New Vienna Special Editions Now Available

Vienna Symphonic Library offers new collections and bundles for their entry-level orchestra      23/05/12
New Vienna Special Editions Now Available

Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the release of two new Collections for their entry-level orchestra packages, the Vienna Special Editions. The Special Edition Volume 3 – "Appassionata & Muted Strings" and Volume 4 – "Special Winds & Choir" are now available for download. As an additional option to downloading, customers may order a 64 GB USB flash drive for a nominal fee. Coinciding with this announcement, the Austrian company is introducing a new modular system to the Vienna Special Editions, based on Sections, Collections, and new Bundles, with lower prices and new upgrade paths. All of Vienna's previously existing Special Edition products remain available, with some minor naming adjustments. Here's all the details in VSL's own words...
The Vienna Special Editions are Vienna's resource-saving, affordable all-in one orchestra libraries with a cross-section of their 1.5 million sample archive. With the addition of the new Collections, Vienna Symphonic Library's entry-level offerings now include the whole variety of symphonic instruments and much more. The Vienna Special Editions comprise common and rare, baroque and contemporary instruments, with basic and advanced playing techniques, executed by Vienna's finest soloists and ensembles from the city's famous orchestras.
The new Special Edition Volume 3 "Appassionata & Muted Strings" includes the cinematic Appassionata Strings section with a staggering 56 players and "con sordino" (muted) recordings of the company's multi-award winning Solo Strings and Chamber Strings. The Special Edition Volume 4 "Special Winds & Choir" features the Vienna Choir as well as 15 additional woodwind and brass instruments that are not included in any previous Special Edition Collection, such as bass flute, heckelphone, Fanfare Trumpets, cornet, flugelhorn, euphonium and cimbasso. The new Bundles are the Special Edition Complete Bundle and the Special Edition Core Bundle, both available at reduced prices when compared to purchasing the included Collections separately.
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 continually strives to improve virtual orchestral music production with a special emphasis on authenticity and ease-of-use. Vienna Instruments, the company's multi-award-winning virtual instruments in AU/VST/RTAS formats, encompass an exhaustive range of solo instruments and ensembles from their flagship Symphonic Cube to special instruments such as the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, the Vienna Imperial grand piano, saxophones, upright bass, and even distorted guitar. Vienna Instruments PRO is the most powerful software sample player on the market, providing Auto Humanization, Polyphonic Legato, Enveloped Time Stretching, Adjustable Tuning Scales as well as an internal Auto-Playback and Pattern Sequencer. Vienna MIR PRO / Vienna MIR PRO 24 are network-capable mixing and reverberation solutions for Macs and PCs, based on Multi-Impulse Response convolution. Their integration in Vienna Ensemble PRO 5, a universal mixing-host with 3rd party plug-in support for stand-alone and cross-platform network applications, provides for an unprecedented symbiosis of workflows. The Vienna Suite audio plug-ins encompass ten high-end mixing and mastering tools.
Vienna Symphonic Library is distributed in North America by ILIO. Pricing and Availability:
Customers who purchase the new Special Edition Collections through June 15, 2012 benefit from lower prices. During the introductory period, the Special Edition Volume 3 "Appassionata & Muted Strings" is available for US$390 instead of $435, the Special Edition Volume 4 – "Special Winds & Choir" is priced at $295 instead of $330.
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Synth_Fan    Said...

I've no doubt that VSL Libraries are the best orchestral libraries there are - but their product line is so confusing, how can anyone navigate it wha know what to buy? Furthermore, they are so expensive, and they change and update it SO often, that many are reluctant to buy because they fear their huge investment will rapidly go out of date and can't ne upgraded any more.

As siad. VSL are surely the best in the business, but unless one has vast amounts of money - they are ou of reach to the masses; and surely scaring off all existing customers but the richest of them.

VSL need to simplify their line hugely; radically drop their price in these tough financial times; and stop updating their libraries in ways that invalidate existing product lines from them.

23-May-12 05:26 PM

TagPass    Said...

As a user of the older Horizon Opus series, I have to say that Synth_Fan is spot-on. Occasionally, I consider updating my older library to the new configuration, but I can never figure out what I'm getting that I don't already have (besides the new interface). They have a little upgrade matrix on their site, but it doesn't seem to make any sense either... Plus it doesn't particulary offer up any noticable discount for updating.

I don't know -- I think I'm pretty technically savvy, but I can't make heads or tails out of it all.

They may indeed be "the best", but I've gotten good results out of a combo of other sample packages that are much more organized, more sensibly priced, and with a clearer and more cohesive upgrading path.

25-May-12 07:55 AM

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