VSL Timpani

Deeply sampled orchestral timpani

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The timpani, or kettledrum, is the orchestral percussion instrument with the longest tradition. It has been established as a staple of the symphony orchestra since the 17th century. Whereas in the Baroque and Classical period one pair of timpani was the standard, four (or even more) instruments in Romantic and modern works are common.

The timpani is one of the rare membranophones with a definite pitch and its tuning requires extremely sensitive hearing. The intensity of performance tasks makes it essential that the timpani part in the orchestra is played by a specialist, the “timpanist”. As opposed to other percussionists who usually change instruments as required by the piece (e.g., bass drum, a-due cymbals, tambourine, triangle) the timpanist focuses on playing the timpani part exclusively.

The instrument has a range of about a sixth, a timpani group of several instruments covers approximately two octaves. The sound of the timpani blends homogeneously with other instrument groups of the orchestra.

Timpani with majestic brass fanfares have their roots in history, and the combination of strings played in tremolo over a foundation of timpani rolls is a popular combination for creating dramatic and thrilling effects. We’ve recorded single strokes, tremolos (with and without dynamics), and glissandos with various wooden and felt mallets (hard – medium hard – medium) as well as with finger strokes.

 

 Timpani Standard

Download Standard Library

Standard-sized Library for VSL Timpani.

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Timpani Full

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Extended Library for VSL Timpani.

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Timpani Upgrade

Upgrade to Full Library

For owners of the standard Timpani wishing to upgrade to the full-size library.

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Notes on Library Types available here:

Standard Library:

  • Sample Amount: 1,880


Full Library:

  • Sample Amount: 6,495

 
Standard Lib. + Extended Lib. = Full Library
With this product, whether you purchase the Standard Library or the Full Library, the entire sample content of the Full Library will be installed on your hard drive. Depending on the license you’re purchasing, the Activation Codes you’re receiving unlock the corresponding portion of your library.

When you start with the Standard Library, you may easily upgrade to the Full Library at any time – you’ll only pay for the Extended Library portion of the product and you will receive the Activation Codes for the Extended Library.

SAMPLE CONTENT

  • Standard Library: 1,800 samples
  • Full Library: 6,459 samples

Download Size:

STANDARD LIBRARY

  • Download File Size: 642 MB
  • Installed File Size: 1.9 GB GB

FULL LIBRARY

  • Download File Size: 2.5 GB
  • Installed File Size: 8.2 GB

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

http://help.timespace.com/home/vsl-install-guides

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Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

  • Requires ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update) or higher, i5/i7/Xeon
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)

Windows System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 4 GB RAM
  • SSD or 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
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard

Compatibility