Interested in trying out different instruments without having to buy them? Let us introduce you to the wonderful world of virtual instruments. At Sweetwater you can choose from a variety of virtual instruments like synths, keyboards, and organs.
Virtual instrument software helps you create sounds without ever touching an instrument. With today’s technology and superior sampling quality, the results are so lifelike you won't be able to tell the difference. You can easily incorporate the sounds of synths, keyboards and organs into your music to create just the atmosphere you were looking for!
How do you go about choosing a virtual instrument? While most synth, keyboard and organ virtual instruments work in the same way, there are two types of processes they use to make their sounds. If you're a professional, choosing one over the other might make a world of difference. If not, you'll need to focus on factors we'll cover shortly.
Virtual instrument software primarily relies on sampling or synthesis. With a sample library, you'll have a library of sample sounds from acoustic instruments, synths, keyboards, and organs to choose from. Sampling results in an incredibly authentic sound since it is basically a real recording of the original instrument. The downside is that samples can take up a lot of space. You'll want to make sure your hard drive can handle all the libraries you’d like to install.
If space is a concern, consider opting for synthesis. This is a process that uses advanced computer algorithms instead of actual recordings, meaning it doesn't take up very much space on your hard drive. Although synthesis can create great sounds, it can often require a powerful PC or Mac to function properly.
Many of our virtual instruments for synths, keyboards and organs offer the best of both worlds. Enjoy both synthesis capability and sampling libraries that give you immediate access to literally thousands of sounds.
We also carry many upgrade versions if you've already purchased virtual instrument software. Upgrade to the latest version for optimum performance.
If you don't know exactly what you need, we're here to help. Call one of our Sales Engineers. We'll help you choose a virtual instrument that matches your OS and your computer's processing capabilities. It won't be long before you're adding all varieties of instruments, synths, keyboards, and organs into your mix. Learn More
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.