Free Con Sordino Expansion Set
This Bonus Pack with beautifully enigmatic and gentle tutti performances is available for all registered users of Big Bang Orchestra: Andromeda. It includes all the basic articulations, played very softly by the entire orchestra, in the range from pianississimo to mezzopiano. All string and brass ensembles play con sordino (muted), while the woodwind ensemble consists of different instruments to avoid the higher registers that would stand out from the ensemble. It includes two alto flutes, one bass flute, two English horns, one heckelphone, two bass clarinets, one contrabass clarinet, two bassoons and one contrabassoon.
Expansion for VSL's Big Bang Orchestra
The Big Bang Orchestra (BBO) from VSL is a library consisting of an orchestra playing all together, aka "Tutti". The first tier of VSL's Big Bang Orchestra is completely free (and remains so) and contains very basic articulations with limited tonal flexibility. BBO: Andromeda gives you all the articulations of the free Big Bang Orchestra, newly and uniquely recorded with more sonic and expressive flexibility, along with many more articulations that were not included in the free version.
Please note: You do not need to have the free Big Bang Orchestra previously installed to use BBO: Andromeda.
- Massive “tutti” orchestra for super-quick large orchestrations
- More than 7 times bigger (11 GB) than the free Big Bang Orchestra
- Multiple microphone positions, additional close mic positions
- Shorter notes with precise attacks, optimized repetition notes
- Wide variety of long notes, more dynamic articulations
- Removable piccolo
To give you more freedom to modify your overall orchestra sound, the close mic positions of low strings, high strings, woodwinds, horns, trumpets and low brass can be adjusted separately in the integrated mixer of the Synchron Player. For the fortissimo low brass section, you can choose between an aggressive, bold sound and a softer, rounder tone. For more expedient orchestration, you can simply add or remove the high piccolo. Depending on your arrangement, you may choose whether or not to include its penetrating tone commonly used in tutti arrangements.
The short notes of BBO: Andromeda are even shorter than the ones included with the free version, with a very precise attack. This patch also includes optimized repetition notes that deliver extremely authentic results when playing repeated notes quickly. The long notes offer a variety of articulations, including espressivo, soft, sfz and sffz. The sforzatissimo patch reveals the especially awe-inspiring force of a large orchestra when every musician is playing on top of their lungs. The "Dynamics" category includes two different lengths of crescendos. Vienna's new Release Sample Technology adds the correct sound even when the crescendos are played shorter. Special articulations such as tremolos, flutter tongue, minor and major trills as well as half tone glissandos round out the articulations of Big Bang Orchestra: Andromeda.