Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Complete Bundle

Orchestral Sample Plug-in with Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Strings - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
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The Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Complete Bundle brings together the complete orchestra - and more - in an affordable Collection. You get the entire contents of Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Vol. 1-4, Vol. 1 PLUS, and Vol. 2 PLUS in a single package! It's the ideal, resource-saving companion for orchestral arrangements on your laptop, or for newcomers to the world of Vienna Instruments, offering a useful cross-section of Vienna Symphonic Library's over one million samples. Special Edition Vol. 1 includes 97 instruments and ensembles, covering large post-romantic instrumentation. It contains solo and ensemble strings, solo instruments and ensembles of the brass section, woodwinds ranging from piccolo flute to contra bassoon, harp, drums and percussion as well as celesta and the Bosendorfer Imperial grand piano. Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Complete Bundle is the quintessence of the Vienna Symphonic Library in a single, affordable software package!

Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Complete Bundle at a Glance:
  • Performance Detection for creating realistic parts
  • Built-in RAM optimization preserves resources
  • Supreme-quality samples and amazing ease of use
Performance Detection for creating realistic parts

The Vienna Symphonic Library team not only recorded single notes for all instruments and ensembles, but also comprehensively captured what happened in between the notes, where the real nuances of a live performance occur. When you play a Legato Performance Patch of a solo violin, algorithms that are built into the Patch check for the intervals you're playing and automatically provide you with the proper note transitions - just as a gifted musician would play them. Other built-in algorithms detect your playing speed to trigger the right articulations, or automatically detect repeated notes, and alternate samples so the orchestration doesn't sound mechanical.

Built-in RAM optimization preserves resources

Imagine you're working on an instrument in a song and you're loading various playing techniques for this instrument - say the ensemble violins. For every playing technique, several octaves of chromatically sampled notes are now living in RAM, even though you actually need only a small percentage of them to perform your violin passages. To make the best use of your resources, Vienna implemented a "Learn" button that you can click when you're finished composing with the instrument. Just start your sequencers, and Vienna Instrument flags each sample that's used. After stopping your sequencer, click "optimize" and Vienna kicks the unused samples out of RAM, retaining an average of only 3% of the samples that you originally loaded for the performance.

Supreme-quality samples and amazing ease of use

Vienna Symphonic Library is known for their painstaking, golden-eared approach to recording the superb-sounding samples that comprise their highly regarded library. It's the jaw-dropping sonic quality and the broad selection of virtual instruments that makes Vienna Symphonic Library instruments staples in top studios worldwide, but it's the company's cool software innovations and ease-of-use that'll have you singing their praises next time you're composing to a tight deadline!

Breathe life into your recordings

Vienna Instruments' Special Edition Volumes 1 Plus and 2 PLUS add a boost to the realism of your Volume Bundle library. While this Special Edition PLUS collection doesn't add samples to your Volume 1 collection, it does add additional articulations that heighten the realism and variability of your orchestrations. Taking the solo violin in your Special Edition Volume 1 as an example, it already includes a number of amazingly realistic articulations. This PLUS collection supplements these with short detache, fortepiano, snap-pizzicato, col legno, half and whole tone trills, repetition performances (legato & spiccato), fast repetitions (150, 170, 190 bpm), artificial harmonics (staccato & sustain), and ponticello (staccato, sustain, tremolo). For stunning sample realism, add Vienna Instruments' Special Edition Volume 1 PLUS and 2 PLUS to your sonic arsenal.

