Log InCreate An Account
  1. News
  2. »
  3. Virtual Instruments
  4. »
  5. Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL)

Vienna Symphonic Library releases "Synchron Solo Violin" and "Synchron Solo Cello"

Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL)

The Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the release of Synchron Solo Violin and Synchron Solo Cello, two string instruments recorded in the large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna. Here's what they say:

Both instruments capture the artistic excellence, emotional depth, and technical precision of the performances by acclaimed soloists Marina Dimitrova and Florian Eggner, ensuring every note resonates with authenticity and nuanced expression.

A string instrument is arguably the most expressive among classical orchestra instruments, especially when it takes center stage as a soloist. The interplay between the bow, the fingers and the instrument opens up a vast and varied panoply of sound and performance possibilities. That's why creating a solo strings virtual instrument is one of the ultimate challenges of sampling artistry, having to balance two key aspects: capturing the instrument's full expressive complexity without imposing limitations, while simultaneously providing a software instrument that is easy to use and sounds authentic from the get-go.

The crucial factor that fundamentally determines the quality of a library is, above all, the musicians themselves. Sampling sessions are inherently demanding, requiring endurance and intense concentration. Over the years, the Vienna team has refined the recording process to create the ideal conditions for the musicians. Striking the right balance between providing guidance and allowing musicians to find their own flow has been key. It is to VSL's significant advantage that the musicians have become highly specialized session players for scoring recordings, while also bringing extensive experience in sampling to the studio.

The Synchron Solo Violin was performed by the concertmaster of the Synchron Stage Orchestra, Marina Dimitrova. Hailing from Bulgaria, she studied in Sofia, London and Vienna and was a member of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna. She regularly performs with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and played at festivals such as Salzburg and Wien Modern as a soloist and chamber musician.

The Synchron Solo Cello was performed by acclaimed soloist and one of the first chair players of the Synchron Stage Orchestra, Florian Eggner. Since founding one of today's leading piano trios in 1997 with his two brothers Georg and Christoph, the Grammy-nominated "Eggner Trio" has performed numerous concerts all over the world (Vienna Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Cité de la Musique Paris, Carnegie Hall New York).

Both musicians demonstrated extraordinary dedication and focus in one of the most extensive sampling sessions in the large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna, evidenced by the enormous number of available articulations. Short notes include a variety of spiccatos, staccatos, détachés, ricochet, and saltando. Long notes come with various vibrato styles, different attacks and releases as well as various slides. Legato variants include normal, agile, slurred, portamento, and lyrical styles. Playing techniques such as sforzato, several crescendos and diminuendos, tremolos, trills, harmonics, pizzicatos and col legno add a host of styles, tonal colors and dynamic nuances to the expressive possibilities of these software instruments.

To better match the capabilities of these instruments, the functionality of the Synchron Player has been expanded. A new Crossfade Editor allows for seamless blending and layering of two or more articulations, enabling users to fine-tune their preferred settings, such as defining the exact transition area between vibrato and non-vibrato or setting precise breakpoints between normal and rapid note sequences. Another new feature, familiar to Vienna Instruments Pro users, is the Sequence Controller, which automates switching between two or more articulations. The presets include several suggestions, but the possibilities are virtually limitless. Of course both new features are now available to all users of Synchron Player based libraries.

In order to capture the performances in the large Stage A, Vienna's recording engineers used multiple high-end microphone arrays, affording an abundance of options for creating an individual sound. The Full Library features three different sets of close microphones with tube, ribbon and condenser mic options, two pairs of mid mics, another ribbon pair a bit further away, as well as the Decca tree with additional surround and high surround outriggers.

Pricing & Availability

Each of the two Collections is currently available at an introductory price of $173 for the Standard Library (reg. $231), and $241 for the Full Library (reg. $326).

The difference between each Standard Library and Full Library is the number of available microphone positions.

Customers who purchase both Collections at once get an additional discount of 10% off the introductory prices.



Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion

News & Deals Related To This Item

Vienna Symphonic Library releases "Synchron Solo Violin" and "Synchron Solo Cello"
03 Jul 2024
Vienna Symphonic Library announces new Lossless Data Compression Format for all Synchron Pianos
12 Jun 2024
Vienna Symphonic Library Announce Survey with a Chance to Win a Complete Synchron Package
22 May 2024
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron Duality Strings (Virtuoso) - String ensembles playing virtuosic phrases
02 May 2024
Vienna Symphonic Library releases "Synchron World Percussion" - Ethnic percussion with 500+ MIDI loops
03 Apr 2024
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron Fazioli F212 - Virtual representation of Italian grand
16 Feb 2024
VSL releases Duality Strings (colors) for Synchron Player
20 Dec 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Vienna Boys Choir & Basso Profondo Choir
05 Dec 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron Duality Strings (sordino) - Separate, but simultaneously recorded muted string ensembles
03 Oct 2023
VSL releases "Synchron Smart Orchestra" - Synchron Stage Orchestra on the keyboard
06 Sep 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron Duality Strings
12 Jul 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library releases SYNCHRON-ized Percussion Virtual Instrument Collection
04 May 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library and GPU Audio announce collaboration
13 Apr 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron-ized Saxophones and updates Vienna MIR Pro 3D
04 Apr 2023
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron-ized Harps and updates Synchron Player with Apple Silicon support
01 Mar 2023
VSL announce Vienna Composer Contest: Win a chance to record at Synchron Stage
13 Feb 2023
VSL releases free Lyrical Legato for Horn 1 & 2 of Synchron Brass - and special Holiday pricing
21 Dec 2022
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Synchron Fazioli F308 - virtual representation of Italian concert grand
07 Dec 2022

Show more...