Saxophone VST

I have a project coming up which will involve notating a number of pieces for a Saxophone Orchestra, then creating audio playback files for members practices.

Can anyone recommend any good quality VST instruments that could cover the full range of Saxes? I have Spitfire BBC orchestra, but there doesn’t seem to be any Saxophones in the library and of course the Halion Orchestra. I’ve seen that the Vienna Orchestra has a Sax section, but I’ve never used it.

Any recommendations gratefully accepted…

Peter H

Garritan Jazz and Big Band has a very complete set, ranging from sopranino to sub-contra.

EWQL Pop Brass Library has Baritone, Tenor, and Alto Saxes.

I forgot Noteperformer has Sopranino through Bass Saxophones too.

I don’t use it much for jazz as it is really particular about articulations/slurs/phrasing. Most of the time I don’t write all of that in and leave quite a bit up to the performer’s interpretation, but it probably would be good for a saxophone orchestra piece, and it’s quite reasonably priced too.

why not try out some of the demos of the VSL collection unless you already know you don’t like it. Prices have come down quite a bit for the VI libraries.!Demos

Or a cut down version is included wit the Special Edition vol. 2

The VSL saxophones are excellent

SWAM Saxophones by Audiomodeling are fantastic.

I use NI’s Session Horns Pro and Project Sam’s Swing More! Saxes. The former are more than capable workhorses that do a good job, the latter sound sensational but are really made for performance rather than programming. I’ve looked many, many times at Mojo 2: Horns but haven’t made the jump yet.

I went with Vienna Instruments Saxophones in the end. Thanks everyone for their input.

I have SWAM but I’m not a fan at all. NI has session horns pro with individual instruments, and i prefer their tenor to SWAM