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IRCAM Solo Instruments 2

The avant-garde solo instrument collection
IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 - The avant-garde solo instrument collection
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Featuring over 550 different playing styles performed by professional instrumentalists and recorded in the world-renowned IRCAM Institute, IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 presents a vivid and detailed exposé of 16 orchestral instruments. Each instrument includes both standard playing styles and numerous advanced and experimental articulations, providing a sophisticated and creative sound resource for modern composers and producers looking for more natural, varied and unique instrumental sounds. IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 allows users to go beyond the basic playing styles presented in typical sample libraries, adding depth and detail that's simply not available elsewhere.

Building on decades of expertise and research in acoustics and sound recording, UVI and IRCAM recruited the finest musicians, artistic directors and engineers available to produce IRCAM Solo Instruments 2. A massive endeavour, years in the making, we're proud to present to you this seamless blend of traditional and experimental techniques. Old world instruments meet new world performers in this deep and profound library exploring the broader spectrum of sounds possible from these beloved instruments.

What's New

With IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 we've modernized this powerful library with numerous feature and QoL enhancements, including improvements to core scripting, sample library, playability, performance controls and expression, and workflow and usability improvements thanks to an all-new user interface.

- Improved scripting engine allows multiple play and expression modes, including legato, portamento, poly legato and poly portamento, now controllable by modwheel
- New Play mode for all stringed instruments, allows user to play instruments with virtual hand positioning for more natural expression
- All-new UI design, improves aesthetics and usability
- New MPE and Poly Aftertouch support
- Improved sample library, delivers cleaner sustains
- Improved presets and key switch groups
- Improved dynamics section
- Improved envelopes (more natural response)
- Improved effects section


A Modern Classic

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With over 550 playing techniques comprising classical, experimental, and extended styles, IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 is unparalleled in scope and depth. Discover the unique and intricate voice of each instrument with the highest fidelity. Techniques like multi-phonic, aeolian, hit-on-body, buzz and crushed, transitions like Sul tasto, Ordinario, and Ordinario to Sul ponticello are all covered.

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Old and New Worlds

With over 400 presets you have instant access to a huge variety of instrumental variation. Easily switch between modern and classical techniques to find what works best in your music, Italian titles most often represent traditional styles while English names indicate contemporary techniques.


IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 makes tremendous use of key switch groups, allowing you to seamlessly navigate the different tones that each instrument is capable of. Certain groups also include special parameters unique to their category, such as stringed instruments, which were recorded string by string, allowing you to choose which string you would like to play a note on via the key switch, for maximum control over timbre.
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Improved Workflow

An all-new user interface dramatically enhances the aesthetics and usability of IRCAM Solo Instruments 2, placing everything you need in an intuitive, clearly organized and modern panel. From the new Keyswitch HUD to improved performance and effect sections, the new design simplifies and improves use across all instruments.


Flute in C, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon

Trumpet in C, Alto Saxophone in E-flat, French Horn in F, Trombone (tenor-bass), Bass Tuba

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass

Plucked Strings
Guitar, Harp

Free Reed


- 10.59 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 16.21 GB in WAV)
- 403 presets, 19,799 samples
- 44.1 kHz

License: 3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle


Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.12+, and Falcon version 2.0.8+ iLok account (free, dongle not required)
Internet connection for the license activation
18 GB disk space

Supported Operating Systems:
- Mac OS X 10.9 to macOS 10.15 (64-bit)
- Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit) 200 MB of disk space
Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD) 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)


Supported Formats: Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone

Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Plug-in/UVI Download includes
  Product Download and Registration:  Website
  UVI Workstation User Guide:  2 MB
  UVI Workstation for Mac OS X:  306 MB
  UVI Workstation for Windows:  302 MB
  UVI Workstation for Windows (x64):  302 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with IRCAM Solo Instruments 2. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of IRCAM Solo Instruments 2 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.


This copy of the Sounds & Software (the Product) are licensed to you as the end user. Please read this Agreement carefully.

You cannot transfer ownership of these Sounds and Software they contain. You cannot re-sell or copy the Product.


1. License Grant. UVI, brand (UVI) grants to you, subject to the following terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, nontransferable right to use each authorized copy of the enclosed Product.

The enclosed product is the property of UVI and is licensed to you only for use as part of a musical performance, live or recorded. This license expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the sounds and software included in the Product or their derivatives, either as they exist on disc, reformatted for use in another digital sampler, or mixed, combined, filtered, resynthesized or otherwise edited, for use as sounds, multisounds, samples, multisamples, wavetables, programs or patches in a sampler, microchip or any hardware or software sample playback device. You cannot sell the Product content or give it away for use by others in their sampling or sample playback devices. In the event UVI terminates this Agreement due to your breach, you agree to return the original and all other copies of the software and documentation to UVI. UVI reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.

2. Protection of Software. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect this product and any accom- panying documentation from unauthorized copying or use. You agree not to modify the enclosed product to circumvent any method or means adopted or implemented by UVI to protect against or iscourage the unlicensed use of copying of the enclosed Product.

3. Ownership. As between you and UVI, ownership of, and title to, the enclosed digitally recorded sounds (including any copies) will be held by UVI. Copies are pro- vided to you only to enable you to exercise your rights under the license. Only this license is purchased by you.

4. Term. This Agreement is effective from the date you open this package, and will remain in full force until termination. This Agreement will terminate if you break any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination you agree to destroy and return to UVI all copies of this product and accompanying documentation.

5. Restrictions. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, you may not rent, sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, transfer, copy, reproduce, display, modify or time share the enclosed product or documentation. THE SOUNDS IN THIS INSTRUMENT ARE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% COPYRIGHT CLEAN ©

All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective holders. is registered trademarks of Univers Sons, SA"

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