Spitfire BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover

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So, as many of you know, you can get this Spitfire VST sampler for free if you fill a survey at their site and wait 2 weeks.

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bbc-symphony-orchestra-discover/

I'm seeing a lot of ppl using it in their songs already, but I wanted to make a topic in case I missed some. Please, post your songs here, if you used the Discover in them. Smile

Here are mine:
Orchard of Gods *41790
Wolfie *41868
Roads Untravelled *41985
Warrior *41998
Phoenix *42291

These feature it in minor ways:
Oulu in Mist *42424
Rock Collection *42508

What I use as reverb are the free M7 impulse responses, some amazing halls. This used to be the link, but it's not working anymore. Does anyone know other places to get them?
http://www.samplicity.com/bricasti-m7-impulse-responses/

EDIT: As Chris suggested, let's tag these songs #Discover . Smile

I've been using it to create musical bits for my online classes, but mostly been just using midi files of classical stuff. Totally sounds pro to my ears. Smile

I have used it in both my solo songs so far.

Thanks for the information. I've completed the questionnaire and they will send a download in two weeks.

I'm another one who grabbed a copy of this VST - I've only done one track with it so far, but there's sure to be more before 50/90 is done.

'Angles of the Davy' - *42055

How about a tag? I've already used "Spitfire BBC SO DIscover" but if that's a bit unweildy how about just "Discover" instead?

Another one from me ... 'The Avenue of it All' *42747

While we're plugging Spitfire Audio, their LABS series of instruments are also worth bigging up.
They're fantastic and completely free and unlike the Discover, you can get them immediately.
I haven't used my BBC Orchestra yet but I've used LABS on pretty much all of my songs so far

@the pannacotta army - Yes, I just recently discovered this one and I’m in new territory. Total game changer. I’ve been using their drums exclusively and the amplified cello quartet is a favorite of mine.

This one is almost all Spitfire, the BBC orchestra and LABS soft piano *42784

@the pannacotta army yep, I've been having lots of fun with the LABS virual instruments as well, particularly "Trumpet Fields" which makes for a great drunken trumpet accompaniment to a late night down the boozer. I've used "Spitfire LABS" as a tag if anyone wants to join me...

http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/42860

@the pannacotta army yep, I've been having lots of fun with the LABS virtual instruments as well, particularly "Trumpet Fields" which makes for a great drunken trumpet accompaniment to a late night down the boozer. I've used "Spitfire LABS" as a tag if anyone wants to join me...

http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/42860

So I stumbled on another free orchestral sampler thing.
https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/collections/45
Just sign up on their email.
I just downloaded it, so no review yet but it looks promising.

Ok I put it on everyones page who is up above on this thread.

Help with using Spitfire and LABS. Hi folks, I have downloaded Spitfire and the LABS amplified cello quartet. My problem is I don't know how to get it to work with GarageBand. Any suggestions on how I can do this? All advice would be very much appreciated.

Hi @Roddy - The Spitfire LABS and BBC SO Discover instruments are VST plug-ins, so you'll need to look in your Garageband plugins folder and drop them on a track. You then need to give them MIDI information to play notes, either with a keyboard plugged in to your PC or by editing the piano roll for the track in Garageband (it's easy to do).

There's a pretty comprehensive tutorial on adding plug-ins to Garageband here: https://producersociety.com/plug-ins-garageband/

If you're still stuck after that, let us know.

@headfirstonly. Thanks for your prompt and clear reply. The tutorial is very good. However, the problem seems to be with my Mac. The settings I have won't allow me to open apps that are not from Apple or what they call 'identified developers'. Currently the BBC Spitfire and it's LABS downloads are all greyed out. This is also the case with the guitar VST I downloaded following the tutorial you suggested. In some Mac set ups there is a button within the System Preferences allowing you to open apps anyway even if they are not from recognised developers. I don't have this button. At the moment I can't see a way round this. I tried to alter permissions within the Terminal setting but got a 'you don't have permission to to this' message.

Thanks @headfirstonly that second tutorial did the trick. What a relief . I know have strings, cellos and a soft piano to work with. Thanks again. Roddy

Finally got it working on my Mac. Here's a very short piece. Autumn Haiku http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/45668