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Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 13:04
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12758

Hi everybody,

I'm very excited to announce the release of our new Synchron Elite Strings!

The Synchron Elite Strings is a chamber sized string ensemble (6, 5, 4, 4, 3 players) with a flexible and vivid sound, sampled in Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna.

You will get tons of articulations and 4 velocity layers in most sustains/legatos/portamentos. 

We also included performance détachés (also known as bowed legato), different vibrato options even for the portamento and highly flexible Espressivo legatos with different vibrato options, making it easier than ever to program lyrical and expressive passages.

You will also like the available variations for the attack and release of most long notes! 

As with all our Synchron products you'll get different mic positions. And this time we even included solo mics for the 1st and 2nd player of each section!

Additionally, we created "Signature" mixer presets that come with a great sonic twist, to provide more options and inspiration for your music! 

Synchron Elite Strings are also perfectly usable for layering with Synchron Strings Pro, and of course you can use all sections as divisi sections. As usual, we made sure that the preset structure is consistent.

Get the Synchron Elite Stringsright now at introductory pricing of

- Standard Library: € 325 (regular €445)

- Full Library: € 540 (regular €740)

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 13:28
by lupine
Joined on Sun, Feb 14 2016, Posts 52

Hello Paul,

could you please tell how many dynamic layers does Synchron Elite Strings come with?
Thanks.

Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 14:05
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12758

Hi lupine, 

We have experimented a lot to get the right sound and feeling regarding velocities for this product, so the answer is a list 


We used:
- 4 dynamic layers for staccatos and détachés 
- 3 dynamic layers  for spiccatos 
- 4 dynamic layers for regular and senza vibrato variations for Long Notes, Legatos and Portamentos
- 3 dynamic layers for molto vibrato variations for Long Notes, Legatos and Portamento
- 3 dynamic layers for tremolos and trills
- 2 dynamic layers for measured tremolos
- 3 dynamic layers for regular pizzicato and col legno
- 1 dynamic layer fpr snap pizzicato
- 1 dynamic layer for harmonics

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 14:53
by Pixelpoet1985
Joined on Fri, Dec 23 2016, Germany, Posts 304

Hello Paul,

could you go more into detail what these "signature" mixes are? Are these alternative mixes or more sound-designy?

Thanks.

Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 14:56
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12758

Hi, 

I showed a few of those in the introduction video - and there will be more videos soon. 

They are designed to give you quick alternative sounds, and they should also be an inspiration to actually use all mic channels and FX plug-ins!

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 18:38
by sui
Joined on Sun, Jun 19 2011, Posts 10

Are those fast attacks on the long articulations what I think they are? The slow swell for normal attacks on long notes were my biggest pain point in SSP, so I'd be super happy if that got improved for SES. Also 4 dynamic layers for long notes, YES!

What I'm missing though are finger positions. The smaller the ensemble and thus the more intimate the sound, the more necessary it becomes to have exact control over the timbre. We had finger positions last in Dimension Strings (which is my go-to for small ensembles for exactly this reason), and if you ever create Synchron Solo Strings this would be my most required feature.

Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 18:45
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 547
Congratulatuons to VSL on another winner! These would be perfect for my string orchestra piece, Classical Follies. Now to flip a coin: pay bills or buy string library?
www.DavidCarovillano.com
"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply" S. Covey
Posted on Thu, Apr 08 2021 20:39
by Pixelpoet1985
Joined on Fri, Dec 23 2016, Germany, Posts 304

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Hi, 

I showed a few of those in the introduction video - and there will be more videos soon. 

They are designed to give you quick alternative sounds, and they should also be an inspiration to actually use all mic channels and FX plug-ins!

Best, 
Paul

Thanks! Just noticed their detailed descriptions in the manual.

Other question: What's the difference between "molto vibrato" and "espressivo"? The latter isn't mentioned on the product page, but in the manual.

Posted on Fri, Apr 09 2021 17:45
by strytten
Joined on Sat, Jan 06 2007, Posts 66

Looks like no con sordino in this release. Is con sordino planned? ETA?

Thanks!

Steve

Steve Trytten
All VSL strings, winds, and most others, Vienna Imperial, VE Pro, MIR, Protools 10.3.5, Mac Mntn Lion 12 core, LASS, Ivory, Kontakt 5, Spitfire Sable Strings
Posted on Fri, Apr 09 2021 19:43
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12758

HI Pixelpoet, 

I see that Ben has already answered your question at VI Control. 

Espressivo comes with a "swell", great for passionate writing. 

@ Steve: We have many plans, but I'm afraid we can't tell them to anyone :)

Best, 
Paul 

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sat, Apr 10 2021 16:03
by slidehawk
Joined on Fri, Jan 12 2007, Posts 15

Just beautiful!🔆

Gunter

Posted on Sun, Apr 11 2021 08:01
by The Minstrel
Joined on Fri, Oct 16 2009, Sweden, Posts 98

Hi,

Will there be more video demonstrations available before the introductory offer expires? I'm particularly interested in the attack and release options and the agile legato.

