Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Volume 1: Strings

Strings Software Instrument Collection with 8 x Solo and Ensemble Instrument Sounds and 8 x Articulations - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
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Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Volume 1: Strings
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Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Edition Volume 1: Strings virtual instrument provides you with a complete set of eight excellent solo and orchestral string instruments. Complete with a set of essential articulations enhanced by the Vienna Instruments Player's performance detection algorithms, each note you play with Special Edition Volume 1: Strings will come alive under your fingertips. Performed by top-ranked musicians and recorded in VSL's first-rate studio, you simply won't find another sound library as affordable and professional as Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Edition Volume 1: Strings.

Discover the Power and Flexibility of VSL's Vienna Special Editions Instruments

If you're looking for a great, affordable way to get into making music with Vienna Symphonic Library's amazing virtual instruments, then this Vienna Special Editions instrument is perfect for you. Offering a subject-by-subject cross section of VSL's impressive 1.5-million-sample sound archive for an entry-level price, Vienna Special Editions instruments provide you with production quality sections covering strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and more. And each of these Vienna Special Editions instruments includes the free Vienna Instruments software player with Vienna Ensemble mixing (available in AU, VST, AAX Native, RTAS or standalone formats), so you're ready to start creating music right from day one.

Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Edition Volume 1: Strings Included Instruments:
  • 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)
Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Edition Volume 1: Strings Articulations:
  • Staccato
  • Detache
  • Sustained
  • Sforzato
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato
  • Legato
  • Portamento
Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Edition Volume 1: Strings Features:
  • An fabulous collection of 8 VSL string virtual instruments for a great low price
  • Bundle includes both solo and orchestral violins, violas, cellos, and double basses
  • Essential note articulations (including true legato and portamento) add realism to your performances
  • Includes free Vienna Instruments Player with Vienna Ensemble mixing and natural articulation control
  • Available in AU, VST, AAX Native, RTAS or standalone format
Enhance your music with the impeccable sound of Vienna Symphonic Library's Special Edition Volume 1: Strings virtual instrument!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Orchestral String Virtual Instrument
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AU, VST, AAX Native, RTAS, Standalone
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 5.8GB Disk Space
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM, 5.8GB Disk Space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Manufacturer Part Number VSLV43L

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Absolutely Amazing

Hey this product is absolutely amazing. I bought this so I could have better sounding strings to the ones I was currently using from Miroslav Orchestra. And these strings are just superb and fit my needs perfectly and at a great price. The articulations on them are absolutely amazing; the pizzicato and legato are exceptional. Quite often in these libraries the high violin starts to sound a bit fake bit in these it doe not and the crisp lol end of the basses are really good as well. Love this product, the only thing that isn't the best in my opinion is the built in reverb but that's okay because you can use the reverb from your daw (in my case cubase). Great Product

Nice realism

The VSL collections are at or near the top of the heap for realism IMHO. The Special edition series offers a very nice set of basic articulations. While they have only half the samples as the full blown-full price collections, they are still 24 bit and work very well when utilized for what they do best. No virtual sound set as yet rivals the real thing, but the folks at VSL seem to have focussed on instrument purity rather than a specific flavor of "sweep you off your feet" pre-processed cinematic glory. That purity shines through in this SE strings vol. 1 set and challenges you to create your custom flavor of cinematic glory in production. Without having every articulation you may never use, the VSL SE sounds can be used well to spice up your other virtual orchestras, synth sounds, or live ensembles.
See also: Orchestral Software, Vienna Symphonic Library, Vienna Symphonic Library Virtual Instruments: Orchestra