In this list you can find top best free orchestra plugins and VST. This selection is perfect for anyone taking his first steps in the world of soundtrack productions or orchestral arrangements.
Versilian Studio Chamber Orchestra – Versilian Studios
This VST, created by Versilian Studios – is a pretty simple plugin, perfect for those who start in the world of orchestral productions. However, this plugin has a great variety of instruments: flutes, clarinets, fagots, trumpets, horns, xylophones, timpani, harps, pianos, violins and sections of violins, all of them in their proper sound ranges. All of those instruments and their articulations were recorded in high quality studio with several microphones, which you can control thought 3D positioning.
Sonatina Orchestra Module
This library of orchestral samples has a great variety of instruments (2nd different instruments and 50 articulations, plus the solo instruments for each important section). It should be noted its percussion, harps and choirs of great quality and a realistic sound. All samples could be mixed with the hall or stage reverb.
Sonatina Orchestra Module is a free library released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license.
One Track Orchestra
One Track Orchestra – is a fairly simple vst, which was created to help you create mockups and prototypes for your orchestral arrangements in the fastest and easiest way possible. This plugin works through a single track, through which you can pass your strings, trumpets, woodwind and percussion at the same time. It contains speed controls, reverbs and faders, but is limited in terms of articulation, since it is a VST to create demos and mockups and does not replace a large orchestral library.
DSK Virtuoso – DSK
Virtuoso, created by DSK, is a library of orchestral instruments, in which you can combine up to 6 layers of instruments or create a mix of up to 6 different parts. It is a quite simple plugin to use, that comes with 40 instruments in 6 categories, all this accompanied by 2 channels of effects (Chorus and delay) and a reverb in the master. This VST has all the common features too : the velocity response , midi controls , ADSR, level and Pan control for each layer.
Orchestral Strings One – Sound Magic
The Orchestral Strings One – is an orchestral plugin with an incredibly realistic sound and high quality, considering its free status. Created by Sound Magic and recorded in the famous Berliner Hall with Brauner microphones and amplified by Neve preamps, the Orchestral Strings One – is a perfect VST for anyone looking for a great sound quality. It contains 14 violins, 10 Violas, 8 cellos and 6 double basses, which can be changed in real time like Spiccato, Staccato, Pizzicato, Legato, Crecendo, Vibrato, Tremolo and more, without lowering the quality and fluency of each one. the instruments. With its 200 MB, it is an undemanding plugin for your CPU, but one that is worth using in its productions for its high quality and versatility.
DSK Overture – DSK Music
DSK Oveture – this plugin, somewhat demanding for your CPU, has 4 slots (or tracks) in which you can load the 40 different orchestral instruments, 1 drum kit and 10 combos (or groups of instruments). It also contains an amplifier, a few filters (HP, LP, BP1, BP2 and notch), an amplifier for filters and a small selection of effects (delay, chorus and reverb).
This plugin has 4 layer (40 instruments, 1 drum kit, 10 internal combos): Acoustic Piano, Harpsichord, Church Organ, Celesta,
Glockenspiel, Vibes, Harp, Flute, Piccolo, English Horns, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba,
Cello, ContraBass, Viola, Violin, Orchestra Drum Kit, Full Sections…
VSCO2 – Versilian Studios
VSCO2 – is one of the best free orchestral plugins you can find. It comes with over 2000 samples for its 25 instruments, which adds more quality and realism to the sound. With instruments such as strings, trumpets, percussion and their articulations – they make VSCO2 a perfect tool for any productions of soundtracks and post-production of strings for hip hop, rock or pop tracks.