Spitfire Audio “This is London Calling” - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Is the mic perspectives overview video landing this week? I'm still curious about the target Atmos workflow. If the quad height channels are pre-mixed, there has to be a specific mic blend they're meant to be used with. Having a premade 5.1.4 setup would be downright glorious.
 

BassClef

Active Member
So... the introductory price of $749 runs through 11/04, and then drops back to that price again on Black Friday?
 

Noeticus

Motion Picture Producer
Is the mic perspectives overview video landing this week? I'm still curious about the target Atmos workflow. If the quad height channels are pre-mixed, there has to be a specific mic blend they're meant to be used with. Having a premade 5.1.4 setup would be downright glorious.
And, let's hope there is also a 7.1.4 as well.
 

Zero&One

Senior Member
So... the introductory price of $749 runs through 11/04, and then drops back to that price again on Black Friday?
Then again at Christmas.

I think this BBC version should be a hard fixed price personally, the one it's at now. It would fit with the whole community vibe thing and "universal starting point" they are promoting.
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
Seems strong offering and good Intro pricing .... but size /cost makes me wish for Lite version with minimal Upgrade cost .... a la SF _ Core / Pro, or Audiobro.

Purchase at Intro requires large new SSD(s), :crying:
 
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Hey all; - when making an atmos mix we suggest -

"Atmos front and rear" are designed to go into the x.x.4
Essentially the "Sides" can go where ever the mixer feels good to them
Tree/Outs in the LCR and Amb/Balcony in the rear.
Close/Mids in LR

But of course - its horses for courses, its like you have the multitrack right there and you can mix it to your taste.

Thanks,

Paul
 
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Fleer

Fleer

Feeding the Trolls
Seems strong offering and good Intro pricing .... but size /cost makes me wish for Lite version with minimal Upgrade cost .... a la SF _ Core / Pro, or Audiobro.

Purchase at Intro requires large new SSD(s), :crying:
I’m closely watching Samsung T5 SSD pricing :)
Then again, that Spitfire SSD contains one of the latest and greatest Samsung drives.
 

BassClef

Active Member
For BBCSO... I'm running low on storage... rather than drop $200 on the Spitfire SSD, I'll likely buy another one of these... (see below) I already have one with two 1TB SSDs. And then pick up a 2TB 2.5" SSD for around $200-225. So for 50% more than the Spitfire SSD, I'll have 2TB and can later drop in another 2TB for a total of 4TB in that enclosure. I have pretty fast internet speeds so downloading is of no concern.

 

miket

Boring Member
It looks like this library is what has finally backed me into a corner with my current iMac. The CPU is under minimum specification, my internal SSD will lose a lot of breathing room with this installed, and as far as I understand it, streaming samples from an external SSD via USB 2.0 or Thunderbolt (my only options on a 2011 machine) is a fool's errand.

Hope family is generous this Christmas....
 

Alex Fraser

Senior Member
It looks like this library is what has finally backed me into a corner with my current iMac. The CPU is under minimum specification, my internal SSD will lose a lot of breathing room with this installed, and as far as I understand it, streaming samples from an external SSD via USB 2.0 or Thunderbolt (my only options on a 2011 machine) is a fool's errand.

Hope family is generous this Christmas....
Hey Miket. As you know, we’ve got the same machine. I have an SSD on thunderbolt (gen 1) and it works great. Maybe not as rapid as newer standards but perfectly useable. If you want I’ll post a video of a large library loading so you can get a feel for the speed.
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miket

Boring Member
I had a feeling I'd been wrong about that all this time... that changes everything! Are you using an enclosure, or just an adapter cable?
 
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Thunderbolt definitely wins on I/O latency, if you compare results from CrystalDiskMark USB 3 SSDs will have drastically reduced performance on the "4kB files at random positions" test because of the interface's access delays (I actually have the SanDisk Extreme 2TB - bandwidth for copying a large file is comparable to internal SATA3, while the 4K test is ~10x slower). I haven't found it to be too much of a problem with Kontakt streaming though - that's what the preload buffer is for.
 

Sovereign

Senior Member
Just upgraded the internal drive of my 2013 Mac Pro with a 2TB NVME Samsung 970 EVO Plus, in anticipation of this library. I'm just not so sure an external drive is the best option in terms of speed in this case.