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  • Vienna Special Edition Volume 5 Vienna Special Edition Volume 5

Vienna Special Edition Volume 5

Quick Overview


These fantastic string ensembles of eight violins, six violas, six cellos and four double basses feature the most important playing techniques from the popular Collections Vienna Dimension Strings I and II. They offer the articulations staccato, détaché, sustained, sforzato, legato, portamento, tremolo, pizzicato, all played without mute ("senza sordino") and with mute ("con sordino")


Details

  • 5 String sections, taken from SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings:
    8 First Violins • 8 Second Violins • 6 Violas • 6 Cellos • 4 Double Basses
  • Normal and muted articulations: Staccato, détaché, sustained, sforzato, legato, portamento, tremolo, pizzicato
  • Easily switch between "senza sordino" (normal) and "con sordino" (muted) articulations in one Preset
  • Authentic ensemble sound with direct access to each voice
  • Humanize Presets for real-time control of performance accuracy
  • Outstanding ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Pre-configured reverb settings for accurate and authentic placement of each instrument on stage
  • Production-ready sound, out of the box

Stunning Realism Through Imperfection

The string players of these ensembles were recorded in homogeneous groups, capturing all of the human interactions and slight imperfections of a live performance. Individual microphones for each player allow you to access each voice of the ensemble separately.

Even the best musicians never play in perfect unison; slight imperfections in pitch and timing, as well as different timbres and vibrato intensities create a lively, beautiful ensemble sound. When playing as a group, musicians continually adapt to each other, and their interactions within the ensemble reveal the "magic" of a live performance. VI Special Edition Vol. 5 comes with the free Vienna Instruments player. When you use the Dimension Strings patches with the Vienna Instruments Pro player and its Auto Humanization feature, all of these nuances and variations are created automatically while simply playing the keyboard.

Since all the recorded instruments are accessible separately, you may easily switch between any number of musicians of the ensemble, from the principal, to single desks, to the full ensemble size.

Upgrades

You may expand the string ensembles of the VI Special Edition Vol. 5 with additional articulations by upgrading to the large Collections Vienna Dimension Strings I and Vienna Dimension Strings II (muted) at favorable upgrade prices. In addition to many more articulations, the larger Collections offer the possibility to select playing on certain strings ("force strings", e.g., sul G), "avoid open strings", and "use open strings".

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

  • 51 GB available hard drive space
SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Vol. 5
ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Dimension Strings
  • Instruments: 1st and 2nd violins (8 players), violas (6 players), cellos (6 players), double basses (4 players)
  • All articulations normal and muted (con sordino)
  • Staccato, détaché
  • Sustained regular, with marcato attack, and with tremolo crossfading
  • Legato and portamento
  • Sforzato regular and with tremolo crossfading
  • Tremolo regular and with marcato attack
  • Pizzicato