The SRX ORCHESTRA Software Synthesizer features selections from the legendary orchestral expansion boards for Roland legacy synths. Bring over 400 inspiring orchestral sounds to your music, including strings, brass, woodwinds, choirs, percussion, and more. For musicians who owned the original boards, SRX ORCHESTRA will feel like a long-lost friend. And new and old users alike will find an organized selection of polished sounds, at the ready to develop fresh ideas and build great-sounding tracks fast.
Before virtual instrument plug-ins became commonplace, Roland keyboards and sound modules were the pro solution for accessing a wide variety of high-quality sounds in one place. Instruments like the JV-1080, XP-80, XV-5080, and numerous others offered the ability to expand their sounds with user-installable expansion boards, each loaded with a specialized sampled waveform set for different styles and genres.
Etherealwinds PreviewEdirol OrchestralEdirol OrchestralEdirol orchestral is an orchestra plugin that houses an array of realistic acoustic sounds, such as strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, percussion, and keyboards.The plugin can produce up to 16-part and 128-voice polyphony, which makes it ideal for creating complex and realistic arrangements. With Edirol orchestral, you can add realistic articulations to your sounds, such as vibrato, tremolo, pizzicato and spiccato.This plugin also comes with fully assignable MIDI control. This means that you can customize your workflows to suit your specific needs. Eventually, Edirol Orchestral will become one of your go-to plugins for creating realistic and beautiful sounding arrangements.16-part, 128-voice polyphonyRealistic articulations such as vibrato, tremolo, pizzicato and spiccatoFully assignable MIDI controlPlugin | Windows
The Sonatina Orchestra Module is a complete orchestral instrument plugin that has everything you need to create an entire symphony with just a few clicks. The module contains over 20 instruments, from violins and cellos to brass and woodwinds, all recorded in meticulous detail.The Instrument articulations include pizzicato for the string sections, staccato for strings, flute, and brass sections.Sonatina | WindowsSonatina PreviewBigcat CelloBigcat CelloThe Bigcat Cello is designed to be as expressive and flexible as possible, with controllable variations in vibrato and legato. These effect pads are close-miked, giving you precise control.
The velocity-sensitive nature of the instrument allows for a wide range of expression. With its wide range of features, this is an excellent choice for any musician looking for a high-quality piano/string instrument.3 velocity layers4 round-robinVelocity-sensitive600 samplesFree Piano 2 | Windows / MacFree Piano 2 PreviewLABS MandolinLABS MandolinThe LABS Mandolin is the perfect way to add classic mandolin sounds to your tracks.The audio was captured at Spitfire HQ, this plugin provides a range of options, from picked and fingered tones, to tremolo and ensemble effects. Whether mocking up guitar lines or enhancing orchestral elements, the Mandolin will give your music that extra touch of authenticity.
This company has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years both in the quality and variety of their offerings which now include reference monitors and studio furniture besides their arsenal of highly creative processing effects. Their Kontakt instruments are particularly good.
State-of-the-Art Sampling Sessions Under the expert guidance of SONiVOX musical sound connoisseur Jennifer Hruska, each sample session was faithfully recorded by Emmy award-winning engineers Antonio Oliart and RIAA award-winning engineer John Bono. The players were positioned using orchestrally-correct seating, and measures were even taken to compensate for the sound-absorption of any players absent on that particular day. In order to retain a realistic "organic" feel, we used absolutely minimal post-recording electronic processing. We used two B&K 4011 microphones to preserve the highly-desired front-of-hall sound (you know, the "good seats"), while superior-grade spot mics accurately captured each instrument's individual detail. Benchmark-caliber preamps fed Troisi Octal A/D convertors to complete an uncorrupted signal chain.
We capture the cleanest possible samples (we've spent years sampling and at this point may have more experience than anybody else in the world doing so). This starts with making sure the drum machine is serviced, plugging it into the cleanest possible power, high end DIs and our API 1608 console. We record through high quality conversion (Apogee Symphony MKII) and often spice things up with a mastering reel to reel, and a host of mastering level hardware saturators, EQs, and compressors we've collected over the years. Most of our drum products include clean and color samples. The following are demos composed of the one shot drum samples:
The Sonatina Orchestral module comes in 32 or 64-bit and has a wide range of elegant, high-quality sounds for creating strong orchestral productions. Within the plugin, you'll find an excellent array of instruments, including strings, keys, brass, percussion, and more.
