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Vienna Symphonic Library VSL - WOODWINDS II

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Woodwinds II adds everything you need for the realization of large orchestral instrumentations, such as a piccolo, a second concert flute, an alto flute, a bass clarinet and a contrabassoon. To complete your woodwinds collection you will also find the small clarinet in Eb and two English horns – all living up to the high standards professional composers have come to expect from our sampled instruments.


    • VSL - WOODWINDS II PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The piccolo (or octave flute) is the highest-pitched woodwind instrument in the orchestra and sounds one octave higher than the concert flute. It can be very intense and piercing, especially in the upper register. The tube of the alto flute is considerably thicker and longer than the concert flute, resulting in dark, mysterious and „breathy“ tone colors – useful for exotic musical settings and moody film scores.

      The English horn (“cor anglais”) is a double-reed instrument about a third bigger than the oboe, representing the alto register within the oboe family. Its pear-shaped bell gives it a more plaintive timbre than the oboe, closer in tonal quality to the oboe d'amore (included in the Special Woodwinds Collection). Its melancholy sound makes it the first choice for lyrical cantilenas and pastoral scenes. As opposed to the „French“ construction, the Viennese Oboe and “Viennese” English Horn are mainly played in Vienna, for example by the Vienna Philharmonic. These instruments’ form and timbre are closer to the Baroque instruments with a softer tone in the low register and a fuller, richer tone in the upper register. The “Viennese school” is also characterized by a different playing style with a more precise but less „cantabile“ phrasing, as well as less vibrato.

      The small clarinet in Eb (“E-flat clarinet”) is the sopranino instrument of the clarinet family with a bright, shrill sound very similar to the piccolo. It has been regularly used in college ensembles, concert bands and military bands since the late 19th century and is also at home in the symphonic orchestra thanks to Berlioz, Ravel, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Expanding the low end is the bass clarinet, which adds an intriguing, rich and earthy tone to the modern orchestra. Its sound is similar to the Bb clarinet in the upper range while the low register has a haunting and compelling presence. The contrabassoon (or double bassoon) is considerably larger than the bassoon and powers the sub-bass register of the orchestra. This instrument’s impressive low range even extends beyond that of the contrabass tuba!

      Piccolo Flute
      Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
      01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
      • Staccato
      • Portato short
      • Sustained with normal and progressive vibrato
      • Portato medium with and without vibrato
      • Portato long with vibrato
      • Sustained with vibrato, var. 2
      02 DYNAMICS
      • pfp with vibrato, 6 sec.
      • fpf with vibrato, 5 sec.
      • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
      • Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato 2, 3, and 5 sec.
      • Strong crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato, 1.5, 2, 3, and 4 sec.
      • Sforzato with vibrato, var. 2 and 3
      03 FLATTER + TRILLS
      • Flutter tonguing
      • Trills, minor and major 2nd
      • Trills, minor and major 3rd, 4th
      10 PERF INTERVAL
      • Legato
      • Lyric legato
      • Marcato
      11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
      • Legato
      • Marcato
      12 PERF TRILL
        • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
        13 PERF REPETITION
        • Legato slow
        • Portato fast
        • Staccato
        • Legato medium and fast
        • Portato slow and medium
        14 FAST REPETITION
          • Staccato, 9 repetitions, 150–180, 200, and 220 BPM
          15 GRACE NOTES
            • Grace notes
            • Minor 2nd to octave
            • Up and down
            16 SCALE RUNS
              • Octave runs
              • Legato, major and minor from C to B key
              • Chromatic and whole tone
              • Up and down
              17 ARPEGGIOS
                • Arpeggios
                • Legato and staccato
                • Diminished, major and minor from C to B key
                • Up and down
                • 2 speeds for all
                18 MORDENTS
                  • Mordents, var. 1–6
                  Flute 2
                  Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                  01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                  • Staccato
                  • Portato short
                  • Sustained with and without vibrato
                  • Portato medium
                  • Portato long with and without vibrato
                  02 DYNAMICS
                  • pfp, 2 and 4 sec.
                  • Fortepiano and sforzato without vibrato
                  • Medium dynamics with vibrato, 2 and 3 sec.
