Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL)

Vienna Symphonic Library VSL - SOLO STRINGS II

This Vienna Instruments Collection is the sequel to Solo Strings I, offering all-new and sonic subtleties. Solo Strings II contains many of the playing techniques that the first Collection includes, but played “con sordino” (with mutes).  Playing with mutes dampens the transmission of energy from the strings to the body of the instrument and softens or darkens the sound. Muted string instruments lend themselves well to soft, intimate arrangements and solo parts, and provide nuanced variations to any kind of musical style with their different structure of overtones and harmonics. Only wooden mutes crafted by a special instrument maker have been used in order to fit perfectly to the bridge of each instrument.


    • VSL - SOLO STRINGS II PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The Solo Strings II Collection contains articulations such as muted short and long notes, crescendo and diminuendo variations, as well as Interval Performances like legato, portamento, and trills. Furthermore, additional Performance Legatos with very long notes have been recorded for use in slower parts. Thus, every single pitch and velocity is available in 24 variations, and going the extra mile proved worthwhile!

      The four soloists Christian Eisenberger, Katharina Traunfellner, Rubén Dubrovski, and Martin Deuring have invested their life's work and hard-won experience into this collection, building on their international concert performances and several years of working for the Vienna Symphonic Library. Sensitive and clear, exact and homogeneous – their performances at the Silent Stage are technically perfect and come alive again in this Vienna Instrument.

      Solo Violin con sordino
      Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
      31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
      • Staccato
      • Short détaché
      • Sustained with vibrato
        32 Sordino DYNAMICS
        • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
        • Medium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
        • Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
        • Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
        • Sforzatissimo
        • All patches with vibrato
        33 Sordino TREMOLO
        • Tremolo sustained
        • Normal and with attack automation
        • Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
        34 Sordino PIZZ
        • Pizzicato
          35 Sordino HARMONICS
          • Artificial harmonics
          • Staccato and sustained
            40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
            • Legato, with vibrato
            • Portamento
            • Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
            • Marcato
            • Spiccato
            41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
            • Legato fast
              42 Sordino PERF TRILL
                • Performance Trills, minor 2nd to 4th
                43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                • Legato
                • Staccato
                • Spiccato
                • Portato
                • Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
                44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
                  • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                  14 FAST REPETITION
                    • Fast repetitions, long, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                    Solo Viola con sordino
                    Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                    31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
                    • NOTES Staccato
                    • Short détaché
                    • Sustained with vibrato
                    • Long détaché
                    • Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
                    32 Sordino DYNAMICS
                    • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
                    • Medium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                    • Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                    • Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
                    • Sforzatissimo
                    • All patches with vibrato
                    33 Sordino TREMOLO
                    • Tremolo sustained
                    • Normal and with attack automation
                    • Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
                    34 Sordino PIZZ
                    • Pizzicato
                      35 Sordino HARMONICS
                      • Artificial harmonics
                      • Staccato and sustained
                        40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
                        • Legato, with vibrato
                        • Portamento
                        • Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
                        • Marcato
                        • Spiccato
                        41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
                        • Legato fast
                          42 Sordino PERF TRILL
                            • Trills, minor 2nd to 4th
                            43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                            • Legato
                            • Staccato
                            • Spiccato
                            • Portato
                            • Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
                            44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
                              • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                              14 FAST REPETITION
                                • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                                Solo Cello con sordino
                                Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                • Staccato
                                • Short détaché
                                • Sustained with vibrato
                                • Long détaché
                                • Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
                                32 Sordino DYNAMICS
                                • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
                                • Medium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                • Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                • Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
                                • Sforzatissimo
                                • All patches with vibrato
                                33 Sordino TREMOLO
                                • Tremolo sustained
                                • Normal and with attack automation
                                • Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
                                34 Sordino PIZZ
                                • Pizzicato
                                  35 Sordino HARMONICS
                                  • Artificial harmonics
                                  • Staccato and sustained
                                    40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
                                    • Legato, with vibrato
                                    • Portamento
                                    • Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
                                    • Marcato
                                    • Spiccato
                                    41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                    • Legato fast
                                      42 Sordino PERF TRILL
                                        • Trills, minor 2nd to 4th
                                        43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                                        • Legato
                                        • Staccato
                                        • Spiccato
                                        • Portato
                                        • Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
                                        44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
                                          • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                                          14 FAST REPETITION
                                            • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                                            Solo Bass con sordino
                                            Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                            31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                            • Staccato
                                            • Short détaché
                                            • Sustained with vibrato
                                            • Long détaché
                                            • Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
                                            32 Sordino DYNAMICS
                                            • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
                                            • Medium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                            • Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                            • Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
                                            • Sforzatissimo
                                            • All patches with vibrato
                                            33 Sordino TREMOLO
                                            • Tremolo sustained
                                            • Normal and with attack automation
                                            • Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
                                            34 Sordino PIZZ
                                            • Pizzicato
                                              35 Sordino HARMONICS
                                              • Artificial harmonics
                                              • Staccato and sustained
                                                40 Sordino PERF INTERVAL
                                                • Legato, with vibrato
                                                • Portamento
                                                • Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
                                                • Marcato
                                                • Spiccato
                                                41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                                • Legato fast
                                                  42 Sordino PERF TRILL
                                                    • Performance Trills, minor to major 2nd
                                                    43 Sordino PERF REPETITION
                                                    • Legato
                                                    • Staccato
                                                    • Spiccato
                                                    • Portato
                                                    • Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
                                                    44 Sordino FAST REPETITION
                                                      • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                                                      14 FAST REPETITION
                                                        • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
                                                      • VSL - SOLO STRINGS II TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

                                                        Standard Library Full Library
                                                        Sample Amount 18,674 43,103
                                                        Download File Size 19.3 GB 19.3 GB
                                                        Installed File Size 31.0 GB 31.0 GB
                                                      • VSL - SOLO 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)
                                                        • 31.0 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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