• Overview
  • Walkthrough
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  • What's included
  • Tech specs
  • Our definitive string orchestra

    If there was a single product that could sum up the foundation of Spitfire's approach to sampling, it would be this. Recorded in London at a studio that has played host to scores from the highest grossing blockbusters — Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios — we've used the same first-call session players playing the same instruments, sampled with our usual more is more approach.

    If you want that blockbuster sound, you have to go bold. If you want cinematic, you have to go big. Featuring 60 players performing 175 articulations, including legatos, this is the ultimate encyclopaedic collection of symphonic strings sampling.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    60 players

    175 articulations

    CTA

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to Spitfire Symphonic Strings

    Contextual

    Contextual

    Contextual

    Violinist in AIR Studios

    Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

    Discover the whole range.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    What's included

    Extended 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
    • Ensembles - Core techniques
    • Ensembles - Decorative techniques


    Individual articulations

    Violins 1

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul G
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul Tasto
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 3rd)

    Violins 2

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul G
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Violas

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul C
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Celli

    • FX
    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS Sul Pont
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Rachmaninoff Molto Vib
    • Long Sul C
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short CS
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured CS (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Major 3rd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 3rd)

    Basses

    • FX
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul Pont Distorted
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short 1'0
    • Short Bartok Pizz
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spicc-Pizz
    • Short Spiccato
    • Short Staccato Dig
    • Tremolo Measured (150bpm)
    • Tremolo Measured (180bpm)
    • Tremolo Sul Pont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Ensembles

    • Long CS Blend
    • Long CS
    • Long Flautando
    • Long Harmonics
    • Long Sul Pont
    • Long Sul String
    • Long Super Sul Tasto
    • Long
    • Marcato Attack
    • Short 0'5
    • Short Brushed CS
    • Short Brushed
    • Short Col Legno
    • Short Harmonics
    • Short Pizzicato Bartok
    • Short Pizzicato
    • Short Spiccato CS
    • Short Spiccato
    • Tremolo CS
    • Tremolo SulPont
    • Tremolo
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)

    Legato techniques

    • Legato Sul G
    • Legato Sul G
    • Legato Sul C
    • Legato Sul C

    Legacy patches

    • CB - Legato Performance palette
    • V1 - Legato Performance palette
    • V2 - Legato Performance palette
    • Va - Legato Performance palette
    • VC - Legato Performance palette

    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 Core
    • Economic Decorative
    • Light resources
    • Time Machine
    • Performance legatos
    • Violins 1
    • Violins 2
    • Violas
    • Celli
    • Basses
    • Ensembles

    FAQs

    What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Strings?

    60 Star Players, 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses super deep sampled with over 175 articulations, including 59 shorts, 94 longs, and 5 extraordinary performance legato patches programmed by Andrew Blaney. Recorded with multiple round robins, dynamic layers and presented with 3 essential and versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section we also have a comprehensive selection of articulations and techniques presented in an ‘ensemble’ format designed for sketching and composing with ‘out of the box’ satisfaction.

    We have taken Mural 1, 2, 3, Ensembles & Evolutions off our shelves. We have released Spitfire Symphonic Strings with everyone’s favourite and most diverse microphone positions C(lose), T(ree), A(mbient). 


    What’s in Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional?

    Spitfire Symphonic Strings Pro builds on the core Spitfire Symphonic Strings library, with 152.61GB of extra content. Included inside the expansion pack are 4 alternative (ALT) microphones: a microphone placed close to the leader of each section (L), warm Close Ribbon (Cr), close Stereo Pair (St) and spacious Gallery (G) signals, as well as the addition of Outrigger signals to the common Close Tree Ambient (known as CTA), creating CTAO for the ‘classic Spitfire’ setup. On top of this we offer the Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) stereo mixes mixed by Jake Jackson for instant great sounding mixes, with low CPU/RAM usage.

    Further detail on the extended array of signals is provided here.

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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

    ~89365 samples

    101.8 GB download size

    203.60 GB disk space required during install

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    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher

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