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$695 Standard Library

$1,090 Full Library

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The Standard Library consists of essential articulations. The Full Library includes the Standard Library with additional articulations (usually 2-3 times more). Vienna Symphonic Library's greatest potential is achieved using the Full Libraries. You may purchase the Full Library, or upgrade to the Full Library after purchasing the Standard Library. Your price may be reduced after placing your order depending on other Vienna purchases.

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This bundle focuses on the solo instruments violin, viola, cello and double bass. It represents the most comprehensive and sophisticated solo string edition ever created, including more than 130 GB of pristine samples. SOLO STRINGS I covers a tremendous variety of different articulations in all imaginable nuances (e.g., spiccato, richochet, col legno, snap pizzicato, tremolo, glissando, trills, and artificial harmonics). SOLO STRINGS II offers most of these articulations, played con sordino (muted).

Included Collections:

Solo Strings I
Solo Strings II

Violin
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Long détaché with vibrato
Sustained with vibrato
Marcato
Long détaché without vibrato
Sustained with progressive, fading, and without vibrato
Espressivo
02 DYNAMICSFortepiano
Sforzato
Medium and strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 4 sec.)
Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo (2 and 4 sec.)
Sforzatissimo
03 TREMOLO + TRILLSTremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Trills half and whole tone, dynamics
Trills accelerando, normal and dynamics
04 PIZZ + LEGNOPizzicato normal and snap (Bartók)Pizzicato secco
Col legno.
05 HARMONICSArtificial harmonics: Staccato and sustainedArtificial harmonics: Repetition performances, glissando
Natural harmonics: Sustained, repetition performances, glissando
06 PONTICELLOStaccato
Sustained
Tremolo
Détaché
Sforzato
Sforzatissimo
Repetition performances normal and dynamics
07 TASTOStaccato
Détaché
Sustained
Sforzato
Tremolo
10 PERF INTERVALLegato
Portamento
Legato on the same string
Legato, progressive vibrato
Zigane (gipsy)
Détaché
Marcato
Spiccato
11 PERF INTERVAL FASTLegatoMarcato
Spiccato
Harsh
12 PERF TRILLTrills, legato, minor 2nd to 4th
13 PERF REPETITIONLegato slow
Staccato
Spiccato
Legato fast
Bow vibrato slow and fast
Portato slow/medium/fast
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
14 FAST REPETITIONNormal and dynamics, speeds from 150 to 200 BPM
Ricochet: Normal with 150 to 190 and 210 BPM, 3 quick repetitions, accelerando, ritardando
15 GRACE NOTESGrace notes, half and whole tone, slow and fast
"Zigane" style grace notes, minor 2nd to major 3rd
16 GLISSANDIMedium and fast octave glissandos, up and downGlissandos on every string
17 SCALE RUNSOctave runs, legato and spiccato, 200 BPM
Major and minor sharp from C to B on every note of the scale
Chromatic and whole tone
98 RESOURCESIsolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
Interval performance speed variations: Legato medium, marcato medium, staccato/spiccato
Violin con sordino
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
14 FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, long, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Long détaché
Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
32 Sordino DYNAMICSFortepiano and sforzato with vibratoMedium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
Sforzatissimo
All patches with vibrato
33 Sordino TREMOLOTremolo sustained
Normal and with attack automation
Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
34 Sordino PIZZPizzicato
35 Sordino HARMONICSArtificial harmonics
Staccato and sustained
40 Sordino PERF INTERVALLegato, with vibrato
Portamento
Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
Marcato
Spiccato
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FASTLegato fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILLTrills, minor 2nd to 4th
43 Sordino PERF REPETITIONLegato
Staccato
Spiccato
Portato
Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
44 Sordino FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
98 RESOURCES/01 Perf Rep dyn sordinoIsolated dynamics repetitions
Legato, portato, staccato, spiccato
Viola solo
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short and long détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Marcato
Sustained with progressive, fading, and without vibrato
Espressivo
02 DYNAMICSFortepiano
Sforzato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo with and without vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 4 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo (2 and 4 sec.)
Sforzatissimo
03 TREMOLO + TRILLSTremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Trills constant speed, dynamics
Trills accelerando, normal and dynamics
04 PIZZ + LEGNOPizzicato normal and snap (Bartók)Col legno
05 HARMONICSArtificial harmonics: Staccato and sustainedArtificial harmonics: Repetition performances
Natural harmonics: Sustained, repetition performances, glissando
06 PONTICELLOStaccato
Sustained
Tremolo
Détaché
Sforzato
Sforzatissimo
Repetition performances normal and dynamics
07 TASTOStaccato
Détaché
Sustained
Sforzato
Tremolo
10 PERF INTERVALLegato
Portamento
Legato on the same string
Legato, progressive vibrato
Zigane (gipsy)
Marcato
Spiccato
11 PERF INTERVAL FASTLegatoMarcato
Spiccato
Harsh
12 PERF TRILLTrills, legato, minor 2nd to 4th
13 PERF REPETITIONLegato slow
Staccato
Spiccato
Legato fast
Portato
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
14 FAST REPETITION9 repetitions, normal and dynamics, speeds from 150 to 190 BPM.
Ricochet: Normal with 150 to 190 and 210 BPM, 3 quick repetitions, accelerando, ritardando
15 GRACE NOTESGrace notes, half and whole tone
Zigane grace notes, minor 2nd to major 3rd
16 GLISSANDIOctave glissandos, up and downGlissandos on every string.
98 RESOURCESIsolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
Interval performance speed variations: Legato medium, staccato/spiccato
Viola con sordino
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
14 FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, long, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Long détaché
Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
