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BBC Symphony Orchestra Core

THE BROADCAST STANDARD

In partnership with BBC Studios and the world-famous BBC Symphony Orchestra, Spitfire Audio has captured what no other sample library has before: the musical synergy of a family of astoundingly accomplished players with a 90-year heritage of performances and recordings, expertly recorded at London’s famous Maida Vale Studios — home of the BBCSO, and host to The Beatles, Hendrix and Bowie. 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.

Core has been curated to offer a streamlined package, featuring essential instruments and the full range of articulations, with one mix signal — fully interchangeable with our Discover and Professional editions. Owners of Core will also have access to BBCSO Discover for free.

Waltz Of The Flowers - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (BBCSO CORE) (0:00 / 1:03)

Symphonic Dances - Sergei Rachmaninoff (BBCSO CORE) (0:00 / 1:05)

Your Majesty - Oliver Patrice Weder (BBCSO CORE) (0:00 / 3:08)

Sadie's Waltz - Homay Schmitz (BBCSO CORE) (0:00 / 2:41)

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Product Info

  • 24.0 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.
  • 24.00 GB disk space required during install
  • Mac system requirements Mac OS X 10.10 or later Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM. Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM. Machine must be connected to the internet during install
  • PC system requirements Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit) Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5. Recommended: Intel 2.8 GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700. Machine must be connected to the internet during install
  • Dedicated Plugin
  • User manual
  • Apply for educational discount

A TRULY COHESIVE SOUND


For the first time, we have captured a full orchestra: outstanding players who have developed a precise musical affinity, rehearsing and performing some of the most challenging orchestral works together, week in, week out, to create a truly cohesive sound.


The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the musical beating heart of the BBC itself – the oldest entertainment organisation in the world, trusted and respected globally. 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, and selling out concert halls the world over. 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.





THE NEW STANDARD IN ORCHESTRAL SAMPLING


Orchestral samples have become an essential component of modern scoring, and the range of libraries available is vast. But what if a single product could become the universal starting point for a generation of composers?


We’ve taken over a decade of sampling experience to give you this comprehensive orchestral library of epic proportions — comprising over 200 hours of recordings, sounding exactly as they would if you had the orchestra in the room. Core features _ different instruments on world-class Millennia preamps, and 305 techniques including legatos for each melodic instrument.


With a beautiful, modern design by ustwo (Monument Valley, DICE), BBC Symphony Orchestra is housed in our award-winning standalone plugin (VST2, VST3, AU, AAX & NKS ready) developed primarily for composers, by composers — easy to use, intuitive and inspiring.


THE CORE EDITION


Created as a universal starting point for composers and music creators of every level, BBC Symphony Orchestra now comes in three editions: Discover, Core and Professional. Core features the same outstanding recording quality as Professional in a more streamlined, affordable package. Offering a large range of instruments performing all articulations, with one mix signal, Core has been designed for composers wanting to create instantly professional sounding orchestral music, without taking up too much hard drive space. For more control, detail and versatility, as well as soloists, see the Professional edition. Discover is free for owners of BBC Symphony Orchestra Core — see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.








It’s now easier than ever to share and collaborate with fellow composers, collaborators and directors — whatever edition of BBCSO you own. Our groundbreaking mode switching technology makes each edition of BBC Symphony Orchestra interchangeable, so you can mock up your scores quickly and with ease. For example, start writing a piece of music using Discover, and finish it in the Core or Professional edition, with a fuller range of instruments, capabilities and versatility. It also works the other way around: write a piece in the Professional edition and a collaborator can open it in Discover, play what you’ve written (with the sounds intelligently substituted), and add to it. When you reopen their edited version, you will hear their additions alongside your original composition – with your full selection of instruments, articulations and signals.



THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING


The founding values of the BBC – to inform, educate and entertain – could not resonate more richly with Spitfire, making this partnership a truly exciting and defining moment. Beyond a new standard for orchestral sample libraries lies an ongoing collaboration with the BBC, providing resources – online and live – for a community of musicians ready to define the future of orchestral music and blockbuster scores.


