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Last post Mon, Jun 17 2019 by MikeHC, 6 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Jun 05 2019 10:50
by MikeHC
Joined on Thu, Feb 19 2004, Devon, UK, Posts 82

Just received your email with very tempting crossgrade prices for Synchron SE in June.

But they'll be totally useless to me without the corresponding Sibelius soundsets.  Are those available yet?  If not, can we have a due date?

Also ... for myself and anyone else who really doesn't understand what Synchron is all about and just wants to make the nicest-possible sounding music ... are there any other gotchas when using Sibelius with Synchron?  Will playback configurations using Vienna Ensemble (not Pro) still work the same way, for example?

Thanks!

Posted on Wed, Jun 05 2019 10:59
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 397

Hi Mike,

there will be a soundset, they are working on it. But it is not ready yet.

Synchron is a stage with grat acoustics. The Synchron instruments were sampled in this stage, the Synchronized instruments are remastered versions of the traditional Vienna Instruments packed in a new player with some nice features and a matching Impulse-Response from the Synchron stage.
The Synchron instruments are ready to use instruments: The volume between the instruments is matched as well as the position in the room + reverb. The concept is similar to the MIRx mode in VI.

Playback in Sibelius should be the same as with the VI player.

Best, Ben

Ben | Cubase 9.5 Pro | Win 10 1809 | i5 8600k @4.4 GHz, 32GB DDR4
Posted on Fri, Jun 14 2019 07:15
by andi
Joined on Wed, Feb 18 2004, Vienna, Posts 3012

Hello MikeHC and Ben!

The latest version of the VSL Soundset Installer now includes a sound set for the SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition volumes 1 to 4, 1 PLUS and 2 PLUS called "VE SY Special Edition". It can be downloaded here:
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Notation_Related

Best regards,
Andi

Andreas Olszewski
Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Jun 16 2019 17:19
by MikeHC
Joined on Thu, Feb 19 2004, Devon, UK, Posts 82

Thanks for the information.

I'm a bit confused as to why one would upgrade from the normal VI Special Edition (I have Vols 1-4, but not the Plus).

The only difference seems to be that the Synchron-ized versions come with built-in reverb?!

OK, there's a new Synchron player too, but everything I do is from within Sibelius so I can't imagine that new player software is going to make much difference to me.

So it's a few hundred euros (and a ton of disk space) for the same setup, but with a fixed reverb (albeit for a room with a very nice acoustic)?  I must be missing something somewhere!

Posted on Mon, Jun 17 2019 08:40
by andi
Joined on Wed, Feb 18 2004, Vienna, Posts 3012

Hello MikeHC!

The SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions include mixer presets with the great acoustics of the Vienna Synchron Stage. A few new instruments have been added as well. Check the Announcement video at the following link for details.
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/News

The reverb is not completely fixed. The room is fixed, but not the amount. You can still go from dry to ambient and even choose different impulses for positioning the instruments at different places.

During our introductory offer in June the upgrade from Special Edition volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 to SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 costs EUR 135 (and not a few hundred Euros as you have written).

Best regards,
Andi

Andreas Olszewski
Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Mon, Jun 17 2019 09:25
by MikeHC
Joined on Thu, Feb 19 2004, Devon, UK, Posts 82

Hi Andi -

OK, thanks!  The June prices are tempting, so I'll probably give it a go.

Mike

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