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Everything you need to write beautiful detailed and esoteric TV, Film & Games music. This volume encompasses a finely sampled and enchanting chamber sized string section, esoteric woods and brass, new cinematic drums, quirky eccentric loops and an inspiring organic synth.
Albion 3 - consisting of a huge celli, bass, brass and woodwind sections, along with thunderous cinematic percussion, super-cool loops and some of the meanest low end hybrid synthesis. Iceni is an anthology of low end. If fat orchestral is your thing, mixing it up with dubstep and drum and bass, you need to put the keys into the lock of this monster!
Part IV of the widescreen range of composer's tools that give you everything you need to make modern film music out of one box. Albion IV presents large ensembles playing over 800 unique and extraordinary atonal, aleatoric and "progressive" articulations. Presented alongside an epic collection of nearly 200 warped orchestral hybrids powered by the eDNA synth engine.
This is everything you need to make film music in one box. At its heart is a 109 piece orchestra accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section. Add to that warp-able loops designed by award-winning music makers, plus an enormous steam synthesiser - it’s no wonder Albion ONE is our most renowned orchestral sample library. Perfect for first-timers and established composers alike, this industry standard product is the perfect place to start your film scoring journey.
Capturing the Scandinavian zeitgeist we've sampled a 100 piece orchestra playing never-before-sampled instructions at the very edge of silence. Alongside orchestral content are bellows, percussion and a characterful warped synth section. Everything you need to take it down a degree or two!
This is our alternative take on a solo strings sample library. We’ve captured the performances of four of the most interesting and progressive string soloists in London, and neatly bundled those into an easy-to-use tool for detailed composition work. Featuring Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, you’ll have access to each instrument performing spirited longs and shorts as well as a series of ‘artisan’ articulations.
Alternative Solo Strings offers you an instant and out-of-the-box virtual collaborative experience that will be steeped in personality and distinction.
A very special new member of the mallet family. This extraordinary array of aluminium bells played by a master of his craft in the hall at Air Studios, deeply sampled to Spitfire's strict 'definitive' code. A unique and essential magical addition to your sonic arsenal.
Spitfire’s first dry scoring stage ensemble library, inspired by the electric genius of Bernard Herrmann. Renowned for his groundbreaking scores including Citizen Kane, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Psycho, Vertigo and Taxi Driver, his legacy continues to inspire the work of composers today. We’ve worked exclusively with Bernard Herrmann’s estate to curate and assemble a unique set of studio orchestra ensembles, informed directly by the composer’s legendary orchestration aesthetic. Recorded at Studio 1 Air Lyndhurst by Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Grand Budapest Hotel, Spectre, Harry Potter, There Will Be Blood), we’ve captured players performing as Herrmann would have had them – boisterous, lively and upfront, with patches featuring selected groups, unusual instrumental combis, chords, effects and much more. Fire-up this versatile Toolkit for lively and distinctive scoring.
We can’t write your music for you, but we can help you find your voice. The outstanding British Drama Toolkit provides the most instinctive, immediate and intense connection to the heart of your composition. Created in collaboration with composer Samuel Sim, it features an ensemble dedicated to the emotionally potent sound he is lauded for – but also presents a unique way of interacting with the players, which sets this instrument apart from anything we have created to date. This is not just a group that plays your music; it helps you compose it.
Phobos is a must-have synthesizer for composers writing epic, cinematic electronic and hybrid compositions. Conceived by renowned composer and electronic music pioneer BT (The Fast and The Furious, Monster, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), we’ve together developed a powerful new device to add a unique timbral expansion to your compositions by unlocking the liquid, morphing and transforming capabilities of convolution. With an asset base featuring over 20GB of unique hand built BT rhythms, pulses, textures and atmospheres, and a revolutionary polyconvolver engine, you can quickly and easily create molecular loops, patterns and textures to energise your music and hold your audience at the edge of their seats.
Matt Bowdler AKA the unfinished delves into the interstellar world that is eDNA - Earth to create the mother of all add-on preset packs.
** NB requires a full version of eDNA - Earth to run **
A once in a lifetime collection of electronic sounds derived, warped and re-birthed from Spitfire's enormous and highly valued collection of orchestral sample recordings... the first phase in our e.D.N.A. (ELECTRONIC DNA) project, creating the next generation of sound-ware for the next generation of electronic sound-smiths.
The world's first purpose built trailer tool-kit designed by giants in their field; REDCOLA. This treasure chest of sonic armageddon is powered by Spitfire's tweak-friendly eDNA engine and is sure to add your games, film/TV, advert, trailer music the searing redCOLA edge you've been looking for.
