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Glass Instruments Upgrade to Full Library from Vienna Symphonic Library provides additional articulations and samples for the Vienna Glass Instruments Standard Library (required). The glass harmonica was invented in 1761. Mozart wrote several pieces for this instrument. The hemispherical glass bowls which rotate around a horizontal axis driven by a pedal were rediscovered only in the last decades of the 19th century. Sounds are produced by touching the rotating glasses with moistened fingertips. Today, the glass harmonica is an absolute rarity, with roughly ten professional players world-wide.

 

Another rather rarely encountered jewel is the verrophone (from the french word “la verre” for glass). The youngest of the glass instruments was developed only 20 years ago in Germany. Chromatically tuned glass tubes are rubbed with moistened fingers like the musical glasses, but are also struck with mallets. The lingering, atmospheric sound is highly esteemed by modern composers due to its extraordinary intensity.

 

The musical glasses present one of the oldest forms of making music and sounds with glasses. The instrument consists of several custom-made wine glasses. In order to get different pitches the musical glasses are filled with varying amounts of water. The musical glasses sampled by the Vienna Symphonic Library have a chromatic range from G3 to G6.

 

The glass instruments are rounded off by the bottles which are blown with articulations such as sustains and flutter tonguing.

 

Minimum:

Windows 8.1/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMDAthlon 64 X2

OSX 10.10.5, Intel Core i3

7200 rpm hard drive for the sample content

8 GB RAM

VIENNA KEY or other USB-eLicenser (e.g. a Cubase- orNuendo-Key Soft-eLicensers and iLoks are NOT supported)

Free storage space for the Standard Library: 2.3 GB

Free storage space for the Full Library: 6.3 GB

Recommended:

Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon

macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon

16 GB RAM

SSD (M2, SATA 6 or USB3/3.1, UASP Support - HFS+, APFS orNTFS formatted) for the sample content

AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host

88 key master keyboard

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