The Collection brings together Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations and all Selections released so far, everything you need to create world-class cinematic scores. All recorded in the world’s most celebrated recording location Abbey Road's Studio One — from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, to Harry Potter and Avengers: Endgame — the sound of cinema.
This series delivers a complete 90–piece symphonic orchestra captured in the same way your favourite composer would: unmistakable acoustics, exceptional players, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones. Offering strings, brass and woodwinds grouped into ensembles for instant playability, and completed by an exciting cinematic percussion section, all housed in our award-winning dedicated plug-in.
Alien vs Gremlins — Christian Henson (0:00 / 2:52)
Gravity Chase — Paul Thomson (0:00 / 2:32)
Nearing The Dark Gates (Feat. Abbey Road ONE) — Paul Thomson (0:00 / 2:02)
Power Game (Feat. Abbey Road Foundations & Legendary Low Strings) — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:50)
Power Game (ft. Abbey Road Foundations & Sparkling Woodwinds) — Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 1:50)
There is magic in the air at Abbey Road Studios – the essence of countless incredible film scores that have been recorded there. While Abbey Road is best known for legendary recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Florence + The Machine and many others, Abbey Road Studio One has been at the forefront of film music for decades – providing the emotion, mood and magic for many of the most successful films ever made.
This unique room has played host to numerous notable film scores, spanning Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams), Hollow Man (Jerry Goldsmith), and Aliens (James Horner), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Howard Shore), several Harry Potter scores, King Arthur (Hans Zimmer), and Gravity (Steven Price) through to more recent game and films releases such as the multi-award-winning The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat), Black Panther (Ludwig Göransson), 1917 (Thomas Newman), Avengers: Endgame (Alan Silvestri), Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Gordy Haab & Stephen Barton), Uncharted 3 (Greg Edmonson), Halo 4 (Neil Davidge), and Final Fantasy XV (Yoko Shimomura).
At Spitfire Audio, our approach is to always record sample libraries in the same way that film scores are recorded, and this release is no exception. Abbey Road One puts the same first-call musicians used on globally-successful movies at your fingertips – a 90-piece symphonic orchestra playing priceless instruments, all recorded by multi GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, Hugo, Harry Potter) and the legendary Abbey Road equipment.
Perfect for writing orchestral film, TV and game scores, Abbey Road One gives you all access to the whole orchestra – strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion — capturing the key set of orchestral sounds that composers use the most. The stunningly orchestrated pairings of instruments, found in the small Selections libraries, take inspiration from classic scores captured in Abbey Road's Studio One. These are delivered in easy-to-use patches of incredible quality, also featured are the Legatos which have been produced by Spitfire's in house development team using all-new technology. Watch the walkthroughs to hear these sounds in action.
Abbey Road One: Orchestra Foundations is the core of this package, comprised of strings (16, 14, 12, 10, 8), brass (four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, two bass trombones, one contrabass trombone, one tuba, and one contrabass tuba); and woodwinds (piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, one cor anglais, two clarinets, one bass clarinet, two bassoons, and one contrabass bassoon); and percussion, performed by three players on a stunning selection of instruments.
Organised into ensembles (sections of instruments), Abbey Road One springs out of the box, pre-orchestrated – helping you sketch your musical ideas quickly and easily. You do not need to understand the detailed inner workings of the orchestra to create stunning compositions.
Strings are split into Low and High, brass into Low, Horns and Trumpets and woodwind into Low and High. There is a stunning and unique selection of percussion, as well as a stirring full symphonic orchestral patch – all recorded together in the room at the same time. All these patches are intuitive to use and instantly effective, helping you just let your creativity flow.
With a beautiful, modern design, Abbey Road One is housed in our award-winning plug-in, which loads directly into all major DAWs (VST2, VST3, AU, AAX & NKS-compatible) without the need for any additional software. Easy to use, intuitive and inspiring, our plug-in has been designed by composers, for composers.
The Collection brings together Orchestral Foundations and all available Selections, providing you with even more articulations, legato patches and mic positions. Deep, powerful cello and bass sections. Fast, flowing, flute and piccolo. Tuba, horns, glockenspiel and more. Everything you need to create cinematic scores, inspired by your favourite blockbuster movies.
Create soaring and regal melodies with this set of masterful performances captured in Abbey Road’s iconic Studio One.
Performed by London’s first-call session players, Grand Brass offers you exceptional performances of horns and tuba, as well as the idiomatic pairing of horns and cellos, beautifully orchestrated to allow you to create moving, stately, and momentous melodic lines. This diverse collection of techniques, including shorts, powerful longs, purposeful swells, and Spitfire Audio’s new easy-to-use legato patches, are essential for creating heroic drama and distinctive themes, all recorded in the iconic space of Studio One.
Grand Brass is available to purchase as a stand-alone library or as a brilliant addition to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations. You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30% - Learn More.
