Free Software Friday - Orchestral Tools SINEfactory

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Many of you will be familiar with Orchestral Tools and their reputation for creating incredibly high-quality instrument libraries, but what you may not be aware of is their free instrument subscription service SINEfactory.

Operating in a similar fashion to Spitfire Audio's LABS (which you can learn more about in our article here), SINEfactory will steadily roll out an array of free instruments delivered straight to your inbox. 

These instrument packs live in Orchestral Tools' SINE Player, a VST/AU and standalone plugin that works much like Kontakt and can be used with most major DAWs (Pro Tools support TBC).

At the time of writing, there are three instrument packs ready to download and use; Ratio - a Steinway grand piano, Gearbox - a collection of percussion sounds and Helix - a string ensemble taken from OT's Berlin series. 

Orchestral Tools SINEfactory - Free Instrument Packs

Getting set up requires you to create an account with Orchestral Tools, download SINE Player and then download the free instruments within the player. It's not immediately apparent how to download the instruments, but the solution is to click on 'my licenses', followed by clicking 'details' on any one of the three instruments, and finally clicking 'mix' on the desired sounds available. This then brings up a prompt to download and where applicable you can select multiple sounds to download in bulk. 

We've only had a little bit of time playing with SINEfactory, but so far we're thoroughly impressed by the quality of the sounds on offer and the ability to craft and compose ideas. The experience is really sweetened by the promise of more free instruments in the near future. 

SINEfactory and SINE Player are available to download for Windows and macOS (VST/AU) for free using the link below. 


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