The Vienna Symphonic Library has released Synchron FX Strings I, their first collection to include production-ready textures and loops, played by a 50-piece string orchestra recorded at Synchron Stage in Vienna. Synchron FX Strings I is currently available at a special introductory price until 30th June 2018.
The library comes with the brand new Synchron Player that offers streaming and simplicity. Given the broad variety of sounds and the multitude of microphone positions, users may create their individual sound intuitively and in real-time with preconfigured controllers.
The player's Perform view allows for quick access to all preset categories, variations and the pre-configured controllers. The internal mixer comes with panorama controls, an algorithmic reverb, 5-band EQ, phase switching and individual delay settings for runtime compensation of the various microphone signals.
Production Ready Textures and Loops
For the first time the Vienna Symphonic Library, Synchron FX Strings I includes a variety of musical phrases and effects, played by a 50-piece string orchestra and captured at the company's own scoring stage, Synchron Stage Vienna. There are tonal and atonal recordings – from ethereal, atmospheric soundscapes to pulsating melodic ornaments, suspense clusters and aggressive strikes.
Presets are available in ten categories: Spherical Textures, Spherical Chord Textures (based on the so-called "Alpha chord"), Character Textures, Glissandos, Rises & Hits, Clusters, Harmonic FX, Pizzicato FX, Special Pads, and Inspiration XFades. There are 3 pre-configured controllers (bow style, velocity and density) users may shape their individual timbre in real-time by gradually blending from a basic to a more complex and agile variation of a pattern.
50 Musicians – 50 Microphones
Like previous products of Vienna's Synchron Series, Synchron FX Strings I was recorded in the company's refurbished 540 m² (5,813 sq. ft.) Synchron Stage Vienna. Every string player of the 50-piece orchestra was captured with a dedicated close microphone. There are also 6 stereo down-mixes – one for each ensemble section that can be accessed via the Synchron Player's internal mixer. Finally, there are stereo and room mic arrays to enable users to mix their individual string ensemble sound in stereo, 5.1 surround, or even 9.1 immersive audio formats (such as Auro 3D or Dolby Atmos).
The Synchron FX Strings I Standard library is currently available at $294 rising to the regular price of $354 on 1st July 2018, with the Full Library priced at $552 rising to the regular price of $648) on 1st July 2018.
In addition, the Synchron Package that includes all products of the new Synchron Series (Synchron Percussion I, Synchron Strings I, Yamaha CFX, and Synchron FX Strings I) is currently available at a discounted bundle price.