SYNCHRON Strings I

Introduction

Welcome to the Vienna Symphonic Library’s series of Synchron Instruments! The instruments were recorded at Stage A, the main hall of Vienna’s revitalized Synchron Stage Vienna. The recordings were executed using an expansive, phase-controlled multi-microphone set-up, capturing string effects played in a scoring stage with exceptional acoustics, now ready to be used in your studio. This document will provide you with the information you need to use the Library with our Vienna Synchron Player.

Standard and Extended Library

All the instruments were recorded using 13 microphones, subdivided into 8 sections. The Standard Library includes 4 of these sections (as well as a RAM-friendly Room Mix section composed of merged samples from the individual positions), allowing you to integrate instruments recorded with a stereo Decca tree into your projects using the Vienna Instruments and Vienna Instruments Pro players or our mixing hosts Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Ensemble Pro. Adding the Extended Library and thus getting the Full Library expands your possibilities to 5.1 surround and Auro 3D 9.1, with the additional option of a microphone in the rear of the hall to expand your sound possibilities.

Microphone positions

Standard Library

  1. Close Mic – Mono
  2. Mid Layer Mic – Stereo (L/R)
  3. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
  4. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (Center)

Extended Library

  1. Back/Room Mic – Stereo (L/R)
  2. Main Surround – Stereo (L/R)
  3. High Stereo (3D) – Stereo (L/R)
  4. High Surround (3D) – Stereo (L/R)

The instrument Presets also include different mixer presets. By default the classic room mixes are loaded which include the Standard Library microphone positions "Room-Mix", "Close" and "Mid". These are balanced in the stereo field to represent the respective instrument’s position in the Synchron Stage set-up.

Immersive Sound and Auro 3D

Auro 3D is an immersive audio technology that allows for three-dimensional sound perception. The Belgian company Auro Technologies developed this technology based on a special speaker configuration, adding four additional speakers to a 5.1 surround configuration. These speakers (so-called "Heights") are situated above the front and surround speakers and generate acoustic reflections that are perceived naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as from above the listener. Thanks to the comprehensive selection of discrete audio channels with the Full Library of Synchron Strings I you may mix your instruments in Auro 3D as well as in Dolby Atmos.

Sound categories

The Presets of each instrument group are subdivided into 8 different Articulation categories (plus a ninth named "Custom", ready for your own creations):

  • Short Notes
  • Long Notes
  • Legato
  • Dynamics
  • Tremolo
  • Half tone trill
  • Whole tone trill
  • Pizzicato

Within these Articulation categories, you can select a Type (if applicable), e.g., soft or normal legato, and for some of the types there are additional options available, such as Attack or Tremolo Control.

Velocity XFade Presets

Apart from the regular Presets, you will also find dedicated Velocity Crossfade Presets in your player’s browser window. These contain the same Articulations; however, with the difference that Velocity XF is activated. Moreover, Dim-Ctrl/A (attack) is set to velocity control from 0 to 75 (MIDI values 0–95) with a flat curve as shown in the Control Tab.

The Velocity XF Presets allow you to crossfade between velocities with MIDI CC2, while keystroke velocity affects the amount of marcato (where applicable).

Patch Information

The Patch information in this document includes articulation types, playing range, the number of velocity layers and alternations, etc., as well as Patch specific information if necessary.

Full / Soft / Medium / Loud

As the Patches of Synchron Strings I have up to Velocity Layers: 9, some of them can be quite large. To facilitate working with them and with an eye to users who cannot boast oodles of RAM, there are different "velocity ranges" for every instrument:

  • Full naturally gives you all velocities and full control, at the price of higher RAM usage.
  • Soft contains the lower velocities, roughly from ppp to mp.
  • Med contains velocities between p and f.
  • Loud of course includes high velocities from mf to ff. Soft and Loud are complementary, so that together they would make Full.

The ranges can be activated by keyswitches C2–D#2 on high instruments, C6–D#6 on low instruments.

