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Synful Orchestra

Groundbreaking Symphony Orchestra Simulator
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Synful Orchestra Sound Examples

String Quartet Opus 132

Ludwig van Beethoven


Eric Lindemann

Eric Lindemann

Expressive Solo Strings. Four sequenced tracks make use of Delay for Expression.

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Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky


Eric Lindemann

Eric Lindemann

Expressive Woodwinds. Eighteen sequenced MIDI tracks. Delay for Expresion used.

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Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner


Eric Lindemann

Eric Lindemann

Full Orchestra with lush string section and winds. Sixteen sequenced MIDI tracks with Delay for Expression

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Partita I for Solo Viola

Philippe Manoury


Manoury / Lebreton

Manoury / Lebreton

A real live solo viola is processed using Max/MSP and mixed in real-time with Synful string sounds. The program Max and later Max/MSP was first conceived by Miller Puckette in 1984 at IRCAM to support the work of composer Philippe Manoury. Manoury has been a Synful Orchestra user since 2006. Puckette is also the creator of Pure Data (PD).

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Ein Heldenleben

Richard Strauss


Eric Lindemann

Eric Lindemann

Horn section. One of the most famous and virtuosic passages in the orchestral literature. 8 horns are used. No Delay for Expression (the new horn doesn't use DFE). The expression control (cc11) is set once at the beginning for overall level - LOUD! Then just velocity and note-on, note-off are used. This shows the stunning results that can be achieved with little effort using Synful's new horn.

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Night Ring

Eric Lindemann


Eric Lindemann

Eric Lindemann

Percussive Strings. Finally a funk groove for stings. This uses only Synful Orchestra string sounds. There is no percussion or other libraries. What sounds like percussion is plucked strings that have been modified using Synful Orchestra Controls -- harmonic parity, harmonic tilt, and release time. No Delay for Expression was used.

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What People Say

Philippe Manoury

I’ve used Synful Orchestra in my composition Partita I (created at IRCAM, Paris) and I’ve been extremely satisfied with the resulting sounds. I plan to use it again in my forthcoming composition for contrabass and electronics. This program fills a void that has constrained all electronic music: the possible of constructing real instrumental phrases. I think, in addition to its commercial use, this program also has a great future in serious contemporary music.

Mason Bates

I find your product delivers a more realistic sound, and definitely a more natural interface, than anything else I've tried. This is particularly true for woodwinds and brass, but everything you have is great. Synful's ingenious combination of high-quality samples within a synthesizer interface is unparalleled. Instead of switching sample banks all the time, the software intuits the right samples based on your playing style. I have ~20 years of Synful patches that I've been using and would bummed if things went obsolete!

Robert Kral

Warner Bros. just handed me an assignment where I needed to replace a classical score on a new cartoon: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Holst’s Planets, Handel’s Watermusic and Bach’s Air on G. I walked out of that meeting (knowing there is not the budget for an orchestra) thinking one thing : I MUST GET SYNFUL!!!.

Alexandre Borcic

You might perhaps appreciate to know that your solo violin moved me to tears. It was sometimes so intense that I was obliged to take a break because I simply couldn’t continue my work peacefully…

Synful Orchestra History

Synful Orchestra Key Features

  • Ultra-Realistic Instruments

  • Slurs, tonguing, and bowing created automatically from standard MIDI. No special key switches or phrasing tools.

  • Instruments include Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass.  

  • Realistic string, brass, and woodwind sections. Any solo instrument can be made into a section with natural variation between players.

  • Flexible player positioning. Solo instruments or section players are positioned on a virtual stage. Each instrument in the orchestra sounds like its coming from a specific location.

  • Natural divisi. Play a line with ten violin players and they all play that line. Play a chord and the players arrange themselves automatically across the notes of the chord.

  • Imaginary Instruments. Start with the real thing and then use Synful's controls to transform the sounds into fantastic imaginary instruments.

  • Authentic rich vibrato. Controlled using the Mod Wheel.

  • Imaginary Instruments and Otherworldly Sounds

  • Patented Reconstructive Phrase Modeling technology. Uses database of recorded phrases. Fragments from the database are spliced together and resynthesized using additive synthesis.

  • Innovative Controls. Harmonic Tilt, Harmonic Parity, Transient Noise Trim, Sustain Noise Trim, Gain, Tune, Pitch Wheel Range, Delay For Expression.

  • Synful Pitch Wheel mode. For realistic portamento slurs and pitch slide effects. Midi look-ahead anticipates upcoming notes and begins note transitions early –like a real player.  

  • Entire orchestra fits in 120M of memory. and loads in seconds.

  • 80-140 real-time voices. on 1.8GHz Intel Laptop

  • MAC OSX 10.7 and later. Native 64 bit for ARM (M1, M2) and Intel

  • Windows 7 and Later.  Native 64 bit

  • AU, VST3, AAX plugin formats.

  • Many example projects included.

See Technology for more details

Synful was founded in 2004 by Eric Lindemann. Find out more about Eric, his motivations for creating Synful Orchestra, and his reasons for putting it in the public domain here.

Synful Orchestra introduced a number of ground breaking innovations in music syntheizer technology. Find out more about it here

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