                  • Medium dynamics without vibrato, 1.5, 2, 3 sec.
                  • Strong dynamics without vibrato, 4 and 6 sec.
                  • pfp, 8 sec.
                  • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
                  03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                  • Flutter tonguing normal and dynamics
                  • Trills normal, minor and major 2nd
                  • Trills, minor and major 3rd, 4th
                  • Trills dynamics, minor 2nd to minor 3rd
                  10 PERF INTERVAL
                  • Legato
                  • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                  • Marcato
                  11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                  • Legato
                  • Marcato
                  12 PERF TRILL
                    • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                    13 PERF REPETITION
                    • Legato slow
                    • Portato
                    • Staccato
                    • Legato fast
                    • Dynamics for legato repetitions
                    14 FAST REPETITION
                    • Staccato, 9 repetitions, 160, 170, 190 BPM
                    • Staccato, 9 repetitions, 180, 200, 210 BPM
                    • Staccato triplets, 12 repetitions, 130 to 160 BPM
                    15 GRACE NOTES
                      • Grace notes
                      • Minor 2nd to octave
                      • Up and down
                      16 SCALE RUNS
                        • Octave runs
                        • Legato, major and minor from C to B key
                        • Chromatic and whole tone
                        • Up and down
                        17 ARPEGGIOS
                          • Arpeggios
                          • Legato and staccato
                          • Diminished, major and minor from C to B key
                          • Up and down
                          • 2 speeds for staccato arpeggios
                          Alto Flute
                          Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                          01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                          • Staccato
                          • Portato short
                          • Sustained with and without vibrato
                          • Portato medium with and without vibrato
                          • Portato long with vibrato
                          • Sustained with progressive vibrato
                          02 DYNAMICS
                          • pfp with vibrato, 3 and 5 sec.
                          • Fortepiano and sforzato with vibrato
                          • Medium dynamics with vibrato, 2, and 3 sec.
                          • Strong dynamics with vibrato, 5 sec.
                          • pfp with vibrato, 8 sec.
                          • Sforzatissimo with vibrato
                          03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                          • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
                          • Trills normal, minor and major 2nd
                          • Trills dynamics, minor and major 2nd
                          10 PERF INTERVAL
                          • Legato
                          • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                          • Marcato
                          11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                          • Legato
                          • Marcato
                          12 PERF TRILL
                            • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                            13 PERF REPETITION
                            • Legato
                            • Portato
                            • Staccato
                            • Dynamics for all repetitions
                            14 GRACE NOTES
                              • Grace notes
                              • Minor 2nd to octave
                              • Up and down
                              Viennese oboe
                              Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                              01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                              • Staccato
                              • Portato short
                              • Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
                              • Portato medium
                              • Portato long with vibrato
                              • Portato long without vibrato, normal and soft attack
                              02 DYNAMICS
                              • pfp with vibrato, 6 sec.; without vibrato, 2 sec.
                              • Fortepiano and sforzato without vibrato
                              • Strong dynamics with vibrato, 3 and 5 sec.
                              • Medium dynamics without vibrato, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 sec.
                              • Strong dynamics without vibrato, 4 and 6 sec.
                              • pfp without vibrato, 3, 4, 6, 8 sec.
                              • fpf without vibrato, 4 and 6 sec.
