Our Definitive String Orchestra
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, using those same players playing the same instruments, 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. SSS is 'The Daddy'.
Sergei's New Hat - A.Blaney (0:00 / 3:21)
By The Riverbed - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 2:07)
Circus DeMille - Andy Blaney (Contextual) (0:00 / 3:12)
The Captain Evades Capture - Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 3:46)
Solar - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:24)
Get Shorter - Christian Henson (Contextual) (0:00 / 2:13)
Journeying Inside Bach's Head - Jacques Mathias (0:00 / 1:13)
Waltz Of The Faerie Queene - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:18)
Windowpanes - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 2:07)
Nita - Christian Henson (Contextual) (0:00 / 2:52)
Spirals - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:23)
Capt Brown Remembers Fallen Friends - Rohan Stevenson (0:00 / 3:36)
Fatal Connection - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 1:45)
60 Star Players, 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses sampled with over 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, and 5 legato patches programmed by Andrew Blaney. Recorded with multiple round robins, dynamic layers and presented with three essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section, we also offer a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in an 'ensemble' format designed for sketching and composing with instant satisfaction. From classic and elegant vibrato, and expression controlled 'dolce' samples, to our own up-to-the-minute techniques designed by our award-winning team of composers and producers. Highlights of these include our hugely popular 'flautando' and 'super sul tasto' articulations. Go as detailed as you wish with each section individually, or dive in with our specially curated 'ensembles' tools, designed for quick writing and broad brush strokes.
Every articulation for every section plus ensembles in a single encyclopaedic compendium: • 60 top London string players • 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, & 45 legatos • Recorded in situ (ie: in the positions they occupy in a scoring session) • Recorded using priceless valve and ribbon mics • Neve Montserrat Pre-amps into a Neve 88R desk • Recorded digitally at 96k via 2" Studer tape • Deep sampled with 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 • 3 essential, diverse mic positions: C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient) • Kontakt Player included • NKS-ready • New intuitive GUI with inline help system • As used by A-list composers and producers around the globe
Spitfire Audio was built on a very simple core concept. The best way to create samples that enable people to recreate some of the most successful, award-winning recordings of recent times is to simply replicate where and how they were recorded, along with the instruments and talent that appeared on those recordings, and the way they were instructed to play.
SSS is a consolidation of nearly a decade's worth of sampling experience, befriending London's finest string players, perfecting the accuracy, playability and scripting innovations that you have come to expect from a library that contains a component that was awarded "Best Sample Library Of The Year 2014" by Music Tech magazine.
Beautiful, instantly playable symphonic string textures
Small & Detailed Strings
The solo accompaniment to our Symphonic and Chamber ranges
Your Creativity, Your Control