First Look: Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions by Spitfire Audio
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions deliver a magical sound often times conjuring up sonic ghosts from the overtones in its constantly evolving “Evos”. The library excels with the Evo Grid providing endless customization and the lush, cinematic playback is sure to elevate the scores of many composers.
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First Look: Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions
Spitfire Audio has released the new Kontakt Player instrument Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions. The sample set was originally recorded at Air Studios and released in the Mural Evolutions library (no longer available). The bulk of the Mural library modules were replaced by Spitfire’s Symphony Strings in 2016 pairing down the sample set to it’s most used microphone positions and consolidating the instruments into one easy to navigate Kontakt Player instrument.
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions features the same 60 string players as the Spitfire’s Symphony Strings library, performing 48 “Evos” (very long notes that change or mutate over time) and orchestrated by established contemporary concert composer Ben Foskett.
In this first look video, I play through the mic options and presets that Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions has to offer.
The Evogrid was created for a specific purpose for media composers. As Spitfire Audio Director Paul Thomson explained:
“ . . quite often you need to create music which has a feeling of evolution of movement and excitement, but the director says, ‘We want music that doesn’t really do anything, but want it to evolve’
The library is a pretty amazing tool based around Spitfire‘s Evo Grid engine and offers nearly endless possibilities for creating random-yet-curated evolving textures and “string pads” of the highest sonic and cinematic quality.
I’ll be posting more about the Evo Grid here soon as I have received a few questions from SLR readers.
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions downloads as 27.7 GB. The library is a sample set recorded from a 60 piece string section in Air Studios capturing 48 Evos (very long notes that change over time across the keyboard).
The sample set was performed by 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 12 Violas, 10 Cellos & 8 Basses and orchestrated by Ben Foskett. The library comes with 2 main NKIs, a Main Mics NKI with 4 microphone positions and a Stereo Mics Instrument with 3 microphone options as well as individual NKIs for all currated presets and individual “Evos”.