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  • What's included
  • Tech specs
  • Your creativity, your control

    Spitfire Studio Strings marks the first release of a vital all-new Spitfire Orchestra range. Our ambition was to create an incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library. By choosing the crisp and vibrant setting of AIR Studio One, a smaller, more controllable space than the opulent Lyndhurst Hall, we offer our fellow composers a string library with depth, detail and focus all at once. One that will work on anything from passionate period dramas to modern Scandi noir. It’s a fit for quirky indie and crisp pop, but can also tackle epic film and game scores.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    30-piece string section

    Tree

    148 articulations

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to Spitfire Studio Strings

    Studio Strings Sheet Music
    Close up of studio strings violinist
    Studio Strings violinist
    Simon Rhodes engineering the recording session

    The complete Spitfire Studio series

    The overview panel

    Overview panel GUI
    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.

    The Ostinatum

    Ostinatum GUI
    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.

    General controls panel

    General controls GUI
    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.

    What's included

    All in one patches

    • Violins 1 (8)
    • Violins 2 (6)
    • Violas (6)
    • Celli (6)
    • Basses (4)


    Advanced

    Extended techniques

    • Violins 1 (8) - Decorative techniques
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX
    • Violins 2 (6) - Core techniques
    • Violins 2 (6) - Decorative techniques
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX
    • Violas (6) - Core techniques
    • Violas (6) - Decorative techniques
    • Celli (6) - Core techniques
    • Celli (6) - Decorative techniques
    • Celli (6) - FX
    • Basses (4) - Core techniques
    • Basses (4) - Decorative techniques


    Individual articulations

    Violins 1 (8)

    • Violins 1 (8) - Falls
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Gliss
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Grace Note Semitone
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Grace Note Tone
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Grace Note x2
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Grace Note x3 to Dominant
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Grace Note x3 to Tonic
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Hairpin
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Phrases
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Slide 4th to Tonic
    • Violins 1 (8) - FX Slide 5th to Dominant
    • Violins 1 (8) - Legato (Portamento)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Legato (Slurred)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long CS Blend
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long CS Sul Pont
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long CS
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long Flautando
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long Harmonics
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long Sul G
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long Sul Pont
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long Sul Tasto
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Violins 1 (8) - Long
    • Violins 1 (8) - Marcato Attack
    • Violins 1 (8) - Runs
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Brushed CS
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Brushed
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Col Legno
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Harmonics
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Pizzicato
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Spiccato CS
    • Violins 1 (8) - Short Spiccato
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo CS Sul Pont
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo CS
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo Measured Sul Pont CS (150bpm)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo Measured Sul Pont CS (180bpm)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Violins 1 (8) - Tremolo
    • Violins 1 (8) - Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Trill (Minor 3rd)
    • Violins 1 (8) - Trill (Perfect 4th)


    Violins 2 (6)

    • Violins 2 (6) - Falls
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Gliss
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Grace Note Semitone
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Grace Note Tone
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Grace Note x2
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Grace Note x3 to Dominant
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Grace Note x3 to Tonic
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Hairpin
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Phrases
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Slide 4th to Tonic
    • Violins 2 (6) - FX Slide 5th to Dominant
    • Violins 2 (6) - Legato (Portamento)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Legato (Slurred)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long CS Blend
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long CS Sul Pont
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long CS
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long Flautando
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long Harmonics
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long Sul G
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long Sul Pont
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long Sul Tasto
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Violins 2 (6) - Long
    • Violins 2 (6) - Marcato Attack
    • Violins 2 (6) - Runs
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Brushed CS
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Brushed
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Col Legno
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Harmonics
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Pizzicato
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Spiccato CS
    • Violins 2 (6) - Short Spiccato
    • Violins 2 (6) - Tremolo CS Sul Pont
    • Violins 2 (6) - Tremolo CS
    • Violins 2 (6) - Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Violins 2 (6) - Tremolo
    • Violins 2 (6) - Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Trill (Minor 3rd)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Trill (Perfect 4th)
    • Violins 2 (6) - Trill (Perfect 4th)


    Violas (6)

    • Violas (6) - Legato (Portamento)
    • Violas (6) - Legato (Slurred)
    • Violas (6) - Long CS Blend
    • Violas (6) - Long CS
    • Violas (6) - Long Flautando
    • Violas (6) - Long Harmonics
    • Violas (6) - Long Sul C
    • Violas (6) - Long Sul Pont
    • Violas (6) - Long Sul Tasto
    • Violas (6) - Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Violas (6) - Long
    • Violas (6) - Marcato Attack
    • Violas (6) - Short Brushed CS
    • Violas (6) - Short Brushed
    • Violas (6) - Short Col Legno
    • Violas (6) - Short Harmonics
    • Violas (6) - Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Violas (6) - Short Pizzicato
    • Violas (6) - Short Spiccato CS
    • Violas (6) - Short Spiccato
    • Violas (6) - Tremolo CS
    • Violas (6) - Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Violas (6) - Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Violas (6) - Tremolo
    • Violas (6) - Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Violas (6) - Trill (Minor 2nd)