Spitfire are proud to present an exclusive bundle of delights from our favourite British-based sample developer Sound Dust... Six of their top-selling, most inspiring instruments at an attractive price.
Described by Spitfire's team of composers as a 'secret weapon' created, morphed and sequenced from a collection of 'found' glass, metal and crockery including 'tuned' arrays played by percussion giant Paul Clarvis on our 'dry' stage. Worked into our uber-tweakable eDNA interface for out-of-the-box satisfaction, stimulation and inspiration. This is tuned percussion from another world...
No self-respecting cinematic samples library would be complete without this idiosyncratic Eastern European instrument. The large hammered Grand Cimbalom played by Greg Knowles.
Spitfire Audio joins forces with the biggest name in film scoring to produce the ultimate drum sample library for cinematic percussion. Featuring the ensembles and solo instruments used by Hans Zimmer in his blockbuster scores, we’ve drawn upon his years of creativity and studio experimentation to compile all you’ll need to get started in epic drum composition. From tombeks to taikos, playing from whisper quiet to thunderously loud, we’ve worked alongside his GRAMMY Award-winning team (including engineer Geoff Foster) to capture the highest quality recordings in the same studio with the same players, all mixed and produced by the man himself. This professional edition also includes additional mixes by producer-composer-engineer royalty: Junkie XL, Geoff Foster, Alan Meyerson and Steve Lipson, including CPU-friendly stereo mixes and 10 individual microphone positions.
To create the greatest film scores in the world, you need to think outside the box. Hans Zimmer, the Godfather of Orchestral Sampling, came to Spitfire to produce this spectacular innovation; 344 players, AIR Studios… Only technology can allow you to play an ensemble this big. From thundering basslines to glass-like high strings, this is symphonic strings maximised.
With the help of design and user experience agency UsTwo (Monument Valley, DICE), Hans Zimmer Strings is available as a plugin developed primarily for composers, by composers. Take the dynamic of your scores to levels you’d never imagined with our most ambitious library yet.
A detailed and beautiful harp library performed by London's leading performer; Skaila Kanga. Recorded at Air Studios and ingeniously scripted to burst out of the "box".... Once you lay your hands on this you'll never look for another.
9 Harps playing simultaneously spread out around the Hall at Air Studios. From hauntingly slow and fast tremolandi, to long and short plucks, harmonics, and what has to be the most extraordinary selection of cascading glissandi we've ever heard. The second instalment in the Swarm story offers instant inspiration and a broad variety of uses.
No self-respecting cinematic samples library would be complete without this idiosyncratic instrument. A definitive and experimental take on a cinematic water based classic played by percussion supremo Paul Clarvis. The Spitfire team take this instrument beyond its vintage horror stereotype and discovers its inspirational beauty when recorded in the hall at Air Studios.
Hans Zimmer presents rock aristocrat Jason Bonham playing his enormous sounding DW Vistalite kits at legendary locations in Los Angeles, alongside more exclusive Zimmer gems.
In keeping with Spitfire’s Signature range we’re proud to present a true trailblazer, a guitar innovator and prolific composer in his own right. Creating a library of beautifully distorted filth for us all to gorge on. You are not just playing Joey’s guitars and his pedals, via his amps. You are actually playing Joey, playing his guitars and pedals via his amps.
"ENIGMA" is a collection of inspiring sounds and tools created exclusively by Leo in conjunction with Spitfire Audio. Almost immediately after its creation, Enigma has become the go-to workhorse font of inspiration for music makers the world over. Created largely on a rusty Trussart guitar plugged into Leo's infamous pedal array, with over 300 presets including weird and wonderful sounding guitars, synths, pads, atmos, phrases and over 200 loops.
Leo Abrahams follows up his Enigma hit of 2013 with an apocalyptic selection of distorted instruments and walls of sound. Layer into your mix for the ultimate in distortion & feedback. We decamped to Pool Studios, Bermondsey (London) for weeks of plundering Leo’s unique and rare collection of instruments, pedals and amplification. Where the original Enigma is a relatively small boutique selection of awesome sounds, "The Rapture" is a deep-sampled treatise on the art of distortion, feedback, filth and squalor.
