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SPITFIRE - Announcing Spitfire Studio Strings! 24 Hours LEFT on Promo Price!

madfloyd

Active Member
So if I'm not mistaken this is available immediately, but there don't seem to be any comments from people who have purchased it...?
 
Hey guys, so maybe someone has a little advice for me... I'm currently saving my pennies for Spitfire Chamber Strings, hopefully to purchase before year's end, if not sooner. I've been craving SCS for a long time and it will help round out my current string options.

So the question is.....would this new lib, Spitfire Studio Strings be a better choice? Is it an apples to apples comparison? Or is the obvious answer..... get them both :)
 

ism

Senior Member
Hey guys, so maybe someone has a little advice for me... I'm currently saving my pennies for Spitfire Chamber Strings, hopefully to purchase before year's end, if not sooner. I've been craving SCS for a long time and it will help round out my current string options.

So the question is.....would this new lib, Spitfire Studio Strings be a better choice? Is it an apples to apples comparison? Or is the obvious answer..... get them both :)
I'm in much the same position and picked up the $200 edition. Playing with it tonight, and the results are really good ... although of course the single fairly dry mic means that you're never really get the full AIR Lyndherst effect of SCS. On the upside, slathering on a bit (actually quite a bit) of Valhalla Room it does seem to mix well with other AIR-L libraries, which has my biggest concern.

So initial impression ... if you really, really want SCS, hold out for SCS if at all possible, as no dry library is going to be the same ... and yet ... this lib really has many of the best qualities of SCS (in addition to its own qualities as a dry library in its own right), including the flautandos, and of course the sound in general ... so ... well I'd argue at the very least that it's a question worth agonizing obsessively.


And if that wasn't a very helpful answer, I'll see if I can post some noodling mixing it with other AIR (lyndhurst) libs at some point.

Fun library though, quite regardless of reverb angst.
 

mgpqa1

Member
Stupid question... is it safe to assume that the two divisi sections are each unique/different sets of recorded samples?
 

Michel Simons

Active Member
BTW, regarding your question, they have a FAQ page which says the upgrade price is simply the price difference.

Edited: oh, but one thing. The price difference would obviously be different during their introductory pricing and their regular pricing. So you'll might want to ask how thats handled.
I seem to remember reading that you pay the price difference that existed at the moment of buying the non-pro version.
 

ysnyvz

Senior Member
Why no Staccato. I only see Spiccato.

Staccato is a basic, and very important articulation to have. I wonder why it was not included.
In reality spiccato doesn't have that wide dynamic range. Spitfire's spiccato is a hybrid of spiccato and staccatissimo. If you have their libraries, start playing same note from lowest velocity to highest. You'll hear slight change of timbre and length around forte dynamic.
 

SpitfireSupport

Customer Experience
Can Spitfire explain something about the walkthrough for the Core Studio Strings?

As I understand it this version is Tree Mics only?

Is this walkthrough of this Mic position? If so why do some patches show a Mic mixer with varying positions between Close and Far in the GUI?
Hi there,

It sounds like you're referring to the 'easy mix' in the simple view, which by default would balance between Close, Tree, and Ambient mics with one fader. As Studio Strings only has the Tree mic available, this will instead control the wetness of the built-in convulution reverb. Everything in the walkthrough is absolutely using the library advertised, as is the case with all of our walkthroughs.

Luke
 
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Lee Blaske

Senior Member
Fantastic sounding library. I'm downloading it right now.

One thing I'm curious about... I sort of thought that since Spitfire went through the trouble and expense of building their own engine (first used for the HZ strings), I'm surprised that they're not using it for this new library. Wonder if there's more to that story. Is it possible that showing they were serious about building their own engine got NI to make some concessions?
 

MrHStudio

Member
Fantastic sounding library. I'm downloading it right now.

One thing I'm curious about... I sort of thought that since Spitfire went through the trouble and expense of building their own engine (first used for the HZ strings), I'm surprised that they're not using it for this new library. Wonder if there's more to that story. Is it possible that showing they were serious about building their own engine got NI to make some concessions?

I suspect it’s about development cycle they started this 3 years ago so had significant work on it before developing the HZ engine Projects starting more recently may well be in the new engine.
 
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