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 Woodwinds II by Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an RTAS Plugin.
Woodwinds II
Product Woodwinds II
Developer Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL)
Price (MSRP)
€295 (Std. Library) / €295 (Ext. Library)
Type / Tags Strings / Orchestral
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
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- Released
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionDongle (USB-eLicenser)

Woodwinds II is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Woodwinds II features the following instruments:

  • Piccolo.
  • Flute 2.
  • Alto flute.
  • Viennese oboe.
  • English horn 1.
  • English horn 2.
  • Small clarinet in Eb.
  • Bass clarinet.
  • Contra bassoon.



  • Interval Performances: legato, marcato; fast & slow.
  • Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato; crescendo & diminuendo.
  • Viennese oboe – Performance Repetition upbeats.
  • Performance Trills.
  • Grace Note Performances: minor 2nd to octave, up & down.
  • Runs: major, minor, chromatic, whole tone; up & down.
  • Piccolo, flutes – arpeggios: major, minor, diminished triads; legato & staccato; medium & fast.
  • Piccolo, Viennese oboe – mordents: legato & staccato, 12 variations.

Single notes:

  • Short notes: staccato, short portato, long portato.
  • Long notes: sustains with various attacks and vibratos.
  • Dynamics: crescendo & diminuendo in various note lengths; fp, sfz, sffz, pfp.
  • Trills: half tone, whole tone; crescendo & diminuendo.
  • Flutter tonguing.
  • Contrabassoon – FX techniques.

The Vienna Instrument Engine:

  • Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher.
  • Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel.
  • RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5).
  • 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk.
  • Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre-caching.
  • Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources.
  • RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM.
  • Pre-configured Patches.
  • Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations.
  • Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel.
  • Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset.
  • Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop.
  • Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.
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