Best Service has announced the release of Version 2.0 of Miroslav Vitous String Ensembles: The Composer's Dream, a massive revision of the original version released in 2009. Version 2.0 is now a 2 DVD set completely re-worked and extended for a much lower price.
Miroslav Vitous SE 2.0 is a Swiss-army-knife of a string library. You actually get 2 libraries in 1.
The first library are the string ensembles, while the second library contains beautiful pre-programmed all strings, unison, octave and pad combinations - ready to go.
There are four different library parts: There's the Main Library with both Large and Small string ensembles, and the all new Blends, also with Large and Small strings ensembles.
MV SE 2.0 comes with pre-set string templates for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses. There are two recorded Violins.
For both Film and Concert, the big sound, and until now, the hardest to do in a MIDI mock-up, are unison and octave combinations. But that's not all. MV SE 2.0 has inspiring all-strings projects for Violins-Cellos-Basses and Violas-Cellos-Basses. There are two sets: Velocity Zones and Mod Wheel. So no matter how you like to work, Miroslav's got you covered.
Organization is simple and fast. The program names are so simple, you won't need the manual. All instrument sections include a so called "Info-layer" which shows the most important information on a click.
The Legatos operate at slow, medium, and fast depending on how quickly you play the keyboard. You'll also find Legato Detaches designed for really rapid passages and runs. The main programs are conveniently organized by Velocity Zones and Mod Wheels, Pads, and Round Robins (Mod Wheel Velocity Zones).
Best Service describes the sound of MV String Ensembles 2.0 as "lyrical, with a natural unprocessed sound that sounds beautiful and plays superbly on the MIDI keyboard."
MV SE 2.0 is powered by the Best Service Engine 2 plug-in and stand-alone application, which gives you lots of editing options. You can, as a registered user, upgrade to Independence Pro which gives you an even greater number of editing opportunities and sound design.
You don't need a super powerful computer to get a big string sound. No fancy hard drives required - MV String Ensembles 2.0 works great on standard 7200RPM drives of desktop computers or the 5400RPM Drives found on most laptops. Best Service says "Fastest loading patches as you will not find on any other professional string library are guaranteed."
Pricing and Availability
Mirolsav Vitous String Ensembles 2.0 is available as a boxed (DVD) version or as a download for €649 incl. German VAT or €545.38 without VAT.
It is available for Windows and Mac OS X in stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS instrument plugin formats.