Simulators of real acoustic instruments are highly sought after, but difficult to find. This listing provides the positives and negatives of seven highly rated programs. The Big Tick Audio Collection is included in this freeware list and in many others because users must register for the entire package. The author recommends getting the entire lot while searching for a specific piece. Versilian Upright is a piano simulator declared as one of the best freeware programs out there judging by realism. Every freeware program on the provided list contains the details which led the author to choose it. It is a very informative article for people requiring musical synthesis.
- Freeware emulations of acoustic instruments are hard to find, but these 7 selections are great options
- Steinberg VB-1 is an old option but is still available for download and it boasts four voices of polyphony
- Ticky Clav is included in almost all freeware collections but includes Angelina formant, Rainbow, and EP-Piano synths
“You get three velocity layers plus up to 30 seconds of decay sound so this is the real deal and it has a lovely closed mic sound.”