Checking Out: Abbey Road One Soaring High Strings by Spitfire Audio

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Just a few keystrokes in and you will be grinning from ear to ear!Spitfire Audio has just released the final piece of the puzzle for their Abbey Road One collection: Soaring High Strings! This new addition is perfect for crafting a resonant composition with its harmonious and rich sound, tailored for romantic, lyrical passages without sacrificing high speed runs.

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Checking Out: Abbey Road One Soaring High Strings by Spitfire Audio

Spitfire has finally delivered the final piece of the puzzle for their Abbey Road One collection: Soaring High Strings. Is this legato-focused library enough to satisfy the fans?

Abbey Road One: Soaring High Strings normally sells for $49 from Spitfire Audio

Thoughts

It’s hard not to get an ear-to-ear grin when I load this library and start playing some lines. Spitfire has chosen to record first AND second violins playing in unison for this one (as opposed to octaves), and the result is a very rich and incredibly pleasing sound. The tone is just superb, easily among the best I’ve heard. I compared it side by side with some other libraries playing just first violins, or just second violins, and it makes them sound thin in comparison. Some users may not like the fact they’re “locked in” to playing in unison as opposed to octaves, I think it’s a great choice personally, but I could see the argument that octaves might be more useful. Regardless, we have to keep in mind this is a $49 dollar library. On that fact alone, I think the value presented here is downright stunning.

Facts

Runs in the Spitfire Abbey Road One plugin.
Costs $49 standalone, less if you own others in the Abbey Road One collection.
Downloads at about 8.5 gb.
12 mic positions and mixes, 3 articulations.

Abbey Road One: Soaring High Strings normally sells for $49 from Spitfire Audio

 

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