Spitfire Audio is offering their new BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover VST as a free download. Only catch is that you have to fill out a questionnaire on their website. A new tactic I haven’t seen before is, that they make you wait if you want it for free, which I think is fair enough, considering the quality that Spitfire Audio regularly releases. Once you complete the questionnaire, you have to wait fourteen days for the delivery of the download link.
BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover is Spitfire’s super-affordable orchestra VST. It is based on the same recordings that are used for their BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional library, which costs a whopping $999 and most likely not something you really need for your beats. Amazingly BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover comes in at around 200 MB while containing 35 instruments with 47 articulations and one mixed-signal patch!
The free version offers a streamlined user interface which is very welcome! I don’t need 100s of settings that professional orchestra libraries offer, I much prefer to call up a realistic string preset and get to work! For this workflow the interface is super intuitive and easy to use – much like their excellent LABS VST. You can choose between four types of articulation (long, spiccato, pizzicato, and tremolo), adjust the volume, as well as the intensity of the built-in effects. This VST gives you all the classic orchestra sounds – strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion – from a company who recorded the official Hans Zimmer libraries. And with a free price tag, what more can you ask for?
So yeah, in terms of sound quality of BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover… It sounds absolutely fantastic. Spitfire Audio are the masters of their craft and these are among the best orchestra sounds you can get in your DAW. You can forget about all your other orchestral Kontakt libraries or VSTs if you ask me.
A whole orchestra of the highest quality at your fingertips. Designed to make orchestral scoring accessible to music creators of every level – from those just starting out, to professional composers.
If you are curious, don’t waste any time and head over to their site to fill out a questionnaire and wait for the download of BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover to be delivered in 14 days.