Vienna Symphonic Orchestra


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Detailed drum and percussion recordings

The second part of these particularly detailed drum and percussion recordings in the Synchron Stage Vienna also offers a range of fine instruments that enrich the Synchron Series. As with the first collection, all instruments in the large "Stage A" of VSL's own scoring stage were recorded with the same extensive microphone setup, which enables both excellent sound fidelity and great flexibility.

Included instruments:

  • 5 timpani (Adams, C2 – C # 4, played with soft mallets)

  • 10 Taikos (Kolberg, 8 "- 53")

  • 6 Roto-Toms (Kolberg, 6 "- 16")

  • Bass Drum 2 (bass drum, Lefima 28 ")

  • Tam-Tam 3 (Wuhan, 70 cm)

  • Burma Gongs (Kolberg, C2 - C6)

  • 5 China Gongs (Kolberg Peking Opera Gongs)

  • Vibraphone (Musser M55)

  • Crotales (Bergerault, C6 - C8)

  • Bell plates (Kolberg, C2 - C7)

  • 3 temple bells

  • 2 thunder plates

  • Wind machine

  • Rainmaker (cactus rainmaker)

  • 3 ratchets

  • 2 vibraslaps

  • 3 slapsticks (whips)

  • Lion roar

  • Forest devil

  • Log drums

  • 4 anvils

You can find detailed information about all instruments in the product descriptions of the individually available instrument groups.

All instruments recorded single hits in a variety of dynamic levels and with multiple repetitions (round robins). There are two types of pegs available for some instruments: "Static" pegs were recorded without changing the dynamics and can be crossfaded from pianissimo to fortissimo using the velocity crossfade control. In the case of "dynamic" vortices, volume changes (crescendos and diminuendos) were recorded in different pitch lengths. You can also play the pegs for a shorter time and exit at any time by simply releasing the key, and the customized release sample will be played automatically.

Miking and mixing

Each instrument was recorded with 12 microphones. You can choose from four positions (Standard Library) or seven positions (Full Library) and mix the signals with the internal mixer of the Synchron Player.

A number of mixer presets are available for each instrument. The Decca Tree configurations offer widely used presets such as Close, Classical, Wide, Distant and Ambience. In the “Processed” category, the signals are modified with effects such as algorithmic reverb, compression, delay and other FX for presets such as “Low Boom”, “Power Timps” or “Far Away Echoes”. "Surround to Stereo" presets add the signals from the surround microphones to the stereo output of the synchronous player, in order to achieve a denser, richer overall sound. The “Surround” presets can be used in actual 5.1 and 3D audio setups, e.g. B. Dolby Atmos or Auro 3D.

A new feature of the Synchron Player allows you to distribute the signals from widely positioned instruments that consist of several individual instruments (e.g. timpani, taikos, roto-toms) individually in a stereo panorama. Instead of z. If, for example, you want to place all five timpani at a certain point in the room, you can use the new “Output Config” function to route the signal of each individual kettle that is micro-connected to its own channel.

Scope of the library

  • Standard Library: Samples 191.324 | Download size 58.1 GB | Installed file size 170.9 GB

  • Full Library: Samples 334.817 | Download size 120.9 GB | Installed file size 341.6 GB

System requirements

  • PC Windows 8.1 / 10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10.05 or higher, Intel Core i3
  • 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 Windows10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
  • macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / 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 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.