A Triumvirate of Vienna Keyboard Collections!
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With Vienna Symphonic Library's Vienna Keyboards Package, you get three of Vienna's best keyboard collections - Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, Vienna Imperial, and Special Keyboards. Vienna Symphonic Library's Vienna Keyboards Package includes more than 70GB of content ranging from more familiar sounds to more rare sounds. The Special Keyboards collection features three instruments - harpsichord, the harmonium, and the prepared piano - while Vienna Imperial offers up an 8-octave Vienna 290 Imperial grand piano sound. Rounding out the collection is the incredible Vienna Konzerthaus organ. Any keyboard connoisseur is sure to be pleased with Vienna Symphonic Library's Vienna Keyboards Package.Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Keyboards Package at a Glance:
- Three incredible keyboard collections
- Special Keyboards' Harpsichord
- Special Keyboards' Harmonium
- Special Keyboards' Prepared Piano
- Vienna Imperial Collection
- Vienna Konzerthaus Organ Collection
Three incredible keyboard collections
Whatever premium keyboard flavor you're seeking, you'll find an incredible assortment in Vienna Symphonic Library's Vienna Keyboards Package. With this collection, you get three of Vienna's best offerings in one, including Special Keyboards, Vienna Imperial Collection, and Vienna Konzerthaus Organ Collection. Vienna Keyboards Package provides more than 70GB of content, all the kind of stunning quality you can expect from Vienna.
Special Keyboards' Harpsichord
A part of Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Keyboards collection and now included in Vienna Keyboards Package, the harpsichord has a famously bright sound, rich in overtones. Typically a Baroque instrument, the harpsichord has played a minimal role in classical and romantic music. In modern literature, however, it has been rediscovered by a broad range of musicians, and is also used poignantly and effectively in film and TV music. On Vienna Instruments' Silent Stage, the following single notes and repetition performances of a two manual harpsichord were recorded: 8' register solo, 8' double, and tutti (a combination of two 8' registers and one 4' register).
Special Keyboards' Harmonium
Next, the Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Keyboards Package features a meticulously sampled Harmonium. The harmonium is a free-reed instrument, meaning that air streaming past reeds of different lengths causes them to vibrate. Unlike organ pipes, the harmonium's reeds produce more disharmonic overtones, creating a unique undulating sound.
Special Keyboards' Prepared Piano
Representing the most rare of the sampled instruments, the prepared piano is a technique introduced in 1949 by John Cage, where objects like erasers, nails, wire, paper, etc., are inserted between a piano's strings in certain places, causing them to produce additional tones, harmonics, or percussive sounds. The VI team also treated the Vienna grand piano with bare hands (e.g., glissandos over the strings) and with wood mallets in order to get a multitude of creative sounds and colors. It's an outstanding addition to the Vienna Symphonic Library Special Keyboards collection, and here, the Vienna Keyboards Package offering.
Vienna Imperial Collection
The Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Keyboards Package's Vienna Imperial represents VSL's first sampled grand piano, a Vienna 290 Imperial, which is the only concert grand in the world to have nine sub-bass notes extending downward to low C, and giving it a keyboard range spanning eight octaves. The Vienna Instruments Collection Vienna Imperial makes full use of Vienna's new proprietary engine and performance algorithms including automatic repetition performances. And its massive 54GB sample set gives you a multitude of parameters to capture the feel, sound and quality of the Vienna Imperial.
Vienna Konzerthaus Organ Collection
The Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Konzerthaus Organ sample collection features instruments recorded in a the venerable Great Hall of the "Wiener Konzerthaus," where the famous "Rieger Organ" was installed in 1913. Recording in a concert hall and not a church allows for a complementary blend with orchestral samples. The Konzerthaus Organ collection includes 14GB of stereo samples covering three manuals with 38 single stops and one pedal with 18 single stops. This collection completes the Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Keyboards Package.
- Features 3 Vienna Keyboard Collections
- More than 70GB of content, 5 DVDs in all
- Vienna Instruments II Special Keyboards - 8GB collection with harpsichord, harmonium, and prepared piano samples
- Vienna Imperial Sampled Grand Piano - 54GB of samples with real recorded sustain pedal resonances, multiple release samples, and key noise
- Vienna Konzerthaus Organ Sample Collection - 14GB of stereo samples recorded in the Great Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus