Spitfire Audio has announced Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional, an ensemble of orchestral libraries curated for blockbuster media compositions.
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The collection includes “Professional” editions of the Symphonic Strings, Brass and Woodwinds libraries. Each adds more signals and microphone positions to choose from, along with mixes from veteran engineer Jake Jackson (WandaVision, It: Part 2)
The sessions for each pack took place at the Lyndhurst Hall of London’s AIR Studios. Users get the reigns over eight microphone positions, offering strings, brass and woodwinds captured in a resonant environment.
Spitfire co-founder Paul Thomson had this to say about the importance of the environment for the sessions: “The room is bound to the sound of the players; the players respond to the room; the instruments vibrate in sympathy with the room. It’s really one wonderful, virtuous circle.”
On what Symphony Orchestra Professional has to offer media composers, he added: “A no- expense-spared production with the same players playing through the same mics, the same preamps, and same desk through onto tape will get you the sound of The Crown, The Dark Knight, and Gladiator. If that’s the film score sound that you want then this is absolutely the collection for you.”
Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional is offered at £1,299/$1,499/€1,499 – 50 per cent less than it would to get each Professional pack individually. As you might expect, this all amounts to a hefty download size – 755.5 GB to be exact – so for an $200, you can get it on a 1TB hard drive for instant playability.
Learn more at spitfireaudio.com