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  • 7 TUTORIALS: Synchron Prime Edition

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    Hello everybody,

    It's finally here! A light-weight, all-in-one Synchron library, perfect to start your musical adventure, complete your Synchron Collection, or to use on the road: Synchron Prime Edition.

    REMINDER: No key required with iLok Cloud!

    Don't be fooled by the small installation size of less than 70 GB for 42 instruments: This library packs a lot of content, without sacrificing quality.

    You will get the most important instruments and articulations of our flagship Synchron Series.

    The included two mic channels will provide you with all the flexibility you need to shape your symphonic sound (close or mid + RoomMix).

    And best of all: There are attractive upgrade and crossgrade prices available from and to the bigger Synchron libraries!

    Pro Tip: The lowest cross-grade price from Synchron Libraries is just € 95, so make sure you are logged in to check your personal discount price!

    Enjoy!


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Congratulations on the new library.

    I don't imagine you can say right now whether there will be VSL-created Dorico expression maps for this library in the near term. For me that is crucial as to whether I would use this library very much.

    For me, I see Prime as something that might be used in Dorico for initial composition before exporting to Studio One for further work and production. In this case the sound, basic articulations, and hopefully the basic CC work of the instruments would nicely correspond with the Standard instruments I would use in Studio One.

    Again, since this was just released, I understand if you cannot say at this time. It would be great if an answer is available before the introductory offer is over.

    And again, congratulations.


    Hobbyist ... Sy Woods, Brass, Perc I, Str Pro, Elite Str, Duality Str & Sordino, Prime ... Sy-ized Woods, Perc, Solo Str, Ch Str, App Str, Harps, Choir, Dim Brass, Dim Strings ... VE Pro, MIR Pro 3D, Vienna Suite Pro ... Cubase 12, Studio One 6, Dorico 5
  • RM's already posted! For Dorico, Sibelius and even Notion


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
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    @Bill said:

    RM's already posted! For Dorico, Sibelius and even Notion

    I knew where to find maps before under eLicenser MyDownloads, but where do I find these now that I've transitioned to iLok and Vienna Assistant?

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    Answered my question by looking in a rather obvious place...the same place they used to be, under eLicenser MyDownloads.

    Thanks for the heads up, Bill


    Hobbyist ... Sy Woods, Brass, Perc I, Str Pro, Elite Str, Duality Str & Sordino, Prime ... Sy-ized Woods, Perc, Solo Str, Ch Str, App Str, Harps, Choir, Dim Brass, Dim Strings ... VE Pro, MIR Pro 3D, Vienna Suite Pro ... Cubase 12, Studio One 6, Dorico 5
  • Oh yes! Many, many thanks VSL for this natural, sensible and most welcome evolution of the Synchron Orchestral collection.

    Saw it, watched the 2 videos, checked my price (€95 - no-brainer!), bought it, installed it, dipped into it, and I get it; all within a hassle-free hour. Tomorrow's VSL has indeed arrived!

    Yup, as claimed: small footprint in storage, memory and CPU, and straightforward choices for articulations without feeling hindered by absence of certain sophistications. Fewer velocity layers too it seems, but again, that's not an impediment in the spirit of Special Edition/Prime Edition usage.

    Here's hoping this will be another great seller for you, VSL, like SE before it.

    Much admiration from me for your design and production of this amazingly versatile new library in classic VIenna style, and my thanks again to the entire team. Super job!


  • Yep, installed it, too. Right now, I'm adding a new track folder for sketching in my template.

    Congratulations, well done! +1


  • I don't suppose there any way to control the ensemble size of the string players?


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
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    @Bill said:

    I don't suppose there any way to control the ensemble size of the string players?

    I don't believe so. This is one major difference between the Special Editions and Prime. No small sections, no solo strings.


    Hobbyist ... Sy Woods, Brass, Perc I, Str Pro, Elite Str, Duality Str & Sordino, Prime ... Sy-ized Woods, Perc, Solo Str, Ch Str, App Str, Harps, Choir, Dim Brass, Dim Strings ... VE Pro, MIR Pro 3D, Vienna Suite Pro ... Cubase 12, Studio One 6, Dorico 5
  • That's what I figured.

    Since SY Strings Pro and Elite Strings use the same EM in Dorico, I assume Elite would work here just by swapping in the right instrument.

    Are the strings setup to to use VelXF ?


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
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    @Bill said:

    Are the strings setup to to use VelXF ?

    Three versions, as typical lately with VSL.

    VelXF MOD (uses CC1 for all x-fading)

    VelXF sus (uses CC1 for x-fading long notes, velocity for shorts)

    Velocity (uses velocity only for all)


    Hobbyist ... Sy Woods, Brass, Perc I, Str Pro, Elite Str, Duality Str & Sordino, Prime ... Sy-ized Woods, Perc, Solo Str, Ch Str, App Str, Harps, Choir, Dim Brass, Dim Strings ... VE Pro, MIR Pro 3D, Vienna Suite Pro ... Cubase 12, Studio One 6, Dorico 5
  • What is the difference in velocity layers between the full Synchron libraries and the Prime Edition? I already didn't like that they are not listed anymore in the manuals of the newer Synchron packages, but now that the Prime Edition apparently offers reduced versions it is impossible to make an informed purchase decision without this crucial info.


