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Overdrive makes it possible by means of the revolutionary Legato Performances, one of the most intriguing outcomes of Vienna Symphonic Library's years of sampling experience. Create your own authentic and unique riffs, exploit the limits of technical feasibility, and get a completely real tube sound performance for the first time ever!

Overdrive contains about 6 gigabytes of samples, including Vienna's unique Performance Elements, featuring a seven-string distorted guitar. Along with various short and sustained notes, power chords, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, picked notes, and more, you get loads of effect samples like octave runs, feedbacks, scratches, and e-bowed notes – for a smooth, fat sound and unbelievably realistic performances! Incidentally, repetitions and sustains start at B0 on the lower end, extending the range of a standard guitar down a 4th!

The state-of-the-art gear used to make Overdrive was hand selected to provide the perfect total distortion sound, including a fantastic 7-string solid-body guitar, and classic amplifiers and cabinets, mic’d and recorded in Vienna’s Silent Stage.


  • Steve Vai signature, 7 strings
  • Brunetti XL II R-EVO
  • Marshall 1960 TV monitors, 4x12
  • Ernie Ball 9 – 52 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.


  • 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

  • 2.5 GB free hard drive space for the Standard Library, 5.2 GB for the Full Library
01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Staccato short soft, medium, hard
Sustained with and without vibrato
Sub-bass sustained
Staccato normal soft, medium, hard
Portato short
Portato long with and without vibrato
Sustained with whammy bar (2 variations)
02 HARMONICS Artificial harmonics, 5th and octave
Natural harmonics
Trills, minor 2nd to major 3rd
Grace noise, normal and with whammy bar, base note and octave
04 POWER CHORDS Power chords, 4th and 5th
Power chords, major and minor
05 FX Scratches on E and B string Feedback effects, soft and hard
Scratches with whammy bar
Scratch effects
10 PERF INTERVAL Legato normal and with vibrato
Hammer-ons and pull-offs
Legato with whammy bar (2 variations)
Marcato, normal and with vibrato
11 PERF REPETITION Staccato, normal and muted (2 variations each)
Power chords, 4th and 5th
Staccato dynamics, normal (2 variations)
Power chords dynamics, 4th and 5th
Sub-bass repetitions
12 FAST REPETITION Staccato, 140 to 160, 180, 200, and 220 BPM, normal and dynamics
Effects, 140 to 160, 180, and 200 BPM
13 SCALE RUNS Octave runs, legato, major and minor harmonic, C to B scale
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