The Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is a free Creative Commons-licensed orchestral sample library in .sfz format.
While not as advanced or ambitious in scope as commercial offerings, Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra contains all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations.
- Sample library created from free/CC-licensed/public domain instrument samples.
- 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.
- Format: sfz (stereo, 16 bit/44kHz samples).
- Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is available to download under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license.
Here’s a demo of the free orchestral sample library: