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Orchestral Strings II

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Vienna Instruments - Orchestral Strings II
Price From: $330.00

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INSTRUMENTS

Cello ensemble (8 players)
Double bass ensemble (6 players)

The leading voice of the cello section is Argentinian Rubén Dubrovsky, founder of the Vienna Bach Consort. Martin Deuring, an internationally active solo bassist and founding member of the chamber music ensemble “Ensemble Plus”, leads the double bass ensemble.

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 II Full Library contains 28 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 19 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

  • 19 GB available hard drive space
Cellos
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 without vibrato
Sforzato without vibrato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo with vibrato (1.5, 3, and 5 sec.)
Medium crescendo and diminuendo without vibrato (2 and 4 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo with vibrato (2, 4, and 6 sec.)
Sforzatissimo without vibrato
Fortepiano, sforzato, and sforzatissimo with 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 with vibrato and slow
Pizzicato repetitions slow and fast
Col legno normal and slow
05 HARMONICS Artificial harmonics: Staccato and sustained Artificial harmonics: Repetition performances
Natural harmonics: Staccato, sustained
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^Legato, muted
Portamento, muted
11 PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato Marcato
Spiccato
12 PERF TRILL Trills, legato, minor 2nd to major 3rd
13 PERF REPETITION Legato slow
Portato fast
Spiccato
Legato fast
Portato slow
Staccato
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
Muted legato, portato, and staccato repetitions, normal and 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)
Interval performances: Marcato medium, spiccato medium, staccato/spiccato
Basses
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD & FULL LIBRARY FULL LIBRARY ONLY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Long staccato
Short détaché
Sustained
Flautando sustained
Short staccato
Long détaché
Long portato
02 DYNAMICS Fortepiano
Sforzato
Medium crescendo and diminuendo (2 and 3 sec.)
Strong crescendo and diminuendo (2, 3, and 5 sec.)
Crescendo-diminuendo (2, 4, and 6 sec.)
Sforzatissimo
03 TREMOLO + TRILLS Tremolo sustained
Trills half and whole tone
Tremolo crescendo and diminuendo, 2 and 4 sec.
Trills half and whole tone, 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, 4 sec.
Sforzato
10 PERF INTERVAL Legato
Portamento
11 PERF INTERVAL FAST Legato Marcato
Spiccato
12 PERF TRILL Trills, legato, minor to major 2nd
13 PERF REPETITION Legato slow
Portato fast
Spiccato
Legato fast
Portato slow
Staccato
Harsh
Dynamics for all articulations
14 SCALE RUNS Octave runs
Legato, major and minor sharp from C to B on every note of the scale
Legato, chromatic
Détaché, whole tone
Slow and fast
98 RESOURCES Isolated dynamics repetitions
Single layer long notes (p, f)
Interval performances: Marcato medium, spiccato medium, staccato/spiccato