Vienna, Austria (April 3, 2007)--The Vienna Symphonic Library has released its Vienna Instruments Collection Vienna Special Edition, which is now available from Vienna's worldwide network of distributors and dealers.
The Vienna Special Edition brings together the complete orchestra--and more--in one affordable collection. It is a resource-saving companion for orchestral arrangements on the laptop, or for newcomers to the world of Vienna Instruments, offering a cross-section of the Vienna Symphonic Library's more than one million samples.
The Standard Library includes 28 instruments and ensembles, covering large post-romantic instrumentation. It contains solo and ensemble strings, solo instruments and ensembles of the brass section, woodwinds ranging from piccolo flute to contra bassoon, harp, drums and percussion as well as celesta and the Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.
The Extended Library doesn't offer more articulations to the Standard Library instruments; rather, it contains 35 additional instruments that enhance the symphonic variety of this collection (e.g., basset horn, contrabass trombone, saxophones, the Chamber Strings and Epic Horns). It also adds instruments like the Vienna Konzerthaus organ, a harpsichord, acoustic and electric guitar, and many more.
Apart from the basic articulations, all string and wind instruments include the Legato Performances characteristic of the Vienna Symphonic Library: Real note transitions up to a one-octave range are played automatically by the performance detection algorithms of Vienna Instruments when the user plays legato notes.
The Vienna Special Edition is a virtual instrument containing 80 GB of samples in 44.1 kHz/24-bit that works standalone or as a plug-in with AU (OS X) and VST (Win XP, OS X) hosts.
Registered users of Opus 1 or of Orchestral Cubes or Performance Sets of the First or Pro editions can get upgrade discounts toward the full library of the Vienna Special Edition.
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