Bigcat has announced the release of 25 free VST/ AU instruments, such as pianos, The Sonatina Orchestra and more…
As the author mentions, they’re not made to compete with the Vienna Symphony, but they’re fairly light and sound OK, plus they’re completely free.
Good News. After a major problem with the old bigcat VSTis that caused me to pull them all, Maize Sampler has found and corrected the problem. Thanks to Maize and Sample Science I can again start making free VSTis that will work without needing Kontakt or anything else that costs money (well you’ll kinda need a DAW).
For Windows you should just be able to unzip them in your VST directory. You’ll have a small dll file in the VST directory and a sub-folder with an mse file.
On a Mac, go to: Macintosh/Library/Audio/Components for the AU file…
For the VST, follow the same path but put the VST file in the VST folder (instead of the Components folder)… Thanks to Andy Kotz.
The 25 free VST/ AU instruments are available for individual download and they’re hosted on Mediafire.