Since it was once relatively expensive software ($479) , I’m posting the email from Eric Lindemann that I received today.
Synful Orchestra is Now Free
Dear Synful Orchestra User,
After nearly 20 years we are excited to announce that Synful Orchestra is now free! No activation or authorization is needed. Just download Synful Orchestra 2.7 from www.synful.com. Anyone can do this. It is completely free of charge with no restrictions. Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and colleagues.
Synful Orchestra 2.7 supports AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats. It is 64 bit only. It runs on Mac and Windows with Intel compatible and Apple ARM (M1, M2) processors.
We encourage you to upgrade to Synful Orchestra 2.7. It is fully compatible with previous versions of Synful Orchestra. We intend to stop most authorization and activation of previous versions. However, if you already have a previous version installed and activated this will not affect you.
If you have problems or questions installing Synful Orchestra 2.7 please create a post on our new forum. We will answer all questions there.