Whilst both of these products are Symphony sized sections, there are still some significant differences to note when comparing the libraries. This article bullet points a list of key differences between the 2 collections.
Spitfire Symphony Orchestra
- Symphonic Orchestra was recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Hall. This hall is known for it's large and reverberant sound, very modern and "hollywood-esque".
- By default has access to three microphones: Close, Decca Tree, and Ambient.
- Features Soloists and 'a2' for most instruments, as well as additional 'a6' for Brass.
- Many of our other libraries are recorded at AIR in the Lyndhurst Hall, allowing for easy blending.
- Uses Native Instruments' Kontakt to host the libraries.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
- A full Orchestra in one package, presented with our award-winning GUI in it's own dedicated plugin.
- Recorded in the large hall at Maida Vale Studios. The sound is very open and characteristic, but well treated and not as reverberant as AIR Lyndhurst. Think more 'classic' Orchestra rather than instant film score!
- Features Soloists and 'a2/3' for most instruments. Also features 'first desk' players for the String sections, essentially acting as either soloists or as a way of adding definition to the section itself.
- Features the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a world renowned Orchestra of players that perform together regularly. This contributes to a section 'blend' that isn't achieved in other libraries.
- Features a huge number of microphone signals, including the new 'spill' mics, which is the true recorded 'bleed' of other sections. Dialling some of this in can be extremely useful in creating a convincing 3D space.