VSL Special Edition Complete Bundle Includes:
  • Piccolo
  • Flute 1
  • French oboe
  • English horn (French)
  • Clarinet
  • Bass clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Contrabassoon
  • Triple horn
  • Trumpet in C
  • Tenor trombone
  • Bass trombone
  • Tuba
  • Horn ensemble (4 players)
  • Trumpet ensemble (3 players)
  • Trombone ensemble (3 players)
  • Solo violin
  • Solo viola
  • Solo cello
  • Solo double bass
  • Violin ensemble (14 players)
  • Viola ensemble (10 players)
  • Cello ensemble (8 players)
  • Double bass ensemble (6 players)
  • Harp
  • Bsendorfer Imperial Grand Piano
  • Celesta
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Timpani
  • Taiko drums
  • Bass drum
  • Snare drum
  • Snare drum ensemble
  • Tambourine
  • Concert tom
  • Gongs
  • Suspended cymbals
  • A-due cymbals
  • Tam-tam
  • Thundersheet
  • Rails
  • Metal chimes
  • Table castanets
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Plate Bells
  • Violin chamber ensemble (6 players)
  • Piccolo trumpet
  • Viola chamber ensemble (4 players)
  • Trumpet in C (muted)
  • Cello chamber ensemble (3 players)
  • Trumpet ensemble (3 players - muted)
  • Double bass chamber ensemble (2 players)
  • Tenor trombone (muted)
  • Trombone ensemble (3 players - muted)
  • Flute 2
  • Contrabass trombone
  • Alto flute
  • Contrabass tuba
  • Viennese oboe
  • Wagner Tuba
  • Oboe d'Amore
  • Small clarinet in Eb
  • Vienna Konzerthaus
  • Organ
  • Basset horn
  • Harpsichord
  • Alto saxophone
  • Electric guitar (Overdrive)
  • Tenor saxophone
  • Concert guitar
  • Baritone saxophone
  • Flute ensemble (3 players)
  • Oboe ensemble (3 players)
  • Appassionata Violins (20 players)
  • Clarinet ensemble (3 players)
  • Appassionata Violas (14 players)
  • Bassoon ensemble (3 players)
  • Appassionata Cellos (12 players)
  • Viennese HornAppassionata
  • Double Basses (10 players)
  • Horn ensemble (8 players - "Epic Horns")
  • Appassionata violins (20 players) - normal and "con sordino"
  • Appassionata violas (14 players) - normal and "con sordino"
  • Appassionata cellos (12 players) - normal and "con sordino"
  • Appassionata double basses (10 players) - normal and "con sordino"
  • Solo violin - "con sordino"
  • Solo viola - "con sordino"
  • Solo cello - "con sordino"
  • Solo double bass - "con sordino"
  • Violin chamber ensemble (6 players) - "con sordino"
  • Viola chamber ensemble (4 players) - "con sordino"
  • Cello chamber ensemble (3 players) - "con sordino"
  • Double bass chamber ensemble (2 players) - "con sordino"
  • Harp 2
  • Bass Flute
  • English Horn (Viennese)
  • Heckelphone
  • Contrabass Clarinet
  • Bassoon 2
  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Bass Saxophone
  • Vienna Choir
  • Trumpet (Bb)
  • Fanfare Trumpets (6)
  • Cornet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Bass Trumpet
  • Alto Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cimbasso
Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Complete Bundle Features:
  • All the contents of Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Vol. 1 -4, Vol. 1 PLUS, and Vol. 2 PLUS in one complete package
  • Wide range of commonly used orchestral instruments and articulations in one collection
  • Contains 97 instruments and ensembles
  • Performance Detection senses how you're playing and selects the most appropriate articulations and samples
  • RAM optimization only loads required samples into your computer's RAM to conserve resources
  • Amazing sound quality, recorded in the custom-built Silent Stage recording facility
Expand your virtual orchestra with the Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Complete Bundle!

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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 Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number VSLV9AL

Customer Reviews

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Excellent Orchestral Library

Throughout recent years, I've collected a few different instrumental/orchestral libraries. There are many good ones out there. However, for a little extra money, VSL's Special Edition Complete Bundle, coupled with VSL's VI Pro software, offers the ability to create an amazingly authentic orchestral sound. Without a doubt, purchasing VSL's S.E. Complete Bundle is a financial investment. The number of instruments, the number of articulations associated with each instrument and instrumental groupings, and the power to tweek the sound with VSL's VI Pro makes the financial investment worthwhile, especially if one plans to use this set-up for orchestral projects for a long time. VSL's "Complete Bundle" more than give a good taste towards their much-more expensive full-versioned orchestral instruments. One can achieve a realistic sounding orchestra with "just" VSL's Special Edition Complete Bundle. To add to this, I would also recommend investing in VSL's VEPro 5 program and a version of VSL's MIR Pro (or MIRx). Finally, place the VSL's Special Edition Complete Bundle on a dedicated SSD for instrumental samples. It helps make the sequencing process on your computer pleasant and carefree. If aiming for a realistic sounding orchestra, VSL's Special Edition Complete Bundle should meet your expectations.
Music background: Composer/musician (Degree in Film Composition 33+ years ago)
See also: Orchestral Software, Vienna Symphonic Library, Vienna Symphonic Library Virtual Instruments: Orchestra