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BBC Symphony Orchestra

The heart of British music

The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs distinctive, wide-ranging concerts around the globe. Their exclusive collaboration with Spitfire Audio puts some of the world's most accomplished musicians at your fingertips.

With a performance heritage nearly a century old, it boasts Sir Adrian Boult, Arturo Toscanini and Sir Colin Davis among its historical conductors, championing new classical music and composers at the BBC Proms and beyond. Every note has been expertly sampled at Maida Vale Studios, a world-class recording space with a rich musical history. Built in 1909, it was one of the BBC's earliest premises — the centre of the BBC News operation during World War II, and the home of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 1934.

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The universal starting point

Start writing music with the world-famous BBC Symphony Orchestra. 33 instruments brought to life inside our free, easy-to-use plugin, compatible with any major music creation software – from Garageband to Pro Tools.


The broadcast standard

Our most expansive and ambitious project to date, this landmark library is the stuff of composing dreams: strings, brass, woodwind and percussion, presented in our award-winning dedicated plugin.




The new gold standard

Including three editions interchangeable through our groundbreaking mode-switching technology, BBCSO Professional is our definitive orchestral library, offering everything you need to produce world-class orchestral scores.

BBCSO Template Tutorials and Demos

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A singular knowledge resource created with and for our community, to learn, share and collaborate — consistently updated with exciting new BBC Symphony Orchestra material.