Orange Tree Samples was founded on these fundamental principles:
- To produce high-end sample libraries that sound virtually
indistinguishable from a live performance. We achieve this by following
best practices in the recording studio, capturing the subtleties that
most other commercial sample libraries overlook and custom programming
that ensures each library is enjoyable and intuitive to play from a midi
keyboard or other device.
- To bring the same passion we have
for creating exceptional quality, playable sample libraries to the
Orange Tree Samples customer experience. We love what we do and we think
it shows in our products and our customer service.
maintain reasonable prices on all sample libraries. We believe that
professional quality sample libraries should be accessible to all
musicians, so we price our libraries accordingly, often far below that
of competitive quality libraries.
Tree Samples was founded by CEO Greg Schlaepfer, a professional
musician, composer, audio engineer and sample developer who has been
designing sample libraries for other companies for the last decade.
What's the Deal with the "Orange Tree" Name? Did You Guys Grow Up in an Orchard?
We think the old magic tricks were the best. They used the simplest
mechanisms to portray amazing illusions, and they did it all live. No
camera tricks, stage changes, or paid audiences--just a hidden mechanism
and a bit of flair, while the magician poses on stage looking like a
One of our favorite tricks
is the “Orange Tree Illusion”. This is where the magician claims
mastery over the forces of nature, and after some build-up and possibly
some “magic formula,” he brings a full grown orange tree out of the
empty pot, complete with real fruits hanging from its branches. This
trick is not only one of our favorites, it also makes a very good
analogy for how we work here at Orange Tree Samples.
the mechanisms and clockwork gadgets that enable you to perform your own
personal magic. They take the pain and hassle out of composing and
performing, the obstacles to inspiration, by providing you with cleverly
programmed, accurately sampled, and highly playable libraries. The
result is more time for you to focus on what you really care about,
making music, instead of programming or studying manuals, while your
audience hears a pure, organic sound, as realistic as a real orange
So, now you know the story behind our name. When you play
Orange Tree Samples libraries, you’re not only playing libraries of
outstanding quality and excellent sound—you’re playing libraries that
were thoughtfully named.