Spitfire Audio announces the Black Weekend 2022 – running from Thursday 24th November to Wednesday 30th November 2022.
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The Black Weekend

Save up to 75%

Featuring Aperture Cassette Symphony – a revolutionary new orchestra, free when you spend £249 / $299 / 299€ or more

The Black Weekend Sale: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/ 

Thursday, November 24th at 12:00am GMT – Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59 pm GMT 

Composer Clash:

Friday, November 25th at 5 pm GMT

Aperture Cassette Symphony:

RRP £199 / $249 / 249€

Spitfire Audio announces the Black Weekend 2022 – running from Thursday 24th November to Wednesday 30th November 2022.

The Black Weekend will feature three Exclusive bundles with up to a 75% saving, exclusive to this sale, as well as other discounts including 40% off selected Libraries, including BBC Symphony Orchestra Core and Professional, Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra range, and Hans Zimmer Drums. 25% on Individual Libraries, including Albion One and Eric Whitacre Choir, and up to 25% on Libraries released in the last 12 months, such as Polaris and Mercury.

Throughout the Black Weekend, we will be running a daily wheel spin on our website where customers logged into their account get one spin per day with lots of incredible prizes up for grabs, including libraries, gift cards, exclusive bundles, and the Everything Collection.

In addition, the new library Aperture Cassette Symphony – launching on Wednesday, November 23rd at 5 pm GMT – is free to anyone who spends £249 / $299 / 299€ during the Black Weekend. It’s then available to purchase for £199 / $249 / 249€ after the Black Weekend sale finishes.

Arperture Cassette Orchestra


THE TON £99 / $99 / 99€
Fragile String Evolutions
Spitfire Studio Brass Core
Abbey Road One: Sparkling Woodwinds

BLACK WEEKEND CORE £249 / $299 / 299€ *
Alternative Solo Strings
Ambient Guitars
Orchestral Swarm

BT Phobos
Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions
Hauschka Composer Toolkit
Woodwind Evolutions

* Free Aperture Cassette Symphony when you purchase the bundle in full


In addition to the exclusive bundles, there are savings of up to 40% on libraries, detailed below:

  • Save 40% on Selected Libraries
  • Save 25% on Individual Libraries 
  • Save up to 25% on libraries released in the last 12 months

** Exclusions apply [see below & FAQ on the Spitfire Audio website] **

Save 40% on Selected Libraries below:

