VSL announces New Spaces for Vienna MIR and Vienna Suite

Vienna Symphonic Library is presenting new rooms and spaces for Vienna MIR and Vienna Suite Convolution Reverb at the Winter NAMM show.

Vienna Symphonic IR Spaces

New Spaces for Vienna MIR and Vienna Suite

  • RoomPack 2 for Vienna MIR — The first package of additional rooms for Vienna MIR offers three recording studios, built and owned by the Austrian Public Broadcaster, ORF, where thousands of international artists, ensembles and orchestras have recorded. The “Grosser Sendesaal”, built in the 1930s, with its large stage and fixed leather chairs for the audience is a wonderful, vibrant place to record a symphonic orchestra. The dry “Studio 2″ with extremely precise sound localization has been used for radio drama as well as film scoring and big band recordings throughout the years, and it is still a sought-after venue for all kinds of contemporary music. “Studio 3″ can be thought of as the typical soundstage for any kind of acoustic and orchestral music – especially film scoring – with an outstanding evenness in its sonic imaging.
  • Exclusive Impulse Response Libraries for Vienna Suite Convolution Reverb by Inspired Acoustics and Numerical Sound — For the first time, the Vienna Symphonic Library web shop is offering download products by other developers. All three new products include collections of impulse responses that are exclusively available for Vienna Suite Convolution Reverb.
    • INSP:IR Impulse Library Vienna Edition — The INSP:IR Impulse Library Vienna Edition is a special edition of the multi-positional reverb sample library by Inspired Acoustics. It provides multiple stereo and true stereo impulse responses from ten renowned halls, some of them actually part of World Heritage, such as Béla Bartók National Hall, Liszt Academy, Esztergom Basilica, Notre Dame of Buda, Szeged Cathedral and others.
    • Full Orchestral Reverb & Timbral Impulses (FORTI) and Small Ensemble Reverb & Timbral Impulses (SERTI) — FORTI and SERTI are innovative all-new additions to Numerical Sound’s wide-ranging and lauded line of impulse libraries by Ernest Cholakis. They continue the excellence of collections like “Pure Space: Classical and Mystical Reverberation Impulses” – recently named by iconic engineer Bruce Botnick (The Doors, The Beach Boys, Jerry Goldsmith) as “the best impulses I ever heard” and compared to “the chamber” at Capitol Records. FORTI and SERTI offer custom Timbral Impulses specifically for the Vienna Instruments String Collections, the world’s first “Transparent Immediate Listener Targeting” (TILT) Filters, the first impulse-based Compartmentalized Reverb Collection for lush (FORTI) or intimate (SERTI) ambiences, as well as Ultra-Precision Instrumental Highpass Filters (FORTI) and Ultra-Precision Instrumental Bass Isolation Filters (SERTI).

RoomPack 2 is available to purchase for 195 EUR / $295 USD. The INSP:IR Impulse Library Vienna Edition is 199 EUR, FORTI and SERTI are 145 EUR each.

More information: Vienna Symphonic Library


Inspired Acoustics releases PAB Professional Edition

Inspired Acoustics

Inspired Acoustics has released Palace of Arts Budapest (PAB) Pipe Organ Samples Professional Edition, a fully playable, freely configurable, intuitively manageable and MIDI-controllable virtual pipe organ, delivering the authentic sound of the 92-stop Pécsi-Mühleisen pipe organ of the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall of the Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary, to your computer.

Designed for operation within Hauptwerk™ Software, on both PC and Macintosh computers, Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples sets a new standard in virtual pipe organs used by leading organists, professional musicians, professors and tutors, educational, worship and culture institutions, recording professionals and enthusiasts.

Despite its immense size and capabilities, it is a pipe organ you can play and take with you wherever you go, offering unprecedented flexibility and sound quality never heard before in a virtual instrument.

Stage console of the Pécsi-Mühleisen organ
Stage console of the Pécsi-Mühleisen organ

PAB Professional Edition features

  • The organ
    • the 2006 Pécsi-Mühleisen pipe organ of the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Palace of Arts – Budapest, Hungary; entirely virtualized
    • 92 stops, 5 manuals (with 61 keys) and pedal (with 32 keys)
    • 2 sweller pedals, 2 tremulants (tremolos), 61-stage programmable crescendo with different independent program slots
    • 2 consoles (electrical Stage and mechanical Upper)
    • Equal tuning at concert pitch (a=442 Hz)
    • a symphonic organ to perform any piece of the entire pipe organ and symphonic literature without any compromise
  • The recording
    • High Definition Sampling (HDS) — all stops were sampled chromatically at 192 kHz / 24-bit
    • Advanced Pipe Organ Measurements (APM)
    • Synchronized Sampling Technology (SST)
  • The sample set
    • 48 kHz / 24-bit format, 2-channel stereo samples
    • Natural sound image — the samples contain all spatial information as they are heard
    • 12-second notes sampled, multiple loops per sample
    • 2 independent swellboxes
    • 2 tremulants
    • Optional organ engine sounds and noises
    • ‘Semi-dry’ sample set with multiple release samples for providing natural concert hall reverberation and tracker action sound
    • Programmable crescendo wheel with enable/disable option
    • Ability to disable reeds, mixtures or couplers from all Crescendo wheel programs
    • Touchscreen-optimized for 4:3 displays of 1280×1024 native resolution
  • The User Manual
    • contains a detailed guide to pipe organs, its mechanism and sound
    • provides you insight to the 2006 Pécsi-Mühleisen pipe organ
    • guides you to the Palace of Arts – Budapest and the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
    • gives explanations of all stops of the organ
    • provides information on more than 80 different historical tunings
    • contains a Guide to Room Acoustics focusing on pipe organs written exclusively for PAB Pipe Organ Samples
    • and more
  • Shipping
    • PAB ships on Inspired Acoustics USB thumb drives (pen drives) for a faster and convenient installation

PAB Pipe Organ Samples is published in five different editions: the Small, Essential and Medium Edition, featuring a selection of stops and features, the Professional Edition with all stops, and the exclusive Extended Edition with unique features yet to be unveiled. The Professional Edition is available now, all other editions will be released in 2009. Professional Edition users have the benefit of optional upgrade to the limited-number Extended Edition.

Check the shop for details on pricing. A group buy is currently active for the Professional Edition.

Visit Inspired Acoustics for more information and audio demos.