Vienna Symphonic Orchestra


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Phrases & Effects

  • Ready-to-use orchestral textures for lightning-fast orchestrations

  • Unique orchestral effects played by a 70-piece symphony orchestra

  • Large selection of clusters, arpeggios, hits, runs and accents

  • Many microphone positions with additional “close” mics

  • Exceptional surround sound from the 550 m2 Synchron Stage Vienna

New worlds of sound behind every single key

BBO: Black Eye is the second in a series of tutti orchestra packages for the Big Bang Orchestra. It expands the series with fully orchestrated phrases and effects for modern, effect-emphasized composing, with which you can pull large instrumentations and equally large sounds out of your hat easily, quickly and effortlessly.

Black Eye offers you new and innovative musical elements, such as hits, runs, constantly changing sustains, tension clusters, aleatoric rhythms, arpeggios as well as grace notes and echo effects with various delays and much more - played by a large 70-piece orchestra in the Synchron Stage Vienna.

From floating spherical to rhythmic textures

BBO: Black Eye contains hundreds of tension-laden clusters in several dynamic levels, played short and long, with and without marcato and as short and long crescendos. Sustained notes are grouped into a variety of categories - some vary either due to fluctuations in intonation, e.g. B. performed in opposite directions by the various instruments, or slowly striving towards a target tone (or vice versa). Others do not change the pitch, but the volume of the orchestral groups in opposite directions, so that there is a fascinating interplay of timbres while the overall volume remains the same.

A kind of "seagull effect" ("Seagull Arpeggio") is created by flageolet glissandi on the open strings of the strings, with the winds accompanying them through composed arpeggios that follow the overtone series of the strings.

In the so-called “Shuffled Sustains”, the different orchestral groups play opposing rhythmic patterns that ensure controlled chaos. Due to the complex source material, the effect can be used independently of the tempo. B. with film music for an excited compression.

Dramatic accents

The “Graced” patch offers a special effect for dramatic accents, in which the instruments of the high register play towards a target tone that is forced by the entire orchestra with a powerful marcato-staccato. The “Staccato-Sordino Sustains”, in which the fortississimo played staccato hits of the low brass end in a soft, muted high note of the strings, also provide a special goosebumps feeling. Various echo effects round off the hit category.

Of course, there are a large number of "standard" orchestral hits for all major, minor, open and diminished chords, octave suggestions, octave trills and runs in breathtaking tempos, in which the instruments in the lowest register in particular consciously adapt to theirs Performance limits were brought.

Microphone setup

  • Main (Decca tree stereo)
  • Main (Decca tree center)
  • Main surround stereo
  • High stereo
  • High surround stereo
  • High strings
  • Low strings
  • Woodwinds close
  • Horns close
  • Trumpets close
  • Low brass close

Free Con Sordino Expansion

This bonus package with wonderfully quiet and sometimes unsettling tutti recordings of the entire orchestra is available to all registered users of the Big Bang Orchestra: Black Eye to download free of charge. It contains different runs and clusters in the dynamics from ppp (pianississimo) to mp (mezzopiano). All the strings and brass play “con sordino” (with mute), the woodwind ensemble has been changed to avoid the high registers and thus prominent instruments. It consists of two alto flutes, a bass flute, two English horns, a heckelphone, two bass clarinets, a double bass clarinet, two bassoons and a double bassoon.

System requirements

  • PC Windows 8.1 / 10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10.05 or higher, Intel Core i3
  • SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3 / 3.1 UASP support) for the sample content
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
  • AU / VST / AAX Native compatible host program (AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB copy protection plug) or other USB eLicenser (e.g. from Steinberg or Arturia)

Other system configurations can work, but are not actively supported.


  • PC Windows10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
  • macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
  • 16 GB RAM or more, depending on your registered products
  • 88 key master keyboard

Product activation:
Vienna Instruments and software require a ViennaKey !
The USB dongle from eLicenser (Steinberg compatible) is not included in the Vienna Instruments, but must be purchased separately. So you have to order at least one ViennaKey or Steinberg eLicenser together with your first VSL product. Each ViennaKey can store up to 100 product licenses.
You also need an internet connection on any computer to authorize a ViennaKey.