Sonatina Violin
by bigcat Instruments
4.4 / 5     (32 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Sonatina Violin is a sampled violin.

Samples were edited from the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra sample library.

You can switch between 9 groups:
  • Solo Violin.
  • 1st Violins Sustain.
  • 1st Violins Sustain 2.
  • 1st Violins Tremolo.
  • 1st Violins Staccato.
  • 1st Violins Pizzicato.
  • 2nd Violins Sustain.
  • 2nd Violins Staccato.
  • 2nd Violins Pizzicato.
onion May 01 2024
(5 / 5)
May 01 2024
Aoden Mar 29 2024
(5 / 5)
Mar 29 2024
Absolutely amazing free instrument. I have been searching for a free solo violin for months now, and I have to say this is by far the best one.
vini Feb 27 2024
(5 / 5)
Feb 27 2024
AMAIN Nov 23 2023
(5 / 5)
Nov 23 2023
Works well on Cakewalk! Not perfect, but it's the best one I've found on this site!
DuckOfDoom Oct 08 2023
(4 / 5)
Oct 08 2023
Very good sould for a free plugin! One thing that bothers me is that the range ends on C4, but violin range goes down to G3, so there are some notes missing that are on the real violin.
james Aug 16 2023
(5 / 5)
Aug 16 2023
See also Steve's comments. You need to place the folder "Sonatina Violin - 32.instruments" or "Sonatina Violin - 64.instruments" at the same level where you place the "Sonatina Violin - 32.dll"/"Sonatina Violin - 64.dll". The corresponding *.mse file must be under these directories.
bobby Jul 27 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 27 2023
tt is an absolutely amazing sounding violin. It fits really well with the Sonatina cello.
tyba Aug 09 2022
Aug 09 2022
After installing the plugin, it says "no instruments found" in the box. how to fix?
Jeremiah Jul 18 2022
Jul 18 2022
Using this plugin with ableton, why does it say "no instruments found" when I load the plugin?
Yegor Apr 11 2022
(5 / 5)
Apr 11 2022
Very good!
Irving Jan 20 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 20 2022
I am using this instrument with a lot of success. Positive comments, very easy to use and it packs a lot of features even for the free download. Thanks for sharing it.
Steve Mar 14 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2021
Very happy with this. To those having trouble installing it/making it work, here's what I do for Ableton under Windows -- your procedure is likely to be pretty similar. Before you start, make sure you've created a folder for plugins, and that your software knows where to find it. Imagine you’ve created a folder called C:\Plugins for your plugins. In Ableton: Settings>Plug-ins>Use VST2 Plug-In Custom Folder>On and then clicking a Browse button in the same dialog box to set C:\Plugins as the custom folder. Same procedure for VST3 plug-ins. 1. Download the zip to some convenient folder (I've created one called "Plugin sources" for all my downloaded plugin zips). 2. Browse to “Plugin sources” in File Explorer. 3. Right-click the .zip file. 4. Choose Extract all. 5. When Windows asks you to specify a file to extract to, point it at C:\Plugins. If your plug-ins folder is C:\Plugins and you’re installing the 64-bit version of Sonatina Violin, this procedure will have: a. Saved Sonatina Violin - 64.dll in C:\Plugins. b. Created a folder called C:\PlugIns\Sonatina Violin - 64.instruments. d. Saved Sonatina Violin - 64.mse in that folder. 6. In Ableton, go Settings>Plugins>Rescan Plug-Ins. The plug-in then appears in the browser under (believe it or not) Plug-Ins!
Benji Apr 08 2022
Apr 08 2022
Thanks :)
me Mar 10 2021
Mar 10 2021
This is nice sound, but, it is not a violin. One must play, probably, to hear that. If you wish REAL violin, or electric? look me up, william!!
joao Jun 28 2021
Jun 28 2021
Desculpa perguntar mais os sons sao gratuitos ou preciso pagar alguma quantia pra vc ?
Anonymous Jun 28 2021
Jun 28 2021
Brianna Jan 26 2021
Jan 26 2021
How do i put this plugin in Serato Studio?
Paul Nov 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 24 2020
d.909 Jun 27 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 27 2020
Great free plugin. Can't believe ppl are having trouble adding this into fl studio. It's like importing any other vst you download. You locate your plugins folder in your program files, extract it there, open fl studio, on the top toolbar go to your options, click manage plugins (make sure your plugins folder is listed, if not you can add it with the add folder button) Look for the "find more plugins" button and it will scan your plugins folders for new plugins..
Babatunde Jun 19 2022
Jun 19 2022
Yes but when I open the plugin it says no instruments found
uchiha Jun 26 2020
(3 / 5)
Jun 26 2020
Wow can't believe it's Free Thanx So Much That's what i've been looking for thank you so much.
Tra Composer Jun 20 2020
Jun 20 2020
very good for me
Maki Jun 15 2020
Jun 15 2020
It doesn't work! How the hell should i install this shit in FL Studio 20?!
Legend Oct 23 2020
Oct 23 2020
just go to manage plugin and find it there... May 16 2020
(4 / 5)
May 16 2020
Good solo violin
Andrea Mar 17 2020
Mar 17 2020
Is there any way to make them pretend on logic pro x?
