It's available in two flavours:
- Standard: standard sections and most articulations for $249 ($199 intro price)
- Professional: expanded articulations, divisi sections, and additional mic positions for $499 ($399 intro price)
Personally I'm more interested in their upcoming brass and woodwinds offerings recorded in this space than I am with strings. Chamber Strings has always been quite good, but their symphonic brass and woodwinds products do seem to suffer at times from the untamable Air Lyndhurst hall, especially where legatos are concerned (and especially with the brass). With the new series, they've got a real opportunity to nail legato in the way that the Cinematic Studio Strings (an obvious competitor to this product line) has done.
To that end, I feel they've missed the boat with the legato patches on this new strings product. I do know that culturally Spitfire seems to place less value on legato than others (including me), and if that carries over to their brass and woodwind products I fear that'll really be a missed opportunity.
Still, the pricing is quite competitive with this new strings offering and it has the impressively broad palette of articulations we come to expect from a mature Spitfire strings product. I look forward to seeing (and hearing) the completed lineup.
(I also appreciated the comparatively less aggressive marketing campaign this time around, with significantly fewer pointless teasers -- just one that I saw.)