To add an element of uniqueness to your orchestral productions, this plugin has attack and release controls, as well as a few different articulation modes. Beyond that, you get two velocity layers for trumpets, trombones, and french horns, round-robin for staccato strings for up and down strokes, and reverb to make the sounds more cohesive.
If you need a free orchestra VST that isn't going to put tons of strain on your computer, then we highly recommend checking out One Track Orchestra. This is one of the few free orchestral plugins that we can truly consider lightweight.
If you simply need a plugin that recreates the beauty of orchestral strings, then Orchestral Strings One is a game-changer. This plugin has such wildly high-quality samples that it almost sounds as if you're listening to a real string section play.
This orchestral plugin is wonderful if you want to enhance your modern tracks with a bed of strings. With plenty of parameter controls onboard, you can adjust your articulations and melodic characteristics with ease.
Spitfire Audio is one of the top orchestral instrument developers on the market today, and it baffles us how they are able to offer so many high-quality orchestral VST plugins for free. Of course, we're glad they're still at it and wouldn't want to do anything to jinx it!
There's nothing quite like having access to solo saxophones to use in your orchestral mixes, and DSK Saxophones are surprisingly high-quality. This free version of this instrument is a bit more flexible and customizable than arguably one of the most popular saxophone VST plugins, DVS Saxophone.
Today, we are delighted to announce the Beta release of MuseScore 4! The links below are for our new Muse Hub installer application, which can be used to install and update MuseScore and download / install our new orchestral plugin Muse Sounds. See the bottom of this post for more information and help with Muse Hub installation.
I just re-installed Musescore (beta) and download via Muse Hub strings/brass and opened orchestral score (os Win. 10), but sound is still the same (replace instrument panel offers the same library as Alpha).New sounds did download, but remained hidden (not to be found in downloads file, nor integrated in Muse score- size difference should be substantial).
I noticed that too. I've tested the strings on an orchestral arrangement of mine that has a lot o pianos, mfs, ffs, crescendos, etc. Well, I'm really surprised that almost every dynamic I wrote IS working. Except for the string runs that are getting too loud in a quiet passage for instance. Over all, I know It is not perfect yet but I think we just have to wait for these issues to be fixed to perfection.
I noticed that too when I started downloading the strings. At half way, the "get" button just stopped working, the way you described. So, I decided to reintall the Hub. When I did that, the get button worked again, and for my surprise, the download picked up where the it "got stuck", or whatever.
Overall, the sounds are quite nice. They are obviously meant to be used in specific situations (which would naturally be the case with repeated note swells), but Osterhouse has done a great job of capturing authentic sounding, quality strings sounds.
As with all the plugins from this highly-regarded independent developer, the sound quality is equal to any in the game and the value for money is exceptional. Plus, its the thoughtful details, and things like the clear controls and easy size, quality and calibration options that all add up to make SDRR a pleasure to use.
Reviver is a marvel of highly controllable saturation, that with minimal controls can cover a lot of distortion bases while also being pleasingly pro-quality and free of artefacts and aliasing, delivered via a disarmingly simple interface. And perhaps best of all, at a price that anyone could afford. Recommended.
Modelled on one of the tape machines used at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London (most famously the recording home of The Beatles, and many others), the Waves J37 Tape hits a sweet spot between authentic sound, highly useful features nicely laid out in an inspiring interface, and, importantly for many, sheer value for money with a price ($35.99 deal at the time of writing) that makes it a quality tape machine emulation for almost every budget. Recommended!
Quintet ($595 MSRP) can be used for live performances or in thestudio to create four-part intelligent harmonies. In addition toharmony, Quintet includes built-in lead voice double-tracking,TC-quality reverb and a high-quality mic preamp.
The bonus ElectroMechanical ReFill is a collection of high-quality and previously unreleased multisampled keyboard instruments: Rhodes mkI and mkII, Wurlitzer ep100 and ep200, Hammond Model A organ, Hohner Clavinet D6 and Hohner Pianet. Each instrument is represented in five to 10 patches. The ElectroMechanical ReFill will come with documentation and demo songs on the CD. 2b1af7f3a8