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BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover

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    Write music with the world-famous BBC Symphony Orchestra — now including a concert grand piano.

    Discover 34 instruments, brought to life inside our free, easy-to-use plugin, compatible with any major music creation software – from Garageband to Pro Tools. A whole orchestra at your fingertips, Discover is designed to make orchestral scoring accessible to music creators of every level – from those just starting out, to professional composers. 

    Update your plugin now to access the Discover version of our new BBC Symphony Orchestra Piano!

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra series has something for everyone, available in three editions: Discover, Core and Professional. Upgrade to Core or Professional to access further signals, controls and sampling depth to enhance your compositions. Learn more

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    33 instruments

    1 mix signal

    47 techniques

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover

    BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor
    BBCSO Discover GUI with Piano
    Mode Switching

    Mode Switching

    One orchestra, three editions. Each edition is fully interchangeable through Spitfire’s innovative mode switching technology, making it easier than ever to share and collaborate with fellow composers, regardless of which edition they own. This makes Discover an extremely useful tool for composers of all levels writing on the go, or with the most basic technical setup, who can then go on to complete their compositions in Core or Professional.

    Modeswitching graphic, moving seamlessly between a desktop computer to a less powerful laptop.

    Free templates and more

    It’s easy to start using BBCSO Discover with your DAW of choice, thanks to a wide range of templates provided by our composing community. Plus watch how-to videos on getting started, key features and more.

    What's included

    Piano

    Mix 1

    Strings

    Violin 1
    Long (vib)
    Spiccato
    Pizz
    Trem

    Violin 2
    Long (vib)
    Spiccato
    Pizz
    Trem

    Violas
    Long (vib)
    Spiccato
    Pizz
    Trem

    Celli
    Long (vib)
    Spiccato
    Pizz
    Trem

    Basses
    Long (vib)
    Spiccato
    Pizz

    Woodwind

    Piccolo
    Long
    Stacmo

    Flutes A3
    Long
    Stacmo

    Oboes A3
    Long
    Stacmo

    Clarinets A3
    Long
    Stacmo

    Bassoons A3
    Long
    Stacmo

    Brass

    Horns A4
    Long
    Stacmo

    Trumpets A2
    Long
    Stacmo

    Tenor trombones A3

    Long
    Stacmo

    Bass trombones A2
    Long
    Stacmo

    Tuba
    Long
    Stacmo

    FAQs

    Can I use this library on more than one computer?

    Yes, this is a single user license, but our EULA allows for installation on up to two computers at a time.


    If I want to install this library on a second computer, do I have to download it again?

    No, you can simply copy the “Spitfire Audio - BBC Symphony Orchestra” folder over and use the Repair feature in the Spitfire Audio App to ensure the plugin can find all the content that it needs.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    32-bit systems are not supported.




    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    360 MB disk space required during install 

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