Dimension Brass I
release date: 11.01.2011

Dimension Brass I

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Dimension Brass I - Fantastic Four Brass Ensembles

Vienna Dimension Brass gives an entirely new meaning to the term multi-samples! These instruments have been recorded in a very unique way at Vienna’s famed Silent Stage. While every note was played by a well-rehearsed ensemble of four brass players, each instrument was recorded separately, which allows you to access each voice individually. Still, they sound like an ensemble and not like four soloists, whether playing in unison, divisi, or even in four-part harmonies.

You can run Vienna Dimension Brass with the free Vienna Instruments player that is included in the box. To make the most of these unique multi-dimensional samples, we recommend using Vienna’s new sample player, Vienna Instruments PRO. Its tailor-made Humanize Presets let you easily control the performance accuracy of your virtual musicians at the single touch of a fader. With Vienna Dimension Brass, creating lively music with stunning authenticity is literally a breeze!

Dimension Brass - Instruments: Trumpet Ensemble (4 Trumpets in Bb), Horn Ensemble (4 French Horns)
Trombone Ensemble (4 Trombones) & Low Brass Ensemble (1 Tuba, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 Trombones)

Features

  • Freely adjustable ensemble sizes for each section – 4 solo instruments, or groups of 2, 3, or 4 players.
  • Human Performance Control compliant when used with Vienna Instruments PRO player. Individual instruments of each section can be Humanized separately and in real-time, from subtle tuning and timing variations to heavy cluster effects.
  • Auto-Divisi – Split voices between players automatically in Vienna Instruments PRO.

Extended Articulations

While the Standard Library includes all basic articulations, the Full Library now offers an additional set of all-new articulations, providing even more variations, nuances and possibilities of expression. The new performance glissandos were recorded up to a tritone for the trombones and even up to an octave for the trumpets and French horns. They can be seamlessly combined with the legato performances. The new medium sustained notes are available in six dynamic layers and are not looped, providing the instruments’ all-natural decay. You may crossfade between different dynamic layers by using a continuous controller in order to get natural and seamless transitions – from a mellow tone color to an assertive, stinging brass sound and back. What’s more, the Vienna team added recorded crescendos and diminuendos of one, two, and three seconds length that are absolutely crucial when it comes to ultra-realistic brass performances. Last but not least, the new long portatos of approximately half a second in length fill the gap between the existing short and long sustained notes.

Standard Articulations:

  • Single notes: Staccato, portato, sustains, blared sustains, crescendo/diminuendo in various lengths (1.5 - 4 sec), fortepiano, sforzato, sforzatissimo
  • Fast repetitions from 140 - 200 bpm
  • Flutter tongue
  • Repetition Performances: Legato, portato, staccato
  • Legato Performances
  • Trill Performances
  • 4 velocity layers for almost all articulations (including Legato and Trill Performances)

Extended Articulations:

  • Portato long
  • Medium sustains pp – mp
  • Medium sustains mf – ff
  • Glissando Performances
  • Crescendo Light 1 sec.
  • Crescendo Light 2 sec.
  • Crescendo Light 3 sec.
  • Diminuendo Light 1 sec.
  • Diminuendo Light 2 sec.
  • Diminuendo Light 3 sec.

 Reviews

Flag EN spaceReview in Computer Music Studio (Italy)

Published on July/August issue of Italian magazine Computer Music Studio

Computer Music Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSIONI
C’era bisogna di Dimension Brass? La risposta è assolutamente sì! La ragione è semplice: Dimension Brass non è una libreria comune. Se viene accoppiata al player nella versione Pro, essa diviene uno strumento raffinatissimo per la creazioni di parti di ottoni credibili. La qualità intrinseca dei campioni, come da tradizione VSL, è di primo ordine e l’integrazione con il player è perfettamente riuscita. Dimension Brass è uno strumento riuscito che però richiede applicazione e dedizione per dare buoni frutti.

Flag DE spaceAmazona.de 5.4.2011

Amazona Hervorragend

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Fazit

Für mich ist diese Brass-Library mit Abstand das Beste, was es aktuell auf diesem Gebiet gibt. Vielleicht sind ein zwei andere Hersteller nicht weit weg in Bezug auf Qualität und Preis. Aber mir scheint, dass die Jungs von Vienna sehr viel Herz, Können und Wissen in diese Library gesteckt haben. Vor allem im Detail der Samples und der Editiermöglichkeit wird das hörbar. Man weiß, was ein Komponist/Arrangeur wirklich benötigt zum arbeiten. Von Musikern für Musiker, so mein Eindruck. Und wenn "Blech" auch noch wirklich nach authentischem Blech klingt, so wie es hier der Fall ist, ist es kein Wunder, dass VSL zur Elite gehört auf dem Sektor Orchester-Library. Meine eindeutige Empfehlung für Filmmusiker und alle anderen anspruchsvollen Musiker: kaufen!


