Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (SSO) — sampling everything needed to create blockbuster symphonic works for film, games, radio, and television via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary AIR Studios, served up as an appetising all-in-one, comprehensive core-level professional product for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform.
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overview of SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Surely SSO encompasses the very core concept of Spitfire Audio, then? 10 years in design, five years in the making, it ushers in a new chapter in the company’s history — the pinnacle of Spitfire Audio’s achievements over the last decade, to put it bluntly. But even after 50-plus award-winning sample-based orchestral virtual instruments, it’s also an evolution of technique, a codification of the company’s craft. Closely working with A-list composers on AAA productions (with big-budget development and marketing), and as composers working at the coalface themselves, SSO is a culmination of Spitfire Audio’s authentic experience... encyclopaedic in its learning, Death Star-like in its execution of orchestral packages to die for!
That said, SSO didn’t come quickly. Quite the opposite, in fact. For it effectively started out as Spitfire Audio’s long-running BML (British Modular Library) — an ambitious project to create the greatest-sounding and, ultimately, future-proofed living orchestral virtual instruments collection — released in various volumes throughout the last four years. Yet the key objective there was always interconnectivity, with each BML volume locking in with another with the greatest of (musical) ease. Enter ultra-detailed level of samples, articulations, dynamic layers, and round robins gathered from under the architecturally and acoustically stunning structure of one of the largest recording rooms in the world at AIR Studios; Spitfire Audio also placed each player in-situ, meticulously mixing four years’ worth of recordings so that each and every component of the band is correctly positioned in the sonic field.
Furthermore, making that work calls for a whole lot more than simply panning left and right; to make someone sound like they’re behind the violas and not sitting on their laps involves actually placing them there! Thereafter, Spitfire Audio applied techniques accumulated during brass recording to its woodwind sessions; lessons learned therein had the company returning to Lyndhurst Hall to update some of its string recordings. But by unifying this enormous project undertaking into a single collection, it has pooled the acres of knowledge earned into a single experience... enter SSO!
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It includes SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS, summing up the foundation of Spitfire Audio’s approach as quite literally the ultimate encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling, with blockbuster content originally recorded with no expense spared via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall, playing host to the same 60 star string players performing on the same instruments featured on so many memorable scores recorded there for films that have grossed billions between them; SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS, a definitive compendium of orchestral brass in different section sizes, ranging from solo to larger groups of the usual suspects alongside cimbassi and contrabass curios, captured to tape for posterity via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall, playing host to the best (British) brass instrumentalists in the world while laying the foundations for the finest orchestral brass library available; and SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC WOODWINDS, with a decade of woodwind virtual instrument-making experience going into creating this second-to-none conclusive compendium for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform, featuring the finest woodwind performers recorded and ‘deep sampled’ with no expense spared via the finest signal path at Lyndhurst Hall.
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SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA can be purchased and digitally downloaded (as 385.9 GB of uncompressed .WAV files, featuring 273,758 samples) from Spitfire Audio for £1,499.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$1,699.00 USD/€1,739.00 EUR (inc. VAT) from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-symphony-orchestra/ (Owners of any SSO libraries — SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS, SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS, and/or SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC WOODWINDS — will see the price paid automatically reduce to account for those already purchased products when adding SSO to the cart.)
Note that Native Instruments’ free KONTAKT PLAYER is included with SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application for Mac or PC allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.
For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-symphony-orchestra/
About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)
Spitfire Audio produces the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world. It was set up by a British group of composers, sound- smiths, producers, engineers, and technologists wanting to revolutionise sampling and bring it back to the centre of the music industry. Like any new music technology — from radio to synthesisers, sampling was (initially) perceived as a threat to music-making and music-makers. Spitfire Audio is at the vanguard of changing that perception; its main goal is to promote British music-making the world over while distributing royalties via an ever-growing distribution chain to its contributors — musicians, engineers, technicians, producers, and artists alike — based on sales. Spitfire Audio puts millions of pounds back into the British music industry while supporting charities and initiatives, both in the UK and beyond. (The fact that the company has become the second-biggest contributor to UNICEF via JustGiving.com by giving away samples in return for donations speaks louder than words.) By doing this, Spitfire Audio gets to work at the best places with the best people to make the best sounds on the planet today.
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