Spitfire Audio announce Hans Zimmer Strings
Spitfire Audio took to Facebook live this morning to announce a new library Hans Zimmer Strings, a massive undertaking with a sample set of 344 players recorded in Air studios. The library is touting 147 playing techniques, 234 presets and up to 26 microphone positions. (WT#!)
The library has been announced on pre-order for $599 (reg $799) with all pre-order recipients receiving a special edition book created about the new instrument.
“Hans Zimmer, the Godfather of Orchestral Sampling, came to Spitfire to produce this spectacular innovation; 344 players, AIR Studios… Only technology can allow you to play an ensemble this big. From thundering basslines to glass-like high strings, this is symphonic strings maximised. With the help of design and user experience agency UsTwo (Monument Valley, Headspace, DICE), Hans Zimmer Strings is available as a plugin developed primarily for composers, by composers. Take the dynamic of your scores to levels you’d never imagined with our most ambitious library yet.”
For the library, Spitfire has stepped away from delivering a Kotnakt instrument and instead opted on a standalone plugin (VST2, VST3, AU, AAX) which they worked with UI company UsTwo to create a composition tool that’s easy to use, intuitive and inspiring.
It looks like the instrument comes with custom navigation and very streamlined interface.
Hans Zimmer Strings is available from Spitfire Audio.