BRASS I
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

BRASS I

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Fundamental Orchestral Brass

Brass I combines the basic brass instruments as solo instruments and in corresponding ensembles (3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 4 French horns). The four soloists are masters of their trade. Trumpet player Freddy Staudigl, hornist Marcus Schmidinger, and trombone player Johann Schodl all are foundation members of the renowned ensemble “Brassissimo” and are not only active with their quintet but also as soloists and orchestral musicians on an international level. In addition to his virtuosic command of the tuba, Christoph Kiene is also internationally known as a lecturer.

Apart from the existing articulations of the Pro Edition, this Vienna Instruments Collection also provides fast Interval Performances in legato and marcato, Performance Trills, arpeggios (major, minor, and diminished in legato and staccato) and mordents. Trumpet and trombone now offer the complete playing techniques, muted not only as solo instruments, but also in the ensembles. Among the specialties are the trumpet ensemble’s “out of tune” sustains, as they happen now and then in real orchestral situations. The three trumpet players don’t hit the note exactly at the beginning – a beat frequency ensues which is corrected as the tone progresses, eventually resulting in a clean homophony. Furthermore, the trumpets feature “rips & falls”. And the trombone ensembles, too, offer a specialty; clusters of three notes with half tone intervals are available in staccato (two variations), sustained, crescendo und diminuendo (in two tone lengths), sforzato, and even as Repetition Performances.

Brass I - Instruments: Trumpet, Viennese horn, Trombone, Tuba, Trumpet ensemble (3 players), Horn ensemble (4 players) & Trombone ensemble (3 players)

ARTICULATIONS

Performances:

  • Interval Performances: legato, marcato; fast & slow
  • Horns, tenor trombone: Interval Performance Glissandos
  • Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato; crescendo & diminuendo
  • Performance Repetition upbeats: slow, medium, fast
  • Performance Trills
  • Solo instruments – Grace Note Performances: minor and major 2nd, up and down
  • Trumpets: runs
  • Trumpets, horns, trombones – arpeggios: major, minor, diminished triads; staccato, medium & fast
  • Solo trumpet – mordents: legato, 12 variations
  • Trumpets, horns, trombones – muted/stopped:
  • Interval Performances
  • Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato
  • Fast Repetitions
  • Upbeats

Single notes:

  • Short notes: staccato and portato with various attacks and note lengths
  • Long notes: sustains with various attacks and vibratos
  • Horns: blared sustains
  • Dynamics: crescendo & diminuendo in various note lengths, various vibratos; fp, sfz, sffz, pfp
  • Solo instruments – trills: half tone, whole tone; crescendo & diminuendo
  • Flutter tongues: normal and crescendo variations
  • Trumpets, horns, trombones – muted/stopped:
  • Short notes: staccato, short portato, medium portato
  • Sustains and dynamics in various note lengths
  • Flutter tongues
  • Trumpet ensemble: out-of-tune-sustains, rips & falls
  • Trombone ensemble: clusters

Library Content

  • Standard Library: Samples 24.657 | Download Files Size 26,8 GB | Installed File Size 56,9 GB

  • Full Library: Samples 144.624 | Download Files Size 26,8 GB | Installed File Size 56,9 GB

Requirements

Your purchase of any VSL library entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments Player software that includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing host.
  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
  • eLicenser Control Center software (get the latest version from www.eLicenser.net)
  • free hard drive space according to This Library Size Chart

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 4 GB RAM
  • SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3/3.1 UASP Support) or separate HDD (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/AAX compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard

Product activation:
Vienna Instruments require the ViennaKey!
This USB protection device by eLicenser (by Steinberg compatible) is not included in any collection, it is a separate item you have to get additionally. So you’ll have to order at least one ViennaKey or Steinberg eLicenser with your first VSL purchase. Each dongle can store up to 100 product licenses.
Additionally an internet connection on any computer is required to authorize a VSL product.