Vienna Symphonic Orchestra


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Big Bang Orchestra: Ganymede - Choirs

  • Individual ensembles: soprano, alto, tenor, bass

  • Several tutti patches

  • Tutti FX: chords, clusters, cluster glissandos, screams, etc.

  • Many microphone positions with additional “close” mics

Powerful voice

With their mythical power, choirs have always contributed to breathing life and soul into pieces of music and making them sound even more magnificent. The choirs of the Big Bang Orchestra were created with exactly this intention. With the choir of the Synchron Stage Vienna an ensemble was available for BBO: Ganymede, which brought all its experience with recordings for many film and game productions. His style is clear and yet of high emotional quality, with the reduced vibrato often required in contemporary film music.

BBO Genymede Recording

Tutti and SATB

BBO: Ganymede contains the individual classical ensembles soprano, alto, tenor and bass as well as some tutti patches. The latter are available in different versions in order to be able to realize quick arrangements easily without having to deal with detailed voice guidance.

  • “Tutti Choir” contains all four ensembles layered on top of each other in a mighty patch

  • “Male / Female” provides the two male ensembles in the lower octaves and the female ensembles in the high octaves of the keyboard.

  • “Choir Stacked” distributes the ensembles on the keyboard according to their natural range, with fading from the lowest to the highest registers.

  • “Tutti Effects” contains major and minor chords, clusters, cluster glissandos, cluster building blocks and screams. The clusters contained here correspond to the Cluster A and B patches of "Big Bang Orchestra: Black Eye", which were played there by strings, brass and woodwinds. In combination of both modules, homogeneous and gripping overall clusters can be realized.

Articulations are available in staccato, sustain, espressivo, real legato, sforzato and various crescendos (swells).

Mixer presets

As with all other modules of the Big Bang Orchestra, the ensembles of Ganymede were recorded with a variety of microphones so that you can intervene to shape the sound at any time using the internal mixer of the Vienna Synchron Player. In principle, the spatial placement of the ensembles is very easy to manage by clicking on a preset name. There is a choice of different “room mixes” (stereo mixes by combining different microphone signals), Decca Tree, Surround to Stereo and surround presets for 3D audio applications. In the “Processed” category, mixer presets such as Cathedral, Soft Canon, Compressed, Bass to the Middle and many more are available. Thanks to the consistent miking in the large hall of the Synchron Stage Vienna, the choirs of the Big Bang Orchestra fit together:

BBO Genymede Mic Set Up

Microphone setup

Main (Decca tree stereo)
Main (Decca tree center)
Main surround stereo
High stereo
High surround stereo
Mid stereo
Soprano close
Alto close
Tenor close
Bass close

Size of the library: File size of the download 3.6 GB | Installed file size 7.8 GB

System requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10 (last update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 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 Windows 7/8/10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5 / i7 / 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, formerly Syncrosoft) is not included in the Vienna Instruments, but must be purchased separately. So you have to order at least one ViennaKey together with your first collection. It is automatically placed in the basket with the first instrument, but can be deleted again if you do not need it. Each ViennaKey can store up to 100 product licenses.
You also need an internet connection on any computer to authorize a ViennaKey.