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Big Bang Orchestra: Fornax

Big Bang Orchestra: Fornax

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Big Bang Orchestra: Fornax - Pitched Percussion Ensembles

  • Unique sounds of 3 grand pianos mixed with various percussion instruments

  • Lively energy of up to six musicians playing together

  • Set-ups at three positions captured with multiple microphones

  • Various set-ups can be combined to large ensembles

  • Exceptional acoustics of the large Synchron Stage Vienna

Pianos, Drums & More

With this truly unique library VSL continues to expand the sonic spectrum of their Big Bang Orchestra series. For the pitched percussion library of BBO: Fornax, they were again looking for exceptional combinations of instruments to create organic, rich and pioneering sounds.

Since pianos with their percussive mechanics can be counted among percussion instruments, we used all of our three large concert grands that we house at Synchron Stage Vienna in the sampling sessions. We recorded our Steinway D-274, our Bösendorfer Imperial, and our Yamaha CFX in combination with plate bells, tubular bells, gongs, pitched and unpitched drums and more to create epic sounds, from mysterious touches to bombastic eruptions.

BBO Fornax Recording

Low Range and High Range Set-ups

BBO: Fornax includes several set-ups, categorized into Low Range and High Range instruments. Low Range instrument set-ups offer combinations of three pianos, plate bells, tubular bells, pitched gongs, taikos, timpani, and bass drum. For the “Big Timpani” set, for instance, we were aiming for a colossal sound that we achieved by combining two timpani tuned in octaves with the odaiko (largest taiko) and the bass drum. High Range instruments include plate bells, tubular bells, vibraphone, suspended cymbals, gongs, and triangle. By combining instruments from both groups you’ll cover the entire frequency spectrum.

As with the previous percussion recordings of the Big Bang Orchestra series, we sampled up to six musicians playing together in the large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna. Summoning their amazing musicianship while interacting with each other on the fly, they formed a well-balanced ensemble that – even with such diverse instruments – created a fresh, yet beautifully blended sound.

In addition to overhead microphones, Decca Tree and surround mics, the instruments were isolated during the recording sessions with close microphones while being played together in the ensemble, so you have more control and creative options using the Synchron Player’s internal mixer. By capturing all instruments of the Big Bang Orchestra in a similar way at Synchron Stage Vienna, the pitched percussion instruments of BBO: Fornax integrate perfectly with every module in the series.

Microphone Setup

BBO Fornax Mic Set Up

  • Main (Decca tree stereo)
  • Main (Decca tree center)
  • Main surround stereo
  • High stereo
  • High surround stereo
  • Overhead center
  • Overhead left
  • Overhead right
  • Percussion center close
  • Percussion left close
  • Percussion right close

Download File Size: 4.9 GB | Installed File Size: 17.4 GB

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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.

5.0 of 5  
23.12.2020 Language: englisch

I bought the whole series, A-P... makes it easy to add to the library, step-by-step... excellent quality, excellent value.

5.0 of 5  
11.12.2020 Language: englisch

Quick and uncomplicated as always.

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Mac:

  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i7/i9/Xeon/M1/M2
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRON-ized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

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  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRON-ized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

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