Everything you need to make cutting-edge strings music. There is a shift in string writing that is becoming a global movement - based on innovative techniques and performance styles, it’s notoriously impossible to program with the tools currently available. We’ve partnered with the London Contemporary Orchestra, whose work with the likes of Radiohead and Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant) has contributed significantly to this shift, to create a string library that gives you access to this unique, experimental palette. This library contains multi-sampled violin, viola, cello and bass sections, and has been recorded at our dry stage in London. With a host of dynamically controllable, never-before-sampled articulations, this rich set of diverse recordings are both playable and musical, and will transform your work.
9 Marimbas placed all over the hall at Air Studios to create what can only be described as a tuned percussion 'choir'. An infectious selection of single hits, through to transfixing choral tremolando patches.
A true pioneer and founding member of trailblazing acts The Human League and Heaven 17 creates and produces an exclusive selection of classic analogue synth and drum sounds from his collection of rarefied electronic delights. Synths include Roland System 100, Jupiter 8 and Korg 700 with warped versions produced by award winning composers and producers.
We’re proud to present a set of super-exclusive ready-built orchestral patches for composers working at the frontline needing to hit that deadline. Designed by composers for composers, and featuring all three choirs of our symphonic orchestral project (brass, woods, strings), these patches have been carefully re-orchestrated, re-mixed and re-baked into a series of awe-inspiring, straight out-of-the-box mega-tools which are only available as part of the Spitfire Symphony Orchestra collection. Some of the ensembles within contain forces of over 300 players, designed for no-nonsense composers looking to get the job done.
In true Spitfire fashion, we take 4 vintage keyboard workhorses and create a definitive, deep sampled, musical rendering of these classic instruments. The finest maintained Electric Piano, Stage Piano, Electric Keyboard Bass & Electric Clavichord, by the finest of players via a unique, classic and unbeatable signal path by an engineering great.
We join forces with BAFTA-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch, Kiasmos, Erased Tapes) to record an all-star ensemble performing his latest set of awe-inspiring evolutions. Based in Reykjavík, Iceland, Ólafur’s approach to sound and composition has inspired a new generation to enjoy and create orchestral music, and following the success of his own Spitfire libraries and our Symphonic Strings Evolutions, he became the obvious choice to create Chamber Evolutions. Here, the 4,3,3,3,3 ensemble of British players (Violin I + II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass) led by long-term collaborator Viktor Orri Árnason perform a range of fragile yet warm beautifully evolving phrases, recorded at the world-famous Hall in Air Studios (London).
With our Evo Grid technology, this library makes it easy to create sophisticated chamber strings music from the most simplistic of arrangements - just a few sustained notes is all you need to write inspiring dynamic textures.
We also introduce here Waves: a brand new innovation featuring notes that move along a wave-like dynamic arc, appearing from nothing, swelling, and then dying away again to nothing. These are accessible via our classic interface, in various styles and lengths.
For composers, for songwriters, for producers. An intimate and deeply personal set of tools curated by BAFTA winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, with the writer in mind. Centred around a hugely characterful 'felted' grand piano and a comprehensive set of extraordinary and inspiring sounds, all recorded in Iceland.
BAFTA-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and electronic artist Ólafur Arnalds creates and curates a select quartet of unique string players performing to his very individualistic, inspiring and haunting aesthetic. As part of our Evo Grid series offering composers, producers and songwriters instant inspiration and that ever elusive creative edge.
At last a contextual piano that actually sounds like it's in the same room as your orchestra. Recorded in the Hall at Air Studios, this piano is designed to sit in with our entire orchestral range.
A new standard in orchestral sample library innovation, this will significantly expand your existing orchestral palette to include a huge variety of totally unique textures. As an alternative to just using straightforward long notes, this library draws upon the pointillistic effect of having multiple players perform short notes at random intervals to create an undulating swell of sound that can be performed in real time for inspiring results. Taking our Swarm approach, but adapted for the orchestra, it gives access to even greater detail by utilising the huge variety of articulations and playing styles of orchestral instruments and will give your compositions a liquid dynamic that dances alongside the picture.
This library has been created exclusively in collaboration with Bleeding Fingers, and is featured in Blue Planet ii and Hans Zimmer/Radiohead’s collaboration “(ocean) bloom”.
A comprehensive orchestral percussion library featuring the renowned Joby Burgess in Lyndhurst Hall at Air Studios. Alongside a huge array of large and small percussion, timpani, bass drums and cymbals lie a set of mallet instruments described by Sound On Sound magazine as "to die for".
If you like the Labs "Soft Piano", you're going to love this hand-crafted German piano played with the 'Celeste' pedal engaged by a living jazz legend and Mercury Music Prize nominee.
