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  • Wow! Thank you so much for that! The audio demos are fantastic!

    Best, David


  • Impressive!

    VSL really listened to the criticism of the first library. Many common requests were directly addressed in SyS Pro.

    Paul, a question: Do we need to keep both libraries on the drive? Are the SyS Pro presets using any of the existing SyS I patches? Is there a list of the re-used patches?


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  • Hi Jimmy, 

    Happy to hear that you like it.

    You can use your libraries as you like, those are independent libraries that complement each other very well. As explained in the videos and on the website, a few articulations (some shorts, trills, tremolos, pizzicato...) have been taken from Synchron Strings I, apart from that, it's all new recordings. 

    We have poured everything we have learned from the successful Big Bang Orchestra Series into the recordings of Synchron Strings Pro, with a focus on playability and an economic footprint, while establishing musical possibilities that simply were not available before.

    Synchron Strings I has more dynamic depth in terms of velocities, but it was quite a different recording approach back then. 

    We believe that we are getting closer to the demands of modern composers with this new approach. 

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Congratulations VSL, you listened! This is the Synchron Strings I many were expecting.

    Are the sforzato articulations new recordings?


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    Yes!!!!! (sorry, this yes is not an answer on the question "Are the sforzato articulations new recordings?") 😳


  • Wow. VSL is relentless. Congratulations.

    A question of size: my Synchron Standard Strings I is 291.15 GB (VSL lists it at 255.7 GB). Synchron Strings Pro is reported at 122.7 GB. What accounts for the difference? 

    Also, am I correct that Synchron Strings I's Cantabile and Lyrical still stand apart from Synchron Strings Pro, or do they appear under a different heading in this new library?

    I'll say it again: this is amazing.  


  • Certainly wasn't expecting this beautiful production. Very well done VSL!

    And now my purchasing and construction plans are all back in the pot again!

    I must admit I wasn't looking forward to using the transpose trick to double the size of my entire SyzDimStr library in order to get the big symphonic orchestra sound. Looks very much like I'll soon be saying "budge over, SyzDimStr, make room for your new colleagues in SyStr.Pro".


  • Hi,

    Thanks for all the kind feedback, we're very happy that this library is received so well. 

    @plowman: Yes, those cantabile and lyrical legato are only available with Synchron Strings I. 

    @Macker: Isn't it great how plans are constantly changing? 

    Best, 
    Paul

    EDIT: My mistake, we have implemented the Cantabile Legatos in SY Strings Pro, but we have changed the name, to better fit in the concept: "Cantabile Strong" is now "Molto Vibrato", "Cantabile Light" is the "Regular Vibrato". 


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Hi VSL / Paul,

    Thank You for developing Synchron Strings Pro

    I'm surely buying it, and have decided not to bother installing Synchron Strings I, which I had deleted a long time ago (was not happy with the library).

    I think Synchron Strings Pro will be perfect for my needs, since it has a lot of what Synch.Strings I offered , but greatly improved, and has a lot more new articulations. 

    Now, I'm just trying to decide if I need Synch. Strings Pro Full or Standard version, I know I can purchase Standard first, then upgrade to full version if I feel I need the extra mics.

    Any reason I should just go for the Full version of SSPro instead of Standard right away ? will I get a nicer, fuller sound by combining the mics of the Full version ? or any other detail that the Full version will offer that makes the strings sound better, richer, ... etc ? 

    Thanks,

    Muziksculp 


  • Hi Muziksculp, 

    I think that our upcoming demos and videos will help you with that decision. 

    You cannot go wrong with the Standard Library, and if you hear something that really enchants you about the Full Library Mixes, you know what to do!

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    Hi

    May I ask why you didn't call it Synchron Strings II? Also, from what I understand, there are no more presets with Velocity XF assigned to CC 2 (for old users, like me 😊). Is it correct?

    Congratulations!

    Best, David


  • Hi David, 

    "Synchron Strings Pro" because it really is more than just a second part for Synchron Strings I. 

    Synchron Strings Pro is a fresh approach and also contains some articulations from Synchron Strings I, which makes it an independent product AND and upgrade/crossgrade from Synchron Strings I at the same time. 

    You are correct about CC2, but that should be done with a click. Hope that's OK for you, we're trying to keep the preset list as lean as possible!

    Best,
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    @Paul said:

    Hi Muziksculp, 

    I think that our upcoming demos and videos will help you with that decision. 

