Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, free orchestral sample library

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra

Mattias Westlund has announced the release of Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, a creative commons-licensed orchestral sample library.

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is a free orchestral sample library. While not as advanced or ambitious in scope as commercial offerings, SSO contains all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations. It’s primarily aimed at beginners, but also more experienced composers looking for something lightweight and/or portable might find it useful.

SSO comes in sfz format, which is a powerful, open, non-monolithic sample format. It consists of a plain text file with an sfz extension that holds all sample playback parameters, and a set of sound samples in wave format which are referenced by the sfz file. This means that sfz files can be edited with any plain text editor, and the samples can be edited with any audio editor that loads wave files.

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra features

  • Sample library created from free/CC-licensed/public domain instrument samples.
  • Melodic instruments and chromatic percussion are sampled in minor 3rds. Staccato/pizzicato patches have 2x round-robin.
  • All samples have varying amounts of stage ambience, depending on their front-to-back placement, but in addition to that a good hall reverb is a must.
  • Format: sfz (stereo, 16 bit/44kHz samples).

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is available to download under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license.

More information: Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra

  • CheddarMan

    Requires a bittorrent client to download! Oh well!

  • tau

    my antivirus find something in this pack. so, be careful.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    @tau, could you be more specific as to what “something” your antivirus software found?

  • http://sso.mattiaswestlund.com/ Mattias Westlund

    I would be very surprised if it found anything more than wave files and plain text files, because that’s all it contains. There is nothing executable in the archive that could contain a virus.

  • YangYang

    second that – nothing virus-like on there from what I saw ;)

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    Mattias forgot to renew his domain. Until this issue is fixed you can find the Sonatina page here http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/

  • http://soundcloud.com/djsur DJSur

    The soundset converted to 24-48.wav
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5XDUF1IE

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