Plus
•absolut amtliche Qualität in Sachen Aufnahme, Klangbild und Konzept
•fast alle möglichen menschlichen Artikulationen, sehr realistische Performance möglich
•gute ausgereifte Engine-Architektur, die wirklich funktioniert und überzeugt
•sehr gut für den Liveeinsatz
•mitgelieferte hilfreiche Video-Tutorials - das nervige Manual blättern entfällt
•läuft stabil und ressourcenschonend auf älteren DAW-Systemen
•klasse Support, online wie auch telefonisch direkt in Wien, wenn es mal sehr schnell gehen muss
•schnelle Hilfe und geduldiger Support ebenso vom Vertrieb Best Service in München

 

Amazona Testbericht DimensionBrass

Flag DE spaceApfelwahn Music 050.2.2011

Apfelwahn Redaktionstipp

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Das gefällt mir

Vienna Dimension Brass bietet vier Blechbläser-Ensembles (Trompete, Horn, Posaune und Low-Brass) mit jeweils vier Spielern, wie man sie in dieser Klarheit und Ausdruckskraft in klassischen Sample-Libraries bisher vergeblich gesucht hat. Die vier Instrumentalisten eines jeden Ensembles wurden getrennt mikrofoniert aufgenommen, was in Kombination mit dem neuen Vienna Instruments Pro-Player eine nie dagewesene Feinabstimmung jedes einzelnen Instruments ermöglicht.

Die bis ins Letzte ausgetüftelten Humanizing-Funktionen, das Steuern von Attack und Zeitverzögerung für einzelne Samples und das Auto-Divisi, welches die Noten bei Intervallen und Akkorden auf die einzelnen Spieler verteilt, sorgen für ein in der virtuellen Welt der Musikproduktion bislang unerreicht echtes und realitätsnahes Klangerlebnis. Hinzu kommen Polyphones Legato, Time-Stretching und Controller- oder Keyswitch-gesteuertes zweidimensionales Matrix-Crossfading zwischen verschiedenen Spielweisen oder Humanizing-Varianten einer Spielweise.

Der Vienna Instruments Pro-Player ist die mit Abstand fortschrittlichste Engine, die im Bereich klassischer Instrumente derzeit erhältlich ist – der Sound und die Audioqualität von Dimension Brass liegt auf Referenzklasseniveau.

Holger Obst
 

 

Flag DE spacerecording.de 14.3.2011

Recording.de Redaktionstipp

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VSL verspricht nicht zu viel. Das Konzept bzw. dessen Umsetzung ist einmalig. (..........) Klang und Bedienung überzeugen bei Dimension Brass auf voller Linie.
 

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 Awards

Apfelwahn Redaktionstipp klein
Apfelwahn Redaktionstipp

Recording.de Redaktionstipp
Recording.de, Redaktionstipp

Amazona Hervorragend 3 Sterne
Amazona, Hervorragend

 Endorsements

Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & II, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Coco avant Chanel, The Queen, The King’s Speech, Carnage, Renoir

“Since I’m working in Hollywood it requires a vast library and that’s why VSL is really useful.”

David Foster
David Foster

16-time Grammy Award winner, composer and producer of Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Seal, Michael Bolton, Peter Cetera

“To have the magic of a full orchestra in breathtaking 3D sound at your fingertips is the best luxury someone like myself could hope for. Thank you VSL for an amazing product.”

Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman

Men in Black, Good Will Hunting, Planet of the Apes, Spiderman, Batman Returns, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Mars Attacks!,The Simpsons, Desparate Housewives, Oingo Boingo)

“Vienna Symphonic Library has been the center of my orchestral sample library for several years now. I go to their library first every time I create an orchestral template when I´m beginning each film I score. And my demos sound great. I recommend this library to anybody getting into film scoring.”

Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock

Oscar and multiple Grammy Award winner

“Using Vienna Instruments puts authenticity into your pallet of sounds.”

Jochem van der Saag
Jochem van der Saag

Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Jackie Evancho, Josh Groban, Seal

“Vienna Symphonic Library is way ahead of the curve in terms of their sounds and their software; the combination of both musical expression and technical excellence is truly superb and unrivaled“

 Requirements

• PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
• Mac OS 10.10 (or newer), 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 the library size

Other configurations might work but are not actively supported.

RECOMMENDED
• PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
• Mac OS 10.12 (or newer), i5/i7/Xeon
• Optimum performance in combination with Vienna Instruments PRO
• 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

elicenserProduct activation:
Vienna Instruments require the ViennaKey!
This USB protection device by eLicenser (by Steinberg, formerly Syncrosoft) is not included in 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.