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Orchestral Strings I

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Vienna Instruments - Orchestral Strings I
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INSTRUMENTS

Violin ensemble (14 players)
Viola ensemble (10 players)

The ensemble of 14 violinists is headed by Christian Eisenberger, who in his esteemed international concert work has collaborated with artists and conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert von Karajan, Gideon Kremer, Kent Nagano, Roger Norrington, Murray Perahia, Andras Schiff, Georg Solti, and many others. The ensemble of 10 violas is headed by Anett Homoki, who is a member of the Vienna Chamber Philharmony as well as of the Volksoper Vienna.

All Vienna Instruments string sections offer an extremely wide range of articulations. The special qualities of these instruments are the result of a multitude of Performances. With larger ensembles, the random effect of articulations like Performance Trills or fast Legatos is especially pronounced, lending those Performance Patches remarkable authenticity in conjunction with the new Performance algorithms in the Vienna Instruments. The larger the ensemble, the more intense the random effect, that is, the natural “inexactitude” among the musicians when changing from one tone to the next. This effect gets extra attention with the “Repetition Performance Pizzicatos” – an innovation only available with the large string ensembles and recorded in two different tempos.

The Orchestral Strings I Full Library contains 35 GB of uncompressed sample data in 44.1kHz/24-bit. Due to an innovative optimization process, the Vienna Instruments engine decompresses the samples in real-time, so that they take up only 24 GB of space on your hard disk. Please note: Even if you licensed the Standard Library only, the Full Library of your Collection gets installed on your hard drive since Standard and Extended Library can’t be separated due to structural database requirements.

System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 8 GB RAM
  • SSD or fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/AAX compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard

Hard Drive Space Requirements

  • 24 GB available hard drive space
Violins Orchestra
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Long staccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Flautando sustained
Short staccato
Long détaché
Sustained without vibrato
02 DYNAMICS Fortepiano with vibrato
Sforzato with vibrato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 6 sec.)
Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (2 and 4 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo with vibrato (2, 4, and 6 sec.)
Sforzatissimo with vibrato
Fortepiano, sforzato, and sforzatissimo without vibrato
03 TREMOLO + TRILLS Tremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo 2 sec.
Crescendo-diminuendo 3 sec.
Trills minor and major 3rd, half and whole tone, dynamics and pfp
Trills accelerando, half and whole tone, normal and dynamics
04 PIZZ + LEGNO Pizzicato normal and snap (Bartók) Pizzicato slow
Pizzicato repetitions slow and fast
Col legno normal and slow
05 HARMONICS Artificial harmonics: Staccato and sustained Artificial harmonics: Repetition performances
06 PONTICELLO Staccato
Sustained
Tremolo
Dynamics strong (1.5, 2, and 4 sec.)
Sforzato
07 CON SORDINO BASIC Staccato
Détaché
Sustained
Dynamics medium (2 and 4 sec.)
Fortepiano
Sforzato
Tremolo
Trills normal and dynamics
Pizzicato
10 PERF INTERVAL Legato
Portamento
Legato on the same string
Tremolo
Muted legato and portamento
11 PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato Marcato
Spiccato
12 PERF TRILL Trills, legato, minor 2nd to 4th
13 PERF REPETITION Legato slow
Portato fast
Spiccato
Legato fast
Bow vibrato slow and fast
Portato slow
Staccato
harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
Muted legato, portato, and staccato repetitions, portato and staccato dynamics
14 PERF UPBEAT REPETITION 1 and 2 upbeats, slow and fast, normal and dynamics
15 FAST REPETITION Staccato, 9 repetitions, 150 to 190 BPM, normal and dynamics
16 GRACE NOTES Grace notes, minor and major 2nd, up and down.
17 GLISSANDI Glissando performances on every string
Octave glissandos up and down
18 SCALE RUNS Octave runs
Legato, major and minor sharp from C to B on every note of the scale, chromatic and whole tone
Spiccato, major, from C to B on every note of the scale.
98 RESOURCES Isolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
Iinterval performances: Marcato medium, spiccato medium, staccato/spiccato
Violas Orchestra
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Long staccato
Short détaché
Sustained with vibrato
Flautando sustained
Short staccato
Long détaché
Long portato without vibrato
Sustained without vibrato
02 DYNAMICS Fortepiano with vibrato
Sforzato with vibrato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 6 sec.)
Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (2 and 4 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo with vibrato (2, 4, and 6 sec.)
Sforzatissimo with vibrato
Fortepiano, sforzato, and sforzatissimo without vibrato
03 TREMOLO + TRILLS Tremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo 2 sec.
Crescendo-diminuendo 3 sec.
Trills half and whole tone dynamics and pfp
Trills accelerando half and whole tone, normal and dynamics
04 PIZZ + LEGNO Pizzicato normal and snap (Bartók) Pizzicato slow
Pizzicato repetitions slow and fast
Col legno normal and slow
05 HARMONICS Artificial harmonics: Staccato and sustained Artificial harmonics: Repetition performances
06 PONTICELLO Staccato
Sustained
Tremolo
Dynamics strong (1.5, 2.5, and 4 sec.)
Sforzato
07 CON SORDINO BASIC Staccato
Détaché
Sustained
Dynamics medium (2 and 4 sec.)
Fortepiano
Sforzato
Tremolo
Trills normal and dynamics
Pizzicato
10 PERF INTERVAL Legato
Portamento
Legato on the same string
Tremolo
Muted legato and portamento
11 PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato Marcato
Spiccato
12 PERF TRILL Trills, legato, minor 2nd to 4th
13 PERF REPETITION Legato slow
Portato fast
Spiccato
Legato fast
Bow vibrato slow and fast
Portato slow
Staccato
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
Muted legato, portato, and staccato repetitions, legato and portato dynamics
14 PERF UPBEAT REPETITION 1 and 2 upbeats, slow and fast, normal and dynamics
15 FAST REPETITION Staccato, 9 repetitions, 150 to 190 BPM, normal and dynamics
16 GRACE NOTES Grace notes, minor and major 2nd, up and down
17 SCALE RUNS Octave runs
Legato, major and minor sharp from C to B on every note of the scale, chromatic, whole tone, and furioso
Spiccato, major, from C to B on every note of the scale
98 RESOURCES Isolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (pp, mp, f, ff)
Iinterval performances: Marcato medium, spiccato medium, staccato/spiccato