The Special Edition Volume 1(“Essential Orchestra”) features the most common orchestral instruments and articulations in a resource-saving, affordable package. It contains 28 instruments and ensembles: Solo Strings and Orchestral Strings, solo instruments and ensembles of the brass section, woodwinds ranging from piccolo flute to contra bassoon, harp, drums and percussion as well as celesta and the Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.
All string and wind instruments include Vienna Symphonic Library’s famed Legato Performances – real note transitions, smoothly and authentically performed by the algorithms of the Vienna Instruments software player. The instrument groups of the Special Edition Volume 1 are also available separately as individual Sections.
You may expand the instruments of the Special Edition Volume 1 with additional articulations, available in the Special Edition Volume 1 PLUS. Check out this overview on further upgrade and expansion possibilities.
Piccolo Flute 1 French oboe English horn (French) Clarinet Bass clarinet Bassoon Contrabassoon Triple horn Trumpet in C Tenor trombone Bass trombone Tuba Horn ensemble (4 players) Trumpet ensemble (3 players) Trombone ensemble (3 players) Solo violin Solo viola Solo cello Solo double bass Violin ensemble (14 players) Viola ensemble (10 players) Cello ensemble (8 players) Double bass ensemble (6 players)
Harp Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano Celesta Glockenspiel Xylophone Vibraphone Marimba Timpani Taiko drums Bass drum Snare drum Snare drum ensemble Tambourine Concert tom Gongs Suspended cymbals A-due cymbals Tam-tam Thundersheet Rails Metal chimes Table castanets Triangle Tubular Bells Plate Bells
PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
macOS 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
27.0 GB free hard drive space
Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.
Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
macOS 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
4 GB RAM
SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3/3.1 UASP Support) or separate HDD (7200 rpm or faster)
AU/VST/AAX compatible host (also works stand-alone)