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A premium collection featuring Spitfire Studio Orchestra

Own 29 Spitfire Audio products, in one specially curated collection. Tailored for those looking for a close, immediate sound, Gold offers you a diverse spectrum of world-class sounds and inspiring creative tools with an experimental edge, for anything from pop records and modern production to sound design and film scores. From our bestselling Studio Orchestra range recorded in the drier setting of Studio One at London’s AIR Studios, to intimate composer toolkits curated by world-renowned composers; from avant-garde textures and evolutions to tuned and untuned percussion; from experimental strings to epic synthesizers. Save over 30% on this versatile selection, used by the world’s best composers and producers.

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A New Beginning — Christian Henson (Professional Edition) (0:00 / 1:04)

Intonent Hodie — Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:07)

The Sleeper In The Vale — Christian Henson (Professional) (0:00 / 2:31)

The Luthier - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:51)

La Couchette - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:06)

Benny - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 4:05)

Awakening - Paul Saunderson (0:00 / 4:07)

Time Passing - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:46)

Langjökull - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:05)

OACE — Ólafur Arnalds (0:00 / 2:47)

Ritual Echoes - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 1:42)

End Of All Systems — Christian Henson (0:00 / 3:02)

Space Hopper — Robert Ames & Ben Corrigan (0:00 / 3:42)

The Horror (Shakuhachi) - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 1:39)

Clarum Somnium - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:10)

Imago - O. Weder (0:00 / 0:56)

Celestial Sphere — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:51)

In The Skies — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:42)

Mayhem - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:44)

Trailer Music — Christian Henson (Orbis only) (0:00 / 1:02)

The Alchemist - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:00)

Subterranea - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 0:48)

Behind The Fence - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 1:53)

SPACE TRAVEL - J. Matthias (0:00 / 4:59)

Simple Beauty (Contextual) — Christian Henson (0:00 / 2:32)

HMS Beagle (Contextual) — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 4:42)

Voyager - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 2:42)

Evo Chin - Christian Henson (0:00 / 2:30)

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Product Info

  • ~1235533 Samples
  • 762.8 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 1123.7 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 1599.6 GB disk space required during install
  • Kontakt Full Required

What’s included?

Spitfire Studio Strings Professional

Spitfire Studio Strings marks the first release of a vital all-new Spitfire Orchestra range. Our ambition was to create an incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library. By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of Air Studio One, a smaller, more controllable space than the opulent Lyndhurst Hall, we offer our fellow composers a string library with depth, detail and focus all at once. It will work on anything from passionate period dramas to modern Scandi noir. It’s a fit for quirky indie and crisp pop, but can also tackle epic film and games scores.



Spitfire Studio Woodwinds Professional

Spitfire Studio Woodwinds is the third and final release in our vital Studio Orchestra range. By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of Air Studio One – a smaller, more controllable space than the opulent Lyndhurst Hall – we offer our fellow composers a woodwind library that captures every grain in depth and detail. As with our other Professional Studio libraries, we have pursued less frequently heard relatives of the section – from the guttural, knotted depths of the contrabassoon to the gleaming sounds of the piccolo — solo and section performances, and an abundant range of articulations. The Professional edition gives you extra instruments, such as the contrabass clarinet and cor anglais, two mixes from renowned engineer Simon Rhodes, and extra mic positions — move from intimate microphones through to outriggers and ambients, or mix and match for absolute tonal control. Boasting the widest emotional range of performance in pin-sharp detail, Spitfire Studio Woodwinds Professional will breathe new life in to your orchestra.

Spitfire Studio Brass Professional

Spitfire Studio Brass is the second release in our vital all-new Spitfire Studio Orchestra range. Two years in the making, our ambition was to create an incredibly versatile pro-end, dry-stage sample library. By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of Air Studio One, a smaller, more controllable space than the opulent Lyndhurst Hall, we offer our fellow composers a brass library with depth, detail and awesome punch. This is a full gathering of the brass family, including less frequently heard relatives such as bass trumpet, contrabass tuba and cimbasso. Epic power is on tap, but it comes with the grace and pinpoint detail of the dry stage.
Spitfire Studio Brass Professional captures the widest emotional range of performance, with abundant articulations. Choose solo, duet or section performances; realise the detail of your music with swells, flutter tongues and staccatissimo stabs as well as traditional articulations; choose from microphones placed super-close to the player, through to outriggers and ambients at the edges of Air Studio One – or mix and match for absolute tonal control.