  • This is a great product add from VSL, I think it will be very successful.  One Question....  I own a number of Synchron libraries now...so my cross grade price is only 95 euros. but the question is whether or not I even need to.  I think (not sure) I already own all the related Synchron libraries except for percussion.  Aside from the act that I would get some limited Synchron perc with this, what other advantages would be worth grabbing it?  are the Synchron presets in any way easier to use for simple projects then the full Synchron libs?

    Would I have to have duplicated samples if I get this...since its all basically using a subset of what I already have?


  • I'm pondering the same thing...

    There are instrument presets for Notion, if that's something you ever use. Instant integration.


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
  • Very nice offering. A huge upgrade from SE1's old material I'm thinking. Glad I didn't get SE1, not getting it is like getting half off for this.

    I just picked up the Berlin Inspire 1 + 2 on the NI deal of Kontakt versions for $349 to give a different flavor from the Epic 2.0 and VSO+XP I've been enjoying from you. Synchron Prime would go beyond all of that, with your fancy sheeny tone. So maybe Black Friday deal? If it's $299 at BF I would definitely be in. Nice to have options.

    Oh and BTW VSO+XP does have the humanize feature on the legatos; it's just odd that you have to click the part specifically to see it. I had mistakenly mentioned somewhere that it didn't. Really only thing with VSO+XP is the lack of articulations, for which Synchron Prime looks to have basically everything I'd need at this point. Beyond that we get into orchestration specialist territory. May as well send stuff to a good one in the scenario you have that budget...why reinvent that wheel.

    Although, it looks like Synchron Prime does lack first chairs on the strings. Has solo instruments the rest of the sections though. The Synchron-ized SE1 does offer Solo Violin/Cello as Berlin Inspire 2 has. The solo strings seem to still be on the Synchron-ized level rather than the Synchron level, so maybe solo strings will show up as an upgrade of Synchron Prime someday. What would be an excellent deal would be getting a Synchron Solo Strings and a $99 crossgrade to Prime from that. But I suppose that product doesn't exist yet.


  • For me, 95€ were a no brainer. I own all the Synchron libraries and my template is huge. BUT now I also have a light weight RAM solution with less than 2GB (!) for the whole Prime Edition, all articulations activated and my CPU is happy, too. ;-)
    This is perfect for sketching. Later on, I add the "big boys" for refinement – it's all about workflow.

    Cheers


  • 1. I am wondering, I currently have the Special Editions Complete Synchron libraries, what am I getting with Prime that I do not already have?

    2. Is there no upgrade pricing available for those of us who have the Special Edition libraries? My understanding is that the Special Edition libraries come from the same collections as the Prime library, so I am a bit confused... Considering I paid significantly more for the Special Edition libraries than what Prime costs, this new collection confuses me.

    3. Also, does this Prime Library have vibrato control for solo instruments? In all honesty, this is the only thing I really wish I had in the Special Edition libraries...


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    @Another User said:

    3. Also, does this Prime Library have vibrato control for solo instruments? In all honesty, this is the only thing I really wish I had in the Special Edition libraries...

    Vienna Synchron Player uses a Vibrato XF crossfade continuous control for this. And below it is claimed this is included in Prime Edition.


  • Yes PE has XF Vibrato. For most other "does it have?" queries like this, check out the PE manual in VA. (All VSL manuals are available in VA or on-site, whether or not you own the instrument or software you wish to read up on.)

    What's the attraction of PE? Well, surely that's pretty much along the same lines as SE = "VI Light" (whether Synchronized or not). But PE is distilled from the current Synchron libraries which have their own unique sonic hallmarks. It's now a matter of taste preferences as much if not more than anything else.

    SE/PE of course means lower cost, less sophistication and lighter computer resources.

    For one thing, it's well suited to fast, easy and convenient sketching (some tech-heads might perhaps understand the term "rapid-prototyping" better); i.e. it's handy for a "quick and dirty" approach - although in this case I much prefer the expresssion "slick and flirty", lol.

    But much more than that, in many cases where the music maker is developing a fairly simple work, say perhaps a pop song or a fairly pop-ish hybrid instrumental piece, then PE (or previously SE) might well be just what he or she needs to help in producing a very presentable and attractive finished work.


  • Hi! I have some Synchron libraries and VI libraries that I want to use with eLicenser now (for not to pass through downloading process now, think that I'd better buy the Vienna HD for this purpose) 

    Now I bought Synchron Prime Edition that want to use on the same PC with iLok hardware. Will it be conflicting with eLicenser libraries? I mean Synchron player - is it the same player for iLok and eLicenser? MIR pro, Vienna suite etc - will they all be working at the same time on the same PC? Or it will be convenient to download and install Prime Edition libraries on the other PC or Mac?

    Maybe this question was discussed but I didn't find it, could you direct me to that tread please?

    Thanks! 


  • Viktor, as stated by Paul in various places, E-Licensed and iLok-licensed VSL products cannot be operated together in one computer; it's strictly either/or, per computer. And as far as I know, none of VSL's instrument libraries or players have the option of running under either E-Licenser or iLok; you'll need the version built by VSL specifically for one or the other of these two licensing technologies. Also, it appears that PE and all new VSL products now will be built for iLok only.