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TOP 5 FREE ORCHESTRAL PLUGINS

Whether you’re just starting out, or need some fresh inspiration, there are plenty of free plugins out there to scratch your orchestral itch. Here’s our top 5…

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Kicking off with a plugin that’s old, but gold. Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 has been getting bigger and better for years. Some of the sounds are a bit flat but there are also some standouts.


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ProjectSAM’s Free Orchestra borrows some unusual patches from their selection of orchestral libraries. You’ll need the free Kontakt Player to run them, so head to Native Instruments to pick that up.


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And whilst you’re visiting Native, make sure to grab Komplete Start which contains over 2000 sounds for synths, sample players and more. There are also some bonus loops and one-shots.


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The completely free Layers from Orchestral Tools, contains a huge 17GB of content. The brass, strings and woodwinds are from their full libraries and run in their own free player. 


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At number 1, Spitfire’s offerings which include a free version of their BBC Symphony Orchestra and the inspirational LABS series. These all run in Spitfire’s own plugin and you shouldn’t hesitate to pick them up.



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February 10, 2021

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