Is Miroslav Philharmonik 2 the most realistic orchestral virtual instrument yet?

Pulling the heart-strings
Pulling the heart-strings

IK Multimedia has announced Miroslav Philharmonik 2, billed as the most emotional orchestral collection ever.

This all-in-one orchestral instrument features strings, woodwinds, brass and all the musical articulations you'll need - from legatos and pizzicatos to spiccatos and staccatos, with a little pianissimo and fortissimo in between.

The original Miroslav Philharmonik was lauded for its massive sound, wide range of instruments, expression and realism. The latest edition looks to build on this with a 55GB sound library of over 2,500 instruments.

Miroslav Philharmonik 2 will be available in December in AAX, VST, and AU formats for Mac and PC.

It is currently available for pre-order at special, limited-time introductory pricing via the IK online store. New users can get Miroslav Philharmonik 2 for $/€399.99 for a direct download or $/€429.99 for a boxed copy.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.