VSL SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings

A collection of two violins, one viola, two cellos and one double bass

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VSL SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings is a solo instruments collection of two violins, one viola, two cellos and one double bass is based on Vienna’s extremely successful Collections – VI Solo Strings I, Solo Violin 2 and Solo Cello 2, offering a completely overhauled sample database that’s optimized for the Vienna Synchron Player. During production, the team’s goal was to improve each instrument’s playability and realism even more, which was achieved by enhancing the sample recordings as well as utilizing the Synchron Player’s unique features.

SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings comes with the same number of deep-sampled articulations as the original VI Solo Strings I, with a clearly laid out and colour-coded structure in the Synchron Player for a great overview and quick access to the vast choice of playing techniques.

One of the major improvements is made possible by the Synchron Player’s time-stretch feature. Now you can change vibrato speed in real-time using a MIDI controller! Real-time time-stretching also allows you to change the speed of tremolos, trills, portamentos and glissandos by assigning a CC controller to the Synchron Player’s  “Stretch Factor” fader. You can even speed up or slow downscale runs while they’re playing back or automatically sync them to the host tempo!

Harnessing the Synchron Player’s new release sample technology and adding a variety of optimized release sounds to a lot of articulations greatly increases their range of use. Short notes ring out authentically depending on the body resonance and the note’s volume. Long and medium-length notes such as détaché, portato, crescendos and diminuendos can be played shorter than their recorded length and are still automatically provided with authentic release sounds. This way, for instance, you can use the first part of crescendo notes as soft portato articulations, or the first part of diminuendo notes as an espressivo technique with a slight decrescendo that sounds very musical and natural.

The original repetition performances that include articulations from legato and portato variations to staccato and spiccato were also enhanced by the new release sample technology and by a new repetition and interval logic. These new “Multi Shorts” patches automatically provide you with notes that sound very natural in medium and fast passages, depending on the note you played before (the same note or an interval) and on how long a note is played. The new “Dynamic Layer” patch derived from the original repetition recordings offers up to nine velocity layers of each articulated note so you can play passages with extremely nuanced dynamics, accessing the individual velocity layers of each articulation with the mod wheel or key velocity.

The meticulously balanced volume levels of the entire sample database allow for seamless note transitions when moving from one playing technique to the next. Velocity crossfading has been further optimized for extra-smooth volume changes. Many articulations are now available as looped notes such as sustains (with and without vibrato), trills, tremolos and more. Unlooped legatos are still available and demonstrate the natural musicality of each beautifully articulated target note as performed by the musician. 

World-Class Acoustics

The reverberation and placement presets created by Synchron Stage sound engineers combine customized impulse responses and Vienna MIR technology with expertly crafted reverb settings for each instrument so they are placed perfectly in the large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna, one of the world's best-sounding scoring stages. You can also turn off the Player’s convolution reverb and algorithmic reverb and place the dry samples in any other environment. By adding the ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A to the dry samples in real-time, SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings perfectly blend with any other product of Vienna’s Synchron Series, resulting in a production-ready sound “out of the box”.

Key Features 

  • Completely overhauled and enhanced sample database
  • Optimized for the Vienna Synchron Player
  • Time-stretch feature for changing vibrato, tremolo, portamento speed in real-time.
  • New algorithms increase range of use and flexibility of articulations
  • Mixer presets for authentic placement at Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Low crossgrade prices for users of VI Series Solo Strings

