Checking Out: Synchron Strings Pro by Vienna Symphonic Library – The New King of Strings?

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A big update to Vienna Symphonic Library’s Synchron Flagship instrument, Synchron Strings, comes with a wealth of newly captured articulations as a “Pro” version. With the lovely sample set recorded on the Synchron Stage and vast array of mixing controls thanks to the many microphone options, Synchron Strings Pro has me wondering . . . Is this the new King of Strings?

Pro version contains a wealth of newly captured articulations. With the lovely sample set recorded on the Synchron Stage, this library has me wondering is this is the new King of Strings?

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Checking Out: Synchron Strings Pro by Vienna Symphonic Library – The New King of Strings?

Vienna Symphonic Library synchrony flagship library, Synchron Strings I was a big hit combining wonderful performances from the musicians, detailed engineering, recording technology and all the power in the developers Synchron Player.

 Listening to the official VSL demos for this library has me wondering if this is the new King of Strings?

Big thanks go out to the talented Guy Basco for the continued quality demos for the developer to share the instruments in action as well as the focused Articulation Examples shared for Synchron Strings Pro.

The new Synchron Strings Pro contains a wealth of newly captured articulations including multiple legatos, new lush portamentos and extremely useful agile legatos for rapid passages. And the spiccato and welcome detachés, espressivo samples, ponticello, and added harmonics add new dimensions to the library. Carrying over from the Synchron Strings I release, the library contains the same great short notes samples with standouts like the regular, fortissimo and harsh staccatos, tremolos, trills, and of course pizzicatos.

For Synchron Strings Pro VSL have delivered different attack and release variations for many articulations giving us even more control over the performance.

I have personally been turning to VSL libraries for my own work for the ease of use in getting a great sound right out of the box. Those not familiar with the libraries from the developer should note that all samples for the instruments have been captured on the Synchron Stage which has a “je ne sais quoi” that seems to add an extra depth of life and space to playback.

One thing to note with the release of Synchron Strings Pro is that the library comes in as two versions: a Standard Library and “Full Library”. The great news is that both include all the same great span of articulations with the difference in the 2 being that of included microphone positions.

The Synchron Strings Pro microphone options allow users the versatility to sculpt and create a mix of their own with a huge range of sound from upfront and intimate to very wide including all the character of the stage. The library also comes with a set of Mix Presets which make it easy to jump in and get a great sound right out of the box.

Synchron Strings Pro Microphone Positions

In the video above, I spend time checking out every articulation included in the library, getting a feel for the sound and playability as well as using the library in a mock up to better understand how the string patches balance from section to section as well as from one articulation to the next.

Synchron Strings Pro is available from Vienna Symphonic Library

Facts

Synchron Strings Pro Standard downloads as 48.1 GB and installs as 122.7 GB
and normally sells for €445 from Vienna Symphonic Library

Synchron Strings Pro Standard is on a special intro price of €295 through November 2, 2020.

Synchron Strings Pro Full download as 94.5 GB and installs as 237.8 GB
and normally sells for €740 from Vienna Symphonic Library

Synchron Strings Pro Full is on a special intro price of €520 through November 2, 2020.

Existing owners of Synchron Strings I can take advantage of a special crossgrade price so check your account for details.

Synchron Strings Pro sells for from Vienna Symphonic Library.

 

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