*VSL Upgrade policy – get your personal upgrade discount in our shop!
VSL offers a personal upgrade/complimentary discount for most VSL Bundles, Collections, and Single Instruments, based on available registrations in your VSL User Account. To check for any possible discount simply enter your VSL login email in our basket when requested. Any available discounted price will be calculated immediately.
Important: If purchasing a former „Extended Library“, you need to order the “Full-Library”. The price will be reduced by the registered „Standard-Library“ when using the “Check” user discount button.
Please allow up to one work day for delivery of personal upgrades or discounted licenses.
The Standard Library of the Single Instruments offers slightly more articulations than the instrument in the Vienna Special Editions. But in the Full Library download the Single Instruments become full-fledged Vienna Instruments, offering the complete articulations on par with the ones of the big Vienna Instruments Collections.
The contrabassoon, also known as the double bassoon, is the contrabass instrument in the woodwind section and, together with the contrabass tuba, the deepest instrument in the orchestra. Its deep and dark timbre has provided the foundation in works scored for large orchestras since the first half of the 19th century, like in Richard Strauss' famous opus “Also sprach Zarathustra”, where it joins the organ in the beginning to create a low-frequency “drone”.
The Standard Library of the Download Instrument contains all of the Contra bassoon samples of the Vienna Special Edition Volume 1 and of the Special Edition Volume 1 PLUS as well as some additional articulations. The Full Library offers the complete articulations on par with the ones of the big Collection Woodwinds II Extended Library. Please find a detailed list of included playing techniques under the menu item Sample Content.
If you have already registered a Special Edition product that contains the Contra bassoon, you can buy the download instrument Contra bassoon at a reduced price. Your personal discounts are displayed under the menu item Discount Details when you’re logged in.
Your purchase of Contra bassoon entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments software player as well as the Vienna Ensemble mixing and host software.
The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.
Die wohl bis dato umfangreichste Kontrafagott-Library auf dem Markt. Der Klang ist tragfähig, warm und groß. Selbst im Fortissimo hält sich das “Schnarren” der Obertöne eher in Grenzen. Dank der großen Anzahl von Artikulationen sowohl im Ensemble, als auch solistisch sehr gut für alle möglichen Stile einsetzbar. Erweiterte Spieltechniken à la Lachenmann oder Helikopter-Geräusche fehlen, allerdings ist das nur ein kleines Manko, über das man ohne weiteres hinwegsehen kann.
Your purchase of any VSL library entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments Player software that includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing host.
• PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
• Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
• 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
• ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
• eLicenser Control Center software (get the latest version from www.eLicenser.net)
• free hard drive space according to This Library Size Chart
Other configurations might work but are not actively supported.
• PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
• Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
• Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
• AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
• RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
• 88 key master keyboard
Vienna Instruments require the ViennaKey!
This USB protection device by eLicenser (by Steinberg, formerly Syncrosoft) is not included in the box of any collection, it is a separate item you have to get additionally. So you’ll have to order at least one ViennaKey with your first purchase. It will be put inside the shopping basket automatically but can be deleted if not required. Customers who order the complete SYMPHONIC CUBE will get one ViennaKey for free (not shown in the basket). If you already own another eLicenser USB protection device (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia), you can use it for the VIENNA INSTRUMENTS, too. Each dongle can store up to 100 product licenses.
Additionally an internet connection on any computer is required to authorize a VSL product.