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The Vienna Symphonic Library team is proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated new VIENNA INSTRUMENTS Collection APPASSIONATA STRINGS, which is now available from Vienna's worldwide network of distributors and dealers.

Appassionata Strings' large ensembles of 20 violins, 14 violas, 12 cellos and 10 basses integrate perfectly into a variety of musical styles, from pop and rock environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to films, from pure string beds to complete orchestral scores.

The 18GB Appassionata Strings offer various facets of sustains and Legato Performances with different intensities of vibrato as their main focus, but also include articulations such as sul-G-Performances, accented interval notes, spiccatos, staccatos, various Repetition Performances, trills, runs, and much more. They also include Vienna's innovative "out-of-tune-samples" where various players of the ensemble carefully correct their intonation as the tone progresses. Mirroring what actually happens in live orchestral performances, this is a very effective technique for creating heightened realism and expression.

The Appassionata Strings' bass section of 10 instruments consists of 6 five-string and 4 four-string basses, giving the low end a rich and resounding tone.

VIP Offer through March 15th, 2007
Users who have registered one of the following product combinations will automatically receive a Full Library Activation Code upon registering the Standard Library of Appassionata Strings. This means they will get the Appassionata Strings Extended Library for free.

Pricing (Note that US dollar prices increase on February 15th, 2007):
Standard Library: EUR495/US-$595 (US-$645 as of Feb. 15, 2007)
Extended Library: EUR445/US-$535 (US-$575 as of Feb. 15, 2007)
Full Library: EUR940/US-$1,130 (US-$1,220 as of Feb. 15, 2007)

System Requirements

  • PC Intel/AMD 2 GHz (3++ GHz recommended) with Windows XP or Apple G4 1 GHz (G5 or Intel Core Duo processor recommended) with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • 1GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • VST (PC) or AU (Mac) compatible host, also works stand-alone on PC and Mac
  • DVD drive for installation
  • Fast separate hard drive
  • 88 key master keyboard (highly recommended)
  • ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB Protection Device)


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