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    Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    I didn't have the chance to see them at the NAMM show and wondered if anyone has any experience with them.
    How is the user interface? How is the performance? What do you use to host them?

    I wanted to get some feedback before plunking down some pretty serious cash.

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    Hey Marty,

    I just received the Chamber Strings VI and, after a couple of disappointments with other software maker's VI's that were no where near the sound quality the demos portrayed them to be, it was a delight to install the Vienna VI and get a huge smile on my face. It's one of the nicest pieces of software I've ever used. After only 10 minutes I ordered the Solo Strings! Of course the sound is Vienna - which I love - but the interface is a joy to use. Watch the videos-they are a great way to see how the instrument is laid out.

    http://www.vsl.co.at/en-us/211/344/237.vsl

    I use it in Logic and it's been quite solid for me on a G5 Dual 2.5 w/4 gig of RAM. The Vienna forum is hepful as well.

    Good luck

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    I have the solo strings and I am waiting on the Woodwinds 1 to arrive. The VI is the best software instrument I've ever used. It is intuitive and wonderful to use. It makes all other soft samplers seem clunky. The key to it is, I think, that is is truly designed to be software that works logically. All other soft samplers seem to want to imitate a rack of hardware and behave like hardware.
    VSL should be proud of the design.
    The Synchrosoft License Center is another matter however. While I haven't had too much in the way of problems with it, it does slow load times as it scans for licenses.
    But I truly love the VI and the sounds.
    J
    Specialist/Sound Design
    jamieh@strayvoltage.net
    http://www.strayvoltage.net
    http://homepage.mac.com/jamiehaggerty

    "A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." -Anne
    Morrow Lindberg

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    I've had the solo strings for a couple of weeks and found the VI software an absolute joy and it's wonderfull not to have to use Gigastudio. I host mine in V-stack on a single PC and send the midi via Sibelius software. I haven't learnt half of it yet but it's looks like it will be possible to use all the VI functionality with Sibelius.

    The VSL sound is the best overall bar none IMHO.

    Exciting times (but expensive times) ahead.
    David Carter (DaveTubaKing)

    Intel 8 Core i7 975 Extreme Edition 3.33GHz, Corsair 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz , Sibelius 6.1, Symphonic cube, MIR, Vienna Choir

    www.davetubaking.com

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattdean
    Hey Marty,

    I just received the Chamber Strings VI and, after a couple of disappointments with other software maker's VI's that were no where near the sound quality the demos portrayed them to be, it was a delight to install the Vienna VI and get a huge smile on my face. It's one of the nicest pieces of software I've ever used. After only 10 minutes I ordered the Solo Strings! Of course the sound is Vienna - which I love - but the interface is a joy to use. Watch the videos-they are a great way to see how the instrument is laid out.

    http://www.vsl.co.at/en-us/211/344/237.vsl

    I use it in Logic and it's been quite solid for me on a G5 Dual 2.5 w/4 gig of RAM. The Vienna forum is hepful as well.


    Good luck
    Thanks for the responses
    You said you use them in Logic, I use Logic as well. How many instances of the Vienna VIs can you load before it runs out of memory?

    Is it possible to have an entire orchestral template loaded?

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhaggerty
    I have the solo strings and I am waiting on the Woodwinds 1 to arrive. The VI is the best software instrument I've ever used. It is intuitive and wonderful to use. It makes all other soft samplers seem clunky. The key to it is, I think, that is is truly designed to be software that works logically. All other soft samplers seem to want to imitate a rack of hardware and behave like hardware.
    VSL should be proud of the design.

    J
    How about Garrittans use of Kontakt 2 with his Stradivari, - it's the same principal right? - key-switches for different performance styles.
    Apart from the VI user interface which may indeed be intuitive, K2 has it all and works logically.
    Hywyn

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    I can't really say about the amount of Vi's you can use, as i use no more than 3 or 4 at a time, but if you check the Vienna forums http://www.vsl.co.at/en-us/69/128/33.vsl I am sure you can find out. There are a coupl eof posts regarding just that. It will of course depend on what your composition requires. and how much RAM you have. the interface allows for switching between 144 cells in one VI, so with some programming you can have a pretty flexible section or solo inst. That's a LOT of articulations. It just depends on how many different articulations you need at once of one section or instrument.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hywyn
    How about Garrittans use of Kontakt 2 with his Stradivari, - it's the same principal right? - key-switches for different performance styles.
    Apart from the VI user interface which may indeed be intuitive, K2 has it all and works logically.
    Hywyn
    Yes Kontact can do everything with keyswitches, etc. However, until you use this thing and see how blazingly fast you can set up your own matrix to do whatever you want for how you work then you have no idea. And being able to go from slow legato to fast staccto just by playing faster is wonderful.
    Kontact still tries to emulate a rack of hardward and that is it's weak point.
    I use them both as well as Logic's EXS 24 MkII and like the VSL VI the best for functionality. If Kontact was built to create a matrix of your own as quickly as this then it would move to the head of the line of functionalty. I would like to see them do it in Kontact 3.
    Cheers,
    J
    Specialist/Sound Design
    jamieh@strayvoltage.net
    http://www.strayvoltage.net
    http://homepage.mac.com/jamiehaggerty

    "A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." -Anne
    Morrow Lindberg

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    DITTO! I was like a kid in a candy store when I watched the "matrix and patches" video. The zvi really is a step above and beyond. Personally, I thought the K2 interface was just okay, sure it works well, but not very elegant.

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    Re: Anybody have any experience with the new Vienna VI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by hywyn
    How about Garrittans use of Kontakt 2 with his Stradivari, - it's the same principal right? - key-switches for different performance styles.
    Apart from the VI user interface which may indeed be intuitive, K2 has it all and works logically.
    Hywyn
    Have you used Vienna VI? If not then your opinion is not necessarily correct. I have K2 and while I haven't got into the scripting that others have (as I have no need to) VI works far better for VSL samples than K2 ever did.

    D

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