Vienna Symphonic Orchestra


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Big Bang Orchestra: Jupiter - Horns

  • Six double horns, recorded in the Synchron Stage Vienna

  • Many microphone positions with additional “close” mics

  • Variety of playing styles with up to five dynamic levels

  • From the mysterious pianissimo to the heroic fortissimo

  • Real legati, glissandi, swells, rep, flutter tongue, trills etc.

In the many years of recordings for film, game and advertising music, horn ensembles of all sizes have been recorded in the Synchron Stage Vienna, from two to twelve musicians. By far the best sound in the large “Stage A” was usually achieved with a cast of six players, and this number was also chosen for the recordings for Big Bang Orchestra: Jupiter. From pianissimo to fortissimo, the round and, in the loud range, the particularly powerful sound of the instruments is convincing.

Although the Viennese horn is common in Austrian orchestras, double horns were recorded for BBO: Jupiter, as these are usually used in international productions. The experience of the musicians with this sound ideal is reflected in the excellently recorded samples. The acoustic ambience of the Synchron Stage Vienna, in which the characteristics of the horns are particularly effective, as well as the masterful miking by the Chief Recording Engineer of the Synchron Stage Vienna, Bernd Mazagg, are further defining factors for this clear, powerful sound.

The library contains a variety of playing styles in up to five dynamic levels: short notes, marcati, real legati, sforzandi, sforzatissimi, various crescendos and diminuendi, flutter tongue, trills, rips and fast repetitions.

The horns of BBO: Jupiter have been completely re-recorded. They can therefore easily be combined with the tutti modules of the Big Bang Orchestra to achieve an even fatter brass sound. The usual mixer presets are available in the Synchron Player, which guarantee a homogeneous sound when used in combination with the other modules of the Big Bang Orchestra. In addition, the “Processed” category contains mixer presets such as “Compressed”, “Sparkling”, “Wall of Low Horns”, “Howling Horns”, “Threatening Sustain” and many more that match the presets from BBO: Hercules, Izar and Copernicus correspond.

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.