                              • Sforzatissimo without vibrato
                              03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                              • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
                              • Trills normal, minor and major 2nd
                              • Trills, minor and major 3rd
                              • Trills accelerando, minor and major 2nd
                              • Dynamics for all trills
                              10 PERF INTERVAL
                              • Legato, without vibrato
                              • Legato, progressive vibrato
                              • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                              • Marcato
                              11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                              • Legato
                              • Marcato
                              12 PERF TRILL
                                • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                                13 PERF REPETITION
                                • Legato slow
                                • Portato fast
                                • Staccato fast
                                • Legato medium and fast
                                • Portato slow and medium
                                • Staccato slow
                                • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                14 PERF UPBEAT REPETITION
                                  • 1 and 2 upbeats
                                  • Slow and fast
                                  • Normal and dynamics
                                  15 GRACE NOTES
                                    • Grace notes
                                    • Minor 2nd to octave
                                    • Up and down
                                    16 SCALE RUNS
                                      • Octave runs
                                      • Legato major, C to B key
                                      • Legato minor, C to B key
                                      • Chromatic and whole tone
                                      • Up and down
                                      17 ARPEGGIOS
                                        • Arpeggios, legato
                                        • Diminished, major from C to B key
                                        • Up and down
                                        • 2 speeds for all
                                        18 MORDENTS
                                          • Mordents, legato
                                          • Up and down
                                          • 6 variations each
                                          English horn (Viennese)
                                          Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                          01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                          • Staccato
                                          • Portato short
                                          • Sustained with and without vibrato
                                          • Portato long with vibrato
                                          • Portato long without vibrato, hard and soft attack
                                          02 DYNAMICS
                                          • pfp with vibrato, 5 sec.; without vibrato, 2 sec.
                                          • Fortepiano and sforzato
                                          • Medium dynamics with vibrato, 3 sec.
                                          • Strong dynamics with vibrato, 5 sec.
                                          • Medium dynamics without vibrato, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 sec.
                                          • Strong dynamics without vibrato, 4 and 6 sec..
                                          • pfp without vibrato, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 sec..
                                          • fpf without vibrato, 4 and 6 sec..
                                          • Sforzatissimo
                                          03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                                          • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
                                          • Trills constant speed, minor and major 2nd
                                          • Trills accelerando, minor and major 2nd
                                          • Dynamics for all trills
                                          10 PERF INTERVAL
                                          • Legato without vibrato
                                          • Legato with vibrato
                                          • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                                          • Marcato
                                          11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                          • Legato
                                          • Marcato
                                          12 PERF TRILL
                                            • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                                            13 PERF REPETITION
                                            • Legato slow
                                            • Portato fast
                                            • Staccato fast
                                            • Legato fast
                                            • Portato slow
                                            • Staccato slow
                                            • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                            14 GRACE NOTES
                                              • Grace notes
                                              • Minor 2nd to octave
                                              • Up and down
                                              15 SCALE RUNS
                                                • Octave runs
                                                • Major and minor, C to B key
                                                • Chromatic and whole tone
                                                • Up and down
                                                English horn (French)
                                                Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                                01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                                • Staccato
                                                • Portato short
                                                • Sustained with normal and progressive vibrato
                                                • Portato medium
                                                • Portato long with vibrato, normal and pressed attack
                                                • Portato long without vibrato
                                                02 DYNAMICS
                                                • pfp with vibrato, 2 and 4 sec.
                                                • Fortepiano and sforzato
                                                • Medium dynamics with vibrato, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                                • Strong dynamics with vibrato, 4 sec.
                                                • Strong dynamics without vibrato, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                                • pfp with vibrato, 8 sec.
                                                • pfp without vibrato, 3, 5, 8 sec.
                                                • Sforzatissimo
                                                03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                                                • Flutter tonguing normal and dynamics
                                                • Trills constant speed, minor and major 2nd
                                                • Trills accelerando, minor and major 2nd
                                                • Dynamics for all trills
                                                10 PERF INTERVAL
                                                • Legato
                                                • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                                                • Marcato
                                                11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                                • Legato
                                                • Marcato
                                                12 PERF TRILL
                                                  • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                                                  13 PERF REPETITION
                                                  • Legato slow
                                                  • Portato fast
                                                  • Staccato fast
                                                  • Legato fast
                                                  • Portato slow
                                                  • Staccato slow
                                                  • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                                  14 GRACE NOTES
                                                    • Grace notes
                                                    • Minor 2nd to octave
                                                    • Up and down
                                                    Clarinet (Eb)
                                                    Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                                    01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                                    • Staccato
                                                    • Portato short
                                                    • Sustained without vibrato
                                                    • Portato medium
                                                    • Portato long with normal, hard, and soft attack
                                                    02 DYNAMICS
                                                    • pfp, 2 and 4 sec.
                                                    • Fortepiano and sforzato
                                                    • Light dynamics, 1.5 and 2 sec.
