SPECIAL KEYBOARDS
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

SPECIAL KEYBOARDS

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Distinguished Sounds Par Excellence

The 8 GB collection Special Keyboards offers a state-of-the-art approach to capturing exceptional, unfamiliar but also classical sounds that shouldn’t be missing on any sound designer’s or composer’s workstation

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The harpsichord (German: Cembalo) has a famously bright sound, rich in overtones. Typically a Baroque instrument, the harpsichord has played a minimal role in classical and romantic music. In modern literature, however, it has been rediscovered by a broad range of musicians, and is also used poignantly and effectively in film and TV music. In our own Silent Stage, the following single notes and repetition performances of a two manual harpsichord were recorded: 8’ register solo, 8’ double, and tutti (a combination of two 8’ registers and one 4’ register).

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The harmonium is a free-reed instrument, meaning that air streaming past reeds of different lengths causes them to vibrate. Unlike organ pipes, the harmonium’s reeds produce more disharmonic overtones, creating a unique undulating sound.

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The prepared piano is a technique that became known to a wider public around 1940 and is primarily associated with the innovative composer, John Cage, who inserted objects such as erasers, nails, wire and paper between a piano’s strings causing them to produce additional tones, harmonics, or percussive sounds that are sometimes reminiscent of Indonesian Gamelan music. Our team also “treated” the Bösendorfer grand piano with their bare hands (e.g., glissandos over the strings) and with wood mallets in order to get a multitude of creative sounds and colors.

There are no Standard and Extended Library options, as in other Vienna Instruments collections; the Special Keyboards Standard Library includes the full sets of samples along with the software instrument, featuring our exclusive Vienna Instruments engine.

Library Content

  • Standard Library: Samples 4.380 | Download Files Size 2,4 GB | Installed File Size 5,5 GB

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Your purchase of any VSL library entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments Pro player software that includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing host.

Mac:

  • macOS 10.13 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i3 (Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon recommended)
  • RAM: min. 8 GB (16GB recommended)

Windows:

  • Windows 8.1/10 or higher
  • 64 bit 
  • Intel Core i3  / AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon recommended)
  • RAM: min. 8 GB (16GB recommended)

Free hard drive space according to the library size.

This product requires an activation!

You can either "soft" activate the software on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.

An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product. In order to download and install your software products and sample libraries authorized via iLok, please use the Vienna Assistant.

Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required at least if you want to use a hardware iLok!

AAX native, AU, Mac, Standalone, VST, Win