The following table lists all used CD albums with their instrumentation and release year. Main instrumentation refers to which instruments are present on most tracks. This may differ: some albums have tracks with fewer instruments (for example ballads) or have a track with extra instruments, for example extra percussion or brass instruments added.

Solo instruments
Artist - AlbumMain instrumentationCommentYear
Jeroen van Veen - Einaudi: Waves The Piano Collection Piano2013
Jean Guillou - The Great Organ of St. Eustache, Paris Church organ2006
Bobby McFerrin - The Voice Voice1984
Dan Brown - Angels & Demons VoiceAudiobook2009
Dr. Ralph W. Schlosser's lectures on the life and work of William ShakespeareVoice[1]1965
Carmen Cavallaro - Songs of Our Times, Song Hits of 1921 Piano[5][1]1942
Konrad Junghanel - Europaische Lautenmusik Volume 1 11-string baroque lute1989
Nicolò Paganini - 24 Capricci (Salvatore Accardo) Violin1978
Acoustic ensembles and bands
Loosely sorted by size of ensemble
Artist - AlbumMain instrumentationCommentYear
Alela Diana - The Pirate's Gospel (tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 10 and 11)Voice and guitar with occasional vocal stacking2004
Fredrik Fors and Sveinung Bjelland - Les Nouveaux MusiciensClarinet and piano2004
Rosenberg Trio - Djangolists2 guitars and double bass2010
Szakcsi - Viragom, Viragom2 Voices, piano, flute1998
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time OutSaxophone, piano, double bass, drums1959
Dvorak - String Quartet No. 32 violins, alto violin, cello1993
Apocalyptica - Inquisition Symphony4 cello's1998
Flanders Recorder Quartet - Armonia di FlautiRecorder quartet1998
Alison Krauss & Union Station - New FavouriteVoice, guitar, steel guitar, fiddle, upright bass2001
RiverBend Bluegrass Live at Jacoby Arts Center on 2021-07-29Voice, mandolin, banjo, violin, steel guitar, double bassLive, [1]2021
Piet Jeegers Clarinet Choir - Volume 415 clarinets (1x E♭, 8x B♭, 2x Alto, 2x Bass, 1x Contra Alto, 1x Contra Bass)2002
Equilibrium - Rekreatur (Acoustic bonus CD)Flute, accordion, guitar, bass guitar, drumsVery fast paced2010
Amplified ensembles and bands
Loosely sorted by amount of 'overdrive'
Artist - AlbumMain instrumentationCommentYear
Coldplay - ParachutesVoice, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums2000
Albert King - Years Gone ByVoice, 2 electric guitars, keyboard, bass guitar, drumsVinyl rip1969
Status Quo - Whatever You WantVoice, 2 electric guitars, bass guitar, drumsVinyl rip1979
Muse - HAARPVoice, overdriven guitar, bass guitar, drumsLive2008
Iron Maiden - PowerslaveVoice, 2 overdriven guitars, bass guitar, drums1984
Animals as Leaders - Weightless2 overdriven 8-string guitars, drums2011
In Flames - Soundtrack to Your EscapeGrowling vocals, 2 overdriven guitars, bass guitar, drums2004
Nightwish - WishmasterVoice, overdriven guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums2000
Epica - The Holographic PrincipleClean and growling vocals, guitar, synth, bass guitar, drums, orchestra and choir2016
Big bands
Artist - AlbumMain instrumentationCommentYear
Bert Kaempfert - A Swingin' SafariBig band with string section and amplified vocals1962
Dutch Swing College Band - Digital DutchDixieland band[3]1982
Glenn Miller - The Best Of The Lost Recordings And Secret BroadcastsBig band[4]1943
John Allmark Jazz Orchestra Live at The Met on 2019-05-20Big bandLive, [1]2019
Ida Gotkovsky - Works for Symphonic BandSymphonic Band (also known as concert band or wind orchestra)1989
Orchestral and choral
Loosely sorted by size of ensemble
Artist - AlbumMain instrumentationCommentYear
Confido Domino Minsk - Sacred Choral Music From White RussiaChoir1994
Vivaldi - Four Seasons (Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, cond. Ton Koopman)Baroque orchestra (small)1996
Dario Marianelli - Pride & PrejudicePiano and chamber orchestraFilm score2005
J.S. Bach - MagnificatBaroque orchestra (small), vocal soloists and choirLive2012
Michael Giacchino - The Incredibles'Processed' orchestra, very upfront brass [7]Film score2004
Nicholas Hooper - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'Processed' orchestra and choir [7]Film score2004
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (Kirov Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev)Ballet orchestra (intermediately sized)1998
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps / Petrouchka (Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Leonard Bernstein)Large symphonic orchestra1983
Verdi - Requiem (Berliner Philharmoniker cond. Claudio Abbado)Large symphonic orchestra, vocal soloists and very large choir2001
Mahler - Symphony no.8 (Concertgebouw orchestra cond. Bernard Haitink)Very large symphonic orchestra, vocal soloists and exceptionally large choir [6]1971
Electronic music
Artist - AlbumMain instrumentationCommentYear
Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose - Pokemon GoldGame Boy emulator (2x square wave, noise generator, wavetable)1999
Ubiktune - SOUNDSHOCK: FM FUNK MADDNESS!!FM Synthesizers2011
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, BabySamplers (vocal and drum), synthesizers1998
The Prodigy - Invaders Must DieVoice, samplers2009
Kraftwerk - AutobahnAnalog synthesizers, vocoder1974
Daft Punk - Alive 2007Sampling, vocoded voiceLive2007
Skrillex - BangarangHighly 'overdriven' synthesizers, vocal samples, drum synth2011
The Ambient Visitor - Across the Milky WayVery slow ambient music, drone2021
Music with specific traits
Artist - Album Description of trait Comment Year
Merzbow - Cloud Cock OO Grand Very noisy music 1989
Ryoji Ikeda - dataplex Dominated by transients 2005
Horacio Vaggione - Fluides Very short sounds (microsound) 2018
Recordings of diffuse soundfields produced by choirs, ensembles and orchestras [2]Own recordings2015
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[1] Available on

[2] Consists of: Recording of a choir in a small church; Recording of a (different) choir (part of recording is a capella, part of recording accompanied by a small ensemble) in a small theater; Recording of music directors exam, featuring first a small, later an intermediately sized and finally a very large choir in a concert hall; Recording of a choir, orchestra and solists in a intermediately sized church; All recordings with boundary microphones spaced 3 meters apart on a balcony, as far from the performers as possible

[3] 'Launch title' for first CD players

[4] Professional vinyl rip and restoration from a radio transcription disc

[5] Professional vinyl rip from a 78rpm commercial release

[6] Mahler's symphony no.8 is nicknamed 'Symphony of a Thousand' for its exceptionally large orchestra and choir

[7] Orchestra has been recorded in seperate sections (with sound barriers) so mix can be varied and some instruments are (at times) mixed in much louder or quieter than the really are. Also, for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, choir had been dubbed over orchestra. See for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and for Incredibles