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Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional

Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional includes four additional microphone positions and three stereo mixes, giving you a hugely diverse range of string sounds.

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  • A detailed and versatile classic

    We handpicked 16 of the finest string players to perform an encyclopaedia of articulations and techniques, recorded via the finest signal path in The Hall at Air Studios, London. This smaller section gives you more attention to detail than our Symphony Orchestra, while still capturing the beautiful resonance of the hall. This is your definitive chamber range – a versatile classic that will enhance your film, TV and game scores and pop records.

    The Professional edition includes four additional microphone positions and three CPU-friendly stereo mixes by award-winning engineer Jake Jackson, giving you a hugely diverse range of string sounds.

    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)

    Compatible with NKS

    16 string players

    244 articulations

    CTAO

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional

    Features Orchestral Grand Piano, Spitfire Harp and Spitfire Percussion (Celeste)

    Alt mics only

    Close up of violinist
    Chamber Strings violinists
    Cellists bowing

    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)

    General controls GUI

    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.

    Ostinatum GUI

    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.

    What's included

    Instruments

    • Violins 1
    • Violins 2
    • Violas
    • Celli
    • Basses
    • Ensembles

    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

    Individual articulations

    Violins 1

    • Disco falls
    • FX
    • Legato (Bowed)
    • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
    • Legato (Con Sord)
    • Legato (Fast)
    • Legato (Fingered)
    • Legato (Flautando Portamento)
    • Legato (Flautando)
    • Legato (Portamento)
    • Legato (Runs)
    • Legato (Sul G)
    • Legato (Sul Pont)
    • Legato (Tremolo)
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul G
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Runs
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato Feathered
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato Dig
    • Short Staccato
    • Slides
    • Tense longs
    • Tremolo CS Sul Pont
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 3rd)
    • Trill (Perfect 4th)

    Violins 2

    • Disco Falls
    • FX
    • Legato (Bowed)
    • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
    • Legato (Con Sord)
    • Legato (Fast)
    • Legato (Fingered)
    • Legato (Flautando)
    • Legato (Portamento)
    • Legato (Runs)
    • Legato (Sul G)
    • Legato (Sul Pont)
    • Legato (Tremolo)
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul G
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Runs
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato
    • Slides
    • Tense longs
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Violas

    • Disco falls
    • FX
    • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
    • Legato (Con Sord)
    • Legato (Fast)
    • Legato (Fingered)
    • Legato (Flautando)
    • Legato (Portamento)
    • Legato (Runs)
    • Legato (Sul C)
    • Legato (Sul Pont)
    • Legato (Tremolo)
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul C
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Runs
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato
    • Slides
    • Tense longs
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Celli

    • Disco falls
    • FX
    • Legato (Bowed)
    • Legato (Con Sord Portamento)
    • Legato (Con Sord)
    • Legato (Fast)
    • Legato (Fingered)
    • Legato (Flautando)
    • Legato (Portamento)
    • Legato (Runs)
    • Legato (Sul C)
    • Legato (Sul Pont)
    • Legato (Tremolo)
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul C
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Runs
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato
    • Slides
    • Tense longs
    • Tremolo CS Sul Pont
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 3rd)
    • Trill (Perfect 4th)

    Basses

    • FX
    • Legato (Fingered)
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long
    • Runs
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato Dig
    • Short Staccato
    • Slides
    • Tense longs
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Ensembles

    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Legato techniques

    • Legato decorative
    • Legato performance
    • Legato decorative
    • Legato performance
    • Legato decorative
    • Legato performance
    • Legato decorative
    • Legato performance
    • Legato performance

    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 Decorative
    • Economic Longs
    • Economic Shorts
    • Light resources
    • Time Machine

    Performance legato

    • Performance legato
    • Performance legato
    • Performance legato
    • Performance legato
    • Performance legato

    Mics & mixes

    Mics

    • C - Close
    • T - Tree
    • A - Ambient
    • O - Outriggers

    Stereo mixes

    • F - Fine
    • M - Medium
    • B - Broad


    Testimonials

    Chamber strings professional is very versatile, highly musical and exceptionally useable, and, if that’s not enough, it sounds truly sublime straight out of the box. - 10/10

    FAQs

    What is in Spitfire Chamber Strings?

    The core Spitfire Chamber Strings library contains 16 of the finest string players, playing the finest instruments recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, in London. This is an extensive collection of detailed articulations and techniques. 


    What is in Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional?

    Expanding on the core Spitfire Chamber Strings library, this is the FULL Spitfire Chamber Strings suite (core library + expansion pack). Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional covers all articulations, beautifully recorded on a wide range of microphones. Included in the Professional Edition are alternative microphones such as Close Ribbon (Cr), Close Stereo Pair (St) and Gallery (G), and Outriggers (O)  are added to CTA(O) to create the ‘classic’ Spitfire sound. On top of this are Stereo Mixes from award-winning sound engineer Jake Jackson, including Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) stereo mixes, which are low in CPU/RAM usage.


    Why go pro?

    The Professional version gives you a higher degree of control and nuance demanded by professional composers of modern film and TV scoring. Allowing you the ultimate control of width, space and detail when composing.


    What other Spitfire libraries would compliment Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional?

    Any Spitfire library recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios: Albion OneSpitfire Symphony OrchestraÓlafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions, and Hans Zimmer Percussion Professional.

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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

    ~242323 samples

    235.2 GB download size

    470.40 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout

    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher required

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