Spitfire Audio has released Chamber Strings Professional For The Kontakt Player Platform with string articulations and techniques taken from recordings of 16 of the finest strings players playing the finest instruments at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary AIR Studios.
For some musicians, the word ‘chamber’ can conjure up mental images of white wigs and harpsichords; however, in modern vernacular it simply describes a group of instruments that is smaller than a symphony orchestra — anything from a quartet to 40-odd players. Placed into the context of strings, it is generally taken to mean a medium-sized ensemble encompassing five sections — 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos, and basses. Spitfire undertook some experiments to answer questions like: How small can we go before it no longer sounds like a string section? Turns out that 4, 3, 3, 3, 3 was the magic number — namely, four 1st Violins, three 2nd Violins, three Violas, three Cellos, and three Basses to provide that sought-after Widescreen Hollywood sound with a clarity and ability that can be harder to articulate with larger-sized string libraries.
Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional has been created to enhance and provide greater flexibility to the core patches from Spitfire Chamber Strings with four additional microphones available for all techniques (excluding Ensembles), encompassing warm close ribbon (Cr), close stereo pair (St), and gallery (G) signals, as well as outrigger (O) signals on all techniques with the essential CTA (close tree ambient) for added warmth, creating CTAO for the ‘classic Spitfire’ setup. In addition, fine (F), medium (M), and broad (B) stereo mixes by award-winning engineer Jake Jackson are available for all techniques (excluding Ensembles) for great-sounding mixes with low CPU usage. This expansion contains over 150 GB of additional content to help users — professional or otherwise — make more of what was started with Spitfire Chamber Strings.
There are over 244 articulations, including 38 Short(s), 53 Long(s), 19 FX, and 45 extraordinary Legato patches perfectly programmed by renowned UK composer Andrew Blaney are all present and correct in Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional. All are recorded with multiple round robins, dynamic layers, and now presented with seven versatile microphone positions. In addition to each individual section.
Introductory Offer Until May 10th 2018
Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional can be purchased and digitally downloaded (as 312.0 GB of uncompressed .WAV files, featuring 242,323 samples) for a time-limited introductory promo price of
- £799.00 GBP (inc. VAT)
- $899.00 USD
- €899.00 EUR (inc. VAT)
Normal pricing After May 10th 2018
- £899.00 GBP (inc. VAT)
- $999.00 USD
- €999 EUR (inc. VAT)
Crossgrade Offer for Spitfire Chamber Strings Owners
Customers who purchased Spitfire Chamber Strings before April 26, 2018 are eligible to crossgrade to Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional by simply adding it to their cart, which will intelligently calculate the crossgrade price and there is an extra-special crossgrade price is available until May 10, 2018.
Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional needs Native Instruments’ free Kontakt Player (5.5 or higher) which is included in the purchase — to run as a fully NKSTM (Native Kontrol Standard) supporting plug-in instrument for Mac (OS X 10.10, 10.11, or macOS 10.12 and above) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.