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Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 5:40 am
by Piet De Ridder

https://www.vsl.co.at/video/VSL_Synchro ... 40x600.mp4

A few weeks from now, the VSL Synchron Strings (part I) will be released. And some time after that — "very soon", the website says — the library will be powered by an all new Vienna Synchron Player, a "dedicated sample player with a brand new engine built from the ground up. Its innovative new algorithms make it effortless to render strings with astounding realism".

VSL Synchron has 8 velocity-layers, 80 variations per key, captured through 8 separate phase-coherent microphone configurations.

If you order VSL Synchron Strings before it's released, you qualify for a 30% reduction of the full list price. Currently, there's also a 30% promotion going on for VSL's other string libraries.

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Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:20 am
by Lawrence

How very very interesting. Sadly, it was awfully hard to hear the strings through the banging perc on the video, but still:

1. MUCH sooner than I'd expected.
2. Standard library is very competitive price-wise, especially for VSL, with a 30% early adoption discount. Even for those who have a lot of strings, they've made it very very tempting considering their excellent reputation for quality.

Hmm.


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 7:23 am
by The Saxer

I'm mostly interested how they deal with the sampled room reverb tails in their player. VSL is the only serious company (beside EastWest with "Play" ...cough cough...) combining sample content and player development under one roof. For me the Vienna Instrument Pro 2 is the most advanced sample player for orchestral stuff. So my expectations are high! But it's a new territory for them.


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 7:34 am
by Tanuj Tiku

Not impressed by the short demo! Sounds much like their old sample strings with similar fake-ish sound.

I hope, there is something much better coming in the demos or that this was just not done well to hush up the marketing video.


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 9:27 am
by Guy Rowland

I can't tell a thing from that demo really - sounds ok to me, but any existing half decent library could sound pretty similar. I agree with most of these comments - definitely cheaper (417 euros for the standard version) and quicker (6 months after percussion) than I expected too, and also surprised they've thrown out their old articulation-based paradigm of standard vs extended versions to be replaced by number of mic positions (which would make it a very easy decision for me if I wanted the thing). Like Saxer, I think the big unknown its that the legato will be all about the tails. Will be curious to hear a proper walkthough, but almost certainly not in the market for this series.


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 10:16 am
by Linos

'With Synchron Strings I, we have achieved the ultimate in realism and expressiveness, while providing a new level of ease-of-use.

Play short notes, long notes with various attacks, legatos, scalable vibrato intensities and note repetitions with a minimal need to switch articulations, and by moving just one or two preconfigured controllers.'

This sounds quite different from their usual approach with a huge set of articulations. The advertisement almost gives the impression that conceptually it goes into the direction of the Bohemian series. If this works well wouldn't that be something that is interesting to you Guy?


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 11:59 am
by Guy Rowland

Oooh.... I'll confess I missed that Linos - would like to hear more about it for sure.


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 4:37 pm
by Linos

Only now had access to my monitoring setup to hear the trailer video. I don't know what Tanuj is hearing, but I like the sound. I think the piece of music is a rather poor fit for the strings sound, and there is definitely too much close mic mixed in for that kind of music. But the sound per se I like. It's rather detailed and classic, not gushing and lush which seems to be all the rage right now.


Re: Coming November: VSL Synchron Strings I

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm
by Muziksculp

Looking forward to adding VSL Synchron I (Full) :thumbsup:

I deleted the library sizes I posted earlier, looks like that was what iLio posted on their website for Synch. Strings I, but it was the exact sizes for VSL Synch. Perc. I, so they must have put that out by error. I guess we don't have that info. yet, we will know when VSL posts it on their website.