Solo Violin 1

ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Single notes
  • Performance spiccato regular, fast, and harsh détaché
  • Staccato, short détache, long détaché with and without vibrato
  • Performance détaché
  • Sustained without and with normal, progressive, and decreasing vibrato, espressivo
  • Legato normal looped and unlooped, fast legato, performance trills
  • Portamento regular and zigane style
  • Performance marcato normal and fast
  • Sforzato, fortepiano, sforzatissimo
  • Soft dynamics 1.5/3/4.5 sec., 1.5 and 3 sec. with and without vibrato
  • Strong dynamics 1.5/3/5.5 sec.
  • Pfp 3 and 6 sec.
  • Pizzicato normal and secco, snap pizzicato
  • Col legno
  • Artificial harmonics sustained, détaché, staccato
  • Natural harmonics sustained, détaché, glissando up and down
Multi shorts
  • Bow changes:
  • Legato slow and fast, regular and dynamic
  • Portato slow, medium, and fast, regular and dynamic
  • Staccato, spiccato, and spiccato harsh, regular and dynamic
  • No bow changes:
  • Slow and fast, regular and dynamic
Phrases
  • Tremolo regular and fast attack
  • Tremolo dynamics, short and long
  • Fast repetitions long, 150/160/170/180/190 BPM
  • Fast repetitions short, 150/160/170/180/190/200 BPM
  • Fast repetitions dynamic, 150/160/170/180/190/200 BPM
  • Half and whole tone trills regular and dynamic
  • Half and whole tone trills accelerando, regular and dynamic
  • Octave glissando up and down, slow and fast
  • Performance glissandos on each string
  • Grace notes slow and fast, half and whole tone up and down
  • Grace notes zigane style, half and whole tone, major and minor third up and down
Tasto and Ponticello
  • Sul tasto staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato
  • Ponticello staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato, sforzatissimo
  • Ponticello legato repetitions, normal and dynamic
Scale runs
  • Legato major and harmonic minor, chromatic and whole tone, up and down
  • Spiccato major and harmonic minor, chromatic and whole tone, up and down

Solo Violin 2 

ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Single notes
  • All articulations of Violin 2 played with and without open strings
  • Staccato, short détache, long détaché with and without vibrato
  • Sustained without, with normal and progressive vibrato
  • Legato without, with normal and progressive vibrato
  • Performance trills
  • Portamento without, with normal and progressive vibrato
  • Sforzato, fortepiano, sforzatissimo with and without vibrato
  • Soft dynamics 1.5/3/4 sec., with and without vibrato
  • Strong dynamics 2/3/4 sec., with and without vibrato
  • Pfp 2/4/6 sec., with and without vibrato
  • Pizzicato
Multi shorts
  • Legato with and without vibrato, regular and crescendo
  • Portato and staccato regular and crescendo
Phrases
  • Tremolo
  • Staccato repetitions, 140/150/160/170/180/200 BPM

Solo Viola

ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Single notes
  • Performance spiccato regular, fast, and harsh
  • Staccato, short détache, long détaché
  • Sustained without and with normal, progressive, and decreasing vibrato, espressivo
  • Legato normal looped and unlooped, fast legato, performance trills
  • Portamento regular and zigane style
  • Performance marcato normal and fast
  • Sforzato, fortepiano, sforzatissimo
  • Soft dynamics 1.5/3 sec., with and without vibrato, crescendo and diminuendo
  • Strong dynamics 2/3/5.5 sec.
  • Pfp 3 and 5 sec.
  • Pizzicato normal and secco, snap pizzicato
  • Col legno
  • Artificial harmonics sustained, détaché, staccato
  • Natural harmonics sustained, détaché, glissando up and down
Multi shorts
  • Legato slow and fast, regular and dynamic
  • Portato, staccato, spiccato, and spiccato harsh, regular and dynamic
Phrases
  • Tremolo regular and fast attack
  • Tremolo dynamics, short and long
  • Fast repetitions long and short, 150/160/170/180/190 BPM, normal and dynamic
  • Ricochet, 150/160/170/180/190/210 BPM
  • Ricochet, 3 repetitions, accelerando, ritardando
  • Half and whole tone trills regular and dynamic, normal and accelerando
  • Octave glissando up and down
  • Performance glissandos on each string
  • Grace notes regular, half and whole tone up and down
  • Grace notes zigane style, half and whole tone, major and minor third up and down
Tasto and Ponticello
  • Sul tasto staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato
  • Ponticello staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato, sforzatissimo
  • Ponticello legato repetitions, normal and dynamic

