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 Predator EDUCATION VersionA powerful and easy to use synthesizer
Toontrack EZkeys EDU Version Single LicenceRevolutionary songwriting tool and virtual piano
Rob Papen Rhythm Guitar Synth EDUCATION VersionInnovative virtual rhythm guitar synthesizer
Toontrack EZX - Electronic EDUCATION VersionClassic, circuit bent and re-sampled electronic drum sounds
Toontrack EZX - Jazz EDUCATION VersionPerformed by the legendary Drum Pioneer Roy ”Futureman” Wooten. (Requires EZdrummer)
Rob Papen SubBoomBass EDUCATION VersionUltra-deep groove bass synth with built-in step sequencer
Rob Papen Punch EDUCATION versionCombines sampled and synthesized drums in a high quality percussive instrument
Toontrack EZkeys EDU Version 5 Licence PackRevolutionary songwriting tool and virtual piano
Toontrack EZkeys EDU Version 10 Licence PackRevolutionary songwriting tool and virtual piano
Toontrack EZkeys EDU Version 25 Licence PackRevolutionary songwriting tool and virtual piano
Toontrack EZX - The Classic EDUCATION VersionContemporary sounding drum library that will sit right in any mix
Toontrack EZX - Metalheads EDUCATION VersionMetal expansion pack recorded with Tomas Haake and Daniel Bergstrand (Requires EZdrummer)
Toontrack EZX - Number 1 Hits EDUCATION VersionA fusion between organic, electronic, high-tech and vintage for contemporary drum production
Toontrack SDX: Custom & Vintage EDUCATION versionThe cream of custom and vintage drums (requires Superior Drummer software)
Toontrack SDX: The Lost New York Studios EDUCATION versionThe New York Legacy Series Vol. 2 (Requires Superior 2.0 software)
Toontrack SDX Music City EDUCATION versionRecorded with Harry Stinson and Chuck Ainlay (Requires Superior Drummer 2)
Toontrack SDX: The Metal Foundry EDUCATION versionFeaturing seven massive drum kits (requires Superior Drummer software)
Toontrack SDX New York Studios 3 EDUCATIONFeatures three full vintage and custom kits (Requires Superior Drummer software)
Toontrack SDX: Roots - Brushes, Rods & Mallets EDUCATIONMassive selection of drums recorded with brushes, rods and mallets
Toontrack SDX: Roots - Sticks EDUCATION versionMassive selection of drums and cymbals for Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop and Rock