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Vienna Whistler

Quick Overview


Marcus Schmidinger is the Vienna Whistler! VSL users might be already familiar with his name, as he performed on all of the horn instruments included in Vienna’s Brass I and Brass II Collections – both as a soloist (of the Viennese horn and the triple horn) as well as a member of the Horn ensemble on the popular Epic Horns.


Details

During the recordings at the Silent Stage the artistic director Michael Hula discovered that Marcus is not only a true horn virtuoso, but also an excellent whistler with an incredibly homogenous timbre over a wide key range of approximately two octaves. As an aside, so-called “art whistlers” echo an Austrian tradition of the 19th century when they would perform in Viennese community theatres, vaudeville shows and cabarets.

The Vienna team has recorded a wide range of articulations, including single notes in various lengths (staccato, portato, looped sustains), with and without vibrato, legato performances, portamentos, repetitions and trills and even bends and falls. Anyone who has tried to whistle once might have noticed that an accurate performance and recording is not an easy task at all. Now simply select one of our performance patches within the Vienna Instruments (PRO) player and you’ll be impressed with the stunning proficiency and realism of Marcus’ great live performance!

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

  • 1.3 GB free hard drive space
Vienna Whistler
ARTICULATION GROUP STANDARD LIBRARY
01 SHORT + LONG NOTES Staccato
Portato short and medium
Portato long, with medium and strong vibrato
Sustained, with and without vibrato
Sustained marcato, with and without vibrato
Trills, half and whole tone
Falls
Bends up, with and without vibrato
Bends up-down
02 DYNAMICS Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.
10 PERF INTERVAL Legato, with and without vibrato Fast portamento, with and without vibrato Slow portamento, with and without vibrato Trill performances
12 PERF REPETITION Legato repetitions, with and without vibrato Portato repetitions Staccato repetitions