    You cannot go wrong with the Standard Library, and if you hear something that really enchants you about the Full Library Mixes, you know what to do!

    Best, 
    Paul

    Hi Paul,

    Thank You for the feedback. 

    OK. I look forward to watching your upcoming demos, and videos to make my decision, and Yes, I can always buy the Standard version first, then upgrade to the Full version if I feel I need the extra mics. 

    Cheers,

    Muziksculp 


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    @Paul said:

    Hi David, 

    "Synchron Strings Pro" because it really is more than just a second part for Synchron Strings I. 

    Synchron Strings Pro is a fresh approach and also contains some articulations from Synchron Strings I, which makes it an independent product AND and upgrade/crossgrade from Synchron Strings I at the same time. 

    You are correct about CC2, but that should be done with a click. Hope that's OK for you, we're trying to keep the preset list as lean as possible!

    Best,
    Paul

    Oh, I see. Thank you Paul!

    Best, David


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    @Paul said:

    Hi David, 

    "Synchron Strings Pro" because it really is more than just a second part for Synchron Strings I. 

    Synchron Strings Pro is a fresh approach and also contains some articulations from Synchron Strings I, which makes it an independent product AND and upgrade/crossgrade from Synchron Strings I at the same time. 

    You are correct about CC2, but that should be done with a click. Hope that's OK for you, we're trying to keep the preset list as lean as possible!

    Best,
    Paul

    Hi Paul, 

    congratulations on this release. This looks and sounds very promising!

    I can understand that you packaged it this way to give new users a self-contained library without the problems of SYS I.

    However, for owners of SYS I who already have a 300GB block on their disk (iwithout using it so far) it would be great if you could release an improved installer for SYS I, that would only install that content (e.g. additional velocity layers) that is not in SYS pro - or even better let the user choose which content of SYS I should be installed. This is particularly important since some of the best content of SYS I (9 velocity layer shorts or the lyrical vibrato that was previously released to improve it) is apparently not part of the "pro" package.. 

    Is this planned?

    Cheers

    Kai


  • Hi Kai, 

    Thanks for your post. 

    No plans to repackage Synchron Strings I so far, but we will be listening to the reactions of our users.
    We also don't want to make this more confusing. 

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    Hi Paul,

    Quick question: will the cross grade price from SS1 still be 145€ after the introductory offer expires?

    I will for sure upgrade, but might need to wait a little.

    Thanks

    Best

    -m

     

     

    @Paul said:

    Hi everyone!

    I’m excited to announce the next generation of sampled string ensembles: Synchron Strings Pro!

    • Many newly recorded articulations, including different kinds of shorts, detachés with flexible release samples - perfectly matching your performance!
    • Longs and legatos with an incredible variety in musical expression plus Vibrato Control with optional soft release and attack sounds.
    • PORTAMENTO :-))))
    • Different dynamics, tremolos, trills, pizzicatos, harmonics, and even a great selection of ponticello articulations!

    INTRO PRICING: 

    Standard Library: 295 € (reg: 445€)
    Full Library: 520 € (reg: 740€)

    CROSSGRADE from Synchron Strings I: 145 € / 250 € (Standard / Full Library)

    Detailed samples, authentic note transitions from real-life performances, variations and flexibility - these strings will perform almost everything that you throw at them 😊

    As always, Synchron Strings Pro was recorded with multiple mic positions and comes with great mixer presets, to give you full flexibility with your string sound.

    Check out the audio demos and videos (more are in the pipeline). 

    Best,
    Paul


  • Again, I admire VSL's ability to pause, listen, and reboot this library.

    I'll just add this one thing: €145 for the owners of the first iteration feels steep. It's certainly the most expensive library update—the way I honestly see it—I've had to consider. If Synchron Strings I had proven practical, Synchron Strings Pro wouldn't have been released. I feel it should be offered for less to those who originally paid for a library that they will not use again, which certainly is my case.

    Keep up the great work


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    I have to agree with that 100%

     

    @9u10m said:

    Again, I admire VSL's ability to pause, listen, and reboot this library.

    I'll just add this one thing: €145 for the owners of the first iteration feels steep. It's certainly the most expensive library update—the way I honestly see it—I've had to consider. If Synchron Strings I had proven practical, Synchron Strings Pro wouldn't have been released. I feel it should be offered for less to those who originally paid for a library that they will not use again, which certainly is my case.

    Keep up the great work