1. J

    Best small scale Spitfire library?

    Hello! I make electronic music, but mostly fairly intimate stuff (no EDM). I am a big fan of Spitfire products, but I don't actually own any besides the Labs. I was wondering what the best bang-for-my-buck, non orchestral string library (optionally including other instruments as well) would be...
  2. Alex Niedt

    Heavenly Ethereal Beauty | Spitfire, Orchestral Tools, CSSS, 8Dio

    Here's a very ethereal soundtrack piece called "When Life Was Awakening". There's some Eric Whitacre Choir, LCO Textures, Union Chapel organ, and various string and woodwind evolutions from Spitfire, material from a certain Orchestral Tools library, some 8Dio AGE Tubular Bells, and the CSSS...
  3. M

    Torn about Brass/Woods libraries...

    So I've been composing for about 4-5 years now and it feels like I'm starting to hit a wall with what I can do with Brass and Woodwinds now that I've actually started scoring projects. Albion One is great for big epic sounds, but doesn't let me compose for instrument sections (plus, I don't...
  4. Sarah De Carlo

    Another experiment with the 'Spitfire Labs Soft Piano' + 'Eastwest Bosendorfer' combination.

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share this new production with you, where I once again experience the 'Spitfire Labs Soft PIano' + 'Eastwest Bosendorfer' combination. Both the melody and the accompaniment are played by both instruments with a lid position of around 70% for the Bosendorfer and a dynamic...
  5. Karma

    SSO Mockup - "Leaving Hogwarts" from Harry Potter

    Hello everyone, you may (or most likely may not) remember that last year I did a mockup of Williams' "Dartmoor, 1912" from War Horse. I recently decided to take a shot at another and this time went for one of my favourite cues from the first Harry Potter film. I had a lot of fun with this one...
  6. ptram

    Review: Spitfire Audio LCO Strings

    Tired of the usual sounds? Spitfire Audio has something unusual to add to the usual recipe. The LCO Strings let you explore new sound worlds, now very common in the most adventurous productions, at the meeting point between classical contemporary and experimental rock. For this new sonic...
  7. Genki

    Spitfire Studio Brass Core - Worth it?

    Hey guys. I just got the Spitfire Studio Strings (standard version), and I would like to get some brass to accompany them. Now it should be noted I can and am making use of my EDU discounts, so I basically have 30% off of all of their libraries. I don't really see reviews of the Core version of...
  8. Sarah De Carlo

    My first time with the free 'Labs Soft Piano'- Spitfire

    Hello everyone. I admit that I have long had the free 'Spitfire Labs' libraries, and never used them, as often happens with the freebies we collect and snub :) I was finishing the production of this composition when I received the presentation email of the sample library 'LABS Music Box'. I...
  9. will_m

    Albion One vs Metropolis Ark 1

    Not strictly a review as such but hopefully a useful comparison between two of the big ensemble libraries.
  10. Sarah De Carlo

    Here's how I would write the final music of 'Game of Thrones'.

    Excited for my first production with 'Spitfire Hans Zimmer Strings', I decided to produce what for me could be the final music of the 'Game of Thrones' saga. Used libraries: - Spitfire Hans Zimmer Strings - Spitfire British Drama Toolkit - Spitfire Solo Strings - Forzo (Brass) - EastWest...
  11. amadeus1

    6 Horn Comparison - Audiobro, Spitfire, Orchestral Tools, 8dio, VSL, Synchron

    Hey guys, A walkthrough of 6 Top Brass Libraries and their French Horn Ensemble. Thanks, Bill
  12. BradHoyt

    My James Bond Moment. :)

    Hi all! So here's a piece I wrote that goes with an escalating chase scene from the Newbury & Hobbes novel "The Osiris Ritual". The lead Sherlockian-type character Maurice Newbury is chasing after a mysterious guy named Ashford (a 'more machine than man', decaying, super-human former Scotland...
  13. Bluemount Score


    So what's your favorite Trumpet Ensemble / Solo patch / library? Dynamic range is always appreciated. True legato a must. I'm mainly looking for a heroic, loud sound that doesn't need too much tweaking. I've already had Cinesamples Core / Pro in mind but haven't been able to find too many audio...
  14. Alex Niedt

    Spitfire Ambient Guitars | User Demo

    Here's a quick demo I just did with Spitfire Ambient Guitars. All sounds come from Ambient Guitars except for the sine bass, which comes from Albion III Iceni. I really like this library, and it's definitely a step up from Enigma 1, which I had previously.
  15. xanderscores

    Changing settings to all Spitfire/Kontakt instruments in one go - how?

    Hey! I'm kind of new here as someone who posts; I've been reading along for quite some time - thanks btw to you all for providing so much valuable advice! I hope I'm putting this into the right subforum: My question is: I loaded Kontakt5 instances into my VEP and I filled it with Spitfire...
  16. D

    Bug in Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions

    Hi All, Just wanted to inform the community (current users and potential buyers) about a significant bug that I discovered in the OACE instrument. I bought it in large part on the strength of the Waves instruments, which sound good for the most part, but I realise (and have confirmed) that...
  17. C

    Dry Library for intimate "character" strings (sound examples in post)

    Hey all, I'm looking for a dry library for a close / 'noisy' sound - still clean, but intimate, with audible bow sound and a lot of character. I need to do ensemble work as well, so it can't be a 'Solo'-only library. Here are two examples of what I'm looking for: So far, my research leads...
  18. H

    How do you EQ Spitfire OA Felt piano?

    I’ve been using OA felt next to other piano libraries like FractureSound Woodchester, NI pianos incl AK, 8dio upright, Ivory American D etc. In the demos of Spitfire in which they use OA felt I noticed it sounds much more balanced and mix ready than what I can get using the different presets. I...
  19. BradHoyt

    The Obsession of Aubrey Knox - A proper villainous theme.

    From "The Music of Newbury & Hobbes | The Osiris Ritual" This is the theme for Aubrey Knox, this evil protagonist from the book "The Osiris Ritual" by George Mann. Since the story takes place in a Victorian, steampunk environment, I used many historical instruments in addition to the...
  20. BradHoyt

    Veronica's Theme

    This track "Veronica's Theme" is the main character theme for Veronica Hobbes who appears in the "Newbury & Hobbes" books by George Mann. Instruments used include Spitfire's HZ Piano, Olafur Arnalds libraries, and the female choir from Metro Ark II by Orchestral Tools Any feedback is...
  21. nickmurraymusic

    ULTIMATE Spiccato Strings Shootout - Which Library Sounds Best?

    I decided to pull up 19 different Spiccato String libraries and test which one sounds the best (at the time of making this video). I tested Spitfire Audio's Albion One, Albion Legacy, Albion 2 Loegria, Albion 3 Iceni, Mural (Legacy), Spitfire Symphonic Strings, Hans Zimmer Strings, BML Sable...
  22. BradHoyt

    London Meditation

    Hi all! Any feedback is appreciated. You may hear a few English influences in this one. :)
  23. Alex Niedt

    Spitfire Alternative Solo Strings Demo

    I think this is a great library for modern avant-garde material. Just have to play to its strengths. Next I want to see how Alternative Solo Strings sounds with LCO Strings. Wondering if they might be a match made in heaven for scratchy, dissonant stuff!
  24. Celestial Aeon

    NieR: Automata cover Vague Hope

    I'm currently focusing on emotional / minimalistic templates. I enjoy especially currently combining Una Corda, Tina Guo legato and Spitfire EVOs with Jaeger Meredith vocal lead. For me at least those combine together nicely!
  25. victorkws

    Spitfire Strings Comparison (Spitfire Studio Strings)

    Hi all, I just bought Spitfire Studio Strings not long ago, and I thought it would be great to do a quick comparison with the other Spitfire Strings libraries. :) Legatos Shorts
  26. Ferzad Variyava

    Presonus Studio One 3 exchange

    I'd like to exchange my Studio One 3 license in exchange for orchestral libraries. Spitfireaudio libraries are welcome and any others that you'd like to swap. Open to offers.
  27. Bluemount Score

    CineWinds Core vs. Symphonic Woodwinds

    Cinesamples CineWinds Core or Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds What would be your choice, overall and mainly in terms of realism. Which one blends better in the mix with other libraries? NI Symphony Series Woodwinds would be a third choice of mine, but I don‘t think it can compete with the other...
  28. transverb

    8DIO Strings vs Spitfire Strings

    Forgive the novice question. I have 8DIO Adagietto and Agitato Sordino. I'm not classically trained nor composing classical music instead I use strings for alt / rock / folk / atmosphere songs and occasionally on trailers. I know I'm missing solo instruments (cello / viola) which I'm...
  29. rgames

    Ways to speed up loading Spitfire Strings? (Batch re-save didn't work)

    I'm moving some libraries around and I rediscovered the fact that the Spitfire libraries take a lot longer to load than anything else in Kontakt. When my other Kontakt libraries load I see the disk usage around 80% - 90% and they load up nice and quick. But when my Spitfire libraries load (Sym...
  30. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Studio Strings

    Get it here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-studio-strings/ Free Patches & Multis: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dr4y3v1e9sh4kx2/AAAHSiPUGYJx7ukFQ6rUCOwKa?dl=0 NOTE - The professional version does contain ensemble, half and divisi sections, but at a huge 200G compared to the...
  31. R

    Making Albion ONE do what I want it to do

    Hi all, I am a composer who also writes, performs, and records weird flashy electric guitar music. I know my way around both DAWs and orchestras. I've recently gotten into using virtual instruments a lot more, especially on my solo project recordings and I've picked up a copy of Albion ONE...
  32. BradHoyt

    "The Fixer" - Featuring the free Stroh Violin by Impact Soundworks!

