Free Orchestral Vsts?

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KVRAF
5174 posts since 29 Apr, 2006

Post Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:08 pm

Anyone know where you can find a Free Orchestral Vst?
like edirol but free

KVRAF
1714 posts since 14 Mar, 2003 from Israel

Post Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:54 pm

There are some soundfonts of suspect origin, that can ok (though not great), but you if you want legal and free, hunt down the samples based on the University of Iowa sampled instruments.

But don't expect much - sampling a full orchestra tends to be costly - so not many legal ones are available for free.


You can find some individual instruments: Cellofan is okay for cello (if you can find it), pianos there are plenty of and soundfont.it has a nice physical model of a trumpet.
CubaseStudio4 µTonic/Rapture Nitro/GS-201/Ohmicide/TBK 1&3

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KVRAF

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5174 posts since 29 Apr, 2006

Post Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:21 am

Cool, thank you spacefox

KVRAF
2710 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:14 am

Also check out DSK Strings, Brass and Akoustik Keys

DSK Strings

http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2859.html

DSK Brass

http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2479.html

DSK Acoustic Keys

http://www.kvraudio.com/get/3132.html

Also Obbo - Oboe VSTi

http://rekkerd.org/soundbytes-obbo-vsti/

These should get you started

KVRAF
3936 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Hamilton, New Zealand

Post Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:54 am

Sfz + Squidfont orchestral soundfont is the best way to go for free, from my experience. Yes, legal. Absolute majority of soundfonts are.
Cheers,
Matt

KVRAF
1714 posts since 14 Mar, 2003 from Israel

Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:42 am

metamorphosis wrote:Sfz + Squidfont orchestral soundfont is the best way to go for free, from my experience. Yes, legal. Absolute majority of soundfonts are.
Cheers,
Matt
Don't know about squidfont's legality, but I wouldn't say most free soundfonts are legal. There are certainly a lot of them which were sampled from hardware workstation or are otherwise based on commercial samples.

String section is not something most people be able to samples themselves, and someone giving such samples away through something like sf2midi is rather unlikely.
CubaseStudio4 µTonic/Rapture Nitro/GS-201/Ohmicide/TBK 1&3

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KVRAF
3989 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:15 am

http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net

Miroslav you can pick up pretty cheap used as well.

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KVRAF
3989 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:20 am

Also this, though a few of the soundfonts were argued to be shareware and not technically free. Papelmedia isn't around anymore though, is it?

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1200140

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KVRAF
29976 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:45 am

Bigcataudio has some individual orchestral instruments ... cello, violin, viola, harp, double bass
They're vsti made with Maize Sampler.

Also check Karoryfer Samples and 99 sounds .

:)

KVRian
1367 posts since 30 Jul, 2013

Post Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:40 am

Thanks for the mention, thecontrolcentre. Here is a list I made 6 months ago that might be helpful.
http://bigcatlists.blogspot.com/2014/05 ... -type.html
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Banned
1181 posts since 24 Jun, 2014 from Giza Plateau

Post Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:05 am

arkmabat wrote:http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net

Miroslav you can pick up pretty cheap used as well.
You not realized that he asked 6 1/2 years ago? Did you? :D
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KVRian
1367 posts since 30 Jul, 2013

Post Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:12 am

That is funny. I didn't notice the original post was last decade.
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KVRAF
29976 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:20 am

bigcat1969 wrote:That is funny. I didn't notice the original post was last decade.
Me neither ...

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