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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.

    An industry standard, universal starting point for composers and music creators of every level, this all-in-one sample library features strings, brass, woodwind and percussion performed by the world-renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra — captured at London’s famous Maida Vale Studios — host to The Beatles, Hendrix and Bowie, and countless film scores.

    This definitive collection of orchestral instruments captures a musical synergy from a collective of astoundingly accomplished players with a 90-year heritage – made playable by all via our award-winning plugin designed by UsTwo. Start scoring with a wide range of articulations for each instrument, captured at the highest quality with a stunning selection of professionally mixed signals.

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra series has something for everyone, available in three editions (Discover, Core and Professional).

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    57 instruments

    12 mics / 3 mixes

    468 techniques

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    BBCSO Pro cello section

    The Professional edition

    A universal starting point for composers and music creators of every level, BBC Symphony Orchestra comes in three editions: Discover, Core and Professional.

    Professional is the definitive, comprehensive collection for writing professional, world-class orchestral music

    • 67 different instruments (including groups and soloists)
    • 468 techniques
    • 45 legatos including new Extended Legatos
    • 20 signals
    BBCSO Professional Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    BBCSO Pro horn section
    Mode Switching

    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.

    Modeswitching graphic, moving seamlessly between a desktop computer to a less powerful laptop.
    Brass valves up close with quote by Benjamin Wallfisch: "Insanely great – legatos that really sing, even in the quiet ranges, and that unmistakable sound of a world class orchestra. Bravo!”
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    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.

    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 OS X 10.15 to OS12

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

    Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Intel and M1 Macs supported

    64-bit DAW Required (32-bit DAWs not supported)


    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 and Windows 11 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

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

    Recommended: Intel 2.8GHz i7 (six-core) or AMD R7 2700, 16GB RAM

    64-bit DAW required (32-bit DAWs not supported)


    File size

    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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