Sacconi Strings Quartet

Four years in the making, Sacconi Strings Quartet gives you the finest tools for writing string quartet music. Performed by the award-winning Sacconi Quartet — a group renowned for their sympathetic performance style and incredible blend — and expertly sampled at one of the finest chamber acoustics in the world: London's famous Wigmore Hall. We offer you six microphone positions and two mixes for ultimate control, with easy-to-use playable patches, and four types of true legato.


Alternative Solo Strings

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.

London Contemporary Orchestra Strings

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.

British Drama Toolkit

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.

British Drama Toolkit can be used with free Kontakt Player.

Olafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit

Designed for composers, songwriters and producers, this is an intimate and deeply personal set of tools, curated by BAFTA winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, recorded at his studio in Reykjavik, Iceland. It centres around a characterful 'felted' grand piano, as well as a comprehensive set of inspiring sonic manipulations and progressive synth sounds, designed with the writer in mind.

Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit

Spitfire’s first dry scoring stage ensemble, 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 One, AIR Studios by renowned engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Spectre, Harry Potter, There Will Be Blood), we’ve captured players performing as Herrmann would have chosen – boisterous, lively and upfront, with patches featuring selected groups, unusual instrumental combinations, chords, effects and much more. Fire up this versatile toolkit for lively and distinctive scoring.

Angular String Evolutions

An extraordinary collection of long, evolving chamber strings, providing composers with a unique palette of inspirational tools. Create ultra-minimal, realistic textures, shimmers and micro-movements, from tense and spine-tingling, to beautiful and moving, holding your listeners spellbound. Recorded in the dry, vintage craft acoustic of Air Edel Studios with the UK’s finest progressive string players, the library is now presented in our own sophisticated GUI with an ingenious grid layout, giving you an almost infinite number of configurations at your fingertips. The Spitfire team have also created a range of straight-out-of-the-box presets, offering you instant playability and inspiration.

Fragile String Evolutions

A collection of long, intensely beautiful chamber evolutions, perfectly complementing our other evolutions libraries, while also thriving as its own compositional tool. Recorded in the dry, vintage craft acoustic of Air Edel Studios with the UK’s finest progressive string players, we have captured the more delicate, subtle aspects of each instrument by using a range of avant-garde techniques, giving you the tools to create the most realistic and spine-tingling string textures. Presented in our own sophisticated GUI with an ingenious grid layout, you have an almost infinite number of configurations at your fingertips. The Spitfire team have also created a range of straight-out-of-the-box presets, offering you instant playability and inspiration.

Woodwind Evolutions

Woodwind Evolutions gives you some of the most instantly gratifying sounds we've ever had the pleasure of making. Recorded dry at the amazing Air Edel studios, London, this eclectic collection of woodwind evolutions provides composers with a unique palette of inspirational tools to create ultra-minimal, realistic textures, from dark and arresting, to soaring and beautiful. Now presented in our own sophisticated GUI with an ingenious grid layout, you have an almost infinite number of configurations at your fingertips, to hold your listeners spellbound. The Spitfire team have also created a range of straight-out-of-the-box presets, offering you instant playability and inspiration.

Olafur Arnalds Evolutions

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.

Evo Grid 3

Spitfire takes its Evo range of products into a new realm with a series of evolving "motions" that 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 composition.

Orchestral Swarm

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 using only 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 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, recorded at the famous British Grove Studios. It 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 X Radiohead collaboration (ocean) bloom.

Kepler Orchestra

Discover your new secret weapon for writing cutting-edge film, TV and game scores. Kepler Orchestra makes it easy to evoke movement, speed and atmosphere by creating interlocking orchestral rhythms – from simple to massively complex. Our new Systems Grid does the hard work for you, with repeated notes, doppler effects, swells and shards. Similarly, our Mercury Synth engine expands your sonic universe with warped and space-inspired sounds.



Recorded at AIR Studio One and featuring a chamber-sized orchestra, Kepler Orchestra is inspired by the great American systems composers of the late 20th century: Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams.




London Contemporary Orchestra Textures

Our second collaborative venture with the internationally-acclaimed London Contemporary Orchestra took us to an awe-inspiring aircraft hangar for a recording process like no other. Together we have created a completely unique, never-before-sampled sound palette — a sophisticated collection of constantly evolving organic textures, formed by layering unexpected combinations of instruments. In applying the signature workshopping, performance styles and innovative techniques that have made the LCO so sought after, we have produced textures made up of indefinable, fascinating sounds. Our need for unparalleled acoustics led us to the most unconventional recording space in Spitfire’s eleven year sampling history — a cavernous hangar with a remarkably long reverb tail — adding incredible resonance to each note. Enhanced with our unique Evo Grid, we give you access to a cutting edge, inspiring collection of instantly playable, spellbinding textures which will add incredible depth and colour to your composition.

