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Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 11:43
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to announce the next generation of sampled string ensembles: Synchron Strings Pro!

  • Many newly recorded articulations, including different kinds of shorts, detachés with flexible release samples - perfectly matching your performance!
  • Longs and legatos with an incredible variety in musical expression plus Vibrato Control with optional soft release and attack sounds.
  • PORTAMENTO :-))))
  • Different dynamics, tremolos, trills, pizzicatos, harmonics, and even a great selection of ponticello articulations!

INTRO PRICING: 

Standard Library: 295 € (reg: 445€)
Full Library: 520 € (reg: 740€)

CROSSGRADE from Synchron Strings I: 145 € / 250 € (Standard / Full Library)

Detailed samples, authentic note transitions from real-life performances, variations and flexibility - these strings will perform almost everything that you throw at them :)

As always, Synchron Strings Pro was recorded with multiple mic positions and comes with great mixer presets, to give you full flexibility with your string sound.

Check out the audio demos and videos (more are in the pipeline). 

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 12:00
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 972

Wow!

Crossgrade pricing not showing up...

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Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 12:04
by J.Dnp
Joined on Mon, Aug 24 2020, Sydney , Posts 10

GEEZE VSL - 

I was asking on the forum yesterday for portamento and you gave me all that in 1 day time ?

Hands down - Hallelujah  

I'm very impressed and looking forward to dig into this 

all the best 

you guy ROCK !

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 12:24
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi, 

Glad to see you excited as well. 

@Bill: Please check again, and make sure that you are logged in!

@149163 (you might want to change your forum name): We're usually very quick 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 12:36
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 972

Thanks Paul, now it shows up.

Does the crossgrade remove our previous license?

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Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 12:41
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi Bill, 

Thanks for the update!

The Synchron Strings Pro license is a separate license, no collisions with any other license there. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 13:03
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 972

I don't know if this is intentional, but the license shows up as just "VSL_2020_01"

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Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 13:05
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi Bill. 

Did you update your eLicenser Control Center yet?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 13:32
by daviddln
Joined on Tue, Feb 25 2014, Posts 188

Wow! Thank you so much for that! The audio demos are fantastic!

Best, David

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Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 14:26
by JimmyHellfire
Joined on Tue, Dec 24 2013, Posts 334

Impressive!

VSL really listened to the criticism of the first library. Many common requests were directly addressed in SyS Pro.

Paul, a question: Do we need to keep both libraries on the drive? Are the SyS Pro presets using any of the existing SyS I patches? Is there a list of the re-used patches?

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 14:49
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 972

Removed

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Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 14:53
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi Jimmy, 

Happy to hear that you like it.

You can use your libraries as you like, those are independent libraries that complement each other very well. As explained in the videos and on the website, a few articulations (some shorts, trills, tremolos, pizzicato...) have been taken from Synchron Strings I, apart from that, it's all new recordings. 

We have poured everything we have learned from the successful Big Bang Orchestra Series into the recordings of Synchron Strings Pro, with a focus on playability and an economic footprint, while establishing musical possibilities that simply were not available before.

Synchron Strings I has more dynamic depth in terms of velocities, but it was quite a different recording approach back then. 

We believe that we are getting closer to the demands of modern composers with this new approach. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 15:40
by 9u10m
Joined on Thu, Dec 04 2008, Posts 82

Congratulations VSL, you listened! This is the Synchron Strings I many were expecting.

Are the sforzato articulations new recordings?

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 15:40
by MMKA
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Posts 386

Yes!!!!! (sorry, this yes is not an answer on the question "Are the sforzato articulations new recordings?") 

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 19:34
by plowman
Joined on Sat, Dec 13 2003, Posts 1104

Wow. VSL is relentless. Congratulations.

A question of size: my Synchron Standard Strings I is 291.15 GB (VSL lists it at 255.7 GB). Synchron Strings Pro is reported at 122.7 GB. What accounts for the difference? 

Also, am I correct that Synchron Strings I's Cantabile and Lyrical still stand apart from Synchron Strings Pro, or do they appear under a different heading in this new library?

I'll say it again: this is amazing.  

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 20:23
by Macker
Joined on Tue, Aug 21 2018, London, Posts 140

Certainly wasn't expecting this beautiful production. Very well done VSL!

And now my purchasing and construction plans are all back in the pot again!

I must admit I wasn't looking forward to using the transpose trick to double the size of my entire SyzDimStr library in order to get the big symphonic orchestra sound. Looks very much like I'll soon be saying "budge over, SyzDimStr, make room for your new colleagues in SyStr.Pro".

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 21:16
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi,

Thanks for all the kind feedback, we're very happy that this library is received so well. 

@plowman: Yes, those cantabile and lyrical legato are only available with Synchron Strings I. 

@Macker: Isn't it great how plans are constantly changing? 

Best, 
Paul

EDIT: My mistake, we have implemented the Cantabile Legatos in SY Strings Pro, but we have changed the name, to better fit in the concept: "Cantabile Strong" is now "Molto Vibrato", "Cantabile Light" is the "Regular Vibrato". 

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 21:38
by muziksculp
Joined on Fri, Oct 03 2003, U.S.A., Posts 415

Hi VSL / Paul,

Thank You for developing Synchron Strings Pro

I'm surely buying it, and have decided not to bother installing Synchron Strings I, which I had deleted a long time ago (was not happy with the library).

I think Synchron Strings Pro will be perfect for my needs, since it has a lot of what Synch.Strings I offered , but greatly improved, and has a lot more new articulations. 

Now, I'm just trying to decide if I need Synch. Strings Pro Full or Standard version, I know I can purchase Standard first, then upgrade to full version if I feel I need the extra mics.

Any reason I should just go for the Full version of SSPro instead of Standard right away ? will I get a nicer, fuller sound by combining the mics of the Full version ? or any other detail that the Full version will offer that makes the strings sound better, richer, ... etc ? 

Thanks,

Muziksculp 

Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 21:43
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12232

Hi Muziksculp, 

I think that our upcoming demos and videos will help you with that decision. 

You cannot go wrong with the Standard Library, and if you hear something that really enchants you about the Full Library Mixes, you know what to do!

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Sep 23 2020 21:52
by daviddln
Joined on Tue, Feb 25 2014, Posts 188

Hi

May I ask why you didn't call it Synchron Strings II? Also, from what I understand, there are no more presets with Velocity XF assigned to CC 2 (for old users, like me ). Is it correct?

Congratulations!

Best, David

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