Versilian Studios has been producing virtual instruments since 2013. That's like, 40 years in Internet time, right?!?
Versilian Studios is a small company devoted to creating unique, well-constructed, and affordable sample libraries for composers. Our product line is mainly centered around orchestral instruments, but we sometimes branch out and include ethnic, rare, and just plain weird instruments. We pride ourselves in our prompt and personal customer service, highly playable instruments, and having a bit of fun along the way.
VS originally began producing virtual instruments in 2013, offering a unique Fretless Zither instrument. Since then, it has grown to work with a network of independent composers, performers, artists, designers, and scripters to create quality virtual instruments for the modern composer, currently encompassing more than 15 unique orchestral and world products.
The Prime Directive of Versilian Studios is, "uncompromising authenticity; addicting playability." We strive to create instruments that are naturally inspirational and unique, while remaining a strong respect for the proper techniques and heritage of the instrument. There is nothing better to hear from a tester than, "I just couldn't stop playing it."
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*Not an actual picture of Elan.
This picture has absolutely no reason to be here.
On paper, Versilian Studios consists of one person- Sam Gossner, the guy that started it all and hasn't let anyone have five minutes of peace and quiet without a new build to test (and is the guy responsible for creating every page on this site). In reality, VS is comprised of a loose network of freelance designers, scripters, and performers that collaborate from time to time to create the instruments found on this website.
Sam Gossner, Founder
Sam had a problem. He wanted to keep his friend's fretless zither but also not have to buy it from him. So, he looked at all the multi-gigabyte orchestral libraries on his computer, said, "Gee, it can't be THAT hard!" and proceeded to make his first sample library. He currently spends all of his time thinking about how the about page looks. Perhaps if he gets back to work, he will finish the about page and get back to those support e-mails.
Sam Hebert, Consultant
Sam knows things. He creates really cool Jazz music and has some mics he lets the previous Sam borrow from time to time. He also plays trumpet and various percussion instruments. He's the guy who performed on the Dan Tranh and a number of other instruments, and helps Sam figure out when his business ideas are rubbish.
Elan Hickler/Soundemote, Sample Cutting
Elan is the man. He cut 1,000 samples in a day once. He's like John Henry, but with samples. He lives in his secret lair somewhere in the American Southwest, equipped with enough sample cutting gadgets and gizmos that even Iron Man would be jealous. He started out as just another tester in 2013, but by the end of the year, he was cutting all of our libraries. He's also made a number of the Kontakt ports of our products too.
Simon Autenrieth, Kontakt Dude
Simon accidentally agreed to port a substantial orchestral library to Kontakt and completed it in under a year. Rock on, Simon.
We also couldn't have made it this far without our friends-
Simon Dalzell (Ivy Audio), Mattias Westlund (Sonatina), Tomas Lobos Kuntsmann, Justin Belanger, Skyewintrest, Jose Hernandez, and all of our awesome customers. Keep compos(ed/ing)!