Repetitions

For these recordings, we implemented a new method of organizing repetitions, making Patches even more versatile than they were up to now. As a rule, Patches now contain 4 different starting notes which will be played alternately at lower speeds (to be exact, if the break between two notes is longer than 200 ms), and 6 "connected" repetitions for higher tempos. This means that you will not have to take care of switching to dedicated Performance or Fixed Repetition Patches to achieve the desired result since you have several means of expression comprised in a single Patch.

XFade Resource

The additional "XFade Resource" folders contain Patches designed specially to create marcato layers for long notes as well as crossfade options between lyric and no vibrato. You can use these for your custom Articulations/Types in the same way they are implemented in the instruments’ default Preset.

About Pitch

For designating pitch, the Vienna Symphonic Library uses International Pitch Notation (IPN), which was agreed upon internationally under the auspices of the Acoustical Society of America. In this system the international standard of A=440 Hz is called A4 and middle C is C4. All pitches are written as capital letters, their respective octave being indicated by a number next to it. The lowest C on the piano is C1 (the A below that is A0), etc.

The Synchron Player software allows you to set middle C to C3, C4, or C5 according to your preference. Selecting another setting than C4 will of course also change the play ranges and keyswitches accordingly.

Included Presets

The Preset for Synchron Strings I comprises all recorded Patches in Articulation groups, which again contain Types of the respective Articulation, with further options if available. Articulations are disabled by default. Enabling an Articulation means that all the Types contained will be activated, too, so if you happen to be short of RAM it is advisable only to activate what you really need (you can always add more Types later).

By default the keyswitches for Articulations are mapped from C1 to G#1 (for Middle C = C4) for violins, violas, and cellos, and C5 to G#5 for the double basses. If there are Types available, the keyswitches start from F2 for violins and violas, and from F6 for cellos and basses.

Important

An update adds cantabile long notes and legatos. In order to keep keyswitching consistent across ensembles, Type keyswitches for these articulations start at E2, with cantabile as the first option.

Additional options within Articulations or Types are offered by the Dimension Controllers. The controller function is indicated by the respective caption, as of course it may take on different tasks as needed.

The double basses do not feature lyrical vibrato variations.

You can find more information about individual articulations in the "Patches" section starting on page 16.

Strings-all Preset

Apart from the individual string ensembles, there is also a Preset featuring Patches containing all ensembles. The combined strings are only available with full velocity range and do not have any legato Patches, so the Legato Articulation slot remains empty. They are especially useful for quick layouts and for playing an entire string orchestra live!

  • Mapping range: B0–G7

    • Basses B0–B2
    • Cellos C2–B3
    • Violas C3–B4
    • 2nd violins C4–B5
    • 1st violins C5–G7.
  • Articulation keyswitches: C~–G#~

  • Type keyswitches: F0–G#0

Short Notes

Super short and short notes.

Long Notes

Sustained notes cantabile (1st Violins only), with soft attack, normal, marcato, and flautando.

Cantabile

Use Dim.Ctrl/B (CC1) to switch between strong and light vibrato, as well as the vibrato crossfading option.

XF vibrato

Use Dim.Ctrl/C (CC20) to crossfade between light and strong vibrato.

Soft, Normal

Use Dim.Ctrl/B (CC1) to switch between regular, lyrical, and no vibrato, as well as regular/no vibrato and lyrical/no vibrato crossfading options.

XF vibrato regular, XF vibrato lyrical

Use Dim.Ctrl/C (CC20) to crossfade between vibrato styles.

Marcato

As above with normal sustains, but with the option to use Dim.Ctrl/A (CC3) to add marcato attacks to the notes.

Flautando

Use Dim./Ctrl C (CC20) to crossfade between regular and long pianissimo vibrato.

Legato

Performance legato cantabile (1st Violins only) with soft attack, normal, marcato, fast legato normal and marcato, slurred, and Auto-speed.

Cantabile

Use Dim.Ctrl/B (CC1) to switch between strong and light vibrato, as well as the vibrato crossfading option.

XF vibrato

Use Dim.Ctrl/C (CC20) to crossfade between light and strong vibrato.

Soft, Normal, Fast, Slur

Use Dim.Ctrl/B (CC1) to switch between vibrato styles and vibrato crossfade options.

Marcato, fast marcato

As above with normal legato, but with the option to use Dim.Ctrl/A (CC3) to add marcato attacks to the notes.

Auto-speed

This option implements a speed controller on Dim.Ctrl/D to switch automatically between normal and fast legato. As with the other Types, you can change vibrato with Dim.Ctrl/B (CC1).

Dynamics

Sforzato, Fortepiano, Long crescendo, and Long diminuendo.

Sforzato, Fortepiano

Use Dim.Ctrl/B (CC1) to switch between vibrato styles and vibrato crossfade options.

Long crescendo, long diminuendo

There are no further options to these two types.

Tremolo

With this Articulation, you can add a marcato attack to the notes with the help of Dim.Ctrl/A (CC3), and crossfade between vibrato and tremolo using Dim.Ctrl/E (CC4).

Half tone trill, Whole tone trill

Use Dim.Ctrl/A (CC3) to add marcato attacks to the notes.

Pizzicato

Pizzicato and Snap pizzicato. There are no further options for these Types.

Custom

This Articulation does not yet contain any samples. It provides 6 slots ready for you to configure presets of your own.

Comparison Synchron Strings Pro and Synchron Strings I

The articulations in bold are contained in the optimized version of Synchron Strings I, exclusively available at MyVSL for all users with registrations for both Synchron Strings I & Synchron Strings Pro. This optimized download will save ~50% of storage space.

Articulations Synchron Strings I Vel. Layers Both Libraries Synchron Strings Pro Vel. Layers
Short notes Spiccato 2
Spiccato agile 2
8 Short staccato 5
8 Staccato 5
Staccato agile 6
1 Short staccato fortissimo/harsh 1
1 Staccato fortissimo/harsh 1
Détaché 3
Legatos 2 Legato Cantabile/molto vibrato 2
8 Legato senza vibrato 2
Legato Cantabile/light vibrato 2
Legato soft 5-7
Legato normal 5-8
Legato fast 5-8
Legato marcato 5-8
Legato fast marcato 5-8
Legato slurred 5-8
(all legatos with lyrical/regular/no vib.)
Legato regular (normal/soft/marcato attack, normal/soft release) 2
Legato agile (normal/soft/marcato attack, normal/soft release) 2
Legato espressivo (normal/soft release) 2
Legato very soft (flautando/pianissimo, normal and soft release) 3
Portamento (normal/soft/marcato attack, normal/soft release) 2
Long notes 2 Cantabile strong vib./molto vib 2
cantablie (light vib) 2
soft attack (lyrical/reg. Vib) 5-7
normal attack (lyrical/reg./no vib) 5-8
marcato attack 5-8
(all long notes with lyrical/regular/no vib.)
7 soft attack (no vib.) 2
regular vibrato (normal/soft attack, normal/soft release) 2
espressivo (normal/soft release) 2
very soft (flautando/pianissimo, normal and soft release) 3
2 flautando 2
Dynamics
fortepiano 4
sforzato 4 long sfz 2
long soft swell (normal/soft release) 2
short crescendos 1
long crescendos 6 long crescendos 1
short diminuendos 1
long diminuendos 6 long diminuendos 1
Ponticello Ponticello – short, bold/agile 2
Ponticello – long 2
Ponticello – tremolo 2
Ponticello – legato 2
Harmonics Harmonics – sustained 1
Harmonics – tremolo 1
Tremolos 5 Tremolos (normal/marcato attack) 4
Measured tremolo 120 bpm 2
Measured tremolo 130 bpm 2
Measured tremolo 140 bpm 2
Measured tremolo 160 bpm 2
Trills 5 Half tone trills 4
5 Whole tone trills 4
Pizzicato 5 Pizzicato 5
2 Snap pizzicato 1
Col legno Col legno 2

Included Patches

Patches can be used to customize your own Presets according to your needs and preferences. Apart from the regular string sections, you’ll also find here combined string ensemble Patches containing all ensembles. The combined strings do not have any legato Patches.

