Vienna Symphonic Library MIR Pro 24

Network-capable Mixing Solution Engine for Vienna Symphonic Instrument Ensemble Pro 5 with Advanced Convolution-based 3D-space Emulation - 24-instrument Version - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
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Vienna Symphonic Library MIR Pro 24
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Add Real Space to Your VSL Ensemble!

NOTE: MIRPro and MIRPro24 owners can download a free update which will give their software the ability to use MIRx convolution reverbs, plus the contents of all 3 MIRX reverb libraries. This product requires a Vienna Key (not included) to operate. Contact your Sweetwater Sales Engineer if you have questions.

Note:Requires at least one MIR RoomPack (available separately).

Vienna Symphonic Library's Vienna MIR Pro 24 is an affordable, 24-instrument version of Vienna MIR Pro. This powerful mix engine lets you step out from behind your DAW's virtual mixing console and conduct your Ensemble Pro 5 virtual instrument system from the conductor's perspective. Forget about tweaking countless knobs and wading through the endless minutia of parameters - Vienna MIR Pro 24 makes mixing natural and intuitive, putting up to 24 of your virtual instruments in your choice of amazing virtual performance halls. Thanks to the tight interaction between its Multi Impulse Response convolution reverb and Ensemble Pro, your compositions will come out sounding more natural and realistic than ever when you add VSL's Vienna MIR Pro 24 to your system.

Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna MIR Pro 24 Mix Engine at a Glance:
  • MIR Control Icon gives you a fresh approach to mixing your ensemble
  • Multi Impulse Response convolution takes realistic reverb to a whole new level
  • Expand this flexible mixing system to meet your needs
MIR Control Icon gives you a fresh approach to mixing your ensemble

Vienna MIR Pro 24 approaches mixing in a totally natural and organic way by allowing you to arrange your individual instruments and ensembles onstage in a physically modeled environment - just as you'd arrange individual performers in a performance hall. That's where the MIR Control Icon comes in. This simple yet effective control tool lets you control the volume of your individual instruments and position them spatially within the mix, all without ever touching a channel fader or a pan knob. If you think more like a conductor and less like an engineer, then the MIR Control Icon will make mixing your ensemble more enjoyable and intuitive than ever before.

Multi Impulse Response convolution takes realistic reverb to a whole new level

Mixing is only half of what Vienna MIR Pro 24 brings to your Ensemble Pro virtual instrument system. The name itself, MIR, stands for Multi Impulse Response, which is an advanced for of convolution reverb capable of calculating a near infinite number of instrument positions. This freakishly powerful system lets you choose your listening position and microphone technique just as you would if you were recording an ensemble in a real hall. However you place and angle your instruments, Vienna MIR Pro 24 responds just like the real, famous concert hall you've selected. Far from your ordinary convolution reverb, with Vienna MIR Pro 24 in your Ensemble Pro 5 rig your instruments will spring to life.

Expand this flexible mixing system to meet your needs

Larger-than-life symphonic music can require a larger-than-life virtual instrument rig. That's why Vienna Symphonic Library gives you two great ways to expand your Vienna MIR Pro 24 system. First, there are RoomPacks available to expand your reverb library (at least one RoomPack is required; ask your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information). If you need to process more than 24 instruments, then you can either upgrade to the full version of Vienna MIR Pro or network with another computer running either Vienna MIR Pro or Vienna MIR Pro 24 via your standard LAN. It couldn't be easier to expand your VSL Vienna MIR Pro 24 mixing system.

Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna MIR Pro 24 Mix Engine Features:
  • Powerful, flexible, and intuitive mixing and reverb engine for VSL Ensemble Pro 5
  • Works within Ensemble PRO 5 or as a plug-in
  • Provides spacial and mix processing for up to 24 solo instruments or ensemble instruments
  • Place your instruments in one of five impressively detailed, physically modeled venues represented by an easy-to-navigate 3D graphical environment
  • Intuitive MIR Control Icon lets you position and angle your instruments, adjust their volumes and direct/ambient mixes, and monitor their activity - all without touching a mixing console
  • Multi Impulse Response convolution reverb technology gives you the realism of convolution reverb plus the ability to position and angel instruments, change listening positions, and reconfigure your virtual microphone arrangements with staggering realism
  • Reverb length can be changed individually for each microphone position
  • Create breathtakingly realistic, fully dimensional mixes in up to 7.1 surround sound
  • Audio input lets you process other tracks through MIR's reverb environment
  • MIRacle algorithmic reverb plug-in lets you sweeten your mixes
  • Control parameters via MIDI and automate them in real time
  • Room and Master EQ options give you further tone-shaping control
  • Character Presets such as Air, Silk, Bite, Distant, and Warm provide quick timbral changes for most Vienna Instruments
  • Add adjustable room tone to your mix to emulate a natural noise floor
  • Supports third-party VST instruments via Ensemble Pro
  • Learn All/Optimize All and Master Tune controls available for Vienna Instruments
  • Expand your system with VSL RoomPacks to add churches, opera houses, and other famous locations to your collection (Note: Requires at least one MIR RoomPack, available separately)
  • Add even more instruments to your mix by networking other computers running Vienna MIR Pro or Vienna MIR Pro 24
Add unprecedented life and realistic spacial dimensions to your Ensemble Pro rig with VSL's Vienna MIR Pro 24 mix and convolution reverb engine!

Tech Specs

Software Type Convolution Reverb
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel I7-Quad CPU, 12GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel i7-Quad CPU, 12GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 (64-bit)
Manufacturer Part Number VSLS0524

Customer Reviews

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The realest thing since swiss cheese!

Pros: * It sounds as real as it gets and it's easier to control than other verbs * It has a dry/wet offset dB as well as basic dry/wet control (think 'built in verb bus fader'... kind of) * Instrument profiles, plus presets for warm, bite, air, etc. make it really easy to get quick results. * Room EQ (I'm a fan of high top end for instruments, low top end for verb. So I can actually do this!) * It comes with Miracle (a hybrid sweetening verb) in addition to the MIR system * One of the churches in the mystic spaces pack is simply amazing. Seriously, amazing... I wish I had bought that instead of Teldex. Teldex is great. But the church with brass... it's absolutely perfect! * It's free to demo (software and the room packs) if you have a dongle, so you know rooms before buying. * UI, as much as that seems like a small pro... I hate working in software that's ugly and difficult to navigate. This is one of the cleanest UIs I've ever used. * VEP integrates perfectly (go figure). Efficient CPU usage. Incredibly stable w/ AMD and Intel. (I've used it on both without a single crash or error). * Additional mic options. When I discovered this feature, I was blown away. Seriously, it's like having a freaking multi-million dollar studio in your computer. They do some omniphonics thing (above my skill level) that allows you to accurately change it to cardioid, omni, condenser, etc. Point is, you can adjust the mics and hear a very clear difference. It really doesn't get more powerful than that IMO. Cons: * Default room isn't that great, you HAVE to get a room pack to really see good results. Don't really love that. It should come with a better hall. * Room packs are too small. * Room packs cost as much as entire IR libraries for the 2 or 3 halls they come with. Although they measure the hall day and night for a few days just to recreate get enough IRs for MIR, so it's justified... just not cheap. * While it does have a room EQ, I wish it had more bands, saturation options on the verb itself, etc. The one thing I find about spaces is that they change a bit when you get louder. The physics changes. And an impulse response is static. So I wish there was a bit more dynamic "adaptability" to the sound. It's a very small con, just a preference. Side stuff: I find stringed instruments amazing in the hall: guitar, mandolin, etc. This has plenty of "easy buttons", but some deep gems hidden beneath the sufarce, with a little more learning curve. Personal thoughts: I could easily go without another verb for life now. Sure, plates have their place. Algo's are clearly different in sound. But I can get anything I want out of this. With this much flexibility I'm pretty set for life. Note: Read any dissertation on accurate room measurement, IR sampling, etc. The only way to accurately recreate a space digitally is if you IR the room to death, at least a few hundred times and sometimes a thousand or more. Well, MIR packs actually do that. So it just doesn't get any better than this. The only qualifier here is that you can't use your eyes. Sometimes putting 2 instruments backwards or on top of each other sounds best. Find the sweet spot.
Music background: Composer, Scoredfilms

