Spitfire Audio Releases Appassionata Strings

Get John Williams with Appassionata strings from Spitfire Audio hailed as the “next generation of stringed string instruments.”

Registered with Air Studios, Appasionata Strings aims to solve various problems you encounter when composing legato strings. Without a real orchestra, this is as close as you can get to the real thing you’d get.

Recorded at Air Studios, Spitfire follows in the footsteps of The Crown, James Bond, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, the Gladiator, and many more.

Spitfire Appassionata Strings are designed to create long, flowing tonal lines. The product sits seamlessly alongside other AIR libraries in Spitifre such as Spitfire Symphonic and Chamber Strings. Ultimately, these legacy chains require minimal tweaking.

The main ‘combined’ patch is characterized by a combination of zigzag, curved, and intense Sul I periods (Sul I only available in V1, V2, and Celli) with alternating repetition-based attacks. These technologies provide five dynamic layers that deliver incredibly smooth and expressive performance, four round robin attacks, wiggles, and speed-controlled shifting between inherited species.

All this is made possible with the new “Impulse Legato” recording technology.

Spitfire Appassionata Chains

This new library of The Legatos series consists of a bar of size “8,6,6,6,4”, in which realistic re-curvature and exclusive performance style are shown.

What do Appassionata strings look like?

As the dust settles – Blakus

Coming Home Again – Luke Olney

What does it contain?

Violin 1 (8)

  • Draw (combo)
  • legato (slurred)
  • Bearing
  • Peek attack
  • hairpin (short)
  • hairpin (medium)
  • hairpin (repo)

Violin 2 (6)

  • Draw (combo)
  • legato (slurred)
  • Bearing
  • Peek attack
  • hairpin (short)
  • hairpin (medium)
  • hairpin (repo)

Violas (6)

  • Draw (combo)
  • legato (slurred)
  • Bearing
  • Peek attack
  • hairpin (short)
  • hairpin (medium)
  • hairpin (repo)

Silos (6)

  • Draw (combo)
  • legato (slurred)
  • Bearing
  • Peek attack
  • hairpin (short)
  • hairpin (medium)
  • hairpin (repo)

rules (4)

  • Draw (combo)
  • legato (slurred)
  • Bearing
  • Peek attack
  • hairpin (short)
  • hairpin (medium)
  • hairpin (repo)

mixes

  • Mix 1 – A well-balanced mix that perfectly blends the hall’s cinematic sound with subtle instrumental detail.
  • Mix 2 – Great cinematic mix that allows the hall to really speak.
  • Mix 3 – A tighter mix that shows more tools.
  • Mix 4 – A more intimate but very classic combination.

Mix

  • Nearby
  • Tree
  • ambient
  • stereo room
  • middle
  • close the tape
  • outrigger

term

  • Legato (Combo): Basic Legato Technique – a combination of intrusive, curved, and intense Sul I breaks with repetition-based alt attacks. (With Vibrato, 5 Dye, 4 RR, speed-controlled switch between Legato types)
  • Legato (Slurred): Slurred inheritance, with multiple dynamics of nested spacers and recursion-based alt attacks. (This is a split from the main combo patch)
  • Sustainability: Note sustainable, recorded in 5 separate dynamics. Cnn is played in polyphony
  • PEEK ATTACK: A short, polished bow, perfect for accentuating notes.
  • Hairpin (short): A short hairpin that uses alternate attacks.
  • Hairpin (Medium): A medium hairpin that uses the body of alternate attacks.
  • Hairpin (rebow): A long hairpin, characterized by the alteration of the bow used to capture the sustain

What then?

Exclusive offer:

Owners of Spitfire Symphony Strings, Spitfire Chamber Strings, Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolution, and Symphonic Movements will receive a 35% off recommended retail price.

How much is it?

Spitfire Appassionata Strings are now released and cost £149 on promotion until 10 February 2022. Regular retail price after 10 February is £199.

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author Britney Young
Jan 21 2022

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