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Vienna Symphonic Library

Vienna Symphonic Library

The Vienna Symphonic Library company was founded in Vienna by Herb Tucmandl, a visionary composer, musician, and filmmaker who helped redefine the modern sample library. By inventing new sampling techniques and tools, Tucmandl and his team have created what has become the most widely used orchestral sample library in the industry.

Vienna MIR PRO
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MIR PRO with Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 hosting MIR Pro Venue Selection The MIRacle plug-in Output Format Editor (Microphone) Output Channel (Room EQ) Profile Selection

Vienna MIR PRO (MAC/PC)

By Vienna Symphonic Library

AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
Requires the ViennaKey.

Please note that at least one RoomPack is required in order to use MIR PRO.
Please read the System Requirements before purchasing.

download $710 Vienna MIR PRO

download $469 Upgrade from Vienna MIR PRO 24 to MIR PRO

download $215 Vienna MIR Room Pack 1

download $303 Vienna MIR Room Pack 2

download $193 Vienna MIR Room Pack 3

download $215 Vienna MIR Room Pack 4

download $655 Vienna MIR RoomPack Bundle (All 4 RoomPacks)

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Vienna MIR PRO is a network-capable mixing solution for Mac and PC, based on Multi Impulse Response convolution. It merges all parts of the creative process – composition, orchestration and mixing – into a single intuitive workflow. The software offers a holistic approach to the spatial modeling of virtual orchestras, allowing the user to interact with the players more like a conductor than an engineer. Its innovative multi-parameter Control Icon replaces conventional faders and pan pots and offers concise control for positioning each instrument on the virtual stage, changing its volume and stereo width, and even rotating it within a fluid three-dimensional environment.

Vienna MIR Pro Stage

Vienna MIR PRO combines specific directional frequency profiles with reflectional information from every instrument, assembling all of the acoustic interactions into an accurate and satisfying recreation of musicians playing their instruments in place and in space. Vienna MIR PRO is much more than just “a multi-sample” of a hall – and this is where it far surpasses any other convolution reverb available on the market. Vienna MIR PRO is multi-source, multi-directional, multi-positional, and multi-format.

Vienna MIR PRO comes as a dedicated plug-in in the formats AU, VST, AAX Native and RTAS, allowing you to run it directly in your favorite sequencer or DAW. Additionally, our cross-platform MIDI and audio LAN solution Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 allows for a comfortable one-click integration of Vienna MIR PRO.

Vienna MIR Control Icon

This innovative graphical representation of an instrument and its player allows you to shape your music from the conductor’s point-of-view. Simply ask musicians to change their position, their orientation, their volume, without losing sight of the whole ensemble. Get instant information on their loudness, their interaction with the room and their corresponding sonic and spatial profiles. Forget about mixing consoles with knobs and dials, but rest assured that all of the necessary parameters are available whenever you feel the need to use them.

NEW:  Over 900 MIRx pre-configured placements and EQ settings for your instruments, precisely adjusted and perfectly seated in a concert hall or scoring stage.

  • Dedicated “MIRx Mode” brings both the ease of use and sound settings of MIRx to Vienna MIR PRO, while still allowing for individual adjustments of all parameters.
  • Includes all available MIRx Venues: Vienna Konzerthaus Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus Mozartsaal, as well as Teldex Scoring Stage Berlin (corresponding Vienna MIR RoomPack licenses required, sold separately).
  • Tailor-made output formats and RoomEQ settings for all three Venues in MIRx Mode.
  • Over 900 (!) manually built and optimized presets for Vienna Instruments, plus dozens of “General Purpose” presets for other signal sources.
  • Tailor-made Character Presets for all Vienna Instruments, individually adapted for the selected position and chosen Venue.
  • Easy conversion of existing projects to MIRx settings – either globally or partially.

NEW: Multiple wet signal busses allow for individual RoomEQ settings for different signal sources.

