Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL)

Vienna Symphonic Library VSL - ORCHESTRAL STRINGS I

The ensemble of 14 violinists is headed by Christian Eisenberger, who in his esteemed international concert work has collaborated with artists and conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert von Karajan, Gideon Kremer, Kent Nagano, Roger Norrington, Murray Perahia, Andras Schiff, Georg Solti, and many others. The ensemble of 10 violas is headed by Anett Homoki, who is a member of the Vienna Chamber Philharmony as well as of the Volksoper Vienna.


    • VSL - ORCHESTRAL STRINGS I PRODUCT FEATURES:

      All Vienna Instruments string sections offer an extremely wide range of articulations. The special qualities of these instruments are the result of a multitude of Performances. With larger ensembles, the random effect of articulations like Performance Trills or fast Legatos is especially pronounced, lending those Performance Patches remarkable authenticity in conjunction with the new Performance algorithms in the Vienna Instruments. The larger the ensemble, the more intense the random effect, that is, the natural “inexactitude” among the musicians when changing from one tone to the next. This effect gets extra attention with the “Repetition Performance Pizzicatos” – an innovation only available with the large string ensembles and recorded in two different tempos.

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      ARTICULATIONS - Full Library

      Performances:

      • Interval Performances: legato, portamento, staccato, tremolo
      • Fast Interval Performances: legato, marcato, spiccato
      • Performance Trills
      • Interval Performances muted (con sordino): normal, portamento
      • Violins: Interval Performance Glissandos on the same string
      • Repetition Performances: legato, bow vibrato, portato, staccato, spiccato, harsh, upbeats, pizzicato
      • Repetition Performances muted: legato, portato, staccato
      • Runs: legato, spiccato; major, minor, chromatic, whole tone

      Single notes:

