Adagio for Abbey Road Strings



As an official demo for Spitfire Audio’s Abbey Road Orchestra: Symphonic Strings, “Adagio” draws attention to the soft and delicate side of the library, exploring lyrical legato and expressive melodies, complimented by harp.

Made with: Cubase Pro   v12.0.07  |  ARO Symphonic Strings Professional v1.1.0 | Spitfire Harp

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Project File


An “almost naked” demo of Abbey Road Orchestra Symphonic Strings. Raw, exposed, yet still warm and lush – the fluffy texture of pianissimo strings weaving in and out of rich harmonies, performing legato passages that are deceptively challenging for sample libraries.

Explore the project file to study how these virtual instruments were programmed, performed, produced, mixed, and finalized as a polished production. Optionally, use it as a template for your own productions, or extract the track list to integrate with an existing template, all with the mix and plugin settings in tact.

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The Project File

All of the MIDI and CC data used to sculpt the final performance

Printed audio STEMS for each section of the string orchestra, so you can still hear the project even without owning all the sample libraries used.

Track layout, signal flow, and routing optimized for flexibility and easy STEM printing

Notated Score

Included is the full concert score in PDF format.

Read along with the project playback and solo individual instruments for detailed study of how written score can translate into a virtual performance.

Alternatively, use the score to recreate the piece in your own DAW

Plugins & Production

See how the final mix was shaped using 3rd-party plugins, or swap them for the equivalent stock plugins that are already loaded for you, waiting to be enabled. 

Bypass plugins to hear the before and after to fully understand the importance of production.

See how reverb and spatial plugins were used to enhance the width and dimension of the orchestra.

Save and use the settings as presets for your own productions.

Made by

Jayden Lawrence

Composer for Film & TV


  • A complete Cubase project file including all MIDI & Audio to the piece “Adagio” by film and TV composer Jayden Lawrence.
  • Lite” Cubase file with all instrument tracks disabled and samples unloaded, for a minimal resource footprint.
    • Audio STEMS are included so you can still playback the project and hear it just as if all tracks were enabled.
  • Fully notated score (PDF)
  • Documentation to help you get started and navigate the project

Latest update: June 27 2024

Instant download available after purchase


  • Steinberg Cubase Pro 11 or higher
  • Spitfire Audio’s Abbey Road Orchestra Symphonic Strings


  • SoundTheory Gullfoss
  • UAD Lexicon 224
  • TC Electronic VSS3
  • JDFactory RoomWidener and PanBox
  • Newfangled Saturate
  • Fabfilter Pro-L2

Tested with:   Cubase Pro 12.0.8   |   Abbey Road Orchestra v1.1.0


  • 10GB RAM spare for the Full Project / 4GB RAM for the Lite Project
  • Intel i7 3.4GHz quad-core or equivalent
  • Samples streaming from SSD


I don't have all of the sample libraries listed. Can I still use the project file?

Yes. You can load the “Lite” project and work with the audio stems that cover all of the used sample libraries, or you can replace the sample libraries used with your own. Note that it will not sound the same as the full mix provided.

I don't use Cubase. Can I still use this project?

There is a “MIDI + Score” option that you can use to import into your own DAW. Note that you will not get any of the mix or instrument settings that were used in the project.

Additional information


Cubase, MIDI File & Score

Sample Libraries

Abbey Road Orchestra Symphonic Strings


Gullfoss, Newfangled Saturate, UAD Lexicon 224, VSS3

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