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VI Special Edition Volume 7 - Historic Instruments
Volume 7 of the popular VI Special Edition Series features 22 instruments with the most important articulations from Vienna Symphonic Library’s Collections Historic Winds I-III, Recorders, and Glass Instruments. Whether you’re following an authentic performance practice or you’re just looking for inspiring sound sources – VI Special Edition Vol. 7 offers beautiful rarities you will not find in other sample libraries or software instruments.
The traverse flute experienced its golden era in the Baroque period as a predecessor of the modern concert flute. The Baroque oboe covers the soprano range, whereas the oboe da caccia covers the alto register. The latter looks more like a hunting horn than an oboe, due to its curved tube and brass bell. The ophicleide is a conical-bore brass instrument that is today superseded by the saxophone and the tuba. The serpent is an ancestor of the contra bassoon and the tuba, covering the bass register of the zink (cornett) family of instruments. The Zink (or cornett) was a popular instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, covering the soprano and sopranino register. The crumhorn produces the typically bright and “nasal” timbre that music of the Renaissance period is often associated with.
The wooden recorders include soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorder. Natural trumpets were originally used as military instruments for acoustic signals. As they have no valves the instruments are characterized by their long tubing compared to modern trumpets. The same goes for the natural horn that has neither finger holes nor valves and can only produce natural tones according to the harmonic series. In order to play harmonic scales in differing keys, various tuning slides are used. The glass harmonica is a special gem that was invented in 1761. Hemispherical glass bowls rotate around a horizontal axis driven by a pedal. Sounds are produced by touching the rotating glasses with moistened fingertips. Today, the glass harmonica is an absolute rarity, with roughly ten professional players world-wide.
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- Samples 20,835 | Download Size 8.4 GB | Installed Size 12.9 GB
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
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