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BBC Symphony Orchestra

The universal orchestra

Experience the highest standard in orchestral sampling with the world-class BBC Symphony Orchestra. A complete orchestra at your fingertips, featuring strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion — all recorded at the iconic Maida Vale Studios. Presented in our award-winning, dedicated plugin — with three editions to choose from, each fully interchangeable — BBCSO offers a universal starting point for music creators of every level – from those just starting out, to professional composers.

The BBCSO Piano is now available — also presented in three editions (Professional, Core and Discover) and designed to work seamlessly with the orchestra.

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The 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.

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Left: Trombone ensemble. Right: Woman looking at manuscript paper
Left: French Horn ensemble. Middle: Core GUI. Right: A stack of manuscript paper.
Left: The symphony and conductor. Right: BBCSO Discover GUI

Mode Switching

The BBC Symphony Orchestra series presents a new standard in orchestral sampling — a whole orchestra of the highest quality, at your fingertips. A universal starting point designed for music creators of every level, from those just starting out, to professional composers, it comes in 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.

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Left: Quote by Insanely great – legatos that really sing, even in the quiet ranges, and that unmistakable sound of a world class orchestra. Bravo!”
Left: "The British Broadcasting Corporation" sign. Top right: A wide image of the studio, filled with empty chairs and microphones. Bottom right: A violin and bow resting on a chair.

BBCSO Template Tutorials and Demos

Free templates and more

Access our knowledge base of how-to videos, key features and more for BBC Symphony Orchestra, and download templates for your DAW of choice — consistently updated with exciting new material.