Spitfire Audio has announced the launch of its latest instrument library Appassionata Strings, featuring a collection of soaring and beautiful legatos with what is said to be “the best-sounding, most alive string legato sound available today.”

Infuse your music with more passion than ever before with the best-sounding, most alive string legato sound available today. Ushering in the next generation of highly-detailed string legatos, Spitfire Appassionata Strings has been recorded using our new “Impulse Legato” technique – the culmination of years of intensive research and development at Spitfire Audio HQ. Delivering flowing and emotive lines, these new legatos offer perfectly balanced vibrato, enabling composers to intuitively write in a beautiful, soaring melodic style in stunning detail.

Referencing the aesthetic of classic melodies from the scores of composers like John Williams and Thomas Newman, this medium-sized string band (8,6,6,6,4) delivers a highly sought-after style of performance, with stunningly-realistic rebowing. Crafted from years of sampling experience, Spitfire Appassionata Strings is your ultimate companion for writing with intention, emotion and – most of all – passion.

Spitfire Appassionata Strings features

  • 30 top London string players.
  • 5 discrete dynamic levels (pp, mp, mf, f, ff) with 4 Round Robin ‘Impulse Attacks’.
  • Slurred and Bowed Legato intervals with up to 3 dynamic levels.
  • A unique and intense Sul I available for the Violins 1, Violins 2 and Cellos.
  • Multiple Hairpin types.
  • 11 professional signals, featuring 4 expertly engineered mixes and 7 mic positions.
  • Mic positions: Close, Tree, Ambient, Outrigger, Close Ribbons, Stereo Room, Mids.
  • Recorded in situ using priceless valve and ribbon mics.
  • Neve Montserrat Pre-amps into a Neve 88R desk.
  • Recorded digitally at 96k via 2″ Studer tape.
  • NKS-ready.

The instrument library runs in the dedicated Spitfire Audio App for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX). It is on sale for the intro price of 179 EUR/USD until February 10th, 2022 (regular 249 EUR/USD).

Owners of Spitfire Symphonic Strings, Symphonic Motions, Symphonic Evolutions or Chamber Strings save 35% on RRP during the introductory pricing period.

More information: Spitfire Audio