With this philosophy in mind, we have created The Page: a singular knowledge resource created for and in collaboration with our community, to learn, share and collaborate — consistently updated with exciting new BBC Symphony Orchestra material:




What's included

INSTRUMENTS:


STRINGS

Violin 1s (16)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Short Spiccato
  • Short Staccato
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Col Legno
  • Tremolo
  • Trill (Major 2nd)
  • Trill (Minor 2nd)
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Harmonics
  • Short Harmonics
  • Short Pizzicato Bartok
  • Long Marcato Attack
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Short Spiccato CS

Violins 2 (14)
  • Legato (Portamento & Slurred)
  • Long
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Spiccato
  • Staccato
  • Pizzicato
  • Col Legno
  • Tremolo
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Harmonics
  • Short Harmonics
  • Bartok Pizzicato
  • Long Marcato Attack
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Spiccato CS

Violas (12)
  • Legato (Portamento & Slurred)
  • Long
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Spiccato
  • Staccato
  • Pizzicato
  • Col Legno
  • Tremolo
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Harmonics
  • Short Harmonics
  • Bartok Pizzicato
  • Long Marcato Attack
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Spiccato CS

Celli (10)
  • Legato (Portamento & Slurred)
  • Long
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Spiccato
  • Staccato
  • Pizzicato
  • Col Legno
  • Tremolo
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Harmonics
  • Short Harmonics
  • Bartok Pizzicato
  • Long Marcato Attack
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Spiccato CS

Basses (8)
  • Legato (Portamento & Slurred)
  • Long
  • Long CS
  • Long Flautando
  • Spiccato
  • Staccato
  • Pizzicato
  • Col Legno
  • Tremolo
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Harmonics
  • Short Harmonics
  • Bartok Pizzicato
  • Long Marcato Attack
  • Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Tremolo CS
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Short Spiccato CS


WOODWINDS

Flute
  • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Flutes a3 (3)
  • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Piccolo
  • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Rips
  • Falls

Oboe
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Multitongue

Oboes a3 (3)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Multitongue

Clarinet
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Clarinets a3 (3)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Bassoon
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter

Bassoons a3 (3)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Staccatissimo
  • Tenuto
  • Marcato
  • Long Flutter

BRASS

Horn
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd




Horns a4 (4)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd

Trumpet
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd

Trumpets a3 (3)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 2nd

Tenor Trombone
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Tenor Trombones a3 (3)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Bass Trombones a2 (2)
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue

Tuba
  • Legato
  • Long
  • Staccatissimo
  • Marcato
  • Long Cuivre
  • Long Sfz
  • Long Flutter
  • Multitongue


PERCUSSION


TUNED

Celeste
  • Sustained
  • Damped
  • Damped Medium

Harp
  • Sustained
  • Damped
  • Damped Medium
  • Bisbigliando Trem
  • Gliss FX

Glockenspiel
  • Hits
  • Rolls

Timpani
  • Hits
  • Rolls
  • Hits Soft
  • Rolls Soft
  • Hits Hotrods
  • Long Rolls Hotrods
  • Hits Damped
  • Hits Super Damped
  • Hotrods Hits Damped
  • Hits Damped Soft

Xylophone
  • Hits
  • Rolls

Marimba
  • Short Hits
  • Long Rolls

Tubular bells
  • Hits
  • Rolls
  • Hits Damped

Marimba
  • Hits


UNTUNED

Anvil
  • Hit
  • Hit Choked

Bass Drum 1
  • Hit
  • Hard Sticks
  • Hit Damped
  • Hand Muted Hit
  • Roll Hard
  • Roll Soft

Bass Drum 2
  • Hit
  • Hit Damped
  • Roll
  • Super Ball

Cymbal
  • Crash
  • Crash Muted
  • Crash Hard Stick
  • Crash Hard Stick Muted
  • Roll
  • Bowed
  • Crescendo

Military Drum
  • Hit
  • Rimshot
  • Short Ruff
  • Side Stick Hit
  • Roll

Piatti
  • Choked Hit
  • Clash Hit
  • Short Roll

Snare 1
  • Hit
  • Rimshot
  • Short Ruff
  • Side Stick Hit
  • Roll

Snare 2
  • Hit
  • Rimshot
  • Short Ruff
  • Side Stick Hit
  • Roll

Tam Tam
  • Hit Damped
  • Hit
  • Roll
  • Bowed
  • Crescendo

Tambourine
  • Hit
  • Shake
  • Roll

Tenor Drum
  • Hit
  • Rimshot
  • Short Ruff
  • Side Stick Hit
  • Roll

Toys
  • Castanets
  • Woodblock
  • Vibraslap
  • Cowbell
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Short Guiro
  • Long Guiro

Triangle
  • Open Hit
  • Hit Muted
  • Roll

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