1. slowdon

    Scoring for brass ensemble – mock-up with Spitfire BBCSO Core

    Hello all! For those interested, you can follow my Logic session for a nine piece brass ensemble piece ‘The Once And Future King’. All instruments are from Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra Core, plus standard Logic EQ and reverbs. Best wishes, Simon
  2. P

    I want a new percussion library, but mostly timpani. What should I look at?

    Been considering a new perc library to replace hollywood perc (gold). That library isn't awful but the lack of mic positions, the tone, and the timpani especially leave a lot to be desired. I don't mind most of the instruments, but my current project demands a lot of good, nuanced timpani stuff...
  3. him4nshug4ur

    "SWAM" Ultimate Test - Harry Potter, John Williams (Hagrid's Friendly Bird) Mockup.

    The responsiveness of SWAM AUDIO is just phenomenal. I wanted to do a demo that showcased that exactly. The moment I heard the SWAM Flute, I couldn't help but think about this piece. "Hagrid's friendly bird" from Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, Composed by "John Williams". However, I...
  4. Ndee

    Please help me out with Kontakt full - Spitfire library problem

    Hi peeps, I'm not too experienced with Kontakt yet. Bought a library from Spitfire requireing Kontakt full, which I have, and followed the installing advice from Spitfire's website carefully. Question: Do I really have to double-click an .nki file from the desired library to load it every...
  5. amadeus1

    A Comparison of 9 Top Solo String Basses

    Hi guys, Here's a video on most articulations of 9 Solo String Basses including VSL, Synchron, VIP, Chris Heins, Cinestrings, Spitfire, East West, Orchestral Tools, Embertone, and the Kontakt Factory. Best, Bill
  6. LeonRossMusic

    Spitfire Audio - Hans Zimmer Strings | Multiout Question

    Hey guys, Quick question- does anyone know if there's a way to multi-out multiple microphones from Hans Zimmer Strings? Cubase shows there's 16 available Stereo Outputs, however I cannot find the function within the Spitfire Player to output specific mics. I can see you can route CC's to...
  7. amadeus1

    A comparison of 10 solo violas

    Hi guys, Here's a quick comparison of 10 solo violas by a variety of top of the line manufacturers. Best, Bill
  8. J

    Spitfire BBCSO Track vs CC automation in Ableton

    Hey everyone, first time poster here and new to composing. I saw another thread from a couple of years ago that seems relevant to the issue I'm experiencing...
  9. amadeus1

    A Quick Illustration of my Mixing process, plugins, and sample libraries that I use to get broadcast quality

    Hi guys, I go through some plugins I usually use when mixing a cue and the steps I take to refine the sound to get broadcast quality. Best, Bill
  10. Sachi

    Discovery Waltz - Spitfire BBCSO Discover

    A short orchestral piece I wrote with the BBCSO Discover Edition by Spitfire Audio.
  11. amadeus1

    Solo Violin Comparison of 7 Violins

    Hi Guys, I just did a comparison of 7 Solo Violins including, the new Stradivarius, Orchestral Tools Tableau and First Chairs 2.0, VSL's Synchronized Solo Violin, Vienna Instrument Pro Solo Violin, Joshua Bells and Spitfire's Solo Violin. There is a free download of the midi melody and chord...
  12. D

    Expressive Libraries

    Hi, I've posted a bit on here before about BBCSO (Core) and I've now decided why I'm not entirely satisfied with it. It's good for what it is, but it doesn't do EPIC, nor does it do really expressive and emotional; it just sits in the middle and can go louder and quieter, but doesn't do...
  13. BradHoyt

    March of the Automatons - VI highlights

    Hi all, I released a new soundtrack based on the 3rd book in the Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery series by UK author George Mann, and thought I'd share some tracks from the album here periodically and mention some of the virtual instruments I used. This track is called "March of the...
  14. D

    BBCSO Core - What Next?

