Spitfire Audio has announced availability of Spitfire Studio Strings, an all-new orchestral library range recorded in a new space as a versatile dry stage sample library, available as Spitfire Studio Strings and also as an extended edition in Spitfire Studio Strings Professional.
Spitfire Studio Strings is a medium chamber (or small symphonic) ensemble recorded by section — 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos, and double basses — and available as standard (Spitfire Studio Strings) and extended (Spitfire Studio Strings Professional) editions. Either way, Spitfire Studio Strings offers no fewer than 148 articulations across the full 30-piece (18.104.22.168.4) string section — from soaring legato and signature whispering super-flautando, right down to spiccato, hairpins, grace notes, and FX.
Spitfire Studio Strings Professional offers all of this and more: five additional Mics — C1 (Close mics), C2 (Leader close mic), T1 (Tree 1), T2 (Tree 2), A (Ambience mics), and O (Outriggers) — over and above Spitfire Studio Strings' solitary Tree; two additional mixes — M1 (Mix 1) and M2 (Mix 2); large band (22.214.171.124.4); and divisi (half sections) for each section. Spitfire Audio was collectively determined to go the extra mile to offer divisi, empowering a new level of modular control in the process.
With Spitfire Studio Strings Professional, the string orchestra is now configurable from the fibrous intimacy of dual four-piece 1st violin sections, three-piece 2nds, three-piece violas, and three-piece cellos (126.96.36.199) up to the rich power of 188.8.131.52.4 — a combination of the main sections (including basses), plus two divisi. In addition to an all-embracing 232 articulations, users can access and personalise their mix of the full microphone armoury of Abbey Road Studios Senior Engineer Simon Rhodes — six sundry setups, from pin-sharp to super-wide, picked up by the best offerings from Neumann, Schoeps, and Sennheiser, for instance.
Pricing & Availability
Spitfire Studio Strings can be purchased for a time-limited introductory promo price of £159.00 GBP (inc. VAT) / $199.00 USD / €199.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until September 13, 2018 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT) / $249.00 USD / €249.00 EUR (inc. VAT).
Spitfire Studio Strings Walkthrough: YouTube/gO0rUPclgmw
Spitfire Studio Strings In Action: YouTube/mD1ppXKH0SQ
Spitfire Studio Strings Professional can be purchased for a time-limited introductory promo price of £349.00 GBP (inc. VAT) / $399.00 USD / €399.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until September 13, 2018 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £449.00 GBP (inc. VAT) / $499.00 USD / €499.00 EUR (inc. VAT).
Spitfire Studio Strings Professional walkthrough: YouTube/tNRgLkmqfCM
Spitfire Studio Strings Professional In Depth: YouTube/judf_LD7C-g
Spitfire Studio Strings and Spitfire Studio Strings Professional need Native Instruments' free Kontakt Player (5.6.8 or higher) — included in the purchase — to run as a fully NKS supporting plug-in instrument for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit).