Vienna Instruments PRO is a software sample player based on the Vienna Instruments audio engine. While it provides full compatibility with all existing and future Vienna Instruments sample collections, it features several innovations, such as a Humanize function that brings human behaviour into the virtual world of sample-based orchestral production.
Vienna Instruments PRO offers a wealth of options to customize patches and articulations to suit the user's personal workflow, making the creative process faster and easier. With the innovative Human Performance Control feature users can adjust the performance accuracy in terms of timing and intonation of the virtual musicians in real-time, at the touch of a single fader.
Up to eight instruments and articulations can be stacked in a single cell of a matrix, allowing for individual adjustments of volume and panning in the rack mixer. This way it's easy to create powerful multi-instruments in a single instance of Vienna Instruments PRO that even allow for polyphonic legato-playing.
Sample lengths of fixed performances, such as runs, fast repetitions or arpeggios can be matched to the required tempo with the time stretching tool. Users with a special interest in ancient or non-western music are presented with microtuning scales such as "just intonation", Werckmeister or several Arabic, Turkish or Chinese scales, with an option for creating their own scales.
An internal Auto-Playback and Pattern Sequencer triggers rhythmic patterns, arpeggios, runs and fully orchestrated arrangements in real-time, perfectly synced to the host tempo. The presets of orchestral patterns and voicings may serve as inspiring starting points to overcome the dreaded writer's block, or as huge time-savers, or simply as a fun way to play the entire orchestra on the keyboard.
Auto humanization automatically assigns appropriate performance accuracy settings to all loaded articulations; enveloped time stretching allows users to determine, which part of an articulation they want to manipulate. With "enabling cells", specific articulations can be loaded with a simple double-click; "disabling cells" clears samples from RAM, while keeping all patch settings intact. With automatic cell naming, loaded articulations can be identified. There is an option to reduce the sample preload buffer size, allowing users with Solid State Drives to load 10 times more samples into RAM, 10 times faster.
Vienna Instruments PRO's features include super-fast loading times, a new browser with a search function, built-in reverb and Equalizer, as well as an all-new user interface with basic and advanced views.
The former Vienna Instruments Player is still included with any Vienna Instruments Collection as free software. The new Vienna Instruments PRO player will load all existing and future Vienna Instruments sample collections, including factory and user presets.