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VI Special Edition Volume 7 - Historical Instruments

Volume 7 of the VI Special Edition series contains 22 instruments with the most important playing styles of the VSL products Historic Winds I-III, Recorders and Glass Instruments.

Whether you are a fan of historical performance practice or are looking for new, inspiring sound sources - VI Special Edition Vol. 7 offers instrumental rarities that you will hardly find in any other sample library or as a software instrument: transverse flute, baroque oboe, oboe da caccia ( "Jagdoboe"), Ophikleide, Serpent, Zink, Krummhorn, natural trumpet (in three different tunings), natural horn (with seven different vocal arcs), 4 recorders (soprano, alto, tenor and great bass flute) and glass harmonica.

Instrumental rarities

The transverse flute reached its heyday in the Baroque era and is considered to be a pre-form of the modern flute. The baroque oboe covers the soprano register, while the oboe da caccia (“hunting oboe”) covers the old register. The latter also resembles the hunting horn more than the oboe due to its curved shape and its relatively large brass lintels. The ophicleide with its conical bore, like the tuba, belongs to the group of bow horns and is now being replaced by the tuba or the saxophone. The serpent is a forerunner of the bassoon or tuba and covers the bass register of the tine family. Tines were popular instruments in the Renaissance and Baroque periods covering the soprano and sopranino registers. The krummhorn, in turn, creates the particularly "nasal" sound with which music of the Renaissance era is often associated.

The recorders are represented with the registers soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Natural trumpets were originally used in the military for signaling. Since they have no valves, they are about twice as long as modern valve trumpets. The natural horn also has neither finger holes nor valves or flaps. Only natural tones corresponding to the natural tone series can be generated by different lip tension. To be able to play natural tone scales on different basic tones, different vocal arcs are used. The glass harmonica was invented in 1761 and is a special exotic. Glass bells of different sizes are mounted on a common axis and are set in rotation with a pedal to generate the sound and set in vibration by the player's wet fingers. Today there are only about 10 players worldwide,

Scope of the library

  • Samples 20,835 | Download size 8.4 GB | Installed file size 12.9 GB

System requirements

  • PC Windows 8.1 / 10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • macOS 10.10.5 (last update) or higher, Intel Core i3
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB copy protection plug) or other USB eLicenser (e.g. from Steinberg or Arturia)
  • Free space according to the library size

Other system configurations can work, but are not actively supported.


  • PC Windows 10 (last update, 64-bit), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
  • macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3 / 3.1 UASP support) or separate HDD (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU / VST / AAX compatible host program (also runs stand-alone)
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 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.