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Abbey Road One: Mysterious Reeds

The iconic sound of cinema

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  • The iconic sound of cinema

    Evoke a warm and mysterious air in your compositions with this alluring accompaniment to Abbey Road’s iconic Studio One. Whether soft and unsettling, challenging and dynamic, or somewhere in between, these reeds are great for adding a regal tone to orchestral compositions as well as creations of any genre seeking to incorporate magical and bewildering textures.

    A departure from your standard, ‘pretty’ woodwind orchestration, these reeds — pairings of 2 Oboes & 2 Clarinets, and 2 Clarinets & 2 Bassoons — deliver an intriguing alternative for a darker, more mystical sound utilised by the crème de la crème of Abbey Road film composers. The enquiring tones of this selection effortlessly inspire intricate voicings to augment your arrangements with enduring, enigmatic emotion.

    Mysterious Reeds is available to purchase as a stand-alone library or as a brilliant addition to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations. You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30%.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    Oboe, clarinet & bassoon

    2 mixes / 10 mics

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to Abbey Road One: Mysterious Reeds

    This is not your standard woodwind orchestration. These reeds immediately add intrigue and depth to compositions — just perfect for creating magical, mystical or dark emotions.

    Paul Thomson

    Composer & Co-Founder of Spitfire Audio

    Multiple woodwind players
    Mysterious Reeds GUI

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    Abbey Road One: The Collection

    The Collection brings together Orchestral Foundations and all available Selections. Everything you need to create cinematic scores, inspired by your favourite blockbuster movies.

    Amongst the best I've heard over the last 20 years.

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    What's included


    2 oboes & 2 clarinets

    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccato

    2 clarinets & 2 bassoons in octaves

    • Myst. Legato (8ve)
    • Myst. Long (8ve)
    • Myst. Staccato (8ve)

    Mics and mixes


    • Mix 1
    • Mix 2


    • Vintage 1
    • Vintage 2
    • Pop Close
    • Pop Room
    • Close
    • Tree 1
    • Tree 2
    • Ambient
    • Outriggers
    • Spill


    Do I need to own Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations to buy this library?

    No, this library will act as a stand alone library, opening up inside the Abbey Road One plug-in. But if you were to own Abbey Road One Orchestral Foundations, it will work seamlessly together.

    I own Orchestral Foundations, how do I install a Selection?

    From our Spitfire Audio App, you install the selections into your pre existing Spitfire Audio - Abbey Road ONE folder. For those that do not own orchestral foundations, a selection is installed to your samples drive like any other product. Should you then install Orchestral Foundations or another selection later, these get installed to your now pre existing Spitfire Audio - Abbey Road ONE folder. 

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

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

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

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    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

    7.6 GB download size

    7.60 GB disk space required during install

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