*VSL Upgrade policy – get your personal upgrade discount in our shop!
VSL offers a personal upgrade/complimentary discount for most VSL Bundles, Collections, and Single Instruments, based on available registrations in your VSL User Account. To check for any possible discount simply enter your VSL login email in our basket when requested. Any available discounted price will be calculated immediately.
Important: If purchasing a former „Extended Library“, you need to order the “Full-Library”. The price will be reduced by the registered „Standard-Library“ when using the “Check” user discount button.
Please allow up to one work day for delivery of personal upgrades or discounted licenses.
The big Vienna Instruments Collections are the most powerful sample-based orchestral virtual instruments ever created. The collections, organized in the categories of Strings, Winds, Percussion & Keyboards, and Voices, offer the most complete playing techniques and articulations of all instruments, enabling you to create sonic results of the highest caliber and utmost authenticity. You can purchase them as VSL Instruments Bundles for a reduced bundle price.
Based on the Standard Libraries the FULL Libraries include additional instruments and articulations.
Christian Eisenberger, Katharina Traunfellner, Rubén Dubrovski, Martin Deuring. These four soloists have invested their lifes blood and hard-won experience (from many years of international concert work) into the Vienna Instruments. Sensitive and clear, exact and homogeneous, their performances are technically perfect and utterly convincing in their musicality. Not only are they in command of their instruments but, after several years of working for the Vienna Symphonic Library, they also know exactly what is required of them to create ideal samples. Their performances at the Silent Stage come alive again in this Vienna Instrument.
Apart from the entire sample treasury of the Horizon Series Solo Strings Edition, this Vienna Instrument contains many new articulations; “Zigane, the leisurely “smeared portamentos, are particularly impressive as Interval Performances with the new audio engines algorithms. Another new articulation group is the fast Interval Performances in legato, marcato, and spiccato. Additional “harsh articulations are played with an especially raw, almost brutal attack, and now are available as superbly effective Interval and Repetition Performances. There are also special Performance Trills, repetitions in spiccato and ricochet articulations, sustains with fading vibrato, ponticello, sul tasto, and numerous natural and artificial harmonics.
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Interval Performances: legato, portamento, zigane (gipsy), détaché, marcato, spiccato
Fast Interval Performances: legato, marcato, spiccato, harsh
Interval Performance Glissandos on the same string, fast and medium speed, up and down
Repetition Performances: legato, bow vibrato, portato (slow, medium, fast), staccato, spiccato, harsh
Fast Repetitions and ricochet repetitions (accelerando, ritardando)
Runs: legato, spiccato; major, minor, chromatic, whole tone
Grace notes: normal, slow, zigane
Glissandos: medium and fast octave glissandos on the same string
Short notes: staccato, short détaché, long détaché, 4 variations each
Long notes: sustains without, with medium, with progressive, with fading vibrato, espressivo; marcato
Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp
Tremolos: sustains, crescendo & diminuendo
Trills: half tone, whole tone, crescendo & diminuendo, constant speed and accelerando
Pizzicatos: normal, secco, Bartók pizzicatos
Sul ponticello: staccato, détaché, sustains, crescendos & diminuendos, sfz, sffz, tremolo, repetitions
Sul tasto: staccato, détaché, sustains, sforzato, tremolo
Natural harmonics: sustains, repetitions, glissandos
Artificial harmonics: staccato, sustains, repetitions, glissandos
The Extended Library upgrade requires the registered Standard Library and offers more articulations and a significant enhanced sample content.
|Standard Library||Full Library|
|Download File Size||30,3 GB||30,3 GB|
|Installed File Size||55,7 GB||55,7 GB|
So, whats the final verdict?
VSL Solo Strings set out to provide a comprehensive library of solo string articulations with a focus on playability, ease of integration into existing templates (very dry samples, so fits anywhere with a little help from the reverb) and speed and stability. It succeeds in all those areas, and then some. If you need a solo strings library that is light enough on resources to run on a portable machine without hiccups, yet at the same time will offer you almost anything you can possibly want in terms of articulations for your solo string work, look no further!
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.
Ich nutze die Library für Film Scoring und klassische Musik. Die Techniken sind gut aufgenommen, allerdings fehlt mir etwas die Fülle in der Violine und der Viola. Ich empfehle für den Cinematischen Einsatz , wo oft lange Noten stehen und es nur auf die Klangfarbe ankommt die Solo Strings von Spitfire. Für den klassichen Einsatz ist Vsl Solo Strings exzellent geeignet!
hervorragender Klang, leicht integrierbar
Your purchase of any VSL library entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments Player software that includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing host.
• 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)
• 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 This Library Size Chart
Other configurations might work but are not actively supported.
• PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
• Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
• 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
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.