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Last post Mon, May 10 2021 by Paul, 34 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Apr 19 2021 03:04
by muziksculp
Joined on Fri, Oct 03 2003, U.S.A., Posts 424

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post

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

Maybe a filter ? or some kind of an IR treatment ? 

Posted on Mon, Apr 19 2021 08:17
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 989

Originally Posted by: muziksculp Go to Quoted Post

Maybe a filter ? or some kind of an IR treatment ? 

Maybe it's the plugin from Numerical Sound. Not the real thing, but still very usable in a mix.

Paolo

Posted on Tue, Apr 20 2021 18:45
by Anando
Joined on Thu, Mar 06 2014, Berlin, Posts 6

I just tried "VSL for Dorico v1.0.67".  And it works ;-)  - Maybe delete this posting, the error was on my side.

There is a new Playback Template (Wiedergabevorlage) for VSL Synchron Elite Strings. Unfortunately, if I apply this template, it seems to load Solo String Presets from the SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition, not Patches from Synchron Elite Strings. I double checked my configuration, this seems to be a bug. Maybe you check it out when you get a chance.

Thanks for the library, it is excellent!

Posted on Tue, Apr 20 2021 19:16
by erisno
Joined on Fri, Sep 16 2016, Slovakia, Posts 26

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post

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

Hi Paolo,

I achieved the sound with the Cloudburst signature preset as a starting point as this preset has a lot of high-frequency information. Then I added EQ and Exciter. I put the Exciter on everything, as I think it can make the orchestra breathe (but be careful with the settings, as you can overdo it easily). The EQ worked for this piece as it was short and didn't use chromatic material.

Erik

Posted on Tue, Apr 20 2021 20:17
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 989

Originally Posted by: erisno Go to Quoted Post

I achieved the sound with the Cloudburst signature preset as a starting point

Ah, thank you very much for explaining it! All considered, you used ordinary tools to make something extraordinary. So, I guess it's more the ear than the tools!

Paolo

Posted on Thu, Apr 29 2021 04:41
by muziksculp
Joined on Fri, Oct 03 2003, U.S.A., Posts 424

Hi,

Can we still expect a detailed walkthrough video of VSL Synchron Elite Strings to be posted soon, or has VSL decided to not bother making a detailed video for this library ?  

I find it very odd that they would not make one. 

Thanks,

Muziksculp 

Posted on Thu, Apr 29 2021 21:48
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12640

Hi muziksculp, 

Lots going on in Vienna right now, and luckily, a few reviewers have already found the time time to go though the library!

Find the growing YouTube playlist right here 

Best,

Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Fri, Apr 30 2021 00:29
by Macker
Joined on Tue, Aug 21 2018, London, Posts 240

There is not a shred of doubt in my mind now: this library is something very, very special. Lots and lots of masterly finesse by these superb musicians has been so beautifully recorded and meticulously edited and prepared for our use. The result is so very VSL. Brava e bravo! Congratulations to the entire team!

In particular I was captivated and left deeply impressed by the sounds and abilities of Elite as demonstrated by Ruben on his HIFIMIDI YT channel (see Paul's YT playlist just above). Also thanks to Ruben, now for the first time I've really heard and understood the exquisite virtues of Agile.

Well I've tried to hold back but .... my bank account is going to be hammered yet again, lol.

Posted on Fri, Apr 30 2021 15:42
by muziksculp
Joined on Fri, Oct 03 2003, U.S.A., Posts 424

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Hi muziksculp, 

Lots going on in Vienna right now, and luckily, a few reviewers have already found the time time to go though the library!

Find the growing YouTube playlist right here 

Best,

Paul

Hi Paul,

OK, Thanks. I will check the other non-VSL resources of Elite Synch. Strings. 

Looking forward to see more amazing libraries from VSL, Exciting times ahead ! 

Cheers,

Muziksculp 

Posted on Fri, May 07 2021 06:53
by alexandr
Joined on Sat, Jun 22 2019, Posts 10

Fantastic sound! Coherent, clear, right mood. Feels like real virtuoso playing. Good job guys! 

 

Originally Posted by: sui Go to Quoted Post

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.

 

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post

Since Elite Strings don't contain sordino patches...

 

Originally Posted by: Seventh Sam Go to Quoted Post

Elite Strings has less overall articulations than Chamber Strings (especially if you include the sordino verisons), but the core articulations are comprehensively fleshed out, to the point where they become less like patches and more like playing styles....

 

I totally agree with other users! For a small size high quality orchestra would be great to get a bigger palette.

Paul, a suggestion if you don't mind:

Why don't go further?

Please consider recording a paid extension for Elite Strings. More articulations, intimate gentle and detailed stuff, dynamics, bow positions, effects (recorded, not made by plugins), finger technics etc. I'd be happy to buy an extension that will double-size the library. And I bet it's not only my point of view. Only keep the same attitude/mood/mindset of the performers to make it fit to what is already recorded.

Cheers!

P.S. Even if you don't make such an extension I am still happy to use this product. Thank you very much!

Posted on Fri, May 07 2021 10:10
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12640

Hi alexandr, 

Noted 

No worries, we are recording like maniacs and there will be more products as we move along!

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sat, May 08 2021 06:35
by alexandr
Joined on Sat, Jun 22 2019, Posts 10

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

No worries, we are recording like maniacs and there will be more products as we move along!

😂😂😂

Posted on Sun, May 09 2021 23:35
by Seventh Sam
Joined on Sat, Dec 29 2018, Posts 246

This library is fantastic, a continuation (and expansion upon) the quality found in SSP.  How you got all those perf. interval patches to sound convincing with a multi-mic library at blazingly fast tempos is beyond me, but it's the best I've heard thus far.  Whatever you're doing, VSL, keep doing it!

Looking forward to Synchron Brass and Woodwinds!

Posted on Mon, May 10 2021 09:20
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12640

Hi Sam, 

Thanks for the thumbs-up! A great boost for our team!

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
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