After many years of research and development, an ambitious vision has finally become reality. The Vienna Symphonic Library team proudly announces the release of Vienna MIR, the first ever whole-space mixing and reverberation solution based on Multi-Impulse Response convolution. The download product is a stand-alone application for Vista/Windows 7 64-bit systems that runs with Vienna Instruments exclusively in its first incarnation.
Users who order Vienna MIR through August 31, 2009, will receive a free MIR RoomPack as soon as it becomes available. The package will include multi-impulse responses of three ORF sound stages and will be offered as a download product for EUR 295 later in the Fall.
A Whole New Concept
In traditional production, the mixing console is a barrier between the music creator and the music environment. A skilled engineer can combine tracks and add reverb to create sonic results that are somewhere between real and surreal. But that's not the most musical way to work.
Rather than mixing from the outside in, a Vienna MIR project starts with each individual instrument or ensemble, taking into account how sound emanates from its body, in what direction, and in relation to its position in the hall. The MIR Control Icon is a quick and easy way to move and rotate instruments freely on the concert stage, and to change their volume and stereo width â€“ not with two-dimensional faders and pan pots, but within a fluid threedimensional environment. Vienna MIR combines directional and reflectional information from every instrument, assembling all of the acoustic interactions into an accurate and satisfying recreation of musicians playing their instruments in place and in space.
Vienna's software developers have taken the concept of convolution reverberation to the absolute authentic extreme. Vienna MIR includes a total of over 11,000 impulse responses from four halls and from the foyer of the famous Vienna Konzerthaus, rendering space as the unifying presence that merges every single instrument into one authentic sound experience.
Since the software is a mixing host, it is required that the user's Vienna Instruments Collections as well as Vienna MIR are installed on the very same computer. This demands a lot of CPU power and RAM. Therefore Vienna's developers are providing detailed recommendations on the required system specifications.
For smaller projects, e.g., for users of the Vienna Special Editions:
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 strives to constantly improve on the concept of virtual orchestral music production in terms of authenticity and ease-of-use. Vienna Instruments, the company's virtual instruments in AU/VST/RTAS formats, range from the classic symphonic orchestra to the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, the Vienna Imperial grand and to other musical genres with instruments such a saxophones, upright bass, and even distorted guitar. The Vienna Suite audio plug-ins encompass nine high-end mixing and mastering tools, offering full 64-bit processing on all major 64-bit and 32-bit host platforms. 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.
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