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Core – A full orchestra, offering a large range of instruments performing all articulations, with one mix signal. BBCSO Core has been designed for composers wanting to create instantly professional-sounding orchestral music, without taking up too much hard drive space
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional – The Professional edition is the definitive, comprehensive collection for writing professional, world-class orchestral music, featuring 67 different instrument presets recorded on world-class Millennia preamps, including groups and soloists, and 468 techniques, including 45 legatos, for each melodic instrument — as well as a staggering 20 signals
  • Spitfire Studio Strings Core – An incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library. Recorded at the crisp and vibrant setting of AIR Studio One, it offers fellow composers a string library with depth, detail, and focus all at once
  • Spitfire Studio Strings Professional – The Professional edition opens the door to peerless detail and control — five extra mics, two extra mixes, large band (, and divisi for each section
  • Spitfire Studio Woodwinds Core – An incredibly versatile pro-end dry stage sample library, featuring 143 articulations across 11 instruments, including seven solo – all recorded to a Decca tree rig featuring Schoeps microphones
  • Spitfire Studio Woodwinds Professional – The Professional edition offers you all of this, plus extra instruments and our full range of mic positions
  • Spitfire Studio Brass Professional – Eight instruments, including four soloists, and two-player sections – all recorded through a Schoeps Decca Tree. Plus 17 instruments – from a soaring piccolo trumpet, down to the volcanic contrabass tuba. There are 13 solo instruments, including two separate solo trumpet players and two horn players 
  • Spitfire Studio Brass Core – The library features A-list London session players, the best instruments, and an unparalleled signal path recorded to tape by Grammy award-winning engineer Simon Rhodes – in AIR Studio One, perfectly suited to capturing the punchy dynamic range of brass 
  • Spitfire Symphonic Strings Core – Featuring 60 players performing 175 articulations, including legatos, this is the ultimate encyclopedic collection of symphonic strings sampling
  • Spitfire Symphonic Strings Professional – The Professional edition brings a new level of customization with a total of 11 signals, featuring eight mic positions and three expertly engineered mixes by Jake Jackson
  • Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds Core – Expertly sampled and recorded to tape in Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios, London, via an unparalleled signal path, it features multiple dynamics, vibrato control, numerous round robins, and a variety of traditional and more sophisticated articulations, such as clarinet flutter tongue, with playing styles from lyrical solo oboe to thunderous contrabassoon
  • Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds ProfessionalThe Professional edition features additional customization with a total of 10 signals, seven mic positions, and three expertly engineered mixes
  • Spitfire Symphonic Brass Core – Half a decade in the making, this encyclopedic compendium is our definitive collection of orchestral brass. Close, Tree, and Ambient microphone positions and 169 articulations add power and punch to your orchestral scores
  • Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds Professional – The Professional edition brings a new level of customization with a total of 10 signals, featuring seven mic positions and three expertly engineered mixes by Jake Jackson
  • Angular String Evolutions – An extraordinary collection of long, evolving chamber strings, providing composers with a unique palette of inspirational tools
  • London Contemporary Orchestra Textures – In collaboration with the LCO, we have created a completely unique, never-before-sampled sound palette — a sophisticated collection of constantly evolving organic textures, formed by layering unexpected combinations of instruments
  • Sacconi Strings Quartet – The finest tools for writing string quartet music. Performed by the award-winning Sacconi Quartet and expertly sampled at one of the finest chamber acoustics in the world: London’s famous Wigmore Hall
  • Contemporary Drama Toolkit – A broadcast-ready sound set, expertly curated and produced by award-winning composer Samuel Sim and our team of composers, to help you score to picture without the theory — without compromising on emotion
  • British Drama Toolkit – Created in collaboration with composer Samuel Sim, BDT features an ensemble dedicated to the emotionally potent sound he is lauded for — but also presents a unique way of interacting with the players
  • Hans Zimmer Drums – This timeless, versatile kit has been designed for both media composers and rock producers alike to add epic power and energy to your scores and tracks, fitting perfectly with your existing Spitfire libraries.
  • Albion IV Uist – Powered by our bespoke eDNA synth engine, the library is made up of Albion’s large cinematic orchestral ensembles, playing a staggering 800 unique and extraordinary atonal, aleatoric articulations orchestrated by Ben Foskett, presented alongside an epic collection of 200 warped orchestral hybrids and textures, particularly suited to thrillers

Save 25% on Individual Libraries, including:

  • Albion OneThis title comprises a 109-piece orchestra, accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion section, recorded at the world-famous Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios in London
  • Eric Whitacre Choir Crafted and conducted by Grammy winner Eric Whitacre and showcasing his elite family of singers, this encyclopedia of the voice will enrich your compositions
  • Spitfire Chamber Strings Core – This is our definitive chamber range – a hugely versatile classic that will enhance your film, TV, and game scores and pop records
  • Spitfire Chamber Strings Professional – The Professional edition includes four additional microphone positions and three CPU-friendly stereo mixes by award-winning engineer Jake Jackson
  • Hans Zimmer Percussion Core – Spitfire Audio joins forces with the biggest name in film scoring to produce the ultimate drum sample library for cinematic percussion
  • Hans Zimmer Percussion Professional – The Professional edition also includes additional mixes by producer royalty Junkie XL, Geoff Foster, Alan Meyerson, and Steve Lipson, including CPU-friendly stereo mixes and 10 individual microphone positions.

Save up to 25% on Libraries released in the last 12 months, including:

  • Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings Core Five of the world’s best players, recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Sam Okell using a mouth-watering array of beautiful microphones and recording equipment from the studio’s impressive collection
  • Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings Professional The Professional edition offers the most control and customization featuring 12 signals including two modern mixes, two vintage mixes, eight microphone positions, and some of our most expressive legatos to date
  • Abbey Road Orchestra: Low Percussion – The most detailed sample library we have ever created – the first in a brand new flagship series. It explores the timbral and textural range of 20 drums from across the orchestral repertoire and is further, captured in incredible detail
  • Spitfire Appassionata Strings Crafted from years of sampling experience, this is your ultimate companion for writing with intention, emotion, and – most of all – passion
  • Mercury – This samples fourteen one-of-a-kind acoustic sculptures, hand-crafted by Hollywood’s premier instrument designer, Chas Smith. This collection delivers 600+ textures, tones, and pads—organic and synthesized in Solar, our new eDNA-powered plug-in
  • Heirloom From the mind of acclaimed artist Keaton Henson comes a compositional toolkit of unique, modern scoring sounds, created to enhance your sonic fingerprint with a beautiful human touch
  • Fractured Strings – We’ve collaborated with Hans Zimmer’s prestigious scoring collective Bleeding Fingers Music and London’s finest string players to create a new kind of small ensemble library — featured in BBC’s Frozen Planet II
  • PolarisA modern string orchestra imitating classic synth sounds, from the mind of Grammy-nominated composer, and electronic music pioneer Brian Transeau, AKA BT
  • ResonateBuilt in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie — one of history’s most influential percussionists — Resonate unlocks the other-worldly mystery, magic, and tension of orchestral percussion

