Spitfire Audio is offering the new BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover ($49 value) virtual instrument as a free download for everyone who fills out a questionnaire on the company’s website. The download link will be delivered fourteen days after completing the questionnaire.
BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover is Spitfire Audio’s brand new, super-affordable orchestra virtual instrument in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. It is based on the same recordings that were used for the BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional ($999) library. However, BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover only contains around 200 MB of audio data. It contains 35 instruments with 47 articulations and one mixed-signal patch.
The library features a streamlined user interface that was designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Some of the design elements were borrowed from Spitfire Audio’s massively popular LABS virtual instrument platform. The user can choose between four types of articulation (long, spiccato, pizzicato, and tremolo), adjust the volume, and the intensity of the built-in effects. You get all the classic orchestra sounds – strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion.
As for the sound quality, if you’re even wondering, BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover 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. The only other freely downloadable orchestra library that comes close in terms of quality is ProjectSAM’s excellent The Free Orchestra for Kontakt.
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.
BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover is priced at $49 but you can get it completely free of charge if you fill out a questionnaire. Click the “Or Free” link next to the “Add To Cart” button on the product page to access the questionnaire. Keep in mind that you will need to wait fourteen days for the download link to arrive.
UPDATE: At the moment, you can redeem the coupon code spitfirexnamm2021 at checkout to get the library for free without waiting (but the coupon code will likely expire soon).
More info: BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover ($49 base price, free if you fill out a questionnaire, try using the coupon code spitfirexnamm2021 to get the library for free without waiting)