Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds

Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds gives you an essential part of your orchestral palette, adding depth and colour to all your orchestral compositions.

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  • Our definitive woodwind orchestra

    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: Lyndhurst 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 including alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets, and a thunderous contrabassoon, this timeless collection will add depth and colour to your orchestral compositions.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Traditional & modern woodwind

    CTA

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds

    Flute section

    The Professional Edition

    Additional customisation with a total of 10 signals, 7 mic positions and 3 expertly engineered mixes.

    Clarinet section

    Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

    Discover the whole range.

    The overview panel

    Overview panel GUI
    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

    General controls GUI
    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

    Ostinatum GUI
    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.

    What's included

    Instruments

    Alto flute

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Overblown
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Overblown
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Bass clarinet

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Bass flute

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Long Overblown
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto

    Bassoon a2

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto

    Bassoon solo

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Long Harmonics
    • Multitongue
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Clarinet solo

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Short Staccato
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Clarinets a2

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Multitongue
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Contrabass clarinet

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto

    Contrabassoon

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto

    Cor anglais

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto

    Flute solo

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Hollow
    • Multitongue
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Marcato Sfz
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trills (Major 2nd)
    • Trills (Minor 2nd)

    Flutes a2

    • Legato Slurred
    • Legato Detache
    • Long
    • Long Flutter Tongued
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Hollow
    • Long Overblown
    • Multitongue
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Marcato Sfz
    • Short Overblown
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trills (Major 2nd)
    • Trills (Minor 2nd)

    Oboe solo

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Oboes a2

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Piccolo flute

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Long Flutter
    • Long Harmonics
    • Multitongue
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Staccato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)


    Mics & mixes

    Mics

    • Close
    • Tree
    • Ambient

    FAQs

    What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds?

    Your definitive all in one Symphonic Woodwinds package, played by some of the world’s best musicians and recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, London. It includes piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, bassoon and contrabassoon, plus three mic positions - Close, Tree & Ambient - for extra control.


    What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds Professional?

    Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds Pro strengthens the patches from SSW, adding alternative (ALT) selections of Close Ribbon (Cr), Stereo Pair (St) and Gallery (G) signals, as well as the inclusion of Outrigger signals to the common 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. This expansion contains over 167.26GB of additional content to help you make the most of Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds.

    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 or later

    Intel Core 2 Duo

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    ~72504 samples

    71.3 GB download size

    142.60 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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