Bigcat Instruments has released VSCO2 Rompler, a new version of the free Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra orchestral instrument plugin for Windows and Mac.
VSCO2 includes 25 instruments and 88 articulations covering a wide range of chamber strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
Well here it is the new VSCO2 Rompler. Most obviously, the look is much nicer. Thanks to Sam Gossner for hooking my up with the artwork of Simon Autenrieth. The New GUI also includes a Reverb knob. Reverb is more important as the default release times have been shortened to allow for sharper performances. Also this orchestra is recorded pretty dry, so reverb is needed to wetten it up. If you are mixing it with the Sonatina Rompler you will notice the difference as the Sonatina is wetter out of the box.
Another improvement is round robins for most of the short articulations and quick percussion hits. Also the ‘Old Trombone’, ‘Upright 1’ piano and a lite piccolo patch have been added. This takes the total of samples to over 2000 and gives 25 instruments. The strings have solo violin and double bass and small violin, viola and cello sections. Brass and woodwinds have five solo instruments each. Remember this is a chamber orchestra, so it is intended for a smaller and more intimate sound. Traditional a chamber orchestra would be brought into the home of a rich man, maybe a noble, to entertain his family and friends. So imagine you are a medieval baron as you listen.
Thanks to Sam Gossner and his crew for this collection of samples. Take a look at the Community Edition on his site. You can find the samples, SFZ versions and much more. If you enjoy the sound you might invest in the pro edition. I did and I’m quite enjoying it. The fun exotic instruments like wooden flutes, baroque recorders and unique brass make it worth the price of admission.
VSCO2 Rompler is available as a free download for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit VST/AU). Individual instruments are also available for download.