    Celli (6)

    • Celli (6) - Falls
    • Celli (6) - FX Gliss
    • Celli (6) - FX Grace Note Semitone
    • Celli (6) - FX Grace Note Tone
    • Celli (6) - FX Grace Note x2
    • Celli (6) - FX Hairpin
    • Celli (6) - Legato (Portamento)
    • Celli (6) - Legato (Slurred)
    • Celli (6) - Long CS Blend
    • Celli (6) - Long CS Sul Pont
    • Celli (6) - Long CS
    • Celli (6) - Long Flautando
    • Celli (6) - Long Harmonics
    • Celli (6) - Long Sul C
    • Celli (6) - Long Sul Pont
    • Celli (6) - Long Sul Tasto
    • Celli (6) - Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Celli (6) - Long
    • Celli (6) - Marcato Attack
    • Celli (6) - Short Brushed CS
    • Celli (6) - Short Brushed
    • Celli (6) - Short Col Legno
    • Celli (6) - Short Harmonics
    • Celli (6) - Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Celli (6) - Short Pizzicato
    • Celli (6) - Short Spiccato CS
    • Celli (6) - Short Spiccato
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo CS Sul Pont
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo CS
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo Measured Sul Pont CS (150bpm)
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo Measured Sul Pont CS (180bpm)
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Celli (6) - Tremolo
    • Celli (6) - Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Celli (6) - Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Celli (6) - Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Celli (6) - Trill (Minor 3rd)
    • Celli (6) - Trill (Perfect 4th)


    Basses (4)

    • Basses (4) - Legato (Portamento)
    • Basses (4) - Legato (Slurred)
    • Basses (4) - Long Flautando
    • Basses (4) - Long Harmonics
    • Basses (4) - Long Sul Pont
    • Basses (4) - Long Sul Tasto
    • Basses (4) - Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Basses (4) - Long
    • Basses (4) - Marcato Attack
    • Basses (4) - Short Col Legno
    • Basses (4) - Short Harmonics
    • Basses (4) - Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Basses (4) - Short Pizzicato
    • Basses (4) - Short Spiccato
    • Basses (4) - Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Basses (4) - Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Basses (4) - Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Basses (4) - Tremolo
    • Basses (4) - Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Basses (4) - Trill (Minor 2nd)


    Legato techniques

    • Violins 1 (8) - Legato performanceViolins 2 (6) - Legato performance
    • Violas (6) - Legato performance
    • Celli (6) - Legato performance
    • Basses (4) - Legato performance


    Other patches

    • Violins 1 (8) - Economic Longs
    • Violins 1 (8) - Economic Shorts
    • Violins 1 (8) - Light resources
    • Violins 1 (8) - Time Machine
    • Violins 2 (6) - Economic Longs
    • Violins 2 (6) - Economic Shorts
    • Violins 2 (6) - Light resources
    • Violins 2 (6) - Time Machine
    • Violas (6) - Economic Longs
    • Violas (6) - Economic Shorts
    • Violas (6) - Light resources
    • Violas (6) - Time Machine
    • Celli (6) - Economic Longs
    • Celli (6) - Economic Shorts
    • Celli (6) - Light resources
    • Celli (6) - Time Machine
    • Basses (4) - Economic Longs
    • Basses (4) - Economic Shorts
    • Basses (4) - Light resources
    • Basses (4) - Time Machine


    Mics & mixes

    Mics

    • Tree


    Videos

    FAQs

    What is the difference between Studio Strings and Studio Strings Professional?

    The Core version of Studio Strings features a standard (8, 6, 6, 6, 4) player setup, with access to the default Tree microphone position.

    With Professional, you have access to 7 extra unique microphone positions, a large band section (16, 12, 12, 12, 4) and 2 divisi sections (4, 3, 3, 3), on top of what is offered in the Core version. You can use these divisi options to create a chamber section, or even layer them with larger sections.


    Is there a crossgrade path to Spitfire Studio Strings Professional?

    Yes, the upgrade price is simply the price difference between the two products at the point of purchase. Add Spitfire Studio Strings Professional to your cart, and it will intelligently calculate your crossgrade price. Make sure you’re logged in first!


    How is this different from Chamber & Symphonic Strings?

    Symphonic Strings and Chamber Strings were both recorded in the iconic Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios. Due to the huge space, these libraries are very ambient by nature. 

    Studio Strings was recorded in the smaller studio space of Air Studio One, giving us the ability to truly focus on the beauty and unique qualities of the instruments themselves. If it’s control, fine detail and versatility you’re after, Studio Strings is your core component for fresh new avenues of composition.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    Intel Core 2 Duo

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    ~16000 samples

    13.20 GB download size

    13.20 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout


    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher

    Spitfire Studio Strings sounds great with…