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Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Volume 1 Bundle Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from July 13, 2016


    If you have looked for good string sounds all of you life for recording, the VSL library will leave you spell bound. Not only fantastic realistic sounds but articulations that really leave you wondering if it was produced on a keyboard or a recording of actual instruments. There is a bit of a learning curve getting the program set up but if you really get stuck the guys a Sweetwater will guide you through it. As they did with me.
    I can't say enough about this program and will expand my VSL library as my cash becomes available.
    It truly is remarkable.

  • from Crozet, Virginia October 10, 2015Music Background:


    This library is absolutely the most authentic sounding orchestral sound bundle. The sounds will inspire you. I cannot wait to get volume 2.

  • from August 14, 2013Music Background:
    Musician, Recording Artist, Composer

    Words of Advice

    To begin, I will say that I have never enjoyed a purchase quite as much as the special edition bundle. It is such an excellent beginning library, and I don't think that I will need to upgrade for a considerably long time. The only thing that I didn't like was that the percussion, though accurate, was kind of limiting. There was almost no experimental percussion, only the typical band percussion. If you're looking for more expansive and interesting percussion, you may need to buy another pack, or record your own sounds. Other than that, the articulations, and the sound quality, and the automative ability, was phenomenal. Excellent purchase.

  • from Middlefield, OH April 14, 2016

    Stunning realism and great selection, but time consuming to configure properly in Logic Pro X for big projects.

    The sound samples in this bundle sound phenomenal and the realism is great! It also offers a great selection of instrument categories for people who want to score for chamber, string orchestra, or certain instrumental ensembles as well. The only downside I have with the program is that it can take a good chunk of time getting the tracks assigned to their proper spots and instruments in Logic Pro X. Specifically, it can take time if you are writing for chamber (or large) orchestra and you have several techniques listed for different instruments since you have to create the same instrument track with a different technique; then, you have to name your tracks or color them to help you identify them. When you run out of 16 tracks if you have a big project, you have to then open up another multi-timbral software instrument with Logic and do the same thing again. All of of this has potential to take an incredible amount of time you can be using to dreaming up a masterpiece! With Sibelius though, it automatically plays back the technique if you enter it correctly in Sibelius; and, the configuration isn't so bad since you only have to make sure the instrument is right and the track is right. Overall, this a virtual instrument library that offers stunning realism and variety that sounds like the real thing; but, it has potential to be a pain to configure properly in Logic Pro X.

  • from August 26, 2015

    Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Volume I Bundle

    Wonderful sounds. Sophisticated program. The program designer(s) must work on a more user friendly installation process. The program is advertised to be compatible with Sibelius. Yet, neither the IT people of Sweetwater, Ilio nor Sibelius had ready at hand answers to the difficulties I encountered. Each had to research various problems.

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