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Spitfire Solo Strings

London Virtuoso Soloists

Three leading, star players on the London session scene lend their personalities to this essential and definitive selection of solo string samples, recorded in the hall at Air Studios by award-winning engineer Jake Jackson.

Cello Impromptu - Andy B (0:00 / 0:45)

Cello Impromptu 2 - Andy B (0:00 / 1:10)

String Trio - Andy B (0:00 / 0:46)

Cello Momentation - Andy B (0:00 / 0:43)


Key Stats

  • 3891 Samples
  • 9.2 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 6.2 GB disk space required
  • 12.4 GB disk space required during install
  • Kontakt version requirements Kontakt Full 5.3+
  • Kontakt Full Required
  • User manual

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A collection of virtuoso performers, playing solo in the Hall at Air Lyndhurst. This library is great for providing lines that soar above the orchestra, parts that cut through, or for providing detail and extra humanity in your tracks, by blending in with your other string libraries. The short articulations are incredibly punchy and tight, and the mic mixing facility enables you to tailor the sound from epic right through to indie.


This library features the virtuosic skills of Andrew Haveron on Violin, Bruce White on Viola and Caroline Dale on Cello. You will have heard these three players many times already, whether in concerts around the world, on any recent Hollywood blockbuster recorded in the UK, or a raft of exceptional independent movie appearances and top tracks from a who’s who of pop and rock.

Andrew, who has played concerti with the LSO, BBC SO, Halle, and CBSO, was for eight years the leader of the Brodsky Quartet. He left to become leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and is currently the concert master of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia. He is the highest British prize winner of the prestigious "Paganini" competition for the last 50 years.

Bruce White is a mainstay of the London session scene, regular leader of the Viola section, and has played on recordings with artists such as Florence and the Machine, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James Newton Howard, Dido, Sting, Belle and Sebastian, Amy Winehouse, Peter Gabriel, Pixie Lott, U2, Cee Lo Green, Daft Punk... the list goes on!

Caroline Dale is a first call Cellist in London, regularly leading sessions. At the age of five, she heard a radio recording of Jacqueline Du Pre playing Elgar's Cello Concerto, and was inspired to pester her parents until they gave her a quarter size Cello. At the age of 13 she won a national music competition, which was televised. Jacqueline happened to be watching, and wrote a note of congratulations: Caroline was invited to tea with her inspiration, who followed her career as it blossomed. When the film Hilary and Jackie needed a cellist able to provide both the soundtrack and close up shots of performances, they turned to Caroline.

These three players are simply exceptional and inspirational, and we are incredibly proud to have worked with them on this collection.


This library has a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award-winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple dynamic layers, instantly usable expression options and a set of essential articulations and legato via an ingeniously scripted GUI. The library also features our Ostinatum engine, quite simply a little inspiration machine - not quite an arpeggiator, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild results, such as tantalising tension beds, or cheeky multiple stop effects!

The library is presented with three microphone positions which you can not only mix and blend to fit the application you’re working on, but also automate for dramatic shifts in focus and depth. They're also fully output assignable for surround and 5.1 use. The definitive range is designed to fit in with Spitfire's entire orchestral canon, including Albion, the BML range and some of the Signature Range as if they're in the same room!


The Overview Panel

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.

Presets / Techniques / Articulations / Mics / Mixes



  • Fingered legato
  • Bowed legato
  • Glissando style ('portamento') legato


  • Long (nonvib/vib)
  • Staccato (Vln/Vla only)
  • Spiccato
  • Pizz
  • Harmonics Long
  • Harmonics Short

Mics & Mixes


  • Close
  • Tree
  • Ambient