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    Q. What gear and software do I need for sample-based soundtracks?

    I'm looking for advice as to what I should be considering as my next move, to give me the 'oomph' for creating music that uses the best sample libraries for orchestra...

    Sound Advice Aug 2020
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    Spitfire Audio Alex Epton Entropy

    Plug‑in Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Spitfire's literature describes Entropy as delivering post-industrial soundscapes...

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Spitfire Audio Albion Neo

    Sample Library

    Spitfire's latest Albion library heads north in search of new scoring directions.

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Spitfire Audio Ólafur Arnalds Stratus

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Stratus centres around a collection of phrases, polyrhythmic patterns and textures performed by a pair of Yamaha Disklavier felt-dampened, self-playing upright pianos.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra sample library

    Spitfire expand BBC Symphony Orchestra range

    Lighter, more affordable versions released

    Spitfire have condensed their massive BBC Symphony Orchestra instrument into two lighter versions — one of which could cost you nothing at all...

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    Spitfire Audio Percussion Swarm

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. If you're used to old-school percussion libraries consisting largely of single hits on individual instruments, this collection may come as a pleasant surprise.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Spitfire Audio Hauschka Composer Toolkit

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Recorded in Berlin's all-analogue Vox-Ton Studios, this library is based on a collection of prepared piano multisamples created by film composer and sound designer Volker Bertelmann

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    Spitfire Audio Kepler Orchestra

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. The brainchild of Spitfire's Paul Thomson, Kepler Orchestra was inspired by the idea of contrasting rhythmic subdivisions that move in and out of sync like orbiting planets.

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    Spitfire's new string library is only available for a limited time.

    Spitfire Audio introduce limited-edition Aperture library

    New string library will be available for one weekend only!

    Spitfire's new Aperture strings library layers intimate Solo and Symphonic sample layers to highly creative effect — but you'll have to move fast...

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    Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra sample library

    Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Sample Library

    Spitfire Audio join forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the celebrated Maida Vale Studios. Is this the best of British?

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Spitfire Audio's latest great leap forward — BBC Symphony Orchestra.

    Introducing BBC Symphony Orchestra... by Spitfire Audio

    First fruits announced of three-year collaboration with the BBC's oldest orchestra

    Spitfire Audio has announced a new orchestral library capturing the sound of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Now with updated info from the launch!

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    Spitfire Audio's new Orbis library/virtual instrument.

    Spitfire go around the world with Orbis

    New music library celebrates the incredible work of David Fanshawe

    Spitfire Audio's new library/virtual instrument is based on the extraordinary field recordings of engineer and composer David Fanshawe (1942-2010).

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    Spitfire Audio British Drama Toolkit

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. British Drama Toolkit consists of eight solo string and woodwind instruments separately recorded from two mic positions in a purpose-built dry stage at Spitfire's HQ.

    Reviews Aug 2019
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    Spitfire Audio Ambient Guitars

    Sample Library

    Spitfire's Ambient Guitars takes the humble six-string into new and uncharted sonic territory.

    Reviews Aug 2019
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    Spitfire Audio London Contemporary Orchestra Textures

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 5/5 Stars. Spitfire have taken a series of common instruments (such as strings, percussion and classical singers) and combined them in ethereal fashion with less commonly encountered sound sources...

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    Spitfire Audio Studio Orchestra

    Sample Library

    Spitfire Audio get intimate with their new studio-recorded orchestral sample libraries.

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    The unusual venue for the recording of Spitfire Audio's unconventional new orchestral library, LCO Textures — a disused US Air Force jet engine testing hangar in rural Suffolk, England, with a natural 10-second reverb and built-in ultra-soundproofing!

    Spitfire on a roll with new orchestral releases

    Final parts of Studio Orchestra Library released, alongside groundbreaking LCO Textures library

    The final parts of Spitfire's Studio Orchestra Library are released, as well as the groundbreaking (and much less conventional) LCO Textures library.

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    Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre Choir

    Sample Library

    A chance meeting with a leading choral composer sparked a major new Spitfire library.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Spitfire Audio launch their first choir library

    British sample makers turn to Grammy-winning composer/conductor Eric Whitacre

    While Spitfire Audio tools have become a go-to for composers when it comes to orchestral sound libraries...

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    Spitfire Audio Grand Cimbalom

    Kontakt Instrument

    This large hammered dulcimer library runs on the full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 and higher (though not on the free Kontakt player), occupies 2.6GB of disk space and costs less than 50 quid.

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Spitfire go for more versatile sound with Studio Strings

    New library recorded in Air Studio One by award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes

    For the recording of Spitfire’s brand new Studio Strings virtual instrument, the British sample makers have...

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