Paul Battersby Virtual Playing Orchestra SFZ WAV Free

Paul Battersby Virtual Playing Orchestra SFZ WAV Free screenshot

10 NOVEMBER 2016 | SFZ | WAV | 840 MB

Virtual Playing Orchestra is a SFZ sample library that attempts to emulate multiple articulations of the solo and section instruments from a full orchestra using the best samples from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, No Budget Orchestra, VSCO2 Community Edition, Phaded Productions, University of Iowa, Philharmonia Orchestra and extra samples from Mattias Westlund, author of Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra.

Virtual playing is my term for playing the simulated sound of a real instrument by using a piano keyboard and software based virtual instruments. (In technical terms, playing a MIDI controller and recording the notes through VST plugins using a computer in place of a multi-track recording studio)

I add virtual drums, bass, strings, or even full orchestra to an original song as an alternative to hiring live musicians and booking time in a recording studio.

The idea is to take an original guitar + vocals song or a piano + vocals song (sometimes called a 1+1 song = a vocal and 1 instrument) and make it sound very much like a full band recording or perhaps to take a full band recording and add some strings or other accompaniment to create a more rich, full sound.

I often re-mix all the tracks, apply EQ, boost the volume and apply noise reduction to improve the sound of the final result. When necessary I may apply some pitch correction if the singer is a little off on a few notes.

Visit my Before & After page to hear some sections of songs before and after I worked on them or listen to any of the songs I’ve worked on by using the links on the right hand side bar.