What's the best Orchestral software synthesizer to date?

I'm searching for a software orchestral synthesizer. I want it to be as realistic as possible. I have Edirol Orchestral, but i want it better. Can you suggest some software? Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here are a few suggestions.

    Garriatan Personal Orchestra http://www.garritan.com/

    Steinberg Halion Symphonic Orchestra

    http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vstinstrument...

    East West/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (Platinum Complete)http://www.soundsonline.com/EastWest-Quantum-Leap-...

    Sonic Implants Complete Symphonic Collection

    http://www.sonivoxmi.com/ProductDetail.asp?Item=CD...

    Synful Orchesta

    http://www.synful.com/

    E-Mu Modern Symphonic Orchestra

    http://www.emu.com/products/product.asp?category=5...

    Big Fish Audio (You have to buy instruments or sections here, I don't think there's a complete package)

    http://www.bigfishaudio.com/

    Vienna Instruments Symphonic Cube

    http://vsl.co.at/en/211/442/484/608.vsl

    IK Multimedia Philharmonik Miroslav

    http://www.ikmultimedia.com/philharmonik/features/

    ... like always be aware of what you are asking for when you say "best" The Vienna Instruments Symphonic Cube, but it will cost you something just short of $5,000.00 The BigFish products range from $50. / sample to ~$2,000 (and that just gets you a "section" or your orchestra.) SONiVOX Complete is about $3,000.

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  • 3 years ago

    Best Synthesizer Software

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  • 1 decade ago

    EastWest is an excellent one. However, if you want to get the full setup of an orchestral synthesizer, a nice MIDI controller, and a nice sequencer program, you're looking at about $1,500. (If you get the Gold, $2,000 if you get the Platinum.) EastWest is great, although it tends to be better for action music that you'd commonly hear in the movies. That being said, you can use it, with tweaking, across all fronts.

    You can get the EastWest products here: http://www.soundsonline.com/home.php?show=1 (The one you're looking for is Symphonic Orchestra PLAY Edition Gold or Platinum, the Silver one isn't nearly as good.)

    Vienna Symphonic Library is regarded as the best in the business, (and rightfully so) but it's VERY expensive, as just the program itself is $12,000. With the MIDI controller and a sequencer you'll bring it up to $13,000. I've never used Vienna myself but I've heard it's exceptional for all music.

    You can check it out here: http://vsl.co.at/

    A much cheaper solution is GPO, or Garritan Personal Orchestra, and the program is only $150. But again, if you're going to get an 88-key MIDI controller and a nice sequencer you're going to get up to the $750 - $1,000 price range. The biggest irritation I have with Garritan is it's very hard to get it to sound realistic.

    You can find it here: http://www.garritan.com/

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

    ujaas shah wrote: > "sony ACID PRO "its a software to make > music and remix them!!! But not to compose original music and prepare parts for the musicians. justaloc... wrote: > Finale or NotePad have always worked for me. Finale, Yes. NotePad is too limited for a serious composer who wants to write for large ensembles. Ravelins wrote: > I think Sibelius Scorch is pretty good. Sibelius Scorch is just for reading online Sibelius files. Sibelius (just plain Sibelius) is that company's full-fledged notation program. Finale and Sibelius are the most widely used programs of their kind. Either of them will do everything that you describe above. I personally use Finale and I'm very happy with it, but I know other composers and arrangers who use Sibelius with equally good results. If you're a student, you should be able to get the educational discount on either program, which will save you quite a bit of money.

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  • 4 years ago

    very old topic but I just wanted to add my 2c.. synths are synths, and samplers are samplers. not at all the same beast. synful orchestra is a synth. hallion, east west.. most orchestra mock-up solutions are samplers. I was looking for something simple, a cheap synth that could load fast in sibelius, and hopefully sound better than the godawful MIDI. all I find is people talking about samplers. synths are synthesized sound, not recorded sound.

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