Decades of sampling has been centered around the desire to use only the "best" materials- the "best" musicians, the "best" microphones, the "best" spaces (just read the marketing materials long enough and you'll go cross-eyed at all the superlatives). Great effort is put in by these companies to record and process their samples so they have that fabled "Hollywood" sound, then name-drop everything just to sell their product on the status of the people and things used.

 

Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 is the antithesis of this movement. It was designed from the beginning to be a library created and centered not around Hollywood - or even the traditional orchestra - but a celebration of the diversity of musical instruments and the people who play them; students, teachers, musicologists, and collectors- performing on everything from modern professional instruments to rare antiques.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2

VSCO 2 is full of character and personality. You will find textures and timbres that have never been captured before and probably will never be captured quite like this again. Chamber strings with a clean, intimate sound; rarities such as bass recorder, ophicleide, a circular alto horn, and an ethnic xylophone. Nearly every instrument has a variety of performers, articulations, and instruments to audition and explore.

 

Everything was recorded using as transparent equipment and processing as possible. Room coloration was kept to a minimum and multi-mic plus full stereo positioning controls were provided, giving you complete control over where and how the instruments sit in your world.

 

COMMUNITY

EDITION

19 Unique Instruments

3 GB

1,952 Samples (+1200 other)

Basic Articulations

SFZ, VSTi, AU, ESX24 & More

CC0/Public Domain

Free

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STANDARD

EDITION

35 Unique Instruments

3.8 GB (lossless compression)

9,254 Samples

Standard Articulations

WIPS Legato

For Full Kontakt 5.5+

$ 99.00

PROFESSIONAL

EDITION

92 Unique Instruments

15.5 GB (lossless compression)

23,000 Samples

Multi-Mic, Ensembles, WIPS

Extended Articulations

Kontakt Player Compatible!

Also available on flash drive.

$ 229.00

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"Many of the instruments shine with so much character, they are sure to make it in to one of my scores..."

DON BODIN, SAMPLE LIBRARY REVIEW

Over 40 musicians, 20 testers, and half a dozen developers were involved in bringing Chamber Orchestra 2 to life. We'd like to take a moment to thank everyone involved in creating this library and share with you some of our fond memories over the last three years of production.

Every patch has a story to tell, like the session pictures to the right and below. Take a look around: these are friends and colleagues exploring, having fun, and by sheer coincidence making a sample library.

PROJECT LEAD

Samuel A. Gossner

American Recording Lead, Community Edition Developer & Designer

 

 

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Simon Autenrieth

Pro & Standard Editions, UI & UX

 

 

SAMPLE CUTTING

Elan Hickler, Soundemote

Cutting, Processing, and Organization

 

 

KONTAKT SCRIPTING

Tomás Lobos Kunstmann

Engine & UI Scripting and Consultation

 

 

ADDITIONAL RECORDING

Simon Dalzell, Ivy Audio

English Recording Lead, Consulting

 

Samuel Hébert

Canadian Recording Lead, Consulting

 

 

VOLUNTEER TESTERS

Kurt Landre', Lawson Madlener, Rikard Berg, Zach Striefel, Stephan Wells, Fredrik Park, Zach Striefel, Joe Kataldo, Turgut Mavuk, Alexander Strukelj, Remo P., Jim Wolk, Javier Gramajo, Falk Au Yeong, Prin Keerasuntonpong, Brian Mowat, Marvin Kopp, Gaetano De Paola, Dylan Eddies, Matt Waldron, Davey Perron, Wesley Weirich, "MysterBlu", Aramis Perez, Szymon Szewczyk, Babis Trihos, Quetzal Marchiori, and Andy Sizemore.

 

 

PERFORMERS BY SECTION

 

 

SOLO FLUTES

Linda Dallimore, J. Azevedo, Laura Intravita, Sam Gossner

 

SOLO OBOES

Sam Burke, Katie Hattier

 

SOLO CLARINETS

Dean Coutsouridis, Kevin Bjarnason

 

SOLO BASSOONS

Gabby Liriano, Peter Sauter

 

ETHNIC FLUTES & RECORDERS

Sam Gossner

 

 

 

SOLO HORNS

Mackenzie Oprean, Sam Gossner

 

HORN SECTION

Jonathan Foo, Braden Williams, Marina Krickler, Andrew Capetandes, Ran Lu

 

SOLO TRUMPETS

Sam Hébert, Christian Conti, Diego Verdin

 

TRUMPET SECTION

Hannah O'Connor, Yizhak Carmona, Tyler Hauer

 

SOLO CORNETS

Sam Hébert, Sam Gossner

 

SOLO TROMBONES

Sam Gossner, Joe Ricard

 

TROMBONE SECTION

Joe Ricard, Yoshie Nakayama, Mariel Austin, Rex Bennett, Tom Chalmers, Blake Manternach, Sam Gossner

 

SOLO BASS TROMBONES

Sam Gossner, Joe Ricard

 

BASS TROMBONE SECTION

Sam Gossner, James Predom, Alex Preneta

 

OTHER BRASS

Sam Gossner

 

 

 

MIXED PERCUSSION

Justin B. Belanger, Sam Hébert, Sam Gossner

 

 

 

MIXED KEYS

Sam Hébert (Grand), Simon Dalzell (Upright, Organ), Sam Gossner (Harpsichords)

 

CONCERT HARP

Kaity Smith

 

 

 

VIOLIN SECTION

Lily Lyons (Soloist), Meitar Forkosh, Brendan Klippel, Sadie Currey, Rosy TImms

 

VIOLA SECTION

Brendan Klippel (Soloist), Jenny Frantz, Dan Lay, Gerson Martinez

 

CELLO SECTION

Cristobal "The Chillest Cellist" Cruz-Garcia (Soloist), Addy Harris, Parker Ousley

 

SOLO CONTRABASSES

Brittany Karlson, Justin B. Belanger

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Mattias Westlund, 'Big Bob' Villwock †, Joe "Bigcat" Stevens, Jose Hernandez, Dean Coutsouridis, Lisa Larsen, Sarah Cantor, D'Anthoni Wooten, Dan Getty, Jesse Hartov, Lee McQuillan, Røde Microphones, Focusrite, Berklee College of Music, and Connecticut Regional School District 13.

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