00 SY Strings

  • Range: B0–G7

  • Instrument mapping ranges

    • Basses B0–B2
    • Cellos C2–B3
    • Violas C3–B4
    • 2nd violins C4–B5
    • 1st violins C5–G7
  • Articulations

    • Short and very short notes
    • Sustained with legato variations, normal and soft
    • Sustained flautando, crescendo, diminuendo
    • Sforzato, fortepiano
    • Tremolo
    • Pizzicato normal and snap

All long note Patches with normal, lyric, and without vibrato

00F STR_S-Short - Very short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
  • Variations: 4+6

01F STR_Short - Short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
  • Variations: 4+6

02F STR_Long-Vib - Sustained, legato repetitions, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

03F STR_Long-noV - Sustained, legato repetitions, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

04F STR_Long-LyV - Sustained, legato repetitions, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

05F STR_flautando - Flautando

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80: no vibrato
    • 81–127: vibrato
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2

06F STR_Lo-cre - Sustained, crescendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

07F STR_Lo-dim - Sustained, diminuendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

08F STR_Lo-soft-Vib - Sustained, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples

09F STR_Lo-soft-noV - Sustained, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples

10F STR_Lo-soft-LyV - Sustained, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples

31F STR_sfz-Vib - Sforzato, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

32F STR_sfz-noV - Sforzato, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

33F STR_sfz-LyV - Sforzato, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

34F STR_fp-Vib - Fortepiano, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

35F STR_fp-noV - Fortepiano, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

36F STR_fp-LyV - Fortepiano, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

41F STR_Trem - Tremolo

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples

42F STR_Trill_1 - Trills, minor second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: B0–F#7

43F STR_Trill_2 - Trills, major second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: B0–F7

51F STR_Pizz - Pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Variations: 4+4

52F STR_Pizz-snap - Snap pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
  • Variations: 4+4

01 SY 1st Violins-14

  • Range: G3–G7
  • Short and very short notes
  • Sustained with legato variations, cantabile, normal, and soft
  • Sustained flautando, crescendo, diminuendo
  • Legato cantabile, normal, soft, fast, and slurred
  • Sforzato, fortepiano
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato normal and snap

All long note Patches with normal, lyric, and without vibrato

00F VI-14_S-Short - Very short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–110; 111–120; 121–127
  • Variations: 4+6

01F VI-14_Short - Short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
  • Variations: 4+6

02F VI-14_ Long-Cantabile_LV - Sustained, cantabile, with light vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2
  • Range: G3–D7

02F VI-14_ Long-Cantabile_SV - Sustained, cantabile, with strong vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2
  • Range: G3–D7

03F VI-14_Long-noV - Sustained, legato repetitions, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

04F VI-14_Long-LyV - Sustained, legato repetitions, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

05F VI-14_flautando - Flautando

  • Velocity 0–80 no vibrato
  • Velocity 81–127 vibrato
  • Velocity Layers: 2
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2

06F VI-14_Lo-cre - Sustained, crescendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 100–127
  • Release samples

07F VI-14_Lo-dim - Sustained, diminuendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 100–127
  • Release samples

08F VI-14_Lo-soft-Vib - Sustained, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

09F VI-14_Lo-soft-noV - Sustained, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples

10F VI-14_Lo-soft-LyV - Sustained, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

11F VI-14_Legato-Vib - Legato, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

12F VI-14_Legato-noV - Legato, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

13F VI-14_Legato-LyV - Legato, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

14F VI-14_Leg-Soft-Vib - Legato, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

15F VI-14_Leg-Soft-noV - Legato, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

16F VI-14_Leg-Soft-LyV - Legato, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

17F VI-14_Leg-Fast-Vib - Trills/fast legato, with vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

18F VI-14_Leg-Fast-noV - Trills/fast legato, without vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

19F VI-14_Leg-Fast-LyV - Trills/fast legato, lyric vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

20F VI-14_Leg-Cantabile_LV - Legato, cantabile, with light vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 2
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2
  • Range: G3–D7

20F VI-14_Leg-Cantabile_SV - Legato, cantabile, with strong vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2
  • Range: G3–D7

