Abbey Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
  • Time to read: 13 min.

The next version of Iconic Strings is finally here. Abbey Road Two has been released to the public, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! The sound of five of London’s best string players is captured on Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings (V1, V2, Va, Cello, Bass).

Abbey Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings

The two producers Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios of this virtual instrument have taken great care in making sure that this second installment is even better than the first. With a full orchestra at their disposal, they were able to produce an amazing sound that would make any composer proud.

Do you want to add a unique string sound to your compositions?

The inclusion of a unique string sound can really add something special to your compositions. Whether you’re looking to add some extra depth or create a completely new soundscape, strings can be a great way to do it.

There are a lot of different ways to go about adding strings to your tracks, so it’s important to experiment and find what works best for you. One option is to use a string sample from a source like a field recording or sample library.

Another is to use synthesis to create your own custom sounds. And finally, you can also record live strings in the studio. Whichever approach you take, the important thing is to have fun and experiment until you find something that sounds great. With a little effort, you can easily add a new level of sophistication to your music. We highly recommend giving Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings a try. It’s an amazing virtual instrument that will add some serious power to your tracks!

Iconic Strings is the first sample library ever created that captures the sound of Abbey Road’s Studio Two. This historic recording room has been used by some of the most famous musicians in history, including The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Now you can use this same iconic string sound in your own music!

Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings is a unique and innovative string library that has been developed from the heart of music. The sound design will add life to your projects with its rich, emotional quality – it’s waiting for you in there!

Abbey Road’s Studio Two

The string section of Abbey Road was a landmark in music history. The iconic recording studio, located on London’s west side and built back in 1931 has been home to many legendary performances over time including “New York – Live” by Beatle John Lennon way back when he released his first album with Imagine Peace Collective at just 20 years old!

Studio Two is a one-of-a-kind recording studio. The sonic fingerprint that it creates simply cannot be replicated elsewhere. It’s an amazing place to record strings, and that is why Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios have teamed up to create this unique library.

The producers of Iconic Strings took their time in making sure that the sounds were perfect. They traveled all over the world, recording different string sections in order to get the best sound possible.

Vintage Signal Path Blended with Modern Professional Studio Gear

Get ready for a new sound experience with this compilation of some iconic strings. Through the use of modern and rare vintage microphones, mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Sam Okell you’ll be able to hear what it’s like on an international scale!

The Vintage mixes are a perfect representation of what many people think about when they hear Studio Two – an analog paradise with the sound coming from centuries-old equipment.

This is your chance to create a piece that’s as iconic and historic as it gets! Compose with the renowned Abbey Road signal path, which has featured in countless recordings by artists like The Beatles.

For those looking for a more flexible approach to their signal chains, the Professional edition of Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings offers 12 signals including 2 modern mixes and 8 microphone positions (modern and vintage microphones).

Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings Professional Mic and Mixes 

For anyone who loves music, the sound of a well-played string instrument is an iconic and magical experience. The Iconic Strings Professional Mic & Mixes allows people to enjoy that amazing sound anywhere, anytime. This portable studio gives users the ability to record and mix their own musical compositions with professional-grade equipment.

The Iconic Strings Professional Mic & Mixes includes a microphone, an amplifier, and a set of high-quality headphones. It also comes with a software program that makes it easy to edit and mix tracks. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, the Iconic Strings Professional Mic & Mixes is a great way to create your own music.

Professional users can dive into the Abbey Road mic cupboard, covering all essential positions and more with rare vintage mics. These include some of Neumann’s most famous items–647s, KM54s, and M50s used on those iconic sessions from the ’60s.

The Professional Users section is designed for those who are serious about their audio output: it offers customization options that go well beyond what’s available elsewhere in your DAW —from adjusting your microphone type to honing a sound uniquely tailored just for you!

The sound of creativity is just a click away

The option to have more than one mic at once for variety provides many sonic options that can be used in your final mix and create an idea that may not even exist without this product. (Pro only)

The Vintage Mix is a throwback to the days when music was more than just noise. It’s been said that this recording captures everything from drums and guitar riffs, piano tunes with soulful vocals – it has something for everyone!

Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings Core Vs Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings Professional

Abbey Road Two comes in two different sizes, with the smaller option being Core at 46GB. However, if you want all of its iconic strings then go for Pro which weighs 292 gigs!

The Core editions have a total of 107 articulations (80 individual + 12 Ensemble). The pro version comes with 112 different Articulations, (85 Individual + 12 Ensemble).

The core offers no portamento in the legato articulations, while the pro offers portamento in legato articulations.

Non-profit organization: Mics Matter

I did see a funny comment in a forum, to give it a spin: Mics Matter is a non-profit organization that encourages people to get involved in making music, by teaching them how with free venues across the globe. Non-profit organizations are important because they help those who don’t have any resources or knowledge on what it takes for success as an artist.

Still, for me, a variety of mix positions and mixes make a huge difference and increase the flexibility of a library.

Modern and Vintage Microphones

In the world of audio, there are two main types of microphones: digital and analog. Analog microphones have been around for centuries, and they work by converting sound waves into electrical signals. This type of microphone is typically more durable and less expensive than digital models.

However, analog microphones can produce static and other unwanted noise, making them less ideal for recording music or other sensitive audio. Digital microphones, on the other hand, use a process called Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) to convert sound waves into digital data. This data can then be stored on a computer or other digital device. Digital microphones are often more accurate than analog models, but they can be more expensive and fragile.

Whether you’re looking for a microphone for live performances or studio recording in the world of audio, there are two main types of microphones: digital and analog. Analog microphones have been around for centuries, and they work by converting sound waves into electrical signals. This type of microphone is typically more durable and less expensive than digital models. However, analog microphones can produce static and other unwanted noise, making them less ideal for recording music mentally,

Included microphone positions and mixes do matter when you need a different tone and vibe for your track or background music.

