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).
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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.
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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