Vienna Symphonic Orchestra


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SYNCHRONIZED Special Edition Volume 1 - Essential Orchestra

  • Edited, improved and expanded sound material of the popular VI Special Edition Vol. 1

  • Additional instruments: Steinway & Sons D-274, Solo Violin 2, Solo Cello 2

  • Optimized for the free, intuitive Vienna Synchron Player

  • Outstanding surround sound from the Synchron Stage Vienna

  • Preconfigured reverb settings for authentic and precise placement of instruments in the room

  • "Out-of-the-box" sound - can be used immediately without further sound processing

SYNCHRONIZED Special Edition Volume 1 (“Essential Orchestra”) contains over 30 of the most popular instruments and ensembles with all basic articulations *: two solo violins and two solo cellos, orchestral strings, brass instruments (both solo and in the respective ensembles), woodwinds by the piccolo flute to the contrabassoon, harp, percussion, celesta and a Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.

A great new addition is the Steinway & Sons D-274 concert grand piano, which was recorded with over 30 velocities in the Synchron Stage Vienna. This instrument is the quintessence of a synthesis of resource-friendliness and the highest standards.

All sounds blend in with a variety of musical styles, from pop and rock songs to large-scale symphonic arrangements. Discounts such as “Complementary Discounts” enable you to gradually expand your orchestral sound library at any time - entirely according to your requirements and budget.

Volume 1 also includes the new, free Vienna Synchron Player, currently the most powerful sample playback software on the market, which combines previously unknown streaming performance with particularly intuitive usability.

* The basic articulations include staccato, détaché, sustained, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato, legato & portamento performances.

Newly edited, remastered and expanded

For the development of the SYNCHRONIZED Special Editions, the original sound data have been completely revised, re-edited and expanded. For each instrument, all volume levels of each articulation were adjusted in order not only to fit seamlessly within an instrument, but also in harmony with the other instruments of the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions and all other libraries of the Synchron Series. In addition, the Synchron Player improves the automatic triggering of release samples and thus contributes to the overall increased realism of all included instruments.

Outstanding acoustics

The Synchron Player contains a customized convolution reverb module based on Vienna MIR Pro, which provides the extraordinary ambience of the 540 m2 recording hall of the Synchron Stage Vienna. The perfectly coordinated reverb and positioning presets combine tailor-made impulse responses with masterfully designed reverb settings for all instruments and ensembles. The ambience of “Stage A” of the Vienna Scoring Stage is added to the comparatively dry samples in real time, so that the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions sound perfectly together with every other product in the Synchron Series and therefore an immediately usable surround sound “out-of-the-box” " deliver. The Steinway & Sons D-274 concert grand also included is of course not provided with these impulses,


You can expand the instruments of Volume 1 with additional articulations, which you can find in Volume 1 PLUS . You can also expand your instrument inventory by adding more volumes according to your needs and budget. The optimized structure of all instrument configurations with standardized presets for articulations, placement and reverb makes the application easy and quick to learn!

Scope of the library

Samples 66,571 | Download size 21.2 GB | Installed file size 63.6 GB

System requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10 (last update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 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 Windows 7/8/10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5 / i7 / 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, formerly Syncrosoft) is not included in the Vienna Instruments, but must be purchased separately. So you have to order at least one ViennaKey together with your first collection. It is automatically placed in the basket with the first instrument, but can be deleted again if you do not need it. Each ViennaKey can store up to 100 product licenses.
You also need an internet connection on any computer to authorize a ViennaKey.