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  • Synchron Strings play Tchaikovsky - two examples

    https://forum.vsl.co.at/topic/48706/Synchron Strings Free Live Training Invitation To All Forum Members/271665

  • Hi Goran,

    Very, very impressive. Your midi-performances are musical, convincing, and emotional. In addition to the Synchron Strings demos, I listened to just about everything in your Soundcloud portfolio. 

    You, my friend, are extremely talented! Your Lohengrin is breathtaking! I don't know how I missed your performances previously. But I am very glad that I now have the chance to listen to your work. I took your course "Vienna Training Center" and it helped me immensely. Perhaps you could add a course on working with Synchron Strings? I would sign up for it immediately.

    Since you already have DS and Orchestral Strings do you think Synchron Strings would work well layered with one or both of those libraries? Have you considered layering Orchestral Strings with Chamber Strings? Or I suppose that would be silly to buy Chamber Strings when you already have DS?

    I look forward to hearing more of your work. I have many questions for you but will refrain for now.

    Paul


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    Since you already have DS and Orchestral Strings do you think Synchron Strings would work well layered with one or both of those libraries? Have you considered layering Orchestral Strings with Chamber Strings? Or I suppose that would be silly to buy Chamber Strings when you already have DS?



    Yes, definitely so in the case of Dimension Strings. If you are generally interested in the possibilities of layering Synchron Strings with VI Series string instruments, do sign up for a free training on the 26th of May that will (among other things) give an introduction to this subject, based on the 2nd Tchaikovsky example I posted above (which utilizes layering of Synchron Strings and SE Solo Strings).

    DS/Chamber Strings: to me these are two libraries with very distinct qualities and I actually use both, depending on the given purpose. The use of both libraries showcasing their respective qualities and advantages will be a part of an another The Art of VSL course that will deal with VI Series string instruments in all their timeless glory 😊 


  • I am delighted that you will be offering these training courses. Might I suggest also posting something on the VI-Control forum in the "Commerical Announcements" section? There are many on the VI-C forum who are always very tough on VSL products but there are also many loyal VSL users on that forum who could benefit from your training courses.

    Now back to Synchron Strings if you will allow me to ask just one last question. I have had a lot of difficulties learning to use Synchron Strings competently. I love VSL Orchestral Strings and find them to be extremely flexible for almost any musical context. What do you see as the greatest strengths of Synchron Strings and the reason to use them?


  • Hi Goran,

    Thanks for posting these two very fine and masterfully crafted examples. They illustrate brilliantly your excellent skills with the VSL libraries.

    Jos


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    Now back to Synchron Strings if you will allow me to ask just one last question. I have had a lot of difficulties learning to use Synchron Strings competently. I love VSL Orchestral Strings and find them to be extremely flexible for almost any musical context. What do you see as the greatest strengths of Synchron Strings and the reason to use them?



    Synchron Strings have a phenomenal out-of-the box sound of a first-class modern recording venue and some really great vibrato/legato variety patches. So, when you need a great sounding, quick out-of the box string orchestra setup with an immediately appealing spatial quality to it, they are the way to go.

    VSL Orchestral Strings (now in the VI Series) on the other hand require acoustic positioning and, usually, some preliminary equalization by the user (depending on the kind of tone you want to achieve). This makes them more difficult to use on the one hand, but extremely flexible and appropriate for a very wide range of purposes and production "surroundings" on the other hand.

    Orchestral Strings remain a phantastic library (here is a case in point) which I still use all the time, but in my experience it does take a bit more effort and time to master - however, when you do so, it rewards you with a practically ulimited flexibility in terms of both sound direction you want to give it and the performance finesse you can achieve. And let's not forget its vast variety of articulations...


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    @Jos Wylin said:

    Hi Goran,

    Thanks for posting these two very fine and masterfully crafted examples. They illustrate brilliantly your excellent skills with the VSL libraries.

    Jos



    Hi Jos,

    thank you very much, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed these. If you want to take a closer look at Synchron Strings, I would love to see you at the free live training event on the 26th of May.

    Best,

    Goran


  • Signed up and looking forward to the session, Goran. Congratulations on the fine Tchaikovsky examples! I thoroughly enjoyed them! Dave

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    Hi Goran,

    thank you very much, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed these. If you want to take a closer look at Synchron Strings, I would love to see you at the free live training event on the 26th of May.

    Best,

    Goran

    I would love to, but I don't have the Synchron Strings (yet) and won't buy them in the near future, because I'm not yet convinced of their added value and flexibility. Next to that, Saturdays are always very difficult to me: I'm daddy's taxi for my daughter driving her to drama lessons, speech technique and diction, music academy..., you know the situation. But thanks for the nice offer!

    Jos


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    @Acclarion said:

    Signed up and looking forward to the session, Goran. Congratulations on the fine Tchaikovsky examples! I thoroughly enjoyed them!

    Dave


    Thank you Dave! Happy to hear you'll be attending!


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    @Jos Wylin said:

    I would lobve to, but I don't have the Synchron Strings (yet) and won't buy them in the near future, because I'm not yet convinced of their added value and flexibility. Next to that, Saturdays are always very difficult to me: I'm daddy's taxi for my daughter driving her to drama lessons, speech technique and diction, music academy..., you know the situation. But thanks for the nice offer!



    Sure 😊 And thank you for joining the discussion!


  • https://forum.vsl.co.at/topic/48706/Synchron Strings Free Live Training Invitation To All Forum Members/271665

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    SoundCloud mp3 conversion quality really is an annoyance, so I just made original undistorted wave files available for download here.

    If you are attending Synchron Strings live training on Saturday, please download these as we will be discussing them there.


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