Best FREE Realistic Instrument VST/AU Plugins For Windows & Mac (2019)

Best FREE Realistic Instrument VST/AU Plugins For Windows & Mac (2019)


If you’re looking for free virtual instruments
that can be used for composing orchestral or realistic music, these 5 plugins will help
you do just that. And all but one will work on both Windows and Mac, but I do mention an alternative for the one that doesn’t. Stick around, these are some pretty good options
and I’ve made examples of how each one sounds too. [Best FREE Realistic Instrument Plugins For Windows and Mac] Hey everyone, Jake from Transverse Audio here. Before I get into the first one, I want to
let you know there is a bonus sound library for orchestral drums at the end of the video
that you can get for free. The download links are also in the description below. With that aside, let’s get into it. The first one I want to mention is Spitfire LABS. A great resource to get free orchestral instruments
and they add a new one every month, at least that’s what they say. So hey, save the video and check back in a
couple of months, they might have a new one available. From this, you can use an array of different
instruments like strings, guitar, piano, and choir that all sound great. Each instrument allows you to control expression,
dynamics, and reverb. Let’s listen to how they sound. [Spitfire LABS demo soundtrack] The next instrument I’d like to highlight
is Cloudrum by Ample Sound. This one sounds pretty cool and is quite different
from their regular approach to making plugins as they almost entirely stick to stringed
instruments. With this one being the only exception. Even though it’s slightly out of their expertise,
this one really hit the mark. [Ample Sound Cloudrum demo soundtrack] Now if you’re looking for a robust library
of orchestral instruments including percussion, strings, and brass, you might really like
Sonatina Orchestra. Unfortunately, this is the one that doesn’t
work for Mac. But, is very similar to one that does, called
VSCO2. This plugin seems to have a lot of the same
instrument samples and I’ll leave a link in the description below
to a video where I actually demo this if you’d like to check out how that one sounds
as well as a bunch of other realistic plugins. Back to Sonatina Orchestra,
this is how it sounds. [Sonatina Orchestra demo soundtrack] If you’re looking for a fully functional deluxe drum kit, SSD5 FREE has many different drums for you to use. So, you get more control compared
to just using samples. Now, let’s hear a demo of how it sounds. [SSD5 FREE demo soundtrack] The last one is a bit of a process to get
set up but it does sound pretty good. And I suggest that you at least listen to the demo I made before you decide not to give it a go. If it seems too complex for you. Virtual Playing Orchestra does require you
to download the wave files, sfz scripts, and a separate sfz player such as
sforzando made by Plogue. And there are other orchestral libraries that
have sfz format. Here is what it sounds like. [Virtual Playing Orchestra demo soundtrack] Finally, the bonus sound library. If you’re looking for some free Taiko drum samples, you can get them from this pay-what-you-want resource. If you feel that it’s worth some money, the
option is there for you but you can get them for free. In this library, you’ll find some nice drum
one-shots to use in your music or even sound effects. Now, I actually use some of the samples from this pack in all of my videos outros. But here’s another demo of how they sound. [Free Taiko One-shots demo soundtrack] I hope these will help you make better orchestral
music or just music in general. If you haven’t already, check out the video I made last year for 5 more free orchestral and realistic plugins. Subscribe and hit the bell icon so you don’t
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