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SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS adds SOLO CELLO Total Performance patch
Sometimes you need the intimacy and detail of a single voice to rise above the force of an orchestra. Reach for Spitfire Solo Strings, featuring exceptional first-call London virtuosos, ideal for adding individuality and definition to your scores and production.
Solo Strings is designed to stand out, but also to fit in: this entirely new library sits perfectly alongside the Spitfire orchestral ranges, utilizing the same location, peerless signal chain, mic positions and range of articulations that make up the DNA of our high-quality orchestral packages. Single players, recorded in the acoustic luxury of The Hall at AIR Studios, captured on rich sounding 2” tape.
The Legacy of Solo Strings
Six years ago, Spitfire released the original Solo Strings. Since then they revisited these essential instruments. Solo Strings can add individuality and definition to big string writing, as well as capture soaring solos for film, games or pop music. Think of the solo violin in John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List, Fratres by Arvo Pärt, John Corigliano’s Red Violin, or the cello carrying the Game of Thrones theme.
Spitfire Audio launched a free update to SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS — itself featuring first-call London virtuoso single players performing in the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios. The acoustic luxury of which was captured on rich- sounding 2-inch tape to join a long line of outstanding sample-based virtual instrument libraries for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform. Including the sound-specializing British music technology company’s SOLO CELLO Total Performance patch alongside its highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) one.
Soloists are exceptional players, and capturing them on a recording presented unique challenges. Opening the door to a modern, cinematic sound of extended techniques including “Mandolin pizzicato” and “Tremolo whispers”.
Total Performance Patches
The included Total Performance patches (or separate instruments) include all of the techniques needed to create a realistic solo performance. Putting five different types of true legato — fingered legato, bowed legato, and performance legato, plus runs and arpeggios — at anyone’s fingertips. Further features such as spiccato, staccato, tremolo, trills, molto vibrato, progressive vibrato, and non-vibrato (as well as pizzicato and Bartok pizzicato for cello) can be combined together to enable musical phrasing without the need for key-switching. All programmed to react to playing speed and touch. Truly easy to play and highly intuitive, these Total Performance patches (or separate instruments) allow anyone to focus on their composition, without the need to ‘stitch’ together performances.
Putting all that into (performance) practice, then, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS really represents a solid investment as one of Spitfire Audio’s most celebrated sample-based virtual instrument libraries, one which the sound-specializing British music technology company is intent on clearly keeping up to date with while improving upon for the musical benefit of all.
Pricing and Availability
The newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance effectively available for free to existing owners of this superlative-sounding sample-based virtual instrument library that is designed to stand out and also sit perfectly alongside Spitfire Audio’s other orchestral ranges, they are also available to purchase as separate sample-based virtual instrument libraries.
As part of Spitfire Audio’s October Highlight, SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS — now including the highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) and newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patches — is available at an attractive 30%-discounted promo price of £244.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$279.00 USD/ €279.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until October 31, 2019 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of £349.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/ $399.00 USD/€399.00 EUR (inc. VAT)