Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sonatina Symphony Orchestra for Kontakt

Another Kontakt libary project. This time the legendary Creative Commons Licensed Sonatina Symphony Orchestra created by Mattias Westlund. In addition to the samples included in SSO, I've added some samples that Mattias put up on his blog after the release of Sonatina. Each instrument has all articulations included in a single Kontakt instrument.

Allow me to quote from the Sonatina Symphony Orchestra website.
"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."




The String Section
Solo Violin         Solo Cello
1st Violins - Take 2          2nd Violins - Take 2       Violas - Take 2
Celli                  Basses

The Brass Section
Trumpet       Horn      Tenor Trombone    Bass Trombone    Tuba
Trumpets - Take 2              Horns - Take 2               Trombones

The Woodwind Section
Piccolo      Alto Flute       Flute       Cor Anglias       Oboe
Clarinet      Bass Clarinet      Bassoon      Contrabassoon
Flutes           Clarinets           Oboes           Bassoons

Chromatic Percussion
Chimes      Glockenspiel      Timpani     Xylophone

Percussion

The Chorus
Male            Female         Mixed

Shell Only
If you already have the SSO samples, Thorsten Keller was kind enough to create an small 8 meg file that allows you to use the new Kontakt mappings without re downloading the samples. It contains the nkis and the wallpapers. Just point the instrument to your SSO samples folder and then the Wallpaper and save it.




"Licensing - SSO is a free (as in speech, and beer) library released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license."

18 comments:

  1. I gotta say this solo violin is a pleasure!!!! :) good job man!

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  2. Not sure if my previous comment got posted, trying again.

    Thank you for these instruments and sound great. The Tuba does not seem to play. The Kontakt keys seem to depress, but dont see the Round Robins being selected. All other instruments play well.

    take care,

    DaveT

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  3. Hi Joe,

    Oops, my error, I didnt hit the keyswitches. Nothing plays with the tuba until one of the keyswitches is selected.
    So the Tuba does work.

    take care,

    DaveT

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    1. Good catch. I made that error on a couple other instruments, but caught it. Can't believe i missed it on the Tuba. Ah well. Uploading a new version now.

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  4. Tuba was deleted from mediafire((

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  5. Thanks for letting me know. I reset the link and it seems to work now.

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  6. Just wondering why he forgot to include the Violas as well as the other missing string instruments?

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  7. Hi, I've just discovered this, it's great!
    I've got a basic question: can anyone tell me what does the "Hold" knob do?
    Thanks!
    Ps: I'm sorry for my english, I´m from Argentina!

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    1. Your English is fine. Basically Hold is how long before the Decay and Sustain kick in. So 0 Hold means that if you are using decay/sustain, the note will start decaying right after you hit it.

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    2. Ok, thanks Joe. I'm new on virtual instruments and synthesizers. I'm fascinated with the possibilities!

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    3. They are interesting. I really don't understand most of the thing you can do with them, especially synths. For a list of more freebies take a look at my other blog.
      http://bigcatlists.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have a problem. My kontakt version no load Sonatina instruments. My version is Kontakt 5.4.3. You help me, tank you!

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  9. Sorry it isn't working for you. I'm not sure what version I had when I made these. I have 5.5 now. You should just be able to use the Ni Update Center to get a newer version.

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  10. I wanted to create a hybrid orchestral tool using these samples. I would be pricing it between $3.50-$10. I will be doing extensive layering and modular effect work. I do not plan to take them as is and simply sell them. Is this something I can do? I'm just a poor fool who can't afford to hire an orchestra but I have big ideas!

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    1. You know I'm not sure. Check the original site and take a look at the license. You might also see if Mattias has a functioning email.
      http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/

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  11. hello joe!!
    congratulations and good job!!
    there is a problem with http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/?

    thanks

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    1. That license has been retired, but the conditions still stand. You can use the samples to create any musical work commercial or non-commercial, you are just requested to credit Mattias. If you make a derivative work like my versions of the Sonatina, you can't sell them.

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    2. ok
      perfect!

      thanks and happy new year ;)

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