    I bought Spitfire BBCSO Core quite recently, and am now looking for my next library, preferably spitfire if possible. I like BBCSO, but want some more versatility and something that compliments it well. I've been looking at the albions, specifically ONE, Tundra and NEO, but anything you think...
  15. filipjonathan

    Dystopian Hope | Spitfire Audio Alex Epton Entropy Demo

    Hey guys!! Here is a track I made using only the new Entropy sample library. I really dig the whole apocalyptic vibe of the library. Let me know what you think and thanks for listening! 😊
  16. Bluemount Score

    Spitfire Library Repair vs Reinstall

    Does deleting and reinstalling a library via the Spitfire App solve this? The Support seems to be very slow right now. I would simply try it, but we are talking about 600GB BBCSO download size...
  17. MatthewVere

    Here is an Action Sequence from Westworld I rescored - Hybrid Orchestral (yes, another one)

    Hey friends, I've been composing for a month; this is the second project I've worked on. However, I have made Electronic music for over a decade and drew from this experience when creating the score. My goal was to fuse the Orchestral world with the Electronic one and create something that I...
  18. MatthewVere

    Here is an Action Sequence from Westworld I rescored - Hybrid Orchestral (yes, another one)

    Hey friends, I've been composing for a month; this is the second project I've worked on. However, I have made Electronic music for over a decade and drew from this experience when creating the score. My goal was to fuse the Orchestral world with the Electronic one and create something that I...
  19. fedelecuo

    My first time scoring to picture #SpitfireWestworldCompetition

    Hi! This is the first time that i compose a piece for a film scene. I will really apreaciate if you watch my entry for the Spitfire & HBO westworld competition and give me your opinion Thank you! if you also are participating in this competition, feel free to show me your entry, i will love to...
  20. fedelecuo

    My entry for #WestworldCompetition

    Hi! This is the first time posting on this website and also the first time that i compose a piece for a film scene. A friend of mine recomended me this place because of the great community that it has. I will really apreaciate if you watch my entry for the Spitfire & HBO westworld competition...
  21. F

    What is the difference between Spitfire's Sul Tasto and Flautando Techniques?

    I was looking through the technique list of Spitfire's Chamber Strings, and they listed Long Flautando and Long Sul Tasto as different techniques - at least it seems like that to me. However as far as I thought, Sul Tasto and Flautando are pretty much the same. Can anyone offer an explanation or...
  22. D

    Usual support response time for Spitfire

    What's the usual support response turn around time for Spitfire? I created a support ticket on Friday with a severity of "High" stating I could no longer reset my SSW library, but I still haven't received a response. Is this average for them, or do you think the BBCSO announcement has severely...
  23. P

    Spitfire Audio: Westworld Scoring Competition

    Spitfire Audio have teamed up with HBO's Westworld for a scoring competition! The scene is from Season 3 episode 5, a car chase scene. One winner will win the Everything Drive, which has all their libraries as well as a signed Westworld prop and signed Vinyl. Fiver runners up will win the...
  24. berlin87

    Cinematic Studio Strings vs. Spitfire Studio Strings Pro: My observations

    Scroll to the bottom of this post for a side-by-side comparison Hi everyone, earlier this week I purchased Cinematic Studio Strings, and boy.. am I glad I did :) As a newbie to the sample scene, I bought the entire Spitfire Studio suite last year: Woodwinds, Brass and Strings. All Pro...
  25. berlin87

    Ways to deactivate default patches? (Spitfire)

    Hi everyone, I'm probably overlooking a really basic setting here, but is there a way to deactivate/deselect patches? Let's say you have three patches loaded (in this case: legato, core, decorative). Each patch has one of the samples activated by default. Now, if I only want the legato sample...
  26. F

    Help de deciding between CSS -30% or SStS -50%

    I have no “pro” string library and do much more classical mockups and pop arrangements than film music. Seeing that SStS is probably going for half the price on Apex and having the edu discount for CSS, which one do you think would be a better purchase for my use case? I’m aware that CSS gets a...
  27. Paul Ameller

    Batman The Dark Knight Orchestral Mock up

    Hi Guys, I've recently did a mock up of "A Watchful Guardian" from Batman The Dark Knight. Tell me what you think! I did it on Cubase 10.5 I've mainly used Spitfire for the short strings and CSS for the long strings. The Brass are a medley of Berlin Brass, JXL Brass and Trailer Brass (For the...
  28. F

    TIME SENSITIVE: Spitfire is having a 40% sale tomorrow. Which libraries are really worth?

