This one was the very first orchestral instrument plugin I ever figured out how to use as a music student. It is an old orchestral synthesizer with surprisingly usable sounds. It used to cost money but was later made completely free to use. It’s been discontinued for years now, and the only way to get your hands on it these days is from third parties. So here it is as a free download! This one is a must for any beginner orchestrator or composer. It served me well for many years *sheds a single manly tear*
Edirol Orchestral features:
- Premium acoustic sounds, focusing on Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion and Keyboards.
- Realistic articulations such as vibrato, tremolo, pizzicato, and spiccato.
- Up to 16-part and 128-voice polyphony.
- Up to 24-bit/96kHz sampling resolution.
- Multiple output (compatible with DXi 2.0 and VST 2.0).
- Fully assignable MIDI control.
Unfortunately it’s only available as a 32-bit plugin. You will need to bridge it using Jbridger if you’re on a 64-bit machine (and you should be, let’s be honest). You can learn more about that from the dev at https://jstuff.wordpress.com/jbridge/