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Vienna Instruments Orchestral Strings 2   

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The Vienna Symphonic Library Orchestral Strings 1 sound collection includes an 8-player cello ensemble as well as a 6-player double bass ensemble. Th...Read More

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The Vienna Symphonic Library Orchestral Strings 1 sound collection includes an 8-player cello ensemble as well as a 6-player double bass ensemble. The articulations of the virtual double bass and cello ensembles naturally correspond to those of the Vienna Instruments Orchestral Strings I. Playing styles not available in the Pro Edition were added to this virtual instrument, such as fast Interval Performances in legato, marcato, and spiccato styles; Performance Trills; Repetition Performances "harsh," spiccato, and pizzicato; plus artificial harmonics as well as various ponticello articulations--tones played near the bridge. Both ensembles' tonal ranges were extended, the virtual cellos' staccatos and sustains now extending up to A5 and the double basses up to G4. The leading voices of the 2 string sections are Argentinian Rubén Dubrovsky, founder of the Vienna Bach Consort, and Martin Deuring, an internationally active solo bassist and founding member of the chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Plus.

Fantastic virtual orchestral cello and double bass ensembles at your fingertips.

  • Articulations
  • Performances:
  • Interval Performances: legato, portamento, staccato, tremolo
  • Fast Interval Performances: legato, marcato, spiccato
  • Performance Trills
  • Interval Performances muted (con sordino): normal, portamento
  • Repetition Performances: legato, bow vibrato, portato, staccato, spiccato, harsh, upbeats, pizzicato
  • Repetition Performances muted: sustains, legato, portato, staccato
  • Runs: legato, spiccato; major, minor, chromatic, whole tone
  • Single notes:
  • Short notes: short staccato, staccato, short détaché, long détaché, 4 variations each
  • Long notes: sustains with and without vibrato, espressivo, flautando
  • Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp
  • Tremolos: sustains, crescendo & diminuendo
  • Trills: half tone, whole tone, minor, major 3rd, accelerando
  • Pizzicatos and Bartók pizzicatos (loose and tight)
  • Col legno
  • Con sordino: staccato, détaché, sustained, crescendos & diminuendos, fortepiano, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato, trills
  • Sul ponticello: staccato, sustains, crescendos & diminuendos, sfz, tremolo

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Orchestral Strings 2

  • Apple: G4 800 MHz (G5 recommended) with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. AU host program
  • PC: Intel/AMD 2 GHz (3++ GHz recommended) with Windows XP. VST host program

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No longer the best


from NYC

About Me Pro Musician, Pro Tools 10


  • Good Sounding Samples


  • Counter Intuitive
  • Difficult to Navigate
  • Error Prone
  • Expensive
  • Freezes or Crashes

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    Comments about Vienna Instruments Orchestral Strings 2:

    Vienna Symphonic Library was once the best thing going. Times have changed, but Vienna Symphonic Library and its player have been left far behind.
    It is now the most overpriced, counter intuitive, error prone Orchestral Sample Library out there.

    Using Pro Tools on a Mac at least three of the newer Symphonic Libraries are going to be easier to use, work better on your DAW and be a better value, not to mention that you with Vienna will not have to learn a player that is so technical you will have to be an engineer to score with it.

    In addition to East West Symphonic Orchestra which is both powerful and usable and sounds superb, though it is resource intensive, there are two other newer orchestral sample instrument libraries of similar or better quality than Vienna.

    If you are looking for the best orchestral sample symphonic libraries, both Session Strings Pro by Native Instruments/Kontakt, and LA Scoring Strings by Audiobro/Kontakt are a fantastic choice for a professional and both use Kontakt player that has continuted to improve and make the frustrating technicalities of Vienna Instruments a thing of the past.

    Save yourself the headaches I went through and invest in a usable Symphonic Sample Library.

    Additional note about Vienna:
    The installation of may include samples which are not part of the license, but run on a 180 starts demo.
    This many starts violates the meaning of a demo and lasts so long that it deceives you into believing that it is part of what you are getting. All of a sudden you will have to pay through the nose for tsamples you have been using every day for months.

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