Vienna, Austria (August 1, 2006)–Coinciding with the completion of its Symphonic Cube (10 Vienna Instruments, now shipping), the Vienna Symphonic Library conducted a North American tour in July. Chief editing engineer, Paul Steinbauer, presented the Vienna Instruments in detail, revealing his secrets of orchestral production, performing and creating pieces live, and answered audience questions. Attendees also won special gifts from the Vienna Symphonic Library.
Several of the stops on the tour were the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD; B&H Photo/Video in New York, NY; Saved By Technology in Toronto, Canada; and West L.A. Music in Los Angeles, CA. There was also a UCLA extension course, hosted by Vienna’s North American distributor, ILIO.
All 10 Vienna Instruments that make up the Symphonic Cube are now available as plug-ins in AU, VST (Mac and PC) and MacIntel (public beta) formats as well as standalone versions.
The company’s website provides helpful new video tutorials as well as audio demos. The realizations of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Händel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba demonstrate the realism and sonic distinction of Vienna’s new sample-based Virtual Instruments.
Vienna Symphonic Library