Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sound Modules

Blogger seems to be having some issues, I changed to a simple theme for the moment as that seems to actually work. It might be a fair bit ugly however...

Hey a new Rompler is out this time featuring the VSCO2 Community Orchestra. Check it out on a new blog devoted entirely to VST Instruments.

VSCO2 Community Orchestra Sound Module

Do I ever get tired of messing about with the labor of Mattias Westlund? Apparently not as here is the entire (I'm pretty sure) Sonatina Orchestra in a single 1 gig VST module (650 meg zip). 20 instruments and over 50 articulations. Note that the piccolo is tucked into the flute instrument and a few other instruments are tucked around. This is based on the idea of a free Rompler by the great Sample Science who created the Orion Sound Module. While they may not be Sampletank 3 and Miroslav 2, they cost a lot less. Hopefully there is some fun to be had here.

Thanks to my friend at VST4Free for providing an alternate download site.

Some exciting news, VSTBuzz is hosting the Module and has a great looking page for it.

Just a note, Cantabile Lite seems to work pretty well for just plugging in a keyboard and playing any VST instrument like this one. I'm not affiliated with them, just looking for the easiest way to play digital instruments.



Sonatina Orchestra Module - Windows 64 - Backup Mediafire Link

Sonatina Orchestral Module - Windows 32

Soundcloud Demo


OK thanks to advice by Samulis. Here is an experimental Mac VST. Hopefully I followed his instructions correctly and this works. I don't have a Mac so I can't test it, so please folks with Macs give it a try and let me know. Thanks.



Oops, thanks to Mr36 for finding a messed up articulation. Both the Violin and Cello Sustain problems are now fixed in the current version.

 Creative Commons Attribution: Mattias Westlund

27 comments:

  1. Awesome. But yes, I would be interested in a 32 bit version.

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  2. Hi. This is the first time I've come across this library and after just a quick try, I love it. One big downside to me is that the plugin parameters (e.g., ADSR envelope) do not show in my hosts (NI Maschine, Ableton Live). I think this would infinitely improve the plugin.
    Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for trying out the module. I have an old Ableton Live Lite 8 version and the ADSR controls worked when adjusted by the mouse on my Win 10 computer. Sorry I don't have access to Maschine.

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    2. Thanks for responding. It's not that the controls don't work in the plugin GUI, but that the controls aren't visible to the host (and therefore cannot be controlled and automated by the host).

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    3. Gotcha. I can understand why that would be a great, but unfortunately I have no idea how to accomplish that using Maize Sampler.

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  3. Also, the sustain of the celli sustain instrument does not work as expected (seemingly due to faulty sample loop points).

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  4. Very interested! Please, could you make 32bit too? Still using 32bit host here... :/

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  5. Oh, very nice, but yes please a 32-bit version as well!

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  6. Fantastic - I've already had some good fun with the Sonatina sfz files/samples in Ableton - it's a really great collection, so thank you for this VST!

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  7. thanks! Are there any usage restrictions for this one?

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    1. Other than crediting Mattias Westlund on your album or youtube or whatever notes, there are no restriction. Do anything you like.

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    2. Can you add a revision number to the download file to make sure we get the latest version?

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    3. That's a good point. The new version zips end with -64 or -32, so you can tell they are the new ones.

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  8. I tried the 64x link but it says that it is unavailable. Bummer.

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    1. Hum that is odd, there must be a lot of traffic on mediafire at the moment, the gentleman who runs VST4free has been kind enough to host the file as well you could try his site...
      http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Sonatina_Orchestra_Module&id=2541

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    2. Awesome. I just tried again and it is working great. Yeah, it was something with a server somewhere. Thank you.

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  9. Hey Joe- making a Mac version is actually quite easy with Maize- just export a .component file out of a blank or nearly blank Maize project. Then, go dig inside of it and find where the .mse file is. Delete that .mse file (but NOT an other files) and replace it with all the other .mse's from your already exported VSTi .instruments folder. You can also do this to create 32-bit and 64-bit windows versions super quickly- ONLY the .dll changes with VSTi exports, and this is completely backwards/forwards compatible- anything from Maize 2.0 to present will open the .mse files, in case of a bug in the Maize engine. -Samulis

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    1. Thanks Samulis. I'll give that a try. I didn't realize that the mses were interchangeable.

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    2. Well no feedback on this, but hundreds of downloads and no one saying the Mac version doesn't work so I assume it does.

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  10. Great library for free! Thanks a lot!

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  11. Does not work in Reaper

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    1. It works in Win 7 & 10 with very recent versions of Reaper. Based on other feedback, I'm starting to wonder if it is a problem with XP?

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  12. Thanks. I haven't checked everything, but the violin and celli sustains arent looping (the sfz versions do)

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    1. For some reason the Violin and Celli sustains came out completely wrong on this. I didn't realize it until after release and did a quick audible and got rid of the looping. Thanks for the reminder. I'll take a look and see if I can retry the samples and get them to loop correctly.

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