Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The VSCO2 Orchestra

Sam Gossner impressively created the VSCO2 chamber orchestra. Two years in the making this version at its largest has 300 instruments. Sam put thousands of the samples under a Creative Commons Zero license which is similar to Public Domain. This is called the Community Edition and there is a full SFZ version and an EXS24 version in the making on this page along with all the original samples. Thanks to Sam and his friends for this tremendous contribution to the world of free music.

Here are the VSTi versions made with Maize Sampler. At the top is the complete Version One available as a Rompler with all the instruments or as separate VST instruments. Below is Version Two. It looks prettier, shows the keyrange for the instrument and the keyswitches, has round robins, shorter release times for sharper short articulations, reverb and is 4 db softer so it won't hit peak volume as easily (Note if you are getting distortion on any of these VSTis, just turn down the volume / velocity). Unfortunately these don't seem to work with Windows XP, I suggest you try the SFZ version at the link above.

Soundcloud Demo kindly created for me by Sam.
Demo of the Harp, Res Evil 3, Res Evil Main Hall by WhiteNoiz


Here is the full orchestral Rompler, Version 2 finally complete.

Instrument Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
V2 Full Orchestra Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU

Creative Commons Zero: Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner
Piano and Organ sampled by Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio Version 2
Artwork: Simon Autenrieth
 
Version One Instruments. Top row is all 18 instruments and 50 articulations in one rompler.
Instrument Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Full Orchestra Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU





Violin Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Violin Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Viola Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Cello Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Double Bass Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Harp Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Trumpet Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Horn Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Tenor Trombone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Tuba Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Flute Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Oboe Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Clarinet Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Bassoon Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Piano Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Organ Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Percussion Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Chromatic Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
VSCO2 Chromatic contains the Marimba, Xylo and Glock.  

Version 2 
I'm working on a much better looking V2. Sam was kind enough to let me use the UI art created by Simon Autenrieth for the official VSTs. The main thing to note is that the onscreen keyboard is not velocity sensitive. Midi input, external keyboards, etc all behave correctly its only the onscreen keyboard in the VST that is basically a toggle switch.



Version Two Instruments
Instruments Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Violin Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Violin Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Viola Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Cello Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Double Bass Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Trumpet Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
French Horn Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Trombone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Old Trombone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Tuba Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Piccolo Lite Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Flute Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Oboe Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Clarinet Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Bassoon Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Piano Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Upright 1 Piano Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Organ Loud Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Organ Soft Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Harp Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Percussion Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Timpani Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Marimba Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Xylophone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Glockenspiel Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU

Creative Commons Zero: Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner 
Piano and Organ sampled by Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio
Version 2 Artwork: Simon Autenrieth

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The Sonatina Orchestra

The entire Sonatina Orchestra created by Mattias Westlund is available as a single Rompler Module. This lets you have a single VST and choose which instrument and articulation you want to use. I like the idea because it is less clutter in your DAW, however it is an extra mouse click to choose the instrument you want from a list. Another nice free module by Sample Science is the Orion Sound Module. It includes a number of instruments from this site and many more.







If you don't want the Rompler, you can download the instruments separately and this list also gives you an idea of the instruments that are in the Module.

Sonatina Violins        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Violas         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Cellos         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Basses        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Trumpets    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Trombone   Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Horn           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU 
Sonatina Tuba           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Flute          Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Clarinet     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Oboe         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Bassoon    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Percussion      Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Timpani          Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Xylophone      Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST  Mac AU
Sonatina Glockenspiel   Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Chimes           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Harp               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Choir              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Piano              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU


Sonatina: Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0: Mattias Westlund

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The GM Soundset

While far from complete, here is a list of all the instruments in basic GM order and their download links. Don't forget that if you have the 'Rompler' version of the Sonatina or VSCO2, then you don't need the individual instruments.

A list of credits is at the bottom. All these instruments can be used commercially, but please give credit to the samplers listed under Attribution Credits.


Piano

1   Acoustic Grand Piano
      City Piano                                     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      City Piano Lite                               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      City Piano Crisp                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      Iowa Piano                                    Win 64   Win 32      Mac VST   Mac AU
      Sonatina Piano                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
 
2    Bright Acoustic Piano   
       Salamander Piano                         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

3    Electric Grand Piano
       Y Piano                                       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

4    Upright Piano
       Skerratt London Piano                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       VSCO2 Piano                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      Intimate Piano
       The Whisper                                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU 

5    Electric Piano 1
       W Piano                                      Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

6    Electric Piano 2
       MK Merlittzer                               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

8    Clavinet
       H Piano                                       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Chromatic Percussion

10  Glockenspiel
       Sonatina Glock                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST  Mac AU

13  Marimba
       VSCO2 Chromatic                        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Contains Marimba, Xylo and Glock

14  Xylophone
       Sonatina Xylophone                     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

15  Tubular Bells
       Sonatina Chimes                         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Organ

20  Church Organ
       VSCO2 Organ                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Prudhoe Organ                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Guitar

25  Acoustic Guitar - Nylon
      Freepats Spanish Guitar                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      MF Natural Concert Guitar             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU  

26  Acoustic Guitar - Steel
       FS Blues Steel String Guitar         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU 

27  Electric Guitar - Jazz
       FS Mor Peter Bridge                     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

28  Electric Guitar - Clean
       Karoryfer Cute Emily Guitar           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Karoryfer Cute Emily Dirty             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU


Bass

34  Electric Bass - Fingered
       Project16 Fingered Bass               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Quartertone Bass                         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

35  Electric Bass - Picked
       Project16 Picked Bass                 Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

39  Synth Bass 1
       Axis 80 Plinks and Plunks             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Contains Synth Bass

(Fairly) Complete Orchestra Romplers

 VSCO2 Rompler                                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
 Sonatina Rompler                               Win 64   Win 32    Mac VST


Strings

41  Violin
       LDK1609 Violin                          Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST  Mac AU
       VSCO2 Violin                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       VSCO2 Violin Section                 Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Violins                          Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

42  Viola
       VSCO2 Viola Section                 Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Viola Section                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

43  Cello
       VSCO2 Cello Section                 Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Cello Section                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Contains Solo Cello

44  Double Bass
       VSCO2 Double Bass                   Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Double Bass                  Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

47  Orchestral Harp
       VSCO2 Harp                               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Harp                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

48  Timpani
       Sonatina Timpani                        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Ensemble 

51  Synth Strings
      Axis 80 Weird Strings                  Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

53  Choir Aahs
       Sonatina Choir                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU


Brass

57  Trumpet
       VSCO2 Trumpet                         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Trumpet                        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Trumpet                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

58  Trombone
       VSCO2 Tenor Trombone             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Trombone                     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Tenor Trombone                  Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Bass Trombone                   Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

59  Tuba
       VSCO2 Tuba                               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Tuba                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Tuba                                    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

60  Muted Trumpet
       VSCO2 Trumpet                         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
        Contains 2 Mute Articulations

61  French Horn
       VSCO2 Horn                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Horn                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Horn                                  Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Reed

65  Soprano Sax
       Iowa Soprano Sax                      Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

66  Alto Sax
       Iowa Alto Sax                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Clruwe Alto Sax                        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

69  Oboe
      VSCO2 Oboe                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      Sonatina Oboe                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

70  English Horn
       Sonatina Oboe                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
      Contain an English Horn

71  Bassoon
       VSCO2 Bassoon                        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Bassoon                       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Contains a Contrabassoon.

72   Clarinet
        VSCO2 Clarinet                         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
        Sonatina Clarinet                        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
        Contains a Bass Clarinet

 Pipe

 73  Piccolo
        Sonatina Flute                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
        Contains both Alto Flute & Piccolo  


74  Flute
       VSCO2 Flute                                Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Flute                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Alto Flute                              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Flute                                    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Iowa Bass Flute                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Orchestral Percussion

       VSCO2 Percussion                       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
       Sonatina Percussion                     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Drums

Quartertone Drums                             Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Open Source Drums                           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Musyng Kite Drums                            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Attribution Credits
Sonatina: Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0: Mattias Westlund
Y,H & W Piano Samples created by Greg Sullivan used with permission, please credit him.
Salamander Piano: Creative Commons Attribution License: Alexander HolmFeel
Quartertone: Creative Commons Attribution: Quartertone
Project16: Creative Commons Attribution: Project16
MK or Musyng Kite: Creative Commons Attribution: Sarcyan
The Skerratt London Piano: Creative Commons Attribution: KungKrill
Prudhoe Organ: Creative Commons Attribution: Mark Beverley
Cute Emily: Creative Commons Attribution: Kaororyfer
MF Guitar: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported: Markus Fiedler
Exception allowed for Commercial Music, just no sale of the samples / instrument 

Public Domain / CC0 / No Attribution Requested
FS: GNU GPL license: Flame Studios
VSCO 2: Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal : Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner
Freepats Guitar: Creative Commons Zero:  Roberto of Zenvoid.org
Iowa: Public Domain thanks to the University of Iowa. 
Axis 80: Sampled by Richard Taylor and placed in the public domain
The City and Whisper Pianos were sampled by me and are Public Domain.

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The Electric Piano

Think of the names of various electric piano making companies and you can pretty much guess what these are supposed to be and I won't get sued. I personally like the Y piano and think it is just 'Grand', but then I grew up in the '80's.

Y Piano            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

W Piano           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

H Piano            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Soundcloud Demo of Y, W & H plus some acoustics

Musyng Kite Merlittzer    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Y,H & W Piano Samples created by Greg Sullivan used with permission, please credit him.

Musyng Kite Merlittzer:  Creative Commons Attribution: Sarcyan