Note: this post is from 2007, outbound links may be broken.
Vienna Symphonic Library releases Appassionata Strings II
As their name suggests, the muted string ensembles are quite simply, passionate. Their broad and emotive cinematic sound defies expectations for a virtual instrument. They integrate perfectly well into a variety of musical styles, from pop environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to films, from pure string beds to complete orchestral scores.
- Violin ensemble (20 players), Viola ensemble (14 players), Cello ensemble (12 players) and Double Bass ensemble (10 players).
- Various facets of sustains and Legato Performances.
- Articulations such as accented interval notes, spiccatos, staccatos, various Repetition Performances, trills, and much more.
- Vienna’s innovative “out-of-tune-samples” where various players of the ensemble carefully correct their intonation as the tone progresses.
The standard version of Appassionata Strings II contains 10,999 samples and costs 395 EUR/$515 USD. The extended library has 9,487 samples at 145 EUR/$185 USD, and the full version contains all 20,486 for 540 EUR/$700 USD.
Check here for a description of the sample content for each version.