Vienna Symphonic Library Plucked Instruments Bundle - Standard Library

Sample Collection with VSL Upright Bass, Concert Guitar, and Overdrive - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
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Vienna Symphonic Library Plucked Instruments Bundle - Standard Library
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Pizzicato Paradise

Note: This requires a VSLKey (not included). Contact your Sales Engineer for more details.

Vienna Symphonic Library's Plucked Instruments Bundle (Standard Library) includes VSL's Upright Bass, Concert Guitar, and Overdrive - amazing-sounding virtual instruments with a comprehensive set of samples and articulations that have never made an appearance on any other Vienna Instruments Collection. Upright Bass gives you impeccable pizzicato bass with an assortment of jazz articulations. Concert Guitar was made using a rare, hand-made nylon-string classical. Overdrive rocks a Steve Vai signature 7-string through an overdriven tube amp. At Sweetwater, we're picky about our samples, and we hold the Vienna Symphonic Library in the highest regard. Take it from us - you'll love the VSL Plucked Instruments Bundle.

VSL Plucked Instruments Bundle (Standard Library) at a Glance:
  • Upright Bass
  • Concert Guitar
  • Overdrive
Upright Bass

The Upright Bass samples were recorded in Vienna's Silent Stage with Bernd Konzett, a well-known jazz bassist from Vorarlberg, Austria. After numerous test recordings, he equipped his 4-string, 44.49"-scale bass with a with thinner E and A strings, as well as thicker D and G strings. All the articulations are pizzicato; they include staccato, portato, and sustains with various vibrato strengths, as well as performances such as legato, fast and slow glissandos, and tone repetitions, and also special ghost-note performances which have not been available - until now. The Upright Bass sample set is rounded out by snaps, performance noises, and other natural effects.

Concert Guitar

The Vienna Concert Guitar is one of a kind. This gorgeous-sounding instrument was hand-crafted with an arched back consisting of several pieces of premium tonewood. Its homogeneous, beautifully balanced sound lets this guitar stand its ground as a solo instrument as well as an ideal accompaniment partner. The concert guitar's inherent polyphony presented a special sampling challenge, in that chords sounded their realistic best when the chords themselves were sampled. But the Vienna Symphonic Library team was up to the challenge, and succeeded in capturing the concert guitar's versatility and its various performance techniques. The guitarist, Thomas Meitz spent over a year in developing the Library's structure. Drawing upon his practical background as a recording engineer and VSL's chief editing engineer, Thomas was able to realize his concept without compromise. You'll be impressed. We certainly are.


And now for something completely different. Picture, in your mind's ear, a brilliant guitarist playing fluid legato solos and awesome power chord grooves on a state-of-the-art solidbody electric, through the finest classic tube amps and cabs, expertly mic'd and recorded in Vienna's Silent Stage: Can you expect that level of visceral realism from a sampled guitar? You bet - VSL Overdrive, one of the most intriguing collections in Vienna Symphonic Library's years of sampling experience, makes it a reality. With Overdrive, you create your own signature riffs, while pushing the boundaries of technical feasibility. Overdrive includes around 6GB of samples, including Vienna's unique Performance Elements, featuring a distorted seven-string guitar. Along with various short and sustained notes, power chords, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, picked notes, and more. And you get a truckload of effect samples like octave runs, feedback, scratches, and e-bowed notes. It's all scrumptiously fat-sounding and delightfully dirty. And because this is a 7-string axe - a premium Steve Vai model, no less, repetitions and sustains start on a low B (extending the range of a standard guitar down a fourth).

VSL Plucked Instruments Bundle (Standard Library) Features:
  • This bundle includes:
    • Upright Bass
    • Concert Guitar
    • Overdrive
  • Embedded Intelligent Performance Algorithms
  • Multiple articulations in each preset
  • Requires a VSLKey (not included)
You need VSL's Plucked Instruments Bundle (Standard Library)!

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Symphonic Sample Player
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format Standalone, AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7
Manufacturer Part Number VSLVPBS

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