Virtual Instruments take many forms but are generally either virtual synthesizers or samplers. They include software versions of real world instruments like pianos and guitars, and attempt to recreate the sound using either recorded samples, software based algorithms or a combination of both.
Virtual Instruments are usually run within your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)/Sequencer as plug-ins as they require notes to sent via MIDI in order to output audio. However many have the ability to be run as standalone applications which is especially useful for live use.
Click here for some information on how using Virtual Instrument Software can benefit your ICT Music Curriculum.
Rob Papen Punch EDUCATION (Download)Combines sampled and synthesized drums in a high quality percussive instrument
Rob Papen RG Rhythm Guitar EDUCATION (Download)Electric & acoustic guitar grooves with sequencer and synth effects
Rob Papen Predator 2 EDUCATION (Download)New education version of the popular synth packed with powerful new controls and presets
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 EDUCATION Single LicenceThe Complete Drum Production Studio
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 EDUCATION 10 LicencesThe Complete Drum Production Studio
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 EDUCATION 25 LicencesThe Complete Drum Production Studio
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 EDUCATION 5 LicencesThe Complete Drum Production Studio
Rob Papen SubBoomBass 2 EDUCATIONSpecial version for academic customers - 50% OFF
Toontrack EZkeys Upright Piano EDUCATION (Download)Carefully sampled upright piano and revolutionary songwriting tool
Toontrack EZkeys Retro Electrics EDUCATION (Download)Features two timeless electric pianos - the Clavinet D6 and the Pianet N
Toontrack EZkeys Electric Grand EDUCATION (Download)A carefully sampled Yamaha CP-80 combined with the revolutionary EZKeys engine
Toontrack EZmix 2 EDUCATION 5 Licence (Download)Preset-powered, multi-effect mixing tool
Toontrack EZmix 2 EDUCATION 25 Licence (Download)Preset-powered, multi-effect mixing tool
Toontrack EZkeys Grand Piano EDU 5 Licence (Download)Revolutionary songwriting tool and virtual piano
Toontrack EZkeys Grand Piano EDUCATION 25 Licence (Download)Revolutionary songwriting tool and virtual piano
Toontrack EZkeys Mellotoon EDUCATION (Download)15 individual instruments, all captured from the classic Mellotron
Toontrack EZkeys Pipe Organ EDUCATION (Download)A breathtaking rendition of a true classic – the pipe organ.
Toontrack EZkeys Small Upright EDUCATION (Download)A six-octave instrument, perfectly suited for edgy, modern music production
Toontrack EZkeys Studio Grand EDUCATION (Download)The Steinway & Sons B-211, commonly referred to as the “perfect piano”
Toontrack EZkeys Vintage Upright EDUCATION (Download)A carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist piano