    So, the sale is only tomorrow, but for 40% off, which Spitfire libraries are worth? Especially interested in strings l, woodwinds and orchestra in general.
  29. ChrisSiuMusic

    Writing A Trailer Track With 100% Free Orchestral Sample Libraries.

    Happy Thursday everyone! In today's video, let's do something awesomely fun and write a track from scratch using 100% free sample libraries! Please enjoy :D
  30. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Studio Strings Professional

    Get it here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/spitfire-studio-strings-professional/ Custom Patches & Multis: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rkl8cmkf1z78q71/AAC2bA4ecErBdo-q5BvX4XEoa?dl=0 Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  31. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Albion Neo

    Get it here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/albion-neo/ Free Patches & Multis: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o1j81h5wxfqh68i/AACdpFXEbQDmYMy0T4N0oGuga?dl=0 Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  32. AdamSold

    New Life Logo 2020 /w BBC SO

    Hey guys! I finished this short piece recently. Experimenting a lot with this amazing library from Spitfire and im enjoying it so much. Planning to create something longer soon. Its a kinda movie logo music. Comments r welcome.
  33. filipjonathan

    Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds Demo

    Hey guys! Here is a short piece I wrote, featuring Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds, clearly inspired by the phenomenal John Williams. Hope you like it :)
  34. I

    Ólafur Arnalds Felt Piano Demo (original composition)

    Hey Everyone! First time poster here. I thought I'd finally share something after really enjoying the VI:C community for about a year now. Here's a recent composition I made using the Olafur Arnalds Felt Piano. It's a short little piece i wrote on a whim. I bought the OA Composer's Toolkit on...
  35. M

    The AntiHero - Fully BBCSO

    The past few pieces I've posted have been a mixture of BBCSO and other libraries. This time, I wanted to create something entirely with BBCSO. Everything in this track is BBCSO. No extra reverb. It's all the room tone. I used a combination of tree, close wide, balcony, and all spill mics for...
  36. ryevick

    Seeking Spitfire Notation

    I just purchased a few Spitfire libraries, the main one being BBC SO. I have been trying to find out what the best notation/scoring software would be and was/am hoping Presonus Notion 6 would be a good option, especially since I use Studio One 4.5 Pro. I contacted customer support at Spitfire...
  37. ryevick

    Bundled Frustrations

    This is a list of the libraries from Spitfire that I was wanting to purchase over the black weekend but I kind of feel that the email they sent out and the advertisements they sent you about 73% off bundles (plural) and they only have one lame little bundle for that discounted offer, it just...
  38. M

    Spitfire UACC & KS Lemur Template, SCS, SSS and Hans Zimmer Strings

    A little project I’ve been working on... a new UACC and Keyswitch Template for Lemur. • Spitfire Chamber Strings (By Default set to UACC) • Symphonic String work by default as UACC. (By Default set to UACC) • Hans Zimmer Strings (By Default set to Keyswitch) There is also a page dedicated to...
  39. D

    Spitfire plugin (BBC SO, ZIMMER etc) lacks display indicator of current articulation in use

    The BBC SO Plugin library has instruments that sometimes require 3 pages of articulations, each page of course bearing only 8 articulations. So for example for patch Violins1 there are 20 articulations but one has to click through if one happens to be using an articulation not in the first...
  40. dylanlabelle

    BBC SO or Spitfire Studio Orchestra Pro?

    Losing sleep trying to figure out which library will justify the selling of one of my internal organs. I have the Joby Burgess Percussion library as well as Solo Strings and Albion ONE, so the two are neck and neck in my book in terms of utility. Anybody here have experience with both...
  41. Stevie

    Feature Request thread for the Spitfire Audio sample player

    Hey all, I've been using BBC SO for some days now and I really like the sample player. However, feature wise it is still not on par with SA's Kontakt libraries. Therefore I decided to create this FR thread. Because: who could give Spitfire better feedback than the people who use it? This...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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.