New from VSL: Synchron Fazioli F212


Vienna Symphonic Library announced the release of Synchron Fazioli F212.  It’s currently available at an introductory price of $236 for the Standard Library (reg. $310), and $394 for the Full Library (reg. $515). The difference between the Standard Library and the Full Library is the number of available microphone positions.  More details from VSL below.


The Vienna Symphonic Library is pleased to announce the release of Synchron Fazioli F212, the virtual reprensentation of the Italian piano maker’s classic medium sized grand. Unlike its big brother, the F308 that was captured in the grandeur of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A, the F212 was recorded in the smaller, dryer Stage B. In this intimate setting, with more direct signals and less room sound, every nuance of the F212’s rich sound shines, from the powerful bass to the warm mid-range to the crisp upper registers.

As with the C. Bechstein upright piano that is available as the German Upright 1904, this Fazioli F212 is owned by pianist and film composer Mick Baumeister, co-creator of the Hornberg hb1 MIDI breath controller. Mick acquired this Fazioli 212 after some intense testing at Piano Fischer in Stuttgart as a birthday present to himself in 1998.

In addition to creating the desired sound by mixing several microphone signals, the free Vienna Synchron Pianos software offers multiple options for shaping the sound of the piano and the user’s playing experience. Hosting a high-performance playback engine, the software provides a full-blown mixer with a broad range of effects such as EQ, compressor, saturator, algorithmic reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, rotary, and many more. It is also possible to adjust the volume of body resonances, sympathetic strings, and pedal noises right in the main Play window. In the Edit window users can even tweak EQ, volume, tuning, dynamic range, etc. for each individual key!


Please visit Vienna Symphonic Library for more information.