Vienna Ensemble Pro supports Vienna's own sample players as well as all of your third-party VST/AU instruments and effects plug-ins and mix them in stereo and surround (up to 7.1), with full parameter automation and optional one-click integration with Vienna MIR Pro. What's more, with the included Epic Orchestra 2.0 Sample Pack you get a powerful all-in-one production tool to get you started right away!
Vienna Ensemble Pro 7 now comes with a dramatically improved version of the original Epic Orchestra. At 73 GB, Epic Orchestra 2.0 is ten times the size of the original that was included with previous versions of Vienna Ensemble Pro! The new sample collection, powered by the Vienna Synchron Player, includes all the previous instruments and articulations, as well as stunning highlights from our latest library products. Watch the videos in the video tab!
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.
Spitfire Audio is so good, they earned two spots on this list. We here at Output adore LABS: a collection of free instruments of all kinds. This assortment includes multiple stringed instruments (Strings, Amplified Cello Quartet, Arctic Swells), brass (Trumpet Fields), percussion (London Atmos) and more. A great choice for when you want a particular lead instrument to stand out in a crowded orchestral mix.
Discover includes 35 instruments and 47 techniques. All the instruments are premixed into one mix signal. This gives you a bit less control than a paid library, while still boasting a professional sound.
The VSCO Community edition comes with 19 unique instruments, and 3000 individual samples. The library includes the basic articulations of the orchestra. It allows you to create realistic mockups right out of the box.
Notable improvements include: cross-platform handwriting recognition; new layout control and features for professional score output; drag to respace measures and systems; new instruments from Soundiron; new video window controls for faster scoring to picture; the new Notion Scores library, with over 100 great works; updated Music XML support for seamless transfer with other apps; MP3 export; MIDI over ReWire for improved integration with leading digital audio workstations; and unprecedented side-by-side workflow integration with Studio One Artist or Professional on the same computer or between multiple computers on the same network.
I would like to note a few interesting points of comparison: the first one is how more lively the Mozart Sonata is on the D-274, and how the two hands sound more \"independent\" than on the Garritan (the Bechstein is equally efficient in keeping good separation between the treble and bass notes, but it is less expressive than the D-274). Another good comparison are the repeated notes in the beginning of L'Isle Joyeuse: the way the D-274 spreads the cascade of notes, while the Garritan blends the sounds together. A third example is on the alternation of sweet and power passages in the first 3 minutes of the Polonaise; and the last example is the beginning of the Barcarolle in which the D-274 is underwhelming compared to the Garritan (the left hand notes have no sustain and sound lifeless), which demonstrates how playing (probably half-pedal adjustment in the MIDI file) affects the best sampled instruments...
Unlike the other LABS instruments recorded with peculiar playing styles, Strings is relatively standard and usable alone or for layering with other string libraries. It sounds like the library was recorded using close mics, but the large knob in the interface allows you to add reverb or tightness.
If you make pop, hip-hop, rock, or other mainstream genres, check out Ujam STRIIIINGS for a super quick workflow, and the free instruments Orchestral Tools SINEfactory Helix and Spitfire LABS Strings are brilliant as backing ensembles.
Lastly, for many of these instruments, you will also need to install separate software to actually run the samples, such as the free Kontakt Player or UVI Workstation. If you choose to venture beyond this list and go on your VST hunt, do note there are some instruments that require the full version of Kontakt, which will set you back an extra $400. Ouch.
A new kid on the block, Hammer + Waves is a more experimental piano library that actually includes 10 keyboard instruments and gets most of the basics right, including a Yamaha C6 Grand and UX3 upright, both of which sound excellent.
Traditional pianos aside, the full instrument package includes Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos and a variety of more quirky keyboard instruments.. Next year, the company plans to offer the instruments in cheaper separate packages.
They are the most expensive pianos on this list and each takes up over a hundred gigabytes on your hard drive. At the moment, you also need an elicenser security dongle to play the instruments (the company is currently transitioning away from this requirement).
Whereas other orchestral VST instruments feature performances from world-class musicians and expensive recording spaces, Versilian Studios takes a different approach with the VSCO 2 Community Edition library.
... they may come back in a future update, other changes are that the Standard Six instruments are now yellow boxed which I like a lot, and the landing gear and hydraulic gauges are now a lovely detailed white than black... here is the original panel.
New instruments are lovely, but feel like the new black panel facia in they are now very modern, clean, new and certainly lose that 70 year old wear and tear feel Everything now has the feeling that the old has been pulled out and a new layout has been installed to up date the aircraft to a more modern version
So this updated cockpit overall will certainly be divisive, even I are in two minds with the changes, overall it is certainly far better and with a far higher quality of details with those lovely instruments, but that aged aircraft feel is not in here anymore and even the more militaristic feel adds into the changes, but the loss of the ramshackle wear and tear feel of certainly an very old aircraft is not going to give you now that wartime dated appeal anymore either... and that was the biggest attraction of the aircraft for me, if I want new and modern then I'll fly a newer aircraft, not an old wartime Dakota.
I recently obtained a free 15.5\" viola because the table had cracked near the saddle from a badly mounted chin rest. It was an easy fix so after the repair I decided to heft it up on my shoulder and see what all the fuss was about. 153554b96e