22F VI-14_Leg-slur-noV - Legato, slurred, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

23F VI-14_Leg-slur-LyV - Legato, slurred, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

31F VI-14_sfz-Vib - Sforzato, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
    • 0–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

32F VI-14_sfz-noV - Sforzato, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

33F VI-14_sfz-LyV - Sforzato, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

34F VI-14_fp-Vib - Fortepiano, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

35F VI-14_fp-noV - Fortepiano, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

36F VI-14_fp-LyV - Fortepiano, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
    • 0–60; 61–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

41F VI-14_Trem - Tremolo

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–20; 21–60; 61–80; 81–110; 111–127
  • Release samples

42F VI-14_Trill_1 - Trills, minor second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: G3–F#7

43F VI-14_Trill_2 - Trills, major second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: G3–F7

51F VI-14_Pizz - Pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Variations: 4+4

52F VI-14_Pizz-snap - Snap pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80; 81–127
  • Variations: 4+4

02 SY 2nd Violins-10

  • Range: G3–E7
  • Short and very short notes
  • Sustained with legato variations, normal and soft
  • Sustained flautando, crescendo, diminuendo
  • Legato normal, soft, fast, and slurred
  • Sforzato, fortepiano
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato normal and snap

All long note Patches with normal, lyric, and without vibrato

00F VI-10_S-Short - Very short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–110; 111–120; 121–127
  • Variations: 4+6

01F VI-10_Short - Short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
  • Variations: 4+6

02F VI-10_Long-Vib - Sustained, legato repetitions, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

03F VI-10_Long-noV - Sustained, legato repetitions, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

04F VI-10_Long-LyV - Sustained, legato repetitions, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

05F VI-10_flautando - Flautando

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80 no vibrato
    • 81–127 vibrato
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2

06F VI-10_Lo-cre - Sustained, crescendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 100–127
  • Release samples

07F VI-10_Lo-dim - Sustained, diminuendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 100–127
  • Release samples

08F VI-10_Lo-soft-Vib - Sustained, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

09F VI-10_Lo-soft-noV - Sustained, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples

10F VI-10_Lo-soft-LyV - Sustained, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

11F VI-10_Legato-Vib - Legato, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

12F VI-10_Legato-noV - Legato, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

13F VI-10_Legato-LyV - Legato, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

14F VI-10_Leg-Soft-Vib - Legato, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

15F VI-10_Leg-Soft-noV - Legato, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

16F VI-10_Leg-Soft-LyV - Legato, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

17F VI-10_Leg-Fast-Vib - Trills/fast legato, with vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

18F VI-10_Leg-Fast-noV - Trills/fast legato, without vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

19F VI-10_Leg-Fast-LyV - Trills/fast legato, lyric vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

21F VI-10_Leg-slur-Vib - Legato, slurred, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

22F VI-10_Leg-slur-noV - Legato, slurred, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

23F VI-10_Leg-slur-LyV - Legato, slurred, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

31F VI-10_sfz-Vib - Sforzato, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
    • 0–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

32F VI-10_sfz-noV - Sforzato, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

33F VI-10_sfz-LyV - Sforzato, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

34F VI-10_fp-Vib - Fortepiano, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

35F VI-10_fp-noV - Fortepiano, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

36F VI-10_fp-LyV - Fortepiano, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
    • 0–60; 61–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

41F VI-10_Trem - Tremolo

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–20; 21–60; 61–80; 81–110; 111–127
  • Release samples

42F VI-10_Trill_1 - Trills, minor second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: G3–D#7

43F VI-10_Trill_2 - Trills, major second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: G3–D7

51F VI-10_Pizz - Pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Variations: 4+4

52F VI-10_Pizz-snap - Snap pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80; 81–127
  • Variations: 4+4

03 SY Violas-8

  • Range: C3–E6
  • Short and very short notes
  • Sustained with legato variations, normal and soft
  • Sustained flautando, crescendo, diminuendo
  • Legato normal, soft, fast, and slurred
  • Sforzato, fortepiano
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato normal and snap

All long note Patches with normal, lyric, and without vibrato

00F VA-8_S-Short - Very short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–110; 111–120; 121–127
  • Variations: 4+6

