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#597105 - 05/12/20 01:45 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments
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Hi All
Just a Link to the BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version which has 33 instruments and is Free if you answer a questionaire or 49 euro if you dont .After answering the questionaire they send you the package in 14 days.Also the full pro version is on sale for 749 euro instead of 999 euro and in a dream world id buy that .....Hope it useful to you H



https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bbc-symphony-orchestra-discover/

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#597205 - 05/13/20 02:22 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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thanks - will wait till the free version arrives

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#597285 - 05/13/20 11:25 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Thank you!
Always wanted to try some of their orchestral things.

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#597412 - 05/14/20 05:25 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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I am always careful before downloading these types of sound libraries. Simply because I have historically filled too many hard drives with material I never do anything with. So I have now gone a long spell without any downloads and even moved on in generation of Music machines so the old unused stuff is pretty much gone.

So to make a long story short, I did some research on this offering and concluded it was well worth it to get the free version. Let you know in 14 days.
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#598411 - 05/21/20 12:17 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: MusicStudent]
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Originally Posted By: MusicStudent
I am always careful before downloading these types of sound libraries. Simply because I have historically filled too many hard drives with material I never do anything with. So I have now gone a long spell without any downloads and even moved on in generation of Music machines so the old unused stuff is pretty much gone.

So to make a long story short, I did some research on this offering and concluded it was well worth it to get the free version. Let you know in 14 days.


It absolutely is well worth it. You basically get instruments from their top of the line library without some of the articulations but still quite useful. The difference is where this was recorded and it is the BBC Symphony Orchestra so it is very well done. The pro version gives you something like 20 different microphone placements for every sample and all the articulations you would ever need, but this free version is still very nice.

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#598595 - 05/22/20 07:06 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: etcjoe]
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Hi All,
Just an update I got my free version today and its great.All the instruments are super sounding .Agree with your assessement EtcJoe ,H

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#598623 - 05/22/20 11:12 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Thank you - this is really useful!
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#599174 - 05/26/20 03:20 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: musician17]
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Hi Musicstudent
Their is also a scoring competition on that closes on June 3rd with a nice prize H

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#599193 - 05/26/20 04:25 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Originally Posted By: Hugh2
Hi Musicstudent
Their is also a scoring competition on that closes on June 3rd with a nice prize H


Tomorrow is day 14 as I wait for my free version to arrive. One thing you can say for the Brits is, they are punctual. grin
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#599213 - 05/26/20 06:36 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: MusicStudent]
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Hi MusicStudent,I dont have much in ways of strings and this is great for such a small plugin ,some of their free labs stuff is great too,Anyway I hope to have my score up in a couple of days, a mixture of spitfire ,arturia and BIAB ,H
P.s my free version came a few minutes after midnight lol very puntual


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#599345 - 05/27/20 01:07 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Did I mention not only are they punctual, but also polite. Here is what they sent me today!


Quote:
"Hello Dan,
Thank you for applying for a free copy of BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover.
The wait is almost over — you'll receive a "Ready To Download" email tomorrow. In the meantime, we have created a few simple videos to help you get to composing as quickly as possible — covering the contents, download and installation process"
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#599413 - 05/27/20 10:24 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Thank you for posting this. The questionnaire was actually pretty fun.

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#599440 - 05/28/20 04:37 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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The quality of sound and range of instruments is nothing short of ASTOUNDING - especially considering that they are offering this for free...

The download process (using their app) is easy and simple and relatively fast.

Anyone who ever considers using orchestral instruments in a production should take advantage of this offer.
You shouldn't ever need much more...

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#599450 - 05/28/20 05:49 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Ditto what FJ said. I can only add, Simply BRILLIANT. The definition and new standard for a no-brainer download!

And don't miss this Reaper Template which is available.Every instrument, every articulation laid out.
https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.php?p=2294254&postcount=8 cry


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#599457 - 05/28/20 06:28 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: MusicStudent]
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OK, you sold me. Signed up and waiting!
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#599558 - 05/28/20 03:07 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: MusicStudent]
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Hi Musicstudent I missed the reaper link very good .When I am importing a midi file I have made how do I get the individual midi tracks not to make new tracks but sit on the reaper made template tracks if you know what I mean .Hugh

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#599572 - 05/28/20 03:40 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Originally Posted By: Hugh2
Hi Musicstudent I missed the reaper link very good .When I am importing a midi file I have made how do I get the individual midi tracks not to make new tracks but sit on the reaper made template tracks if you know what I mean .Hugh


I think I do. One way is to drag the midi from the inserted track and then drop it on the selected track to play in the SO. In fact you don't even have to load your midi file to a separate track, reaper will support drag and drop from a .mid file.

How do you drag and drop a midi track in Reaper? Glad you asked this question because it is a little know secret. You have to hold the Cntrl-Alt keys while you drag with your mouse. Few people know this little secret.

By the way keep on eye on the Reaper Forum, the SO is likely to get a lot of press.

Good luck.
Dan
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#600192 - 06/02/20 09:53 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: MusicStudent]
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Hi Music Student thanks for the midi help,
I used Spitfire bbc discovery Violin,trumpets and Celeste,also the free labs Chello in my score link below .I used Biab and Arturia also.The free instruments were excellent I have to say ,H
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4zxO7g33_U&t=1s

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#600534 - 06/04/20 11:20 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Re BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover, I can't get the velocity to make a difference to the sound.
Whether the velocity is at 127 or 0 the volume is the same.
Is this a restriction of the free version or I am being dumb?
Mike
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#600557 - 06/05/20 01:09 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Spitfire Audio OFFER BBC Symphony Orchestra Free Version 33 Instruments [Re: Hugh2]
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Very cool. Thanks for this info.

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