VSL SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II

Mythical & Magical Sonic Worlds

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This Collection includes the completely re-mastered and expanded sample database of VSL's acclaimed Vienna Dimension Brass II Collection, featuring three muted brass ensembles as well as a unique ensemble of four Wagner tubas. What’s more, the new Synchron Player adds the excellent signature ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna, one of the world’s best-sounding scoring stages on the planet.

Key Features

  • 4 Brass ensembles – 16 individually microphoned instruments:
  • Four muted Trumpets 
  • Four muted French Horns 
  • Four muted trombones 
  • Four Wagner tubas
  • Authentic ensemble sound with direct access to each voice 
  • Humanise Presets for real-time control of performance accuracy 
  • Completely re-mastered, re-edited and expanded sample database
  • Optimised for our free, easy-to-use Vienna Synchron Player
  • The outstanding ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna (Stage A)
  • Production-ready sound, out of the box

Muted Brass Ensembles

As an addition to SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass I, this Collection includes three muted brass ensembles: Four trumpets, four French horns, and four trombones were played exclusively with “straight mutes” and recorded as ensembles. However, VSL's engineers used dedicated microphones for each instrument of the ensemble, allowing you to access each voice individually to change sound characteristics, volume, articulation, and performance accuracy intuitively in real-time within the Synchron Player.

Speaking of performance accuracy: The secret ingredient that makes a brass ensemble sound really authentic is the mixture of human interactions and slight imperfections of a live performance. When playing in an ensemble, musicians listen to each other and continually adapt, matching timbre, volume, intensity, and intonation.

VSL's sophisticated recording technique embraces these interactions while isolating the individual instruments for utmost control. Various Humanise Presets let you adjust the performance accuracy of the four ensemble players according to your musical demands. The sonic results are supremely authentic and just breathtaking!

Archaic Sounds of Nature

In addition to the three muted brass ensembles, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II features an ensemble of four Wagner tubas. From 1849 to 1858, Richard Wagner lived in exile in Switzerland. During his extensive hikes, he was inspired by nature, both visually and sonically. This was the time when he began working on his magnum opus “Der Ring des Nibelungen”, a four-part opera cycle with a total performance time of 16 hours. He imagined a strong, dark and archaic brass sound, a cross between a French horn and a trombone that instrument maker Adolphe Sax (the inventor of the Saxophone) created for him.

The Wagner tuba is, in fact, a special type of tenor horn, and the mouthpiece and the fingering is identical to the French horn. The ensemble of four Wagner tubas included in SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II is something quite unique which you’ll scarcely find in any other library. It will definitely add a particularly strong, broad, trembling, down-to-earth sound and an epic dimension to your music!

Extended Articulations

SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II includes all samples and articulations of the well known Vienna Dimension Brass II Collection (Full Library) that has been expanded with new articulations, providing even more variations, nuances and possibilities of expression. The new performance glissandos were recorded up to a tritone for the trombones and even up to an octave for the trumpets and French horns.

They can be seamlessly combined with the legato performances. The new medium sustained notes are available in six dynamic layers and are not looped, providing the instruments’ all-natural decay. You may crossfade between different dynamic layers by using a continuous controller to get natural and seamless transitions – from a mellow tone colour to an assertive, stinging brass sound and back.

What’s more, we’ve added recorded crescendos and diminuendos of one, two, and three second lengths that are absolutely crucial when it comes to ultra-realistic brass performances. Last but not least, the new long portatos of approximately half a second in length fill the gap between the existing short and long sustained notes.

Vienna Synchron Player

SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II is compatible with all other products of our Synchron Series and comes with the free Vienna Synchron Player. It incorporates the most powerful sample playback engine on the market, featuring unprecedented streaming performance while providing a new level of ease-of-use. You may play short notes, portatos, sustains, glissandos, repetitions and various dynamics intuitively just by moving one or two preconfigured controls, with a minimal need to switch articulations manually. With the Synchron Player’s innovative algorithms, the liveliness of these brass ensembles unfolds magically and effortlessly.

World-Class Acoustics

For SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II, our software developers added a specifically designed convolution reverb derived from Vienna MIR Pro to the Synchron Player, featuring the outstanding and unique ambience of the 540 m² (5,813 sq.ft.) main hall of Synchron Stage Vienna. The perfectly engineered reverberation and placement presets combine customised impulse responses with expertly crafted reverb settings for each group of the ensemble. By adding the ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A to the dry samples in real-time, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II perfectly blends with any other product in the Synchron Series, resulting in a glorious, production-ready sound “out of the box”.

Trumpets Mute

Articulation Group Articulations
02 Dimension Trumpets Mute
  • Staccato
 
  • Portato normal and long
 
  • Sustained
 
  • Medium sustains, p and f (no loops)
 
  • Legato, fast legato, and glissando performances
 
  • Fortepiano, sforzato, sforzatissimo
 
  • Crescendo and diminuendo, 2/3/4 sec.
 
  • Light crescendo and diminuendo, 1/2/3 sec.
 
  • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
 
  • Repetition performances legato, portato, staccato, normal and crescendo
 
  • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 140-180, and 200 BPM

Horns Mute

Articulation Group Articulations
06 Dimension Horns Mute
  • Staccato
 
  • Portato normal and long
 
  • Sustained
 
  • Medium sustains, p and f (no loops)
 
  • Legato, fast legato, and glissando performances
 
  • Fortepiano, sforzato, sforzatissimo
 
  • Crescendo and diminuendo, 2/3/4 sec.
 
  • Light crescendo and diminuendo, 1/2/3 sec.
 
  • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
 
  • Repetition performances legato, portato, staccato, normal and crescendo
 
  • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 140-180, and 200 BPM

Wagner Tubas

Articulation Group Articulations
07 Dimension Wagner Tubas
  • Staccato
 
  • Portato
 
  • Sustained normal and blared
 
  • Legato normal and blared, fast legato normal and blared
 
  • Fortepiano, sforzato, sforzatissimo
 
  • Crescendo and diminuendo, 2/3/4 sec.
 
  • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
 
  • Repetition performances legato, portato, staccato, normal and crescendo
 
  • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 140-180, and 200 BPM

Trombones Mute 

Articulation Group Articulations
11 Dimension Trombones Mute
  • Staccato
 
  • Portato normal and long
 
  • Sustained
 
  • Medium sustains, p and f (no loops)
 
  • Legato, fast legato, and glissando performances
 
  • Fortepiano, sforzato, sforzatissimo
 
  • Crescendo and diminuendo, 2/3/4 sec.
 
  • Light crescendo and diminuendo, 1/2/3 sec.
 
  • Flutter tonguing normal and crescendo
 
  • Repetition performances legato, portato, staccato, normal and crescendo
 
  • Fast repetitions, 16ths at 140-180, and 200 BPM

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Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

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 (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)
  • 21.6 GB free hard drive space

Compatibility