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Spitfire Chamber Strings

Spitfire Chamber Strings features London's finest string players, expertly designed to add intimacy and detail to all your film, TV and game scores.

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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, expertly recorded in the world famous Hall at AIR Studios, London. This smaller section gives you more detail and focus than our Symphony Orchestra, with Close, Tree and Ambient microphone positions, while still capturing the beautiful resonance of the hall.

    This is our definitive chamber range – a hugely versatile classic that will enhance your film, TV and game scores and pop records.

    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 strings

    244 articulations

    CTA

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to Spitfire Chamber Strings

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

    Features LABS Soft Piano

    Features Orchestral Grand Piano

    Chamber Strings violinists
    Cellists bowing

    The Professional Edition

    Four additional microphone positions and three CPU-friendly stereo mixes.

    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)

    Close up of violinist

    Overview panel GUI

    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 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

    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

    • Violins 1 - Performance legato
    • Violins 2 - Performance legato
    • Violas - Performance legato
    • Celli - Performance legato
    • Basses - Performance legato

    Mics & mixes

    Mics

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

    Videos

    FAQs

    What is in Spitfire Chamber Strings?

    This is the core Spitfire Chamber Strings library, which 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.

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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

    ~72697 samples

    80.9 GB download size

    161.80 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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