SYNCHRON FAZOLI F308
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

SYNCHRON FAZOLI F308

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Con Grande Passione

The F308 is not only the jewel in the crown of Fazioli’s acclaimed series of concert grands, but also of Synchron Stage Vienna’s exclusive collection of pianos. Designed for large spaces, the F308 found a perfect home in the 540 m2 “Stage A” that allows its sound to unfold effortlessly, elevated by the exceptional acoustics of this hall.

Built with Passion, Precision, and Perseverance

With a staggering length of 308 cm (10 ft 2 in), the world’s largest piano owes its powerful sound and extraordinary harmonic clarity to the increased string length in the bass and middle range, as well as to a host of innovations the Italian piano maker is praised for among musicians and audiences alike. Fazioli pianos are built with a heartfelt passion for music and musicians, extraordinary craftsmanship, advanced technological development, and a careful selection of materials. The heart of each Fazioli – the soundboard – is taken from the same spruce forest in northern Italy’s Val di Fiemme where Antonio Stradivari once sourced his wood for his famous violins.

The Fourth Pedal

The F308 at Synchron Stage Vienna is equipped with a fourth pedal invented by Fazioli, located to the left of the three traditional pedals, which lowers the keyboard and raises the hammers to be closer to the strings. The effect is a decrease in volume of the sound without changing its timbre, sounding the same overtones and resonances, with a soft but very clear and transparent sound. This innovation also facilitates playing soft glissandos, rapid passages, and legatos. What’s more, by combining the una corda pedal with the fourth pedal pianists can increase the variations of soft colors the F308 is able to offer.

Superior Sound

Having further refined and perfected the recording and editing procedures in tandem with software development, we truly believe the Synchron Fazioli F308 represents the pinnacle in the art of sampling pianos. With a total of more than 360,000 samples, this software instrument boasts breathtaking authenticity.

Vienna’s engineers captured the rich resonances of its warm, colorful, and sparkling sound with an array of phase-aligned microphones. The signals of 11 mic positions are separately available in the mixer section of the Synchron Piano Player, perfectly pre-configured with Mixer Presets such as Concert, Intimate, Player, Pop, Ambience, and more. As with all Synchron Libraries, you can mix your piano sound in stereo, 5.1 surround or even Dolby Atmos and 9.1 Auro 3D, or any other immersive audio format. Of course, the mixer presets serve as great starting points for your own creations according to your liking or to the acoustic requirements of the production at hand.

The Synchron Piano Player

In addition to creating your sound by mixing several microphone signals, the free Vienna Synchron Pianos software offers multiple options for shaping the sound of the piano and your playing experience. Hosting a high-performance playback engine, the software provides a full-blown mixer with a broad range of effects such as EQ, compressor, saturator, algorithmic reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, rotary, and many more. You may also adjust the volume of body resonances, sympathetic strings, and pedal noises right in the main Play window. In the Edit window you can even tweak EQ, volume, tuning, dynamic range, etc. for each individual key!

The Synchron Advantage

Synchron Stage Vienna is the only scoring stage in the world that offers clients the possibility to make a choice in advance about which piano to use in the recording sessions. Each of the studio facility’s collection of fine concert grands is available as a software instrument that enables composers and music executives to play and evaluate the sampled pianos in the comfort of their own studio and hear a 100% accurate rendition of how they will sound in the very hall where the recordings will eventually happen – in stereo, surround and immersive sound formats.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRON-ized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Windows:

  • Windows 8.1/10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRON-ized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive 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!

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