Lion Jan 21 2020
(4 / 5)
Jan 21 2020
so I have had problems with the GUI a bit with several of your VST's on LMMS, they work fine for the most part but sometime when I try to change for example from solo to sustain, the little pop up menu on the GUI freezes and it doesn't allow me to change it, it will just stay on normal violin preset, sometimes it will allow me to change to a different one, it's very random most of the time and can be pretty annoying at times, other than that it sounds amazing and am grateful, this happens with several of the bigcat VST idk if it's the VST themselves of LMMS.
Andrew Dec 29 2020
Dec 29 2020
How to make it work on lmms?
james3 Jul 31 2019
Jul 31 2019
Unfortunately none of these plug ins work with Logic Pro x.
(5 / 5)
Jul 31 2019
Thanks very helped me a lot.
Aman May 30 2019
May 30 2019
Bhai apki to party banti h... Thanks a lot.
DJ PKM Mar 29 2019
(5 / 5)
Mar 29 2019
You are great bro. You really made an awesome vst. Great job !
NewbieHavingFun Jan 13 2019
Jan 13 2019
Awesome!!! It came right through on podium, love it
bluebluedragon Jan 13 2019
Jan 13 2019
I can't seem to find the VST in the FX menu (Reaper). What do I do?
dsnt Jan 18 2019
Jan 18 2019
Did you go into Preferences and hit Re-scan in Plug-ins > VST?
Wout Nov 29 2018
Nov 29 2018
Love it, thx man. Made my world more magic :)
Niceguys100 Nov 06 2018
(5 / 5)
Nov 06 2018
You are the true God buddy thx for this plugin
Wilfred BRyaq Sept 04 2018
Sept 04 2018
Thank you very much creator!! you have made my dream as a music producer come true!!!
Anonymous Jun 22 2018
Jun 22 2018
I don't have any word your work is fabulous, love it. Thanks
Endeavor Apr 02 2018
Apr 02 2018
Proud to add this to my vst library, many thanks!
PARTHIB Jan 06 2018
(4 / 5)
Jan 06 2018
Thanks for this plugin.. Sounds amazing for a free vst! Thank you a lot dude
FascKing Dec 14 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 14 2017
This is the best i hv used its so real. thanx
Liam David Nov 25 2017
Nov 25 2017
Thank you a lot dude
G Oct 31 2017
Oct 31 2017
Firstly thanks for helping by adding this helpful plugin as i noticed from the sample video.. so i already extracted the files in the specified folder for VST plugins but it still says (cannot find any instruments) there any other solution for this issue?
AD199 May 12 2018
May 12 2018
Just copy the dll file and paste in the vst folder inside the installed DAW location.
Anonymous Sept 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 09 2017
Thanks a lot also from my side! Amazing Job!
Anonymous Jun 26 2017
Jun 26 2017
I would just suggest to unzip the entire thing into the place where you normally store your plugins. Then just add it into fl studios via the plugin manager
ADM May 23 2017
May 23 2017
Carlou Mar 30 2017
Mar 30 2017
Sounds amazing for a free vst!
Eli Rivers Feb 12 2017
Feb 12 2017
I have fl studio and I installed the plug-in and it said that it could not find any instruments. The program did come with an .mse file but I do not know how to install it or anything. Need help! Thanks!
Anonymous Feb 13 2017
Feb 13 2017
Copy the dll AND the folder wich contains the mse file.
Dat Pone Aug 14 2016
(4 / 5)
Aug 14 2016
It should be noted this has some stability issues in LMMS when loading a project, regardless, it's still amazing and I would suggest it.
Eduardo Jul 20 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 20 2016
thanks for this plugin! Question: is it normal I can't select below C5?
Very Anonymus Oct 23 2016
Oct 23 2016
It also happends to me. Try making a sample and pitching or something like that :D
Hyse Dec 03 2015
Dec 03 2015
It says that it can't find any instruments when I open it, any idea why?
Anonymous Dec 04 2015
Dec 04 2015
Extract the whole zip in your vst folder, not just the .dll
Anonymous Sept 23 2016
Sept 23 2016
I already did that but it's not work yet... can't find any instruments
iDK Apr 21 2017
Apr 21 2017
It is my problem too. I did everything. I put Folder and *.dll file in SoundPack folder, but when i enter in FL studio 12, it just show folder. :(
Flashkiiddo Mar 21 2018
Mar 21 2018
Fl 12 might give you a hard time, so try it on FL 11
Axiom Sept 12 2015
(5 / 5)
Sept 12 2015
This is BY FAR the best free Violin VST I have encountered! The sounds are so wonderful when you add reverb! Though, the tremolo is a bit odd sounding, but I pay no mind to it. 5/5!
bigcat Aug 07 2015
Aug 07 2015
I just wanted to publicly thank our host for taking the time and effort to put these instruments up for a second time. Also for hosting all the other VSTs here. Hopefully he has a good deal on his bandwidth as I suspect we cost him a couple of bucks with our downloads. Thanks also to Mattias Westlund for assembling the Sonatina Orchestra and all the folks who did the samples. Version One had some problems that the people at Maize (these are made in Maize Sampler) fixed. Hopefully these are now less glitchy and thanks to a friend who made new GUIs a little prettier. If you have any issues please post a comment as there are lots of helpful folks here and I can try to help as well. Thanks for giving them a try.