      • Short notes: short staccato, staccato, short détaché, long détaché, 4 variations each
      • Long notes: sustains with and without vibrato, espressivo, flautando
      • Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp
      • Tremolos: sustains, crescendo & diminuendo
      • Trills: half tone, whole tone, minor, major 3rd, accelerando
      • Pizzicatos (loose and tight) and Bartók pizzicatos
      • Col legno
      • Con sordino: staccato, détaché, sustained, crescendos & diminuendos, fortepiano, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato, trills
      • Sul ponticello: staccato, sustains, crescendos & diminuendos, sfz, tremolo
      • Artificial harmonics: staccato, sustains
    • VSL - ORCHESTRAL STRINGS I TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Violins orchestra
      ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD LIBRARY EXTENDED LIBRARY
      01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Long staccato
      Short détaché
      Sustained with vibrato
      Flautando sustained
      Short staccato
      Long détaché
      Sustained without vibrato
      02 DYNAMICS Fortepiano with vibrato
      Sforzato with vibrato
      Medium crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
      Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 6 sec.)
      Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (2 and 4 sec.)
      Crescendo-diminuendo with vibrato (2, 4, and 6 sec.)
      Sforzatissimo with vibrato
      Fortepiano, sforzato, and sforzatissimo without vibrato
      03 TREMOLO + TRILLS Tremolo sustained
      Trills half and whole tone
      Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo 2 sec.
      Crescendo-diminuendo 3 sec.
      Trills minor and major 3rd, half and whole tone, dynamics and pfp
      Trills accelerando, half and whole tone, normal and dynamics
      04 PIZZ + LEGNO Pizzicato normal and snap (Bartók) Pizzicato slow
      Pizzicato repetitions slow and fast
      Col legno normal and slow
      05 HARMONICS Artificial harmonics: Staccato and sustained Artificial harmonics: Repetition performances
      06 PONTICELLO Staccato
      Sustained
      Tremolo
      Dynamics strong (1.5, 2, and 4 sec.)
      Sforzato
      07 CON SORDINO BASIC Staccato
      Détaché
      Sustained
      Dynamics medium (2 and 4 sec.)
      Fortepiano
      Sforzato
      Tremolo
      Trills normal and dynamics
      Pizzicato
      10 PERF INTERVAL Legato
      Portamento
      Legato on the same string
      Tremolo
      Muted legato and portamento
      11 PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato Marcato
      Spiccato
      12 PERF TRILL Trills, legato, minor 2nd to 4th
      13 PERF REPETITION Legato slow
      Portato fast
      Spiccato
      Legato fast
      Bow vibrato slow and fast
      Portato slow
      Staccato
      harsh
      Dynamics for all articulations
      Muted legato, portato, and staccato repetitions, portato and staccato dynamics
      14 PERF UPBEAT REPETITION 1 and 2 upbeats, slow and fast, normal and dynamics
      15 FAST REPETITION Staccato, 9 repetitions, 150 to 190 BPM, normal and dynamics
      16 GRACE NOTES Grace notes, minor and major 2nd, up and down.
      17 GLISSANDI Glissando performances on every string
      Octave glissandos up and down
      18 SCALE RUNS Octave runs
      Legato, major and minor sharp from C to B on every note of the scale, chromatic and whole tone
      Spiccato, major, from C to B on every note of the scale.
      98 RESOURCES Isolated dynamics repetitions
      Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
      Iinterval performances: Marcato medium, spiccato medium, staccato/spiccato
      Violas orchestra
      ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD LIBRARY EXTENDED LIBRARY
      01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Long staccato
      Short détaché
      Sustained with vibrato
      Flautando sustained
      Short staccato
      Long détaché
      Long portato without vibrato
      Sustained without vibrato
      02 DYNAMICS Fortepiano with vibrato
      Sforzato with vibrato
      Medium crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
      Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 6 sec.)
      Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (2 and 4 sec.)
      Crescendo-diminuendo with vibrato (2, 4, and 6 sec.)
      Sforzatissimo with vibrato
      Fortepiano, sforzato, and sforzatissimo without vibrato
      03 TREMOLO + TRILLS Tremolo sustained
      Trills half and whole tone
      Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo 2 sec.
      Crescendo-diminuendo 3 sec.
      Trills half and whole tone dynamics and pfp
      Trills accelerando half and whole tone, normal and dynamics
      04 PIZZ + LEGNO Pizzicato normal and snap (Bartók) Pizzicato slow
      Pizzicato repetitions slow and fast
      Col legno normal and slow
      05 HARMONICS Artificial harmonics: Staccato and sustained Artificial harmonics: Repetition performances
      06 PONTICELLO Staccato
      Sustained
      Tremolo
      Dynamics strong (1.5, 2.5, and 4 sec.)
      Sforzato
      07 CON SORDINO BASIC Staccato
      Détaché
      Sustained
      Dynamics medium (2 and 4 sec.)
      Fortepiano
      Sforzato
      Tremolo
      Trills normal and dynamics
      Pizzicato
      10 PERF INTERVAL Legato
      Portamento
      Legato on the same string
      Tremolo
      Muted legato and portamento
      11 PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato Marcato
      Spiccato
      12 PERF TRILL Trills, legato, minor 2nd to 4th
      13 PERF REPETITION Legato slow
      Portato fast
      Spiccato
      Legato fast
      Bow vibrato slow and fast
      Portato slow
      Staccato
      Harsh
      Dynamics for all articulations
      Muted legato, portato, and staccato repetitions, legato and portato dynamics
      14 PERF UPBEAT REPETITION 1 and 2 upbeats, slow and fast, normal and dynamics
      15 FAST REPETITION Staccato, 9 repetitions, 150 to 190 BPM, normal and dynamics
      16 GRACE NOTES Grace notes, minor and major 2nd, up and down
      17 SCALE RUNS Octave runs
      Legato, major and minor sharp from C to B on every note of the scale, chromatic, whole tone, and furioso
      Spiccato, major, from C to B on every note of the scale
      98 RESOURCES Isolated dynamics repetitions
      Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
      Iinterval performances: Marcato medium, spiccato medium, staccato/spiccato
    • VSL - ORCHESTRAL STRINGS I 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)
      • ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
      • eLicenser Control Center software (get the latest version from www.eLicenser.net)
      • 34 GB free hard drive space

      Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

      RECOMMENDED

      • PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
      • Mac OS X 10.9 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
      • 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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