1. B

    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...
  2. B

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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/
  8. 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/
  9. 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.
  10. 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 :)
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. D

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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.
  28. 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...
  29. 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
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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.
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. BradHoyt

    London Meditation

    Hi all! Any feedback is appreciated. You may hear a few English influences in this one. :)
  41. 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!
  42. 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!
  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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!