The Chamber Strings II collection offers 16.5 GB of all-new articulations and sonic subtleties for the small string ensembles. It contains many of the playing techniques that the first collection includes, but played â€œcon sordinoâ€� (with mutes). VSL tell us that they lend themselves well to soft, intimate arrangements, and provide nuanced variations to the userâ€™s orchestral pallette.
The Chamber Strings II collection offers various facets of short and sustained notes, crescendos and diminuendos, but also includes Viennaâ€™s unique Interval Performances, such as legato, portamento, and trill performances. All of the recorded samples were performed by an accomplished ensemble of string players who have been lending their talents and their international experience to the Vienna Symphonic Library for years. VSL say that this collection reflects their mastery over their instruments, bringing the art of chamber music alive in the composerâ€™s personal studio.
Like all Vienna Instruments collections, Chamber Strings II is a sample-based virtual instrument that supports the formats VST (OS X, Win XP/Vista), RTAS (OS X), AU (OS X), and also works stand-alone. Registered users are eligible to download the free mixing and host software Vienna Ensemble 2.
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 strives to constantly improve on the concept of virtual orchestral music production in terms of authenticity and ease-of-use. Vienna Instruments, the companyâ€™s virtual instruments in AU/VST/RTAS formats, range from the classic symphonic orchestra to the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, the BÃ¶sendorfer Prepared Piano, and to other musical genres with instruments such a saxophones, upright bass, and even distorted guitar. The mixing and host software Vienna Ensemble 3 represents the first MIDI and audio LAN solution that enables users of Vienna Instruments to set up a cross- platform network of Macs and PCs using a simple Ethernet cable.
Pricing and Availability:
Standard Library: EUR365/US-$535
Extended Library: EUR145/US-$215
Full Library: EUR510/US-$750
Registered users of both the Standard and the Extended Library of the Vienna Instruments Collection Chamber Strings I will automatically receive a Full Library Activation Code upon registering the Standard Library of Chamber Strings II before or on July 15, 2008. This means they will get the Extended Library of Chamber Strings II for free.