BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional

BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional - the gold standard of orchestral samples. Strings, brass, woodwind and percussion, housed inside our award-winning plugin.

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  • The new gold standard

    Now with 36GB of extra content.

    In partnership with BBC Studios and the world-famous BBC Symphony Orchestra, Spitfire Audio has finally been able to capture 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, deep sampled at London’s famous Maida Vale Studios — home of the BBCSO, and host to The Beatles, Hendrix and Bowie. This landmark library is the stuff of composing dreams: strings, brass, woodwind and percussion, all housed inside our award-winning plugin. Including three editions (Discover, Core and Professional) interchangeable through our groundbreaking mode-switching technology, BBCSO Professional is our definitive orchestral library.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    57 instruments

    12 mics / 3 mixes

    468 techniques

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional

    BBCSO Pro cello section

    BBC Pro GUI

    The Professional 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. Professional is the definitive, comprehensive collection for writing professional, world-class orchestral music, featuring 67 different instrument presets recorded on world-class Millennia preamps, including groups and soloists, and 468 techniques, including 45 legatos, for each melodic instrument — as well as a staggering 20 signals.

    BBCSO Pro horn section

    Modeswitching

    Mode switching

    The latest update makes it 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. Discover and Core are free for owners of BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional.

    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.

    BBCSO Pro harpist
    BBC Microphones

    To have all I need at my fingertips in one single plugin is a game changer.

    Christian Henson

    Spitfire Audio Founder

    BBC SSD

    Mics

    BBC Pro GUI

    Effects

    BBC Pro GUI

    What's included

    Instruments

    Strings

    Violin 1 leader
    • 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
    • Marcato
    Violins1 (16)
    • 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
    Violin 2 leader
    • 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
    • Marcato
    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
    Viola leader
    • 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
    • Marcato
    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
    Cello leader
    • 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
    • Marcato
    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
    Bass leader
    • 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
    • Marcato
    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
    • 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
    Bass flute
    • Long Flutter
    • Long
    • Marcato
    • Staccatissimo
    • Tenuto
    • Trill (Major 2nd)
    • Trill (Minor 2nd)
    Piccolo
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • Long
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Staccatissimo
    • Tenuto
    • Marcato
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Rips
    • Falls
    Oboe
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • 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 (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • 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
    Bass clarinet
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • Long
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Flutter
    Contrabass clarinet
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Flutter
    Bassoon
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • 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
    Contrabassoon
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Flutter
    Cor anglais
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • Long
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Staccatissimo
    • Tenuto
    • Marcato


    Brass

    Horn
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Horns A4 (4)
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Trumpet
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Trumpets A3 (3)
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Trill Major 2nd
    • Trill Minor 2nd
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Tenor trombone
    • Legato (Extended — Slurred & Fast Runs)
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Tenor trombones A3 (3)
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Bass trombones A2 (2)
    Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    • Long (Muted)
    • Staccatissimo (Muted)
    • Marcato (Muted)
    Contrabass trombone
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    Tuba
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    • Long Flutter
    • Multitongue
    Contrabass tuba
    • Legato
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz
    Cimbasso
    • Long
    • Staccatissimo
    • Marcato
    • Long Cuivre
    • Long Sfz


    Percussion

    Tuned
    Celeste
    • Sustained
    • Damped
    • Damped Medium
    Harp
    • Sustained
    • Damped
    • Damped Medium
    • Bisbigliando Trem
    • Gliss FX
    Marimba
    • Hits
    • Rolls
    Crotales
    • Hits
    • Hits Bowed
    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
    Tubular bells
    • Hits
    • Rolls
    • Hits Damped
    Vibraphone
    • Hits
    Xylophone
    • Hits
    • Rolls


    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


    Mics & mixes

    Signals

    • Mono
    • Close
    • Tree
    • Out
    • Ambient
    • Balcony
    • Leader
    • Stereo
    • Mids
    • Sides
    • Close Wide Pan

    Spill mics

    • Spill (Strings)
    • Spill (Woodwinds)
    • Spill (Brass)
    • Spill (Percussion)
    • Spill (Full)

    Mixes

    • Mix 1 (Full)
    • Mix 2 (Jake Jackson)
    • Atmos (2 — front & rear)


    Videos

    Testimonials

    Composers will relish its great sound, excellent performances and large, consistent articulations menu.

    Insanely great – legatos that really sing, even in the quiet ranges, and that unmistakable sound of a world class orchestra. Bravo!

    Benjamin Wallfisch Composer (Bladerunner 2049, IT)

    Exquisite stuff. I've dreamt about being able to use technology like this.

    Greg Wells Composer and producer (The Greatest Showman, Adele)

    Incredible and revolutionary — this is an epiphany for every composer with access to a computer. The stuff of childhood dreams for musicians.

    Nitin Sawhney Artist and composer (Mowgli)

    FAQs

    What is the difference between BBCSO Discover, Core and Professional?

    Please visit our Comparison Tool for more information on this


    Is this product available with an educational discount?

    Yes, this library will be available with an educational discount. Request your educational discount here. The Educational Discount will apply to the full RRP of the library, not the introductory offer, so any codes received during the promotional period will only “top up” the discount to 30%.


    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.

    Read more FAQs for this product

    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OSX 10.10 - Mac OS 11

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

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

    64 bit DAW required (32 bit DAWs not supported)

    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


    File size

    ~1005296 samples

    630.3 GB download size

    632.00 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose SSD or hard drive delivery at checkout. Made up of 4 separate downloads - strings, brass, woodwinds & percussion.

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