Versilian Studios is a small company devoted to creating unique, well-constructed, and affordable sample libraries for composers. Our product line is mainly centered around orchestral instruments, but we sometimes branch out and include ethnic, rare, and just plain weird instruments. We pride ourselves in our prompt and personal customer service, highly playable instruments, and having a bit of fun along the way.
VS originally began producing virtual instruments in 2013, offering a unique Fretless Zither instrument. Since then, it has grown to work with a network of independent composers, performers, artists, designers, and scripters to create quality virtual instruments for the modern composer, currently encompassing more than 15 unique orchestral and world products.
The Prime Directive of Versilian Studios is, "uncompromising authenticity; addicting playability." We strive to create instruments that are naturally insprational and unique, while remaining a strong respect for the proper techniques and heritage of the instrument. There is nothing better to hear from a tester than, "I just couldn't stop playing it.
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I'm so impressed with this library. Every instrument (there are actually 11 rather than 10 as the marketing says) has something good in it. Nearly all have some beautiful -- occasionally quirky -- quality to them that inspires me to compose around each of them. Personally, I recommend this to anyone creating compositions ranging from cinematic to ambient.
Most of the instruments are plucky (harp, lyre, mandola, etc.) or bell/handpan (the "hopi" instruments). The user-friendliness of the interface means that you have the basic controls either under keyswitches or the modwheel. Everything else is a matter of the tastefully recorded samples.
I thought that I found a couple of bugs on my first day of playing these. Once I sent my report to Versilian, I quickly got a thorough and helpful answer back. In each case, I was simply misunderstanding where to find keyswitches I was looking for.
I admit for free I was surprised how nice of a sound this has. I wish it had more functionality like the ability to auto-create harp "rolls" (or whatever it's called. e.g the stereotypical thing they use on TV show flashbacks), but for free, I'm not complaining. Very well made.