With the bass, the Vienna Symphonic Library now offers another instrument that is used in jazz. Bernd Konzett, a recognized jazz bass player from the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, was engaged for the recordings.
After extensive recording tests, he strung the 4-string 3/4 bass with a scale length of 113 cm with thinner e and a strings and thicker d and g strings. A short time later, Bernd realized how painful it can be to record samples for the Vienna Symphonic Library. Compared to a gig lasting several hours in a jazz cellar, a recording session for glissandi is an ordeal that gives the musician downright burns on the fingertips. The strings themselves also reached such temperatures during the sessions that the smell of burned skin lingered in the Silent Stage.
In addition to staccato, portati and sustains with different vibrato strengths, the consistently plucked playing styles also include performances such as legati, the slow and fast glissandi and repeated notes already mentioned, but also special ghost note performances, which are unique in this form to date. Snaps, noises and various effects complete the bass sample set.
Purchasing a VSL Library also entitles you to a free download of the Vienna Instruments software player , which includes the Vienna Ensemble mixing and host software.
- macOS 10.10 or later
- 64 bit
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- RAM: 12GB or more
- Windows 8-10
- 32bit & 64bit
- Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
- RAM: 12GB or more
You also need free hard disk space according to the following disk space requirement table .
Vienna Instruments and software require a ViennaKey !
The eLicenser USB dongle (Steinberg compatible) is not included with the Vienna Instruments and must be purchased separately. You must therefore 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.
Sample Amount 6,233
Download File Size 1.8 GB
Installed File Size 5.1 GB