truly versatile palette giving access to a range of textures from delicate and intimate to thunderous and epic.






"Their libraries are beautifully recorded at AIR and full of character."


– Simon Rhodes (1917, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Skyfall)



CONTROL WITH PURPOSE



Building on the core Spitfire Symphonic Strings, this new Professional library is packed with 152GB of extra content and features three curated mixes–Fine, Medium, and Broad—by the award-winning engineer, Jake Jackson, offering you an immediate and recognisable blockbuster sound. These mix perspectives, crafted using single voices per note for low CPU/RAM usage, prove to be indispensable for creating ready-made mixes that work across the entire orchestra.

Need more control to bring your score to life? Look no further than the 11 signals featuring 8 classic microphone positions to create your own custom mixes, giving you a diverse range of palettes from a single room. Included 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 Audio setup.






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


– Nicholas Hooper (Harry Potter, Land of the Tiger and Andes to Amazon)



FEATURES



Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional offers you every articulation for every section, plus ensembles in a single, encyclopedic compendium:

— 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





Product Reviews

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
  • 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

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