The Vienna Special Edition brings together the complete orchestra, and more, in one collection. It is the ideal, resource-saving companion for orchestral arrangements on the laptop, or for newcomers to the world of Vienna Instruments, offering a useful cross-section of the Vienna Symphonic Library's over one million samples.
The Standard Library includes 28 instruments and ensembles, covering large post-romantic instrumentation. It contains solo and ensemble strings, solo instruments and ensembles of the brass section, woodwinds ranging from piccolo flute to contra bassoon, harp, drums and percussion as well as celesta and the Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.
The Extended Library doesn't offer more articulations to the Standard Library instruments; rather, it contains 35 additional instruments which enhance the symphonic variety of this Collection (e.g. basset horn, contrabass trombone, saxophones, the famous Chamber Strings and Epic Horns). It also adds instruments like the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, a harpsichord, acoustic and electric guitar, and many more.
Apart from the basic articulations, all string and wind instruments include the Legato Performances characteristic of the Vienna Symphonic Library: real note transitions up to a one octave range are played automatically by the performance detection algorithms of Vienna Instruments when the user plays legato notes.
The Vienna Special Edition is a virtual instrument containing 80 Gb of samples in 44.1kHz/24bit.