British Blockbuster Symphonics
Sold separately: $2097
This definitive anthology gives you the tools to create blockbuster symphonic works for TV, film and games, all in a single professional package. It contains all three major families of the orchestra — Woodwinds, Brass & Strings — as well as Masse: additional orchestral samples and techniques, available exclusively to owners of SSO. Every instrument has been captured at the Hall at AIR Studios by our award-winning team of engineers and composers, working under a singular vision — that to create the best soundtracks, you need to use the same space, instruments and talent as the most successful composers, combined with pro-end recording and production principles and techniques. Drawing on a decade of experience and comprising over 5 years of production, this pro-end symphonic encyclopaedia is designed for discerning composers just starting out, to established composers looking to complete their symphonic collection.
Sergei's New Hat - A.Blaney (0:00 / 3:21)
Circus DeMille - Andy Blaney (Contextual) (0:00 / 3:12)
Wolf Unseen (feat. LAB's Soft Vibes) - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 3:00)
Kraken - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:13)
Galactic Victory - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 4:05)
A Waltz Between The Reeds - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 2:22)
Escape From The Book Of Ages - Andy Blaney (0:00 / 3:30)
Bernard Herrmann Vs Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra - C. Henson (0:00 / 2:32)
World-class woodwinds, brass and strings exhaustively sampled at Air Studios in the Hall by an award winning team over the last 5 years with a single core aim and approach. Formerly the platinum and 10 star reviewed “British Modular” range, SSO offers a single truly professional solution for people wanting to make blockbuster symphonic music.
From the root level of our instruments folders, you’ll immediately see a unified and simple approach. Offering up a pre-curated set of playing styles (or articulations) in a way that is easy to access and simple to execute with relatively little orchestral programming experience. You’ll see, as you dig deeper into more adventurous areas of the library, that it will grow with your experience and personal development as an electronic orchestrator.
Each choir (woods, brass, strings) has a huge selection of playing styles, with numerous dynamic layers, release triggers, round robins, true and performance legatos. With unique and comprehensive playing styles, different section sizes (solo, a2 and a6 where appropriate) for the brass and woodwinds, alongside an enormous heart of 60 strings players up front, this band of over 100 players is complimented by some super exclusive orchestration tools for no-nonsense composition at the coalface by the name of “Masse”, only available to owners of SSO.
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 — The Hall at AIR Studios — we've used the same first-call session 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. Featuring 60 players performing 175 articulations, including legatos, this is the ultimate encyclopaedic collection of symphonic strings sampling.
Half a decade in the making, this encyclopaedic compendium is our definitive collection of orchestral brass. The UK's finest brass players have been expertly recorded at the world-famous Hall at AIR Studios, London — the same inimitable acoustic as Symphonic Strings and Symphonic Woodwinds, for that highly sought-after blockbuster sound. Symphonic Brass offers you Close, Tree and Ambient microphone positions and 169 articulations, adding power and punch to your orchestral scores.
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: The 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, from alto, bass flutes, bass clarinets, contrabass clarinets and a thunderous contrabassoon, this timeless collection will add depth and colour to your orchestral compositions.
A set of super-exclusive ready-built orchestral patches for composers needing to hit that deadline. Designed by composers for composers, and featuring all three sections of our symphonic orchestral range — Brass, Woodwinds & Strings — these patches have been carefully re-orchestrated, re-mixed and re-baked into a series of awe-inspiring, straight-out-of-the-box tools, only available as part of the Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Collection. Some of the ensembles within contain forces of over 300 players, designed for composers looking to work quickly.
If there is any single product that encompasses the very core concept of Spitfire Audio it is SSO, 10 years in design, 5 years in the making - a new chapter in our history.
SSO is the pinnacle of Spitfire’s achievements over the last decade - after over 50 award-winning orchestral products, it’s an evolution of technique; a codification of our craft. Working closely with A-list composers on AAA productions, and as working composers ourselves, at the coalface. SSO is a culmination of our experience, an encyclopaedia of learning, a bible of knowledge, the Death Star of orchestral packages, one ring to bind us!
Originally starting out as the BML (British Modular Library) and released in volumes over the last 4 years, the key objective was interconnectivity - that each part of the library would lock in with the other. So alongside the ultra-detailed level of samples, articulations, dynamic layers and round robins gathered under the enormous structure of the Hall at Air Studios, we also placed each player in-situ, and mixed 4 years of recordings so that every component of the band has correct position in the sonic field. This isn’t just about panning left to right, if you want someone to sound like they’re behind the violas, and not sitting on their laps, you’ve got to place them there! Over the last half decade we have learned many lessons. We applied techniques learned from brass recording to our woodwinds sessions, and lessons learned had us return to the Hall to update some of our string recordings. By unifying this enormous project into a single collection, we have pooled the acres of knowledge earned into a single experience.
Because of this, SSO presents a singular orchestral concept like no other. A long term project that has been rationalised from its modular form into a new singular one readying it for future sampling endeavours. For whilst SSO contains every possible classic nuance, we, as working composers, have also curated playing styles that are very much part of the zeitgeist; something we look forward to writing with in the future.