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  • The iconic sound of cinema

    Enter the room most composers can only dream of: Studio One at Abbey Road. Unparalleled and exclusive access to the world’s most celebrated recording location for movie music — from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, to Harry Potter and Avengers: Endgame — it doesn’t get more iconic.

    In our first collaboration with Abbey Road Studios, we recorded a complete 90–piece symphonic orchestra the same way your favourite composer would: unmistakable acoustics, exceptional players, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones. Strings, brass and woodwinds are grouped into ensembles for instant playability, completed by an exciting cinematic percussion section, all housed in our award-winning dedicated plug-in.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    Full orchestra

    80 articulations

    10 mic signals

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations

    Featuring live piano

    Abbey Road One Grand Brass recording setup
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    There's a magic in the air, and it's the essence of composers who've recorded here.

    Paul Thomson

    Co-founder of Spitfire Audio

    Abbey Road One microphones

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    Abbey Road ONE string players

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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.

    We are thrilled to be partnering with the innovative and creative minds at Spitfire Audio. The finest musicians, beautiful acoustics, award-winning sound engineers and cutting edge technology mixed with rare vintage treasures.

    Mirek Stiles

    Head of Audio Products, Abbey Road Studios

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    What's included

    Instruments

    Full orchestra

    • Long
    • Short Staccato
    • Swells Short
    • Swells Medium
    • Swells Long

    High strings

    • Long
    • Long Con Sord
    • Tremolo
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Pizzicato

    Low strings

    • Long
    • Long Con Sord
    • Tremolo
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Pizzicato

    Trumpets

    • Long
    • Short Staccatissimo
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Swells Short
    • Swells Medium
    • Swells Long

    Horns

    • Long
    • Short Staccatissimo
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Swells Short
    • Swells Medium
    • Swells Long

    Low brass

    • Long
    • Short Staccatissimo
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Swells Short
    • Swells Medium
    • Swells Long

    High woods

    • Long
    • Short Staccatissimo
    • Short Marcato
    • Short Tenuto
    • Swells Short
    • Swells Medium
    • Swells Long

    Low woods

    • Long
    • Short Staccatissimo
    • Short Marcato
    • Swells Short
    • Swells Medium
    • Swells Long

    Percussion

    • Soft Boom
    • Bass Drums
    • Verdi Drums
    • Toms
    • Bass & Snare
    • Toms & Octobans
    • Snares
    • Octobans
    • Piccolo Snares
    • Piatti
    • Suspended Cymbals
    • Tam-Tam
    • Ribbon Crashers
    • Anvil

    Drums

    • Soft Boom
    • Bass Drums
    • Verdi Drums
    • Toms
    • Bass & Snare
    • Toms & Octobans
    • Snares
    • Octobans
    • Piccolo Snares

    Metals

    • Piatti
    • Suspended Cymbals
    • Tam-Tam
    • Ribbon Crashers
    • Anvil

    Tuned

    • Glockenspiel
    • Xylophone
    • Timpani Hits

    Ensembles

    • Full Ensemble
    • Drum Ensemble
    • Metals Ensemble


    Mics & mixes

    Microphones

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

    Mixes

    • Mix 1
    • Mix 2

    FAQs

    How does your dedicated plug-in work?

    Our dedicated plug-in libraries work as standalone instruments in your DAW, meaning that no serial number is provided and the authorisation process happens during your download. We provide an AU, VST2, VST3 and an AAX, so as long as your chosen DAW supports one of those plugin formats, you’re good to go. This library is also NKS compatible.


    Tell me more about the Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations and the other Selections available.

    Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations is the first in a series of Film Scoring Selections, all recorded in Studio One. These Selections are smaller and more focused libraries inspired by classic films offering pre-orchestrated instrument pairings. Each of these Selections is designed to help you accomplish a simple task phenomenally well – such as creating achingly beautiful melodic low string lines with just one simple legato patch. They will work seamlessly alongside Orchestral Foundations as well as on their own. Priced at £49 $49 49€ you can pick and choose from these Selections to build your own palette of Abbey Road One instruments.


    Is there an easier way to buy all the Abbey Road One libraries?

    There is no direct crossgrade path between any of the individual Abbey Road libraries however the cheapest way to buy all products so far Abbey Road Product is to upgrade to the Abbey Road One: The Collection. You then get the most discount every time a new Film Scoring Selection is released. The Collection brings together Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations and all Selections released so far, everything you need to create world-class cinematic scores.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 to OS X 11

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

    Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32 bit DAWs not supported

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

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

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5

    Recommended: Intel 2.8 GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700

    32 bit DAWs not supported

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    69.60 GB disk space required during install

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