                                                    • Medium dynamics, 1.5, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                                    • Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4, and 6 sec.
                                                    • pfp 3, 6, 8 sec.
                                                    • Sforzatissimo
                                                    03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                                                    • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
                                                    • Trills, minor and major 2nd
                                                    • Trills accelerando, minor and major 2nd
                                                    • Dynamics for all trills
                                                    10 PERF INTERVAL
                                                    • Legato
                                                    • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                                                    • Marcato
                                                    11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                                    • Legato
                                                    • Marcato
                                                    12 PERF TRILL
                                                      • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                                                      13 PERF REPETITION
                                                      • Legato slow
                                                      • Portato fast
                                                      • Staccato fast
                                                      • Legato fast
                                                      • Portato slow
                                                      • Staccato slow
                                                      • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                                      14 FAST REPETITION
                                                      • Staccato, 9 repetitions, 150, 170, 180 BPM
                                                      • Staccato, 9 repetitions, 140 and 160 BPM
                                                      • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                                      15 GRACE NOTES
                                                        • Grace notes
                                                        • Minor 2nd to octave
                                                        • Up and down
                                                        Bass Clarinet
                                                        Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                                        01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                                        • Staccato
                                                        • Portato short
                                                        • Sustained without vibrato
                                                        • Portato medium
                                                        02 DYNAMICS
                                                        • pfp 2 and 4 sec.
                                                        • Fortepiano and sforzato
                                                        • Medium dynamics 1.5, 2, 3, 4 sec.
                                                        • Strong dynamics, 3, 4, 6 sec.
                                                        • pfp 3, 6, 8, 10 sec.
                                                        • Sforzatissimo
                                                        03 FLATTER + TRILLS
                                                        • Flutter tonguing
                                                        • Trills, minor and major 2nd
                                                        • Trills dynamics
                                                        10 PERF INTERVAL
                                                        • Legato
                                                        • Marcato
                                                        11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                                        • Legato
                                                        • Marcato
                                                        12 PERF TRILL
                                                          • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                                                          13 PERF REPETITION
                                                          • Legato
                                                          • Portato
                                                          • Staccato
                                                          • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                                          14 SCALE RUNS
                                                            • Octave runs
                                                            • Major and minor, C to B key
                                                            • Chromatic and whole tone
                                                            • Up and down
                                                            Contra Bassoon
                                                            Articulation group Standard Library Extended Library
                                                            01 SHORT + LONG NOTES
                                                            • Staccato
                                                            • Portato short
                                                            • Sustained with and without vibrato
                                                            • Portato medium
                                                            • Portato long with and without vibrato
                                                            • Low effect tones
                                                            02 DYNAMICS
                                                            • pfp with vibrato, 2 and 4 sec.
                                                            • Fortepiano and sforzato
                                                            • Medium dynamics with vibrato, 2, 3, 5 sec.
                                                            • Medium dynamics without vibrato, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 sec.
                                                            • Strong dynamics without vibrato, 3, 4, 6 sec.
                                                            • pfp with vibrato, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 sec.
                                                            • Sforzatissimo
                                                            03 FLATTER
                                                            • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
                                                              10 PERF INTERVAL
                                                              • Legato
                                                              • Grace notes, legato, minor 2nd to octave
                                                              • Marcato
                                                              11 PERF INTERVAL FAST
                                                              • Legato
                                                              • Marcato
                                                              12 PERF TRILL
                                                                • Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
                                                                13 PERF REPETITION
                                                                • Legato slow
                                                                • Portato fast
                                                                • Staccato fast
                                                                • Legato fast
                                                                • Portato slow and medium
                                                                • Staccato slow
                                                                • Dynamics for all repetitions
                                                                14 GRACE NOTES
                                                                  • Grace notes
                                                                  • Minor 2nd to octave
                                                                  • Up and down
                                                                • VSL - WOODWINDS II TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

                                                                  Standard Library Full Library
                                                                  Sample Amount 32,206 108,447
                                                                  Download File Size 24.4 GB 24.4 GB
                                                                  Installed File Size 44.9 GB 44.9 GB
                                                                • VSL - WOODWINDS 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)
                                                                  • 44.9 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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