Create impact and intrigue with epic low-string performances inspired by classic legend and fantasy films. This self-contained, stand-alone library will add that unmistakable Abbey Road magic to your compositions. It also makes the perfect accompaniment to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.
Deep, powerful, and even threatening, Cello and Bass sections from London’s leading players provide you with incredibly detailed and beautifully orchestrated performances. A range of versatile patches including marauding short notes, powerful longs, and Spitfire Audio’s new easy-to-use legato patches, enhancing vitality and realism still further.
You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30% - Learn More.
Evoke a warm and mysterious air in your compositions with this alluring accompaniment to Abbey Road’s iconic Studio One. Whether soft and unsettling, challenging and dynamic, or somewhere in between, these reeds are great for adding a regal tone to orchestral compositions as well as creations of any genre seeking to incorporate magical and bewildering textures.
A departure from your standard, ‘pretty’ woodwind orchestration, these reeds — pairings of 2 Oboes & 2 Clarinets, and 2 Clarinets & 2 Bassoons — deliver an intriguing alternative for a darker, more mystical sound utilised by the crème de la crème of Abbey Road film composers. The enquiring tones of this selection effortlessly inspire intricate voicings to augment your arrangements with enduring, enigmatic emotion.
From the wistful main theme of Braveheart to the thunderous horn section used in The Batman original theme, as well as countless other themes spanning the entire history of cinema, the horn has proven itself to be the irreplaceable heart of orchestral scoring. Horns play myriad roles, from chorale accompaniment to strings, through to punchy main themes that transcend anything the rest of the orchestra has to offer.
The first of our Film Scoring Selections to feature two legatos, this library provides an agile section of eight horns, capable of going from speedy playing with fast run articulations across dynamics to slower, stately and more lyrical performances all with the sound of cinema - Abbey Road Studio One and London’s A-list players - right out of the box.
Enter the room most composers can only dream of: Studio One at Abbey Road. Unparalleled and exclusive access to the world’s most celebrated recording location for movie music — from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, to Harry Potter and Avengers: Endgame — it doesn’t get more iconic.
In our first collaboration with Abbey Road Studios, we recorded a complete 90–piece symphonic orchestra the same way your favourite composer would: unmistakable acoustics, exceptional players, award-winning sound engineers and priceless microphones. Strings, brass and woodwinds are grouped into ensembles for instant playability, completed by an exciting cinematic percussion section, all housed in our award-winning dedicated plug-in.
Create magical, lyrical woodwind lines with this brilliant set of performances captured in Abbey Road’s iconic Studio One. This self-contained, stand-alone library will add that unmistakable Abbey Road magic to your compositions. It also makes the perfect accompaniment to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.
This stunningly orchestrated woodwind section, performed by London's leading session players, lets you create everything from beautiful, reflective passages to sprightly runs using our new, easy-to-use legato patches. This new selection includes the classic movie pairing of woodwinds and glockenspiel, adding energy and intrigue to your score and allowing you to lose yourself in the magical world of woodwinds. And with our new methods for capturing these legato performances, the virtual instruments are vital and alive.
You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30%.
Establish signature themes with this heroic accompaniment to Abbey Road’s Studio One. With particular focus on lead lines and fanfare, this inimitable trumpet collection offers commanding presence without being piercing or clichéd.
The ‘Thematic’ in the name suggests infinite possibilities for developing narrative structure within your compositions, paired with the exquisite acoustics of this fabled studio, propel this brass offering above and beyond. From valiant, emotive tropes to menacing, antagonistic identifiers, this robust library delivers a vast array of thematic potential.
Featuring London’s first-call session players, Thematic Trumpets is both a riveting asset as well as an enduring addition to the Abbey Road One collection.
Add brilliance and colour to your themes with this set of masterful performances captured in Abbey Road’s legendary Studio One.
Featuring London’s first-call session players, Vibrant Reeds offers dazzling oboes and clarinets as well as the evocative pairing of oboes and cor anglais, a classic cinematic sound heard on countless scores. With essential and unique techniques such as longs, staccatos, mordents, and Spitfire’s new easy-to-use legato patches, you have everything you need to create scores ready for the big screen.
Vibrant Reeds is available to purchase as a stand-alone library or as a powerful addition to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations. You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30% - Learn More.
Fast, flowing, and fun flute and piccolo performances, with dazzling legato patches, captured within the cinematic acoustics of Abbey Road Studio One. This stand-alone, self-contained library will bring that distinctive Abbey Road magic to your compositions. It also makes the perfect accompaniment to Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.
The classic pairing of flutes and piccolo, doubling an octave higher, performed by London’s first-call session players, is presented here as pre-orchestrated patches giving you instant access to an immediately recognisable sound as heard in scores by John Williams, John Powell and countless others. The library offers essential articulations, including stunning legatos, longs, staccatos, and marcatos, as well as major and minor mordents. There’s everything you need to create beautiful, flowing lines and incredibly agile, scurrying flurries of sound.
You can also purchase this as part of Abbey Road One: The Collection and save 30%.