Andy Findon Kit Bag

Five beautifully exotic flutes, played by a true master. Curated and scripted to work out of the box, for instant inspiration. This collection includes a Chinese Bamboo Flute, Contrabass Flute, Fujara, Ocarina & Shakuhachi.

Andy Findon Kit Bag 2

Five more incredible wood-wind instruments from the sessions master himself. Featuring amazing out of the box versions of the Quena, Chinese Membrane Flute, Low Ocarina, Bansuri, and bewitching Low Pan Pipes.

Union Chapel Organ

A legendary organ built by the master Henry Willis in 1877, in a famous London venue: the beautiful Union Chapel. Built specifically to match the size and acoustics of the building, this instrument is one of the finest examples of 19th Century craftsmanship in the world, and gives you a huge range of tones at your fingertips, from angelic soft beauty to roaring thunder.

Samuel Sim - Chrysalis

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.

Orbis

Sometimes a score needs more than an orchestra. Discover a new world of over 2500 extraordinary sounds, born out of organic performances, then treated and transported to epic new dimensions. Perfect for the progressively-minded composer, the sounds in this gargantuan creative compendium range from distorted loops to evolving textures and visceral one-shots; subsonic low-end to ethereal pads.



Ideal for producing rich-sounding, panoramic scores, Orbis reimagines the work of global sonic explorer David Fanshawe. Over 4 decades, Fanshawe travelled the globe to capture rare, beautiful performances from different cultures, previously unrecorded. Our sophisticated eDNA engine enables you to mix and manipulate these unique sounds to create an almost infinite set of creative possibilities.

EDNA Earth

An epic collection of synthesised orchestral sounds, eDNA Earth has been created using our enormous range of organic orchestral recordings, manipulated, warped and reprogrammed beyond recognition by Spitfire’s award-winning team of composers, engineers and developers. With thousands of sounds and presets, we have taken our entire orchestral palette and morphed it into an alternate universe. A powerful encyclopaedia of unique, experimental electronic samples, eDNA Earth has been created with film, TV and games music in mind, offering endless inspiration to the next generation of media composers, while also appealing to dance and pop producers wanting to add cutting-edge, cinematic electronic textures to their music. With eDNA’s new easy to use, ultra-controllable GUI, an uncharted territory of new sonic experimentation is within your grasp.

eDNA Earth can be used with free Kontakt Player.

BT Phobos

Phobos is a must-have synthesiser 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.

Ambient Guitars

Ambient Guitars is a collection of inspiring and modern cinematic guitar sounds, textures and loops — from ambient to apocalyptic — created and performed exclusively by renowned guitar innovator Leo Abrahams, and expertly sampled by Spitfire Audio. Designed for use in film, TV and game music and especially suited to dark, urbane, indie style scores, its early incarnation is already a directors’ and composers’ favourite. This intuitive and instantly playable toolkit will inspire any discerning media composer or producer looking for fresh sounds and atmospheric textures with an experimental edge.

Glass and Steel

Discover Spitfire's secret weapon — a collection of tuned percussion sounds, created from 'found' glass, metal and crockery, morphed, warped and sequenced into metallic hits, rhythmic tension beds,
distorted sub basses and epic, shimmering pads. Recorded on our dry stage at Spitfire HQ, 45 instruments and objects ranging from metal bowls to wine glasses were played by world renowned percussionist Paul Clarvis in innovative ways to achieve a variety of unidentifiable sounds and glistening overtones. Presented in our versatile eDNA interface for instant playability and stimulation, we also give you 235 presets, designed to inspire and take your compositions to new places.

Ricotti Mallets

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 the greatest amount of control.

Scraped Percussion

A selection of progressive, unconventional percussive sounds, created using imaginatively played percussion instruments and objects — scraped, bowed, rubbed and brushed — to create unique sounds and textures. Recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios and played by percussionist legend Paul Clarvis, it is designed to blend perfectly with all of our Albion, Symphonic and Percussion libraries.

The Grange

Spitfire creates rock history with three legendary drummers — Chad Smith, Roger Taylor and Andy Gangadeen — recorded at legendary studio location, Headley Grange. 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.

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