Solo Violoncello 1

ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Single notes
  • Performance spiccato regular, fast, and harsh
  • Staccato, short détache, long détaché
  • Sustained without and with normal, progressive, and decreasing vibrato, espressivo
  • Legato normal looped and unlooped, fast legato, performance trills
  • Portamento regular and zigane style
  • Performance marcato normal and fast
  • Sforzato, fortepiano, sforzatissimo
  • Soft dynamics 1.5/3 sec., with and without vibrato, crescendo and diminuendo
  • Strong dynamics 1.5/3/4 sec.
  • Pfp 3 and 5 sec.
  • Pizzicato normal and secco, snap pizzicato
  • Col legno
  • Artificial harmonics sustained, détaché, staccato
  • Natural harmonics sustained, détaché, glissando up and down
Multi shorts
  • Bow changes:
  • Legato slow and fast, regular and dynamic
  • Portato, staccato, spiccato, and spiccato harsh, regular and dynamic
  • No bow changes:
  • Regular and dynamic
Phrases
  • Tremolo regular and fast attack
  • Tremolo dynamics, short and long
  • Fast repetitions long, 150/160/170/180/190 BPM
  • Fast repetitions short, 140/150/160/170/180 BPM
  • Fast repetitions dynamic, 140/150/160/170/180 BPM
  • Ricochet, 150/160/170/180/190/210 BPM
  • Ricochet, 3 repetitions, accelerando, ritardando
  • Half and whole tone trills normal and accelerando, regular and dynamic
  • Octave glissando slow and fast, up and down
  • Performance glissandos on each string
  • Grace notes regular, half and whole tone up and down
  • Grace notes zigane style, half and whole tone, major and minor third up and down
Tasto and Ponticello
  • Sul tasto staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato
  • Ponticello staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato, sforzatissimo
  • Ponticello legato repetitions, normal and dynamic

Solo Violoncello 2 

ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Single notes
  • All articulations of Violoncello 2 played with and without open strings
  • Staccato, short détache, long détaché with and without vibrato
  • Sustained without, with normal and progressive vibrato
  • Legato without, with normal and progressive vibrato
  • Performance trills
  • Portamento without, with normal and progressive vibrato
  • Sforzato, fortepiano, sforzatissimo with and without vibrato
  • Soft dynamics 1.5/3/4 sec., with and without vibrato
  • Strong dynamics 2/3/4 sec., with and without vibrato
  • Pfp 2/4/6 sec., with and without vibrato
  • Pizzicato
Multi shorts
  • Legato with and without vibrato, regular and crescendo
  • Portato and staccato regular and crescendo
Phrases
  • Tremolo
  • Staccato repetitions, 140/150/160/170/180/200 BPM

Solo Double Bass 

ARTICULATION GROUPARTICULATIONS
Single notes
  • Performance spiccato regular, fast, and harsh
  • Staccato, short détache, long détaché
  • Sustained without and with normal, progressive, and decreasing vibrato
  • Legato normal looped and unlooped, fast legato, performance trills
  • Portamento
  • Performance marcato normal and fast
  • Sforzato, fortepiano, sforzatissimo
  • Soft dynamics 1.5/3 sec.
  • Strong dynamics 1.5/3/4.5 sec.
  • Pfp 3 and 6 sec.
  • Pizzicato normal and secco, snap pizzicato
  • Col legno
  • Artificial harmonics sustained, détaché, staccato
  • Natural harmonics sustained, détaché, glissando up and down
Multi shorts
  • Legato slow and fast, regular and dynamic
  • Portato, staccato, spiccato, and spiccato harsh, regular and dynamic
Phrases
  • Tremolo
  • Staccato repetitions 150/160/170/180/190 BPM
  • Half and whole tone trills, regular and dynamic
  • Octave glissando up and down
  • Performance glissando
Tasto and Ponticello
  • Sul tasto staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato
  • Ponticello staccato, détaché, sustained, legato, tremolo with regular and fast attack, sforzato, sforzatissimo
  • Ponticello legato repetitions, normal and dynamic

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Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

System Requirements 
  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 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 (16 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)
  • 65.5 GB free hard drive space

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
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 88 key master keyboard