Vienna Synchron Strings I Standard - Electronic Delivery

New chapter in sampled strings combining extraordinary musicianship, engineering, recording technology and software innovation - standard library containing over 1 million samples and four mic postions
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Vienna Synchron Strings I Standard - Electronic Delivery
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Vienna Symphonic Synchron Strings I opens a new chapter in sampled strings by combining extraordinary musicianship, engineering, recording technology and software innovation. Played by members of the Synchron Stage Orchestra, recorded at Vienna's Synchron Stage by top engineers, and backed by 17 years of sampling experience – Synchron Strings I is about to set a new standard in sound, playability and realism. The standard library includes 1,037,325 samples.

Recorded at Synchron Stage Vienna

Synchron Strings I is Vienna first String Library that was recorded with the signature ambience of one of the best-sounding scoring stages on the planet – Synchron Stage Vienna. This represents a significant step for us, marrying hall-ambience recordings with the leading-edge sampling technology Vienna Symphonic Library is known for.

Since its renovation and reopening in 2016, Synchron Stage Vienna has already hosted a wealth of music recordings for international film and TV productions (such as Inferno, The Crown, Lego Batman, Ghost in the Shell, The Meg, Blue Planet II), in addition to video games, commercials, and classical recordings, with many more to come. The acoustics of the 54 m² (5,813 sq ft) main hall are characterized by a lush and warm sound with an average reverb time of 1.8 seconds, while still providing excellent localization of all sound sources, both in depth and in the stereo or surround environment.

Multiple Microphone Positions

To capture the spectacular ambience of the Synchron Stage, Vienna's engineers employed eight separate phase-coherent microphone configurations, recorded simultaneously, to provide a broad range of room options while using the library. Any or all of these setups can be mixed to dial in just the sound you’re looking for, from close and focused, to broad and epic!

The sections of 1st violins (14), 2nd violins (10), violas (8), cellos (8), and double basses (6) were recorded separately at their designated positions on stage. Due to the comprehensive selection of discrete audio channels you can mix your string sound in stereo, 5.1 surround or even 9.1 Auro 3D (or any other immersive audio format, such as Dolby Atmos), utilizing the intuitive features of the upcoming new Vienna Synchron Player to tailor your sound.

The Beauty of Simplicity

With Synchron Strings I, Vienna have achieved the ultimate in realism and expressiveness, while providing a new level of ease-of-use.

Play short notes, long notes with various attacks, legatos, scalable vibrato intensities and note repetitions with a minimal need to switch articulations, and by moving just one or two preconfigured controllers.

Synchron Strings I works with the existing Vienna Instruments and Vienna Instruments Pro players. Vienna provide ready-to-use stereo presets (downmixes) of all Synchron Strings I sections with lower CPU load by reducing the number of audio signals per instance. What's more, pre-configured presets for Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Ensemble Pro provide a well-balanced mix of the multiple microphone configurations at any time, while giving you access to each individual mic signal for your own mixes.

Very soon, Synchron Strings I will be powered by the all-new Vienna Synchron Player, a dedicated sample player with a brand new engine built from the ground up. Its innovative new algorithms make it even more effortless to render strings with astounding realism.

Combining a number of microphone positions with a wealth of available velocity layers and note variations for each articulation requires a powerful sample engine. The upcoming Synchron Player will deliver unprecedented streaming performance, able to trigger more than 300 voices per instrument simultaneously! The new engine will also come with an internal mixer with 5-band EQ, delay for runtime compensation, algorithmic reverb, phase switching and panorama controls.

8 Velocity Layers, 80 Variations per Key

One major reason for the heightened realism of Synchron Strings I is the unprecedented number of velocity layers and note variations. Most notes are available with 8 dynamic levels and up to 10 variations, from pianissimo to fortissimo and everything in between, that blend smoothly as you crossfade through the layers. All the samples are delivered automatically as you play, and in most cases you don’t even need to think about manual key switching.

Vienna have developed a new sampling process wherein all performances are recorded and edited at “fixed gain”. The result is that all pitches, dynamic layers, articulations and instruments match 100% perfectly with each other. For example, a pianissimo articulation of an ensemble sounds exactly as it was played at Synchron Stage and painstakingly matches the pianissimo performances of all the other instruments.

Performance Legato Re-invented

Bringing together new recording techniques and innovative algorithms tailored to recordings on a scoring stage, Vienna’s revolutionary Legato Performances excel with a newly heightened realism.

Played by Musicians from the Synchron Stage Orchestra

The players make the difference! Selected from Vienna’s world famous community of master musicians, Synchron Stage Orchestra members performed these samples with passion and perseverance on their own very fine instruments. Having played on countless film and TV scores, in addition to honing their skills as sampling musicians, the quality of their playing will inspire your best work as you use Synchron Strings I.

Microphone Setup

The Standard Library and Full Library of Synchron Strings I both include the same articulations. The difference lies in the number of provided microphone positions. Standard includes:

  • Close Mic (Mono)
  • Mid Mic – Front row of Ensemble (L/R)
  • Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
  • Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (Center)

The main surround microphone settings may also be used instead of the main stereo room mics in order to achieve a wider and more ambient mix. Blending surround signals with the other microphone signals creates a denser, more lush overall sound, even in stereo applications.

System Requirements:

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3/3.1 UASP Support) for sample content
  • 8 GB RAM (32 GB recommended)
  • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host (AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
  • 251.3 GB free hard drive space for the Standard Library, 500.8 GB for the Full Library
  • Other configurations may work but are not actively supported

Recommended:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 88 key master keyboard
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Additional Information

Condition New
Software Delivery Electronic Delivery
Virtual Instrument Type Strings
Plug-In Format AAX, AU, VST
Operating System Mac, Windows
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