The library will contain all the elements necessary for orchestral composition (complete orchestra, strings, brass, winds, and percussion) and will be completely open-ended, with updates and additions continually made available to users. The products will be unveiled at the 2002 AES Convention in October, in Vienna Symphonic Libraryís soundproof symphonic booth.
These libraries are unprecedented in terms of their sheer size, flexibility and quality,î says Mark Hiskey, president of ILIO. We're confident that these products will quickly become the industry standard in orchestral sampling, and weíre extremely excited to be able to bring the Vienna Symphonic Library products to our customers.î All of the sounds for the library were recorded by world-class performers, engineers and technicians in a custom-built silent stage which was designed specifically for the Vienna Symphonic Library. With an acoustic design developed especially for instruments of the classical orchestra, the silent stage features two control rooms to provide the maximum level of monitoring of all recordings and to ensure the highest degree of technical quality and musical authenticity.
The first release in the series, Orchestra Cube (price TBA), will contain 48 Gigabytes with more than 54,000 samples. An additional performance module will contain nearly 30 Gigabytes of true legato articulations and other features to deliver realism and authenticity. The collection, due out by December 2002, will be Gigasampler native, and is scheduled for release on DVD. Further editions on hard disk drive will follow.