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Vienna Symphonic Library Releases Pitched and Unpitched Percussion Libraries
The Vienna Symphonic Library announces the release of two new installments of their successful Big Bang Orchestra series.
This time, the installments include instruments derived from the large Synchron Series Collections Synchron Percussion I and Synchron Percussion II. Big Bang Orchestra: Phoenix includes a collection of select instruments in the categories of Timpani, Mallets, and Bells & Gongs. Big Bang Orchestra: Quasar comprises unpitched instruments in the categories of Drums, Cymbals & Gongs, and Percussion. Both libraries are currently available at an introductory price of $71 (reg. $104) each.
The company is offering their traditional Educational Discounts for students and teachers during the month of
Pitched and Unpitched Percussion Instruments
Big Bang Orchestra: Phoenix offers timpani, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, tubular bells, plate bells, and Burma gongs.
Big Bang Orchestra: Quasar offers bass drum, snare drum, 6 concert toms, 10 taikos, piatti, suspended cymbal, 2 tam-tams, tambourine, triangle, 5 woodblocks, 3 slapsticks, thundersheet and wind machine. Articulations include a variety of single hits, rimshots, upbeats, rolls and many others, depending on the instruments and various beaters.
All instruments were recorded “in situ” on their perfect spot in the large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna with an expansive, phase-controlled multi-microphone set-up, including close and mid mics, Decca tree (left – center – right), as well as surround and high surround outriggers.
Getting the right sound out-of-the-box is a breeze, given the host of presets that not only match the sound of all the other libraries in the Big Bang Orchestra series, but also stand on their own in all kinds of arrangements and styles. By expertly combining the available microphone signals with the internal effects of the Synchron Player users have access to Presets such as Close, Classical, Wide, Comp+Reverb, Far Away Echoes, Power Timps and many more.
More information on Vienna Symphonic Library’s products can be found at www.vsl.co.at and at www.ilio.com.
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