Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra (Sound Module)

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra (Sound Module)

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.

Developer: Mattias Westlund & Big Cat Instruments

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Strings, brass, woodwinds, keys, choir & percussion

Free Full Orchestral Sample Library

The Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra Module contains the full SSO by Mattias Westlund, nicely wrapped up into one simple VST plugin (32 & 64bit)

The SSO samples are stereo, 16 bit, 44kHz. 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.

SSO is a free library released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license.

For more information, please see the SSO page and SSO sound module page.

Full Instrument List

Strings

  • 16 violins (1st) sustain, staccato, pizzicato
  • 12 violins (2nd) sustain, staccato, pizzicato
  • 11 violas sustain*, pizzicato
  • 10 celli sustain, staccato, pizzicato
  • 8 basses sustain, staccato, pizzicato
  • 1 concert harp pluck
  • 1 solo violin & solo cello sustain

Brass

  • 3 trumpets sustain, staccato
  • 4 horns sustain, staccato
  • 3 trombones sustain, staccato
  • 1 tuba sustain, staccato
  • 1 solo trumpet, solo horn, solo tenor trombone, solo bass trombone sustain

Woodwinds

  • 3 flutes sustain, staccato
  • 3 clarinets sustain
  • 3 oboes sustain
  • 3 bassoons sustain
  • 1 piccolo flute sustain*
  • 1 solo flute, 1 solo alto flute, 1 solo clarinet, 1 solo bass clarinet, 1 solo oboe, 1 solo cor anglais, 1 solo bassoon, 1 solo contrabassoon sustain

Keys & Choir

  • grand piano
  • male chorus sustain
  • female chorus sustain

Chromatic Percussion

  • timpani left hand/right hand hits, rolls
  • glockenspiel
  • xylophone
  • chimes

Percussion

  • bass drum soft/hard hit
  • snare drum left hand/right hand hits, roll
  • cymbals 4 rolls, 1 hit
  • conga muffled, open, slap
  • bar chimes 3 variations
  • tamtam 3 variations
  • triangle mute, half-open, open, roll
  • tambourine soft/hard hit, shake, roll
  • wood blocks high, low
  • cabasa 2 variations
  • shaker 3 variations
  • sleigh bells soft/hard hit
  • castanets 2 variations
  • ratchet
  • vibraslap
  • bell tree