    Here's another track from "The Affinity Bridge" soundtrack. This recording features the Stroh Violin by Impact Soundworks and is supported by various Spitfire libraries, including Solo Strings and the Cimbalom. Feedback is appreciated!
  33. BradHoyt

    An Amalgamation of Themes - "Newbury Meets Hobbes"

    Here's a track from "The Affinity Bridge" soundtrack that was released a few weeks ago - "Newbury Meets Hobbes" - It's an amalgamation of the two character themes that resolve to a somber rendition of the main theme toward the end. This piece features Spitfire libraries - HZ Piano, Alto Flute...
  34. amadeus1

    Free Excellent Felt Piano From Spitfire Audio

    Hey guys, In case you weren't aware, here's an excellent felt piano from Spitfire Audio. Thanks, Bill
  35. rpossum

    Looking to connect with Spitfire users in LA

    Hey all, I'm looking to connect with other Spitfire users in LA who are interested in teaching others and sharing their skills. Cheers! Russell
  36. revlam

    Will SSD help me to use my template ?

    Hi there, I' bought some orchestra sample libraries and I just decide to make a template with all these libraries. I have in fact 2 templates : - A very large : with multi-output Kontakt 6 instances with about 450 tracks (one track per articulation with about 8 articulations per instruments)...
  37. Van

    Christian Henson Gave Me His Mac Pro

    Long-time reader, new member here. First, let me say I feel unworthy but extremely grateful. I hope he’s not tired of me spreading this all over social media, he very well may be, but perhaps it would be appreciated the most here on V.I. The myth, the man, the legend, Christian Henson...
  38. Celestial Aeon

    Nightsky - cinematic texture

    I wanted to try something texturelike this time and combined Spitfire alternative solo strings with NOVO, 8Dio Insolidus and Spitfire British Drama and some small Omnisphere 2 details. End outcome is quite organic in my opinion with lots of intricate details and movement. Compositionwise I...
  39. T

    Spitfire Albion Sale Questions

    Just a couple of questions regrding purchasing the Albion products. Currently the Albion line is on sale for Black Friday @ $336 each. The Albion Collection is on sale for $1259. 1. Is the Albion Collection always on sale and always for $1259, or only for Black Friday? 2. If I purchase a subset...
  40. josephspirits

    Videos for Spitfire Audio - Sound Dust Vol. 2

    I was thrilled to see this new release from Spitfire and Sound Dust. I went ahead and made a youtube playlist of the related videos if anyone wants to watch them all in one place, like I did: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgsQ8vu8urW0VsqtAt_WOPwHNnnIIsBZv
  41. cliffordmartin

    Labs piano/choir/cello piece

    Short Demo Of Labs Piano/Cello/Choir
  42. cliffordmartin

    Piano Composition Christian Hensons "The Bench"

    Labs Soft Piano [Based on Christian Henson "The Bench" lol!]
  43. cliffordmartin

    Choir Writing/Composing

    Quick bit of fun with Labs Choir [Free]
  44. victorkws

    John Adams - The Chairman Dances Mockup

    The very first John Adams' composition I have been introduced was "The Chairman Dances". I felt in love instantly, it was so rich in texture and I also like the fact that the music has a very strong allusion to the swooning romanticism of Hollywood. This is a very fun piece to sequence as there...
  45. Ganampf

    Which Solo String Library should I buy?

    Hello, I really need a Solo String Library, as I haven't got one; I also am a student and don't want to bust the bank. For the rest of the orchestra I am using EW Hollywood Orchestra Diamond. At first I thought about the new Spitfire Solo Strings, but heard some bad things about their...
  46. midiman

    Spitfire Orchestral Swarm vs Heavyocity Intimate Textures

    I am interested in getting a few opinions regarding which of these two is your favorite. Please avoid the typical "It depends on what you need it for" counter question. I am interested in hearing your personal favorites from your perceptive and the reasons for it. Preferably for people who own...
  47. victorkws

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5 in D major Mockup

    I love doing mockups for studying purposes. I thought it would be interesting to see how these masterpieces would look like in piano roll. Here's Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 in D Major, 3rd Movement, "Romanza". It has the most achingly beautiful harmonies and longing melodies, probably one...
  48. R

    Spitfire Symphonic Strings - no adjustable portamento slide?

    Hello all! I'm new to Symphonic Strings library. It sounds wonderful, but I have the hardest time to figure out how to set up portamento slide in long articulation. Seems like no matter what velocity or interval I play - there is no slide. I have LASS and it is a breeze there to set it up...
  49. Dan Dixon

    Making Demos - Siblius, Spitfire Articulations and Logic Pro X

    Hi I'm an experienced orchestral player, music teacher and arranger for live musicians playing from notation. I do detailed arrangements in standard notation in Sibelius. (I've got a big powerful modern MacBook Pro, Sibelius Ultimate latest version, Logic Pro X). I have a need now to produce...
  50. Alex Niedt

    "The Hive" | Dark Hybrid Suspense

    Hi, everyone! Would love to hear some feedback. This was my first attempt at this sort of genre. The whole "film" music thing is pretty new to me. For anyone curious, I used a lot of various libraries, but definitely heavy on 8Dio, Spitfire, and a bit of Heavyocity. Thanks!
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