The biggest difference is in the available microphone signals two with core and 12 with the pro version. The pro version also includes advanced and simple mix views and 5 microphone groups (pro only).

Besides the portamento in the legato articulations, the main difference for me and a reason to select the pro version is that the pro version includes more mic and additional mixes.

How to Make an Epic Album and Score?

You might be surprised to learn that making an epic album doesn’t require a large budget or a professional studio. In fact, all you really need is a vision and a bit of creativity. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

First, it’s important to choose the right genre for your project. If you’re aiming for an epic sound, then you’ll want to steer clear of pop or hip-hop. Instead, focus on genres like classical, rock, or metal. These genres tend to be more cinematic and can provide the perfect backdrop for your story.

Next, you’ll need to create compelling melodies and arrangements. This is where having a vision comes in handy. Once you have a clear idea of what a little bit of hard work and a lot of creativity, you can create an epic album that rivals the best Hollywood scores.

With the help of Abbey Road Two – Iconic Strings you’ll be able to make your own epic soundtrack. The players are very skilled with their instruments, and they have been recorded in a way that only an iconic recording studio would know-how!

You can easily find all sorts of great projects for this composition-ready pack, including albums like “Spectre” by Sam Smith or even movies such as “Jurassic World” where this library was used extensively throughout the score.

Thanks to Spitfire Audio’s extensive knowledge about virtual string libraries, there is no better place than here when it comes time to bring out those high-quality orchestral elements into your compositions. You will not regret making changes on that next album or film score!

The most important thing about making an epic album is the music. It should be something that speaks to the soul, that gets under your skin and makes you feel. The lyrics should be powerful and emotive, telling a story that resonates with the listener.

The production should be huge and sweeping, with grandiose arrangements and stirring orchestrations. But most importantly, the album should have a cohesive vision, one that ties all of the elements together into a powerful whole. By following these steps, you can create an album that is truly epic in scope and ambition.

Abbey Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings

Unique Sonic Character & Performance

The sonic character of an instrument is determined by its size, shape, and materials. The size and shape of an instrument affect its resonant frequencies, which in turn alters the harmonics that are produced when the instrument is played.

The materials an instrument is made from also affect its sound. For example, a wooden flute has a different timbre than a metal one. In addition to its sonic character, an instrument’s performance is also determined by how it is made.

The way an instrument is constructed can impact its playability, durability, and even how it produces sound. As a result, the sonic character and performance of an instrument are both heavily influenced by its design and construction.

Iconic Strings will give you the sound quality, performance, and unique sonic character of a professional orchestra – all for an affordable price. And with its large range of articulations & techniques included in one package, there is no need to look any further than this library when you’re ready to create something epic!

The library offers music makers the choice between highly detailed composition and new easy-to-use technology that assists in creating their own sound.

When it comes to sonic performance, the unique sonic character is the name of the game. This is what allows one car to stand out from another in a class, or even across classes. It’s what grabs your attention when you first hear about a car startup, and what keeps you coming back for more. It’s the sound of power, and it’s the sound of success. And it all starts with the right engine.

The right engine for unique sonic character & performance is key to achieving the signature sound that will grab attention and turn heads. Otherwise, all you’ll end up with is a generic noise that might as well be coming from any other car on the road. That’s not what anyone wants, and it’s certainly Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings

The sonic character of an instrument is determined by its size, shape, and materials. The size and shape of an instrument affect its resonant frequencies, which in turn alters the harmonics that are produced when the instrument is played.

The materials and instrument is Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings Iconic Strings will give you the sound quality, performance, and unique sonic character of a professional orchestra – all for an affordable price.

Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings Conclusion

When it comes to strings, there is an iconic most famous string sound that can’t be beaten. This rich and special tone has been waiting for years just as you’ve written your next score, trailer, ad, or game score.

Imagine the sound of London’s top-string players, captured down to their finest details. This is what you get with Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings!

Rating: Five out of Five Stars

The music of the famous studio Abbey Road is steeped in rich history and just waiting to become a part of your composition.

The Professional edition offers the most control and customization, featuring 12 signals including 2 modern mixes, 2 vintage mixes as well 8 microphone positions. With this amount of freedom in crafting your performance, it’s easy to find just what you need for any occasion!

The library offers music makers the choice between highly detailed composition and new easy-to-use technology that assists in creating their own sound. With the help of Abbey Road Two – Iconic Strings you’ll be able to make your own epic soundtrack.

The recorded players are very skilled with their instruments, and they have been recorded in a way that only an iconic studio would know-how! You can easily find all sorts of great projects for this composition-ready pack.

Abbey Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings

When it comes to strings, there is an iconic most famous string sound that can’t be beaten. This rich and special tone has been waiting for years just as you’ve written your next score, trailer, ad, or game score.
Imagine the sound of London’s top-string players, captured down to their finest details. This is what you get with Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings!

Thorsten

Summary

The music of the famous studio Abbey Road is steeped in rich history and just waiting to become a part of your composition.
The Professional edition offers the most control and customization, featuring 12 signals including 2 modern mixes, 2 vintage mixes as well 8 microphone positions. With this amount of freedom in crafting your performance, it’s easy to find just what you need for any occasion!
The library offers music makers the choice between highly detailed composition and new easy-to-use technology that assists in creating their own sound. With the help of Abbey Road Two – Iconic Strings you’ll be able to make your own epic soundtrack.
The recorded players are very skilled with their instruments, and they have been recorded in a way that only an iconic studio would know-how! You can easily find all sorts of great projects for this composition-ready pack.

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