Volume 7 – Historic Instruments
22 instruments, taken from Historic Winds I - III, Recorders, and Glass Instruments
Articulations: staccato, marcato, sustained, legato and sforzato (except for the glass harmonica)
Outstanding ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna
Pre-configured reverb settings for accurate and authentic placement of each instrument on stage
Production-ready sound, out of the box
Transverse flute • Baroque oboe • Oboe da caccia • Ophicleide • Serpent • Cornett (Zink) • Crumhorn • Soprano recorder • Alto recorder • Tenor recorder • Bass recorder • Natural trumpet (in 3 different keys) • Natural horn (with 7 different tuning slides) • Glass harmonica
The transverse flute experienced its golden era in the Baroque period as a predecessor of the modern concert flute. The Baroque oboe covers the soprano range, whereas the oboe da caccia covers the alto register. The latter looks more like a hunting horn than an oboe, due to its curved tube and brass bell. The ophicleide is a conical-bore brass instrument that is today superseded by the saxophone and the tuba. The serpent is an ancestor of the contra bassoon and the tuba, covering the bass register of the zink (cornett) family of instruments. The Zink (or cornett) was a popular instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, covering the soprano and sopranino register. The crumhorn produces the typically bright and “nasal” timbre that music of the Renaissance period is often associated with. The wooden recorders include soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorder.
Natural trumpets were originally used as military instruments for acoustic signals. As they have no valves the instruments are characterized by their long tubing compared to modern trumpets. The same goes for the natural horn that has neither finger holes nor valves and can only produce natural tones according to the harmonic series. In order to play harmonic scales in differing keys, various tuning slides are used. The glass harmonica is a special gem that was invented in 1761. Hemispherical glass bowls rotate around a horizontal axis driven by a pedal. 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.
The Vienna Synchron Player incorporates a specifically designed convolution reverb derived from Vienna MIR Pro, featuring the outstanding ambience of the main hall of Synchron Stage Vienna. The perfectly engineered reverberation and placement presets combine customized impulse responses with expertly crafted reverb settings for each instrument. By adding the ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A to the relatively dry samples in real-time, the instruments of SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Vol. 7 blend perfectly with any other product of the Synchron Series.
The SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions support Native Instruments’ NKS format and are compatible with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine. Use the Light Guide to quickly identify key switches and play ranges of your instruments, browse and preview sounds, and quickly adapt them using pre-configured control knobs.
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: 11.2 GB
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
AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host
88 key master keyboard