01F VA-8_Short - Short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
  • Variations: 4+6

02F VA-8_Long-Vib - Sustained, legato repetitions, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–110; 111–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

03F VA-8_Long-noV - Sustained, legato repetitions, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

04F VA-8_Long-LyV - Sustained, legato repetitions, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

05F VA-8_flautando - Flautando

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80 no vibrato
    • 81–127 vibrato
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2

06F VA-8_Lo-cre - Sustained, crescendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 100–127
  • Release samples

07F VA-8_Lo-dim - Sustained, diminuendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

08F VA-8_Lo-soft-Vib - Sustained, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

09F VA-8_Lo-soft-noV - Sustained, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples

10F VA-8_Lo-soft-LyV - Sustained, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

11F VA-8_Legato-Vib - Legato, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

12F VA-8_Legato-noV - Legato, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

13F VA-8_Legato-LyV - Legato, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

14F VA-8_Leg-Soft-Vib - Legato, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

15F VA-8_Leg-Soft-noV - Legato, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

16F VA-8_Leg-Soft-LyV - Legato, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

17F VA-8_Leg-Fast-Vib - Trills/fast legato, with vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

18F VA-8_Leg-Fast-noV - Trills/fast legato, without vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

19F VA-8_Leg-Fast-LyV - Trills/fast legato, lyric vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

21F VA-8_Leg-slur-Vib - Legato, slurred, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

22F VA-8_Leg-slur-noV - Legato, slurred, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

23F VA-8_Leg-slur-LyV - Legato, slurred, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

31F VA-8_sfz-Vib - Sforzato, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
    • 0–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

32F VA-8_sfz-noV - Sforzato, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

33F VA-8_sfz-LyV - Sforzato, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

34F VA-8_fp-Vib - Fortepiano, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

35F VA-8_fp-noV - Fortepiano, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

36F VA-8_fp-LyV - Fortepiano, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
    • 0–60; 61–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

41F VA-8_Trem - Tremolo

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–20; 21–60; 61–80; 81–110; 111–127
  • Release samples

42F VA-8_Trill_1 - Trills, minor second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: C3–D#6

43F VA-8_Trill_2 - Trills, major second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: C3–D6

51F VA-8_Pizz - Pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Variations: 4+4

52F VA-8_Pizz-snap - Snap pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80; 81–127
  • Variations: 4+4

04 SY Cellos-8

  • Range: C2–A5
  • Short and very short notes
  • Sustained with legato variations, normal and soft
  • Sustained flautando, crescendo, diminuendo
  • Legato normal, soft, fast, and slurred
  • Sforzato, fortepiano
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato normal and snap

All long note Patches with normal, lyric, and without vibrato

00F VC-8_S-Short - Very short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–110; 111–120; 121–127
  • Variations: 4+6

01F VC-8_Short - Short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 9
  • Variations: 4+6

02F VC-8_Long-Vib - Sustained, legato repetitions, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

03F VC-8_Long-noV - Sustained, legato repetitions, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

04F VC-8_Long-LyV - Sustained, legato repetitions, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

05F VC-8_flautando - Flautando

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80 no vibrato
    • 81–127 vibrato
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2

06F VC-8_Lo-cre - Sustained, crescendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

07F VC-8_Lo-dim - Sustained, diminuendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

08F VC-8_Lo-soft-Vib - Sustained, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
    • 0–10; 11–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

09F VC-8_Lo-soft-noV - Sustained, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples

10F VC-8_Lo-soft-LyV - Sustained, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples

11F VC-8_Legato-Vib - Legato, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

12F VC-8_Legato-noV - Legato, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

13F VC-8_Legato-LyV - Legato, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

14F VC-8_Leg-Soft-Vib - Legato, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

15F VC-8_Leg-Soft-noV - Legato, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

16F VC-8_Leg-Soft-LyV - Legato, soft attack, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

