Vienna Symphonic Library’s All-New Multi Audio Format Percussion Library
Vienna, April 26, 2017 – Vienna Symphonic Library ushers in a new era with an innovative library of orchestral percussion instruments: Synchron Percussion I was recorded at the company’s newly revitalized scoring stage, Synchron Stage Vienna. 16 masterfully played percussion instruments were captured in every nuanced detail with an expansive, phase-controlled multi-microphone set-up, making it the first sample library ever that provides several available microphone positions and flexible routing options to create stereo, surround and Auro 3D mixes. The instruments stand out with their huge dynamic range and liveliness, providing up to 16 velocities and 8 variants of each hit. Synchron Percussion I is currently available at a reduced introductory price through May 31, 2017.
Synchron Stage Vienna
The historic scoring stage was built in the 1940s, adjacent to Rosenhügel-Filmstudios as part of “Film City Vienna”. Until 1955, up to ten film scores per year were recorded in the main hall that is large enough to accommodate a 130 piece orchestra. During the 1960s, eminent classical artists such as Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin, Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich loved to use the outstanding acoustics of this former “Synchronhalle” for their now-legendary recordings. In its fist year of operation after its renovation by Vienna Symphonic Library, Stage A hosted film music recordings for productions like Inferno, The Crown, Lego Batman, Ghost In A Shell, video games, commercials, classical recordings and much more. Naturally, the colossal room-in-room construction with an extremely low noise-floor of 16 dBA even with the air conditioner running is a remarkable space to create sample libraries.
16 Percussion Instruments – 12 Microphones
Since Vienna Symphonic Library owns both the scoring stage and the instruments, it was possible to schedule a tremendous amount of recording sessions. 100 hours alone was spent on capturing all the nuanced playing techniques of the five timpani. The celesta was played using a sampling robot, which captured the subtlety of this beautiful instrument with 36 velocity layers. Other instruments of Synchron Percussion I include bass drum, snare drum, 8 concert toms, xylophone, glockenspiel, suspended cymbals, piatti, 2 tam-tams, tubular bells, 2 tambourines, 7 triangles, 5 woodblocks, 2 pairs of castanets and 2 different shakers.
All instruments were recorded with an expansive, phase-controlled multi-microphone set-up including close and mid-layer mics, a Decca tree and an Auro 3D configuration, resulting in a comprehensive selection of discrete audio channels that give users the flexibility to mix their instruments in stereo, surround and immersive 3D sound. Synchron Percussion I comes with fine-tuned presets for the Vienna Instruments and Vienna Instruments Pro players, as well as for the mixing hosts Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Ensemble Pro.
Synchron Percussion I is available at special introductory prices of € 675,- (Standard Library, four microphone positions, normally € 795,-) and € 1.265,- (Full Library, seven microphone positions, normally € 1.490,-) through May 31, 2017. The instrument groups of the Collection may also be purchased in six separately available library portions: Synchron Timpani I, Synchron Drums I, Synchron Mallets I, Synchron Cymbals & Gongs I, Synchron Bells I, and Synchron Orchestral Percussion I. Users benefit from Complementary Discounts when completing one or more library portions to the full Collection at a later time.
About the Vienna Symphonic Library
The Vienna Symphonic Library is an innovative, research-driven music software and sample library developer based in Vienna, Austria. The team continually strives to improve virtual orchestral music production with a special emphasis on authenticity and ease-of-use.
Vienna Instruments, the company’s multi-award-winning virtual instruments in the formats AU, VST, AAX Native, and RTAS, encompass an exhaustive range of solo instruments and ensembles, from their flagship Symphonic Cube to special instruments such as the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, the Vienna Imperial grand piano, saxophones, upright bass, and even distorted guitar. Acclaimed software products include Vienna Instruments Pro, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Vienna MIR Pro and Vienna Suite Pro. Recently, the company launched an entirely new venture: Synchron Stage Vienna, a unique scoring stage in Austria’s capital that accommodates orchestras of up 130 musicians, merges proprietary software innovations and revolutionary approaches with traditional recording technologies and procedures.
More information on Vienna Symphonic Library’s products can be found at www.vsl.co.at.
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