Sound Magic is the developer behind Neo Orchestra CE, a fantastic orchestral collection with some incredible sounds and clever features. And now, Sound Magic offers Cadenza Ukulele FREE for a limited time.
Fans of orchestral collections will know they rarely come cheap, so before I get into the freebie, I should mention that the flagship Neo Orchestra CE is available at a 70% discount right now, bringing the price down from $499 to $149.
If you don’t need an entire orchestra, you can grab Cadenza Solo Strings (Cadenza Cello/Viola/Violin) for $49.
Discounts across the Sound Magic website include collections, solo instruments, and effects.
Of course, the one thing better than paying less is paying nothing, which brings us to Cadenza Ukulele.
Cadenza Ukulele is available to download for free for a limited time. Unfortunately, details regarding the duration of this offer are vague, so I can’t tell you when it ends. It’s free as this article is published, so if you’re interested, don’t wait.
Like the other Cadenza products, the latest version of the Neo Orchestra engine is the driving force behind the free Cadenza Ukulele.
Cadenza is an exciting word for any soloist in the orchestral world; it’s a chance to demonstrate virtuosic prowess.
A cadenza can take multiple forms, but it’s typically somewhat of a departure from the main theme or feel of a concerto, often the most technically challenging part for a single player, and can even be quite playful.
It is also an opportunity for the composer and soloist to step out from the group. Although typically written by the composer, it’s not uncommon for a soloist to improvise a cadenza and, in some cases, have harmonic or rhythmic support from a few other instruments.
Regarding this freebie, the word cadenza is interesting because I don’t recall many virtual ukuleles aimed at such exposed solo roles. It tells me that the developer has created an instrument they believe will convincingly play that role, and that’s promising.
The ukulele might not be the first instrument you think of when it comes to soloing, perhaps even more so in the orchestral realm. But there’s something charming about the ukulele, and players tackle everything from Taylor Swift to J.S Bach.
You’ll find the download instructions on the product page. And don’t forget to check out Sound Magic’s popular Piano One freebie.
Don’t forget the other recent orchestral freebie, Reverie; Cello Textures.
Cadenza Ukulele is available in AU and VST formats for macOS (10.6 upwards) and Windows (7 upwards).
Download: Cadenza Ukulele (FREE)