Multi instrumentalist Inder Goldfinger welcomes us into his wonderful world with this anthology of Indian percussion instruments and esoteric sounds. Recorded deeply as both multi samples, loops and grooves.
Five beautiful exotic flutes played by a true master. Geniously curated and scripted to just "work" out of the box for instant inspriration
Gently stroke the finely crafted glass rods and listen in wonder as the movement resonates the tuning rods and in turn the metal and fibreglass amplifying resonators, creating a sound unlike any other. The instruments ancestry dates back to the famous Cristal Baschet, made famous by the Baschet Brothers, but this Titanium Euphone is a one of a kind modern take on a French heirloom. Commissioned by the performer and owner, award winning composer Christian Henson, who along with the Spitfire team, has deeply sampled these other worldly tones in perfect harmony with the needs of any modern music.
Centred around a sophisticated virtual instrument recorded at 3 dynamic layers and 3 bowing positions with a host of "artisan" articulations, and many additional techniques, Spitfire believe they have encapsulated the very soul that is the searing talent of Electric Cellist, Peter Gregson. With a whole host of experimental techniques pumped through the most extraordinary signal paths, we feel the 7 month adventure that is Igenous is the perfect introduction into the inspiring, fiery and searing world of the electrified cello.
A definitive collection of human beatbox samples produced by a master of his art. THePETEBOX showcases how the human voice can be an entire band through his years of award winning artistry and innovation.
An extraordinary collection of long, evolving chamber strings orchestrated by Ben Foskett and recorded dry at Air-Edel studios providing you with a totally unique palette of inspiration with an ingenious grid layout that allows all but an infinite number of Evo configurations. This library gifts composers with the ability to play ultra minimal passages whilst still holding your listeners spellbound
A truly and deeply cool set of esoteric instruments with the haunting musical saw at the centrepiece, performed by David Coulter and produced by Martyn Ware. Possibly the most original set of sounds yet to be presented in a Spitfire library. This is a one off!
5 more incredible wood-wind instruments from the sessions-master himself. Featuring amazing spring out of the box versions of the Quena, Chinese Membrane Flute, Low Ocarina, Bansuri and the utterly bewitching Low Pan Pipes.
Chapter two of the new “Evo Grid” experience. A whole new raft of super long chamber string evolutions to perfectly compliment the first instalment or sit proudly as its own super-inspiring compositional tool. Orchestrated by Ben Foskett and recorded in the dry, vintage craft studio that makes Evo Grid #2 quite simply a class act!
Spitfire takes its Evo range of products into a new realm with a series of evolving strings "motions" that we're certain will revolutionise the way in which you write and realise your string compositions. Orchestrated by Ben Foskett this product exudes class, and a cool organic sound that will bring fresh Steve Reich, Terry Riley, John Adams and Arvo Part style sophistication to any number of applications.
The next chapter in the Evo Grid series, some of the most instantly gratifying sounds we've had the pleasure of making. This volume features an eclectic collection of woodwinds evolutions designed by Ben Foskett to bring a very special edge to your music.
Frank Ricotti, a living legend, performs Marimba, Glockenspiel, Xylophone and Crotales. Super deep sampled on our dry stage here at Spitfire to give you a definitive collection of mallets with greatest amount of control.
Purpose built tools for writing for string quartets performed by an award winning and sought after British group in arguably the best chamber acoustic in the world.
A set of unique and inspirational sounds and tools designed by award-winning film & TV composer Samuel Sim. Centred around his searing talents as a harpist, at the core of this library sits a stunning, deep sampled studio harp. But this is just the beginning. As the name Chrysalis suggests, Samuel and the Spitfire team took extreme steps to bend sound into a collection of unique and fresh tools for your sonic arsenal.
Scraped, bowed, rubbed, brushed percussion. At last, a selection of things you’re not supposed to do with a great player, with great instruments in a great room with great microphones & a bit of imagination!
“Through the adventures of music and travel, I have been privileged to experience our world as a composer and musical explorer. It is my humble dream to go on sharing my aspirations with future generations through the legacy of my sound archives.” - David Fanshawe (1942-2010)
Small can be beautiful. 16 of the finest string players, playing the finest instruments, via the finest signal path in The Hall at Air Studios, London. This is a super deep-sampled encyclopedia of string articulations and techniques. The professional edition strengthens the core patches from Spitfire Chamber Strings, including four additional microphone positions and three CPU-friendly stereo mixes by award-winning engineer Jake Jackson, giving a hugely diverse range of signals for all sounds.
