Spitfire Audio Clips - Tips and Tricks, How It Works, and DAW Tutorials!

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edited September 2021 in Digital Audio Workstations

Hi Everyone,

Within the customer experience department, we've set up a new YouTube channel called Spitfire Audio Clips.

This channel is dedicated to offering quick 1-2 min tutorials, as well as longer form 'how it works' videos, to help you use our products, without any of the waffle you get at the start of your standard YouTube tutorials!

Please feel free to subscribe to the channel to be notified when new content is available. I'll also be posting in this thread whenever new videos are released.

You can also use this thread to discuss any content you'd like to see... perhaps you want to learn more about orchestrating in your DAW, optimising your system to use our products, or want a more in depth dive into how one of our libraries work... just let me know below as well as in the comment section on the channel!


  • NEW: How to use Mic Presets in our Dedicated Plugin Libraries

  • this is awesome. if at all possible do you think you all could release presets for the mixes included in the plugins?

    for instance, would be really nice to be able to download the "mix 1" or "mix 2" preset from abbey road one and then be able to load it and see where all the levels of each mic position are so that we could then tweak them slightly.

  • Watch this one to learn about how to craft Articulation Sets in Logic Pro... Great for advanced Keyswitching Techniques, which don't get in the way of orchestration + links to sets I have made for BBC SO and ARO can be found in the description.

  • Another Articulation Sets tutorial, but this time, we're looking at Studio One's Variations

  • This is a great channel @Angus ! Thanks for posting.

    Do you have a clip on how to best survive having to wait for Abbey Road Modular Orchestra?? 😂 JK...

    I'm not sure if it's in scope, but I've been struggling to find a truly useful midi CC controller. Christian has shown the Monogram/Palette recently but I find the fader design awkward. AudioSwift is also excellent but I prefer a physical fader I can touch. There are other options out there but a lack of good comparative reviews. Perhaps you can raid @Christian @Homay @Patrice and @Dan 's closets (and minds?) and see what you find? OK skip the mind part... I don't think any of us want to know what skeletons are hiding there.

    If there's an easy-to-use, well-designed, reasonably priced, 3 or 4 channel, long-fader midi controller out there that fits on a desk/console I think there will be great interest in it!

  • @Trevor I would definitely check out TouchOsc. It's not hardware, and only usable if you have a large phone screen/ tablet - but it's a great and relatively inexpensive alternative. Other's might recommend Korg NanoKontrol, but these are notoriously difficult to set up.

    I personally advocate for Keyboards with built-in controls such as NI's Komplete Kontrol range and Arturia's Keylab range, the latter of which I own and have had a very good experience with. Arturia also have a dedicated App which gives you a lot of control over the layout in terms of what MIDI CC and Notes the different pads, knobs, and sliders are connected to.

  • I second Arturia Keylab which I adore (I have the hammer 88 Mk2 model), but the downside is the fader length is short.

  • Trying to figure out how to move our libraries to a new location? Whether it's Kontakt or the Spitfire Dedicated Plugin, I've covered it all in our latest Spitfire Audio Clip:

  • Angus
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    A couple of videos for fans of Keyswitching.

    1. How can you switch between articulations within a Kontakt Multi (using UACC)
    2. How can you balance the volume levels between quiet and load techniques.

  • @Stewart takes you on a detailed walkthrough of the Originals user interface:

  • That was an excellent intro to the Interface. Pacing and detail levels were just what I needed and look to be consistent

    across product range(s). (I am a rank beginner so YMMV as to content level).

    Looking forward to more tutorials by Stewart.

    Well Done!

  • These are well conceived and very useful. Thank You.

  • That's a good video - for Abbey Road One. However, the Abbey Road One VSTs I have all have less than 12 articulations and, generally, if that's the case, the key switching will work in Studio One. When you have a product with more articulations, particularly when the switching is spread out over more than an a C to B range things tend to go wrong, So that would be the ideal sort of product to demonstrate.

    BBC Symphony Orchestra has no visible means to swap the key switching range down to the C-2 required by Studio One. The inbuilt option drop-down only goes down to C-1. So a video on that would be even more useful. There is an alternative - entering Sound Variations. That's a tedious time consuming process if you have products as big as BBC Symphony Orchestra Core or Pro and Spitfire doesn't publish a list of articulations, by individual instruments and their associated 'shipped' keyboard key switches. Something that would help to speed up the process considerably.