The Iconic Sound of Cinema
- Celebrate completion of the Abbey Road One: The Collection with the hugely sought-after high strings section
- Enhance your musical expression and elevate your creative process with romantic, expressive legatos
- Access affordable, high-quality and authentic orchestral sounds, available to any level of music maker
- Unmatched entry to Abbey Road, the world’s most famous recording studio and its unique sound and equipment
Spitfire Audio releases the highly anticipated final addition to their lauded ‘Abbey Road One’ series in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios. The hugely sought-after high strings section, entitled Abbey Road One: Soaring High Strings, offers a harmonious and rich sound, tailored for romantic, lyrical passages without sacrificing high speed runs.
Completing the collection of Spitfire Audio’s most regarded series, the new sample library featuring brand new recordings in Abbey Road’s Studio One, is a blend of 16 1st Violins and 14 2nd Violins that play in unison to create a passionate and lush sonic tapestry, ideal for crafting a resonant composition. There are 12 signals, expertly recorded by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes, and an expressive, slurring legato, ideal for adding emotion to tracks.
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO ONE
Abbey Road’s Studio One is considered one of the finest acoustical spaces in the world and a room most composers can only dream of. Its history has an indelible connection with the scores recorded there, providing emotion, mood, and magic for many of the most renowned and successful films ever made – such classics as Return of the Jedi, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter, and Avengers: Endgame.
With its rich tonality, deep low end, and famed reverb, Studio One’s sound is widescreen and epic. It’s the iconic sound of cinema, and a sound that has been significantly captured in Spitfire Audio’s ‘Abbey Road One’ series.
BUILDING ON ORCHESTRAL FOUNDATIONS
The sonic journey through the ‘Abbey Road One’ series began with the groundbreaking release of Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations; a meticulously crafted 90-piece symphonic orchestra that focused on delivering essential elements such as strings, brass, and woodwinds.
Responding to the feedback from the music-making community, the series has evolved over the years, culminating in the latest addition Abbey Road One: Soaring High Strings to complete the collection. It serves as a standalone sample library, and for those seeking the addition of soaring, romantic legatos, it also seamlessly integrates with Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.
Capturing the essence of how your favourite composer would record, the series has continuously embraced the unmistakable acoustics of Abbey Road Studio One, enlisted exceptional players, employed award-winning sound engineers, and utilised priceless microphones. The result is a seamless experience, empowering music makers to effortlessly weave together their own cinematic masterpieces.
As the series completes, it leaves behind a legacy of tradition and innovative technology that has changed the landscape for composers and music makers alike.
- 16 1st Violins
- 14 2nd Violins
- 3 Techniques – Legato, Long and Short
- 10 mics
- Two Simon Rhodes mixes
- Housed in the Abbey Road One dedicated plug-in
- Download size: ∼8.5GB
Price: £49 / $49 / €49 *
* Purchase as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save – head to the Spitfire Audio website for more details
About Abbey Road Studios (www.abbeyroad.com)
A global music icon and the world’s first purpose-built recording studio, Abbey Road Studios has been home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in music technology for over 90 years. The studios’ phenomenal history encompasses celebrated work by artists from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Fela Kuti, Kate Bush, Oasis and Radiohead to Sam Smith, Florence + The Machine, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse, Little Simz and Adele, as well as scores to films from Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and many of the Harry Potter and Star Wars movies, to Gravity, The Shape of Water, 1917, Black Panther, Tar, Black Widow and Avengers: Endgame.
Since stereo was patented at Abbey Road in 1933, the studios have been home to numerous innovations in recording technology and continue to innovate today with Europe’s first music tech incubator, Abbey Road Red. Abbey Road Studios is part of Universal Music.
About Simon Rhodes (www.abbeyroad.com/engineer/simon-rhodes)
Following a strong musical upbringing and after graduating with an honours Degree in Physics and Music, Simon joined the EMI Abbey Road Studios in 1987. He is now Senior Engineer and is well known throughout the record and film industries.
Simon has a long standing association with various composers including the late James Horner whom he worked with for 18 years on over 40 projects including Avatar, the second highest grossing film of all time.
Simon has also had the pleasure of working with many of the world’s top film composers including John Williams, Thomas Newman, John Debney, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Sylvestri, Trevor Jones, George Fenton, Roque Banos, Brian Tyler, AR Rahman & Elmer Bernstein.
In 2008, Simon was invited to record the famous Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in China. Simon has 4 GRAMMY® Awards and is a Cinema Audio Society winner.
About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)
Spitfire Audio is the leading creator of sounds and sample libraries for music makers, uniting pioneering artists with pioneering sounds and music technology.
Partnering with outstanding affiliates including the world’s most exceptional composers and musicians, celebrated recording studios, Abbey Road and AIR Studios, and the renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra, has cemented Spitfire Audio’s global reputation as the premier music sound library company.
Spitfire Audio records and curates the best sounding virtual instruments, utilising in-house developed music technology and advanced software devices.
Collaborations with a diverse and eclectic set of award-winning composers and artists range from global icon Hans Zimmer, Iceland’s innovative artist composer Ólafur Arnalds, GRAMMY® Award winning choral composer Eric Whitacre, German/Turkish ethereal pop composer Alev Lenz, influential British producer Trevor Horn and Scotland’s ground-breaking percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie through to GRAMMY® Award winning artists including Queen’s Roger Taylor, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, to Nine Inch Nails keyboardist and film composer Charlie Clouser.
Music makers around the globe use Spitfire Audio products in their compositions and through their phenomenal work, research suggests that a major percentage of composers use Spitfire Audio products in their journey to scoring films and projects, including those who have been nominated for and have won Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA, GRAMMY® or César Awards. www.spitfireaudio.com