FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS & SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS PROFESSIONAL
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS AND SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS PROFESSIONAL?
Spitfire Studio Brass features 8 essential instrument patches with 130 articulations to choose from, all available with the default Decca Tree microphone position. With Professional, you have access to 9 more instruments, 260 articulations, as well as seven extra unique microphone positions and two stereo mixes:
- 8 Instruments
- 4 Solo instruments
- Tree 1
- Up to 4 round robins
Spitfire Studio Brass Professional — all of the above, plus:
- 17 Instruments
- 13 Solo instruments
- Close 1, Close 2, Tree 1, Tree 2, Ambients, Outriggers, Mix 1 and 2
WHEN IS THE REST OF THE STUDIO ORCHESTRA RANGE COMING?
IS THERE A CROSSGRADE PATH TO SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS PROFESSIONAL?
Yes, the upgrade price is simply the price difference between the two products at the point of purchase. Add Spitfire Studio Brass Professional to your cart, and it will intelligently calculate your crossgrade price. Make sure you’re logged in first!
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC BRASS?
Recorded in Studio One at Air instead of Lyndhurst Hall, where we recorded the Symphonic range, this library offers a more controlled sound - instantly more focused and detailed - compared to the legendary lush and vibrant reverb of ‘The Hall’. This can’t be achieved in Symphonic Brass, without having a lot more players. Unlike Spitfire Symphonic Brass, Spitfire Studio Brass Professional also has two more instruments — the Piccolo Trumpet, and the Euphonium — and two individual french horn and trumpet soloists, rather than one.
WHEN DOES THE INTRO PROMOTIONAL PRICE END?
IF I UPGRADE TO STUDIO BRASS PROFESSIONAL FROM SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS, DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE SAME SAMPLES TWICE?
Yes, they are separate libraries which appear separately in the Spitfire Audio App and are installed and registered separately with Native Instruments.
IS SPITFIRE STUDIO BRASS AVAILABLE WITH AN EDUCATIONAL DISCOUNT?
Yes, this library will be available with an educational discount.
WHAT IS A DRY LIBRARY?
A ‘dry’ library is recorded in a room with little to no reverberance and without any natural hall response. A great benefit to using a dry library is that you will have much more control and flexibility in how you choose to process the samples.
WHAT ARE A2 OR A4 PATCHES?
In notation, a2 or a4 markings signify that a part should be played with a specific number of players in unison. In Spitfire Studio Brass, all a2 or a4 patches were recorded exactly like this; with 2 or 4 players at the same time. The result is a great deal more realism than artificially ‘stacking’ soloists, due to the way the room responds to each section.
HOW IT WORKS
Luke talks us through the user interface controls for Spitfire Studio Brass Professional.