Best Free Orchestral Sample Library


Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra

I recently stumbled on this free orchestral sample library by Mattias Westlund called Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra and I have to say that some of the sounds challenges some of the commercial orchestral sample libraries! These will nicely spice up your electronica tracks. Definetely recommended.

The sounds are in .sfz format so best way to start playing with them is to download and install the free SFZ Player by Cakewalk.

Download the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra.


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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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Thanks mate! Works great in 1 instance but if you ad more than one the sound gets all messy. Do you know how to use it in several channels??



HI David. It’s problem of sfz. Solvable by creating multiple copies od dll and renaming them like: sfz1, sfz2, sfz3 … … … And then use them separately.


Thanks mate!! I’ll try it out.


Ah yes, Sonatina. A large, organized collection of samples and sound-fonts using Iowa State’s repository.

What’s better is when you load Sonatina into Directwave programs and add some fine-tuned reverb.

Here are some of my examples of Sonatina in action:

Matthew Maynard

First, I must say that I really appreciate what you do for people on your website and YouTube channel. I’ve learned so much and I can’t thank you enough.

Second, when I try to use the instruments on several channels, even with fl maximized for my system, and trying everything above, I still get loud white noise when i try to play more than one pattern on the playlist at a time. Any suggestions?



The link seems to be down for the sfz player 🙁


Much appreciated if anyone knows where I can download this. I’m almost kind of mad we can’t all share via torrents. My upload speed is slow at the moment, but it’s still 20-40k that can help with the cause when I’ve gone to bed or otherwise not here.