Best Realistic VST instruments

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Harry_HH
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4135 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm

It helped a lot (for himself, as well), if the OP would put a correct name to the thread.
Just add the word ”free”, and you avoid 99 % of the bitter comments.
People hate to open a thread, only to find that the subject is not what they expected.

AnX
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7036 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:54 pm

antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:35 pm
No wonder you're tired of googling, if everyone names their threads like you - there's nothing about orchestral or free in the title, so how can anyone know it's relevant for their search?? You're part of your own problem :dog:
he explains in the first post, maybe your problem is you can't read

claudedefaren
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367 posts since 10 Mar, 2013

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:02 pm

Harry_HH wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm
It helped a lot (for himself, as well), if the OP would put a correct name to the thread.
Just add the word ”free”, and you avoid 99 % of the bitter comments.
People hate to open a thread, only to find that the subject is not what they expected.
A person who becomes upset from opening a thread that doesn't match their expectations... should spend less time opening threads.

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antic604
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5048 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:29 pm

claudedefaren wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:08 pm
antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:35 pm
No wonder you're tired of googling, if everyone names their threads like you - there's nothing about orchestral or free in the title, so how can anyone know it's relevant for their search?? You're part of your own problem :dog:
Don't be rude
Speaking truth is rude now? He worded his question poorly and adjusted the OP afterwards to add he means 'orchestral'.
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antic604
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Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:30 pm

AnX wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:54 pm
antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:35 pm
No wonder you're tired of googling, if everyone names their threads like you - there's nothing about orchestral or free in the title, so how can anyone know it's relevant for their search?? You're part of your own problem :dog:
he explains in the first post, maybe your problem is you can't read
He edited the OP after my comment. But thanks for your concern :P
Bitwig 3 // Reason 11 // Studio One 4 Pro @ Lenovo Y730 15'' i7-8750h
my music - https://soundcloud.com/antic604

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Harry_HH
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Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:31 pm

claudedefaren wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Harry_HH wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm
It helped a lot (for himself, as well), if the OP would put a correct name to the thread.
Just add the word ”free”, and you avoid 99 % of the bitter comments.
People hate to open a thread, only to find that the subject is not what they expected.
A person who becomes upset from opening a thread that doesn't match their expectations... should spend less time opening threads.
Well, people tend to label things correctly.
If I say to you ”look at that huge dog”, and you turn and say ”what dog?”, according to your philosophy my reply could be: ”you shouldn’t turn after every comment, what I ment, was actually a horse. :clown:

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thecontrolcentre
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27405 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:41 pm

antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:30 pm
AnX wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:54 pm
antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:35 pm
No wonder you're tired of googling, if everyone names their threads like you - there's nothing about orchestral or free in the title, so how can anyone know it's relevant for their search?? You're part of your own problem :dog:
he explains in the first post, maybe your problem is you can't read
He edited the OP after my comment. But thanks for your concern :P
No he didn't. The OP is the same as when it was posted.

Bojo34
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21 posts since 14 Dec, 2010

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:25 pm

To each their own, but I didn't find this realistic, nor good-sounding.

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antic604
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5048 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:45 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:41 pm
antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:30 pm
AnX wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:54 pm
antic604 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:35 pm
No wonder you're tired of googling, if everyone names their threads like you - there's nothing about orchestral or free in the title, so how can anyone know it's relevant for their search?? You're part of your own problem :dog:
he explains in the first post, maybe your problem is you can't read
He edited the OP after my comment. But thanks for your concern :P
No he didn't. The OP is the same as when it was posted.
If that's the case, then I apologize :oops:

Still, it wouldn't hurt if he actually mentioned "orchestral", because otherwise it's quite a broad cathegory covering pianos (and its "derivatives"), guitars, saxophone, and so on... This could've been a post with 4-5 replies incl. links if he just said "free orchestral instruments" and be done with it.

EDIT: but I see he hasn't come back, so I guess we don't even know if he meant "orchestral" :D
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:31 am

Don't think the op has Kontakt, so that removes a lot of options. Spitfire Labs is a great recommendation, though. That'll work :tu:

AndrewMaze
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5 posts since 19 Mar, 2020

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:09 am

Haven't seen this mentioned here, but Orchestral Tools Layers is free: https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/collections/45
Not sure it's gonna work with trial version of OP's FL Studio though.

What about the pianos, these are the good ones:
Salamander Piano: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?pl ... no&id=2564
Piano One: https://neovst.com/piano-one/
Keyzone Piano (which is so-so): https://vstplug-ins.com/keyzoneclassic.html

Hope that helps.
Last edited by AndrewMaze on Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:29 am, edited 2 times in total.

AndrewMaze
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5 posts since 19 Mar, 2020

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:29 am

What about paid, but rather cheap packages, there's a few orchestral one's that have decent instruments for its price on sale:
Sonivox Film Score Companion: 19.99$ on sale right now on Plugin Boutique (which is good for this price, but not great overall): https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... -Companion
Miroslav Philarmonik 2 CE: Usually costs 149$ but sometimes it goes on sale for 39.99$ which is really decent package. Just monitor IK Multimedia's website for sales.

claudedefaren
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367 posts since 10 Mar, 2013

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:36 am

Harry_HH wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:31 pm
claudedefaren wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Harry_HH wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm
It helped a lot (for himself, as well), if the OP would put a correct name to the thread.
Just add the word ”free”, and you avoid 99 % of the bitter comments.
People hate to open a thread, only to find that the subject is not what they expected.
A person who becomes upset from opening a thread that doesn't match their expectations... should spend less time opening threads.
Well, people tend to label things correctly.
If I say to you ”look at that huge dog”, and you turn and say ”what dog?”, according to your philosophy my reply could be: ”you shouldn’t turn after every comment, what I ment, was actually a horse. :clown:
False analogy.

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Harry_HH
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4135 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:13 am

claudedefaren wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:36 am
Harry_HH wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:31 pm
claudedefaren wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Harry_HH wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm
It helped a lot (for himself, as well), if the OP would put a correct name to the thread.
Just add the word ”free”, and you avoid 99 % of the bitter comments.
People hate to open a thread, only to find that the subject is not what they expected.
A person who becomes upset from opening a thread that doesn't match their expectations... should spend less time opening threads.
Well, people tend to label things correctly.
If I say to you ”look at that huge dog”, and you turn and say ”what dog?”, according to your philosophy my reply could be: ”you shouldn’t turn after every comment, what I ment, was actually a horse. :clown:
False analogy.
False negative.

tomx2188
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32 posts since 13 Mar, 2019 from Austria

Re: Best Realistic VST instruments

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:19 am

This might also be worth checking out: http://virtualplaying.com/virtual-playing-orchestra/

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