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Vienna Symphonic Library VSL - APPASSIONATA STRINGS II

These muted large string ensembles are a special gem for everybody who is looking for the sweet, passionate sound of a romantic Hollywood-type love story. The sequel to Appassionata Strings I offers almost all of the articulations that the first Collection includes, but played “con sordino”. Their broad and emotive cinematic sound integrates perfectly well into a variety of musical styles, from pop environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to film scores, from pure string beds to complete orchestral works.


    • VSL - APPASSIONATA STRINGS II PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The Appassionata Strings II Collection offers various facets of sustains and Legato Performances, but also includes articulations such as accented interval notes, spiccatos, staccatos, various Repetition Performances, trills, and much more. They also include “out-of-tune-samples” where various players of the ensemble carefully correct their intonation as the tone progresses. Mirroring what actually happens in live orchestral performances, this is a very effective technique for creating heightened realism and expression. The bass section of Appassionata Strings II consists of 6 five-string and 4 four-string basses, giving the low end a deep and rich flavor.

      Appassionata Violins con sordino (20 Players)
      Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
      31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
      • Staccato
      • Détaché
      • Sustained with vibrato
      • Pizzicato
      • Tremolo
      • Sustained with progressive vibrato
      • Sustained with detuned attack
      32 Sordino DYNAMICS
      • Sforzato/sforzatissimo
      • Medium crescendo and diminuendo, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
      40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
      • Legato with vibrato/portamento
      • Legato with progressive vibrato/portamento
      • Legato, sforzato/portamento
      • Legato, detuned attack/portamento
      • Legato, slightly detuned attack/portamento
      41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
      • Legato, fast
      • Spiccato, fast
      42 Sordino PERF TRILL
        • Performance Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
        43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
        • Legato
        • Portato
        • Spiccato
          44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
            • Staccato, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
            45 Sordino EFFECTS
              • Minor and major arpeggios
              15 EFFECTS
                • Minor and major arpeggios
                Appassionata Violas con sordino (14 Players)
                Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
                • Staccato
                • Détaché
                • Sustained with vibrato
                • Pizzicato
                • Tremolo
                • Sustained with progressive vibrato
                • Sustained with detuned attack
                32 Sordino DYNAMICS
                • Sforzato/sforzatissimo
                • Medium crescendo and diminuendo, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
                40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
                • Legato with vibrato/portamento
                • Legato with progressive vibrato/portamento
                • Legato, sforzato/portamento
                • Legato, detuned attack/portamento
                • Legato, slightly detuned attack/portamento
                41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
                • Legato, fast
                • Spiccato, fast
                42 Sordino PERF TRILL
                  • Performance Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                  43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                  • Legato
                  • Portato
                  • Spiccato
                    44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
                      • Staccato, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                      45 Sordino EFFECTS
                        • Minor and major arpeggios
                        15 EFFECTS
                          • Minor and major arpeggios
                          Appassionata Cellos con sordino (12 Players)
                          Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                          31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
                          • Staccato
                          • Détaché
                          • Sustained with vibrato
                          • Pizzicato
                          • Tremolo
                          • Sustained with progressive vibrato
                          • Sustained with detuned attack
                          32 Sordino DYNAMICS
                          • Sforzato/sforzatissimo
                          • Medium crescendo and diminuendo, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
                          40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
                          • Legato with vibrato/portamento
                          • Legato with progressive vibrato/portamento
                          • Legato, sforzato/portamento
                          • Legato, detuned attack/portamento
                          • Legato, slightly detuned attack/portamento
                          41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
                          • Legato, fast
                          • Spiccato, fast
                          42 Sordino PERF TRILL
                            • Performance Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                            43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                            • Legato
                            • Portato
                            • Spiccato
                              44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
                                • Staccato, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                                45 Sordino EFFECTS
                                  • Minor and major arpeggios
                                  15 EFFECTS
                                    • Minor and major arpeggios
                                    Appassionata Basses con sordino (10 Players)
                                    Articulation group Standard Library
                                    31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                    • Staccato
                                    • Sustained
                                    • Sforzato
                                    • Pizzicato
                                    • Tremolo
                                    43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                                    • Portato
                                  • VSL - APPASSIONATA STRINGS II TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

                                    Standard Library Full Library
                                    Sample Amount 10,999 20,486
                                    Download File Size 4.4 GB 4.4 GB
                                    Installed File Size 7.5 GB 7.5 GB
                                  • VSL - APPASSIONATA STRINGS II SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

                                    Minimum

                                    • PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
                                    • Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
                                    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
                                    • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
                                    • 7.5 GB free hard drive space

                                    Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

                                    Recommended

                                    • Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
                                    • Mac OS X 10.9 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
                                    • 4 GB RAM
                                    • SSD or fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
                                    • AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
                                    • RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
                                    • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
                                    • 88 key master keyboard
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