Spitfire Audio makes the BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover plugin free for everyone, and you can download it right now

Previously available either for $49 or as a free download to anyone who was prepared to answer a questionnaire and then wait 14 days, Spitfire Audio’s BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover plugin is now instantly free for everyone.

Designed to be an easy-to-use entry point into the world of orchestral composition, Discover features 33 instruments (these cover strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion) and 47 playing techniques, all mixed into a single signal.

The instrument offers simple controls and weighs in at just 200MB, though Spitfire claims that the sound is “remarkable” nonetheless.

“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,” says Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson.

Available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats, BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover can be downloaded for free from the Spitfire Audio website. 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.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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