Spitfire Audio Announces New BBC Orchestra Symphony Collaboration

Spitfire Audio, responsible for some of the best audio tools and plugins for film and TV scoring recently unveiled their new orchestral sound library, BBC Orchestra Symphony Collection – A Universal Starting Point.

If you’re unfamiliar with their work, Spitfire is responsible for a fantastic range of sound libraries in recent years, including their Hans Zimmer drum and piano libraries.

For their next venture, they have teamed up with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to capture what they claim no sound library has before.

A Universal Starting Point is designed, much as the name suggests, to give composers a place to begin scoring in one product, without having to scour through plugins, software or online libraries. 

The library itself has been expertly recorded by the Spitfire Audio team and will include a staggering 200 hours of recordings with over 1,000,000 samples at your disposal.

Each one was carefully recorded at the world-famous Maida Vale studios in London and played by the BBC Orchestra who themselves have a rich history and legendary chemistry when playing in the same room.

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The recordings themselves took place over 84 sessions, with 99 players and 55 instruments.

You’ll have the option of woodwind, brass, strings and percussion and an added level of versatility with 11 different mic positions. 

Spitfire recommends you purchase BBC Symphony Orchestra on their custom 1TB SSD, designed specifically for this product, which will allow you to access the library without having to download anything (see their product page for more information). 

An introductory price is available at £679 until November 7th, at which point the price will increase to £899.

BBC Symphony Orchestra will be available for purchase on October 24th.