NEW: Click-free auto-guessing of Instrument Profiles for Vienna Instruments (Vienna Ensemble PRO version only – not available for plug-in version of Vienna MIR PRO.

Registered users of Vienna MIR may download Vienna MIR PRO from the User Area at any time, free of charge.

Additional Features

  • AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS plug-in for direct integration with most modern DAWs.
  • Optional one-click integration in Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 (sold separately).
  • Full latency compensation.
  • Graphical user interface depicting 3D renderings of the selected room (venue maps) with scroll wheel zooming.
  • Intuitive multi-parameter Control Icon for quick interaction with instruments and visual feedback – and direct access to the connected instrument.
  • Character Presets (such as ‘Air’, ‘Silk’, ‘Bite’, ‘Distant’, ‘Warm’) for quick timbral changes, available for most Vienna Instruments.
  • GUI options such as Instrument Grouping, Hide Icon, Instrument Focus.
  • Room EQ and Master EQ.
  • Pre-listening feature before selecting a room.
  • Adjustable Room Tone (natural noise floor).
  • Microphone Position Offset allowing for movement of virtual microphones in the room.
  • Reverb length can be changed individually for each microphone position.
  • Enhanced possibilities for defining the format and for the handling of the virtual main microphone(s), including the option for using a secondary microphone in most rooms.
  • Works with any commonly used sampling frequency, up to 192 kHz.
  • MIRacle plug-in – Direct access to a tailor-made algorithmic global reverb for “sweetening”.

In combination with Vienna Ensemble PRO 5:

  • LAN capability.
  • Direct and/or stem outputs.
  • 3rd Party VSTi/AU hosting.
  • Audio inputs.
  • AUX sends for individual instruments and input signals.
  • Automation of user-defined parameters.
  • MIDI remote control of user-defined parameters.
  • Learn All/Optimize All for Vienna Instruments.
  • Master Tune for Vienna Instruments.

Please note: Vienna MIR PRO comes with one license per purchase. If you'd like to use Vienna MIR PRO on multiple computers simultaneously, Vienna MIR PRO 24 will be a great and cost-effective option to get additional licenses.

 

System Requirements

For smaller projects, e.g., users of the Vienna Special Editions:

  • PC Intel i7-Quad CPU or better, with Windows 7 64-bit
  • Mac Intel i7-Quad CPU or better, OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • 12 GB RAM

For larger projects:

  • PC Dual Intel Quad Core XEON 5520 or better, with Windows 7 64-bit
  • Mac Pro 8-Core Xeon 5520 “Gainstown” or better, with OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • 24 GB RAM

Further requirements:

  • DirectX 10-capable video card with support for OpenGL 2.1 (WIN 7)
  • AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host; also works stand-alone in combination with Vienna Ensemble PRO 5.
  • 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)
  • Vienna MIR RoomPack with dedicated impulse responses (sold separately).

Vienna MIR PRO: More Space for You and Your Music

Paul Steinbauer, Product Manager for Vienna Symphonic Library shows you how to capture the sound of some of the world's most amazing concert halls and add realism to your orchestrations.

Vienna MIR PRO: Journey into Space

Paul Steinbauer, Product Manager for Vienna Symphonic Library takes you through a tour of the brand new features of Vienna MIR PRO (Multi-Impulse Response convolution). Vienna MIR combines directional and reflectional information from every instrument, assembling all of the acoustic interactions into an accurate and satisfying recreation of musicians playing their instruments in place and in space.

Vienna MIR PRO: Setup and Overview

Paul Steinbauer, Product Manager for Vienna Symphonic Library takes you through the setup process of Vienna MIR Pro.

Vienna MIR PRO: Instrument Section

Paul Steinbauer, Product Manager for Vienna Symphonic Library takes you through the Instrument Section of Vienna MIR Pro

Vienna MIR PRO: Output Section

Paul Steinbauer, Product Manager for Vienna Symphonic Library takes you through setting up the outputs of Vienna MIR Pro

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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