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Vienna Symphonic Library VSL - RECORDERS

Compared with its close relative, the flute (“flauto traverso”), the instrument range of the wooden recorder (“flauto dolce”) is more limited in terms of pitch and dynamics. This is one of the reasons why the recorder was replaced by the (traverse) flute in orchestras around the 18th century. However, recorders were very popular during medieval times and into the renaissance, and even in the baroque era famous composers such as Telemann, Bach, Händel and Vivaldi wrote pieces for these instruments.


    • VSL - RECORDERS PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Due to the absence of upper harmonics and a predominance of odd harmonics, the sound of recorders is soft and mellow. The instrument is often unfairly marginalized as a toy for children or amateur players, with its main application being classrooms and less formal occasions. However, contemporary composers of all genres (from Luciano Berio and Mauricio Kagel to Keith Jarrett) have written demanding pieces for the recorder, expanding its timbral range in a virtuosic way. What’s more, recorders are used as solo instruments in modern film music, adding a particular exotic timbre with references to ancient or far eastern worlds in orchestral scores. All four recorders of this Vienna Instruments Collection were played by Austrian flute and recorder virtuoso Leopold Eibl, a sought-after soloist and chamber musician.

      Recorders
      Articulation group Standard Library
      SOPRANO RECORDER
      • Staccato
      • Sustained with and without vibrato
      • Sustained marcato, with and without vibrato
      • Crescendo and diminuendo, 1.5, 2, and 3 sec.
      • Interval performances, legato, with and without vibrato
      • Trill performances, with and without vibrato
      • Repetition performances, legato with and without vibrato, staccato
      ALTO RECORDER
      • Staccato
      • Sustained with and without vibrato
      • Sustained marcato, with and without vibrato
      • Crescendo and diminuendo, 1.5, 2, and 3 sec.
      • Interval performances, legato, with and without vibrato
      • Trill performances, with and without vibrato
      • Repetition performances, legato with and without vibrato, staccato
      TENOR RECORDER
      • Staccato
      • Sustained with and without vibrato
      • Sustained marcato, with and without vibrato
      • Crescendo and diminuendo, 1.5, 2, and 3 sec.
      • Interval performances, legato, with and without vibrato
      • Trill performances, with and without vibrato
      • Repetition performances, legato with and without vibrato, staccato
      GREAT BASS RECORDER
      • Staccato
      • Sustained with and without vibrato
      • Sustained marcato, with and without vibrato
      • Interval performances, legato, with and without vibrato
      • Trill performances, with and without vibrato
      • Repetition performances, legato, staccato
    • VSL - RECORDERS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Standard Library
      Sample Amount 5,376
      Download File Size 1.5 GB
      Installed File Size 2.2 GB
    • VSL - RECORDERS 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)
      • 2.2 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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