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A whole symphony orchestra. Now instantly free.

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Spitfire Audio announces that the critically-acclaimed BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover plugin – which was previously £49 / $49 / €49 or free for those willing to complete a questionnaire and hold tight for 14 days – will now be available to instantly download for free from Thursday July 14th, 2022, without the need to pay or complete a questionnaire and wait.

Anyone who has purchased Discover in the last month will receive a gift card to the value of £49 / $49 / €49, which can be redeemed by contacting Spitfire Audio’s customer service team.

This change makes it even easier for music-makers of all kinds to add professionally recorded strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion to their tracks – whatever genre of music they make. It also makes Discover an even more accessible entry point for anyone wanting to explore orchestral composition, including aspiring film, TV and game composers.

All you need is a compatible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and a Spitfire Audio account.


Working in close collaboration with BBC Studios – one of the world’s most renowned orchestras – BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover is a straightforward and inspiring gateway into orchestral composition, featuring the same professional and detailed recording process as both the Core and Professional editions, in an incredibly lightweight and accessible package. A remarkable sound despite its size being only 200MB.

Spitfire Audio has selected 33 instruments — spanning Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion — and 47 techniques available with one professionally mixed signal, enabling you to write instantly great-sounding orchestral music — presented in a beautifully designed, easy-to-use plugin, with simple controls and compatible with any major music creation software from Garageband to Pro Tools. 

Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson explains;

“Our ambition for…DISCOVER is that it becomes the absolute entry point for anybody wanting to discover orchestral music, with all of the instruments that you would need to create basic orchestrations, but with a very much reduced footprint and reduced articulations.”

BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover can be digitally downloaded as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plugin for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) and Windows (7, 8, and 10 — latest Service Pack) that loads directly into any compatible DAW for free from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/free [link live on July 14th, 5pm BST].



The BBC Symphony Orchestra series presents a new standard in orchestral sampling — a whole orchestra of the highest quality, at your fingertips. A universal starting point designed for music creators of every level, from those just starting out, to professional composers, it comes in three editions – Professional, Core and Discover.

Each edition is fully interchangeable through Spitfire’s innovative mode switching technology, making it easier than ever to share and collaborate with fellow composers, regardless of which edition they own.

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