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Synchron Timpani I

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Synchron Timpani I
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Synchron Timpani I features the five Adams Artist Alpha timpani (20", 23", 26", 29", 32") of the Synchron Percussion I collection.

The sound of these top quality instruments blends perfectly with other orchestral instrument groups. Consider the long history of timpani employed in support of majestic brass fanfares, or the combination of tremolo strings over a foundation of timpani rolls that creates a powerful dramatic tension.

5 Instruments – 12 Microphones

All instruments were recorded using 12 microphones. You may select from four microphone positions (Standard Library) or seven different microphone positions (Full Library) and mix them to your liking, directly in the Vienna Instruments and Vienna Instruments Pro players or using the mixing hosts Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Ensemble Pro. Use the included and perfectly fine-tuned presets as a starting point for your own sonic creations. The performances in Stage A were captured in stereo using a Decca tree, and additional microphone arrays were utilized for 5.1 surround and Auro 3D 9.1.

Microphone Position Standard Library Full Library
Close Mic
(Mono)
Mid Layer Mic
Stereo (L/R)
Main/Room Mic
Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
Main/Room Mic
Decca Tree Mono (Center)
Main Surround
Stereo (L/R)
High Stereo (3D)
Stereo (L/R)
High Surround (3D)
Stereo (L/R)

Standard Library (“Stereo Library Download”) – includes the complete set of articulations, recorded from 4 individual microphone positions that can be used for stereo mixing:

  • Close Mic – Mono
  • Mid Layer Mic – Stereo (L/R)
  • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
  • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Mono (Center)

Full Library (“Stereo and Multi Library Download”) – includes 3 additional microphone positions that can be used for stereo, 5.1 surround and Auro 3D 9.1 mixing (7 mic positions in total):

  • Close Mic – Mono
  • Mid Layer Mic – Stereo (L/R)
  • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
  • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Mono (Center)
  • Main Surround – Stereo (L/R)
  • High Stereo (3D) – Stereo (L/R)
  • High Surround (3D) – Stereo (L/R)

Please note that the main surround microphone settings may also be used instead of the main stereo room mics in order to achieve a wider, more ambient mix.

100 Hours of Sample Recordings

The Vienna team worked meticulously during more than thirty three-hour recording sessions in order to capture the five timpani in every subtle detail. This was only made possible by Vienna’s owning, storing and recording these instruments at their own scoring stage – Synchron Stage Vienna. The natural volume envelopes and the sonic character of the instruments remained untouched during recording and editing. Using Vienna Instruments or the Vienna Instruments Pro player, as well as the mixing hosts Vienna Ensemble or Vienna Ensemble Pro, you may shape your individual sound and select your ideal ambience from various microphone positions.

Synchron Stage in Vienna

Outstanding Acoustics

The instruments were recorded at Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna. This 540 m2 (5,813 sq.ft.) hall has proven to be a remarkable space, not only for film music recordings, but also for sampling sessions. It is characterized by a lush and warm sound and a perfect localization of the instruments, with a reverb time of 1.6 to 1.8 seconds, and with no masking effect in the low frequencies, as often happens with large halls. The colossal room-in-room construction, built upon a massive concrete foundation, combined with sound insulation and a specially designed air conditioning system, results in a ridiculously low noise-floor of 16 dBA, even with the air conditioner running!

Synchron Percussion I Timpani

Unprecedented Variety of Timbres and Articulations

The Vienna team recorded five different sizes of timpani (20", 23", 26", 29", and 32"), over the maximum playable range (all together approximately two octaves) – which means that you may choose from up to three different timpani to achieve any given pitch. Sixteen velocity levels were captured in four “open” variants, with additional “secco” (stopped release of a hit) and “coperto” (damped membrane) articulations adding up to a staggering 128 different single hits per pitch and per timpani.

Rolls: They’ve captured rolls in 16 velocities as well as various dynamics, such as crescendos and diminuendos, in four different lengths. Thanks to Vienna’s new release sample technology, even crescendo and diminuendo rolls may be stopped at any time, with the perfectly matching release sample being triggered.

Glissandos: Single-stroke glissandos were recorded up to a major sixth interval, at three different speeds.

Glissando Rolls: The single-stroke glissandos are topped by so-called Performance Interval Rolls that enable true legato playing up to a fifth, over the complete range of each timpani. Of course these rolls are based on Vienna’s new release sample technology, so you can play them for any length of time.

3D Sound

3D Sound

Auro 3D is an immersive audio technology that allows for three-dimensional sound perception. The Belgian company Auro Technologies developed this technology based on a special speaker configuration, adding four additional speakers to a 5.1 surround configuration. These speakers (so-called “Heights”) are situated above the front and surround speakers and generate acoustic reflections that are perceived naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as from above the listener. Thanks to the comprehensive selection of discrete audio channels of Synchron Percussion I (Full Library) you may mix your instruments in Auro 3D as well as in Dolby Atmos.

Feature Summary

  • Five Adams timpani from the Synchron Percussion I collection (20", 23", 26", 29", 32")
  • Recorded at the 540 m2 (5,813 sq.ft.) Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna
  • More than 80,000 Samples (Full Library)
  • 80 GB of installed sample data
  • 100 hours recording time
  • Phenomenal sound with 1.6 to 1.8 seconds of natural reverb time
  • All instruments captured with 12 microphones (Full Library
  • Up to 128 samples per pitch and per hit
  • Unique release sample technology for crescendo and diminuendo rolls
  • New: Performance Interval Rolls – play true legato (roll) lines up to a fifth interval 
  • Free Vienna Ensemble mixing host and Synchron Player

Minimum System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 8 GB RAM (16 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
  • Mac OS X 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 16 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

Hard Drive Space Requirements

  • Standard Library: 40 GB (individual microphone data can be removed)
  • Full Library: 80 GB (individual microphone data can be removed)
Synchron Timpani
ARTICULATION GROUP ARTICULATIONS
01 Timpani Adams Adams Timpani, 20", 23", 26", 29", 32", and merged
Single strokes open, secco, coperto
Rolls normal, straight and with velocity crossfade
Rolls light dynamics, 1/2/4/6 sec.
Rolls strong dynamics, 2/4/6/8 sec.
Merged only: Glissando performance rolls, 1/2/4 sec. Glissandos fast and slow, minor 2nd to major 6th