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Vienna Ensemble Pro 6
release date: 23.10.2011

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6

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€ 275,-
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£ 235.00
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Vienna Ensemble Pro has become the definitive cross-platform network solution in studios and production facilities around the world. This mixing and hosting application enables you to set up a multiple computer network with both Macs and PCs without the need for extra MIDI and audio interfaces – all you need is a simple Ethernet cable! Even when youre using only one computer, Vienna Ensemble Pro improves your work-flow dramatically, with unique functions such as “Preserve” that keeps all of your plug-ins and samples loaded while switching from one project to another – a huge time saver!

Of course Vienna Ensemble Pro supports Vienna Instruments, but you may also integrate all of your third-party 64-bit and 32-bit VSTi/AU instruments and effects plug-ins (such as Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, Waves, you name it) and mix them in stereo and surround (up to 7.1), with full parameter automation and optional one-click integration with Vienna MIR Pro. Whats more, with the included Epic Orchestra Sample Pack you get a powerful all-in-one production tool to get you started right away!

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is the latest version and comes with a wealth of new features and performance improvements.

New Features Vienna Ensemble Pro 6:

  • Retina (HiDPI) graphics support on both Macs and PCs
  • Tabbed instances – Improved organization with one common window for all instances, with detachable instances, re-ordering of instances, and tab-coloring for better identification
  • Frozen/Disabled channels allow unloading all plug-ins (and their allocated memory) from a selected channel, while keeping data intact
  • Intelligent auto-save functionality – Auto-saves project in desired intervals, but only when transport is stopped, so it doesnt interrupt a playing session. Easily recover projects in the event of a crash.
  • VCA folders let you organize your channels conveniently with folders and subfolders that are easy to color-code
  • VST hosting on the Mac, allowing for full compatibility with Windows
  • Channel grouping allows assigning channels to a group and linking channel parameters to the entire group
  • “Raise Instance” is now a Vienna Ensemble Pro plug-in parameter to enable automation/hardware controller assignment for quick instance access
  • “Auto Raise Instance” option raises the connected Vienna Ensemble Pro instance automatically when you show the Vienna Ensemble Pro plug-in
  • New code base for about 70% less CPU usage for all internal Vienna Ensemble Pro calculations
  • Rewritten user interface code resulting in 80% less CPU usage for graphics
  • Improved multi-threading performance for increased plug-in hosting capacity
  • Redesigned, resizable plug-in window and Audio/Event Input plug-in window
  • Faster connection/disconnection times when switching between projects
  • Unified channel model – No more need to create different channels for Vienna Instruments or 3rd party plug-ins. Every channel now has the capability to be a bus, audio input, plug-in channel, Vienna Instruments, Vienna Instruments Pro or Vienna Imperial channel. Drag & drop plug-ins to any channel.
  • In combination with Vienna MIR Pro: Impulse response files loading up to 5 times faster, improved graphical performance (especially under OS X).
  • Mixer Interface Customization allows turning on or off sections in the mixer to suit your needs
  • Transmission of all keys to host – Shortcuts not in use by Vienna Ensemble Pro will be transferred to a connected DAW
  • Miniature view – Channel strips can now be further collapsed
  • Faster plug-in scanning
  • Many more usability improvements throughout the application

Basic features of Vienna Ensemble Pro:

  • Cross-platform MIDI and audio LAN solution for Macs and PCs.
  • No audio interfaces, no MIDI interfaces on your additional networked computers – All you need is Ethernet with a Gigabit connection.
  • Full surround support up to 7.1 with integrated plug-ins for surround-to-surround balancing and mono/stereo-to-surround.
  • 3rd party AU/VST (Mac) and VSTi (PC) hosting – Instantiate Vienna Instruments along with other 3rd party VSTi and AU plug-ins (works with nearly all available VSTi/AU plug-ins and supports multiple outputs).
  • Dual architecture servers – Run 64-bit and 32-bit Vienna Ensemble Pro Servers side-by-side on the same computer and integrate 32-bit 3rd party instruments into your 64-bit DAW and vice versa.
  • VST3/AAX Native/MAS connector plug-ins – Supports up to 48 MIDI ports and 768 audio ports per instance.
  • Event input plug-in – Route MIDI data from your DAW into Vienna Ensemble Pro to circumvent the single MIDI port limitation under AU and VST2 formats (e.g., Logic, Digital Performer).
  • Audio input plug-in – Route audio signals from your DAW into Vienna Ensemble Pro, e.g., to turn it into a virtual FX rack on your networked computer.
  • Preserve Instance – Disconnect Vienna Ensemble Pro from your sequencer while keeping all of your instruments and samples loaded, and re-connect to a new cue or project without loading again.
  • Optimize All – Clean up your RAM by purging all unused samples of all instantiated Vienna Instruments with one mouse click!
  • Slave mode host tempo synchronization
  • Plug-in latency compensation ensures full sync of all plug-ins inside each Vienna Ensemble Pro instance.
  • Fully mappable touch parameter automation – Control all of your plug-ins on networked computers right from your master.
  • Mixer Automation – Use AU/VST/AAX Native/MAS automation from your sequencer to control Vienna Ensemble Pros mixer (volume, pan and sends).
  • Post-effect plug-in rack for processing after pre-fader sends.
  • Selective Project Merging – Assemble the channels of various existing projects into one new template.
  • Optional one-click integration of Vienna MIR Pro (sold separately).
  • EPIC ORCHESTRA included – a 9 GB orchestral bonus library.
  • AU/VST/VST3/AAX Native/MAS plug-in or stand-alone.

Vienna Ensemble Pro comes with 3 licenses for setting up a multi-computer network. One license of the Epic Orchestra sample pack is included as well.



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Flag DEspaceBEAT 08/2016

Redaktionsempfehlung 6 points


Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 ist die perfekte Lösung, um Speicher- und CPU-intensive Orchesterproduktionen zu realisieren. Aber auch für etwa Pop- und Electro-Produzenten ist die Software ein geniales Werkzeug. Wie wäre es zum Beispiel mit einem Zweitrechner für ausufernde Reaktor-Ensembles?

Mac-Nutzer dürften die Anwednung besonders interessant finden, da sie ihren OS C-Boliden günstig durch einen Windows PC erweitern können.

Flag ENspaceFuture Music & 01/2012

Music Radar Rating 4.5 Stars

ome tools are creative in themselves, and some facilitate creativity. Whether you work alone in one computer, have a multi-computer set-up or spend lots of time working with others, Ensemble Pro 5 expands the creative possibilities without bogging you down in technicalities.
FutureMusic review EnsemblePro5

Flag 24.01.2012

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Konkurrenz zu VE PRO 5 ist nicht in Sicht. Trotzdem arbeitet VSL konsequent an den eigenen Produkten und deren Funktionsumfang. Auch der Support lässt nichts zu wünschen übrig. Viele Funktionen wurden verbessert, andere optimiert. Audio- und Event-Input erweitern die bisherigen Möglichkeiten. Für das ganz große Kino steht nun auch Surround zur Verfügung. Mehr Kontrolle gibt es mit der Parameterautomation. Editing wird durch das neue Fenster-Handling wesentlich erleichtert. Wer einmal mit seinen Einstellungen daneben greift, wird mit Undo/Redo glücklich werden. MIR Pro Anwender freuen sich sicher über die direkte Einbindung. Der Preis für Update und die Vollversion ist somit absolut gerechtfertigt.
Tim Heinrich Testbericht EnsemblePro5

Flag ENspaceWusik SoundMagazine December 2011 Logo

 …I never thought to buy anything similar prior to encountering Vienna Ensemble Pro, but now I have no regrets. It is a useful tool if you know where and how to use it. Also your old and trashy computers can begin a new life thanks to the three additional serial numbers you get along with your copy of Vienna Ensemble Pro. All you need is a LAN and the rest will come gratis



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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, Europes largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
3.0 of 5

If you load large orchestral templates, it's worth having even on a single (powerful) machine. Can't say much about the distributed playback, as I don't use it. The Epic Orchestra is nothing to write home about, but hey: it's free. :)

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

I use VE Pro to bridge AU plug-ins for PT 12. It functions well and I no more worry about the plug-in formats. I'll recommend Pro Tools 11+ users to use this to get AU plug-ins work in PT.

Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

I really like the product. Using it for remote insert effects could be more efficient and there's one plugin I'd really like to use that's not supported but that may also be the 'fault' of the vendor of that particular bit of software. I was also very pleased with the fast response from tech support.

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  • 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)
  • Working Gigabit connection between master and slave computer(s). Also works on a one-computer setup.
  • 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

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.


  • PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
  • Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/VST3/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 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 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.





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