Kind regards
Niklas

Posted on Sun, Apr 11 2021 08:23
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12758

Hi Niklas, 

Yes, there will be more videos. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Apr 11 2021 21:18
by Beat Kaufmann
Joined on Fri, Jan 03 2003, Switzerland/Brugg, Posts 1735

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Additionally, we created "Signature" mixer presets that come with a great sonic twist, to provide more options and inspiration for your music! 

Dear Paul, dear VSL Crew

Many, many thanks for the great string library. Here's some quick feedback from my first uses of the library over the last week. When the Chamberstrings came out around 2006, the whole world was excited. The samples were perfectly matched for that time, cleanly processed and from bass to violin almost the same range of articulations was available.
All this is basically true as well for this library as well, only even better everywhere and now in 2021.
The articulations fit well together, the sound is even more natural and musical, in my opinion.
As an old sample user, I especially like the sustain and legato articulations that start with a little sfz. In the past, practically all legato runs had to start with an sfz and then go into the legato articulation for the rest of the run. Now the library does that itself. Another highlight for me is the détaché articulation, which is not fixed in length, but automatically adjusts to the correct length during play. Great!!!
In short: With the new "Chamber Elite library" you can "make really good music".

Among your "Signature Mixer Presets" I personally find the preset "Default" the best. There you can hear the pure microphone signals. You can put together your own mix. I'm glad that you don't forget the people out there who still want to make a mix themselves, and prefer not to use prefabricated settings.

So thank you very much for the "default preset".
For all who want to hear the pure sound: Elite_Strings_Example1A.mp3   

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Regarding videos
I'm currently working on a video that mainly shows the practical use of the synchronous player, how to easily choose the different articulations, how to set it up as a user. You will be able to download all the necessary files.
Probably the video will be ready next weekend, because I have a week of vacations right now.
I will publish the video here. As you can hear I will produce Bach's Double Concerto BWV 1060 in the video. The Elite Strings, the Synchronized Soloviolin and the VI-Flute1 and VI-Harpsichord will be used.  The Synchronized ProStrings will be mixed in a bit for the tutti parts... so soon...

All the best

Beat

www.musik-produktion-createc.ch (Konzertaufnahmen, Musik mit Samples)
at www.beat-kaufmann.com : MIXING an ORCHESTRA - TUTORIAL
Posted on Mon, Apr 12 2021 21:00
by vulcan
Joined on Tue, Sep 24 2019, Dortmund, Posts 3

fantastic.

Posted on Tue, Apr 13 2021 21:33
by FrancoisD
Joined on Fri, Dec 25 2020, Posts 6
Hello, any chance for a divisi video with Synchron Strings pro ? That would be great. Thank you.
Posted on Wed, Apr 14 2021 23:11
by Beat Kaufmann
Joined on Fri, Jan 03 2003, Switzerland/Brugg, Posts 1735

I have to log in again because I am super excited once again. Today I tried the Short staccatos "agile". They sound so natural and not at all like samples. I chose the beginning of Vivaldi's "Estate" for this test. Really a new level in the world of samples.

Bravo VSL! Cre_Vivaldi_Estate_Elite_Strings-Stereo Out.wav (16MB, short excerpt)

Beat

www.musik-produktion-createc.ch (Konzertaufnahmen, Musik mit Samples)
at www.beat-kaufmann.com : MIXING an ORCHESTRA - TUTORIAL
Posted on Thu, Apr 15 2021 13:58
by BasariStudios
Joined on Mon, May 14 2012, NYC, Posts 66

This has to be the BEST Strings Library i have ever owned.
I do own SS PRO and many other VSL Libraries but this is
another world, right next to SS PRO.

Reality is due to Lack of Weed
Posted on Fri, Apr 16 2021 04:22
by muziksculp
Joined on Fri, Oct 03 2003, U.S.A., Posts 430

Originally Posted by: Beat Kaufmann Go to Quoted Post

I have to log in again because I am super excited once again. Today I tried the Short staccatos "agile". They sound so natural and not at all like samples. I chose the beginning of Vivaldi's "Estate" for this test. Really a new level in the world of samples.

Bravo VSL! Cre_Vivaldi_Estate_Elite_Strings-Stereo Out.wav (16MB, short excerpt)

Beat

Hi Beat,

Those Short Staccatos "agile" sound amazing, very realistic, and beautiful timbre. WOW ! 

Thanks for sharing. 

Synchron Elite Strings seems to be Perfect for Baroque music, i.e.  Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, ..etc. 

I wish VSL had a good Baroque style audio demo for Synchron Elite Strings. I feel it is missing from their audio/video demos of the library. 

Enjoy using Synch. Elite Strings in your productions. 

Cheers,

Muziksculp 

Posted on Mon, Apr 19 2021 01:44
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1037

Since Elite Strings don't contain sordino patches, I wonder how the muted strings in the Morricone demo was done. If this is not a secret of the composer, may I ask how this was achieved? A dedicated plug-in? The internal Synchron Player effects?

Paolo

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