This Collection features 24 string instruments that have been exclusively played “sul tasto”, as opposed to “con sordino” (with mute). This special playing technique is characterized by placing the bow near the fingerboard, resulting in a lack of (even) harmonics and a very soft, breathy timbre, similar to that of a flute playing in pianissimo. The sul tasto articulations include staccato, détaché, sustain, tremolo, tremolo with fast attack, tremolo slow, sforzato, legato, portamento, legato repetitions and spiccato repetitions.
The Synchron Player’s ability to gradually increase the number of players opens all-new possibilities for starting your arrangements “dal niente” (from nothing), or to fade out a note to little more than a bare whisper (“al niente”). By adding the ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna to the relatively dry samples in real-time, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings III perfectly blends with every other product in the Synchron Series, resulting in a beautiful, production-ready sound “out of the box”.
Stunning Realism Through Imperfection
The string players of SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings III were recorded in homogeneous groups, capturing all of the human interactions and slight imperfections of a live performance. Individual microphones for each player allow you to access each voice of the ensemble individually. Making use of the new Synchron Player, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings III offers a wide variety of articulations, organized in the player’s clearly laid out structure, and is therefore easy to navigate and to play.
You may easily switch between any number of musicians of the ensembles in one instance of the Synchron Player, from the principal to single desks to the full ensemble size. What’s more, you can automate the integrated mixer and therefore control the volume of each player separately. Each ensemble instrument has its own Synchron Stage Impulse Response for placement and reverberation, so it’s a breeze to use each Dimension Strings ensemble in one instance of the Synchron Player.
SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings III comes with the free Vienna Synchron Player that incorporates the most powerful sample playback engine on the market. The new “Dimension Tree” structure lets you easily and intuitively access all available articulations as you play. The player comes with a specifically designed convolution reverb derived from Vienna MIR Pro, featuring the outstanding and unique ambience of the 540 m² (5,813 sq.ft.) main hall of Synchron Stage Vienna. The perfectly engineered reverberation and placement presets for each ensemble and even for each musician of the ensembles combine customized impulse responses with expertly crafted reverb settings for a beautifully balanced sound.
- 5 string sections, played “sul tasto”:
- 8 First Violins • 8 Second Violins • 6 Violas • 6 Cellos • 4 Double Basses
- Authentic ensemble sound with direct access to each voice
- Humanize Presets for real-time control of performance accuracy
- Optimized for the free, easy-to-use Vienna Synchron Player
- Individual impulse responses from Synchron Stage Vienna for placement and reverberation of each musician of the ensemble
- Production-ready sound, out of the box
- “Sul tasto” – played near the fingerboard