The SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Bundle delivers a large-scale orchestra with a staggering 125 instruments and ensembles, with a broad range of playing techniques. It’s a powerhouse of symphonic variety in a resource-saving, affordable package. All sounds work perfectly in all musical styles, from pop and rock environments to large symphonic arrangements.
The strings offer a wide variety of choices and timbres, from solo instruments to small ensembles, regular ensemble sizes and to very large string sections, played with and without sordino (muted). Choose from more than 35 different string presets to get started right away!
All woodwinds are available as two different solo instruments and as ensembles of three musicians. All possible secondary instruments that a modern, large orchestra might include are present as well, from the piccolo clarinet to the bass oboe.
The brass instruments include two different solo instruments of horns and trumpets as well as two section sizes of up to eight musicians. A host of secondary instruments rounds out the massive brass section, e.g., six instruments that belong to the trumpet family and four different types of tubas.
The percussion portion offers two different sets of instruments – Vienna’s classic, relatively dry recordings from the Silent Stage, as well as the essential drum and percussion instruments (including timpani) that were recorded at Synchron Stage Vienna, showcasing the ambience of one of the best scoring stages on the planet.
A real gem of the SYCHRON-ized Special Editions is the new Steinway & Sons D-274, recorded at Synchron Stage Vienna with over 30 velocities. What’s more, you’ll find six more keyboard instruments, choir, solo voices and plucked instruments in this exuberant collection of instruments.
See below for further details on the products in the bundle.
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 1
The SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 1 (“Essential Orchestra”) contains over 30 of the most common instruments and ensembles with basic articulations. Included are 2 solo violins and 2 solo cellos, orchestral strings, solo instruments and ensembles of the brass section, woodwinds ranging from piccolo flute to contra bassoon, harp, timpani, drums and percussion as well as celesta and a Bösendorfer Imperial.
VSL Special Edition Volume 1 Plus
This Volume features additional articulations for the string, brass and woodwind instruments included in the Special Edition Volume 1.
As a user of the Special Edition Volume 1 you may quickly and conveniently add articulations you find very useful to improve the variability of your orchestrations.
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 2
The SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 2 (“Extended Orchestra”) contains more than 40 instruments and ensembles with basic articulations: Chamber Strings, solo instruments and ensembles of woodwinds and brass, e.g., the famous Epic Horns (8 players), saxophones, alto flute, clarinet in Bb 2, oboe d’amore, keyboard instruments such as prepared piano, harpsichord, harmonium and the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, upright bass, acoustic and electric guitars (Overdrive), as well as a new set of percussion instruments from our Synchron Percussion. Additionally, you’ll find bonus articulations of our popular Appassionata Strings, a lush string ensemble with 56 players.
VSL Special Edition Volume 2 Plus
This collection features additional articulations for the string, brass and woodwind instruments included in the Special Edition Volume 2.
As a user of the Special Edition Volume 2 you may quickly and conveniently add articulations you find very useful to improve the variability of your orchestrations.
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 3
The SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 3 includes “con sordino” (muted) articulations of our Solo Strings and Chamber Strings, the lush and cinematic Appassionata Strings (56 players) with both normal and “con sordino” articulations as well as an alternative harp to the one included with Volume 1.
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 4
SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 4 features 15 woodwind and brass instruments that are not included in the Volumes 1–3, such as Fanfare Trumpets (a powerful ensemble of 6 trumpet players), trumpet in Bb muted, flugelhorn, cornet, bass trumpet, soprano and bass saxophone, bass flute, heckelphone and contrabass clarinet. What’s more, the most important articulations of our Vienna Choir and Vienna Solo Voices are included, covering the full range of the human voice with soprano, alto, tenor, and bass as solo voices and ensembles. Add another dimension and a very human touch to your music, especially to your orchestral scores!
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 5
The string players of these ensembles were recorded in homogeneous groups, capturing all of the human interactions and slight imperfections of a live performance. Individual microphones for each player allow you to access each voice of the ensemble separately.
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 6
Volume 6 of the VI Special Edition Series features the most important playing techniques from Vienna Symphonic Library’s popular Collections Vienna Dimension Brass I and Vienna Dimension Brass II. They include five brass ensembles of four players each: 4 trumpets, 4 French horns, 4 trombones, 4 Wagner tubas and the “low brass ensemble” (1 tuba, 1 bass trombone and 2 tenor trombones).
VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 7
The transverse 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.