17F VC-8_Leg-Fast-Vib - Trills/fast legato, with vibrato

  • Trills up to major 3rd, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

18F VC-8_Leg-Fast-noV - Trills/fast legato, without vibrato

  • Trills up to major 3rd, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

19F VC-8_Leg-Fast-LyV - Trills/fast legato, lyric vibrato

  • Trills up to major 3rd, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

21F VC-8_Leg-slur-Vib - Legato, slurred, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

22F VC-8_Leg-slur-noV - Legato, slurred, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 8
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

23F VC-8_Leg-slur-LyV - Legato, slurred, lyric vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

31F VC-8_sfz-Vib - Sforzato, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
    • 0–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

32F VC-8_sfz-noV - Sforzato, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

33F VC-8_sfz-LyV - Sforzato, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

34F VC-8_fp-Vib - Fortepiano, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

35F VC-8_fp-noV - Fortepiano, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

36F VC-8_fp-LyV - Fortepiano, lyric vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
    • 0–60; 61–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

41F VC-8_Trem - Tremolo

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–20; 21–60; 61–80; 81–110; 111–127
  • Release samples

42F VC-8_Trill_1 - Trills, minor second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: C2–G#5

43F VC-8_Trill_2 - Trills, major second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: C2–G5

51F VC-8_Pizz - Pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Variations: 4+4

52F VC-8_Pizz-snap - Snap pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80; 81–127
  • Variations: 4+4

05 SY Double basses-6

  • Range: B0–D4
  • Short and very short notes
  • Sustained with legato variations, normal and soft
  • Sustained flautando, crescendo, diminuendo
  • Legato normal, soft, fast, and slurred
  • Sforzato, fortepiano
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato normal and snap

All long note Patches with and without vibrato

00F DB-6_S-Short - Very short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 7
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–120; 121–127
  • Variations: 4+6

01F DB-6_Short - Short notes

  • Velocity 121–127: harsh
  • Velocity Layers: 7
  • Variations: 4+6

02F DB-6_Long-Vib - Sustained, legato repetitions, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

03F DB-6_Long-noV - Sustained, legato repetitions, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

05F DB-6_flautando - Flautando

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80 no vibrato
    • 81–127 vibrato
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 2

06F DB-6_Lo-cre - Sustained, crescendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
    • 0–20; 21–40; 41–60; 61–80; 81–100; 100–127
  • Release samples

07F DB-6_Lo-dim - Sustained, diminuendo

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

08F DB-6_Lo-soft-Vib - Sustained, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

09F DB-6_Lo-soft-noV - Sustained, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples

11F DB-6_Legato-Vib - Legato, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

12F DB-6_Legato-noV - Legato, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

14F DB-6_Leg-Soft-Vib - Legato, soft attack, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

15F DB-6_Leg-Soft-noV - Legato, soft attack, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+4

17F DB-6_Leg-Fast-Vib - Trills/fast legato, with vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

18F DB-6_Leg-Fast-noV - Trills/fast legato, without vibrato

  • Trills up to 4th, all other intervals legato
  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

21F DB-6_Leg-slur-Vib - Legato, slurred, with vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

22F DB-6_Leg-slur-noV - Legato, slurred, without vibrato

  • Monophonic
  • Velocity Layers: 6
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4+6

31F DB-6_sfz-Vib - Sforzato, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
    • 0–60; 61–80; 81–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

32F DB-6_sfz-noV - Sforzato, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 4
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

34F DB-6_fp-Vib - Fortepiano, with vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
    • 0–60; 61–100; 101–127
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

35F DB-6_fp-noV - Fortepiano, without vibrato

  • Velocity Layers: 3
  • Release samples
  • Variations: 4

41F DB-6_Trem - Tremolo

  • Velocity Layers: 5
    • 0–20; 21–60; 61–80; 81–110; 111–127
  • Release samples

42F DB-6_Trill_1 - Trills, minor second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: B0–C#4

43F DB-6_Trill_2 - Trills, major second

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Release samples
  • Range: B0–C4

51F DB-6_Pizz - Pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 5
  • Variations: 4+4

52F DB-6_Pizz-snap - Snap pizzicato

  • Velocity Layers: 2
    • 0–80; 81–127
  • Variations: 4+4