32 Sordino DYNAMICSFortepiano and sforzato with vibratoMedium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
Sforzatissimo
All patches with vibrato
33 Sordino TREMOLOTremolo sustained
Normal and with attack automation
Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
34 Sordino PIZZPizzicato
35 Sordino HARMONICSArtificial harmonics
Staccato and sustained
40 Sordino PERF INTERVALLegato, with vibrato
Portamento
Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
Marcato
Spiccato
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FASTLegato fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILLTrills, minor 2nd to 4th
43 Sordino PERF REPETITIONLegato
Staccato
Spiccato
Portato
Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
44 Sordino FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
98 RESOURCES/01 Perf Rep dyn sordinoIsolated dynamics repetitions
Legato, portato, staccato, spiccato
Cello solo
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Marcato
Long détaché
Sustained with progressive, fading, and without vibrato
Espressivo
02 DYNAMICSFortepiano
Sforzato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo with and without vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 4 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo (2 and 4 sec.)
Sforzatissimo
03 TREMOLO + TRILLSTremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Trills half and whole tone dynamics
Trills accelerando, normal and dynamics.
04 PIZZ + LEGNOPizzicato normal and snap (Bartók)Pizzicato secco
Col legno.
05 HARMONICSArtificial harmonics: Staccato, sustainedArtificial harmonics: Repetition performances
Natural harmonics: Sustained, repetition performances, glissando
06 PONTICELLOStaccato
Sustained
Tremolo
Détaché
Sforzato
Sforzatissimo
Repetition performances normal and dynamics
07 TASTOStaccato
Détaché
Sustained
Sforzato
Tremolo
10 PERF INTERVALLegato
Portamento
Legato on the same string
Legato, progressive vibrato
Zigane (gipsy)
Marcato
Spiccato
11 PERF INTERVAL FASTLegatoMarcato
Spiccato
Harsh
12 PERF TRILLTrills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
13 PERF REPETITIONLegato slow
Staccato
Spiccato
Legato fast
Bow vibrato
Portato
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
14 FAST REPETITION9 repetitions, normal and dynamics, speeds from 140 to 180 BPM
Ricochet: Normal with 150 to 190 and 210 BPM, 3 quick repetitions, accelerando, ritardando
15 GRACE NOTESGrace notes, half and whole tone
Zigane grace notes, minor 2nd to major 3rd
16 GLISSANDIMedium and fast octave glissandos, up and downGlissandos on every string
98 RESOURCESIsolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
Interval performance speed variations: Legato medium, staccato/spiccato
Cello con sordino
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
14 FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, long, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Long détaché
Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
32 Sordino DYNAMICSFortepiano and sforzato with vibratoMedium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
Sforzatissimo
All patches with vibrato
33 Sordino TREMOLOTremolo sustained
Normal and with attack automation
Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
34 Sordino PIZZPizzicato
35 Sordino HARMONICSArtificial harmonics
Staccato and sustained
40 Sordino PERF INTERVALLegato, with vibrato
Portamento
Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
Marcato
Spiccato
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FASTLegato fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILLTrills, minor 2nd to 4th
43 Sordino PERF REPETITIONLegato
Staccato
Spiccato
Portato
Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
44 Sordino FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
98 RESOURCES/01 Perf Rep dyn sordinoIsolated dynamics repetitions
Legato, portato, staccato, spiccato
Double bass solo
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Marcato
Long détaché
Sustained with progressive, fading, and without vibrato
02 DYNAMICSFortepiano
Sforzato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 4 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo (2 and 4 sec.)
Sforzatissimo
03 TREMOLO + TRILLSTremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Trills half and whole tone dynamics
04 PIZZ + LEGNOPizzicato, normal and snap (Bartók)Col legno.
05 HARMONICSArtificial harmonics: Staccato, sustainedArtificial harmonics: Repetition performances
Natural harmonics: Sustained, repetition performances, glissando
06 PONTICELLOStaccato
Sustained
Tremolo
Détaché
Sforzato
Sforzatissimo
Repetition performances normal and dynamics
07 TASTOStaccato
Détaché
Sustained
Sforzato
Tremolo
10 PERF INTERVALLegato
Portamento
Marcato
Spiccato
11 PERF INTERVAL FASTLegatoMarcato
Spiccato
Harsh
12 PERF TRILLTrills, legato, minor to major 2nd
13 PERF REPETITIONLegato slow
Staccato
Spiccato
Legato fast
Portato
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
14 GLISSANDIPerformance glissandos, up and down
Octave glissandos, medium and fast, up and down
98 RESOURCESIsolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
Interval performance speed variations: Legato medium, staccato/spiccato
Double bass con sordino
ARTICULATION GROUPSTANDARD & FULL LIBRARYFULL LIBRARY ONLY
14 FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, long, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
31 Sordino SHORT + LONG NOTESStaccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Long détaché
Sustained with progressive and without vibrato
32 Sordino DYNAMICSFortepiano and sforzato with vibratoMedium dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Strong dynamics, 2, 3, 4 sec.
Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
Sforzatissimo
All patches with vibrato
33 Sordino TREMOLOTremolo sustained
Normal and with attack automation
Tremolo sustained, optimized attack for legato
34 Sordino PIZZPizzicato
35 Sordino HARMONICSArtificial harmonics
Staccato and sustained
40 Sordino PERF INTERVALLegato, with vibrato
Portamento
Legato, with progressive and without vibrato
Marcato
Spiccato
41 Sordino PERF INTERVAL FASTLegato fast
42 Sordino PERF TRILLTrills, minor and major 2nd
43 Sordino PERF REPETITIONLegato
Staccato
Spiccato
Portato
Crescendo repetitions, all articulations
44 Sordino FAST REPETITIONFast repetitions, 16ths at 150 to 190 BPM
98 RESOURCES/01 Perf Rep dyn sordinoIsolated dynamics repetitions
Legato, portato, staccato, spiccato

