A different library
for a different user

Decades of sampling has been centered around the desire to use only the “best” materials- the “best” musicians, the “best” microphones, the “best” spaces (just read the marketing materials long enough and you’ll go cross-eyed at all the superlatives). Great effort is put in by these companies to record and process their samples so they have that fabled “Hollywood” sound, then name-drop everything just to sell their product on the status of the people and things used, rather than the merit of their work.

Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 is the antithesis of this movement. It was designed from the beginning to be a library created and centered not around Hollywood – or even the traditional orchestra – but a celebration of the diversity of musical instruments and the people who play them; students, teachers, musicologists, and collectors- performing on everything from modern professional instruments to rare antiques.

VSCO 2 is full of character and personality. You will find textures and timbres that have never been captured before and probably will never be captured quite like this again. Chamber strings with a clean, intimate sound; rarities such as bass recorder, ophicleide, a circular alto horn, and an ethnic xylophone. Nearly every instrument has a variety of performers, articulations, and instruments to audition and explore.

Everything was recorded using as transparent equipment and processing as possible. Room coloration was kept to a minimum and multi-mic plus full stereo positioning controls were provided, giving you complete control over where and how the instruments sit in your world.

Chamber Orchestra 2

VSCO 2 is a unique orchestral library full of versatile, electric instruments.

Community edition


.SFZ & .WAV Official Versions

1,952 Samples (+1200 others)

Requires 3 GB of HDD Space

Basic Articulations

Professional edition


Uses Free Kontakt Player 5.6.8+ (?)

23,000 Samples; 61,800 Files (?)Samples are individual performances, not including duplicates from multiple mixes or mic positions. The File count is the total number of sample audio files in a product.

Multiple Performers per Instrument

Modwheel Crossfading Dynamics

Ensemble Patches – Unlock your Creativity

Kontakt Library with Kontakt Player Support

Optional: 15.5 GB of HDD Space

Optional: Shipped w/ 32GB Flash Drive

Standard edition


Kontakt FULL 5.6.8+ Required (?)

9,254 Samples ; 9,254 Files (?)Samples are individual performances, not including duplicates from multiple mixes or mic positions. The File count is the total number of sample audio files in a product.

Requires 3.8 GB of HDD Space

Standard Articulations

Built by musicians,
for musicians

Over 40 musicians, 20 testers, and half a dozen developers were involved in bringing Chamber Orchestra 2 to life. We’d like to take a moment to hank everyone involved in creating this library and share with you some of our fond memories from over the three years of production.

Every patch has a story to tell, like the session pictures below. Take a look around: these are friends and colleagues exploring, having fun – and by sheer coincidence making a sample library.


Development Team

Project Lead:

Samuel A. Gossner
American Recording Lead, Community Edition
Developer & Designer

Design & Development:

Simon Autenrieth
Professional & Standard Editions UI & UX

Sample Cutting:

Elan Hickler of Soundemote
Cutting, Processing, and Organizing

Kontakt Scripting:

Tomás Lobos Kunstmann
Engine & UI Scripting and Consultation

Additional Recording:

Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio
English Recording Lead, Consulting

Additional Recording:

Eleanor Hébert
Canadian Recording Lead, Consulting

Performers by Section

Solo Flutes:

Linda Dallimore, J. Azevedo,
Laura Intravita, Sam Gossner

Solo Oboes:

Sam Burke, Katie Hattier
Oboe I & English Horn, Oboe II

Solo Clarinets:

Dean Coutsouridis, Kevin Bjarnason
Clarinet I & Bass Clarinet, Clarinet II

Solo Bassoons:

Gabby Liriano, Peter Sauter
Bassoon I, Bassoon II

Ethnic Flutes and Recorders:

Samuel Gossner

Solo Horns:

Mackenzie Oprean, Samuel Gossner
Horn I, Horns II & III

Horn Section:

Jonathan Foo, Braden Williams, Marina Krickler, Andrew Capandes, Ran Lu

Solo Trumpets:

Eleanor Hébert, Christian Conti, Diego Verdin
Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III

Trumpet Section:

Hannah O’Connor, Yizhak Carmona, Tyler Hauer

Solo Cornets:

Eleanor Hébert, Samuel Gossner
Cornet I, Cornet II

Solo Trombones:

Samuel Gossner, Joe Ricard
Trombones I & II, Trombone III

Trombone Section:

Joe Ricard, Yoshie Nakayama, Mariel Austin,
Rex Bennett, Tom Chalmers, Blake Manternach, Samuel Gossner

Solo Bass Trombones:

Samuel Gossner, Joe Ricard
Bass Trombone I, Bass Trombone II

Bass Trombone Section:

Samuel Gossner, James Predom, Alex Preneta

Other Brass:

Samuel Gossner

Mixed Percussion:

Justin B. Belanger, Eleanor Hébert, Samuel Gossner

Mixed Keys:

Eleanor Hébert, Samuel Gossner, Simon Dalzell
Grand Piano, Harpsichords, Upright & Organ

Concert Harp:

Kaity Smith

Solo Violin:

Lily Lyons

Violin Section:

Lily Lyons, Meitar Forkosh, Brendan Klippel,
Sadie Currey, Rosy Timms

Solo Viola:

Brendan Klippel

Viola Section:

Brendan Klippel, Jenny Frantz,
Dan Lay, Gerson Martinez

Solo Cello:

Cristobal “The Chillest Cellist” Cruz-Garcia

Cello Section:

Cristobal Cruz-Garcia, Addy Harris, Parker Ousley

Solo Contrabasses:

Brittany Karlson, Justin B. Belanger

Additional Support

Volunteer Testers:

Kurt Landre’
Lawson Madlener
Rikard Berg
Zach Striefel
Stephan Wells
Fredrik Park
Joe Kataldo
Turgut Mavuk
Alexander Strukelj
Remo P.
Jim Wolk
Javier Gramajo
Falk Au Yeong
Prin Keerasuntonpong
Brian Mowat
Marvin Kopp
Gaetano De Paola
Dylan Eddies
Matt Waldron
Davey Perron
Wesley Weirich
Aramis Perez
Szymon Szewczyk
Babis Trihos
Quetzal Marchiori
Andy Sizemore

Special Thanks:

Mattias Westlund
‘Big Bob’ Villwock †
Joe “Bigcat” Stevens
Jose Hernandez
Dean Coutsouridis
Lisa Larsen
Sarah Cantor
D’Anthoni Wooten
Dan Getty
Jesse Hartov
Lee McQuillan
Røde Microphones
Berklee College of Music
Connecticut Regional School District 13