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Spitfire Chamber Strings Essentials

A detailed and versatile classic

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  • A detailed and versatile classic

    This new streamlined edition of a Spitfire classic offers instant access to world-class scoring sound quality to enhance your film, TV and game scores and pop records. Discover a range of 53 essential techniques performed by 16 of the world’s best string players, featuring both Section and Ensemble patches for instant playability and inspiration. Expertly recorded at London’s AIR Studios, the home of countless blockbuster scores including Harry Potter, The Dark Knight and Dunkirk, this smaller section offers more detail and focus than our Symphony Orchestra, featuring both Close and Tree mic signals — while still capturing the unique resonance of the hall.

    Available in 3 editions — Spitfire Chamber Strings Essentials, Spitfire Chamber Strings and Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    16 string players

    53 techniques

    Close & Tree

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    Features Spitfire Harp

    Features Originals Wurli

    Lately, I have been exploring a smaller ensemble sound in my scores, and Spitfire Chamber Strings has become an integral tool in my process. For TV shows like Queen Charlotte and Bridgerton, and films like Chevalier and Origin, the Chamber Strings library was used for the writing of nearly every cue.

    Kris Bowers

    Oscar nominated composer (Green Book, Bridgerton, King Richard)

    Very versatile, highly musical and exceptionally useable, and, if that’s not enough, it sounds truly sublime straight out of the box.

    Woman gently bowing violin strings

    Chamber Strings violinist performing
    Violin bridge up close

    There is a musicality, a playability to these patches that resonates with me... Chamber Strings gives me instant inspiration that actually makes me think about the players in that space as I write. And most importantly it sounds fantastic and translates musical emotion, which is what it's all about.

    Trevor Morris (Vikings, Tudors)

    Emmy-winning composer

    Chamber Strings violinist poised to bow

    Spitfire Chamber Strings

    Elevate your scores with Chamber Strings, featuring 193 techniques, three mic signals and FX.

    Empty chairs and microphones set up in AIR Studios, surrounded by sound panels

    What's included

    Sections (4,3,3,3,3)

    • Violin 1
    • Violin 2
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Double Bass
    • Ensemble


    • Legato (Slurred) - [N/A in Ensemble] (Not the total performance Leg)
    • Long
    • Spiccato
    • Staccato
    • Pizzicato
    • Long Harmonics
    • Unmeasured Tremolo
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Major 2nd)


    • Close
    • Tree


    Spitfire Chamber Strings is such a versatile, rich and wonderful sounding tool. It’s the perfect balance of intimate immediacy and scaled-up epic-ness: It can be both tender and defiant. The quality of recording and performance make it stand up powerfully on its own, but it also shines brightly when used alongside other libraries to bring a defined presence to larger ensembles or to add it’s unique texture and depth to more delicate arrangements.

    Charlie Hugall Florence & The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Celeste


    What is in Spitfire Chamber Strings Essentials?

    Spitfire Chamber Strings Essentials contains 6 Instrument patches and 53 techniques from the original Spitfire Chamber Strings library. Each instrument was performed by the finest string players, playing the finest instruments recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, in London.

    Is Spitfire Chamber Strings available with an educational discount?

    Yes, in fact, Spitfire Chamber Strings Essentials is included in the current Back To School educational discount promo.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 11, 12 or 13 

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported

    File size


    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Player 6.5.3 or higher

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