Minimum System Requirements

  • 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)
  • 94 GB available hard drive space

Other configurations might 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
  • 88 key master keyboard

Vienna has received dozens of awards and critical acclaim for its complete line of products.

 

mipa Award 2010
At the 11th mipa ceremony at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2010 the Vienna Symphonic Library picked up its 6th mipa trophy. 117 magazines from all over the world voted for the best products of 2009/2010 in more than 40 categories, among them the Vienna Symphonic Library in the category of Sound Libraries.

 

 

 

Future Music Platinum Award for Vienna Imperial
In the January 2010 issue of Future Music Magazine, Editor Jono Buchanan states: “(…) Vienna Imperial is the best-sounding sampled piano I've ever played and heard”, rewarding it with a Future Music Platinum Award. In the past, Vienna Symphonic Library's products have been awarded twice by the British Magazine.

 

 

mipa Award 2009
At the 10th mipa ceremony at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2009 the Vienna Symphonic Library picked up its 5th mipa trophy. 112 magazines from all over the world voted for the best products of 2008/2009 in about 40 categories, among them the Vienna Special Edition in the category of Sound Libraries.

 

 

 

Electronic Musician's 2008 Editors’ Choice Award for the Vienna Special Edition
We’re especially honored having received the 3rd Editors’ Choice Award from the editors of Electronic Musician magazine. Our all-in-one orchestral Vienna Instruments Collection won this prestigious award in the category of Best Virtual Orchestra.

 

 

Remix Technology Award 2008 for Appassionata Strings
The Remix Technology Awards (RTA) honor the top professional audio and DJ products of the year. Award winners are selected by writers and editors of Remix and Electronic Musician magazines. The Vienna Instruments Collection Appassionata Strings has been voted for as the winner 2008 in the Sample Playback Instrument category.

 

Keyboard Key Buy Award for Vienna Special Edition
In the August 07 issue of Keyboard Magazine, Editor at Large John Krogh concludes, “Detailed, up-front sound. Wide range of dynamics and articulations. Clever, musically intuitive software interface. World-class orchestral samples at an affordable price.”