Sometimes you need the intimacy and detail of a single voice to rise above the force of an orchestra. Reach for Spitfire Solo Strings – the all-new accompaniment to your Symphonic and Chamber arsenal, featuring exceptional first-call London virtuosos.
Solo Strings is designed to stand out, but also to fit in: this entirely new library sits perfectly alongside the Spitfire orchestral ranges, utilising the same location, peerless signal chain, mic positions and range of articulations that make up the DNA of our high quality orchestral packages. Single players in the acoustic luxury of the hall at Air Lyndhurst, captured on rich sounding 2” tape.
Many consider British brass players to be the best in world. Spitfire Audio has spent the last half decade recording the best of the best at one of the most sought-after locations in the world: The Hall at Air Studios, London, for this, a definitive compendium of orchestral brass.
Expand the sonic arsenal of the Spitfire Symphonic Brass library with 4 additional microphone placements, and 3 beautiful stereo mixes from award winning engineer Jake Jackson. This expansion contains over 173GBs of additional content to help you make the most of Spitfire Symphonic Brass.
Additional mics include the Outriggers (for added width), the warm Close Ribbons, close Stereo Pair, and full space of the Hall in the Gallery. Stereo mixes include Fine, Medium and Broad giving you a polished mixed straight out of the box.
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 blockbusters that have grossed billions of dollars, using those same players playing the same instruments. Deep 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'.
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Expansion Pack offers you a huge boost to your Symphonic Strings arsenal. With over 150GB of content including: 4 Alternative (ALT) microphones, the addition of Outrigger signals to the common CTA, creating CTAO for the ‘classic Spitfire’ setup, and professionally engineered Stereo Mixes with low CPU/RAM usage from Jake Jackson.
Composers are forever being asked to make meaningful music that sits easily under dialogue without diverting attention away from the scene. Our Evo Grid technology, based on an easy-to-use evolution engine, allows you to create and perform engaging, sophisticated and emotional music from the most simplistic of arrangements. Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions marries this concept with the majesty of a symphony-sized string section recorded at the legendary Air Studios (the same featured in the award-winning Spitfire Symphonic Strings). As a layering tool it can bring static arrangements to life with elegant, modern and progressive orchestral techniques, plus solve one of the harder aspects of media composition: effective gradual transitions from one state to another. The hands-on grid and access to endless amount of textural layers make this inspirational, flexible and tactile string library a must-have.
Often neglected by modern media composers, the Woods are your secret weapon to add real power to your productions. Spitfire Audio has taken its decade of experience making woodwind instruments and has spent the last five years recording the best of the best at one of the most sought-after locations in the world: The Hall at Air Studios, London for this, a definitive compendium of orchestral woodwinds.
The Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds Expansion Pack strengthens and enhances the core Symphonic Woodwinds library, adding Alternative (Alt) selections of microphones including; 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, Medium and Broad stereo mixes - mixed by Jake Jackson, for instant great sounding mixes, with low CPU/RAM usage.
Beautifully crafted steel pans presented in two forms; for use with orchestral material on Films, TV, & Games, to a fantastic selection of presets designed for use on modern RnB and EDM hosted on our popular eDNA engine. From hauntingly beautiful soft layers to searing metallic bites. Session star Frank Ricotti takes us on yet another adventure on the greatest scoring stage in the world.
A truly spectacular harpsichord library played by London's leading performer; Steven Devine. Recorded at Air Studios and ingeniously scripted to burst out of the "box".... Once you lay your hands on this you'll never look for another.
19 guitarists, a perfect blend based on a series of test sessions; charangos, mandolins, ukuleles were placed in pairs between ribbon microphones around the hall at Air Studios. It has to be heard to be understood.
Spitfire creates rock history with three legendary drummers recorded at one legendary location. A new benchmark in drum sampling, this is an anthology of playable kits and an exhaustive selection of searing loops all with sympathetic mixing options.
A legendary Organ built by the master Henry Willis, in a legendary London venue; the beautiful Union Chapel. From angelic soft delicacies to roaring thunder, this instrument is one of the finest examples of 19th Century craftsmanship in the world, and gives you a Symphonic Orchestra of tones at your fingertips.
In his fourth collaboration with Spitfire Audio, the legendary trailblazer Hans Zimmer presents the ultimate piano library. Recorded in the Hall at Air Studios over many weeks, with Hans' crack team of engineers, and the award-winning Spitfire crew. This library embodies what Hans described as a “once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to create a top-class writing tool for discerning composers the world over.