The biggest improvement seems to be the brass. They were the weakest link of the "classic" VSL samples, so this is improvement feels great.
Do you know any piano library for 35€ that includes "only" 30 velocity layers, two stereo mic positions, combined with the VSL quality? This piano has so many samples it needs 32GB on your SSD. What I want to say with this: other sampled pianos with these qualities wouldn't be called a "light" version and would have had a much higher price imo.How is the new piano? Is it worth to upgrade?
I didn't do an A/B comparison, but tbh I never really used Kontakt's VSL in a production. I did mess around with the legato scripts back in the day but having the ''real deal'' was like... what's the purpose?They shouldn't be exactly the same. Several clues say that the library included in Kontakt is a subset of the First Edition. The SE should be derived from the Opus 1, that is derived from the then-developing Pro Edition.
If I understand correctly, the First Edition was then included in the Pro Edition and then in the current Cube/Super Package. So, the base sound should be the same, even if the samples are the earlier ones, now replaced by versions at a higher resolution, longer, with more layers and a ton more articulations.
You will hear the difference if you listen closly and overlap the notes. If you program a legato line, mono legato will give a better and more convincing legato transition, because the previous note will be stopped independent of overlapping notes.I don't think there is anything different in the sound, just whether the instrument allows you to pay multiple notes simultaneously or not in legato mode.
Yes that's totally fair . But I was interpreting the word "sound" that rudi was referring to as being the innate sound of the samples, and overlapping notes as a playing technique.You will hear the difference if you listen closly and overlap the notes. If you program a legato line, mono legato will give a better and more convincing legato transition, because the previous note will be stopped independent of overlapping notes.
New gui is not so good. and brass is allready good for non cinematic uses. and my friend when i showed vsl special edition 1 standard for years ago for him sayed (i selected seenttila patches like violin section,flute and trumpet trumpet is best he heared i know he is maye even less serious for virtual orhestra uses than me. and i also like how vsl brass sounds exepct french horn. non i get today these vsl special edition vol 1 standard and extended in synchronied verisons in today.I have the old SE+ versions with MIRx. Yesterday I bought the new Synchronized SE vol 1. In my initial comparison of the two versions, the new one sounds better - but it feels like a bit like a sidegrade compared to using MIRx (although it does sound a bit better than MIRx). It would definitely be a no-brainer for someone who has SE but no MIRx extension.
The biggest improvement seems to be the brass. They were the weakest link of the "classic" VSL samples, so this is improvement feels great. The piano is also great, I'm glad they included that (it's worth the 35€ upgrade cost alone in my opinion).
I will have to compare the old and new versions a bit more before I decide to upgrade the whole SE library.
I don't know if I'm a big fan of the new UI, the look feels a bit gimmicky and "cheap" to me - but maybe I'm getting old?
In the EpicOrchestra2.0 (included with Vienna Ensemble Pro) you can see the EQ curves applied to the different instrument patches.Well there goes that idea lol! Thanks
Thank you. I just wondered. Not that the EQ is directly applied to the samples. Obviously it is done like in the Epic Orchestra 2.0, it uses the built in EQ of the Synchron Player and you can see as well as alter these settings.Not only can you see the EQ but also can you alter it. There are different eq-settings depending on the sound preset you are choosing.
It says hard drive requirements : 7200 rpm or faster HD (ssd recommended). When I went it to install it , a message popped up saying it has to go an a ssd hd . I'm just warning others just in case.I read SSD for sample content under Rystem Requirements/ Recommended on the product page here-
I think that's pretty much standard these days.
To note, this was also a feature of Vienna Instruments Pro 2 plugin/software which is a separate purchase to the VI Standard or Full libraries as well as the VI Special Edition. If you own that plugin you can use the humanize function with the VI Special Edition libraries. The Synchron-ized version doesn't appear to have any new functionality compared to Vienna Instruments Pro 2. Nevertheless, it is a very useful feature and now you don't have to pay extra for it (or something like Synchron MirX)!BTW, something REALLY cool from them (and I didn't expect this) was adding the humanizer feature to the SE. It really adds realism to the instruments, and messing around I think it has potential for sound design. Also, having your own ''highschool marching band'' is fun lol