This Single Woodwind Pack brings the heckelphone from Vienna’s acclaimed VI Special Woodwinds Collection to Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna. It has been re-edited and optimized for the Vienna Synchron Player, increasing both the flexibility and ease-of-use of all articulations for a quick and creative work-flow.
The heckelphone was only developed in the 20th century and with its dark, expressive character it rounds out the oboes’ tenor register. Because of its similar sound it can replace the baritone oboe. Richard Strauss was among the great composers who liked to employ the instrument that sounds an octave lower than the oboe, e.g., in his scores for “Salome”, “Elektra” and “Eine Alpensymphonie”.
The library features the full set of articulations that’s on par with the instruments of SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds, offering various short and long notes, legato variants (including fast legatos that let you play trills), dynamic articulations such as crescendos and diminuendos, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp, flutter tongue and more.
The Synchron Player’s integrated convolution reverb adds the outstanding ambience of the 540 m² (5,813 sq.ft.) main hall of Synchron Stage Vienna to the dry samples in real-time. Expertly crafted mixer presets place the instrument on its perfect spot on stage, resulting in a production-ready sound “out of the box” that blends seamlessly with the instruments of SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds as well as with every other product in the Synchron Series.