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Something is Coming - Spitfire Thunderbolt

DivingInSpace

Active Member
Was expecting a new product from the announcement, but oh well this is nice too. Not that my broke ass is going to buy anything, and i am not really in need of either of these.
 

SpitfireSupport

Customer Experience
Flash sale on 6 items:
* Hans Zimmer Strings
* British Drama Toolkit
* LCO Strings
* SSS Evo
* Spitfire Percusion
* Alternative Solo Strings

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/thunderbolt/
Remember you can buy these products individually at 40% off or buy all six (or the remaining products in the collection if you already have some of them) at 50% off.

MaxOctane has linked to the collection page but there's more info on the homepage: spitfireaudio.com
 

Justin Robbins

New Member
Does anyone have anything they've done with Alternative Solo Strings? I was always intrigued but it seems very likely to be yet another miss in my solo-strings arsenal.
You'll have to skip around a little bit, but Alternative Solo Strings is the only strings lib I used in this:
I'm new to this world, and still getting used to the library, so take it with a grain of salt.
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
Debating about alternative solo strings, LCOS, and symphonic evolutions, mostly the former.
 
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fretti

Senior Member
Does anyone have anything they've done with Alternative Solo Strings? I was always intrigued but it seems very likely to be yet another miss in my solo-strings arsenal.
It‘s a cool library with some great sounds. Think I used some Dig Spicc sounds from the cello and viola in a „demo“ for British Drama Toolkit, though imo it‘s best used in context or for special sounds (my two cents here:))
 

Ledwick

Member
The alternative sound of Alternative strings is awesome, but could patches like the normal spiccatos and performance legatos be used more traditionally to play fast clean passages like from a classical quartet playing Vivaldi or something? In the walkthrough video at 5:30 Paul Thompson plays a quick legato phrase that sort of sounds traditional. Is this possible with the library? Or are the round robins of even the spiccato patches too unique and different to be used for long consistent phrases?
 

fretti

Senior Member
The alternative sound of Alternative strings is awesome, but could patches like the normal spiccatos and performance legatos be used more traditionally to play fast clean passages like from a classical quartet playing Vivaldi or something? In the walkthrough video at 5:30 Paul Thompson plays a quick legato phrase that sort of sounds traditional. Is this possible with the library? Or are the round robins of even the spiccato patches too unique and different to be used for long consistent phrases?
I‘d say it can be used for that; but afaik ASS has no vibrato control. So while the performance legatos (only violin and cello) can be definitely used for faster stuff (think I tried some Vivaldi out of fun when I first got it) there’s also definitely stuff it can‘t do compared to the „normal“ Solo Strings.

(+you don‘t get the sound of AIR, which might be not too bad for people that like dryer stuff:))
 
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