Vienna Symphonic Orchestra


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Big Bang Orchestra: Zodiac - Supermassive Ensembles

With Big Bang Orchestra: Zodiac , the monumental series of the Vienna Symphonic Library is entering the grand finale. The string ensemble, consisting of a total of 112 musicians, as well as the oversized brass ensembles will give your arrangements massive assertiveness, epic breadth and a previously unattained sonority.

The collection contains seven ensembles:

  • First violins - 30 musicians
  • Second violins - 26 musicians
  • Violas - 20 musicians
  • Celli - 22 musicians
  • Double basses - 14 musicians
  • Horns - 12 musicians
  • Trumpets - 9 musicians

Each ensemble was recorded individually in the Synchron Stage Vienna with a large microphone setup, from close miking, medium distance and decca tree to surround and high-surround 3D audio (immersive audio). The multitude of available presets makes it easy to achieve the perfect sound "out of the box" - be it to fit into the overall sound of all other modules in the Big Bang Orchestra series or to use the ensembles in different types of arrangements and genres to place.

Zodiac GUI

BBO: Zodiac also combines combinations of different groups in one preset, even with polyphonic legato. "All Strings" combines all five string ensembles in one preset, in the original voicing spread over a range of six octaves and in a denser voicing over four octaves. The octave combinations each consist of two ensembles that play in octaves, e.g. B. first and second violins, violas and cellos, cellos and double basses, etc. "Epic Legato Combo" is a legato preset in which horns, violas, cellos and two additional clarinets play long notes and legato tone connections. This wonderfully broad and soft harmony in the tenor register is best recommended for melodic tasks in the "epic style".

The playing styles of the strings contain short notes (bold and agile), long notes and legati with normal and slowly phrased finals, sforzato, sforzatissimo and tremoli. The brass section also has extra fortissimo patches, short and long crescendos (swells) and fast and slow “rips”.

System requirement

  • macOS 10.13 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i3
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended)
  • SSD hard drive recommended


  • Windows 8-10
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended)
  • SSD hard drive recommended

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.