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Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings

Eight players performing fragile, experimental techniques

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  • Eight players performing fragile, experimental techniques

    Eight of London’s finest string players (2,2,0,2,2), performing a selection of experimental playing techniques, at the quietest of levels. Expertly recorded at London’s AIR Studios, Lyndhurst Hall. These brand new recordings are inspired by the visceral, glacial tones of Albion Tundra, with a bespoke Super Close signal offering next-level detail and definition. Available in our award-winning, dedicated plugin.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    12 presets

    3 mic signals

    Dedicated plugin

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    What's included

    Presets (12)

    • Long Flautando CS
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long Col Legno Tratto
    • Long Sul Tasto > Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto > Flautando
    • Long No Rosin
    • Tremolo CS Sul Pont
    • Harmonic Tremolo
    • Short Brushed Spiccato CS
    • Short Mandolin Pluck
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short Brushed Sul Tasto

    Signals (3)

    • Close - Valve spot mics summed together for a direct and upfront image of the string ensemble.
    • Tree - A decca tree microphone array, giving a spacious and enveloping sound.
    • Super Close - Clip-on mics attached to the bridge of the instruments, giving an extremely close and otherworldy perspective.


    Does Cinematic Frozen Strings contain any existing sample content?

    No, Cinematic Frozen Strings is made entirely of newly recorded sample content. 

    What is the difference between Originals Intimate Strings and Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings?

    Intimate Strings features 25 players, whereas Cinematic Frozen Strings features just 8 players (2,2,0,2,2 - no violas), placed antiphonally (split across the room). The extended techniques featured in Cinematic Frozen Strings are much more experimental, and are played at the quietest of levels, creating a distinctly raw, icy tone. The ‘Super Close’ signal in this library, created by recording the instruments with DPA clip-on mics placed on the bridge, gives you even more detail and definition, so you can really hear each individual instrument.

    Intimate Strings techniques (9): Longs, Longs CS , Longs ½ Section, Flautando, Harmonics, Short, Short CS, Pizzicato, Short Col Legno  

    Signals: Close, Tree, Vintage

    What is the difference between Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings and the strings section in Albion Tundra?

    The techniques in Cinematic Frozen Strings have been inspired by the string techniques used in Albion Tundra, this time featuring an eight-piece string section, whereas Albion Tundra offers a 56-piece section. This brand new set of recordings is designed to complement Albion Tundra, but can also be used on its own or with a range of other Spitfire libraries — blending particularly well with Albion NEO, LCO Textures and Contemporary Drama Toolkit.

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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.

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