Mixing and host software for Vienna Instruments 13/05/08
Vienna Symphonic Library have released Vienna Ensemble 3. They tell us that this mixing and host software incorporates the first all-in-one MIDI and audio LAN solution that works universally on Macs and PCs. Developed exclusively for Vienna Instruments, they say that it makes conducting your orchestra over a network a breeze.
Run your sequencer on your main computer, launch Vienna Ensemble 3 on the slave computer, and simply connect them using an Ethernet cable. With the sequencer on your main computer and Vienna Ensemble 3 with Vienna Instruments plug-ins on your slave computer, you can easily route the audio streams of a whole arsenal of computers back to your main machine and mix where your effect plug-ins are installed. The Vienna Instruments plug-ins preserve your main computerâ€™s CPU capacities â€“ the computing (including GUI rendering) and streaming from hard disk is done on the slave computer.
Vienna Ensemble 3 includes all of the features of its free predecessor Vienna Ensemble 2, e.g., Power Panning. Use this CPU-friendly feature to position your instruments in your personal orchestral templates and make use of the flexible routing system Vienna Ensemble provides for you.
One Vienna Ensemble 3 product comes with 3 licenses, so you can set up a network of up to 4 computers (one host and 3 slaves, provided there's no stand-alone version of Vienna Ensemble 3 running on your main computer).
Installing Vienna Ensemble 3 replaces any installed version of Vienna Ensemble 2 on your computer. All functions of Vienna Ensemble 2 remain available with version 3, including the stand-alone mode to run Vienna Ensemble 3 and your sequencer or notation software on the same computer (DAW). Vienna Ensemble 2 is available as a free download for registered users of any Vienna Instruments Collection.
Downloading the demo of Vienna Ensemble 3 requires at least one registered Vienna Instruments collection. The demo can only be obtained before the purchase of the full version and runs without any functional restrictions for 30 days/30 starts. Features
Custom-made for hosting Vienna Instruments.
Stand-alone application, ideal for running Vienna Instruments on external Macs and PCs (interchangeably): 8 ports with 16 MIDI channels each.
Plug-in formats RTAS (Mac PPC & Intel), AU (Mac PPC & Intel) and VST (PC and Mac PPC & Intel) for use with a host sequencer: 16 MIDI channels per instance.
No audio interfaces, no MIDI interfaces on your additional computers (slaves) â€“ all you need is Ethernet with a Gigabit connection.
No third party software to send audio and MIDI data between computers.
Launch as many Vienna Ensemble 3 instances on the slave computer as you need (depending on the slave's RAM), each with 16 MIDI tracks to instantiate your Vienna Instruments plug-ins.
Route back a maximum of 16 stereo tracks per Vienna Ensemble 3 instance.
Instant instrument switching gives immediate access to all instruments within the Vienna Ensemble user interface. A click on the desired instrument channel brings up its user interface instantly, no more redundant screen clutter.
Instrument naming â€“ all Vienna Instruments instances inside Vienna Ensemble 3 can be labeled for a complete, at-a-glance overview.
Total recall â€“ orchestra setups can be saved with one click.
Definable play ranges for multi-instrument set-ups for studio and live use.
Inserts for AU (Mac) and VST (PC) effect plug-ins.
Panning and Power Panning for precise positioning.
Flexible routing with freely assignable busses.
Separated server solution that utilizes additional free memory, leaving host sequencer memory or memory used by additional Vienna Instruments plug-ins unaddressed.
PC version: Windows XP and Vista (both 32 and 64-bit).
Mac version: 32-bit for Mac PPC and Intel, 64-bit version under development.
Tested with Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic, Pro Tools, Sibelius, and Sonar.
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