Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of its Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings sample library, which promises to deliver a “characteristically Scandinavian” sound.
Designed for both aspiring and established media composers writing intimate scores or for those wanting to add more detail and experimental techniques to larger ensembles, Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings samples a 100-piece orchestra with a 56-piece string section, featuring eight string players performing a selection of experimental techniques at Lyndhurst Hall at London’s AIR Studios.
The eight players performed a selection of experimental techniques, carefully positioned antiphon — at opposite ends of the room — creatively captured in an 220.127.116.11.2 arrangement.
As there were no violas involved in the production proceedings, the mid-section of the frequency map was (intentionally) removed from the all newly-recorded results.
Representing the 14th fundamental instalment in Spitfire Audio’s ongoing Originals series, Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings utilises a bespoke Super Close signal method, recorded using clip-on microphones on the bridge of each instrument involved.
There are three recorded signals: Close, created using valve spot microphones (including rare, vintage AKG C12s, Gefell UM75s and Neumann U67s) summed together for an upfront image of the string ensemble, Tree, a Decca Tree microphone arrangement allowing for a spacious sound while capturing the natural resonance of Lyndhurst Hall, and Super Close – featuring DPA clip-on microphones.