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  • Dimension Strings: Amount of RAM needed to load all articulations for a single Violin?

    How much RAM do we need to load all the articulations of a "single" violin in Dimension Strings?

    Since the launch of the new website I dont have access to the manuals anymore. I dont own dimension strings but I am planning to buy it. Before I do however, im trying to calculate the amount of RAM needed to run a chamber orchestra of at least 4 violins, 3 Violas, 2 Cellos and 1 Bass. 

    My system currently has 16 GB RAM. I dont want my RAM to be fully occupied so im currently thinking of buying either the Chamber Strings Bundle or Dimension Strings this week. 

  • Searched thoroughly and I couldnt find any section where they keep the manuals for their products. Do we only get access to those by buying the product? I would like to have a reference to the RAM needed for each articulation,

  • Hi Rolf,

    Vienna Instruments are streamed directly from the hard disk / SSD. The amount of RAM depends on the (variable) settings you have chosen for the sample Preload Size in Vienna Instruments' Directory Manager application. The faster your storage device, the smaller the Preload Size can be.

    Manuals are available from "My VSL". 

    Kind regards,

    /Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
  • Hi RolfMusic, 

    I can send you manuals for any Instruments you´d like to investigate, please contact me at 

    We have around 200 products (with the many single instruments), so we decided to only show the manuals of registered products. 


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL