Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 is a chamber-style orchestral library (and then some) with a tight, detailed, and highly adaptable sound. It takes the speed and size-factor of a sketching library and combines it with the degree of detail and quality one has come to expect out of a modern orchestral library, with over 90 solo instruments. Designed and conceived by a team of working media composers, it brings quality to a budget-driven and neglected corner of the industry.
VSCO 2 is available in four versions:
- VSCO 2: Community Edition (17 Instruments, VSTi/AU, Renoise, Raw files, & .SFZ, Free).
- VSCO 2: Standard Edition (35 Instruments (128 .nki), Kontakt (.nki), $99).
- VSCO 2: Professional Edition (92 Instruments (432 .nki), Kontakt Player/Full Kontakt Library, $229).
- VSCO 2: Go Edition (" ", mounted on 32 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, $249).
The Community Edition includes only the most essential instruments and articulations in full-resolution stereo .wav files, mapped as .sfz and a variety of other formats, ideal for beginners and hobbyist developers. As it is open source (CC0), anyone can build upon or develop libraries based on the Community Edition. It includes helpful introductory materials regarding orchestration, and several introductory projects to .sfz creation. Developers Bigcat1969, Paul Battersby of Virtual Playing, and the Alpine Project have all created versions or used the sample base in creating their libraries.
The Standard Edition includes all essential instruments, with most articulations, of a small orchestra, pre-mapped and ready to go, perfect for hobbyists. Comes as Kontakt .nki's for Kontakt 5.5+.
The Professional Edition for Kontakt Player and full Kontakt 5.6.8+ realizes the total potential of the library with multiple mixable mic positions, extra articulations, numerous rare and unique instruments (including the only known deep sampling of a bass ophicleide, alto saxhorn, and more), realistic reverb, faux legato, and powerful stereo positioning controls. Now updated to version 2.6 with over 2.5 GB of new content, snapshots, and Kontakt Player compatibility!
The Go Edition includes the full Professional Edition (~15.5 GB) mounted on a high-speed 32 GB USB 3.0 flash drive, capable of immediate plug-and-play streaming with zero installation or hard drive space required. You can store all your projects, 3rd party sample libraries, and other materials on the remaining ~17 GB of space for composing anywhere Kontakt 5.6.8+ may be found.