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Elite Orchestral Percussion

The premier orchestral percussion library for a new generation of composers
Elite Orchestral Percussion - The premier orchestral percussion library for a new generation of composers
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"...simply unmatched by any of the other libraries which are available today." -

"EOP represents a comprehensive, well-thought-out collection." - EQ Magazine

"...if you're prepared to pay for quality, you'll find plenty of it here..." - Computer Music Magazine

"4/5" - Sound On Sound

Experience Vir2 Instruments' Elite Orchestral Percussion, a premium 19GB library filled with an unparalleled variety of both traditional and unusual orchestral percussion. The collection features over 250 distinct orchestral percussion instruments across the full span of categories: bass drums, snare drums, cymbals of every type, chimes, gongs, handbells, mallets, tambourines, timpani, triangles, wind chimes, wood blocks, accessories, FX, and ethnic and world instruments.

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Elite Orchestral Percussion features a number of cutting-edge techniques to maximize and enhance the playability of the library, including a randomization engine which utilizes a variety of advanced techniques to maximize realism. A full performance view is available in all instruments, enabling instant triggering and programming of various common percussion articulations such as flams, 3-stroke ruffs, chokes, rolls, and realistic rhythmic pattern generators.

Elite Orchestral Percussion offers dozens of different room and reverb options via a custom set of convolution impulses implemented in EZRoom. EZRoom is a drop-down menu in the interface that, with one click, allows you to place the percussion in everything from the world's greatest chapels and concert halls to caverns, chambers, and small rooms. Unusual sonic spaces are also included for esoteric effects. EZRoom multiplies the different sonic options available to the discerning orchestral writer.
System Requirements:
Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher
• 4 GB RAM or more
• 22 GB hard drive space once installed


  • More than 250 patches of orchestral instruments categorized by family: Accessories and FX, Bass Drums, Chimes, Cymbals - China, Cymbals - Crash, Cymbals - Ride, Cymbals - Suspended, Ethnic and World, Gongs, Handbells, Mallets - Glockenspiels, Mallets - Marimbas, Mallets - Vibraphones, Snare Drums and Toms, Tambourines, Timpani, Triangles, Wind Chimes, and Wood Blocks

  • 19GB of 24-bit samples

  • EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces

  • Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations

  • Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo

  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth)

  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing

  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode)

  • Kontakt Player 2 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS, or DXi plug-ins

  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Kontakt Player/Kontakt/Plug-in Download includes
  Installation Instructions:  
  EOP-Part1:  4.19 GB
  EOP-Part2:  4.19 GB
  EOP-Part3:  4.19 GB
  EOP-Part4:  4.19 GB
  EOP-Part5:  4 GB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Elite Orchestral Percussion. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Elite Orchestral Percussion from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Vir2 Instruments. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new, and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Vir2 Instruments. All samples remain the property of Vir2 Instruments and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift, or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."

Computer Music | 9/10

Another Orchestral ROMpler with a premium price tag, this Kontakt 2 player powered, triple DVD behemoth features everything you could possibly need, and then some. "Orchestral Percussion" may bring to mind timpanis, crash cymbals and the humble triangle, but this 19GB...

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EQ Magazine

Percussion samples tend to be short, so do the math: There's 19GB of content, representing over 250 orchestral instruments including timpani, snares, orchestra bass drum, mallets, triangles, chimes, and gongs, as well as FX and some ethnic/world instruments.


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Keyboard Magazine

Other-worldy percussion in an orchestral landscape sounds thoroughly modern. When excitement is called for, not having loads of massive percussion often sounds empty and, well, quaint. I can't imagine the driving intensity of a Batman score feeling the same with just an...

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If I'm honest I have to admit that I probably would not have purchased Elite if it weren't for the fact that Vir2 made me a rather kind offer which I simply couldn't refuse. After all, I already own plenty of percussion libraries, so adding yet another huge one to that...

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Sound On Sound | 4/5

Vir2 Instruments is a division of Big Fish Audio, the US company whose excellent Prosonus series helped kick-start orchestral sampling back in the '80s. Two decades and hundreds of libraries later, the company bring you Elite Orchestral Percussion, which is 40 times the...

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