The Vienna Symphonic Library has announce a new lossless data compression format that massively reduces the data size of the installed sample content of its virtual instrument libraries.

The first libraries to benefit from this innovation are Vienna’s Synchron Pianos, which now require only 26% to 35% of space of the original installed data size, depending on the instrument. With this new data format, the compressed download size equals the installed data size on the user’s drive.

All nine currently available Synchron Pianos were recorded at the company’s own scoring stage, Synchron Stage Vienna. Instruments recorded on the large Stage A include the concert grands Fazioli F308, Bösendorfer Imperial, Steinway & Sons D-274, and Yamaha CFX. Instruments that were captured on the smaller, dryer Stage B include the grands Fazioli F212, Bösendorfer 280VC and the vintage Blüthner 1895, as well as upright pianos by Bösendorfer and Bechstein.

All pianos were recorded with an advanced setup of multiple microphones whose signals are separately available in the mixer of the Synchron Piano player. Users may select from a host of presets or use them as starting points for their own customized piano sounds creations.

To celebrate the new space-efficiency, the VSL offers all Synchron Pianos at discounts of up to 36% off the regular price.

The offer is available at Best Service, PluginFox, and from the VSL store until July 1st, 2024.