As announced in a previous post, Vienna Symphonic Library's Performance Tool moves to new platforms. The following libraries are now customized for HALion (besides Kontakt, EXS24, and GigaStudio): Opus 1, Chamber Strings, Solo Strings, Epic Horns, Woodwind Ensembles, French Oboe.
All of these libraries come with Vienna’s Performance Tool for HALion, currently on the PC only. November 2004 will see the release of the Performance Tool for HALion on Mac OS X as well as the remaining libraries, Saxophones I, Vienna Concert Guitar, and Overdrive, in the new formats.
The following four libraries have been available in HALion format since July 2004. Since they don’t utilize the Performance Tool they can already be used on both PC and Mac: Glass & Stones, Vienna Harps, FX Percussion, Mallets.
The introduction of the new formats is accompanied by a bundle offer: Through November 15th, users can order the String/Orchestra Bundle (Opus 1, Chamber Strings, Solo Strings) and the Winds Bundle (Epic Horns, Woodwind Ensembles, French Oboe) at a 15% discount. This offer applies to all formats, HALion, Kontakt, EXS, and Giga.