MIR Pro 24

This reverb produces a very convincing 3D experience that is easy to control. Without reading the manual I was able to set it up and put it to use on drums and guitar tracks. It allows extensive flexibility in room placement, orientation, spread, and microphone placement and characteristics. The results really put you in the room, with your instruments placed where you want them. MIR Pro is a real find. I bought the 24 track version -- sufficient for my needs -- and it works the same way as the full version (unlimited track count), including compatibility with all the acoustic response files that VSL offers. This reverb may seem a little pricey compared to many others, but it is truly unique in its capabilities; you get what you pay for. Special thanks, and another five stars to Mark Bruhn at Sweetwater for digging it up. I say 'dig' because VSL's descriptions make no mention of the fact that MIR Pro will work with audio files just as well as it does with their virtual instruments. Mark suggested this as an alternative to another product that was a promising candidate but which was not optimized for Windows 7 (my OS). He took the time to look at all the reverb products on offer, and looked specifically into their capabilities regarding 3D placement in the image field. I would not have found MIR Pro 24 if not for his diligence. Thank you, Mark !
Music background: Hobbyist since 1970

Amazing Reberb+Positioning

It's amazing how easily and quickly MIR can create the most realistic and customizable orchestral hall sound imaginable. Coupled with Vienna's instruments in particular, there's nothing like it--and even competing sound libraries, if they're dry enough, are just as easily placed realistically using MIR. It's really as easy as thinking "Where do I want the string players to sit?" and dragging and dropping them there. The realism rivals libraries that were actually recorded in orchestral halls, or studios, or churches, depending on your chosen roompack. I no longer have any need for panning or reverb and I'm even able to lighten up on my EQ and compression because it all just sounds so good through MIR. If you own any Vienna or Steinberg software, I'd highly recommend downloading a free demo from VSL's site, because I wasn't expecting to be as blown away until I tried it for myself. I've found very few downsides to this software, but I'll mention some useful points. I've loaded about twenty instruments into it, and the reverb I used to use before MIR would have exploded if I tried to load twenty instances of it. MIR takes up about a gig of RAM with that many instruments, so it's not very resource hungry but you need to know if your computer can handle that plus whatever other software you're using. Also it has a difficult time of changing settings while sound is passing through it, so if you move a virtual player on the stage, change any volumes, add a new instrument, change microphone positions, etc things load much more quickly if you pause playback first and then resume after it's loaded, which is normally fairly quick. So no you can't simulate the sound of somebody walking around on-stage without a bit more audio trickery. All in all, this isn't like any other reverb. It functions as both positioner and reverb for dry instruments (wet really doesn't work, since MIR adds a decent amount of reverb) and it has, for me at least, eliminated a huge chunk of mixing/mastering I needed to do before. I highly recommend this for anybody with VSL instruments or any other dry sounds, including studio recordings!

Best orchestral reverb out there... BY FAR!

Absolutely genius! The key to realistic sounding sample-based music relies heavily on the reverb you use. But it's not just the sound of the reverb. A very large part of it has to do with the early reflections that you get from an instrument being positioned in a specific part of a room. This is what gives you the natural separation of the orchestral sections and what gives true realism. Most of the other reverbs I've used are extremely limited in that area and most of the time you are forced to have a sound that seems like the whole orchestra is positioned in one spot. But with MIR PRO, you get a gorgeous sounding room with a perfect positioning in a room for a true orchestral sound.
Music background: Film and video game composer

MIR Pro 24

I really like the integrated environment that VSL provides. I've gotten great results from it so far. One thing is I wish I have sprung for the full version of MIR pro (not the 24 channel version). There's really not enough channels to individually map each and every isolated instrument to the mixer. You have to double up things as a result. Then again, I'm new to the platform so I may be doing things inefficiently.
Music background: Orchestral Composer/Post Sound Mixer in LA
See also: Reverb Plugins, Vienna Symphonic Library, Vienna Symphonic Library Plug-ins: Reverbs & Delays, Vienna Symphonic Library Plug-ins: Utility