Spitfire Originals: Cinematic Frozen Strings offers ‘icy’ options for experimental composers

The instrument features eight string players positioned in an antiphonal arrangement (at two ends of the live room).

Spitfire Originals Cinematic Frozen Strings

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Spitfire’s Cinematic Frozen Strings is set to offer composers a variety of experimental options for their wintery scores and was recorded at “the quietest of levels” in order to create a distinctly raw and ‘icy’ tone.

The instrument is the latest in the Originals series and was recorded with eight-string players in a 2,2,0,2,2 configuration (no violas) in an antiphonal position – meaning players were split to two sides of the live room.

There are three ‘signals’ to choose from: Super Close, which employs DPA clip-on microphones on instrument bridges; Close, which uses tube microphones to capture an upfront delivery, and Tree, which makes use of a Decca tree for a more spacious sound.

UsYou’llers will also be given the option of twelve presets with different string techniques in order to realise their composing vision:

  • Long Flautando CS
  • Long Super Sul Tasto
  • Long Col Legno Tratto
  • Long Sul Tasto > Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto > Flautando
  • Long No Rosin
  • Tremolo CS Sul Pont
  • Harmonic Tremolo
  • Short Brushed Spiccato CS
  • Short Mandolin Pluck
  • Short Col Legno
  • Short Brushed Sul Tasto

Check out Cinematic Frozen Strings in action below:

Like others in the Originals series, you’ll be able to pick this up for $29 – a rather wallet-friendly price to quickly add fresh sounds into your composing arsenal.

Learn more at spitfireaudio.com