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Special Edition Vol. 1
The Special Edition Volume 1 (former labeling was "Special Edition Standard Library") features the most common orchestral instruments and articulations in a resource-saving, affordable Collection. It contains 28 instruments and ensembles: Solo strings and orchestral strings, solo instruments and ensembles of the brass section, woodwinds ranging from piccolo flute to contra bassoon, harp, drums and percussion as well as celesta and the Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.
All string and wind instruments offer Vienna Symphonic Library’s famed Legato Performances – real note transitions, smoothly and authentically performed by the algorithms of the Vienna Instruments software player. Single note articulations include staccato, détaché, sustained, sforzato, tremolo, and pizzicato.
You may expand the instruments of the Special Edition Volume 1 with additional articulations, available in the Special Edition Volume 1 PLUS.
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.
Excellent starters library for orchestral mock-ups. Samples are dry, so there's some work to tweak it to your liking. Or buy one of The MIRx venues for instant reverb and placement sattisfaction. Very good integration between VSL products. Allready considering to buy more SE collection packs.
Best bang for your hard earned money. No other library in this price range gives you the flexibility that VSL SE Vol.1 provides. The attention to detail and VSL's legendary "Silent Stage" allows for the end-user to custom tailor the sound better than any other library out there. If you're a serious composer and want to have control over all aspects of your sound, then get this set. You won't be disappointed! If you want more of a "Hollywood" sound right out of the box then get something else. I warn you though that those "Hollywood" epic sounding libraries have a hidden caveat that you may regret - They are only moderately tweakable and the sounds may pale in comparison to VSL's.
Kann man nichts falsch machen, würde aber nur noch die Synchron-ized Editions wählen, die sind besser spielbar und alleine schon durch den Steinway D-274 "Lite" ihr Geld wert. Lite ist in diesem Fall fast schon ein Witz!
The Vienna Special Editions offer a large-scale orchestra and more in resource-saving, affordable packages. Whether you’d like to score big with specially priced BUNDLES or start with individual instrument SECTIONS (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion & More, Keyboards & Guitars) – you can’t go wrong with the Vienna Special Editions. All sounds work perfectly in a variety of musical styles, from pop and rock environments to large symphonic arrangements. Additionally, you may benefit from various upgrade discounts when expanding your Vienna Special Editions at a later time.
Any Vienna Special Edition purchase entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments software player as well as the Vienna Ensemble mixing and host software!
• PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2 or
• 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 compatible USB eLicenser, formerly Syncrosoft)
• eLicenser Control Center Software (please download the latest version from www.elicenser.net)
• free hard drive space according the library size
• Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
• VST/AU/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host
• 88 key master keyboard
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.