 

Future Music Platinum Awards for Vienna Special Edition and Elements
In the August 07 issue of Future Music Magazine, Jono Buchanan “can’t find enough superlatives to describe the Special Edition”. Already in the May 07 issue, Jono was equally excited about the Vienna Instruments Collection Elements: “The boffins at VSL have really let their hair down with a percussion library to die for!”

 

4th m.i.p.a. Award for Vienna Symphonic Library
For the fourth time, the Vienna Symphonic Library has been presented with the prestigious “m.i.p.a. Award” (Musikmesse International Press Award). This year the m.i.p.a. community included more than 100 magazines whose editors voted for the Symphonic Cube in the category of “Sound Libraries”.

 

Electronic Musician's 2007 Editor's Choice Award for the Symphonic Cube
The Symphonic Cube has won a 2007 Electronic Musician Editors' Choice Award for Best Virtual Orchestra. This prestigious award will be formally announced in the January 2007 issue of Electronic Musician magazine.

 

 

Future Music Platinum Award
British Future Music magazine compared several virtual string instruments in their September 2006 issue. The test concluded with a Platinum Award for the winner: Vienna Instruments!

 

 

 

Symphonic Cube wins TEC Award 2006!
One of the 2006 Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement has been bestowed upon the Vienna Symphonic Library. The readers of Mix Magazine chose the Symphonic Cube as the leading product in the broad category of Musical Instruments Technology.

The ceremony was held on October 7 at the San Francisco Hilton, on the second night of the 2006 AES Convention.

“We are extremely honored, proud, and happy having received the most prestigious award of the industry,” says Herb Tucmandl, creator and founder of the Vienna Symphonic Library. “I want to thank the whole team for their continuing efforts to create revolutionary products. Heartfelt thanks go to Christian Teuscher, the mastermind and software guru behind Vienna Instruments’ advanced technology. He managed to tame our unimaginable number of samples by creating these easy-to-use software instruments that are really fun to play.

 

MIX Certified Hit
Vienna Instruments were listed as among the Top-10 technology hits of the Winter NAMM Show reported in Mix Magazine, March 2006 issue, by the editors of the magazine.

 

 

m.i.p.a. Award 2006
Vienna Symphonic Library received the prestiguous “m.i.p.a. 2006“ (Musikmesse International Press Award). The mipa-community encompasses about 80 music magazines from all over the world to vote for the best products in more than 40 categories. This is already the third “m.i.p.a. award“ for the Vienna Symphonic Library.

 

m.i.p.a. Award 2004
At the Musikmesse 2004 in Frankfurt the Vienna Symphonic Library was announced as the winner of the mipa Award 2004 in the category of “Sound Library”. We are pleased to be chosen by 56 International Music Magazines for the 2nd year in a row. More than 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors have joined the 5th mipa Awards Show.

 

EQ Magazine's Exceptional Quality Award
The Vienna Symphonic Library Team expresses its thanks to EQ Magazine for being among the first-time-ever winners of EQ´s "Exceptional Quality Award". After receiving our very first award, EQ´s Blue Ribbon Award in January 2003, we are very honored and proud to be the winner of the second accolade from this renowned trade magazine.

 

Electronic Musician's Editor's Choice Award
The Vienna Symphonic Library received the Editor´s Choice Award 2004 of Electronic Musician in the category of Sample Libraries for "having generated the most enthusiasm for its attention to detail and its ambitious scope […] Several of the editors were especially pleased by this library's sound quality, and everyone agreed that it was an impressive undertaking. [...] Vienna Symphonic Library's sheer size, great sound quality, thoughtful organization, future expandability, and high-end features make it a sample collection that's hard to beat.

 

m.i.p.a. Award 2003
In 2003 the Vienna Symphonic Library was announced for the first time as the winner of the mipa Award in the category of “Sound Library”.

 

EQ Blue Ribbon Winner
In 2003 the Vienna Symphonic Library won the EQ Blue Ribbon Award, the predecessor of the Exceptional Quality Award.

 

 

Game Audio Network Award
The First Edition of the Vienna Symphonic Library won the award for Best Sound Library of the Game Audio Network Guild, a non-profit organization established to promote excellence in interactive music and sound.

 

 

 

TEC Award 2003 Nominee
In May 2003 the renowned American trade magazine “Mix Magazine” nominated the Vienna Symphonic Library for the “TEC Award 2003” in the category of “Outstanding Technical Achievement.

 

 

Creative Industries
The Vienna Business Agency (WWFF – Wiener Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds) awarded first place to the company Vienna Symphonic Library in its Call “Creative Industries”. This award was bestowed upon the Vienna Symphonic Library for the research project of a spatial audio mixing-engine for virtual symphonic orchestration based on the concept of multi-impulse convolution (MIR).

 

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