Spitfire Symphonic Strings

Definitive Spitfire Strings

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'.

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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)

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Overview

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 'out of the box' satisfaction.

This is our shot at creating the definitive compendium of Symphonic strings, recorded with a no-holds-barred approach. 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.

Owners of Symphonic Strings receive 10% off the much sought after Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions.

Background

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.

By collating what was formerly contained in 4 separate volumes, SSS is now an encyclopaedic compendium of Symphonic Strings.

Every articulation for every section plus ensembles formerly available in Mural volumes 1, 2, 3 & Ensembles in a single encyclopaedic compendium: • 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, & 45 legatos • 60 top London string players • 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 Andrew Blaney • Individual sections and ensembles • 3 essential, diverse and most favoured 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!

GUIs

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.

General Controls Panel

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

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.

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Presets / Techniques / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Extended techniques

  • Violins 1 - Core techniques
  • Violins 1 - Decorative techniques
  • Violins 2 - Core techniques
  • Violins 2 - Decorative techniques
  • Violas - Core techniques
  • Violas - Decorative techniques
  • Celli - Core techniques
  • Celli - Decorative techniques
  • Basses - Core techniques
  • Basses - Decorative techniques
  • Ensembles - Core techniques
  • Ensembles - Decorative techniques

Individual articulations

Violins 1

  • FX
  • Long CS Blend
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
  • Long Sul G
  • Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Short 0'5
  • Short 1'0
  • Short Brushed CS
  • Short Brushed
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Major 3rd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 3rd)

Violins 2

  • FX
  • Long CS Blend
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
  • Long Sul G
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Short 0'5
  • Short 1'0
  • Short Brushed CS
  • Short Brushed
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Violas

  • FX
  • Long CS Blend
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
  • Long Sul C
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Short 0'5
  • Short 1'0
  • Short Brushed CS
  • Short Brushed
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Celli

  • FX
  • Long CS Blend
  • Long CS Sul Pont
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
  • Long Sul C
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Short 0'5
  • Short 1'0
  • Short Brushed CS
  • Short Brushed
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short CS
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Major 3rd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 3rd)

Basses

  • FX
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Short 0'5
  • Short 1'0
  • Short Bartok Pizz
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spicc-Pizz
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato Dig
  • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
  • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Ensembles

  • Long CS Blend
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul String
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long
  • Marcato Attack
  • Short 0'5
  • Short Brushed CS
  • Short Brushed
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato CS
  • Short Spiccato
  • Tremolo CS
  • Tremolo SulPont
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)

Legato techniques

  • Legato Sul G
  • Legato Sul G
  • Legato Sul C
  • Legato Sul C

Legacy patches

  • CB - Legato Performance palette
  • V1 - Legato Performance palette
  • V2 - Legato Performance palette
  • Va - Legato Performance palette
  • VC - Legato Performance palette

Other patches

  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Longs
  • Economic Shorts
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Economic Core
  • Economic Decorative
  • Light resources
  • Time Machine
  • Performance legatos
  • Violins 1
  • Violins 2
  • Violas
  • Celli
  • Basses
  • Ensembles