The Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the release of a new solo strings library. SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings (sordino) features the instruments first violin, second violin, viola, cello and bass, all played with mutes.

The new virtual instrument brings the performances of the VI Series Collection “Solo Strings II” to the powerful capabilities of the Vienna Synchron Player. The entire sample database was re-edited, enhanced and optimized for Vienna’s proprietary sample player to achieve improvements in terms of authenticity, usability and flexibility.

The instruments were recorded in Vienna’s second studio, the Silent Stage, a recording facility with a tight, controlled ambience specifically designed and built for recording samples. The short ambience of this room allows for placement of the instruments in any virtual acoustic environment.

Using the Synchron Player’s reverberation and placement presets users can put each player at various spots in the large hall of Vienna’s own scoring stage, Synchron Stage Vienna. Left, center and right placements of soloists or orchestra chairs can be combined with options such as close, classic, and distant. This way they perfectly blend with any other product of the Synchron Series, resulting in a production-ready sound “out of the box”.

But these solo instruments are much more flexible. By turning off the internal convolution and algorithmic reverb of the Vienna Synchron Player the players can be placed in any virtual acoustic environment, from living rooms to concert halls, from the authentic natural rooms provided by Vienna MIR Pro 3D to artificial reverb and delay effects.

SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings (sordino) is currently available at an introductory price of $185 USD (regular $261 USD). Upgrade paths from the VI Series Library Solo Strings II are available, starting at $43 USD.

The offer is valid at the VSL store and from distributor Best Service.