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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > July 17 > London Contemporary Orchestra – Strings

London Contemporary Orchestra – Strings

In another twist from the norm, orchestral-sampling pioneer Spitfire Audio brings us a library with modernist tendencies. Dave Gale gets contemporary with strings…
The basic Kontakt GUI, with Violins loaded. Six faders await, offering instantly tempting channel mixing

Orchestral sample libraries have very much come of age. Spitfire Audio has impressed us with both full orchestral libraries and Albion series, and here, it offers another take on sampling orchestral instruments, which will be of particular interest to producers and soundtrack composers alike.

Intimate recording

There’s a certain level of intimacy and abstractness to the sampling. In terms of forces, we are talking about six violins, four violas, three celli and two double basses. Immediately, there is a level of intimacy here which differs from most other orchestral libraries, and a small dry room was used for this sampling session.

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