The Vienna Symphonic Library’s new Vienna Dimension Brass II is the newest addition to its “Dimension” series of ensemble instrument collections and complements the original Vienna Dimension Brass I with muted ensembles and a new Wagner tuba ensemble. Coinciding with a special introductory offer ($495; regularly $595) the Viennese company has reduced the prices of its existing brass libraries by 20-percent during the month of July 2015.
Vienna Dimension Brass II features four brass ensembles of four players each. Apart from the three ensembles (comprising four trumpets, four trombones, and four French horns) that were recorded exclusively with classical “straight mutes,” the Collection includes a new ensemble of four Wagner tubas rarely found in other libraries. These instruments were originally created for Wagner’s 16-hour epic opera cycle “Der Ring des Nibelungen“ and are characterized by a particularly noble and somber sound like that of trombones, but with a less incisive and mellower tone, like that of French horns. As with Vienna Dimension Brass I, the ensembles were recorded in groups using dedicated microphones for each of the four players, resulting in a homogenous sound while still allowing individual access to each voice in order to change its stereo position, sound characteristics and volume.
Vienna Dimension Brass II comes with the free Vienna Instruments player. To make the most of these multi-dimensional samples, the company recommends the use of Vienna Instruments PRO.
Additional “Complementary Discounts” are granted to users who have already registered one of the company’s bundles, including the Brass Bundle, Winds Complete, or the Vienna Super Package. The prices of all existing Vienna Instruments Collections and Single Instruments in the Brass category, as well as the company’s Special Edition Brass Sections, are reduced by 20-percent during the month of July.