** Exclusions Apply
All libraries under £99/$99/99€, SSDs, and hard drives. Spitfire Symphony Orchestra Professional, Symphony Complete, Symphony Complete Professional, SSO Chamber Strings Edition, SSO Chamber Strings Edition Professional,  Spitfire Symphony Orchestra, Abbey Road One: The Collection.

During the Black Weekend – on Friday November 25th at 5pm GMT – Spitfire Audio will also host a Composer Clash on its YouTube channel.

Watch Spitfire Audio’s in-house composers clash for the crown as they have just 30 minutes to compose a 30-second track. Voting is open to the public who will decide who the winner is and those who tune in live will have the opportunity to win over £10,000 worth of Spitfire Audio libraries during the YouTube premiere.



Prepare for Orchestral time travel. Go from intimate solo players to a full symphony orchestra — in an instant — all resampled through 200 cassette players. Introducing an inspiring, world-class creative tool, unlike any other.

Arperture Tape Orchestra 1

We have harnessed the power of a symphonic orchestra, we’ve gone back to the early days of tape sampling and taken inspiration from the sound world of the mellotron, and then blown that out of proportion – capturing strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion and resampling through 200 custom built cassette players. This one-of-a-kind library lets you move seamlessly from solo players at the softest level, right up to a full symphonic orchestra — all in the same virtual instrument.

Tape Orchestra - 2


  • Over 800 Tapes of organic orchestral material
  • 200 Cassette Players – organized and played back in classic orchestral positioning
  • Captured in the beautiful Assumption Studios 
  • Four Sections:
    • Strings  
    • Brass
    • Woodwinds
    • Percussion
  • Seven Presets
  • 50 Techniques
  • Two Signals
  • Eight Controls
    • Aperture
    • Expression
    • LPF
    • Tightness
    • Release
    • Reverb
    • Noise
    • Portamento
  • 23.28GB download size


The Black Weekend Sale Page URL: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/

Exclusive Bundles Sale Page URL: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/collections

‘Composer Clash’ YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/spitfireaudiollp


Available – November 23rd, 2022
Aperture Cassette Symphony Product URL: www.spitfireaudio.com/aperture-cassette-symphony
RRP Price: £199 / $249 / 249€


About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)

Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company that specializes in sounds — sample libraries, virtual instruments, and other useful software devices. It collaborates with the best composers, artists, and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use.

Spitfire Audio was founded by two award-winning composers: Christian Henson and Paul Thomson. Born out of their shared dissatisfaction with string sample libraries, they pooled their resources and decided to record their own string samples at the legendary Air Studios in London. Initially, they invited a limited number of friends and associates to own copies of their samples, but whispers of this private sample club soon started to echo across the Atlantic Ocean throughout the composer community. Within a year, some of the most renowned composers in film and television signed up, so Paul and Christian decided to take their samples public. 

To date, Spitfire Audio has recorded and released over 100 sample libraries, collaborating with some of the biggest names in media composition, including Hans Zimmer, Eric Whitacre, Ólafur Arnalds & the London Contemporary Orchestra. Spitfire Audio has worked closely with one of the world’s most renowned orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as partnered with the legendary Abbey Road Studios to create sample libraries in the iconic Studio One – considered one of the finest acoustical spaces in the world – and the famous Studio Two. Spitfire Audio’s sounds are heard in everything, from major Hollywood film scores to recordings by Radiohead and U2. 

Paul and Christian’s initial side project is now a thriving international music technology enterprise, with a uniquely experienced and diverse workforce, all focused on a shared mission: to inspire a generation of composers. The composer team remains at the center of the business, drawing on their own experience as obsessive music makers to explore the needs and wants of their fellow composers. 



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