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    Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Mallets I Standard Library Download

    Synchron Mallets I offers a selection of Vienna’s Synchron Percussion I collection, including xylophone, glockenspiel, and celesta. Mac/PC
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    Synchron Mallets I offers a selection of Vienna’s Synchron Percussion I collection, including xylophone, glockenspiel, and celesta.

    The xylophone, an Adams Artist Alpha, has resonator tubes for each bar and a range of four octaves. In orchestral arrangements, the instrument commonly emphasizes certain parts of a melodic line in forte or fortissimo. The Vienna team recorded single notes in eight variants and eight velocities as well as various tremolos and glissandos. The instrument was played with hard and soft mallets and with a double bass bow.

    The glockenspiel (Yamaha 2500) is very popular and frequently used in majestic brass fanfares. The sound is piercing and can be heard clearly even through a full orchestra playing in “tutti”. Single notes as well as tremolos and glissandos were recorded at various speeds, with plastic and metal mallets. They also captured the eerie effect of the steel bars played with a bass bow.

    Being a “keyboard glockenspiel” the celesta has a range of five octaves with an interesting dual character. The way its sound is produced makes it a percussion instrument, but it is usually played by a pianist. Its sound is soft and “heavenly” (in French: “céleste”). Sychron Stage’s very own instrument (by the renowned manufacturer Kolberg) was played using a sampling robot, which captured the nuances of its heavenly sound at 36 velocity levels.

    3 Instruments – 12 Microphones

    All instruments were recorded using 12 microphones. You may select from four microphone positions (Standard Library) or seven different microphone positions (Full Library) and mix them to your liking, directly in the Vienna Instruments and Vienna Instruments Pro players or using the mixing hosts Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Ensemble Pro. Use the included and perfectly fine-tuned presets as a starting point for your own sonic creations. The performances in Stage A were captured in stereo using a Decca tree, and additional microphone arrays were utilized for 5.1 surround and Auro 3D 9.1.

    Microphone PositionStandard LibraryFull Library
    Close Mic(Mono)
    Mid Layer MicStereo (L/R)
    Main/Room MicDecca Tree Stereo (L/R)
    Main/Room MicDecca Tree Mono (Center)
    Main SurroundStereo (L/R)
    High Stereo (3D)Stereo (L/R)
    High Surround (3D)Stereo (L/R)

    Standard Library (“Stereo Library Download”) – includes the complete set of articulations, recorded from 4 individual microphone positions that can be used for stereo mixing:

    • Close Mic – Mono
    • Mid Layer Mic – Stereo (L/R)
    • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
    • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Mono (Center)

    Full Library (“Stereo and Multi Library Download”) – includes 3 additional microphone positions that can be used for stereo, 5.1 surround and Auro 3D 9.1 mixing (7 mic positions in total):

    • Close Mic – Mono
    • Mid Layer Mic – Stereo (L/R)
    • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R)
    • Main/Room Mic  – Decca Tree Mono (Center)
    • Main Surround – Stereo (L/R)
    • High Stereo (3D) – Stereo (L/R)
    • High Surround (3D) – Stereo (L/R)

    Please note that the main surround microphone settings may also be used instead of the main stereo room mics in order to achieve a wider, more ambient mix.

    Minimum System Requirements

    • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Mac OS X 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
    • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
    • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)

    Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.


    • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
    • Mac OS X 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
    • 16 GB RAM
    • SSD or fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
    • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host (also works stand-alone)
    • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
    • 88 key master keyboard

    Hard Drive Space Requirements

    • Standard Library: 72 GB (individual microphone data can be removed)
    • Full Library: 144 GB (individual microphone data can be removed)


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