The Vienna Symphonic Library team announces the release of its revamped mixing and host software Vienna Ensemble Pro. Like its predecessor, the new version includes three licenses for setting up a cross-platform multi-computer network. Vienna Ensemble Pro is a cross-platform network solution for studios and production facilities.
Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 comes with major performance improvements and a wealth of new features, such as full retina graphics support, VST plug-in hosting on the Mac, tabbed instances, channel grouping options, VCA folders, an intelligent auto-save function and more.
This mixing and hosting application provides MIDI and audio hosting over LAN with both Macs and PCs, all connected with an Ethernet cable and without the need for extra MIDI and audio interfaces. Vienna Ensemble Pro supports Vienna Instruments as well as all third-party 64-bit and 32-bit VSTi/AU plug-ins and audio signals that can be mixed in stereo and surround (up to 7.1), with full parameter automation. Even when used on a single computer the software scores with innovative features such as “Preserve,” a time-saver when switching from one project to another, letting Vienna Ensemble Pro disconnect from the sequencer and connect to another cue again while keeping all samples and plug-ins loaded.
Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 Instance Context Menu
The company says that Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 has been entirely revamped under the hood, offering major improvements compared to its predecessor in terms of performance and usability.
The new code base is said to result in 70-percent less CPU usage for all internal calculations and 80-percent less CPU usage for graphics. The new version now fully supports retina/HiDPI displays on both Macs and PCs. Improved multi-threading performance allows for faster plug-in scanning and faster connection/disconnection times when switching between projects. Channel organization includes miniature view options and VCA folders that can be customized and individually color-coded. Channels can now be assigned to a group with the option of linking selected channel parameters to the entire group. Freezing/Disabling of channels allows unloading all plug-ins and their allocated memory while keeping data intact. The intelligent auto-save function saves projects at desired intervals, without interrupting a playing session as it only functions when transport is stopped.
The hosting of VST plug-ins on Macs makes projects fully compatible with Windows and vice versa.
Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is available at a special introductory price of $235 that will increase to $285 on September 1, 2016. Existing users of the previous version 4 or 5 may currently purchase the upgrade for $85. The regular upgrade price will go up to $105 starting September 1, 2016. In August 2016 users who purchase the upgrade to Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 together with any two of Vienna’s Single Instruments through August 31, 2016 will receive the lowest priced product included in their order for free.